Charles Buchanan

Charles Buchanan is the Founder of Technology Helps. He spent nearly three decades in corporate technology leadership, management consulting and entrepreneurship with senior roles at Suncor Energy, Deloitte, Oracle, MNP, and Royal LePage. He also has started and worked with numerous technology companies in many areas that span online games, fintech to environment protection. As the principal of a management consultancy, has provided expert advice and implemented large scale technology solutions for clients like Bell, Enerplus, TELUS, Government of Alberta, Canada Post.

Charles is a passionate contributor to the community – he does not see it as volunteering and has served on non-profit boards for the past 20 years, including being Board Chair at Centre for Newcomers. He currently serves as a founding board member of Calgary Black Chambers; a member of the GAIN Team at United Way of Calgary and Area; grant committee at Calgary Foundation; entrepreneur mentor at Venture Mentors Service of Alberta (VMSA); founder and advisory board member of UpRising Academy helping talented at-risk youth in Jamaica in STEM and sports.

He holds an MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and a B.Sc. (Hons) in electrical and computer engineering.

When recharging, Charles can be found on the golf course or hiking in the beautiful mountains near his home in Calgary.