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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

The influence that line of business department leaders and end users have on the IT function has shifted how technology procurement, management, and service delivery takes place in the enterprise. Cloud, mobility, Big Data/analytics, and social business technologies form the Third Platform: the source of innovation, disruption and leadership in IT today through 2020. In this interactive session, IDC analysts will share insights about the shifting priorities and roles that are reshaping IT in business.  
Tony Olvet, Group Vice President of Research, will present key findings from IDC Canada’s most recent Top Executive Survey, which was conducted in conjunction with the CIO Association of Canada. Key themes include the impact of 3rd Platform technology on business, understanding the “IT Engaged” executive, and exploring responses to the question: “What kind of CIO are you?” 
Jill Feblowitz, Vice President of IDC Energy Insights, will present the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Oil & Gas 2015 Predictions. She will discuss the most critical decision imperatives that oil & gas industry technology leaders and their line of business counterparts must address as they lay out their one, two, and three year strategies for 2015 and beyond.

About the Speakers:

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. Tony's team 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

Jill Feblowitz
is a nationally recognized thought leader in the application of information technology to the business problems of the energy industry. As an analyst, her understanding of the needs of the industry is grounded in experience over the last 25 years working as a consultant and in the field. Ms. Feblowitz has consulted professionals in the energy industry – working with all levels from traders and engineers to C-Level executives – representing Information Technology, Oil & Gas, Trading & Risk Management, Wholesale Energy Supply, Energy Delivery and Customer Operations. She has consulted energy companies on constructing their IT strategy to fit the dynamic needs of the energy industry.