In the midst of today’s global economic turmoil, Canadian CIOs face enormous challenges in meeting the expectations of their CEOs and corporate stakeholders. Participants shared successful tactics and innovative ideas for fulfilling the CIO’s mandate in the midst of continuing tight budgets and economic uncertainty, including strategies for improving vendor relationships, negotiating better deals, and creating more synergy with vendors.
Here is the summary report from the Calgary session:
Post-session interview (video)
Rahul Kohli, VP & CIO at UFA Cooperative discusses criteria for project prioritization. His comments were recorded following The IT Media Group Roundtable “Winning Tactics for Hard Times” in Calgary, March 29th 2012.
Here is the summary report from the Vancouver session:
Video: Dan Brodie, VP of IT at BuildDirect, discusses the value of peer roundtables and the subject of vendor management.
Video: John Tolkamp, IT Director at Ainsworth Engineered talks about changes in business and IT that affect how the two interact.
Here is the summary report from the Toronto session:
Session Highlights (Videos)
Defending IT Investments
It's important to recognize who your key people are and take measures to ensure they know where they have a viable career path.
Helen Polatajko, SVP and CIO at CIBC Mellon
Sanjiv Purba, CIO at Home Trust Company