Dave O'Leary

Dave is a founding managing partner of REDDS Venture Investment Partners (www.reddsvip.com). His career in post-secondary education included roles as CIO, Vice-President and acting President. Dave is a member of the Practitioner Board of the Association for Computing Machinery. He chairs the ACM Practitioner Board Marketing Committee and is also a second term member of the Board's Professional Development Committee. (ACM - Association for Computing Machinery--official IFIP international member representative, largest and most respected international computing science, research, education, innovation professional association well known for their AM Turing Award (Nobel of computing) with 1 million USD prize, 1.5 millions user digital library, 2 million reach, learning center, Applicative conference, Queue magazine, 200 conferences/events, 78 publications/news, 37 Special Interest Groups). He is a board director of the Global Industry Council and the immediate Past President of the Canadian Information Processing Society of British Columbia. Dave is co-founder and director of an ISV computer technology business and is currently leading and advising start ups in the USA, China, Europe, and Canada. He serves as a task force member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is the past chair of the Canadian National Council of Deans of Information and Communications Technology. He served two terms as a director of the Canadian National Information and Communications Technology Sector Council advising on National technology and economic strategy. Dave has appeared as a panel member in a number of Microsoft webcasts and has presented globally on the business and technical impacts of technology in training. He is the recipient (2002) of the highest national award for leadership in post-secondary education.

Articles by Dave O'Leary

Fighting back: Is the time for defensive IT security policy over?

The best defence is a good offence, someone once said. It may be time to apply that to cyber security

Business needs a new kind of information technology employee

Why smart companies are hiring and developing IT staff who understand business and technology

A tool for Canadian SME’s in their battle to improve cyber-security

A guide developed under Canada's Cyber Security Strategy provides a road map for small and medium enterprises

A cloudy future for higher education

As demand for IT services increases across all service areas, higher education institutions may look to the cloud for solutions.

Post-secondary accreditation: A key differentiator when hiring new grads

Winning the competition for top IT talent is critical for business success. Post-secondary accreditation is one tool your company can use to gain a competitive advantage

IT in Canada’s post-secondary system key to economic impact

British Columbia report shows value of colleges in a digital world

How high performance computing works in the Maritimes

Universities in Atlantic Canada rely on ACEnet for HPC needs. Some of their work will be shown at an HPC conference in June in Halifax

The Internet of doggy things at CES 2014

An activity tracker for dogs caught the eye of one of our bloggers at the conference

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