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Igniting IT Leadership

Decades of Leadership Training Experience

The Leaders Beyond faculty includes business executives, educators, CIOs, consultants, and strategists from multiple industries. With decades of leadership training experience, they use a proven curriculum that emphasizes teacher/student mentorship and case study analysis.

Paul is recognized as a pragmatic, insightful leader and critical thinker offering a unique and compelling blend of experience as a “Big 4” Management Consultant and industry CIO, with a multi-decade track record of technology-based transformational change in multiple organizations. He was named as a Top 10 CIO in 2022. His specialties include advising CIOs and CISOs in major companies on their transformation journeys, strategic technology roadmaps, IT Strategies, Operating Models and Organizational Structures.  

Paul Bellack

Paul Bellack

Principal, PB Advisory; Former (Retired) CIO, Magna International Inc.; Strategic IT Consulting / Executive Advisor & Coach

Dr. Jennifer Card, Psy.D, MSc., PCC

C-entre Co-Founder, Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach

Jennifer is an organizational psychologist, leadership consultant, PCC accredited executive coach with the ICF, author, and researcher. Jennifer holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, and a postgraduate diploma in Management Studies. Jennifer has also earned a certificate in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and is certified as a Birkman Psychometric Assessment Practitioner. She co-founded the Canadian Workplace Wellbeing Awards. 

Alex is an internationally experienced executive with over 35 years of experience in the energy and utilities sector. Her professional career spans senior leadership positions in IT, Human Resources and Business Process Integration with expertise in leading global teams across North America, Europe and SE Asia. Her expertise and experience in pre-and post-acquisition functional integration, strategic change management, and corporate transformations is both broad and deep. Alex holds a Director’s designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She currently serves on two NFP boards as well as on the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) board. 

Alexandra Federucci, MA, ICD.D

Executive Adviser/Consultant – Talent/Culture/Transformation/Organizational Effectiveness

Edmond Mellina

President, ORCHANGO; former CIO, Delta Hotels

Edmond is internationally respected for his expertise in nimble change leadership and culture change. For the past 30 years, he has been executing strategic transformations and building agile capabilities across sectors in Europe, North America and the Middle East. He is a former corporate transformation executive in drastically changing sectors: CIO at Delta Hotels when Expedia disrupted the hotel business; and VP Corporate Development & General Manager USA for the technology business of Envoy Communication Group when design and marketing agencies started to become digital. Edmond gets powerful messages across with his highly dynamic speaking style and engaging stories.

James is the Founder and CEO of cyberconIQ, a firm committed to changing the global cybersecurity conversation from fear to hope. Internationally known, his areas of research interest delve into the intersection of society and technology and the clash this can create. The author of six books and multiple journal articles, James is a sought-after expert, frequent media commentator and national newspaper op-ed guest writer.  He conducts, presents and publishes industry-related research and consults globally to prominent companies concerning cybersecurity, information privacy and security, and economic crime detection and prevention methods

Dr. James L. Norrie, DPM, LL.M

Professor of Strategy & Cybersecurity, former Founding Dean of the Graham School of Business, York College Pennsylvania; Managing Partner, e-Venture Consulting, Inc.; CEO and Founder, cyberconIQ Inc.

Portrait of Cindy Seibel

Cindy Seibel

Former CIO, Energy Resources and Conservation Board, Alberta

Cindy is an award-winning CIO whose experience spans the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. Her unique combination of expertise in information technology, human resources, leadership and learning has led to a track record of high-performing multi-disciplinary teams. She has served as a program director for successful multi-million-dollar technology implementations. Her work in developing strategic technology plans for organizations has been led both as a CIO, and as an external consultant. Cindy is a lifelong learner who loves to share her passion for leadership and technology in the 21st century.

Eugene started his career in telecommunications and has worked for Nortel Networks Corporation, Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., and Open Text Corporation. In progressively senior technology and business roles in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., Eugene was responsible for integrating critical technology and business processes to better deliver innovative programs and led efforts to deliver current and ‘next generation’ services. An award-winning CIO, he now advises senior leaders in digital technology/transformation via Design Ai Ltd, a tech advisory company. Eugene is a frequent speaker on “The Future of Digital”, is a faculty advisor in AI/Analytics/Tech at the Schulich Business School, York University, and a board member at Epam Ltd, Community Trust Co Ltd, Lakeland Holdings and York University.

Eugene Roman

Eugene Roman, MBA, CMA, ICD

Award Winning CIO, Strategic Advisor, Board Member

Scott Williams

Scott Williams

Strategic Advisor, Senior Leader, Entrepreneur, Writer

Scott’s career spans over 35 years in information technology and learning and development, culminating in a five-year engagement as President of Global Knowledge Canada – the largest IT training firm in Canada, and the Canadian subsidiary of the largest in the world. Scott currently works as a Strategic Advisor to individuals and teams in North America and Europe. An avid life-long learner, Scott has a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Queen’s University, and an M.Ed. in Adult Education from OISE/University of Toronto, where he specialized in Workplace Learning and Change. Scott has taught and facilitated extensively, has contributed to several technical books, and has spoken to audiences across North America.

The Transformative
IT Leader Program

Technology Leadership for Business Outcomes
September 18 – October 18, 2024

Organizations must constantly adapt and adopt technologies that will improve business outcomes. Technology leaders must now participate in shaping the business strategies that define success. Through case study analysis and real-world problem solving, begin your transformation from an IT professional into a business leader. Challenge, develop and practice your communication, influence, and financial skills in a business context while mastering multi-level teamwork and changes in real-world simulations.

The Executive
IT Leader Program

Make the Move from Functional to Enterprise Leadership October 23 – November 15, 2024

Organizations must constantly adapt and adopt technologies that improve business outcomes. Technology leaders must now participate in shaping the business strategies that define success and lead the digital strategy. In the Executive IT Leader Program, you will explore the executive perspective and enhance your knowledge of enterprise strategy, risk management, and digital transformation, all to improve business outcomes. You will also gain a greater understanding of organizational design and leading change in the digital age.