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Roundtable: Business-casing to the C-suite (Toronto)

On May 18, 2017 in Toronto, The IT Media Group will host a CIO Master Series roundtable, “Business-casing to the C-suite”. 

CIOs are under direction to optimize their IT budgets, while at the same time, there is significant pressure for IT to innovate and invest in Digital Transformation. These seemingly conflicting priorities require CIOs to keep the engine running, while securing enough funding for their strategic initiatives.

To achieve these goals, CIOs must be effective marketers, business experts, and have strong relationships within all levels of their organizations. Successful CIOs are able to rally their teams and sell their ideas. They raise the profile of IT at the table.

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Roundtable: A Framework for Innovation (Toronto)

On April 6, 2017 in Toronto, The IT Media Group will host a CIO Master Series roundtable, “A Framework for Innovation”. 

Researchers agree that the key benefit of Digital Transformation is the ability to innovate. Conversely, one of the key roadblocks to executing a Digital Transformation strategy is the inability to innovate. CIOs must be able to solve this dilemma. They are in a position to lead enterprise innovation, but to do so CIOs must look beyond their traditional roles and be the innovators who can transform breakthroughs in technology into real business solutions.

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Roundtable: CIO Essentials for Digital Transformation

On December 9, 2016, 17 IT executives from the Toronto area gathered for another of The IT Media’s Group’s highly regarded Master Series Roundtables, this one entitled “CIO Essentials to Digital Transformation”. This very interactive discussion was moderated by Jeff Ishii, ITMG’s Chief Technologist, and sponsored by Salesforce, represented at the table by Chris Makkreel, Head of Solution Engineering.

Digital Transformation supports the technology innovation agenda of a company’s business strategy. CIOs need to understand the benefits that can be realized for their industry and communicate those benefits effectively to their business partners.

In this private roundtable, the executives explored how digital transformation is being managed across industries. Participants shared insights about how technology is being used to drive revenue and optimize costs.

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Roundtable: Winning the IT Talent Wars (Calgary)

Despite the economic downturn in the oil patch, managing talent remains very important. Furthermore, as businesses rationalize their cost structures around $50 oil, reducing budgets and innovating are also top concerns. In order to balance these priorities, IT organizations must implement ways to add business value, while managing changing skill sets, vendor relationships, and new application requirements. It is a difficult task for any business.

The IT Media Group’s CIO Master Series Roundtable, ‘Winning the IT Talent Wars’, held October 27, 2016 in Calgary, brought together IT executives from a variety of Calgary-area organizations to explore these issues and many others related to talent management.

The private session was organized by leading Canadian IT events producer The IT Media Group and moderated by its VP Executive Programs, John Pickett. Sponsor for the roundtable was Salesforce, represented at the table by Chris Makkreel, Head of Solution Engineering.

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Roundtable: IoT in a Customer-centric World (Toronto)

There’s a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) these days, but how are companies preparing for it, what are the IoT issues that concern them, and where are they when it comes to putting IoT data to work for the organization? These and several other important questions were discussed at the CIO Master Series Roundtable, IoT in a Customer-centric World, held September 22, 2016 in Toronto, and attended by 15 IT executives from a variety of public- and private-sector organizations in the Greater Toronto Area.

The private session was organized by leading Canadian IT events producer The IT Media Group and moderated by its VP Executive Programs, John Pickett. Sponsor for the roundtable was Salesforce, represented at the table by Chris Makkreel, Head of Solution Engineering.

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