David Ticoll, Special Advisor
David Ticoll is Special Advisor to the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (CCICT) and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Chang School, Ryerson University. David was CCICT’s founding Executive Director from November 2008 to June 2012. David’s consulting, research and policy focus is on globalization, open and innovative business models, the changing workforce, outsourcing and offshoring, productivity, transparency, corporate social responsibility, labour market strategy, and national competitiveness. He has authored several bestselling business books, including Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs, and The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency will Revolutionize Business.
From 2003 to 2008, David chaired the Expert Panel of the Information & Communications Technology Council. He was Senior Vice President of Research at New Paradigm Corp. from 2003 to 2007. David was founding CEO of the international think tank and consulting firm, Digital 4Sight from 1994-2001. He was also a columnist at the Globe and Mail andtele.com. He founded the Canadian program of Gartner Group in the early 1980s. David has a BA (Honours) from McGill University in sociology and political science, and has pursued graduate work in communications, information systems and marketing research.
Roman Coba, Chair, CCICT Board of Directors
Roman is the Global Chief Information Officer for McCain Foods Limited. In his role he has global responsibility for IT strategy, development and delivery, support, technical solutions and architecture as well as enabling the business globally through technology. Roman has and continues to be instrumental in bringing the synergies to be found with IS into the business realm of the company.
Prior to joining McCain Foods Limited Roman was the Senior Vice President/CIO for Loblaw Companies Limited and had enterprise-wide responsibility for all information technology infrastructure and beyond. Roman’s realm of responsibility expanded beyond technology and also encompassed telecommunications, web development, and Business Television.
Prior to joining Loblaw Companies, Roman spent eight years with Wal-Mart Stores International as Director of Information Services in Canada, South America, more specifically Brazil and Argentina and in Europe both Germany and the UK.
Prior to Wal-Mart International Roman worked in various IS management roles within the transportation industry and wholesale food environments in Canada.