Keynote Speakers

Ray Gilbert

Ray Gilbert is the President and cofounder of ICTkeynote Inc, a consultancy providing customized professional services to enhance collaboration between CIO-IT leaders and their technology partners.

Over the last 25 years, Ray has held a number of senior CIO-IT and operations positions with the major telecom suppliers in the US and Canada. Through ICTkeynote Inc, Ray provides Collaborative Engagement leadership to advance client insights and accelerate the effective adoption of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In this role Ray leverages perspectives acquired through 5 years as the AVP in IT for Enterprise Collaboration at Lucent Technologies.

One recent focus has been the sharing of business and IT views on the benefits offered by new telecommunication services and devices. Beyond telecom, Ray has had notable senior roles managing teams responsible for professional/consulting services, nuclear system design, mass transit systems and supporting government and international agencies. His latest work in ICT has highlighted the business impacts and technical successes of enterprises that have been deploying or exploring new converged communications, broadband and cellular data options.

As a result of this experience, Ray has been a frequent keynote speaker for hundreds of CIO-IT audiences across North America that sought perspectives on the business and IT impacts of telecommunications trends. He has led dozens of private and public sector briefings and workshops with CIOs and their leadership teams in major corporations. Carriers in the US and Canada have specifically invited Ray to provide independent end-user insights at network launch events, industry analyst conferences and during one-on-one technology roundtables with sales/marketing teams, or at custom briefings with their most critical clients.

Ray Gilbert

Ray resides in Toronto and has a Bachelors and Masters in Engineering Physics and MBA from the University of Toronto. He is a registered engineer, and mentors local startups on ICT issues and governance. Ray is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Society for Information Management and other professional associations. He volunteers to support teaching initiatives at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and has participated in conference advisory groups at Boston University and at the WINMEC Consortium, plus the Anderson Business School at UCLA.

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