Technology and your business

Welcome to my first blog post on the revitalized Web site.  My intention is to use this blog as a place to share a blend of experiences and thoughts from time to time.


Here are a few things about me:

  • I’ve been working in the technology industry full time since 1992, but my experience in IT dates back to running a multi-line BBS as a teenager in the late 80’s.
  • I currently am involved in the leadership of 3 distinct businesses.  CMS Consulting Inc., a professional services firm.  Infrastructure Guardian Inc., a managed services firm and Black Arts Illuminated Inc. which runs the SecTor security conference.
  • Despite being rather fond of gas powered toys (cars, motorcycles, boats, etc), I have spent the last couple of years focused on human powered activity. I completed my first ironman triathlon this year.
  • I’m married to an amazing woman and have two wonderful kids.

I’m expecting to use the blog in the following ways:

  • Share lessons learned from our various projects across industries and across Microsoft technologies.
  • Share the lessons I learn growing my businesses and managing a team of highly talented individuals.
  • Pontificate on the future of IT and emerging technologies.


I hope you enjoy and participate with your commentary.



Brian Bourne
Brian Bourne
Brian Bourne started his career back in 1992 working on large, complex infrastructure for one of the big Canadian banks. Today he provides leadership to 3 separate companies, a professional services firm, CMS Consulting Inc., a managed services firm, Infrastructure Guardian Inc., and what has become the largest security event in Canada, the Security Education Conference in Toronto (SecTor), operated by Black Arts Illuminated Inc. Brian is also the co-founder and sits on the current executive of TASK, a Toronto based security user group with over 3100 members. When he’s not working or triathlon training, he’s spending time with his amazingly supportive wife and kids or wrenching in the garage.

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