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IT’s 3rd Platform Challenges for 2015: 
Innovation, Disruption and Leadership

The CIO Association of Canada – Calgary Chapter
Thursday, January 22, 2015
07:30 – 09:30 am  
(hot breakfast buffet from 07:30, speaker from 07:45 – 08:45)

Kensington C Room 
Calgary Marriott Downtown
110 9th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

CIO Members: Free
Qualified Non Members: $40

Since 2007, IDC has predicted, chronicled and analyzed the industry's remarkable shift to its "3rd Platform" for innovation and growth, built on cloud, mobile, social and big data technologies. As we look to 2015, IDC's analysts will share their outlook for the future as we enter the most critical period yet in the 3rd Platform era: the "Innovation Stage". The next stage will be defined by an explosion of innovation and value creation on top of the 3rd Platform's foundation and a NEW wave of core technologies - "Innovation Accelerators" - that radically extend its capabilities and applications.  The IDC Top 10 Predictions have been developed for CIOs, IT executives, and business leaders responsible for their enterprise's technology platform, strategy, and governance processes. At the session we will discuss the impact and leadership challenges of IT's 3rd Platform related to a range of topics, including IT Investments and Funding, IT Staffing, Enterprise Architecture, Security, and Service Management. This session will deliver essential guidance on both enterprise strategies and professional development for CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, IT Strategists, Business Leaders, Enterprise Architects, and other senior technology professionals.

About the Speaker:

Tony Olvet is Group Vice President of the research domains team at IDC Canada.  He is responsible for managing the services and research direction of the technology market analysts in Canada. Mr. Olvet is also a member of IDC Canada's Senior Leadership Team.
The analyst team that Mr. Olvet manages helps technology vendors, IT professionals, and business executives make fact-based decisions on technology marketing, deployment and strategy. He has researched and presented on a variety of industry topics including mobility, cloud computing, and top executive technology priorities.
Mr. Olvet has worked with clients across a variety of organizations including global IT manufacturers, Canadian telecom service providers, technology start-ups, financial institutions and public sector organizations. He is quoted in major print and web publications including The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, The National Post,, Network World and Computer World.
Prior to leading the research domains group, Mr. Olvet was VP, Communications Practice; Senior Consultant; and Director of the Canadian Partnering Research Program at IDC. Mr. Olvet earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo and a Master's degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in economic geography.
Follow Tony on Twitter! @tolvet