Mike Howard

Strategic Technology Leadership | Turning Strategy into Reality | Driving Digital Transformation

Hello there! I’m Mike, a startup technologist fuelled by a deep passion for driving impactful innovations.

Navigating the tech landscape can be daunting, especially when you're striving to turn your visionary startup idea into a reality. You've made strides, secured funding, but now you face the challenge of bridging the gap between concept and execution. That's where I come in.

As your fractional CTO, I serve as your guiding light, steering you from ideation to product realization with strategic …

Mike Howard



  • RealizedCare


    Contractor - Technology

    Nov 2023 - Present

    RealizedCare seeks to improve chronic pain patient outcomes using highly trained health coaches and cutting edge technology to facilitate behaviour change that empowers patients make important lifestyle changes and improve their quality of life

    • Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
    • Data aquistion and Pipelining Strategies for Generative AI
  • Project Management Institute

    Project Management Institute

    Project Management Professional

    Nov 2023 - Present

    A globally recognized certification in both traditional and agile project management. PMP covers the PMBOK standards for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and ultimately closing a project.

    • Deep understanding the strengths and weaknesses of both Traditional and Agile and when to apply each
    • Scored in the 90th percentile on the PMP test
  • Project Management Institute

    Project Management Institute

    Discipline Agile Senior Scrum Master

    Jun 2023 - Present

    A DASSM is training in all forms of agile project management including SCRUM, Kanban and Lean with a focus on achieving results. DASSM training seeks to provide practitioners with toolbox of agile tools that can be applied to solve organizational problems, rather than a cookie cutter framework like traditional SCRUM which may not work for all organizations. DASSM is about tailoring agile to the organization with a focus on outcomes

    • Successfully implemented a LEAN transformation
    • Worked with product to align the Product Lifecycle and SDLC
    • Proposed organization changes to C-Suite to break down silos and provide transparency across the organization
  • Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services

    Solution Architecture Associate

    Jul 2021 - Present

    • Facilitated Well Architected Reviews at 2 companies
    • Architected complete event driven serverless systems from the ground up
    • Implemented migration strategies to shore up and move from instable architecture
  • Fern Health

    Fern Health

    Contractor - Engineering

    Oct 2021 - Nov 2023

    Fern Health's mission was to improve patient outcomes for chronic pain patients through a digital, coach led behaviour change program.

    • Partnered with Product to turn Strategy into Execution
    • Transformed an inefficient SCRUM process into a Lean DevOps Culture capable of delivering multiple times per day
    • Designed, Architected and Implemented a Greenfield Mobile Application in React Native
    • Architected a best in class event-driven microservice architecture on AWS
    • Aligned Engineering Performance and Metrics around Business Objectives
    • Led Strategic Initiatives around Compliance
  • Ayogo Health

    Ayogo Health

    Engineering Team Lead

    Jul 2019 - Oct 2021

    Ayogo seeks to empower patients to make better decisions around their healthcare. When a patient is diagnosed with a life-changing condition, they are often overwhelmed and need help to proactively make important decisions that can dramatically impact patient outcomes and quality of life. Ayogo's Lifeplan platform aims to help patient through these decisions by incorporating proactive behaviour change and building self-efficacy.

    • Architected the Lifeplan Infrastructure
    • Partnered with Product to turn strategy into implementation
    • Led Project Management for the Lifeplan project
  • Quantic


    Executive Masters of Business Administration

    Nov 2018 - Dec 2019

    Completed an Executive Master's in Business Administration with a specialization in Startup Entrepreneurship and Strategic Thinking. Curriculum covered: - Financial Accounting - Strategic Leadership - Markets and Economies - Operations Management - Supply Chain Operations - Data Driven Decision Making - Leading Organizations - Marketing and Pricing - Blockchain Technology

    • Competed in and made it to the semi final round in a Moonshot Business Development Competition
  • Bitquill Technologies

    Bitquill Technologies


    Mar 2017 - May 2019

    Bitquill is a software consulting service focused on providing custom connectivity solutions in the BigData and NoSQL space.

    • Bootstrapped the company with several other Data Connectivity Specialists
    • Grew Company from 3 people in a living room to 25 employees working in a downtown office
    • Worked on high profile projects for a number of tech heavyweights along the west coast
  • Thompson Rivers University

    Thompson Rivers University

    Bachelor of Computer Science

    Sep 2010 - Apr 2014

    Graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science with a Specialization in Database Systems

    • Dean's List

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