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2017

Recent wins:

Toronto Market - EMERION is pleased to announce the award of several SAP contracts in Toronto for a global manufacturing company. We have secured Functional, Business Analyst and Technical roles crossing various aspects of the SAP suite – including but not limited to O2C, B2R, H2R, PI, BW, ABAP, etc. As a preferred vendor we are pleased to expand our SAP footprint with a strong private sector contract.


National Defence Canada (DND) - EMERION was selected to provide senior consulting services in the Project Management and Change Management discipline to lead key initiatives linked to the GCDOCS implementation at DND.  These strategic roles, reporting to the ADM/IM group within DND will coordinate and liaise between key stakeholders, business and IT teams and Shared Services Canada for these high visible projects.


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) - EMERION was awarded a contract to supply Microsoft (MS) Dynamics CRM services to the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  This multi-year Supply Arrangement will call upon the various roles required throughout a project lifecycle that include, but are not limited to Application/Software Architects, Programmer/Analysts (Team Lead to intermediate), Business Analysts, Database /IM Modellers, Business Transformation Architects, and Courseware Developers.  This requirement is to support numerous applications and business clients working within the MS Dynamic space.


Canadian Heritage (PCH) - EMERION was awarded a contract with Canadian Heritage (PCH) to provide consulting services to support the implementation of the GCDOCS / OpenText Content Server Electronic Document Management solution across the Department. The EMERION Team, composed of a Project Manager, Information Architects, Technical Architects, Business Analysts and Courseware developers, will work in close collaboration with the PCH IM and IT divisions in the solution design and roll-out, as well as the integration with other corporate systems.


Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) – EMERION was successful in securing a contract to provide senior resources in the Information Management (IM) space. The senior IM Architect and Business Analyst will be mandated to work within IRB’s IM strategy to develop a Departmental File Plan and Corporate Repository. Our resources will play a key role providing guidance and expertise in achieving compliance with the Government of Canada’s IM strategies and directives, including the Record Keeping Directive (GCDOCS) and the GC Directive on Open Government.


Global Affairs Canada (GAC) – EMERION was successful in securing a multi-year supply arrangement to provide Business Analysts, Programmer Analysts (Business Intelligence and ETL), and Technical Architects to support the organizations Business Intelligence program. Our consultants will lend their expertise to help Global Affairs Canada achieve its mission to amalgamate multiple platforms onto one corporate platform with the emphasis for the upcoming years to build and provide a new and robust BI platform.


Parks Canada – EMERION was recently awarded a strategic contract for a very key role at Parks Canada in relation to one of its most visible and strategic initiatives, the Infrastructure Assessment and Renewal Initiative.  EMERION is supporting the Technology Architect whose main responsibility is to assess the current infrastructure landscape, identify gaps and potential issues while recommending solutions consistent with current and future SSC guidelines. This will allow Parks Canada to establish a strategic roadmap for the future.


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New Hire: Sandra Maat

EMERION is pleased to announce the hiring of Sandra Maat in the role of Administration Officer. Sandra is a bilingual Contract Administrator / Security Clearance Officer having worked in the IT consulting field for over ten years.  Her experience is diverse, having provided expertise in the areas of contract administration, business development support, client and consultant liaison and security clearances. Her in-depth knowledge of the industry will enable her to provide immediate value to our growing company. Welcome Sandra! 

New Hire: Samantha Tremblay

EMERION is pleased to announce the hiring of Samantha Tremblay in the role of Receptionist / Administrative. She is fluently bilingual and comes to us with over 2 years of administrative experience. Samantha brings with her extensive experience in the client services industry and will be a definite asset to provide a warm welcome to consultants and clients visiting EMERION and providing overall support to the office.

New Hire: Graeme Fraser

Graeme has joined EMERION in the role of Senior Recruiter.  With over 15 years of experience in technical recruiting working for companies in the National Capital Region that primarily service the Federal Government, Graeme brings a wealth of experience to the role.  Graeme has focused almost exclusively on technical recruiting over his career and applies his calm demeanor and excellent communication skills in navigating the challenges and opportunities of government solicitations. 

New Hire: Chelsea Grohs

EMERION is pleased to announce the hiring of Chelsea Grohs in the role of Proposal Coordinator.  Chelsea brings extensive writing experience to the role as a result of her working and educational experience.  After adding a post-graduate in English to an already impressive undergraduate degree in which she was a multiple award recipient, she moved straight into proposal writing for the staffing industry and has gained exceptional experience in a very short period of time.  Chelsea’s experience in customer-facing service roles and her immersion in technology staffing will serve her well as she applies her talents to supporting the growth of EMERION.

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Red Cross Spring Floods Appeal campaign

Canadian Red | Cross Croix-Rouge CanadienneEMERION has made a donation to the Red Cross Spring Floods Appeal campaign, in light of the recent flooding crisis affecting our neighbours.

Donations to the Red Cross will support ongoing immediate relief efforts for those thousands forced from their homes, as well as help for individuals, families and entire communities as needs arise over time and people recover from this disaster.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those experiencing loss, grief and fear at this time and in months to come.


SUMMER SOCIAL: COCKTAILS & CANAPÉS

In June our valued consultants descended on the Sens House in Ottawa’s Byward Market for EMERION’s annual summer cocktail party. The event was well attended by all including this year’s shy sun making a rare appearance. The objective was purely social and it served as a fantastic means to kick back and mingle amongst fellow colleagues. Thank you all for attending!

2016

Recent wins:

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) – EMERION was selected as the supplier for a multi-year supply arrangement, to provide Senior Information Architects to support ISED’s GCDocs initiative with the Information Architecture services and implementation support group.  These services will help move ISED to a common, shared platform for all facets of Information Services and Technology.  This will result in reduced development and support costs and an increase in the Department's capacity to manage, share and protect information.


Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) – EMERION was awarded a contract to provide a team of senior BI Developers to the CBSA Analytics and BI Development group. This is a 2-year contract that will see our highly skilled resources providing their expertise to the Agency’s mission critical data management border security responsibilities.


Justice Canada – EMERION is pleased to announce the award of a Tier 1 contract with the Department of Justice Canada for Senior ERP System Analysts skilled with MS Dynamics CRM to join the Legal Case Management System already in place at Justice Canada.  This contract is for multiple years with the ability to add resources and to further grow our team of MS Dynamics resources contributing to this high priority project.


Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) – EMERION was awarded a multi-year supply arrangement to provide Project Managers overseeing Information Technology projects for ISED’s business clients. Our Project Managers manage medium to large scale, complex, multi-team, multi-platform IT systems development projects and/or infrastructure design and implementation projects across the ISED CIO. 


Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) – EMERION was awarded a contract to provide the services of 6 senior level management consultants to the CIO/VP and supporting team at CBSA. Through this contract, EMERION will be responsible for providing key resources (Project Executives, Business Transformation Architects, and Change Management experts) to assist the agency in a number of critical transformation initiatives. This contract solidifies EMERION’s continued commitment to assisting CBSA in their goal of service excellence in ensuring Canada’s security and prosperity.

 

Justice Canada – The Department of Justice Canada has awarded a Tier 1 contract to EMERION for Senior Business Analyst’s skilled with SharePoint and MS Dynamics CRM and Quality Assurance Analyst’s also skilled with SharePoint and quality assurance/testing to provide SharePoint and CRM Dynamics Integration assistance at Justice Canada.  This contract is for multiple years with the ability to add resources in each category and to further grow our team of established MS Dynamics resources and build upon our presence in the SharePoint space.


Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) – OSFI has awarded a 3-year contract to EMERION to provide the services of multiple Programmer Software Developers with .NET, Visual Studios and SharePoint experience to assist the Application Management department and Production Services Support team with a number of projects.


Shared Services Canada (SSC) – EMERION was successful in securing a multi-year supply arrangement with Shared Services Canada to provide Technical Architects for support of their partner’s applications and projects both current and upcoming. Our consultants will lend their expertise to help SSC deliver on their commitment to external partners and to meet and maintain their daily and future business requirements and Service Level Agreements.


Canada Border Services Agency – Tier 2 - EMERION was awarded a Tier 2 contract for the CBSA eManifest project, a Major Crown and large scale Business Transformation initiative designed modernise and improve cross-border commercial processes. Through this contract, EMERION will be responsible for providing a team of experts to ensure Project Leadership (Project Executives and Project Managers), Information and Technology Architecture, and Change Management services along with supplemental IM/IT services in over 18 TBIPS categories.


Health Canada Omnibus - Tier 2 – Application Development Stream - EMERION was granted a five year contract by Health Canada (HC) and Public Health Agency (PHAC) to be a supplier of choice under their Capacity-on-Demand Informatics Professional Services Omnibus Supply Arrangement for its Application Development stream.  HC and PHAC have a requirement for Capacity-on-Demand Informatics Professional Services to support its IM/IT applications, tools and infrastructure in order to facilitate the delivery of its regulatory and policy mandate including, but not limited to, IM/IT support for projects and program initiatives that relate to strategic outcomes and program activities and initiatives. This is a very notable achievement that greatly enhances EMERION’s business profile and overall corporate objectives.


Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Tier 2 – EMERION was awarded a 3-year Tier 2 contract to provide a team of System Analysts and Programmer Software Developers to assist with the technical and development activities associated with the software development, data profiling and data migration of the Online Transaction Process Project. The RCMP reassessed their criminal justice operating model and identified a number of opportunities for business transformation and program renewal. The Criminal Justice Information Modernization (CJIM) Project has been created to facilitate the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) Program Renewal activities and automate the national criminal record history information system by building on the significant gains achieved by the Real Time Identification (RTID) Project. The EMERION team will assist CJIM in addressing several key Program Renewal priorities including standardization and automation.


Canadian Heritage - EMERION was awarded an SBIPs (Solution Based – Fix Price) contract to provide expertise on the Young Canada Works Program System Renewal project. The mandate of this initiative is to enhance and re-platform their existing application solution that supports the matching of Canadian University students and post graduates with potential employers for summertime and internship opportunities. This Grants and Contribution solution is one of the Canadian Government’s commitment to youth employment and development.


Private Sector (Preferred Supplier Status) - As proof of the ability to provide value-added resources on demand, EMERION was successful in being added as a preferred supplier of IT Professional Services to a private sector organization that serves the needs of all Canadians.  EMERION will provide resources across a wide variety of roles, such as Project Managers, Business Analysts, Application Architects, ERP consultants, Document Management specialists, Programmer/Analysts, etc. to support the many different IT initiatives that will help this organization continue to bring about a transformative and financially beneficial change in its service offerings.

 

Health Canada Omnibus - Tier 2 – IM/Data Stream - EMERION was recently selected by Health Canada (HC) and Public Health Agency (PHAC) to be a supplier of choice under their Capacity-on-Demand Informatics Professional Services Omnibus Supply Arrangement for its IM/Data stream.  HC and PHAC have a requirement for Capacity-on-Demand Informatics Professional Services to support its IM/IT applications, tools and infrastructure in order to facilitate the delivery of its regulatory and policy mandate including, but not limited to, IM/IT support for projects and program initiatives that relate to strategic outcomes and program activities and initiatives. This contract is expected to be up to five years in length. This is a very notable achievement that greatly enhances EMERION’s business profile and overall corporate objectives.


Canadian Intellectual Property (CIPO) / Industry Canada - EMERION was successful in securing two multi-year supply arrangements to provide both Business Analysts and Business Systems Analysts in support of their IT Modernization (ITM Program). Our consultants will lend their expertise to help CIPO achieve its mission to deliver a modern digital environment that supports their efficient delivery of high quality IP projects and services response to their clients’ needs.


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New Hire: Barbara Wendt

Barbara Wendt - EMERION is proud to announce the hiring of Barbara Wendt in the role of proposal coordinator. With over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Barbara will be lending her skills as a proposal writer to contribute to the success of our clients. Barbara brings to the role a strong and varied business background having produced written proposals for staffing solutions, products and services across various sectors. She has worked in business development for in excess of 25 years and is looking forward to contributing to the EMERION team.

New Hire: Sharyl Chase-Evely

EMERION is proud to announce the hiring of Sharyl Chase-Evely in the role of Proposal Coordinator. With over 20 years of experience in the areas of proposal management, business development and recruitment, Sharyl will be lending her skills as a proposal writer to contribute to the success of our clients. Sharyl brings to the role a strong and varied business background, having managed and produced written proposals for systems integrators, staffing solutions, products and services across various sectors.

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EMERION Annual Holiday Season Event

EMERION held its annual Holiday Season Cocktail Event at Restaurant E18teen, our Byward Market neighbour. The guests of honour were our valued consultants, a pleasant mix of old friends and new faces. We toasted the festive season over signature cocktails and savoury canapés and anticipated the arrival of Santa, armed with drones, wireless headphones, culinary experiences and week-end getaways. The evening also included a message from the Partners expressing their sincere gratitude to the consultants for their efforts in realizing yet another strong year and to extend holiday wishes to them and their families.

EMERION Summer Social

GAs we traded sun for snow, EMERION held another get-together to show our continued appreciation for our consultant community. In a more casual atmosphere, we mingled over cool drinks and pub fare. The outdoor patio brought the sun to center stage – a taste of the long-awaited summer to come. Thank you for all attending!

2015

EMERION Continues to Grow:

Branham's list - EMERION climbs the Branham List!   In April of 2015 the annual Branham300 list was released.  The Branham list ranks companies in the IT industry in a variety of categories.  In the category of Top 250 Canadian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Companies, EMERION was ranked #104, which was an improvement of 17 spots from its 2014 ranking of #121.  The jump in the rankings came as the result of a 16% growth in Revenue, as compared to the average Top 250 rate of 6.8%.  The team at EMERION is very proud of this accomplishment and is hoping to crack the top 100 the next time the rankings are released.

EMERION continues to achieve double-digit annual revenue growth while most recently pushing its Ottawa Operation beyond the 250 headcount threshold. We have built a business that prides itself on its track record in continuously delivering both innovative and quality solutions that have allowed us to foster long-term business relationships with our Clients, Consultants and Partners.

EMERION Facility Expansion:

With EMERION's success, the organization is expanding its office facility in the Ottawa Byward Market. Effective August 2015 EMERION will be taking over an additional floor in the building and integrating with the current space we presently occupy. This will enable us to accommodate Client, Consultant and Partner meetings as well as the expansion of our overall team. We will welcome the additional space.

New Hire: Bryan Reid

Bryan Reid recently joined the EMERION sales team with over 17 years’ of sales experience. Bryan brings a sound understanding of business and IM/IT while embracing a professional consultative approach to working to solve both his Client’s business and technical needs. Bryan is known for his excellent business relationships with both Clients and Consultants within the Ottawa marketplace. EMERION is pleased to have Bryan join us in taking the firm to another level of growth.

New Hire: David Ward

David Ward joined EMERION in July 2015. David brings a wealth of recruiting knowledge from both the private and public sectors. A naturally gifted communicator, David understands the importance of transparency when dealing with new and existing candidates and performs his due diligence when working with both the sales and proposal delivery teams. He is a dedicated goal oriented professional who has a strong understanding of the business and IM/IT marketplace within the National Capital Region. David is a valuable addition to our recruiting team.

New Hire: Tara Poole

Tara Poole joined EMERION in April 2015. Tara comes to EMERION with over 10 years of professional IT recruiting experience embracing both traditional and non-traditional (social media) methods of identifying and securing IT professionals. With experience in recruiting for both the private and public sector, Tara is highly motivated, ambitious and results-oriented. We are pleased to have Tara join the team as a Senior Recruiter and we know she will make a strong contribution to EMERION.

New Hire: Carl Robillard

Carl Robillard recently joined the EMERION sales team with over 18 years’ experience in the IM/IT space. Embracing a professional consultative approach to providing business and IM/IT solutions, Carl has fostered excellent business relationships with both Clients and Consultants. With his sound track record and Client’s respect within the Ottawa marketplace, EMERION is pleased to have Carl join us in taking the firm to another level.

Recent Wins:

Shared Services Canada - Tier 2 – Network Operating System Support – EMERION was awarded a Tier 2 contract to provide a large team of senior networking experts to support the ongoing operations of the GoC's largest computer networks within SSC.  This is the second time that EMERION has secured this contract which demonstrates the ability to maintain resource stability while delivering service excellence.  These resources are critical to keeping key networks within SSC available to the many client departments that rely on shared network services.

Canadian Heritage - GCDOCS Implementation – In keeping with a Competency Centre focus on Information Management (IM), EMERION was selected by means of a competitive RFP to provide a team of specialized resources to undertake the implementation of GCDOCS for Canadian Heritage.  This will be one of the first instances in which the centralized GCDOCS solution, to be hosted/supported by PWGSC and SSC, will be used to implement GCDOCS for operational needs and will serve as a benchmark for other departments that will be implementing the “GCDOCS Golden Configuration”.    

Justice Canada - MS Dynamics CRM for Case Management – In January of this year EMERION was awarded a Tier 1 contract to provide a team of subject matter experts to support the design, configuration and implementation of a large case management solution based on MS Dynamics CRM.  The project is intended to be a multi-year undertaking for one of the most important MS CRM implementations likely to take place in the government and will also serve as a pathfinder project from which many other initiatives will be spawned. 

Natural Resources Canada - A project team from EMERION assisted NRCan in the completion of the first Government of Canada department-wide design and implementation of GCDOCS. With over 4200 users who are spread across the country in over 40 locations, the implementation was a core business transformational project within the department to support the organization in better delivering of its mandate.

Preferred Supplier Status: 

Private Sector Client – As proof of the ability to provide value-added resources on demand, EMERION was successful in being added as a preferred supplier of IT resources to a private sector organization that serves the needs of all Canadians.  EMERION will provide resources across a wide variety of roles in support of many different IT initiatives that will help this organization continue to bring about a transformative and financially beneficial change in its service offerings. 

Competency Centre Achievements: 

Agile/SCRUM Training Development and Delivery – After a very successful initiative where EMERION resources developed and delivered customized Agile/SCRUM training, EMERION capitalized on the expertise to provide this training to other organizations looking to embrace the Agile development methodology. All training was delivered on-site with on-going coaching to specific staff members.

Business Intelligence Solutions – In February and again in March of 2015, EMERION won contracts at government departments for the definition, development and implementation of business intelligence solutions to support timely and effective decision-making.  A variety of roles such as Data Architects, ETL Specialists, Business Analysts, and Programmer/Analysts are currently active and will be required under these multi-year contracts. 

EMERION Summer Social

A toast to summer! Enjoying the sun and sights on the patio of the Real Sports Bar in the Ottawa Byward Market, a cheerful crowd gathered to hang out for a few hours and catch up from the long winter behind us.  We sipped cool drinks and enjoyed delicious pub fare while sharing plans for the greatly anticipated summer ahead.  EMERION enjoys these occasions to say thank you to our valued Consultants.

EMERION Staff Appreciation Night

On a gorgeous summer night the EMERION office staff attended the National Capital Region ‘Sound of Light Fireworks’ show. The night was magical!  The museum’s incredible infrastructure and great location overlooking the majestic parliament buildings and beautiful Ottawa River created a backdrop for the pyro musical event that was truly breathtaking.  A sincere thank you to our staff who truly represent the best in the industry and are a dream to work with.

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2014

EMERION Annual Holiday Season Event

True to tradition, EMERION held its holiday season event at The Empire Grill in the lively Byward Market.  Consultants and EMERION staff alike look forward to this annual celebration, as demonstrated by the record high attendance.  As we mingled with colleagues, both new and old, sampled gourmet canapés and festive cocktails, and cheered in the closing of another great year, a truly enjoyable evening was had by all.  The Partners took a moment to express their sincere gratitude to our Consultants for yet another successful year and to extend holiday wishes to them and their families.  Lucky winners took home fabulous door prizes, including donations to their ‘Charities of Choice’ – always a crowd favourite.  Wishing all a happy and prosperous 2015!

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EMERION SUMMER SOCIAL

Here comes the sun! Filling the patio and upper floor of the Real Sports Bar in the Byward Market, a lively crowd of EMERION consultants came together to celebrate the start of summer. The event was casual as we sipped on summer cocktails and enjoyed the delicious pub fare. These events are always such a success given the calibre of consultants at EMERION so the gorgeous sun that peered into the room only added to the wonderful evening. With the EMERION logo proudly displayed on screens everywhere, our enthusiasm was a definite match for the World Cup Soccer event. Thank you all for attending!

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Recent Wins:

Transport Canada - EMERION was successful in securing a multi-year, multi-resource supply arrangement against extensive competition to provide Business Analysts in support of numerous IM/IT projects within various Transport Canada programs.

Industry Canada - EMERION was successful in securing two multi-year supply arrangements to provide Project Managers and Business Analysts in support of CIO initiatives, including CIPO as a business line, within Industry Canada. These supply arrangements both have a term of up to five years and provide a solid foundation from which to serve the needs of Industry Canada.

Department of Fisheries & Oceans - EMERION was successful in securing a multi-year supply arrangement to provide Project Managers in support of key IM/IT initiatives within DFO’s Chief Information Office directorate. The current focus of the supply arrangement is to support DFO’s responsibilities as it relates to some of the key government-wide IT initiatives being sponsored by Shared Services Canada.

Canadian Union of Public Employees - EMERION was selected by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to complete an organization-wide fixed price implementation of an Information Management (IM) Program and Electronic Document Records Management Systems (EDRMS). The project will see the resulting IM Program and EDRMS system deployed to all their staff across Canada over the course of the next 12-18 months. The project will utilize a business transformation approach that is founded on effective stakeholder engagement management. CUPE is expected to realize many benefits such that CUPE will be more progressive in managing its information assets in order to advance the work of the union. This will be achieved by providing quality, secure information which is available anytime, anywhere, on any device to enable staff to support a diverse membership and achieve both the strategic and operational objectives of the organization.

Lafarge - EMERION has been working with Lafarge Cement for the past 10 years. Most recently we just re-signed a new Master Supply Arrangement which includes the provision of consulting services to support their worldwide organization. Lafarge has been a valued client in the Private Sector and has been in the news recently due to their intended merger with Holcim Ltd. This merger is expected to generate new business opportunities to address the integration of their enterprise business systems. In re-signing with Lafarge Cement we continue to maintain an ever-growing list of clients in the Private Sector that support our business objective of market diversification and the ability to offer consultants the chance to work with industry world leaders.

The Privy Council Office - EMERION was selected by The Privy Council Office (PCO) to provide the services of a Project Team of Information and Records Management Specialists to conduct an analysis to identify Information Resources of Business Value (IRBVs), and to develop recordkeeping procedures (including digitization procedures) for both IRBVs and transitory records.

The Recordkeeping procedures for PCO common business activities were designed to establish a “single authoritative source” for Information Resources of Business Value (IRBVs).

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TBIPS Success

EMERION was successful in the recent refresh on TBIPS. This time around we applied to qualify in all Regions across Canada for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels. EMERION continues to be a major supplier to the Federal Government and as we grow this will provide us with full coverage for bidding on RFPs and servicing clients across the country. The Federal Government is moving forward with many large and key initiatives that will generate ongoing opportunities for IT consultants and it is our intent to use supply arrangements such as TBIPS to meet their many needs.

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TBIPS Success – Joint Venture

In the past 12 months EMERION signed a strategic Joint Venture agreement with one of the largest national staffing firms in Canada.

Most recently EMERION received confirmation that we were successful in securing a Joint Venture TBIPS contract vehicle with the Federal Government to qualify in all Regions across Canada at both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels.

We see this as an excellent means to maintain growth within the company and to have the depth and breadth in pursuing and securing large contract opportunities.

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Mr. Garry Dunbar – Executive Director

EMERION is pleased to announce that Garry Dunbar has joined the firm in the capacity of Executive Director. The purpose of the role is to bring an additional sense of focus and structure to the ongoing development of EMERION’s service offerings. Garry’s role will include collaborating with Senior Management, enhancing and executing on the further development of our Competency Centers (CCs) and providing strategic Delivery Oversight with his team on select projects. Garry joins EMERION with over 25 years experience in the industry where he has held senior management positions in both the private and public sector. Within the private sector he successfully built IM/IT practices, fostered sound business relationships with partners, clients and consultants and set strategic direction. Most recently he was acting CTO within the Federal Government whereby he worked directly and indirectly on numerous files that represent the Government’s current and future IM/IT strategic direction. We look forward to Garry’s insight, wisdom and hands-on capacity he’ll bring to EMERION in support of our ongoing quest to continue to enhance our services and extend our excellent reputation within the industry.

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Mr. Howard Nadler – Director Corporate Finance and Administration

EMERION is pleased to announce that Howard Nadler has joined the firm in the capacity of Director Corporate Finance and Administration. The purpose of the role is to bring focused attention and experience to our financial, administrative, and human resource functions during the continued growth of EMERION. Howard has many years of management and leadership experience both in the public and private sector. He has led local consulting and software companies for the last 20 years and helped them grow both in Ottawa and around the world. We look forward to benefiting from the knowledge and industry experience that Howard brings to EMERION as we continue to grow our company.

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New Hire: Lesley Latham

EMERION is proud to announce the hiring of Ms. Lesley Latham. Lesley is a results-oriented, high-energy Recruiting Professional who brings with her 10+ years of experience as a Recruiter for both the private and public sector. Lesley understands IM/IT and the intrinsic details as they relate to technology, methodologies and expected responsibilities that define IM/IT roles within our industry. Both her network and astute knowledge of recruiting techniques using the latest in social media tools provide her with the overall background that produces results within tight timeframes. We are extremely pleased to have Lesley join EMERION in a senior capacity.

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2013

EMERION ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON EVENT

EMERION held its annual holiday season event at The Empire Grill in the bustling Byward Market. To kick off the festivities a presentation was given by the senior Partners highlighting EMERION’s significant growth during the year and to thank the consultants for their contributions to that success. This event, always so well attended, is a wonderful way to re-connect with fellow colleagues, sample delicious canapés, reflect on the past and look forward to the new, all in the spirit of the holiday season.

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New Hire: Martha Younie

EMERION is proud to announce the hiring of Ms. Martha Younie. As Proposal Coordinator, Martha will be lending her expertise in the area of technical writing for RFP submissions. Martha brings to the role a strong and varied writing background having produced written materials in a multitude of sectors including private, academic, government, and not-for-profit. Prior to her arrival in Ottawa, Martha lived and studied in Prince Edward Island, graduating from UPEI with a Bachelor’s Degree in English literature. Martha will be a strong contribution to the Proposal Delivery Team.

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SECURITY CLEARANCE – TOP SECRET FACILITY CLEARANCE

EMERION is pleased to announce that we have recently been issued a Government of Canada (GoC) facility clearance to the level of Top Secret. This aligns extremely well with our strong offerings in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Information Management (IM) and Privacy and Security domains. Possessing a Top Secret facility clearance, combined with our existing Document Safeguarding and Controlled Goods certifications broadens EMERION’s client base servicing the GoC at large.

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SUMMER SOCIAL: COCKTAILS & CANAPÉS

In June over 150 consultants descended on the Métropolitan Restaurant for EMERION’s summer cocktail party. The event was well attended by all with the setting, cocktails and canapés adding to the overall experience. The objective was purely social and it served as a fantastic means to kick back and mingle amongst fellow colleagues Thank you all for attending!

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New Hire: Pauline Weir

EMERION is proud to announce the hiring of Ms. Pauline Weir. Pauline brings with her sound experience as a Recruiter with experience working for a large IT consulting firm here in Ottawa. Her area of focus has been addressing requirements for both private sector and federal government clients. Prior to that Pauline spent several years working in parts of Europe where she helped coordinate special events, applied her artistic talents to marketing initiatives, and served in a number of customer service roles. We welcome her to EMERION and look forward to her positive outlook.

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SBIPS Success

EMERION is pleased to announce that it was successful in its recent SBIPS refresh to qualify across a wider range of SBIPS streams and tiers. In addition to the IM/BI stream EMERION has now added the following streams under Tier 1:

  • Business Transformation
  • ERP/CRM
  • System Integration

EMERION also benefited from projects completed within the IM/BI realm in order to qualify under the Tier 2 stream. The recent successes in qualifying additional streams on the SBIPS vehicle demonstrates EMERION’s commitment to project based services and focused business practices.

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2012 RESULTS: SIGNIFICANT REVENUE GROWTH

Fiscal year 2012 was another successful business period for EMERION as we once again benefited from double digit growth. We attributed the success in growth to a number of factors including strong client relations, success within our practice areas including Information Management & Record Keeping, Identity Management, Mobile, GIS and Data Analytics and the hiring of seasoned personnel to complement our management team. Fiscal year 2013 is already off to a very solid start whereby Q1 (Jan-Mar) results are ahead of forecast thus trending with confidence on our 2013 annual target of + 25 million.

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IM SUCCESS: IM/GCDOCS AT PPP

EMERION was chosen as the desired vendor for project approach and all IM specific services for Public-Private Partnership Canada (PPP Canada) after acceptance of a Vision and Scope document for an EDRMS implementation.

As GCDocs (along with other complementary software) met the Crown Corporation's detailed requirements for electronic document and records management, EMERION's approach set out the steps for a successful project.

EMERION provided all professional services during the engagement, including strategic advice, a client engagement strategy, project management, development of an Information Management Framework, readiness assessment and site preparation / configuration, implementation and testing. In addition, success metrics were measured throughout the project, including culture assessment, capacity for change, communications, education, and deployment acceptance.

As a result of the success with the PPP Canada deployment, the technology is being extended to all external stakeholders as a GCDocs - Platform as a Service, within a Secure Enterprise Architecture.

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RECENT WIN: HERITAGE CANADA IM/RM

Canadian Heritage (PCH) awarded EMERION a multi-year contract to assist with the analysis of its information holdings and the development of strategies, approaches, processes, supporting tools and change management services for the on-going management of departmental information to comply with the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Directive on Recordkeeping.

As background, in 2009, The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) introduced the Recordkeeping Directive as a measure to institute good management of documents and records. This Directive was developed in support of the Federal Accountability Act introduced in 2006, and requires that all Federal Government Departments to be compliant with this Directive by 2015.

In order to comply with this Directive, and also to align with the latest suite of electronic services issued by Library and Archives Canada, PCH identified a requirement to further advance its Information Management (IM) practices and associated tools. EMERION was selected as the result of a competitive procurement process that evaluated organizations based on capabilities and quality of IM resources.

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SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION: FIMS AT DFO

We are pleased to report the successful implementation of a Federated Identity Management System (FIMS) for The Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The integration of FIMS is based on a fully localized system, full integration with Government of Canada credential providers (GCKey and Sign-in Partners), complete with single sign-on capabilities, management and delegation support as well as a client registration service. EMERION continues to provide support for further enhancements to this FIMS system.

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NEW HIRE: JACQUELINE LAVOIE

EMERION is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Jacqueline Lavoie. Jacqueline has joined the EMERION team in the role of Proposal Coordinator. Meticulous and detail-oriented, Jacqueline brings with her a writing approach that has been proven successful through her efforts in winning multi million dollars proposal in the IM/IT sector. Jacqueline’s dedication to the role and proven knowledge of IM/IT will be a valued contribution to EMERION’s continued growth.

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RECENT WIN: CARM AND SAP AT CBSA

EMERION is pleased to announce their recent success in securing a number of contracts with CBSA related to the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) initiative. CARM is a multi-year, multi-phase business transformation and IT renewal program aim at improving CBSA’s ability to deliver services to commercial clients.

EMERION’s scope of work includes Revenue Management and e-Services business consulting, as well as functional and technical ERP consulting services to support the implementation of the SAP Public Sector Collections and Disbursement (PSCD) industry solution.

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2012

EMERION ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON EVENT

In keeping with EMERION tradition, a holiday season event was held at the Byward Market’s Empire Grill. The guests of honour were our valued consultants and colleagues who directly contributed to EMERION’s significant growth over the past year. With the snow falling lightly outside, plenty of decadent food and drink to warm our insides, and festive music in the air, the room was filled to capacity with people eager to meet old and new acquaintances and share in the holiday cheer. In his usual generous style, Santa paid a visit bringing a smile to some lucky winners. Thank you all for attending!

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ON-LINE: JOB OPPORTUNITY PORTAL

EMERION has just launched a new Job Opportunities portal. This portal will provide you with real-time access to all active job postings. Whether you are applying for the first time or you are already registered with us, you can “web apply” online to jobs that fit your profile and get instant consideration. Bookmark it as a favourite and visit often to see the new opportunities that could lead to your next engagement.

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NEW HIRE: ERIC BROWN

Eric Brown has joined EMERION as Director of Consulting Services Operations. Mr. Brown brings over 25 years of IM/IT professional consulting experience to the role. Eric previously worked for two national IM/IT consulting firms, where his experience and pursuit of supply arrangements and master service agreements helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars in master agreements and related contract backlog. Eric brings years of proven management experience in implementing business processes and specifically scaling IM/IT organizations. He will manage the day-to-day operations of EMERION’s professional consulting services and be an integral part of the EMERION senior management team.

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NEW HIRE: BLAIR RICHARDSON

Blair Richardson joins the EMERION sales team with over 15 years experience in the IM/IT space. Embracing a professional consultative approach to providing IM/IT solutions, Blair has fostered excellent business relationships with both clients and consultants. With his sound track record and client respect within the Ottawa-Gatineau marketplace, EMERION is pleased to have Blair join us in taking the firm to another level.

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NEW HIRE: NANCY MIRSKY

Nancy Mirsky is a sales professional with a passion for people and the delivery of IM/IT solutions and services. With over 15 years working in the Ottawa-Gatineau technology sector, Nancy has established very successful relationships with clients at all levels within the federal government and the private sector. Her in-depth knowledge of the IM/IT services industry coupled with a solid base of talented consultants makes her a valuable member of EMERION's growing sales team.

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2011

EMERION ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON EVENT

Each year EMERION hosts a holiday season event in appreciation for our valued consultants and to celebrate the achievements of the past year. The sparkle and buzz of The Empire Grill in the Byward Market lent a wonderful backdrop as we enjoyed gourmet canapés and seasonal cocktails. One of the highlights of the evening was the draw for door prizes where lucky winners left with some pretty nifty gifts. The crowd favourite is two draws, valued at $500.00 each, donated by EMERION to the winner’s charity of choice.

EMERION always looks forward to using this occasion to give back to our consultant community, reflect on our success and show our gratitude for their individual contributions.

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OFFICE RELOCATION: NEW OFFICE

EMERION continues to grow. With the support of our Clients, our Consultants and our internal Management Team we have enjoyed double digit growth year-over-year since our inception in 2003. As such EMERION has moved again to a newly designed executive office in the heart of the vibrant Byward Market. We occupy the 2nd floor (Suite 200) at 368 Dalhousie Street.

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PREFERRED VENDER: PWGSC – SERVICE MANAGEMENT

EMERION is proud to announce it has been selected as the vendor of choice for a multi-year Supply Arrangement to provide Business Architect services to the Services Management and Delivery (SMD) sector of Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC). The Services Management and Delivery (SMD) sector is responsible for the management and delivery of Information Technology (IT) shared services to many Government of Canada departments and agencies. Its main vision is ”to be recognized as the leader in delivering enterprise-wide IT services through innovation and operational excellence.” EMERION was contracted to provide professional resources on demand, on an "as and when requested" basis to provide assistance in transitioning new clients to the Information Technology Services Branch (ITSB) service management and delivery model.

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CONTRACT WIN: GSRM

EMERION was selected by the Real Property, Safety and Security (RPSS) director at DFO in provisioning of Enterprise Architecture (EA) services to develop business architecture models (documents and diagrams) that include the Real Property, Safety and Security (RPSS) in order to enable rationalization of business processes and applications using the GoC Strategic Reference Model (GRSM) methodology. EMERION has provided Business Transformation Architects and Enterprise Architects to assist the Director General of RPSS in assessing the possibility of using this project to address his compliance and reporting requirements for the other areas in his organization beyond Real Properties such as Safety and Security and Environmental and Risk Management.

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STANDING OFFER: CBSA E-MANIFEST

EMERION is proud to announce it has solidified a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract, under TBIPS Tier-2 Supply Arrangement, to provide an array of IT professional services on an “as-and –when required” basis, to support the eManifest initiative. The eManifest project is a large scale, information technology development project that will re-engineer the current state of commercial borders.

Under this contract, EMERION provides a combination of project management, project scheduling, business analysis and architecture services to the CBSA Program Branch (eManifest Division) and ITSB (Architecture and Solutions Divisions) to assist with the design, development, and implementation of the eManifest project and its associated requirements using a project management methodology.

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FOCUSSED PRACTICE: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

EMERION launches its IMAGINE (Information Management Advisory Group IN Emerion) offering stacked with leading IM experts in the industry. The EMERION IM Advisory Group have proven Government of Canada experience and expertise in the delivery of a wide range of IM services, including:

  • IM policy aligned with departmental mandate
  • IM governance
  • IM strategy aligned with TBS policy and directives
  • IM roadmap tactical action planning
  • IM awareness and training development
  • Client engagement strategy and change management

The EMERION IM Advisory Group provides an approach for IM Executives and Managers to gain access to a panel of experts to help define and validate the development of the IM Program, and to assist with the implementation at critical points in the process. IM Executives and Managers therefore get access to the right expertise at the right time to ensure success.

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MOBILE: STANDING OFFER / PREFERRED VENDOR

EMERION delivers mobile games to télévision francophone en Ontario (TFO). The mobile games were designed and built for the Mini TFO audience on the Apple iOS (iPhone & iPad) platform. EMERION worked with the creative design group within TFO to design and develop the Mobile games. The MiniTFO games are distributed on the iTunes AppStore.Mini TFO - Dino et Marianne

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EMERION INDUSTRY COCKTAIL: IM / RKM

EMERION hosted a social and professional networking event for the Ottawa branch of Association of Image and Information Management (AIIM). The “Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge” event was attended by 100 business leaders in the Ottawa Marketplace, and was as an informal meet and greet hosted graciously by EMERION, where participants enjoyed a few relaxing hours and networked with IM colleagues in the government, private sector and consulting services industry, sharing their recent experiences and initiatives.

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP: OSTA

EMERION and On-Second Thought Advisory (OSTAdvisory) have joined forces in delivering the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) approved Records Keeping Methodology (RKM) to the Federal Government, by providing business and technical expertise to ensure all compliancy challenges are addressed.

The GoC approved Recordkeeping Methodology (RKM), developed by OSTAdvisory in collaboration with LAC, provides a comprehensive strategy to help Government of Canada (GoC) institutions meet the requirements of the TBS Directive on Recordkeeping. The RKM is the most efficient and effective approach to get Directive compliance, i.e. Information Resources of Business Value at the desktop, identifying and mitigating risk, timely disposition decreasing storage costs (physical and electronic), e-Litigation preparation (e-Discovery), Access to Information, Protection of Privacy, and IT requirements analysis.