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

A look at what technologies are NOT good at

David Lyle, Pacific Data Integrators will be speaking at the CIO Peer Forum on Disruptive Next-Gen Analytics: What’s next?   Over the past decade, powerful Big Data storage and retrieval technologies have emerged that give us added power to harvest the information cornucopia surrounding us. But as our world becomes more complex, the variety of these tools … Read more

Negotiating Successful IT Deals

Matthew Peters, National Innovation Leader and Partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP sets the stage for his presentation at the CIO Peer Forum in April 2018.  Here are some of his thoughts on managing and negotiating successful IT deals: When entering a new business relationship, there is a tendency to pull out a contract that has … Read more

CIOCAN Members in Innovation

Innovation is daring to do things smarter, faster, and better, and is fundamental to continued growth and job creation in Canada.  Top of mind for CIOs, innovation is the key to establishing Canada’s place in the world in this age of constant change and disruption. How to achieve this is the big question. Humza Teherany, … Read more

CIOCAN Members on Innovation

This blog is based on a recent interview with Dianne, Lapierre, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Raymond James Ltd Information technology (IT) innovation in an enterprise involves using technology in new ways to create a more efficient organization and improve alignment between technology initiatives and business goals.  Challenges and approaches differ widely between the public … Read more