BC’s The Canadian ICT sector (Information & Communications Technology) is expected to see an accelerated growth rate in 2014, bringing with it opportunities for skilled workers in the sector. But what are employers looking for and how can you get these skills? CanWIT BC invites you to attend this month’s Breakfast Club, where you can join the discussion and learn about the top skills needed in tech and how you can leverage ICT growth in Canada to accelerate your career in the industry.
This month’s panelists include:
Dianne Cyr, PhD – Academic Director, Business Technology Management program at SFU. She has conducted research focused on e-commerce, and more specifically how trust, satisfaction, and loyalty are built in online business environments through website design. Unique aspects of this work are how website design differs between men and women, and across cultures. Dianne is the author of 5 books and over 90 research articles. She has also been a consultant helping companies to form more effective joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Nelson Lah – Director, Consulting Services at CGI. Nelson graduated from The University of Calgary with Double Honors in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. He worked on supercomputers, optimizing algorithms for mathematical built-in functions and enhancing seismic models for the oil and gas industry. As the first Chief Technology Officer for Shared Services BC in 2007, he was a trusted advisor on acquisitions, strategic partnerships and linkages with other government, academia and industry alliances. He chairs SFU’s Business Technology Management Advisory Board.
Amy Gill – Principal in Boyden’s Vancouver office, bringing valuable insight to a variety of public and private sectors. She worked with Morneau Sobeco in benefits and pension consulting, HR strategic reviews, and system implementations for the public and private sectors. Through her years in executive search, Amy has supported and led searches spanning a broad range of industries and functions. Amy completed her Bachelor degree with an economics major from Simon Fraser University. She also holds an MBA, with a concentration in human resources management and is a Canadian Human Resources Professional.
- Date & Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – 8:00 am – 9:30 am
- Location: CN Strategies Room (2800) – Segal Graduate School, SFU 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
- Ticket Prices: $15 (Members) / $20 (Non-Members) – Includes continental breakfast – Register Online