Can chief data officers become the heroes of big data?

  While bigger businesses in specific industries have employed Chief Data Officers (CDOs) for awhile, they remain relatively rare birds. Not surprisingly the rise of CDOs and the use of the term “big

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Chris Thierry

The future of work: How to be a 21st century leader at the edges

Every few years the business community latches on to some new "innovative" way of working that promises to reinvent corporate America. Everyone is buzzing about innovation and design thinking these days and what's

Published on: May 7th, 2014 Ayelet Baron

Canfor’s top HR exec: Leaders never stop learning

CEOs are fast discovering that the secret to their success is to have the right leaders at all levels of the organization. Thinking strategically about leadership development and corporate learning are critical in

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

CIO-CMO collaboration key to company modernization: roundtable

We've all heard of the concept of work-life balance and come to terms with the fact that technology has resulted in the blurring of the lines between time spent in the office and

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Cameco taps Telus Transformation Office pilot to boost employee engagement

Brett Elmgren, a leadership development specialist for Saskatoon-based uranium producer Cameco Corp. first met Dan Pontefract three years ago at a conference. Pontefract chief envisioner of the Telus Transformation Office (TTO) and author

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

The future of work is having meaningful dialogues

How many times have we heard people complain about millennials wanting constant feedback at work? But is this really what they want? Take a step back and consider that maybe this is a

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Ayelet Baron

Harvard chief digital officer: Infuse ‘data-informed thinking’ into the culture

The importance of the chief digital officer will only increase over the coming years. Gartner predicts that some 25 per cent of businesses will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) by 2015.  Having

Published on: April 1st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

How CIO-CMO collaboration works at Audi

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - At the Adobe Summit for digital marketing, a closer collaborative relationship between the CIO and CMO was the topic of the day. Adobe announced a partnership with SAP,

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Are you ready for the future of work?

Have you noticed a shift around you over the last few years? And no, it is not another cool gadget or a shiny new device that will make your life simpler or better.

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Ayelet Baron

3 thought leaders to follow on Twitter for #FollowFriday

For our weekly recommendation of great Twitter accounts to follow, we chose three interview subjects that are thought leaders in their respective fields. https://twitter.com/dpontefract/status/438903735440257025 Aside from having a quirky-cool title of "chief envisioner"

Published on: February 27th, 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

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Jim Love

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

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

Cloud Factory conference: beyond the buzz word

I recently spoke with the CEO of the Canadian Cloud Council, Robert Hart, to get his perspective on The Cloud Factory conference. Robert has a unique vantage point of cloud computing in Canada. On

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Brian Clendenin

Grace Hopper Google doodle honours ‘mother of COBOL’

Google's daily doodle that takes the place of its logo on its main search page celebrates computer pioneer Grace Hopper, the created of Common Business-Oriented Language (COBOL) . Grace Hopper would have been

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson