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Mark McDonald is a seasoned technology professional, business executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience working in a wide range of industries including Software Engineering, Bio-Medical, Healthcare, Logistics, Water Management, Retail and Financial Services.
As an entrepreneur, he founded MCCS and software consulting firm which he successfully, owned for 8 years. He is currently Chief Information Officer for the City of Vancouver,
Co-Chair of the annual Vancouver CIO Summit and advisory board member at Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business and Technology.
He came to the City of Vancouver from an international water resources management company, where he held a senior information technology role that included responsibilities for delivery of innovative technology solutions such as advanced water measurement and predictive analytics while servicing clients from eastern Canada to Alaska in the U.S...
Prior to his experience in the water resource management sector, Mark spent several years in the healthcare industry, designing the technology infrastructure for a Public/Private Partnership hospital builds and providing senior level IT leadership for Ontario’s largest hospital association.
Mark has spent several years as a management consultant delivering software solutions, business intelligence and technology solutions to clients in Canada and internationally and is currently transforming the City of Vancouver through the use of emerging mobile technology, big data and cloud based solutions.
Chadi Habib is Chief Technology Officer of Desjardins Group and serves on the boards of Zag Bank, Desjardins Technology Group board and Monetico International. Chadi has overall leadership for Information Technology services to all of Desjardins’ business units including the banking and insurance sectors. He leads all IT organizations accountable for strategy, enterprise architecture, Solution development, deployment & maintenance, infrastructure and operations, risk & compliance management as well as end-user services. Prior to coming to Desjardins, Chadi was the CIO and VP Shared Services for Rio Tinto Engineered Products in Paris, France. He completed a 5 year mandate to federate and optimize IT operations for the group as well as design and put in place finance and HR shared service capabilities. Before Rio Tinto, Chadi held several executive positions in Canada, the US and Europe at SAP AG and EDS. Chadi has a Bachelor’s degree inMechanical Engineering from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
As chief information officer, Mark is responsible for the strategic and innovative advancement of information technology (IT) within the PCL family of companies. Mark has over two decades of IT expertise, having served in the financial services, software, manufacturing, and AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industries. Prior to joining PCL he led the technology operations at a century-old financial services firm and was CIO at a leading planning, engineering, and consulting firm.
Mark received his business administration accreditation from Sheridan College in Ontario and additional credentials related to e-commerce from the Ivey School of Business. Mark completed his CIO MBA at Boston University.
Anthony Iannucci has spent his entire nearly 29 year career within the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Starting out in the customer service field, he has held numerous positions in the Wheel-Trans Department providing accessible transit service to persons with disabilities in the city of Toronto. Beginning with positions working directly with Customers and leading to positions focusing on schedule planning and eventually leading a small team of testers for a new scheduling system developed to automate route planning and increase productivity.
Once the entire system was implemented Anthony continued the support of the system as the project team was disbanded leading to a position as Scheduling / Business Analyst. After 11 years a Wheel-Trans, he moved to the Information Technology Services Department focusing on serving a larger user community in the TTC and working with a team to develop standards based workstations and platforms for deployment during the TTC’s Y2K effort.
Anthony then became more involved in the customer service aspects of information technology, introducing the Service Coordinator position to bring IT services and user requirements together eventually leading to a position as Superintendent of Client Services. During this period in Client Services further adoption of service level improvements and an expansion of the use of services throughout the TTC was realized.
In September 2000, Anthony brought his organizational and management expertise as well as his technical leadership to the position of Director Technical Services. During his time in the job his team at the TTC has introduced more centralized computing technologies such as the use of SAN technology to unify storage, the introduction of virtualization to improve hardware utilization and resource conservation and continued growth of the fibre network to provide improved service throughout the TTC’s user community. The improvement and continued standards based computing methods have ensured that availability, reliability and security of services are at the forefront.
Since 2009 Anthony has held the role of Chief Information Officer for the Toronto Transit Commission. During his tenure Anthony has applied his broad knowledge and experience in leading complex technology operations and project initiatives across TTC large-scale organization, to offer and maintain a reliable service to the TTC’s external and internal user community.
The recent primary focus has been a transformation of the TTC’s IT Department towards greater business alignment and increasing the value of decision making information management for the TTC business and the Customer.
Alex is a Senior Executive Level Leader with a varied and challenging background, encompassing various verticals from Banking to Pharmaceuticals including retail and Manufacturing. Alex is a Six sigma Green belt, and and ITIL Expert. Alex possess a unique blend of entrepreneurship and corporate governance. Charting his evolution as an IT professional, with a heavy emphasis on Process, Strategy and Operations
Alex was responsible for the delivery of world class, best of breed services and operations throughout his tenure at Loblaw’s and Pfizer. At Pfizer, Alex, was responsible for Global IT Manufacturing, and was called upon to head up a select group to identify, select and eventually transition to, an outsourcing partner for the IT and Logistics operations group. Alex was one of 12 members handpicked by the Pfizer Executive Leadership Team to the Pfizer Global Innovation Team, which was charged to develop strategies for the organization into 2025 in collaboration with MIT labs - research and analytics.
His role at Loblaw Inc. was pivotal to the success of the organization, as it continued to grow its substantial footprint, already the owner of 70% of the Canadian market, and growing its global operations rapidly. Alex was responsible for the Strategy and delivery of the operation, has helped shape the future direction of this growing global operation.
At Holcim Alex is responsible for IT within North America supporting $8BB in sales. Over his 24 Months Alex has develop and championed the IT and Business transformation currently underway in Holcim North America. Some Key accomplishments over the past 24 months include a successful BPO model implementations across all business lines, a reduction of operating cost of over 35%, Service improvement of over 25%, migration of over 40,000 Colleagues globally to Google and a data center consolidation that took 7 data centers into 2. Current Initiatives include the migration of over 20,000 users to a new End User compute environment, 2nd generation networks across the Americas and the completion of the Cisco VoIP deployment to over 20,000 colleagues and 54 call centers.
Nick has 15 years' experience in the enterprise mobility industry, most recently as managing director of the Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance. He is a former vice president at IDC, where he led the enterprise mobility strategies practice in London. Prior to that he worked in the strategy and planning division of BT Global Services. He is a regular speaker on enterprise mobility topics and has presented at key events including Mobile World Congress, InfoSecurity Europe and BlackBerry World.
As CEO of One Million Acts of Innovation, Jerry is responsible for setting and achieving the strategic vision and goals of OMAI in Canada. In addition, he also has interest to grow the OMAI movement globally. OMAI is a global not for profit focused on creating, facilitating and accelerating acts of Innovation in the world. In Canada, the goal is to move Canada into the top 5 Innovative countries in the world, within 5 years.
Previously, Jerry was the Head of IT in Canada for GlaxoSmithKline Inc where he was responsible for setting strategic direction and day to day operations for IT. Jerry is well known for his leadership, vision, and guidance in leading high performance teams and the delivery of Business and Information Systems, Solutions and Services. He joined GSK in 1991 and throughout most of his 20+ years with the company was an IT Director with experience supporting a broad range of business units including R&D, Manufacturing, Consumer Healthcare and Sales & Marketing.
Also heavily engaged as a community volunteer, Jerry serves as a Director and Chairman of the Board for Victoria Park Community Homes Inc, Canada’s second largest privately held Social Housing Provider. Jerry is also an active performing musician and founding member of one of Canada’s finest Beatles Tribute Bands – The Liverpool 4. He also enjoys adventure travel, hockey, skiing, hiking, running, triathlon and entrepreneurism. Jerry lives in Grimsby, Ontario with his partner and two young adult children.