Carlos Palacio 12Carlos Palacio is the vice-president, information technology for The Arthritis Society, a national not-for-profit organization with over 30 offices across Canada.  In this role, Carlos oversees all aspects of The Arthritis Society’s information services needs including systems, infrastructure and support.Carlos is a strategic and business-savvy IT executive with 15 years of global experience leading IT/IS strategy and operations including infrastructure, applications, ERP implementations and project management.  He has worked internationally and managed multi-million dollar capital and operational budgets.

He has extensive expertise in systems architecture and implementing enterprise-level infrastructure solutions for public and private corporations looking to integrate technology as part of their core product offering.

Carlos brings particular focus to designing and implementing cost-effective enterprise solutions with the functionality, flexibility and scalability to meet the needs of organizations with sophisticated user and client demands. He is adept at bi-modal IT, managing bottom-line performance by aligning information technology with business objectives, as well as fluid innovation. He is a strong leader empowering a diverse and skilled team of remote and in-house staff with the tools, knowledge and opportunities to become high-impact contributors.

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