What’s on the mind of the CIO? Or, better yet, what should be on the mind of the CIO in 2023? In this episode, we talk with Brian Jackson, the principal author of Tech Trends 2023 from Info-Tech Research Group. Info-Tech identified seven trends that tech leaders need to be taking action on this year. In this conversation, Brian and host, Jeff Ton, dive deep into three of them: industry-led data models, sustained digital processes, and zero-trust security.
About Brian Jackson
As a Research Director in the CIO practice, Brian focuses on emerging trends, executive leadership strategy, and digital strategy. After more than a decade as a technology and science journalist, Brian has his fingers on the pulse of leading-edge trends and organizational best practices towards innovation.
Prior to joining Info-Tech Research Group, Brian was the Editorial Director at IT World Canada, responsible for the B2B media publisher’s editorial strategy and execution across all of its publications. A leading digital thinker at the firm, Brian led IT World Canada to become the most award-winning publisher in the B2B category at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. In addition to delivering insightful reporting across three industry-leading websites, Brian also developed, launched, and grew the firm’s YouTube channel and podcasting capabilities.
Brian started his career with Discovery Channel Interactive, where he helped pioneer Canada’s first broadband video player for the web. He developed a unique web-based Live Events series, offering video coverage of landmark science experiences including a Space Shuttle launch, a dinosaur bones dig in Alberta’s badlands, a concrete canoe race competition hosted by Survivorman, and FIRST’s educational robot battles.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University. He is regularly featured as a technology expert by broadcast media including CTV, CBC, and Global affiliates.