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The latest news about The IT Media Group. What's happening in our world: new clients, new relationships and new initiatives.

Roundtable: A dozen CIOs from the GTA get real about Big Data

Despite following two days of the worst weather we’ve seen in Toronto this winter, a dozen IT executives from some of the top companies in the GTA showed up to participate in a roundtable discussion on The Economics of Big Data, hosted by The IT Media Group on Thursday, February 28th, 2013.

While Big Data is the subject of much hype, the session proved that it is real and there are companies today already leveraging Big Data technologies to address business challenges and uncover opportunities.


Executive roundtable to discuss business potential of location-based information

John Pickett, VP, Executive Programs for The IT Media Group, will co-host location intelligence solution provider DMTI Spatial's, January 29 Strategic Insight Session on Location Economics, which will be held at Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. He will share hosting duties with Asif Khan, President of The Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA) and John Fisher, Chairman and CEO of DMTI Spatial Inc.


HDS sponsors CIO roundtable

Hitachi Data Systems Canada has inked a deal with The IT Media Group, Toronto, for sponsorship of a CIO Master Series roundtable. Scheduled for February 28 in Toronto, the event will bring together a select group of CIOs to discuss strategies for successfully coping with the coming data tsunami and turning it into competitive advantage for their organization.

The conversation will range from getting the enterprise’s operational house in order, to taking maximum advantage of virtualization, to exploiting large data assets to drive business value. CIOs will also have the opportunity to brainstorm new ideas for coping with the gathering data wave.

The IT Media Group’s Masters Series roundtables give IT executives from various industries the opportunity to leverage the experience of true peers. Participants gain insights that help them improve operations, avoid pitfalls, discover new ideas and make decisions with greater confidence

HDS joins a growing list of major vendors that have joined ITMG’s client roster. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


LinkedIn honors The IT Media Group with the award of "Best Company Pages"

We're just tickled pink. The social media site, LinkedIn, just announced the results of its quest for the Company Pages that make the best use of its latest features. The IT Media Group was one of only 12 global firms that won the award, joining The Walt Disney Company, CNBC, Hubspot and Adobe in the winners’ circle. Company Pages enable us to engage our followers and promote the company and its activities. LinkedIn published the list of winning companies on its popular blog page.

In announcing the winners, LinkedIn’s spokesperson said, "The best Company Pages represent member recommendations for companies that have compelling images, engaging posts and rich content."


Location Economics Sparks Discussions in Financial Services

On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 The IT Media Group facilitated a roundtable discussion about Location Economics with a group of senior financial services executives. Our client, DMTI Spatial, a provider of industry-leading Location Economics solutions, hosted the session at the Gardiner Museum. 

After a welcome address by John Fisher, CEO and chairman of DMTI Spatial, the session was kicked off by John Pickett, Principal and VP of Executive Programs at The IT Media Group. Mr. Pickett introduced Asif Khan, president and founder of the Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA). Just returned from his travels to Asia and Europe, Mr. Khan briefed participants about the uptake of location specific opportunities worldwide. He explained that data volume, velocity and variety are the three key factors that drive the adoption of location intelligence solutions.


CIOs Weigh in on Internal IT Marketing

Several Canadian CIOs have responded to The IT Media Group’s request for input into the whitepaper “Best Practices in Internal IT Marketing”, which is being researched and written by ITMG’s VP Content, Dave Carey.

“Many CIO interviews have already been completed, and more are being scheduled,” said Mr. Carey. “Some of the best practices we’ve uncovered are quite remarkable. Readers of the whitepaper will be rewarded with a wealth of insight into some unique and highly effective approaches to raising the profile and stature of IT within the organization.”


Call for CIO input to whitepaper

‘Best Practices in IT Internal Marketing’

Every CIO knows that marketing IT to internal business partners, including the CEO, executive committee, Line of Business executives, mid-level managers and end users is critical for the success of the IT organization. But not all internal marketing methods are created equal. We want to find examples of highly successful internal marketing initiatives, and how they were undertaken.


DMTI Spatial inks deal with The IT Media Group

Location intelligence solutions firm DMTI Spatial of Toronto has signed a contract for event facilitation services with The IT Media Group, joining the company’s growing client roster, which includes Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM.

The IT Media Group will help DMTI moderate a special roundtable and dinner for financial industry executives this fall in Toronto, entitled Capitalising on Location Economics. The roundtable discussion will revolve around the use of location-based information and how it can be leveraged to drive bottom-line value and enhance customer relationships for financial institutions.


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