Shaun Guthrie


Information Technology at Focus Corporation

As Director, Information Technology at Focus Corporation, Shaun has the responsibility to lead and inspire a dynamic group of IT professionals that utilize cutting edge technology to advance his organization’s innovation and service delivery. Shaun is also responsible for the enterprise’s IT strategic planning, development, implementation of innovative technology and service delivery to support the organizations overall operations and direction.

Shaun’s passion for leadership has been at the forefront through his career and can be tracked back to his earlier days playing semi-professional hockey. His close proximity to the “trenches" enables him to understand the many challenges faced by today’s IT departments and gives him that added insight when providing strategic direction. Through various IT roles, Shaun has used his on-the-job experience and self-study to earn many IT related certificates and designations. He holds a Computer Systems Technology diploma from the Northern Institute of Technology and is currently looking to expand his education.

Shaun also volunteers as President of the CIO Association of Canada, Edmonton Chapter. This association is a not-for-profit community of IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development as well as to drive advocacy on issues facing IT Exectives/CIOs.

When Shaun isn’t working or volunteering, he can be found hiking or skiing in the Canadian Rockies. He loves all things gadgets and can be found blogging about them on his personal blog http://imagadgetguy.com. He is also a husband to an amazing stay at home wife with two children who are quickly becoming techies in their own right.


March 19, 2014


Connected “Things” I’d Like to Try

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There is a plethora of connected devices out there and even more that will bombard us in the coming months and years.  I thought I’d put together a sample of the ones I’m interested in and give my two cents on each. Nest Protect The Nest Protect was released late last year and is a […]

November 27, 2013


Driving to work in Internet of Everything

2 min read

Recently Ford celebrated the success of the SYNC® system with its 10-Millionth SYNC equipped vehicle. For those who don’t know what the Ford SYNC system is, head over to the Ford Technology page and get yourself educated. What’s important about this milestone is the fact car connectivity has reached critical mass.  This milestone really is […]