The new face of the CIO

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 – Toronto, Ontario


CIOs have spent the last decade earning their place at the table with senior management and becoming a strategic advisor. Now, as organizations work harder to align the technology decisions with their business objectives, the role of the CIO continues to evolve in surprising ways.


This session revealed the Canadian-specific results of a global research, face to face project IBM conducted with thousands of CIOs. Attendees walked away with ideas about fundamental changes they will need to make in their day-to-day activities in order to survive turbulent times, the differences between managing IT strategy in high or low-growth companies and the skill sets that lead to success.


Discussion also included:


  • The three pillars that drive CIO activity, and the roles associated with each
  • How the financial growth of the business has an impact on CIO priorities
  • Key enablers for creating business value in IT





John Pickett

Vice President and Community Advocate

IT World Canada


Featured Guests:


Hugh Cumming

CIO, ADP Canada


Paul Bellack

Partner and National Practice Leader, Technology Strategy, IBM Canada




Even though you missed attending this informative event, you may still download the material handed out on-site.