Breakfast with EDGE

New for this year is the EDGE Breakfast Series. The three morning sessions focus on business issue that affect the evolving role of the chief information officer in today’s enterprise. The panel for our first session, on Wednesday, June 16 at the King Edward Hotel

in Toronto, will include

Robert Garigue, chief information security officer with the Bank of Montreal, Toromont CIO Mike Cuddy, and Dietmar Reiner, CIO of Ontario Power Generation. Seating is limited, so book yours today by contacting Sherryl Jacobs by e-mail at jacobss@transcontinental.ca.

Contact: Martin Slofstra mslofstra@itbusiness.ca

 

CDN recognizes excellence in the channel

Computer Dealer News will once again be sponsoring the Channel Elite Awards (CEA). CEAs will be presented to seven deserving channel professionals on June 24th, at the Kingsbridge Centre in King City, Ont.

CDN is also pleased to announce that Tech Data, Symantec, HP, NEC-Mitsubishi and Maxtor have come on board as sponsors.

CEA recognizes individual excellence in seven categories: Sales, Consulting or Services, Customer Service, Project Manager, Marketing, and Support Technician. The CEA judges will also award an individual, team or company who has created the best solution as Solution Champion.

Channel professionals, vendors and distributors have until May 21st to nominate anyone they believe deserves recognition for a job well done.

An independent panel of judges will review the nominees and select the winners in each category.

Those eligible to win include employees or owners of Canadian-owned or Canadian subsidiaries of IT channel organizations including resellers, integrators, consultants and service companies.

Vendors, customers and distributors are not eligible to be nominated for the CEAs, but they are welcome to nominate individuals in the channel.

As a bonus, CDN has engaged Technology Channels Group Inc. to present a two-hour educational program for attendees. The theme of the education session will be: Moving from rhetoric to more revenue. The speaker will be Mike Dubrall, the “”Channel Doctor”” who has been consulting on channel programs for more than a decade and his partners seminar is one of the most highly attended in the industry.

To submit a nomination, please visit www.itbusiness.ca/cea.

Contact: Paolo Del Nibletto pdelnibletto@itbusiness.ca

 

Communications & Networking

Check out the April issue of Communications & Networking magazine. The Viewpoint section includes some advice from industry veteran Ron Scott on factors to consider when selecting Internet Protocol telephony systems. It also includes coverage from two recent WiFi trade shows, and a look at the John Molson School of Business’s video conferencing systems. Watch for the May issue, which includes a feature article on networking operating systems, a case study on the new Terminal 1 at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and coverage of some recent CRTC rulings.

Contact: Greg Meckbach gmeckbach@itbusiness.ca

Sales contact for all the above: Brad McBride bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

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