Be a bright light in a dark world...

Architecting, implementing, and/or managing small, medium, and large enterprise IT solutions.

About Core Technology Advisors

"Be a bright light in a dark world..."

In an environment that demands timely results, compliance, and security... we facilitate successful outcomes utilizing innovative leading edge technologies, top-tier consulting, and world class design and implementation services.

What make us different?

Having several year’s experience in both the IT VAR/consulting and software/hardware business we put together a company that ​follows best practices - from a client's perspective, and unique capabilities​ - from a technology perspective.

The following separate​s​ us from the rest​:

We have a thoroughly vetted ​vendor offering that contain​s ​innovative/disruptive technologies​.  ​​Our partners ​offer “game changing” solutions in information security, ​data ​storage/backup,​ compute/hyper convergence, ​cloud technology options, and enterprise/end user tools​. In addition, we offer hosted managed services as well as third-party data center hardware maintenance.​  Times are changing rapidly in IT.  Many options are available which creates confusion.  We make sense of it all.

A personal touch and individual dedication to a “customer-centric” philosophy is pervasive at Core Technology Advisors. The technology business changes frequently but “old school” values still remain within our company. People still buy/consult from people they like, trust, and respect. Our goal is to earn the “Trusted Advisor” role in each organization that we engage with and to become an extension of their IT department.

We have over 155 years of combined technology experience within our organization.  This covers all areas of our infrastructure expertise.  Migration into new more efficient solutions and ​moving ​into a private, hybrid, or public cloud requires a knowledge base of both new and older legacy solutions.

Agility IT Services is a sister company that develops “custom business application software"​. All our developers are US based located in PA. We build sophisticated business applications including complete presentation, data and logic layers. This is accomplished with a single Natural-Language based No-Code development tool widely considered the fastest development tool in the world. As an option you have the ability to acquire the development tool for internal use or going the hybrid route with us doing the initial work and handing the rest over to your staff.

Internal application development teams are most likely backlogged with business unit revenue generating requests.  Agility ITS prevents an unpopular and destructive phenomenon called “shadow IT” by accelerating required application development and/or change.

Executive Leadership

Teresa Smalczewski
CEO

Teresa was born on the Big Island of Hawaii and grew up immersed in her Hawaiian, Chinese, and Portuguese heritage.  She attended the prestigious Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii, and went on to study international business at California State University, and Japanese language at UC Berkeley.  She worked for start-up companies in Sacramento and the Bay Area in California, then relocated to Florida with her employer.  Tim and Teresa met in Florida and currently reside in Tampa with their three children.

Tim Smalczewski
President

Tim was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated with a BS from the University of Dayton.  He resided in Ohio for a few years after college, and eventually relocated to Boca Raton, FL to work for EMC.  In addition to EMC, Tim has worked in various roles for StorageTek, Forsythe, and CommVault, and as a Director of Southeast and Caribbean Sales for cloud backup and compliance strategy at Druva, Inc.  After 20+ years in IT, Tim and his wife Teresa established Core Technology Advisors, LLC, a "Women/Minority Owned Small Business/IT VAR/Consultant" in Tampa, FL.  The company specializes in information security, cloud technologies, storage, and enterprise/end user tools.

Tom Duong, CISM
Security Principal

Tom is a security principal at Core Technology Advisors, where he draws on two decades of experience to help clients strengthen their cyber posture. As a first-generation Vietnamese American, he grew up under a corrupt Communist state, where human rights abuses and disinformation were used to manipulate and suppress the populace. Having lived through this brutal past, Tom finds his passion for helping companies and organizations strengthen their cyber posture so that the ideals of democracy can flourish.

Before joining Core Technology Advisors, Tom led multiple global cyber teams at PwC focused on cyber governance, vulnerability engineering, network security, and endpoint security. While at PwC, he championed the creation of a robust cybersecurity infrastructure and architecture, as well as provided guidance on the development of cyber policies and procedures. Before PwC, Tom was a master consultant at Forsythe Solutions Group, where he advised Fortune companies on the implementation and management of large scale, enterprise information systems.  He received Forsythe’s Outstanding Performer Awards for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

When not working on cyber challenges, Tom enjoys volunteering as a USA Swimming official and caring for rescued hermit crabs with his wife and two sons. Tom holds an Honors Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

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IT Roundtable Discussion
Cyber Security: Threats, Trends & Defenses

Coopers Hawk Wine Bar/Restaurant
4110 West Boy Scout Blvd.,
Tampa, FL 33607

January 31, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(By invitation only)
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