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About Radical

Radical I/O is is a people-first technology consultancy and lab that specializes in data-driven enterprise software development, with highly performant API architecture at its core.

Radical is proudly based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We do not outsource any work to ensure the quality of our solutions, and to be highly collaborative and responsive to our clients' needs. We are easily accessible thanks to our use of modern communication tools and our close proximity to Vancouver International Airport and rail, bus, ferry, and road networks. 

Radical I/O was established in 2014 by founders Ian and Briana Sim, who wanted to establish a different kind of technology company - a company that values community, relationships, and social good - and won’t compromise its principles for profit.

+ Mission

We develop technology with purpose by collaborating with organizations and cities to build meaningful, data-driven solutions to our communities’ toughest challenges.

+ Vision

An equitable society where people can easily access information, when and where they need it.

+ Core Values

We live and work by our Core Values. These are the principles that resonate with us and that we hope to share with our team members, collaborators, clients, and partners:

  • Make a positive impact
  • Care for our community
  • Be good global citizens
  • Display honesty and integrity in our relationships 
  • Communicate with kindness
  • Seek innovation and excellence in our work 
  • Explore, learn, and collaborate
+ Inclusion & Innovation

As a boutique professional services company, we are proud that our technical capabilities equal those of larger firms. We take the time to listen and learn about your organization; and our work speaks for itself.

Our women-led team supports and promotes inclusion, and fosters a sense of belonging in the workplace and our wider community. We embrace the innovation, creativity, and excellence of our team’s diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and we value each members’ contribution to our company’s culture of quality and impact.  


From the Latin ‘radix’, meaning to get to the root or core. We associate this word with thinking differently and bringing about change.


Input and output. These classic computing terms describe the flow of data through a system. Data comes from people, is processed by a system, and then presented in meaningful ways.


The means or tools by which we affect the world around us, and the information we need to adapt to it.

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Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team’s expertise, passion, and commitment to positively impacting their community and their clients’ success makes them a great sounding board. If you have a big idea or a challenge that keeps you up at night, they would love to help and are always available for a chat.

Ian Sim

co-founder & CEO / tech octopus / coffee fiend

Enterprise Architect with 20 years of progressively-advanced technical leadership across multiple architectural disciplines. Solid technical background, broad technology domain experience, and a proven ability to architect both applications and multi-tiered fault tolerant scalable systems.

Briana Sim

co-founder & COO / people advocate / office singer

Briana leads Radical’s people, culture, and community activities, and strategically plans how the team can create impactful programs and digital products for government, education, and non-profits. She's passionate about ensuring inclusiveness and belonging in every area of the company, and in championing women to pursue careers in technology. Briana holds an MEd and a BBA, and is co-chair of Women in Communications and Technology, BC Chapter (WCTBC).


Every person that we hire is a direct reflection of our company culture and values. Our global-citizen mindset and diverse team means that we approach every technology and business problem-solving opportunity with unique perspectives and skill-sets, allowing us to continually innovate. We are on the lookout for curious, capable, creative individuals to join our team.

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Partners & Associations

Radical I/O is proud to play an active role in the Canadian technology community. We love bringing people together and contributing our ideas and expertise to help solve shared challenges. We are partners and members of the following organizations, to name a few: