CIO Cuts Research Time for New Vendors in Half with ViB Community
Bourdon is an innovative senior executive with dual roles as CIO and CISO at Mastech Digital, and an extensive background in information technology.
Along with leading technology teams and managing business strategy, he’s also responsible for purchasing new products and services, and managing vendors of software and hardware applications and services.
His company, Mastech Digital, is a leading provider of digital transformation IT services for data management, data engineering, data science, and IT staffing.
The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and has offices across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and India.
Active ViB Community member since 2021
CIO and CISO, Mastech Digital
“The biggest benefit I gain from being a ViB Community member is time savings. With two technology roles in the company, I’m very busy every day. I don’t always have time to conduct extensive research to find the services and products I need.
The ViB Community cuts my research time in half. For example, if I need a way to backup my Microsoft 365 tenant, within 30 minutes I can find vendors to consider on the ViB Community dashboard. Plus, I can trust the quality of the vendors I find on ViB.”
Like many business leaders today, Bourdon receives over 100 unsolicited sales emails a day — all of which he sends directly to the trash folder.
With two leadership roles at Mastech, Bourdon says that he does not have time to spend reading cold emails, doing online searches, or talking to unknown vendors.
How the ViB Community helped
Originally, Bourdon found the ViB Community through a webinar during his previous position at another company. “The webinar was valuable, and I signed up to receive emails about more technology-related webinars.”
When Bourdon started his new dual leadership role at Mastech Digital in early 2023, one of the first things he did was re-join the ViB Community. He wanted to purchase new products and services to meet his strategic business goals, and he trusted the process.
Unlike the cold emails he receives from unknown senders, Bourdon routes all emails from ViB to a separate folder, which he reads daily.
Not only does this save hours in his day by sourcing vendors in the ViB Community, but the appointments with vendors are also efficient and productive.
Solutions discovered through the ViB Community
One of Bourdon’s topmost goals at Mashtech has been to strengthen its security against today’s ever-expanding number of increasingly destructive cyberattacks. So far, he has purchased new products from ViB Community vendors four times — primarily in the security space.
Bourdon’s purchases through the ViB Community to date include:
An IT asset intelligence-security program
Data security software
Identity security software
A robotic process automation program
Benefits of joining the ViB Community
Along with the significant time savings, Bourdon says that he has gained several additional benefits from working with the ViB Community, including:
Learns about an extensive range of technology-related, high-quality vendors
Receives opportunities that reflect his preferences and needs
Works within a streamlined process that saves valuable time
Schedules short, efficient calls with vendors he’s considering
Receives fast responses from the ViB team
About the ViB Community
The ViB community is an active network made up of millions of technology decision-makers and influencers from a wide range of industries, including software, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and more. ViB curates programs based on community member preferences and each member is matched with solution providers that fit their interests and needs. If you play a role in evaluating technology and services for your organization and find it tough to stay up to date with emerging technologies, join the ViB community here: vib.community