–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT):
When: June 3-6, 2019
Where: Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto
IT Symposium/Xpo is the one event series that thousands of CIOs and
their leadership teams consider indispensable. More than 900 Canadian
CIOS and senior technology executives will come together to shape the
future of IT and business strategies. IT Symposium/Xpo brings together a
community of IT leaders, technology visionaries and Gartner experts to
examine the industry’s most critical trends to help organizations build
and execute world-class IT strategies.
Connecting the Digital Journey
Digital business transformation is upon us. Now is the time for
organizations to be more adaptive to change, and leaders need to bring
new practices, develop new capabilities and create new ways to succeed –
the ContinuousNEXT approach.
During the opening keynote, Gartner’s leading analysts will connect the
dots on the digital journey – from culture to technologies to strategy
to operating models, so every CIO and IT leader can adapt to a world of
At IT Symposium/Xpo key influencers will take the stage to provide their
unique view of the emerging trends shaping IT, business strategy and
Guest Keynotes include:
- Mark Bowden, Human Behavior and Body Language Expert, TRUTHPLANE
Peter Hinssen, Author, Entrepreneur and Expert on Disruptive
- Rick Mercer, Comedian, The Rick Mercer Report
- Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
CIO Experience Guest Speakers:
Susan Greenfield, Expert on the Human Mind and Renowned Brain
- Bruce Kirkby, Photographer & writer, Canadian Adventurer
This year’s agenda delivers more than 100 sessions across three tracks,
covering the priorities most critical to CIOs:
- Business Strategy
- Technology & Information
These tracks will help CIOs and senior IT executives stay ahead of the
latest trends in artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics,
security and risk, block chain, customer experience, cloud computing,
digital transformation, work, people and culture and more.
IT executives from the Government, Higher Education and Financial
Services sectors will find a full day of industry-specific and
cross-industry sessions on Monday, June 3.
The conference kicks off on Tuesday, June 4 with the Gartner Opening
Keynote – Beyond Digital Transformation to ContinuousNext. Over the next
three days, attendees can choose from keynotes, CIO Stories, breakout
sessions, attendee meetups, workshops and roundtables and our Signature
Series sessions, including the 2019 CIO Agenda: A Canadian Perspective.
Xpo, an exhibit showcase teeming with leading providers of IT
solutions aimed at driving business imperatives, will highlight the next
steps in technology through live demonstrations, face-to-face meetings
with exhibitors, and fast-paced presentations .
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory
company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with
indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their
mission-critical priorities and build the successful organizations of
Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and
data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the
issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource
for more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries — across
all major functions, in every industry and organization size.
To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of
business, visit www.gartner.com.
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IMCC Appoints Yaron Berger as CEO of IMC Holdings
IM Cannabis Corp. (the “Company” or “IMCC”) (CSE: IMCC), one of the world’s pioneering medical cannabis companies with operations across Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yaron Berger as Chief Executive Officer of I.M.C. Holdings Ltd. (“IMC“), the Company’s wholly-owned operating subsidiary in Israel. Oren Shuster will remain the Chief Executive Officer of IM Cannabis Corp.
Mr. Berger brings more than 10 years of experience in various senior roles both in public and private sectors, leading large-scale operations. Most recently, Mr. Berger was the Chief Executive Officer of Telepharma Ltd. (“Telepharma,” doing business as epharma), a leading wholesaler, direct marketer of prescription drugs and chain of pharmacies in Israel. At Telepharma, among other accomplishments, Mr. Berger re-branded its digital platform and transformed the customer experience. As an early entrant into the medical cannabis sector, Mr. Berger also established Greenpharma under Telepharma, a full-service distributor, patient counselling service provider and online resource for medical cannabis patients in Israel. Prior to his experience in the pharmaceutical sector, Mr. Berger served as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Police Academy and spent over 20 years in the Israeli Air Force, most recently as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Oren Shuster, Chief Executive Officer of IMCC said “Yaron is uniquely qualified to lead our Israeli operations under the new medical cannabis regulatory regime, which requires a high level of engagement and education for the country’s pharmacists on the benefits of medical cannabis. Yaron was an early mover in identifying the opportunity in medical cannabis and we are very excited to benefit from his expertise in the pharmacy channel to maintain IMC’s status as a leading medical cannabis brand in Israel.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the IMC team, who I have known as a leader in the medical cannabis market in Israel over the past ten years,” said Mr. Berger. “The IMC brand is synonymous with quality and innovation. The new medical cannabis reform in Israel presents a significant opportunity for the Company and the IMC brand to further elevate its market position as the preferred medical cannabis brand for physicians, pharmacists and patients.”
SOURCE IM Cannabis Corp.
LCBO’s bottom line proves privatized alcohol sales a bad idea: OPSEU’s Thomas
The LCBO’s latest profits show the Crown corporation’s value to the people of Ontario, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said Friday.
In its 2018/2019 annual report released Thursday, the LCBO is reporting earnings of $2.37 billion on total revenue of $6.39 billion.
Thomas said those profits go to the provincial government and pay for vital public services like health, education and highways.
“This is why the Ford government should rethink allowing corner stores and grocery stores to sell more alcohol,” said Thomas. “Is saving folks a 10 minute drive in some cases worth jeopardizing their health care?”
OPSEU represents LCBO workers and Thomas says these frontline professionals deserve the credit for the corporation’s continued success.
“The reason the LCBO is the gold standard in selling alcohol responsibly is because of OPSEU members who make sure alcohol isn’t sold to minors or intoxicated people,” said Thomas.
“They also provide customer service that is second to none and they’re the ones who have made the LCBO a success story.”
As he read the LCBO report, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida reflected on the Ford government’s decision to take the sale of legalized cannabis away from the Crown Corporation.
“Think of what the LCBO’s profits would have been if Premier Ford hadn’t scrapped the plan of the former Liberal government?” said Almeida. “I’ve put together a lot of budgets and I know how tough an exercise it is.”
“It still makes me shake my head that a government that claimed it had catastrophic financial problems would turn down massive amounts of revenue and go on the misguided course that the Conservatives took. Really? Wow.”
Almeida says municipalities who voted to opt out of Doug Ford’s foolish cannabis privatization plan should stand firm and demand a responsible plan.
“The LCBO continues to prove it’s the best option to keep controlled substances out of the hands of minors,” said Almeida. “Municipalities and Ontarians in general should continue to demand a responsible plan and just say no to Doug’s. After all, a little competition wouldn’t be a bad thing would it?”
SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)
Base Oil Market Worth $39.6 Billion by 2024 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™
According to the new market research report “Base Oil Market by Group (Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, Group V), Application (Automotive Oil, Industrial Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Grease, Metalworking Fluid), Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, MEA) – Global Forecast to 2024″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Base Oil Market is projected to grow from USD 33.7 billion in 2019 to USD 39.6 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2019 to 2024. The growing demand for high-grade oils in the automotive industry, as well as the increasing GDP in Asia Pacific driven by increasing industrial activities are key factors fuelling the growth of the base oil market across the globe.
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Group II segment to lead the base oil industry from 2019 to 2024
Based on group, the base oil market has been segmented into Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, and Group V. The Group II segment accounted for the major share of the market in 2018. Group II base oil can be employed in a multitude of applications, such as marine and gas engines, in trunk piston engine oils, and other applications in the base oil industry. The high consumption of Group II base oil is mainly attributed to its higher performance and affordability in comparison to the other groups of base oil. Thus, the Group II segment is likely to lead the market during the forecast period.
Automotive oil application segment to lead the base oil market during the forecast period
Based on application, the automotive oil segment led the base oil industry in 2018. This segment is also expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to the rise of the automotive sector in developing countries, such as India and China. Population growth in the Asia Pacific region is increasing the demand for automobiles, which is, in turn, driving the market for automotive oils.
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Asia Pacific base oil market projected to witness the highest CAGR
Among regions, the Asia Pacific base oil market is projected to register the highest CAGR from 2019 to 2024. India, China, Indonesia, and Japan are key countries contributing to the increased demand for lubricants, and in effect base oil, in this region. Increasing GDP led by the rising industrial activities in Asia Pacific has increased the demand for base oil in the region. The growth of transportation, power generation, mining, and other sectors is also responsible for the rise in demand for base oil in the Asia Pacific region.
Chevron Corporation (US), Exxon Mobil Corporation (US), S-OIL Corporation (South Korea), Motiva Enterprises LLC (US), SK innovation Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Royal Dutch Shell plc (Netherlands), Neste Oyj (Finland), AVISTA OIL AG (Germany), Nynas AB (Sweden), Repsol S.A. (Spain), Ergon, Inc. (US), Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (US), H&R Group (Germany), Sinopec Corp. (China), PetroChina Company Limited (China), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) (UAE), PT Pertamina (Persero) (Indonesia), Phillips 66 (US), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) (Malaysia), GRUPA LOTOS S.A. (Poland), Sepahan Oil (Iran), GS Caltex Corporation (South Korea), and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited or HPCL (India) are some of the leading players operating in the Base Oil Market. These players have adopted the strategies of agreements, expansions, new product launches, acquisitions, collaborations, contracts, investments, and divestments to enhance their position in the market.
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