Mr. Stuart Holtby began his technology career in 1986. Back then, Stuart's main focus was helping businesses take advantage of "new" microcomputers. Initially, Stuart started Allstar Tech on modest terms, working out of his father's Chartered Accounting firm. It wasn't until 1989, that Stuart moved Allstar Tech to its own office location. Stuart and his dedicated staff steadily grew the business and in 1996, the company purchased its own office building on Angus Street in Regina where it remains today.
Stuart earned several industry designations from Novell, Microsoft and Citrix. He is a Project Management Professional and TOGAF Certified. In 2006, Stuart earned a Master Business Administration (MBA) from Athabasca University.
Stuart says that it can't be overstated that computer technology has made significant changes since Allstar Tech began over two decades ago. However, even with all the change in technology Stuart's philosophy remains unchanged: focus on earning a place as a trusted adviser for clients. A trusted adviser does the right thing, right. A trusted adviser is not negatively influenced by technology hype or emotionally attached to a particular technology, tool or method. But rather, a trusted adviser focuses on the issues, opportunities and situation then uses a common sense approach to deliver positive outcomes for the client.
From 2005 through to 2013, Stuart assisted SaskPower serving in multiple technology leadership roles most notably as Acting Chief Enterprise Architect. During his engagement he conducted a comprehensive Enterprise Architecture (EA) IT assessment which resulted in the necessary funding to establish an Enterprise Architecture practice. Selected EA framework (TOGAF), built the EA repository. Stuart was instrumental in the selection and implementation of the EA tool set (ARIS Business Architect). Developed an end-to-end methodology to engage the business in the creation of business process models. Created the EA repository (ARIS) including IT inventory and application portfolios.
Stuart helped TWC Financial Corp. during a period of explosive growth to identify, plan and execute solutions to challenges presented by outmoded IT architecture. Stuart directed all aspects of information technology infrastructure and information data stores, including data security, with an annual budget of $1.6 million. Determined long-term, organization-wide information needs and developed overall strategy, budget and operational components to meet goals. The major contributions included revamped outdated IT architecture that was impeding growth. Introduction of new technology advances paid $500,000 in the first year alone through innovation that qualified for a federal tax grant. Generated $400,000 reduction in IT costs and doubled end-user satisfaction from 4 to 8 out of 10 in 14 months by implementing project management methodology and high-touch team culture.
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