Calgary Events

Events in the Calgary area are posted here. For a full list of all of the association's events, please look at the Upcoming CIOCAN Events page.

  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.

Delivering Bimodal IT 

The CIO Association of Canada – Calgary Chapter
Thursday, March 19, 2015
07:30 – 09:30 am  
(hot breakfast buffet from 07:30, speaker from 8:00 – 9:00)

Chinook 1 Room 
Calgary Marriott Downtown
110 9th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

CIO Members: Free
Qualified Non Members: $40.

The IT organization has always wanted to be agile, to react gracefully to uncertainty, to be faster and more flexible. But up to now, that desire has been like a New Year’s resolution — where one creates laudable goals only to fall short of them when day-to-day pressures set in. 

Bimodal IT helps CIOs develop the speed and agility their organization needs to meet digital challenges, while maintaining the efficiency, predictability and a step-by-step approaches that have served IT so well for the past two decades.  IT organizations must combine a conventional approach to enabling change with an approach that lets enterprises deal with greater uncertainty, to be more exploratory, responsive and agile. 

During this presentation we will explore what bimodal is, why it is a crucial capability for IT and the enterprise, and how to make it work. 

About the Speaker
Jeff Wyton is an Executive Partner with Gartner Executive Programs in Western Canada, based out of Calgary, Alberta.
Mr. Wyton has been leading large technology organizations for more than 23 years, including his most recent role as the CIO and Vice president, Technology and Innovation, with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.
Mr. Wyton holds an M.B.A. from Queen's University and has an extensive background in IT strategy, business transformation, strategic sourcing, IT risk, portfolio and program management, IT governance and control, the discipline of innovation and business relationship management. 

For the next CIOCAL Events  

Thursday, April 23, 2015  7:30 – 9:30 am

Thursday, May 21, 2015  07:30 – 09:30 am

Leading Change

About the Speaker: 

Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 AM

Calgary Marriott Downtown
110 9th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

The one certainty that every leader will have to deal with is change. Yet the irony is that change necessarily involves uncertainty, and as a result is often one of the most complex issues that a leader addresses. In this session, we will look at the process of change – both the change events themselves and the human impacts they bring – and explore how to address both elements of the process to ensure optimal results. We will also examine three principal change styles, and explore how a leader’s own change styles impacts how they lead others through the process of transition. The session will be practical, focused and interactive.

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