Gay Hamilton

CEO, GoInnovation

As a business and technology professional with diverse international experience in digital innovation, information technology, and operations, Gay Hamilton works with organizations to help align their technology needs with overall corporate goals.  Using the ability to understand technology’s role in supporting the business allows Gay to work towards reducing costs while increasing stability and security. Key areas of expertise are Cybersecurity, IT solutions, HR for Technology and Custom Development.

IT infrastructure and software applications have become integrated to every company’s day to day life, and this will only continue to increase. As a result, increases of cyberattack and lack of talented in-house IT staff are becoming greater problems. For owners of small and medium sized businesses the need to focus on margins, new markets, and supply chains has never been greater. A dependable, forward thinking technology partner is the perfect solution – it allows the business owner to focus on the vital revenue generating activities while the cyber threats, internet connectivity, and application management are looked after.

How we help

  1. Work life has changed dramatically in the past few years. The move to remote work forces that came about early in 2020 as a response to covid has created the opportunity for hybrid work solutions. And with the change to hybrid comes bigger threats to security and more complicated infrastructure. We put a plan together to ensure cost effective, secure, stable environments.
  2. Historically in an M&A transaction the technology review was done by looking at a spreadsheet of assets, there was not much detail and a great deal of trust was required. It is now possible to have a complete listing downloaded from the network identifying all the hardware and software assets, including the status of age and health of each. By providing an audit of the hardware and software the seller can use it to support the asking price and the buyer is provided with data that helps confirm the purchase price and the risk of a cyber event so that both parties have a clear picture of the level of risk.
  3. Another result of COVID is the transitional nature of the work force. There is a tremendous lack of qualified technical people available, as a result there are plenty of job prospects and opportunities to seek increased income or better fit work environments. Our specialist in HR for Technology can help:
    1. Prepare employees being moved into leadership roles for the first time with training and coaching
    2. Provide assistance with problem employees, determine if the employee needs support and training or needs to seek another opportunity elsewhere
    3. Create a succession plan for technical groups. This encompasses:
      1. creating a hierarchy in IT groups for progression to roles of more responsibility
      2. supporting a group during a time of transition
        1. a company buy out or acquisition
        2. adding a new product line
        3. change in company direction or focus

Gay can be reached by email at hamilton.gay@goinnovation.ca

 

Gay Hamilton