How Calgary’s CIOs responded to the Covid-19 Pandemic (1 PDU)

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TitleHow Calgary’s CIOs responded to the Covid-19 Pandemic (1 PDU)
WhenMay 28th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ethier facilitates several industry Roundtables that allow us to support our clients while gaining insights on specialized functions across over 30 organizations in Alberta. Two of the Roundtables engage Calgary CIOs in discussions on industry trends and challenges. As the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions started to take place, the CIOs started to enact their Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) and moved their employees from their offices to Working from Home (WFH). Ethier facilitated a series of meetings which allowed the CIOs to share their experiences as they reacted to the rapidly evolving situation

In this presentation, Sohail will discuss some of the key learnings and findings from the CIO responses to the pandemic including:

  • How they managed to enable many thousands of employees to quickly transition to working remotely, significantly reducing the risks associated with the outbreak.
  • Challenges and learnings from their experiences.
  • Moving forward and the defining the “New Normal”


Speaker NameSohail Thaker, Partner, Ethier
Speaker Description

Sohail has over three decades of business and international consulting experience in North America, Europe, Africa and India. He has advised and helped his clients implement pragmatic business solutions in the Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Software, and Logistics industries. His expertise includes leading business transformations, project management, business analysis, business process innovation, change management and facilitation.

Sohail leads Ethier's Operational Performance and Organizational Change Management practices. He also facilitates our Energy CIO and Management Systems Leadership Roundtables. He provides expertise and oversight to Ethier consultants and Projects Managers using Agile, traditional waterfall and hybrid approaches. He has authored numerous articles to share his project delivery expertise and is a frequent speaker and presenter at related events and conferences. He has an MBA in International Business, is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and is Prosci ADKAR certified.

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