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Internet of Things: Top 6 steps to automate your business processes

by Youssef Kabbani, Senior Strategy Manager – Internet of Things, Telus.         Businesses in any industry can improve their productivity by connecting to the Internet of Things …

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Balancing Technology Enabled Innovation and Cyber-Security

Natasha Nelson is a recent graduate of the Sloan School of Business at MIT. During her studies, she invited CIO Association members to participate in the research she was conducting. …

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Learn How Your Industry Is Utilizing IoT From The Industry Leaders That Know It Best – Industry and Business

We are pleased to share an excerpt from an article published on Media Planet by Ignacio Paz of Rogers Communications, in which Gary Davenport, President CIO Association of Canada, shares his …

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Calling all CIOs: Give Back to Fort Mac Hardware Donation Program

While it may no longer appear in daily headlines, the communities in and around Fort McMurray still need help, perhaps now more than ever, as they return to their lives. We …

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CIOCAL Discussion: Cognitive Computing

What happens when you bring together our CIOCAL members with an industry leader in Cognitive Computing? You get a vibrant discussion that explores the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact …

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What is Digital?

Ken McGee, Vice President and Gartner Fellow, Gartner Canada, outlined the lack of understanding current IT professionals have regarding digital business. His opinion is that there is not a single …

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Eugene Roman at CIO PF 2016: Exhilirating, Exhausting, and Encouraging

Eugene Roman entertained the lunchtime audience with an exciting overview of Canadian Tire’s digital transformation journey. He began his presentation with what he described as the “digital” catalog, which is …

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CIO Peer Forum 2016 Reflection: How to evolve and Adapt the CIO Organization During These Disruptive Times

CIO Peer Forum 2016 Reflection: How to evolve and Adapt the CIO Organization During These Disruptive Times. Breakout Session presented by Yvon Audette, National Leader, IT Advisory, KPMG LLP The …

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Reflections on CIO Peer Forum 2016 keynote presentation by Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist and Author

Reflections on CIO Peer Forum 2016 keynote presentation by Rahaf Harfoush. Digital Anthropologist and Author By: Ron Babin In a keynote presentation titled, Human Centric Analytics – Big Data, Micro-Influence …

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Edmonton Chapter: Breakfast Roundtable

Sheila FitzPatrick, Chief Privacy Officer for NetApp, led an enlightening discussion at the Edmonton Chapter Breakfast Roundtable Discussion on Governance of Privacy and Data in the Cloud on April 28. …

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CIO PEER FORUM 2016 WORKSHOP SPOTLIGHT:  COMMAND YOUR BRAND™:  DIFFERENTIATING YOURSELF IN A HIGHLY-COMMODITIZED WORLD In business today, the goal is to become not just memorable, but indelible. When leveraged …

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Modernizing Mainframes in the Financial Services Sector

By Satya Sarangi, President and CEO of TmaxSoft Canada Over the last 25 years, mainframes have been a good investment in terms of reliability, performance, and security.  However for insurance, financial …

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The Board of Directors’ Responsibility for Cybersecurity

Kelly Friedman, Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP recently spoke at a Toronto Chapter event acheiving some of the highest speaker ratings we have seen.  Kelly recently posted a blog offering …

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The New CIO Imperative: Recapturing Lost Productivity by Changing the Way People Work

CIOs and business leaders everywhere are dealing with a pervasive and destructive “productivity drain.” And even if you’ve never used the term “productivity drain,” you’ll recognize the symptoms. A lack …

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Getting Back to What Matters By: Rahaf Harfoush

Getting Back to What Matters By: Rahaf Harfoush I love data. Actually, I’m obsessed with it.  In particular, I love the idea of uncovering some hidden truth – like a …

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