The Toronto Metropolitan University, Ted Rogers School of Business announces chairs of IT PAC

For Immediate Release Toronto, September 23, 2022

The Toronto Metropolitan University’s Ted Rogers School of Business IT Program Advisory Council (IT PAC) is an industry-led committee for the betterment of undergraduate and graduate students. It consists of a group of industry volunteers who provide expert advice to our School on curriculum, technology, and trends in specific industries. The PAC, which focuses on information technology, is proud to announce its new Chair and co-Chair for the 2022-2025 term, Rob Meikle and Fawn Annan.

Rob Meikle, an Executive Consultant, Keynote Speaker, and Board Advisor to several emerging technology organizations, take the position of Chair. He is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Toronto and the City of Brampton, where he created high-performance teams to deliver innovative and transformational solutions. His leadership experience spans the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, and he actively fosters sustainable inter-generational social impact in his local community. Rob is also an award-winning international CIO who twice graced the cover of CIO Canada Magazine.

Fawn Annan, the chief executive officer (CEO) of IT World Canada (ITWC), the country’s number one media platform for information technology, takes the co-chair position. She has won many awards for her contributions to the industry, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award, the RBC & CATA CEO Entrepreneur Award, and the MISA/ASIM Dennis Steen Award rewarding an outstanding vendor who has contributed to the organization’s mandate of helping move the presence of municipalities forward. She is the co-author of Digital Transformation in the First Person and is working on her second book, Getting Smarter Faster, with a leading Gartner CIO Advisor.

Together, Rob and Fawn have an aggressive schedule to extend the brand and reach of the IT PAC, focusing on continuing to mentor and coach students on soft skills and business protocols.

IT PAC corporate members for 2022 – 2025 include Crowdstrike, CIBC, Capital Blockchain, CEO Global Network, Global Technology Inc., Tata Consulting Services (TCS), KPMG, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Questrade, Accenture, IBM, Toronto Transit Commission, LTI Canada, ITWC and the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN).

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