Ingenious Award Winners: Collect, Match and Deliver – Technology facilitates charity

This is the final story in the series of blogs about the 2016 Ingenious Award Winners: Not-for-Profit Sector Winner: Furniture Bank Since 1998, Furniture Bank has been distributing donated furniture to families and individuals in need across the Greater Toronto Area. Women and children fleeing from abuse represent one-third of Furniture Bank’s clients, while refugees represent … Read more

TOR Innovation to Efficiency

Executive Summary by volunteers Anastasia Tzirtziganis and Mitchell R. Fong Shlomo Bibas, VP Global Operation & Chief Information Officer, hosted Toronto Chapter members and colleagues at the Apotex facility in Etobicoke. With 25% of the prescribed pharmaceutical marketplace, Apotex fills 88 million prescriptions per year in Canada. On top of that, 75% of their production … Read more

Ingenious Award Winners: IT Facilitates Health Care Delivery

This is the fifth in a series of 6 blogs about the 2016 Ingenious Award Winners: Small/Medium Public Sector Winner: First Nations Integrated Health Solution In 2007 InterRAI became the provincial standard for Albertans seeking placement in a provincial supportive living or long-term care facility. Delays with some aspects of implementation of this standard meant … Read more

Ingenious Award Winners: Unlocking the Power of Marketing Automation

This is the fourth in a series of 6 blogs about the 2016 Ingenious Award Winners: Small/Medium Private/ICT Sector Winner: Thirdshelf Started by three co-founders in mid-2015, Thirdshelf is a loyalty marketing solution made for small, independent retailers. Its customer tracking capabilities, paired with artificial intelligences (AI) automates many aspects of customer relationship building. “It’s … Read more

CAL The Best of Gartner 2016, Nov 17, 2016

In our technology leadership roles, we are all challenged with monitoring emerging technologies, ensuring reliability and relevance for the information resources we maintain and use, setting strategic direction, and pursuing priorities that will bring value to our organizations – all while ensuring that the information assets of our organizations and their customers are kept safe … Read more

Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry by Maciej Kranz

As billions of standalone devices across the world are getting connected, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most talked about technology trends. But IoT is not really about technology and connected devices; at its core it is about business outcomes and people, new ways of doing business, talent and change management, migration to open technologies, and open business structures based on co-development. Building the Internet of Things brings innovative business and technology strategies to every business-to-business (B2B) market segment and opens up a progressive world of possibilities to increase both top- and bottom-line results. Written specifically for front-line business decision makers at companies of all sizes, who need a practical handbook to get the ball rolling in a tangible way, this dependable resource looks at IoT from a business, strategy, and organizational standpoint and helps in identifying areas in an organization ripe for an IoT-based makeover, with the quickest payback on investment.

CIO Association Extraordinary Member Meeting

As a national organization that started in British Columbia, the CIO Association is registered through the BC Societies Act.  As of November 28, 2016, there will be a new act in place.  In order to be compliant with the updated legislation, a number of changes in the governance of the Association have been presented to members … Read more