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CIPS Golden Horseshoe Event - Mobility, Cloud and Tablets, Oh My
Wed, 10/26/2011
Event Location: 


~ Space is limited - reserve your seat now at <> or by emailing by Tuesday October 25, 5:00pm. ~


Feel free to invite friends & colleagues - send this to anyone who might be interested.

CIPS Golden Horseshoe
invites you to join us as
Brad Dixon, M.B.A, H.B.A.
Communications and IT Market Strategist, Researcher and Consultant
leads a discussion about
Mobility, Cloud and Tablets, Oh My.
Understanding the latest IT Transformation – for Yourself and Your Organization

For session details and to register, go to <>.

  • Date:2011 October 26, Wednesday
  • Time:18:00 to 20:00 hrs.

6:00 pm – registration and networking; 6:45 pm – presentation and discussion; ending at 8:00 pm

  • Location:

Mohawk College <>
Room Number E106 (look for direction signs at the entrances)

Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Avenue West, (at the corner of West 5th St)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L9C 1E9 - phone: (905) 575-1212

Map: <>
Parking instructions:

Park in General Parking (also indicated on the link) for $5

  • Cost: FREE to CIPS members;

                   $10 for non-members;
                    Students: FREE with current student ID


Mobility, Cloud and Tablets, Oh My.
Understanding the latest IT Transformation – for Yourself and Your Organization


This is a time of excitement in technology and unparalleled opportunity! Brad wants you to think about the impact on you, your career, your company. Think about new skills, new ways of thinking, competencies that you will have to have for the future, and why. He will provide examples of some of the considerations, how to manage things differently in this kind of environment, and will facilitate a discussion. Brad is interested in what you think, and has stories from his travels that he’s willing to share. 

Information Professionals are being buffeted by yet another transformation, Several technologies are creating significant opportunities for “Creative Destruction” including Cloud, Mobile data and Applications, Consumer IT (Smartphones) and services (social media) being used in business. We will explore these technologies and the implications for Business IT.

The focus of our discussion will be to understand the implications of these technologies for IT Management and Professionals.   The goal is to help you understand the underlying changes that are occurring, and how you can position yourself and your organization to best adapt.  There will be time for questions and discussions across a variety of emerging issues, but some of the major themes will include:

1)   Skill transitions (Yourself, Your Team, Your Organization)
2)   Innovation – IT enabled Innovation – Driving Strategy
3)   Agile Coding and Agile Innovation (Business Models)
4)   Velocity (Concept to Code)
5)   SMB vs. Enterprise – Different or Same
6)   Business Continuity – Cloudy Days.
7)   IT Management in Cloud World - (Spiceworks)
8)   Partner Ecosystem




Brad Dixon, M.B.A, H.B.A.
Communications and IT Market Strategist, Researcher and Consultant 

Brad has over 25 years of research and advisory in IT Strategy and Innovation Management for world-leading technology companies. He has also taught these and other related disciplines to MBA and Executive program students at Ivey Business School  at UWO.

During his career, Brad has been instrumental in shaping and implementing the business strategies of a wide range of technology companies in the Communications, IT, Software and e-Healthcare sectors. He was Director of the Board for several companies, while providing VC fund advisory for Canada’s largest VC fund. He has also successfully delivered a wide range of independent strategic advisory services for leading, world-class technology companies including HP, Cisco, AT&T and Rogers Communications (among others). This includes creating new market strategies, new product development, establishing joint go-to-market strategies and business planning. Brad has consulted and spoken at conferences around the world, most recently, he has focused upon next generation service development innovations. He has conducted research and developed methodologies and market models that are being used by HP.

Brad’s Ph.D. studies were in IT Management, as well as his M.B.A and H.B.A., all at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada, where he currently lives with his family.

For details and to reserve a seat now go to <>
or email
GHInfo@cips.caby Tuesday October 25, 5:00pm.

Upcoming meetings – please reserve these Wednesday evenings:

  • 2011 October 26– see details above
  • 2011 November 23 – details coming soon
  • 2011 December – usually no meeting in December
  • 2012 January 25
  • 2012 February 22
  • 2012 March 28
  • 2012 April 25
  • 2012 May 23

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