Vendor Shootout™ for ERP Presenters

Michael Thaw

VP of Selection Services, Technology Evaluation Centers


Michael Thaw serves on TEC's executive management committee and is responsible for leading TEC's Selection Services offerings. A recognized software selection expert, Thaw has worked with hundreds of clients and projects. Prior to his current post, Thaw served as the Director of Sales and Strategic Accounts for TEC’s Selection Services, managing sales to direct, channel partner, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sales channels, and helping organizations around the world to leverage TEC’s core competencies for their software research, evaluation, and selection projects.

Thaw draws on expertise in enterprise resource planning (ERP), accounting, business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), product lifecycle management (PLM), human capital management (HCM) and supply chain management (SCM). Prior to joining TEC, Thaw ran his own manufacturing and distribution businesses, where he acquired extensive experience in operations and enterprise software selection. Thaw has a B.Sc. in business, pharmacology, and physiology from the University of Western Ontario.  




President, brij

As President of brij, Steve has broad responsibilities which include directing the overall strategies of the entire organization.  Steve brings with him over 20 years of ERP experience in roles ranging from consultancy to IT Executive.  Leveraging his experience of leading several dozen ERP implementations, Steve provides insight into system and architecture design, installation, programming and administration across multiple industries.

Steve maintains a prominent position within the JD Edwards community. Steve supports this position through active participation in the JD Edwards user community, presenting at regional and   international JD Edwards User Group meetings.





 Senior Director Vendor Relations, Technology Evaluation Centers


Christian Tabasa is a strategist and industry leader in working with multinational and startup enterprise software vendors. His deep technical knowledge of enterprise software and experience in distribution, manufacturing, and service environments make him a key influencer for program and product development. His responsibilities include disseminating informative content, gathering valuable data.


Drawing upon his 20 years of experience consulting for SMEs in the private sector as well as in business process mapping, sales management, and marketing strategy, Tabasa is adept at the collaboration required to set strategic initiatives between TEC and its clients.


Prior to TEC, Tabasa was a Senior Consultant for a private Venture Capital firm, supporting businesses in retail, manufacturing, and the service industry. He also founded a clothing brand and has set up offshore manufacturing and distribution channels for Canadian design companies.