This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Kevin Brown - CIPS Fellow, Vice-President of Information Technology for ENMAX Corporation and Past Chair of the CIO Council for the Conference Board of Canada.
Kevin is an founding Fellow for CIPS which is Canada's official representative on the UN-Founded International Federation for Information Processing. He received this special "Fellow" distinction for outstanding contributions to IT, the industry, profession, and society. Kevin brings an incredible history of accomplishment and a strong vision of what are the challenges in organizations and to the broader industry and society.
About Kevin Brown
Mr. Brown is responsible for all information technology policy, planning, provisioning and reporting, as well as maximizing the corporation's return on information technology assets. In addition, he is a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Brown has over 30 years of experience in the information systems industry including previous positions with the EPCOR Utilities, ATCO, and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Mr. Brown has been active in the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) since 1984 and has served as president of both the local and national organizations and helped gain Alberta recognition of the I.S.P. as a professional designation. He is the past Chair of the Conference Board of Canada Council of CIOs. He remains active in Alberta promoting the information and communications technology sector as a strategic contributor to the economic future of Alberta. He frequently speaks on the subject of professionalism within the IT industry.
His community contributions include serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Edmonton Street Performer's Festival, and serving on various advisory boards of education and community based organizations in Alberta.