Vaclav VincalekPresident, PCIS
Vaclav Vincalek is the founder and president of Pacific Coast Information Systems (PCIS) Ltd., a Vancouver, B.C.-based company that provides strategic consulting, application development, technology solutions, and packaged services. He has over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry.
Vaclav started PCIS in 1995, turning it into one of British Columbia's leading providers of IT solutions for business. He oversees and mentors a talented team of technology and business specialists. PCIS' Boonbox division was launched in 2007, offering a range of packaged services that improve organizations' privacy and security in terms of networks, Web applications, and identity and access management.
Before founding PCIS, Vaclav was a systems analyst with Process Automation Controls Ltd. in Burnaby, B.C. He has also worked with the Jones Soda Co. to invent a patented personalized bottle labeling process, developing the overall technical framework and overseeing the coordination of the development teams involved. He also developed BCTV's back-end Web system in 1998.
Vaclav speaks at seminars about Web security and integrating technology solutions to improve business productivity. He also produces the Pacific Coast Informer, authors a blog about technology trends, and is frequently interviewed and quoted by media in programs and articles dealing with the technology industry, such as BCTV News, CBC radio, the National Post, Vancouver Sun, ComputerWorld Canada,and BC Business Magazine.
Vaclav has a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Czech Technical University. During that time, he also worked with Nokia in Tampere, Finland, and later in Prague, Czech Republic.