Welcome to ITWC’s July 2018 community slideshow! Every month we ask leaders in the Canadian technology industry about a general life topic as a fun way to know the community a little better. In honour of the World Cup taking place in Russia, we decided to ask tech leaders across Canada:
“How do you balance your employees’ desire to watch a major sporting event with your company’s usual workload?”
While no predictions were made, it was great to see that the World Cup has brought so many people together which solidifies the saying that #SoccerisLife!
Read on for answers from CATAAlliance, Intel Canada, SOTI, Trend Micro and more. We’d love to hear your thoughts, use the hashtag #CommunityQuestion and join the conversation.
John Reid, CEO, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA)
“Mobility computing and the cloud generally are the ultimate enablers of work flexibility. I can simultaneously watch the World Cup and cut, paste and like to all our social media networks. And when a video call comes in, I can talk about the soccer game and then move on to the need for Canadian tax reform. Married to a woman from England, I know who I want to win the World Cup. And for Canada? I want us to win the race for first place in innovation and productivity rankings. A flexible approach to work is a key part of that!”
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