CIO Symposium

CIO Symposium


CIO Symposium – 2015 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM)

  • When: May 19, 2015
  • Time:  12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre 101 Lyon Street N  Ottawa, Ontario
  • Cost: $200 + HST
  • Intended Audience: Anyone
  • Event Contact: Gerald Grant
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  • Phone Contact: 613-520-2600 ext. 8006

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Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Eugene Roman Senior Vice-President, Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation


  • Ms. Debra Sandomirsky, Chief information Officer, Purolator
  • Mr. Ralph Michaelis, Chief Information Officer, Canadian Blood Services
  • Mr. Jacques Mailloux, Chief Information Officer, Elections Canada


  • Dr. Jane Fedorowicz, Bentley University, USA
  • Dr. Yolande Chan, Queens University, Canada
  • Dr. Gordon Hunter, University of Lethbridge, Canada
  • Dr. Barbara Marcolin, The University of British Columbia – Okanagan, Canada

Symposium Coordinators:

  • Dr. Gerald Grant, Carleton University, Canada
  • Mr. Robert Collins, Collins Consultants

About the Symposium

This half-day symposium brings together IT leaders and researchers to exchange ideas about the opportunities and challenges organizations face in realizing the digital enterprise. Bringing CIOs and researchers together will allow participants to learn about the realities that CIOs face in practice. It will also allow researchers the opportunity to share with practitioners what researchers have found in their studies of the CIOs roles and how some of the challenges and opportunities they face may be addressed. The exchange will give CIOs new insights as to other possible approaches and actions they may take in executing their roles. Researchers will benefit from the exchange of ideas by gaining a deeper, more practical, understanding of what CIOs face in their everyday jobs. This will allow then to develop research agendas and questions that find resonance in practice and allow for the research produced to have relevance among business and IT practitioners. The exchange will help bridge the gap between rigor and relevance of IS research, a subject often debated by researchers in the field.

CIOs and other IT leaders are invited to:

  1. Keynote lunch
  2. Panel presentation
  3. Roundtable discussion with peers and researchers