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Leadership Team

Nasheen Liu, Managing Partner and SVP, CIO Program Strategy

Nasheen Liu

Ms. Liu’s strong reputation in the Technology community is built upon her proven track record as a leader who practices what she preaches. Results driven, focused, determined and creative, Ms. Liu approaches business management with integrity, sound common-sense principles and unconventional strategy. Ms. Liu’s expertise in technology marketing, C-suite conversations and executive branding in the digital age makes her a well-rounded knowledge expert, a skilled listener and an excellent communicator.

A seasoned and sought-after executive, Ms. Liu has two decades of success in strategy development, marketing, and client engagement. Prior to joining The IT Media Group, she worked at Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., heading up Sun’s software marketing nationally. Previously, Ms. Liu held key marketing positions at leading Canadian software companies such as Workbrain and Platform Computing.

As Managing Partner and SVP, CIO Program Strategy, Ms. Liu spearheads The IT Media Group’s overall business plan and leads executive marketing consulting services. 


CIO program strategy; C-suite conversations; Executive branding; Technology marketing; Virtual CMO


John Pickett, VP, Executive Programs

JohnWith many years of experience leading editorial activities and chairing IT executive events at Canada’s top IT publishing company, Mr. Pickett is a highly skilled speaker, writer, events facilitator, advisor and CIO community advocate. Long-time host of the popular “Frankly Speaking…” series of IT breakfast events, he is one of Canada’s most recognized IT media figures. Mr. Pickett was the founding editor of ComputerWorld Canada and CIO Canada magazines. He is a frequent guest speaker and media source on information technology.

Prior to his media career, Mr. Pickett enjoyed a successful career in information systems and management consulting, and held senior management positions with prominent Canadian and UK-based companies.

As VP, Executive Programs, Mr. Pickett leads the effort of championing the role of the Canadian business and technology community and facilitating their ongoing, meaningful dialogues to solve their common challenges.


Event facilitation, hosting and public speaking; stimulating executive group interaction and CIO/vendor dialogue; developing compelling technical and management content; media consulting; writing and editing


David Carey, VP, Content


Mr. Carey is an award winning writer and one of Canada’s leading publishing professionals in the field of IT management. His career includes 20 years at the helm of two of the country’s most important IT management magazines, CIO Canada and Canadian Datasystems.

Mr. Carey is well connected with the Canadian IT management community, having interviewed hundreds of IT executives and written over a hundred in-depth IT case studies on public and private organizations from coast to coast. He was a driving force in the creation of the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA), the country’s leading awards program for IT management, and he helped launch The CIO Xchange, one of the country’s first facilitated information-sharing groups for CIOs.

As VP, Content, Mr. Carey provides oversight of all editorial services at The IT Media Group including the creation of case studies, whitepapers, sales & marketing collateral, and Web content.


All aspects of IT publishing project management including planning, interviewing, writing, editing, art direction supervision and print production; Canadian IT management market knowledge-expert; high-tech media relations consulting, including campaign planning and content creation


Jeff Ishii, Chief Technologist and VP of Operations


Externally ranked by Heidrick & Struggles to be in the top 5% of executives for achievement of results, customer centricity and business acumen, Mr. Ishii helps organizations solve their most important issues. His action-oriented style coupled with a strategic mindset has resulted in consistently high performance outcomes for his clients.

Mr. Ishii’s career spans 30 years of management consulting, professional services and IT operations delivery. He has always been at the forefront of technology by implementing unique and creative solutions that have produced sustained value. He translates business goals into actionable project plans while making sound choices and decisions.

As Chief Technologist, Mr. Ishii keeps abreast of current and future IT practices and trends that affect various industries. He proactively studies industry and marketplace developments to advise clients of relevant changes that affect their business. As VP, Operations, he provides oversight of the company’s priorities to ensure ongoing success.


IT outsourcing (service management, costing and optimization, P&L management, strategic planning, technology innovation, benchmarking); professional services (resource management, proposal review and quality assurance, project delivery); management consulting (technology strategy, mission critical systems)