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Michael O’Neil,
IT Industry Analyst

Michael O’Neil is Canada’s leading IT industry analyst, recognized as an expert in the application of enterprise technologies (particularly, cloud) to business processes. As principal analyst for InsightaaS, O’Neil launched the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition ( in April 2015. TCBC links IT management from SMBs and enterprises, global and Canadian cloud services vendors, channel members, VCs/corporate finance professionals, management consultants, academics, and other experts in the development of best practices needed to accelerate adoption and use of cloud in Canada.

Internationally, O’Neil is in demand both as an expert on building and optimizing channel and alliance relationships and networks, and (after working as Sustainable IT columnist for Bloomberg BNA) as an expert in sustainable IT.

O’Neil started his career with IDC, where he had executive responsibility for the Canadian business and for the launch and growth of the worldwide Software Business Strategies group.

Today, O’Neil is actively working with clients in Canada, the US and the Caribbean on IT/business initiatives, and – with InsightaaS partner Mary Allen – on the launch of new best practice communities, focused on IoT and analytics. He is the author of The Death of Core Competency: A management guide to cloud computing and the zero-friction future.