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CIPS London Nov 27 Event:"Transforming E-Goverment to M-Goverment"
Wed, 11/27/2013
Event Location: 

Please join your local CIPS Community for what is guaranteed to be an excellent dinner, presentation and Networking opportunity.  CIPS members are welcome to bring a guest at the member rate.

CIPS is pleased to present our guest speaker, Joseph Edward, CTO at City of London who will speak on a topic that has impact on all London community services as mobile devices continue to become more prevalent in society.

Presentation Topic:

“Transforming E-Government to M-Government:

The City of London Strategy”

November 27, 2013 - 5:45 to 10:00 pm

5:45 pm   –      Registration and Networking

6:15 pm   –      Hot & Cold dinner (please advise if you have any special dietary needs)

7:20 – 9 pm     Introductions and Speaker Presentation

                        Networking to follow


Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn

591 Wellington Road, London, Ontario



Cost:    $45 for non-members

$35 for CIPS, PMI and TechAlliance members

$20for Students


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About this Presentation:

Information is more accessible than ever.  The invention of personal computers and the Internet have paved the way for the world to become “flat”. The invention of social media transformed the way people interacted with one another and formed communities. More recently, the invention of tablet computers made “anywhere, anytime” a reality at every level, bringing computing from boardrooms into family rooms and kitchens.

Even though mobile computing has been part of the digital era for quite some time, it has been limited mainly to business and educational purposes. Now, with the advent of tablet computers, the significance of mobile computing has raised to a new level. Personal computing has taken on a very different meaning.  It has become truly “personal” and people have been interacting with and relying on these devices at a more intimate level than ever before.

The change in attitude toward these digital companions has created enormous challenges to organizations and governments, as people started to bring their devices to their workplaces. Almost overnight, organizations began to experience a rise in the number of employees bringing their own devices. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) not only created challenges to the IT departments, it also created enormous challenges to policy makers.  This sudden development took many organizations by surprise.  Internal IT departments were caught off guard by this new phenomenon and reacted in an ad-hoc manner. Astute organizations began to turn these challenges into opportunities by re-imagining their service delivery and back office operations through the lens of tablet of computers.

The City of London was not immune to these challenges. The City of London’s IT strategy, presented to the Council in 2012, recognized the importance and value of mobile computing.  Instead of getting on the tablet hype bandwagon, the City of London Information Technology Services (ITS) took a very strategic approach.  ITS realizes the importance of aligning mobile and social strategy with corporate strategy, and has been laying the foundation to leverage the opportunities created by mobile computing to improve delivery of municipal services to the citizens of London.


About Joseph Edward

Joseph Edward has been in the IT field over 30 years and has held several technical and managerial positions.  Joseph Edward is known as an IT Visionary and IT Evangelist.  Joseph strongly believes and promotes the importance and the strategic value of IT.


In 2010, Joseph joined, the City of London as the Chief Technology Officer. As a first step, he facilitated the development of a new vision for the City’s IT division from a support division to a business enabling division.  He was instrumental in developing the City of London IT Strategy titled “Enabling Growth and Service Excellence”. The strategy was presented to the Council in January 2012. The implementation of three year IT strategy is in progress.  In the past three years, Joseph has facilitated the completion of over 160 Business-IT projects including a London downtown free Wi-Fi project and modernization of City of London website.  Major projects such as modernization of the City of London digital infrastructure, implementation of Enterprise Information Management Foundation, etc. are in progress.


Prior to joining the City, Joseph held an IT director position with the Diocese of London.  While he was with the diocese he created a Parish Information Management System called “Our Parish Family”.  This software was later adopted by parishes from other dioceses such as Diocese of Hamilton, Diocese of Winnipeg, Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, etc.  In addition, he lead the creation of a wide area network  called “DioNet” to connect over 175 parishes located in South Western Ontario spanning a very large geographical area. This network was later utilized by parishes outside diocese of London, including parishes from Winnipeg and Youngtown, Ohio. Just before leaving the diocese, he spearheaded the creation of Diocesan Web Portal. These are some of the many projects he led when he was the IT director.  Due to his leadership, Diocese of London was recognized as a leader among dioceses in using Information Technology effectively in the mission of the Church. In 2008, Joseph Edward was awarded CIO Leadership Excellence award by CIO Midmarket for the “DioNet” project and IT visionary award by MES East for the development of “Our Parish Family”.


Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Sri Lanka, Chief Information Officer Certification from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, USA and from the Chief Information Officers University of the US General Services Administration.

We look forward to seeing you on November 27! 

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