Shaun Guthrie | Vice President, Information Technology at AutoCanada Inc
Shaun Guthrie is the Vice President of Information Technology at AutoCanada Inc., an organization that generates $2.9 billion in revenue a year. Shaun provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure business technology environment across all of AutoCanada’s interests. He oversees the business technology strategy of the company and is passionate about building a world class team to execute that strategy.
Shaun is very active in the local IT community, serving as President of the CIO Association of Canada Edmonton Chapter and as an advisory board member for the Electronic Recycling Association, Ryerson University, and Tekion Inc.
With 17 years of Information Technology experience, Shaun holds a Computer Systems Technology diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and recently completed The Executive Program from the U of A Alberta School of Business.
Mark Bryant | CIO, PCL Constructors Inc
Mark is responsible for the strategic and innovative advancement of information technology (IT) within the PCL family of companies. Mark has over two decades of IT expertise, having served in the financial services, software, manufacturing, and AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industries. Prior to joining PCL he led the technology operations at a century-old financial services firm and was CIO at a leading planning, engineering, and consulting firm.
Mark received his business administration accreditation from Sheridan College in Ontario and additional credentials related to e-commerce from the Ivey School of Business. Mark completed his CIO MBA at Boston University.
Vince Davis | Program Manager and Lecturer, University of Alberta
Vince Davis is a Program Manager and Lecturer in Management Information Systems (MIS) for the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. Since 2000, Vince has played key leadership roles at the UofA in the development and delivery of MIS teaching curriculum, policy and technology, with a major focus on IT strategy, business intelligence, database transaction systems and system development methods. He has over 35 years of IT development and consulting experience, and for the past 20 years has been the founding director of an Alberta IT consulting firm.
Dean Doige | CIO, Clark Builders Group of Companies
Dean Doige is Chief Information Officer at the Clark Builders Group of Companies: Canadian leaders in the general contracting, construction management, and equipment rental industries. His portfolio includes strategic planning, information technology, information management, and virtual construction across the Clark Builders Group of Companies. Dean has overall accountability of overseeing the management of key strategic business initiatives and their related projects, assets, and people, ensuring bottom line business value is achieved. Prior to this role, Dean filled several positions within the Tyco International group of companies managing IT teams and projects throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia. Dean has a Master of Business Administration Degree, a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management, and a Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering Technology and is a Certified Engineering Technologist with the Association of Science Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta.
Santiago Gomez | IT Manager, Williams Engineering
Santiago Gomez is the Information Technology Manager at Williams Engineering Canada. For more than 12 years Santiago has played a key role in the strategic direction of the organization and the application of information technology, to increase productivity and enhance collaboration.
Santiago has a solid background in business planning and project management. He has led a variety of teams to deliver strategic value in the areas of IT infrastructure, application development, and organizational change. He is also a board member of the Latino Canadian Chamber of Commerce where he chairs the Technology Committee. Santiago enjoys giving back to the community in various ways, including leading WEC’s national United Way campaign since 2008.
Rita Lazar-Tippe | CIO, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division
Rita Lazar-Tippe has more than 25 years of experience in Transformational Information Technology and Innovation, within the following industries: environment, entertainment, media, education, engineering, service providers and federal and provincial government.
As leader of the Environmental Monitoring and Science Division – Oil Sands Monitoring Open Data initiative, Rita is responsible for the overall IT strategy, innovation, data management, business efficiency and operational management.
Rita was selected to the Top 20 most Innovative Midmarket CIOs and Midsize Enterprise Summit CIO 50 Group, a group of IT executives that have contributed to the advancement of their organization through the innovative use of technology solutions that have demonstrated leadership and considerable business value.
She holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Technology, has graduated from University of Alberta Executive Leadership, Dale Carnegie Organizational Leadership, International Association of Venue Management programs and completed a number of other business and technology-related certifications.
Jason Sichkaryk | IT Manager, Rosenau Transport
Jason Sichkaryk is the IT Manager for Rosenau Transport, one of Western Canada’s largest LTL transportation companies. The IT department provides cost effective and reliable technology to more than twenty locations from Vancouver to Winnipeg. Jason has a Network Engineering diploma from NAIT and is currently pursuing a BAIST degree. He has over 11 years of IT infrastructure and management experience in various industries including software development, banking, engineering, power generation and transportation.
Daron Stewart | CIO, Parkland County
Daron Stewart is responsible for developing and implementing technology strategies and roadmaps that enable the business. Key focus areas include ERP strategy, business transformation and change management. Daron has over 20 years of Information Technology experience and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Alberta. Daron’s thirst for knowledge has led to work assignments in the US, Czech Republic, Romania, Germany, Poland, Korea and Canada. His background includes market and strategic planning, M&A integrations, IT, process optimization and business transformation.
Scott Walker | IT Manager, Colas Canada
Scott Walker is the Manager of IT for ColasCanada Inc., a leading Canadian road construction group of companies. Scott has lead the IT group in the organization through expansion, growth and acquisitions, the opening of new offices, and relocations of others while focusing on driving excellence in our IT services to all our subsidiaries.
Scott has had several positions in the Information Technology field and always had a passion for working closely with the stake holders to understand the needs from the outside field level on up to the executive office levels.
Scott has a Computer Systems Technology diploma from the Northern Institute of Technology. His continuing education through several executive leadership courses has prepared him for managing strategic development and direction of the IT dept.