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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.

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.


VP of IT at BuildDirect discusses the value of peer roundtables (video)

Dan Brodie, VP of IT at BuildDirect, discusses the value of peer roundtables and the subject of vendor management following The IT Media Group roundtable “Winning Tactics for Hard Times” in Vancouver.

Highlights from the Master Series roundtable “The CIO in Transition”.

Fourteen CIOs gathered in Toronto at the end of May for a candid discussion around the future of the profession. The latest in The IT Media Group’s CIO Master Series Roundtables focussed on the theme “The CIO in Transition”.

The event, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co., was attended by IT leaders from large and mid-sized firms in a variety of sectors, including financial, retail, transportation and the public sector. It prompted a wide variety of opinions on how the role of CIO is changing, and how CIOs themselves can proactively take control of their own fate within the organization.


Hewlett-Packard joins ITMG client family

Hewlett-Packard Canada has signed an agreement to sponsor The IT Media Group’s upcoming CIO Master Series Roundtable in Toronto. Designed exclusively for senior IT executives, these events bring CIO peers together to share insights, opinions and best practices around leading IT management issues and enterprise technology.


Oracle re-ups for western roundtable swing

Following the success of The IT Media Group’s Master Series Roundtable, “Winning Tactics for Hard Times”, in Toronto in November, the company is taking the Series on the road, with scheduled stops in Vancouver and Calgary early in 2012.


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