Keynote Speakers

Martin McManus

Martin McManus is the cofounder of ICTkeynote Inc. The ICTkeynote consultancy provides subject matter expertise on telecommunication trends, emerging technologies and their associated business impacts, delivered from a pragmatic (and perhaps entertaining) IT-practitioners viewpoint.

Martin has 20 years telecommunications industry experience with Lucent Technologies and AT&T Network Systems in the UK, the USA (Chicago), the Netherlands and Canada (Toronto, Calgary). This includes 11 years in senior management roles within IT, Operations & Customer Support, and 9 years in engineering roles with Bell Labs and AT&T Network Systems.

Martin has been traveling extensively across North America as an IT speaker at over 80 public and private conferences, summits and benchmarking forums, sharing an enterprise viewpoint on the adoption of emerging technologies. Audiences have included over 1500 CIO/IT leaders in every major industry, including government at all levels as well as the not-for-profit sector. This has provided a wealth of insight across industries, as well as a sizeable catalog of stories about "the good, the bad and the challenging" of emerging technology deployments, end-user adoption strategies and navigating the resulting enterprise transitions.

Special interests include:

  • the business challenges of mobility solutions and their adoption;
  • next generation IT leadership — including leveraging the corporate IT organization to build relations within and beyond the company walls;
  • innovative supplier relationships and their impact on the success of emerging technologies such as cellular data, location-services and convergence.

Martin McManus

Martin has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with Mathematics from the University of Bristol, UK and is an active member of the Society for Information Management including being a founding member of the Toronto Area SIM chapter and a graduate of the New York SIM Regional Leadership Forum. Originally from the UK, now enjoying the mountains in Calgary, Canada with his wife and two fine sons.

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