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Julie Hansen Joins The IT Media Group's CIO Advisory Board

TORONTO, ON – Jan 15, 2024 - The IT Media Group, a CIO-centric media company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Hansen, Vice President, Global Executive Advisor at Salesforce, to our CIO Advisory Board. This strategic addition further solidifies The IT Media Group's commitment to enhancing content, connections, conversation and collaboration amongst the Canadian CIO and technology community.

A seasoned professional with over 25 years of growth-focused business, technology, and behavioural expertise, Julie has consistently demonstrated her ability to drive innovation and transformation. During her 16-year tenure at Salesforce, she’s pivotal in digitizing and transforming hundreds of global organizations.

Nasheen Liu, Partner and Senior Vice President of the IT Media Group, expressed her enthusiasm, "We are thrilled to welcome Julie to The IT Media Group's CIO Advisory Board. Her extensive experience in navigating the intersection of business and technology and her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion align perfectly with our mission. Julie's insights will enrich our discussions and contribute significantly to the value we provide to our communities."

Julie brings unique perspectives to the board, holding three degrees in Business, Computer Science, and Psychology and certifications in Value Chain Operations and Leadership from MIT Sloan and Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard and ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability. She also holds the Competent Boards GCB.D board-level accreditation, focusing on business practices for growth and innovation.

In response to her appointment, Julie said, "I am honoured to join The IT Media Group's CIO Advisory Board. Collaborating with Nasheen and the distinguished board of advisors presents an incredible opportunity to share insights and contribute to advancing Canadian technology initiatives. Together, we can achieve excellence in leadership."

A recognized thought leader and frequent speaker, Julie has been acknowledged for her dedication to innovation and diversity. CEO Marc Benioff named her a Salesforce Trailblazer, and she received the DEI Initiative of the Year from the Women in IT Awards Series for founding the first 100% autistic-neurodiverse partnership within Salesforce Professional Services.

As part of her commitment to mentorship and social impact, Julie is a judge and advisor to global innovation competitions, coaches women leaders in over 25 countries, and actively addresses inequalities worldwide.

The IT Media Group looks forward to the valuable contributions that Julie will bring to the CIO Advisory Board, our CIO community, and our broader technology ecosystem.

Please visit our events page for more about how The IT Media Group fosters collaboration amongst the CIO community. Interested parties can also subscribe to our Youtube channel to watch a host of CIO roundtable highlights and executive interviews covering topics on leadership, technology, and operations that address compelling issues.

The IT Media Group is an award-winning producer of events and content for senior IT executives. Our leadership team includes some of the most experienced and well-respected media, technology, and business professionals serving Canada's IT executive community.

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