Information and Communications Technology Council

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Information and Communications Technology Council
Type Not for profit
Industry Information and Communications Technology
Founded 1992
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Key people Namir Anani (President), Faye West (Chair)
Products Human resources programs, research and consulting
Website www.ictc-ctic.ca

The Information and Communications Technology Council was founded in 1992 as the Software Human Resources Council (SHRC), one of 31 sector councils funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.[1] The organization adopted its new name in October 2006 to reflect an expanded mandate.[2]

ICTC provides:

Board of directors[edit]

Officers

Faye West (Chair) - FWEST Consulting
Neil Knudsen (Vice Chair) - President, Meridian Networks
Ken Chapman (Secretary) - Managing Director, Calgary Region, ARC Business Solutions
Dr. Blaize Horner Reich (Treasurer) - RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University

Board members

Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie - Chair, Canadian Women in Technology (CanWit)
Jamie Darch, Principal, Jamie Darch & Associates
Rick Penton - President, Client Server Management Inc.
Dr. Thomas P. (Tom) Keenan - Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary
Cecilia Ryan - Vice President, Telus Health Solutions
Keith A. Sinclair - President and Chief Executive Officer, The Harris Consulting Corp.
John Weigelt - National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Wadih Zaatar - Business Development Manager, CISCO Canada

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Controversy[edit]

The ICTC was implicated in the controversial Software Development Worker Pilot Project, a program that allowed the Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration to fast-track the visa applications of foreign workers. The story was covered in a paper by Dr. Alasdair Roberts titled "Making Policy Behind Closed Doors", which criticized the Department of Human Resources Development Canada for allegedly handling this project in such a way as to allow for fast-tracking of visa applications The paper argued that the Canadian government handed decision-making to SHRC/ICTC.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Sector Councils". Retrieved 2006-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Organization formerly known as SHRC expands to serve the ICT sector in addition to its software sector mandate". CIPS. 2 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/?page_id=1702
  4. ^ http://groups.google.com/group/can.org.cips/msg/ee32d7defe19a182 Making Policy Behind Closed Doors Toronto Globe and Mail, 27 July 1998, page A11 by: Dr. Alasdair Roberts

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