Antonio Maio

Managing Director

Antonio Maio is an enterprise architect with over 25 years of experience in enterprise application architecture, information security, cybersecurity practices and team leadership. Leading our Canadian Microsoft technology consulting practice, he has been awarded a Microsoft MVP award for 12 consecutive years, from 2012 to 2023, specializing in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Purview. His background includes implementing large scale Microsoft 365 digital transformation initiatives, information security technologies, security and compliance solutions, as well as information governance best practices.

Antonio’s experience spans multiple industries and includes both public & private sectors.  He has worked with military and defense organizations globally, telecom providers in North America & Europe, & corporate Clients in numerous countries.  Antonio has demonstrated success leading implementation teams to deliver complex security and compliance solutions that benefit Microsoft customers & protect sensitive corporate data. Antonio’s specialization in information security, compliance, data governance and identity management has allowed him to guide Clients through in-depth security transformations, helping them to mitigate threats and improve their overall security posture.

Major Projects

  • Lead enterprise architect for a multi-year Digital Transformation initiative for a large Canadian nonprofit organization (~8000 users across Canada) moving legacy operations and systems to Office 365, Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Azure cloud; Project included roadmap and recommendations, system design, development, data migration, system integration, vendor selection, change management and training.
  • Enterprise architect for one of the largest Office 365 infrastructure mergers in history, including Exchange, SharePoint & OneDrive for Business. Working with 2 of the largest global technology companies that are in the process of merging, this project included one of the world’s largest Office 365 email migrations (~150K mailboxes), migrating multiple very large SharePoint environments (~45 TB), and migrating the largest OneDrive for Business environment in the world (~1.8 PB).
  • Architected & deployed multiple enterprise class SharePoint Server 2016 environments for F1000 clients.
  • Conducted security audits, assessments & training programs for SharePoint, Exchange & Office 365 for multiple enterprises across various industries, including regulatory controlled data (HIPAA, MNPI, CPNI, PCI, PHI, PII).
  • Implemented an information governance platform (Varonis) & conducted permission remediation programs across SharePoint farms & network file shares for a F500 financial services company in response to SEC audit recommendations.
  • Project lead for an enterprise-wide SharePoint 2013 deployment to a Fortune 100 oil & gas pipeline manufacturer. The solution included migrating 5 SharePoint 2010 farms to a single corporate-wide SharePoint 2013 farm, developing complex security & governance plans, & automating business processes for 12 departments using Nintex forms and workflows.

Areas of Expertise

  • Information Security & Governance
  • Records Management & Retention
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Purview
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Copilot
  • Information Architecture Design
  • Identity Management (AD, Azure AD, ADFS)
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Team Leadership/Change Management
  • Strategic Planning

Industry Experience

  • Military/Intelligence Community
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Telecom
  • Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial
  • Technology

Education, Certifications & Awards

  • Microsoft Office Server & Services MVP 2012 to 2018 (Most Valuable Professional)
  • Varonis Platform Certification (DatAdvantage Installation, Operation, Advanced Installation, DataPrivilege)
  • B.S. – Computer Science & Mathematics Carleton University, Ottawa Canada