About Dafran Inc.
Dafran Inc. was established in 2003 by Dave and Frances Stuart in order to
provide an Sofware presence in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and are currently a
Microsoft Partner. We have recently qualified for Microsoft Silver Partner status!
Dave is the president of Dafran Inc. has been in the software development
industry since 1992 in Canada when he produced solutions using Microsoft Access for
several businesses before moving back to the UK in 1996. Dave developed SAS
solutions for the UK government and was involved in the guns amnesty project in
1996, but then turned to the banking industry where he eventually stayed until
2003. After spending a couple of years in London's financial district he became heavily involved in
the Bank of Scotland integration with the Halifax Building Society (HBOS),
before moving back to Canada in 2003.
Dave is a Microsoft Access Guru since 1992 and still continues to produce
MS Access solutions for many of his clients. He is considered one of the best MS Access/VBA
developers anywhere, which has been the foundation of his IT background since the
Dave joined Shell Canada in 2003 at their head office in Calgary as a senior
developer in the downstream marketing division. Dave gained valuable experience
with Point Of Sale (POS) systems and helped develop a national gas price
regulating system which integrated with Royal Dutch Shell's world wide database.
Dave also gained experience developing and supporting several mid-stream oil and
In 2007 Dave left Shell Canada as Royal Dutch Shell bought out Shell Canada and
brought sweeping changes. He moved on to Nexen where he produced software for a
Time Tracking System and then in 2008 Dave joined Con-Force, a leader in the
concrete business. At Con-Force Dave assembled a team of 6 developers and helped
produce a world class Time tracking system, from touch screen employee time
tracking to SAP job cost and payroll integration. This system was rolled out to
several locations across Canada.
Dave has also gained valuable experience with SharePoint and MVC over the last few years
as he continues to grow Dafran's business in this ever competitive IT market. Dafran's
portfolio has grown 10 fold since the early days as Dave continues to attract new clients
and manage the talented team of developers.
Some of the current and recent clients are:
- National Energy Board (NEB)
- Stantec (Project Management Group)
- JACOS (Japan Canada Oil Sands)
- Canadian Propane Association
- Marex Canada Limited
- Supreme Windows
- ClearBakk Energy Services
- NFK Devencore
- TechWest Inc. Downhole Tools Worldwide
- CBRE (CB Richard Ellis Group)
- SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technolgy)
- Summit Liability Solutions
- Nexen (a CNOOC Limited Company)
- Fortis Alberta
- Three Streams Engineering
- Intelligent Data Solutions
- Associated Engineering
- TAQA North
- Strike Energy
- Shaw Pipe
- ConForce Construction
- Rostad Tours
- Bridge Cruises (New York)
- Mezzoware (New Your)
- Defenders of Freedom (Dallas)
- Custom Travel Solutions
- Calgary Humane Society
- Diamond Gas Management
- Lac Ste. Anne County
John became a Dafran Inc. shareholder in 2008 and was part of the Con-Force team
in 2009 where he produced solutions for the payroll department including SQL
Reporting Services using Microsoft Business Intelligence Suite. John has been involved with some other projects for
Dafran Inc., and graduated with a degree in Computer Science, specializing in Game Design at the University of Calgary in 2010.
John has passed several SharePoint and .NET exams, which has gained him a Microsoft Certified Professional status and has helped Dafran Inc. become a Microsoft Silver Partner.
John is currently working as an independant constultant for Dafran Inc. and previously worked for Hitachi (formally Ideaca) in Calgary as an IT Consultant/Web Developer and SharePoint Specialist Team Lead.
He has worked on several projects for Dafran Inc., including a first of it's kind Tilt Settlement Engineering application for vessel inspections.
John has gained valuable experience with SharePoint and MVC over the last few years as well as many other intrinsic technologies.
Click here to view John's LinkedIn Profile.
Frances gained her first Microsoft Certification in 2001 while working in the UK
for Acadia Systems as the executive assistant. Frances also gained experience
with the hardware side of the business and was involved with building and
troubleshooting hardware solutions. Currently, Frances is the CFO and vice president at Dafran Inc.
She also works on-site from time-to-time helping companies organise their electrical inspections in SharePoint
with custom solutions provided by Dafran Inc.
Dafran Inc is a combination of Dave and Frances.
Frances gained her status as Microsoft Certified Application
Specialist in Microsoft Access 2007 and is working towards the full suite of
Micosoft Certifications in this area, including SharePoint Services.
Click here to review Frances' Certifications.