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Executive Q&A: The Path to Becoming a Digitally Enabled Company
Organizations are using powerful cloud technologies to transform how they operate and deliver on rising customer expectations. But many still struggle to realize the benefits of those tools, in great part due to low levels of digital adoption. Following the completing of the CAMSS Canada East 2017 conference, we spoke with Philip Grosch, Partner & Digital Services Lead at PwC Canada, to discuss pragmatic and proven adoption techniques that are helping drive digital transformation in large well-established organizations. View interview
Executive Q&A: Harnessing Data For Business Value
All businesses are inundated with data, but they can’t always see the value in that data because there are so many layers of technology that stand in the way: complex infrastructure, overlapping domains, and rigorous compliance requirements – complicated by a growing influx of data from multiple internal and external sources. Successful businesses learn to derive genuine value from their data by creating a value generation cycle. We caught up with Brian Joynt, Vice President & General Manager for Information Builders in Canada to gain some insight on harnessing data for business value. View interview
Executive Q&A: The Road to Secure, Mobile Enablement
Mobile, smart device and BYOD strategies are increasing the pressure on today's security officers. BYOD is high risk, as 85% of the device is out of enterprise control. Traditional security fails as vendors push workstation-solutions to mobile, while other 'mobile security' solutions alter the mobile user experience causing other issues, including users finding a workaround. We caught up with Sam Stover, Head of Applied Research at Cyber adAPT to gain some insight on secure, mobile enablement. View interview.
Executive Q&A: Building & Maintaining an Analytic & Data Driven Culture
Analytics can be a powerful contributor to the achievement of departmental and organizational goals. But successfully deploying analytics in any organization can be challenging. We caught up with Kimberly Nevala, Director of Business Strategies at SAS to gain some insight on building an analytic driven culture. View interview.
Digital Revolution: attracting foreign businesses and talent to Greater Montréal
CAMSS World partner Montréal International recently launched the Montréal, World-Class Tech Hub video, which positions Greater Montréal as a leader in cutting-edge sectors such as artificial intelligence, video games and visual effects. View article.
Canadian tech firms capitalizing on immigration anxiety
For years, Canada's tech industry has watched in frustration as Microsoft and Google hired the country's top computer science grads for high-paying jobs in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Now Canada believes it has found a new way to lure American and international tech workers. View article
Analytics in Action: By Steve Holder, National Analytics Lead, SAS Canada
Analytics has gone—and continues to undergo—a long evolution. From a business perspective, it’s been about deriving insight from enterprise-collected data sets; from the IT perspective, it’s been about understanding enough of the business to create queries that reveal patterns that make a difference to the bottom line. Steve Holder, National Analytics Leader at SAS Canada and member of the CAMSS Executive Council provides his insight. View article.
Canadian technology leaders identify top challenges facing CXOs in 2017
On Friday, February 24 2017, the CAMSS Executive Council met at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto for an intimate and in-depth discussion around the most pressing strategic and technical challenges facing IT and Line of Business leaders in Canada. Numerous topics were raised by the group, each of which contribute to the difficulties CXOs encounter around technology innovation and implementation. View article.
CIO Association of Canada joins growing list of partners for CAMSS Canada 2017
March 20, 2017: The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) has become the latest leading association to partner with CAMSS World LLC on the 2017 CAMSS Canada events. View press release
Canada's association of IT professionals to partner on CAMSS Canada 2017 events
March 6, 2017: CAMSS World LLC is delighted to secure a strategic partnership with the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) to collaborate on the 2017 CAMSS Canada: West and CAMSS Canada: East conferences taking place in Vancouver and Toronto respectively. View press release.
CAMSS Canada partner DXagents launches consortium to help accelerate 'Digital Transformation'
February 24, 2017: A Canadian consortium consisting of 10 organizations, featuring SAP, Deloitte, AWS, Intel, SUSE and others has announced the launch of DXagents - an initiative to help accelerate digital transformation across Canada. DXagents will be participating at CAMSS Canada: West 2017 & CAMSS Canada: East 2017 in September and October respectively. View article.