CMOs should aim to be ‘digital pacesetters’: IBM

Today's chief marketing officer (CMO) is enjoying more influence with their boss and working more collaboratively with their CIO colleagues, but still have their work cut out for them when it comes to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Before marrying, CIOs and CMOs need to go on a first date

The thought of walking down a neon-lit aisle of a Las Vegas chapel and exchanging vows officiated by an Elvis impersonator is likely enough to make any chief marketing officer (CMO) shudder. But

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Digital leadership – the coming of the chief digital officer

In a recent presentation entitled “Taming the Digital Dragon” Gartner fellow and vice president Ken McGee revealed that although IT budgets would appear to remain flat again for the 13th year in a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2014 Jim Love

Microsoft elevates cloud boss Satya Nadella to new CEO

Microsoft Corp.’s new CEO says his first day on the job is “a very humbling day for me.” In an email to employees Satya Nadella, who has been with the company for 22

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Caring drives better results in the age of the customer

The customer experience has increased in importance over the past few years with service-based business models proliferating like cloud computing. The purchasing power is now firmly in the hands of the customer as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 14th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

Executive discussions are changing to include the cloud

Cloud computing is a disruptive force.  Having worked with many of western Canada’s CIOs and senior executives over the past year, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the topic of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2013 Brian Clendenin

The conundrum of leadership and open collaboration in the social era

For those leaders that think social collaboration is a waste of time, think again.  The chatter among many leadership pundits today is on the topic of open leadership and letting your employees get

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2013 Brian Clendenin

Jack Dorsey tells Waterloo he’s opening up local Square office

The co-founder of Twitter and Square visited Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto today and announced he's opening up a permanent office in the Waterloo region. Jack Dorsey delivered the news as part of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services division for $5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia were already close, but now they're going through with the ceremony and entering a full-fledged union. Microsoft will acquire the Devices & Services division of Finnish smartphone maker Nokia

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

The meaning of Ballmer [an insider's take]

Change at the top of the world’s largest tech companies is always a seismic event. We all remember where we were when we first heard Bill Gates was going to step down as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Carmi Levy

Cubicle Fight: Was Steve Ballmer a good CEO for Microsoft?

We just learned this morning that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring from his post within the next 12 months. Was Ballmer's rein as CEO a triumphant career journey to be celebrated, or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

AVG snags Canadian CEO from Mozilla

Amsterdam-based security software vendor AVG Technologies N.V. has a new head honcho - Canadian Gary Kovacs will be the firm's new CEO and managing director, AVG announced July 30. Kovacs announced his decision

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toronto social marketing firms merge after ‘divine intervention’

Two Toronto-based social software startups are merging after Influitive Corp. announced its acquisition of Engagio yesterday, but the teams have already been working together for nearly two weeks, according to the founders.Influitive offers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile CEO resigns to lead new venture capital firm

Anthony Lacavera says that after surpassing 600,000 subscribers at Wind Mobile, he feels the time is right to move on and leave management of the company to Cairo-based Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.Lacavera will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson