Top row from left to right: Mark Kula, Chief Financial Officer, Able One, Doreen Sebben Vice President, Solutions Able One, Mark Ciprietti, President, Able One
Bottom row from left to right: Grant Sojnocki, Chief Transformation Officer, Able One, Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, BEDC Acting Executive Director, Anita Cassidy
January 17, 2019, Burlington, ON – Kitchener-Waterloo based Able-One Systems Inc. Opens Corporate Innovation Office at TechPlace
Able-One Systems is an IT solutions integrator and managed service provider. Founded in 1988, Able-One Systems has leveraged their headquarters in Kitchener-Waterloo to become valued members of Communitech and the Trust X Alliance, which positions them as leaders in the innovation ecosystem. Able-One’s strategic partner, Unifai Solutions, was accepted into the TechPlace LaunchPad program in January 2018. During their one-year LaunchPad residency, Unifai Solutions experienced substantial growth in sales and benefited from the engaged network at TechPlace. Able-One is thrilled to build on the dynamic energy at TechPlace through their Corporate Innovation Office.
President of Able-One Systems, Mark Ciprietti, has been a Burlington resident for over 40 years, “Burlington has always been home for me and I am excited to open Able-One Systems’ first Corporate Innovation Office at TechPlace. The energy and resources available at TechPlace will encourage dynamic collaboration and ideas for exponential growth in a convenient location along the QEW corridor.”
BEDC and TechPlace are thrilled to have Able-One Systems as part of the Burlington community “the announcement of Able-One Systems’ Corporate Innovation Office recognizes TechPlace’s ability to support existing businesses” said BEDC Acting Executive Director, Anita Cassidy, “Able-One Systems is a leader in the Kitchener-Waterloo ecosystem and their decision to open an office in Burlington at TechPlace demonstrates the best-in-class resources available to innovative businesses in our community.”
TechPlace’s location was an obvious factor in the decision to open this Corporate Innovation Office. Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward notes she is “a strong supporter of leveraging Burlington’s talent pool and geography to help strengthen the area’s ability to drive advances in technology and business innovation.” She further remarks, “The opening of Able-One Systems’ Corporate Innovation Office at TechPlace in Burlington reinforces our city’s advantageous location in the technology corridor, enabling them to have easier access to colleagues, businesses and talent in Toronto, Hamilton, as well as their headquarters in Kitchener-Waterloo.”
Existing and growing technology companies interested in joining the LaunchPad program at TechPlace are encouraged to learn more about eligibility requirements and apply online. Visit http://techplace.ca/launchpads/ to learn more.
Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has a mandate to enhance the growth prospects of existing companies and bring new high-value firms to the community. BEDC’s focus is on growing the economic base to sustain Burlington’s competitive and prosperous community. BEDC is the first point of contact for companies looking to expand, start-up or locate in Burlington.
TechPlace is a one stop destination for new and growing technology companies. With the support of partners from across the public and private sectors, it is dedicated to connecting, developing, and advancing entrepreneurs at all stages. This means providing access to space, programming, mentorship, networking, and resources that are fundamental to growing a business in today’s technology-driven marketplace.
Led by the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), TechPlace exists to help technology, talent and ideas come together under one roof to create and promote opportunities for economic growth.
ABOUT ABLE-ONE SYSTEMS INC
Able-One Systems is celebrating their 30th year as an IT solutions integrator and managed service provider. Their highly certified team of sales & technical professionals specialize in all aspects of the data centre including infrastructure optimization, virtualization, private/public cloud, managed services and hosting.
Their trusted advisors work collaboratively with clients to understand business priorities, align solutions that solve business problems, and drive the highest value from IT investments.
Able-One recognized early on that their industry was being disrupted. Over the past five years, they invested in people, partnerships, and solutions and transformed their business from an infrastructure centric business to an end to end solution provider.
Unprecedented change is the new norm and so they are helping clients embrace change by executing on innovation agendas. They are focused on driving actionable insights from data, leveraging artificial intelligence to drive productivity, and digital transformation to drive a unique client experience.
In addition, their priority is to ensure all data, corporate and personal, is safe and secure. They do so by offering comprehensive cybersecurity services and solutions that solve for skills shortage, mandatory regulations, and cyber security visibility issues.
Able-One is looking forward to putting “smart to work” at TechPlace!