Tips on how to motivate developers

In many ways, managing a developer is just like managing any other employee. Developers want managers who'll help them solve business and technical problems, who'll protect them from unnecessary office politics and who

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Esther Schindler

Secrets of great mentors – and how you can emulate them

Lance Wilson traces a 17-year history of mentoring in his life, as both a mentor and a mentee. From each one of those relationships, he says, he carries a treasured lesson. One of

Published on: June 5th, 2008 Kim Nash

How to figure out what your boss really wants

Hank Leingang was interviewing for the CIO post at a major company when his internal alarm bell went off.He realized that the other executives were engaged in an ongoing debate over what the

Published on: March 24th, 2008 Mary K. Pratt

E-Learning innovator – Dr. Claude Frasson

Dr. Claude Frasson E-learning innovator EntrepreneurWork Experience Founder of uMind, a Montreal firm specializing in e-learning software developed during a long academic career “The platform (uSim and uLearn) asks the learner about various

Published on: April 18th, 2007 CC Staff

Seeing the elephant

Knowledge is power, and whether you're a department head in charge of a critical database or an admin guarding the boss's cell number, the instinct is to cling to that power, not give

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Lynn Greiner

Paul E.Rummell – CIO at large

Paul E. RummellCIO at largeSelf-employedCareer Highlights The Government of Canada's first CIO, 1997-1998. “It was one of those things I didn't seek. They came to me. There had been a blueprint established to

Published on: March 26th, 2007 CC Staff

Darlene Goren – Hudson’s Bay Co.

Darlene Goren Hudson's Bay Co. In the job since: July 2006Work experience Senior vice-president, information technology, Hudson's Bay Co. (Hbc) “There are two areas I'm focusing on. One is transforming the IS organization

Published on: March 6th, 2007 CC Staff

Bill Gates tells Ottawa: You can’t ignore the

Microsoft Corp. chairman and chief software architect told a Canadian audience of technology professionals last month. “I look at the next 10 years and say there's not a doubt this will be the

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Derek Abma

Prepare tomorrow’s leaders today

The firm surveyed 270 Canadian CIOs about succession planning and moulding future leaders in an industry faced with low unemployment among tech workers and the impending retirement of baby boomers.The unemployment rate is

Published on: October 15th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Schwartz replaces McNealy as Sun Microsystems’ CEO

The man who once claimed his company “put the dot in dot-com” has stepped down as the CEO of the organization he ran for nearly a quarter century.Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder Scott McNealy

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Man of many devices

EDGE: Where do you see the world going and why do you think cell phones are the future?COWPLAND: There’s maybe two billion cell phones as opposed to maybe half a billion desktops, I

Published on: May 25th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Transformation and the CEO

These days, Dan Fortin, president and CEO of IBM Canada spends a lot of time thinking about business transformation. But before selling his customers on the idea of transformation, he realizes IBM had

Published on: May 25th, 2006 EDGE Staff

CEOs who get IT

Ask any CEO to name the very top items on their agenda and the conversation invariably turns to “innovation” and “transformation.”Ask any CIO to name their very top things on their list and

Published on: May 25th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

A recipe for rising to the top

Cream is the preferred base for curry aficionados because once it’s heated, the oil separates, and it is better able to absorb the curry paste.In the cooking scenario, heat is the catalyst to

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Patricia MacInnis