Day 6 of Holiday Cheer: Alex Benay’s Extraordinary Plenary Keynote

Welcome to Day 6 of our Ten Days of Holiday Cheer series! Working from the incredible content that the dozens of speakers and hundreds of participants created in GCDCS20, we are opening up our event archives to give everyone in the data centre/IT service delivery community a chance to end 2020 on a high note.

On the sixth day of holiday cheer, we share a truly remarkable keynote address. GCDCS20 has been trying to recruit Alex Benay – former CIO of the Government of Canada – as a keynote speaker for several years. This persistence was rewarded in 2020 – and yields a tremendous dividend for data centre and IT service delivery professionals and for business/operational executives, in Canada and beyond!

Alex’s keynote, “Keeping Pace: Rapid Transformations in a Digital World,” is a model for how these kinds of sessions contribute to the overall growth of our industry: he lays out a visionary agenda, provides insight that supports both near-term action and longer-term strategy, and provides crisp responses to questions that arise from his remarks.

We can think of no better gift to GCDCS20 delegates who are looking for paths forward, from 2020 to the world beyond, than access to this recording – it provides a perspective that will persuade you, and anyone you share this with, to move ahead with confidence in the potential for a more digitally-enabled society.

[for navigation purposes: 0:00 introduction; 1:55, Alex begins]

All ’10 Days of Holiday Cheer!’ sessions are available to GCDCS20 subscribers. If you are one of the 600 members of this group, simply log into the virtual event portal and select the “Spotlight” tab to gain access to these and other resources, If you didn’t register before the live event, please follow this link and click on “Register” – you’ll get access to video interviews, the new “Data Centre Management in the 2020s” ebook, new sessions and opportunities for interaction in January/February/March – and, of course, access to all of the footage from GCDCS20. 


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