BKY Technologies Corp.
Submitted by Mike Letto, Business Development Manager
What’s your story?
My wife and I moved to Edmonton 20 years ago from back east with a dream to make a life for ourselves here and we now call Edmonton our home with our 3 kids and our dog. I spent 14 years in the Telecom industry in many areas from operations to sales and have recently moved into the Managed IT Services/Software market. I have also been a professional musician for many years and enjoy entertaining anyone willing to listen. I have an internal need to meet and network with new people and enjoy building strong healthy relationships with local professionals like myself.
What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce?
The opportunity to meet and build strong business relationships in the Edmonton Market. It’s great to be involved with a group where you can promote your business ideals, learn about other businesses and support each other to achieve success. For that I am grateful.
What is the one thing people are surprised to learn about your business?
People are very surprised to learn how technically diverse we are in the many aspects of IT from hardware to software. BKY was built based on our customers needs and we work diligently to make sure the customers know we are there to help whenever situations arise. We listen to our customers and will pivot and shift to accommodate their needs when called upon.
Who is your ideal client?
Any SMB that has difficulty understanding how technology, whether hardware or software, can support their businesses growth. A lot the business owners struggle with knowing that, with the right solution, it can help save you time and money and build so many efficiencies into the functionality of the day-to-day tasks. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the SMB space and because we are operating in the SMB space along side our customers, we can relate to their day-to-day challenges.
What has been your biggest challenge in business, and how do you overcome it?
My biggest challenge in business is staying relevant. Technology changes happen quickly and frequently, so there must be lots of attention put toward understanding new ideas that may help our customers or future customers next business impacting issue.
What is your favourite thing to do in Edmonton?
Getting outside and enjoying nature. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing river valley and love the fact that sometimes you feel like you’re not in a city once you are down there. Out family takes advantage of it when we can and enjoy mountain biking and walking the dog on a regular basis.
If you could make one substantial improvement to Edmonton’s business environment, what would it be?
Edmonton is a great place to do business and there are a number of different avenues to take in making sure growth happens. I believe we are fortunate to have a healthy community of like-minded business professionals that believe in helping each other be successful. Maybe some small tweaks could be make to improve that in some sense, but overall, no substantial changes need to be make in my opinion. People need to get out there and see what we have at our fingertips.
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