The image used on Bill Gates' blog to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. (Image: thegatesnotes.com)

Published: December 6th, 2013


CMO & CIO partnership crucial for data that drives revenue growth

If Bill Clinton was gunning to be a chief marketing officer in 2013 instead of running for President of the United States in 1992, he might have quipped "It's about the data, stupid."

Published on: December 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Yahoo CEO Mayer designed organization for mobile success

Being from Wisconsin, it's no surprise that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer quotes legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi when discussing leadership. It's also no wonder she describes her leadership role at one

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Steve Jobs vowed to ‘kill’ Dropbox with iCloud

Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston knew he'd arrived with his cloud storage and syncing service when Apple Inc. was interested in talking about an acquisition. Not interested in selling the firm, he

Published on: November 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: November 5th, 2013 Brian Clendenin

3 key questions to ask when transforming your IT organization

I recently interviewed Luis Canepari, the Vice President of IT at Goldcorp, about IT transformation and how to approach strategy development.  With over $5 billion in annual revenue,  Goldcorp is one of the

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Brian Clendenin

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

Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Event Recap: Women in IT Channel

Today CDN together with the founding sponsor Ingram Micro Canada is hosting its Third annual Women in the IT recognition luncheon. This event is being held at the historic Graydon Hall Manor in Toronto.

Published on: August 22nd, 2013 Wolston Lobo

Nominees named for Ontario entrepreneur of the year

Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y) has announced its regional finalists for Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year, in what is now the 20th year of the competition. On Thursday, E&Y announced the names of

Published on: July 5th, 2013 Candice So

Would a ‘robo-boss’ be an upgrade for your manager?

As technology continues to impact how work is done, there is an intriguing new speculation presented by a recent article in the Globe & Mail. It asks, “Could your next boss be a robot?”

Published on: April 29th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Will CIOs become dinosaurs?

It's hard to believe that it was over 30 years  ago the word CIO was first mentioned. And yes during this period, the leadership and value that CIOs contributed to  organizations has changed

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Marc Garneau: startup investment must be rewarded

Is a plan to cut the capital gains tax on startup investment a way to boost Canada’s the economy or just a tax cut for the rich? That’s the question I asked yesterday

Published on: February 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to keep the Startup Canada ball rolling

By Christine Wong The tour is over but the journey is just getting started for Startup Canada. At least, that’s what I’m hoping. Startup Canada has accomplished a mindboggling milestone by visiting 36

Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Talk to the face: Canadians still prefer in-person meetings

In a recent study conducted by Ipos Open Think Exchange (IPOS OTS) and Ipos Global @dvisor, 88 per cent of the survey’s 500 Canadian respondents prefer in-person meetings versus telephone meetings. Interesting results,

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Michelle Warren

CATA seeks candidates for its governing body

Canadians who think their technology and innovation leadership skills are on par with those as serial entrepreneur Terence Matthews or the Motorola Solutions country manager George Krausz should consider throwing their name in

Published on: August 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff