Calgary Events

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                Calgary Chapter

The Calgary Chapter of the CIO Association of Canada invites its members and other senior IT executives to meet, network, learn, and discuss topics relevant to their business.

Luncheon Event -- Wednesday September 17, 2014 

Topic:  IBM's 2014 Global C-Suite Study and the Implications for CIOs
Speakers: Laura Hartwell, and Ian Young, IBM Canada
Time: Noon -- 1:30 pm MT 
IBM Canada, 2nd Floor, 227 11th Avenue Southwest, Calgary 
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Fee: Complimentary for CIO Association members; $40 for qualified non-members

Register here.

A decade ago, the IBM Institute for Business Value started the C-suite Study research program.  Since that time, over 18,000 executives and public sector leaders worldwide have been interviewed. For the 2014 IBM Global C-Suite Study, over 4,000 C-suite executives from 70 countries were interviewed in six different roles including CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, CHROs and COOs.  One hundred and sixty-five CxOs from across Canada, possibly including some of our CIOCAL members, accepted the invitation to share their thoughts with IBM.  As you might imagine their findings related to society, employees, customers and stakeholders offer insight to C level executives and the organizations they work in.

Laura and Ian will speak about some of the more interesting and thoughtful perspectives on the role of Information Technologies for the future health and operational performance of these organizations and, in particular, the energy sector.  The implications are clear for the CIO and her/his participation within the C-suite and in providing leadership of the IT/IS team and resources.  Join us at IBM on September 17 to learn about the details and to explore any implications that might be important for you and your organization

The Speakers:

Laura Hartwell is a member of the IBM leadership team and is accountable for the sales of IBM's portfolio of software, services and hardware to the Natural Resources industry clients in Canada. She leads the Sales team and the Natural Resources Industry teams, who focus on solving business problems for their industry clients. She has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and has had various roles in the Sales, Services, Alliances and Operations roles at IBM Canada.

Ian Young is the Services Sales Manager for IBM Canada’s oil and gas sector. He sets strategy and teams with IBM’s world-wide network of Natural Resources Solution Centres and IBM Canada’s team of client executives supporting major accounts. With over 30 years of experience Ian has led consulting, services, sales and education functions. He has broad industry experience having worked with oil and gas, energy, transportation, finance/insurance, retail healthcare and government organizations.


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