CIO Coach Reflections

By: Gary Davenport It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it is living the life of a CIO. What advice do you give to a new CIO? Being a CIO can be a wonderful career experience. However, it is not for the faint of heart nor the weak in spirit. … Read more

RISE! Coach John Herdman at #CIOPeerForum

By: Mitchell Fong Ask the right questions at the right time, right place and to the right people. John’s journey started with a team that finished dead last at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and that team carried trauma of that loss with them. Nine months later in the London Olympics 2012, Canada’s got … Read more

The 4 Zone Model: A way to maximize the business value of IT, Peter Moore at #CIOPeerForum

By: Dineyar Buhariwala In the new digital world, business innovation is the new competitive imperative. Not all innovations are disruptive, even if they are revolutionary.  Disruptive innovations tend to be produced by outsiders and entrepreneurs, rather than existing market-leading companies. The business environment of market leaders does not allow them to pursue disruptive innovations when they first … Read more

Gartner’s ESCAPE model – 6 steps to change leadership

By Brian Jackson, Editorial Director, IT World Canada VANCOUVER – If you’re leading a change management initiative at your organization, you might feel like you just need to escape – and that’s exactly what Gartner research vice-president Elise Olding advocates, but not in the way you’d expect. “If you want your organization to change, you and … Read more