CIO Peer Forum | Speakers

Patti Blackstaffe – CEO, Globalsway | Influential Author & Speaker

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Closing Keynote – The Fusion of Technology & Humanity (Mayfair/Endrooms)


CEO, GlobalSway

Patti Blackstaffe, CEO of GlobalSway, is an influential author, speaker, and consultant renowned for her transformative impact on digital leadership and organizational change. With a wealth of experience in IT outsourcing, systems integration, and enterprise tech stack transformations, Patti has led initiatives at some of Canada’s largest organizations, including pivotal roles in M&A with Microsoft 365 for companies like Parkland Fuel and systems for Enbridge and TC Energy.

Her career has been shaped by a commitment to driving successful transformations by fostering adaptable, flexible leadership and advocating for iterative approaches. Patti’s insights have been recognized globally, earning her accolades such as the HDI Top 25 Thought Leader in 2021 and 2023, and she is praised for her transparent and vulnerable approach to leadership evolution in IT Service Management.

She has been nominated twice for the RBC Women Entrepreneur Award, named one of the World’s Top 30 Leadership Gurus in 2010 and listed among 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2009; Patti’s contributions to the industry led her to develop programs for senior leaders to cultivate digital leadership contributing to adaptability and resilience. She continues to inspire and empower leaders through her coaching, speaking engagements, and forthcoming book series, “The Essential Sway.”

She is the author of Upheaval: An Executive’s Guide to Organizational Digital Leadership, Digital Leadership in a Shifting Landscape, Leadership XXL: 11 Practical Steps for Leaders, and is a Fellow of the Institute for Digital Transformation and a member of ForHumanity, auditing, analyzing and evaluating digital ethics in technology and cybersecurity.