Keynote Speakers

2015 Keynote Speakers



Eugene Roman

Senior Vice-President, Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited


Eugene Roman was appointed Chief Technology Officer of Canadian Tire Corporation and its Family of Companies back in 2012.


He has prime responsibility for the evolution and operational support of all digital and interactive technologies of the corporation. His mission is to accelerate the deployment and use of next-generation digital platforms to grow corporate revenue and evolve key platforms to support the growing needs of the Company. He believes that the Canadian Tire team of highly skilled technologists are a major competitive advantage in the delivery of systems of engagement and use the best internet technologies available. He sees the future of retail as "etail" where smart technologies create new opportunities for innovation and excellence.

Eugene started his career in telecommunications and has worked for Nortel Networks Corporation, Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., and Open Text Corporation. In progressively senior technology and business roles in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K, Eugene was responsible for integrating critical technology and business processes to better deliver innovative programs. He has also led efforts to increase productivity and improve performance in order to deliver current and ‘next generation’ services more efficiently within a large organization.

Eugene holds a Master’s Degree in Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, is a Certified Management Accountant, and is a recent graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors program. He is a frequent speaker on “The Future of Digital Content” and was recently appointed as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, where he will continue his outstanding work in advancing innovation in Canada. He is also an industry professor in Design Engineering at McMaster University.





Dr. Jane Fedorowicz


Jane Fedorowicz, the Chester B. Slade Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, holds a joint appointment in the Accountancy and Information & Process Management departments at Bentley University where she teaches courses on enterprise system configuration, business processes and internal control. Her interdisciplinary research supports a sociotechnical perspective on organizational collaboration design in both the public and private sectors. She was principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project team studying design issues for police and government agency collaboration using public safety networks. She also served as principal investigator for the Bentley Invision Project, an international research team housed at Bentley examining interorganizational information sharing and the coordination infrastructures supporting these relationships in supply chain, government, and health care. She has just begun a funded program of research on police use of social media.


Dr. Fedorowicz has published over 100 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings. The Association for Information Systems recognized her contributions to the Information Systems field by naming her an AIS Fellow. She is also a past recipient of Bentley’s Scholar of the Year Award. She has served in a governance capacity for a number of professional associations, including the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). She currently holds the position of Immediate Past President of the Association for Information Systems.


Dr. Fedorowicz earned MS and PhD degrees in Systems Sciences from The Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and a BS degree in Health Systems Analysis from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.


Jane Fedorowicz

Chester B. Slade Professor of Accounting and Information Systems

Departments of Accountancy and Information & Process Management

Bentley University

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