National Programs

Calling all CIOs and Senior IT Executives:
You are invited to an *exclusive 

(*CIO Association members and guests only)
 National Webinar on  Digital Adoption 
 Wednesday, April 2, 2014,1:30 ET/10:30 PT

* Help shape public policy
* Get the facts to support your technology uptake plans
* Share your personal and industry perspectives

Join Namir Anani (ICTC President),  John Reid (CATA President) and a group of CIO Panelists as we explore facts and perspectives on Digital Adoption.   During this one-hour session CIOs will get details from Namir Anani on ICTC"s latest research and how it impacts technology uptake decisions within their organizations.  They will also learn how they can leverage their collective influence to promote a digitally literate workforce.  (Read a summary of this research here.)

CIOCAN President, Gary Davenport will moderate.
CIO Panelists from a variety of industries will share their thoughts and experience on
     -  how advanced digital adoption has changed their organization and their industry
     -  what they perceive to be the biggest challenges to increased digital uptake (security concerns? financial backing?  talent issues?)
     -  recommendations for how to overcome those challenges
There will be opportunity for participants to share comments. Come  to add your voice, and to ensure that the CIO perspective from your industry is included.
John Reid will close the session, sharing further insights on how the Voice of the CIO can impact public policy, and how our organizations can work together.  
(NB The session will be recorded so that we can ensure that all input is captured.  No comments will be shared further without permission.)

Register here  


About the Speakers:

Namir Anani, President and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), is the chief strategist and driving force in bringing ICTC’s world-class centre of expertise and services to industry, education and government; enabling Canada’s advancement as a leader in innovation, productivity in the global economy.
Before joining ICTC, Namir previously led Policy Development & Research at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). He has also held several executive leadership roles in both the private and public sectors including the Department of Canadian Heritage (Director General & CEO), CGI consulting, Nortel, and Novartis (Switzerland). Mr. Anani’s experience extends to; strategic policy development and implementation, learning and capacity building, business transformation, national/international strategic alliances, economic and market research, and technology innovation.
Namir holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Salford (UK) and holds Professional Engineer designation in Ontario (P. Eng.).

John Reid is President and CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance).
Mr. Reid's career has encompassed many years of experience in government and industry. He has worked as a Commerce Officer with the Federal Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce and Energy, Mines and Resources after a stint in the financial community in London, England and research intern to the Copper Council in Paris, France. Prior to joining CATAAlliance, he directed the legislative activities of the Mining Association of Canada.
Born in London, Ontario, Mr. Reid received his Honour's B.A. (Political Science and Economics) from the University of North Carolina, Senior Diploma in French Language and Literature from the Universite d'Aix-Marseille, France and Masters degree in International Affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
Mr. Reid is a former Chairman of the Ottawa branch, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council to the Minister of Employment and Immigration. He sits on a number of high level Task Forces and Boards has published numerous articles and reviews in the area of government relations and communications.
Mr. Reid appears regularly on radio and TV speaking on behalf of Canada's high tech industries. 

IDC is offering a series of complimentary web conferences.  the final event in this series is:

Vendor Management Strategies - A Foundational IT Practice
March 26, 2014 - 11:00 a.m., EST 
Join Dr. Ron Babin, IDC Adjunct Research Advisor, and Joseph Pucciarelli, IDC Vice President and IT Executive Advisor, for a presentation that will explore how enterprise IT organizations can approach vendor management.

Register Here

Previous events:
Application Portfolio Rationalization:
Coming Back from the Bridge Too Far
January 29, 2014, 11:00 am EST
Join Serge Findling, IDC Adjunct Research Advisor, and Joseph Pucciarelli, IDC Vice President and IT Executive Advisor, for a discussion about application rationalization incentives.

Introducing IDC's IT Service Management Maturity Model: 
A Tool for Accelerating IT Innovation
February 26, 2014 - 11:00 a.m., EST 
Join Bill Keyworth, IDC Adjunct Research Advisor, and Joseph Pucciarelli, IDC Vice President and IT Executive Advisor, for a session about how the IT Service Management Maturity Model enables an organization.