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International Keynote

Key Trends in ICT and the need for Professionalism

8:30am 17 September 2010

Greg Lane
Greg Lane

National Director, CCITP

Greg will describe the opportunities and challenges of establishing a new company, CLEAR Communications in a difficult economy and in a market fiercely defended by a strong dominant incumbent.  Greg was a part of the leadership team that despite significant technical and legal issues helped CLEAR achieve market share beyond the most optimistic forecasts. The global ICT industry has changed dramatically in the 20 years since CLEAR was created. Greg will present and discuss some of the key trends in both technology and applications in ICT.  More specifically Greg will show examples of mobile computing and social computing and offer a point of view on the implications for individuals, firms and governments of these trends.   Given the pervasive nature of and the growing reliance on technology Greg will discuss the need for professionals and professionalism in ICT.

About Greg Lane

Greg is the National Director of the Canadian Council of IT Professionals for CIPS (the Canadian Information Processing Society), as well as Chair of IP3, the international body that accredits national ICT certification programmes.

Greg was part of the team that established Clear Communications in New Zealand, the first and largest competitor to Telecom in the telecommunications space. Clear merged with Telstra in 2001 to become TelstraClear.

As a Canadian, Greg grew accustomed to being asked what part of America he came from, and was a prolific speaker throughout New Zealand at the time on Disaster Recovery.

Greg holds an MBA from Massey University and now works for Avanade (a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture) as the Director, Business Development Public Service for Canada. Prior to joining Avanade Greg worked with Accenture in a Business Development role in the Public Service Group in Ottawa. Before Accenture Greg held senior leadership roles at Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting, Bell Canada and EDS.

Greg has lectured at the University of Ottawa in the administration faculty on Governance and IT and is a Fellow of the Centre on Governance. Greg has also contributed to Lac Carling Review on the same topic.