Graham Helsby, CEO
Graham Helsby, CEO, has over 35 years experience in all aspects of the computer technology and business operations. He held key positions with a major corporation in Europe and the US with responsibilities covering design, manufacturing, product assurance, customer support and operations.
His IT career began with Burroughs Machines in the UK . As a computer specialist, he repaired complex systems, wrote technical manuals and taught computer technology. Graham transferred to the USA to manage a Hardware Engineering Support organization in New Jersey . Following the formation of Unisys (merger of Burroughs and Sperry), he was assigned to Utah to establish a Product Assurance and Support organization. He held several management positions and most recently was Manager of Hardware Engineering and Operations. During his career he has established organizational functions and business units, managed and transferred key programs and operations and also closed business units and facilities.
From 1997 to 2004, Graham was a Trustee of the Utah Information Technologies Association (UITA). He was responsible for the design and placement of a significant Information Technology exhibit in the Utah State Capitol building and participated in the creation of the Chamber of Commerce 100 Year Celebration book “Common Ground”.
James Helsby, V.P. New Technologies
James Helsby, Vice President of New Technologies, has 10 years of extensive hands on experience with computer systems, software, networks and peripherals. James holds a BS degree in Communication Technologies, in the field of Mass Communications, from the University of Utah . This field of study allows him to apply modern principles of information distribution to computer infrastructures in order to facilitate ease of use and the integration of different technologies. He has exceptional skills and knowledge of current and emerging technologies.
James' experience with computers began during his early teens, constantly configuring, troubleshooting, repairing and programming different systems and devices (just about anything he could get his hands on!). James has extensive experience with MS-DOS, Linux, BeOS, UNIX, and all versions of the Microsoft Windows OS platforms. During the mid 1990s, James embraced the OSS model and became a Linux advocate and integrator, gaining experience with multiple distributions.
In his early career, James was employed by UNISYS Corporation as a UnixWare Test Engineer responsible for the systems and integration testing of new software releases. He was also responsible for the coordination, allocation and tracking of Test Lab systems and resources. He established a reputation for his adaptability and knowledge working with many platform architectures, operating systems and peripherals.