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AWS Cloud Consulting: Slalom VP Joins Onica

Onica, a Canadian MSP focused on Amazon Web Services (AWS), has hired Slalom veteran David MacKay as VP of customer strategy for Canada.

Goran Kimovski

David MacKay

Goran Kimovski, SVP of global customer solutions at Onica, commented on the news:

“We see increased demand and opportunities for innovative cloud services in Canada. We are expanding our investment in the Canadian market by hiring David, an experienced leader who shares our passion for the cloud and AWS. He will help scale Onica’s business by leveraging our success to bring new cloud services and capabilities to the Canadian market.”

MacKay previously led Slalom’s AWS efforts across five key areas, according to his LinkedIn listing:

  1. Cloud Strategy and Road Mapping
  2. Application and Data Migrations
  3. Cloud Native Application Development
  4. Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence/Advanced Analytics
  5. DevOps

Earlier in his career, he held key posts at SAS Institute and Cognos (now owned by IBM), two business intelligence software providers.

Onica Grows AWS Cloud Business Practice

Onica joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) in 2013. Among the company’s key areas of focus: AWS cloud management, migration services, DevOps automation, security and compliance, big data and analytics, Microsoft on AWS, and more.

Onica was founded as CorpInfo in 1983, but the company has focused mainly on AWS the past five years.

The company raised $20 million and acquired Sturdy Networks, another AWS partner, in 2017. In August 2018, Onica acquired Canada’s TriNumbus, yet another AWS partner.

We’ll be watching to see if or where Onica surfaces on the ChannelE2E Top 100 Public Cloud MSP list for 2019.

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