JD Gershbein, CEO of Owlish Communications, is considered one of the world’s top thought leaders on LinkedIn strategy, and a pioneer in the design and delivery of LinkedIn education. JD’s Workshop, Connect to Prosper, on Thursday April 21st, 2016 at the CIO Peer Forum is a must-attend for those looking to amp up their networking game and … Read more
Fact: 67% of CEOs and CIOs are misaligned on how IT should be enabling the business. Fact: Improving the IT-business alignment in your organization can make IT operate more effectively and generate tangible value for your business. Fact: The CEO CIO Alignment Program can help you and your business. Despite the fact that global … Read more
At the Toronto Chapter Event held on February 17, 2016 Kelly Friedman and Dave Millier provided guidelines for how Legal and IT should work together to deal with data breaches. Click on the presentation icon to see the slides from Kelly’s presentation.
How clearly defined are your responsibilities for digital business? Are you the a) champion; b) influencer; c) facilitator of digital strategy — or d) a bit of all three? If your answer is “d,” you aren’t alone. Digital business is changing market paradigms and enterprise priorities at blink-and-you’ll-miss-it speed.
Thanks to the digital revolution, CIOs have an unprecedented opportunity to transform themselves and their departments, and become a key voice at the executive table and boardroom. At the upcoming Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit in Toronto, the leadership role the CIO must play in digital business will be explained as contextual and depends on more than self-initiative. Digital business is a fast-moving team sport and, as such, requires role clarity and synchronization to succeed. One of the first acts of leadership a CIO can contribute to the enterprise is to drive digital role clarity and teamwork expectations.
The “new CIO” does not forget the lessons from the past and, in fact, respects and values those things that may have been painfully learned so that the actions that they take today and tomorrow in support of the ongoing digital transformation agenda can be enhanced and amplified for all the key stakeholders. They understand that their ultimate success is dependent on building bridges between the past, present and future. Long live the “new CIO”!
The Fifth Annual Toronto Chapter event was held on January 28 at the comfortably classy University Club of Toronto. Along with the research results and insights provided by the speakers, attendee participation, through polling of the audience and lively dialogue, made the content even more relevant and helpful. Comments from … Read more
Organizations with a comprehensive mobility strategy are better positioned to gain competitive advantage and drive growth. Armed with the right technology, you can capitalize on the opportunity mobility presents while mitigating security risks. A 2015 study from the Cyber Defense Group, found that 60% or so of companies surveyed had experienced an increase in mobile … Read more
Most executives, including CIOs, have an aversion to the concept of “organizational politics”–– as if it’s a dirty word: “She’s so political…he got ahead due to politics…decisions around here are all political…I’m not going to play the politics game!” We act like the word stems from the Greek derivatives “poly” (many) and “tics” (blood-sucking parasites)! … Read more
When I joined Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) in 2012 as Chief Technology Officer, the top priority was to address the tech infrastructure and to help turn CTC into a world-class digital organization. Our 93-year old company had conflicting and obsolete technology systems across our banners and we needed to catch up fast. Applying “best practices” … Read more