TORONTO – The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) celebrated its 50th anniversary at a conference in Toronto Tuesday that involved a debate on the evolution of the IT industry and the state of the profession as a whole.

Richard Wilson, executive vice-president of Toronto-based risk and compliance software firm Resolver Inc., said that while IT is often asked to develop the technical requirements for many different business projects, he argued they need to start managing the business requirements as well.

“Take a look at the downfall of any major corporation in the last six months,” he told conference attendees. “Whether it’s security, privacy, governance, or risk issues, everything is strongly impacted and managed by IT.”

Wilson cited the recent actions of a rogue Soci