Dwight E. French, CET
Owner, ASCS IT Consulting & Management
Dwight French is a Senior IT Executive, Systems Manager and Innovator with 25+ years
of experience designing, building and managing large, complex, geographically dispersed
IT systems and software solutions on the international stage. He is a Certified Engineering
Technologist with an in-depth, theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced infrastructure
engineering, computer networking, network security, information systems design, software
development and electronics.
Over the years, Dwight has delivered solutions to a diverse range of business sectors including:
Electrical, Mechanical and Architectural Engineering firms; Marketing and Advertising
agencies; Research and Call Center organizations; Public Relations companies; Media Monitoring companies;
Creative and Graphic Design shops; Online Marketing businesses; Web Development and Hosting companies;
TV Production studios; Event Management companies; Software Development organizations; the medical
supply and veterinarian industries; and various Government agencies.
In September 1995, Dwight joined the Bristol Group where he remained for more than 14 years as
the Director of Information Technology. During this time, he was the senior go-to technology
person on all corporate initiatives; he built the Bristol computing network throughout Atlantic Canada
and Qatar; set up and managed the hosting of hundreds of client websites; engineered, coded and
deployed the corporate project and time-management intranet; designed coded and deployed a call
center management system used to track the data collection activities behind Omnifacts Research; and
he built the management information and product processing system that tracked business transactions
and electronically delivered headlines, transcripts and digital media for 709News.
In March of 2010, Dwight co-founded NL News Now Inc.; a Newfoundland leader in media monitoring and
news gathering and distribution. His primary focus in this partnership was the deployment of a secure,
searchable data warehouse and product delivery system. His overarching role was to manage the tech and
provide IT leadership and guidance to the NL News team. Dwight remains a trusted consultant for NL News today.
In April 2011, Dwight joined a Newfoundland high-tech contracting company, where he spent just over
two years as the Deputy Program Manager on a major software development project (NGDS) for the
US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. NGDS (Net-Centric Geospatial-Intelligence Discovery Services)
is the search and discovery facility providing access to geospatial holdings warehoused throughout the
In July of 2013, Dwight took on the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Telelink; an
ISO certified communications centre specializing in 24/7/365 emergency response and live safety
services (journey management and lone worker monitoring) and traditional telephone answering services.
In his role as CIO, Dwight was a member of the executive team that oversees strategic planning and
corporate growth. He was responsible for the authoring, negotiation and review of partner, client and
supplier contracts; oversaw all IT operations, engineered and constructed the Telelink state-of-the-art,
high-security data centre and colocation facility; developed and deployed a backup Journey Management
system and designed, coded and deployed the corporate and various partner portals.
Today, Dwight is 100 percent focused on providing IT consulting and management services through his
consulting and management company ASCS — founded in 1995. His philosophy is that IT is really just an
enabler — while IT solutions are technology driven they must always be people focused. He believes
strongly that creative thinking and innovation, coupled with a positive attitude,
communication and collaboration, is at the center of success.