Articles By Kevin Pashuk

Canadian CIOs

What does the IT department really do?

At some point in your career, you will need explain the services that are provided by the IT department to those granting next...

September 29th, 2015 Kevin Pashuk

IT’s island mentality has got to go

When I started my new role as CIO at a large college, I spent time meeting with other executives in...

September 2nd, 2015 Kevin Pashuk
sharpening IT skills

Sharpening the CIO saw

You are a smart person. You wouldn't have gotten to where you are without being smart. But I have news...

July 19th, 2015 Kevin Pashuk
mobile device management

Start innovation from the user

The best advice I ever received when I was looking to start a consulting business was this: "To guarantee success,...

June 18th, 2015 Kevin Pashuk
hiring

Churn happens

If you've ever managed people, you are familiar with the little tap on your office door, followed by "Got a...

March 19th, 2015 Kevin Pashuk
technology used in education

Homogeneous is good if it’s milk, bad if it’s innovation

We want to be the best. Who doesn't? If we just wanted to be good, no organization would need a strategic IT leader. They could...

February 19th, 2015 Kevin Pashuk
IT explosion due to change

Blowing up the IT department

It's not every day you get the opportunity to blow up your organization. Metaphorically anyway. At an offsite strategy meeting...

February 11th, 2015 Kevin Pashuk
technology warp

The single most important question CIOs need to answer

I have a theory. OK, I have many theories but today’s theory has to do with a medical mystery. I...

January 30th, 2015 Kevin Pashuk
Close up of person's eye, technology, biometrics

Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo 2011: A CIO’s takeaways

Over the years, I have noticed a strange phenomenon that happens when you get several technical people in a room...

November 3rd, 2011 Kevin Pashuk