J. Wayne Gudbranson is President & CEO of Branham Group Inc. (www.branhamgroup.com) an independent global industry analyst and strategic marketing consulting firm focused on assisting Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies achieve market success. Since establishing the firm in 1990, Wayne has positioned Branham as a leading provider of custom consulting services, assisting ICT companies in areas of planning, marketing and partnering. In 2004, Wayne expanded Branham’s business by creating the multi-client subscription and data products divisions. The multi-client subscription division provides timely industry analysis, including monthly reports, detailed bi-monthly reports and telephone inquiry services in areas of eHealth and Green IT.
Wayne actively promotes the capabilities of Canada’s ICT industry on a global basis and is frequently a keynote speaker at global ICT events. Sixteen years ago he launched an ambitious initiative to raise the visibility of Canadian ICT sector with the Branham300 listing. Today, the Branham300 is the most comprehensive database of privately held and publicly traded ICT companies ranked on total revenues (www.branham300.com) in Canada. During 2008, Branham also launched another significant initiative to build Canada’s brand in the global outsourcing market. The Directory of Outsourcing Companies and Capabilities in Canada is a key source of companies in Canada with outsourcing capabilities (www.branhamoutsourcing.com). The Branham300 and Outsourcing Directory are key components of Branham’s Data Products division.
He is a regular technology analyst for CTV and its affiliate stations. He also sits on numerous boards and committees such as ISTP Canada (www.istpcanada.ca) and ITAC Health. He is the Honorary Chair of CN Cycle For CHEO, an annual fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Wayne has an Honours B.A. from the University of Guelph and a Master of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. He resides in Ottawa with his wife and four children.
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