#FollowFriday: Why #GartnerSym was the CIO hashtag of the week

There are all kinds of vendor events, but Gartner Inc.'s annual Symposium/ITExpo has absolutely become one of the most essential conferences for chief information officers around the world. You can read coverage on

Published on: October 10th, 2014 Shane Schick

I made a room full of CIOs do this exercise (and they loved it!)

"Thirty minutes should be enough time for anyone to innovate," I said. The CIOs around me laughed, but maybe only because that's about how much they actually feel they can allocate to anything

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Shane Schick

How 35 Canadian CIOs are sizing up big data and analytics issues

I had to rent a car to attend the invite-only CIO Innovation Summit that's taking place this week in Muskoka, and as I was picking up a vehicle and transferring my bags, my

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: What will Canada’s top federal CIO say?

Next month public sector IT executives will be gathering as usual for the GTEC conference and exhibition in Ottawa, and this week it was confirmed that the chief information officer at Treasury Board

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: Meet DFATD’s new CIO

First off, congratulations to the new IT leader at one of the most important agencies in the Canadian public sector. I've never met Mark, but before Foreign Affairs he worked for the Consulate

Published on: September 5th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: The top social links shared with CIOs this week

First off, some free consulting via Twitter. You expect third-pary experts to be blunt, but I liked the use of imagery here to make a more pronounced wake-up call: https://twitter.com/KristineKoed/status/500210182291726336 This research analyst's

Published on: August 15th, 2014 Shane Schick

An energy sector CIO explains what’s needed to stop security threats early

For most CIOs, “uptime” is all about whether servers or other IT infrastructure is running properly, but Doug Thomas is one of the few who is literally focused on keeping the lights on.

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Shane Schick

How CIOs are sizing up their storage-as-a-service options

Not all of the biggest issues around big data storage revolve around technology. Questions about sovereignty, compliance and security practices loomed large at CanadianCIO’s executive roundtable on storage-as-a-service. As one participant put it

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 christine wong

Conflicts between CISOs and CIOs have never looked so geeky

CIOs may increasingly be butting heads with CMOs, but there may be an even older and more important adversary: the chief information security officers who report into them. In "CISOs are from Mars,

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Shane Schick