Michael Burns is both the founder and president of 180 Systems. Prior to 180 Systems, Michael was the partner in charge of the IT practice of a CPA firm in Toronto and was also the director of the Canadian mid-market consulting practice of a big four accounting firm.
Michael has provided consulting services to a wide variety of industries including financial, manufacturing, distribution, retail, professional services, real estate, health care, financial services and not-for-profit organizations. Michael has also developed software for many companies including Minicom Data Corporation (Financial and Real Estate), Eminex Corporation (Working Paper and Fixed Assets), and The Faculty of Management Studies at UofT (Student Administration).
Michael is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and is certified as a PMP (Project Manager Professional). Michael was a regular contributor to CAmagazine on IT related subjects, chaired the CICA’s technology conference, and has spoken at various other conferences including the Financial Technology Show, BI / ERP Conference, CICA Computer Conference and Project World. He was also a part-time professor at University of Toronto and Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), providing instruction in Business Process Design, ERP Solutions, Configuring and Implementing ERP Apps, and Management Information Systems.