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CIPS London Event - "Mobility, Cloud and Tablets, Oh My"
Wed, 11/02/2011
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CIPS London cordially invites you to join us on November 2, 2011 for a dinner and discussion on

"Mobility, Cloud and Tablets, Oh My;  

Understanding the latest IT Transformation – For yourself and your organization"


Speaker:         Brad Dixon, Ph.D., M.B.A, H.B.A. Telecommunications and IT market Strategist, Researcher and Consultant



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. 


Date: Wednesday November 2, 2011


Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm

5:30 pm   –     Registration and Networking (cash bar)

6:30 pm   –     Dinner (please advise if you have any special dietary needs)

7:15 – 8:30    Presentation and Discussion

                         Networking to follow


Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn

591 Wellington Road S.

London, ON

519– 681-7151


Cost: CIPS members - Free

$10 for affiliated partner members (CIM, PMI)

$25 for non-members

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Please join CIPS London for an engaging discussion - Wednesday November 2, 2011

"Significant IT Transformations - Understanding Implications and Opportunities"

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

Speaker: Brad Dixon, Ph.D., M.B.A, H.B.A
Researcher and Advisor, IT Strategy and Innovation Management
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 

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