ICT and Business Strategy Visionary
David Ticoll has been Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow's Information & Communication Techonology Skills since 2008. Founded in 2007 by Bell Canada, the CCICT is an industry-led, multi-stakeholder initiative. Its mission is to ensure that Canadian organizations can hire information and communications technology professionals with the knowledge, skills and talents to meet the evolving and diverse needs of this field.
David leads strategy and programs to radically strengthen the ICT-related workforce and make Canada more globally competitive.
He has authored several bestselling business books, including Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs, and The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency will Revolutionize Business.
From 2003 to 2008, David chaired the Expert Panel of the Information & Communications Technology Council, where he led ICTC's national labour market research work. He was also SVP of Research at New Paradigm Corp. from 2003 to 2007. David was founding CEO of the international think tank and consulting firm, Digital 4Sight from 1994 to its sale in 2001. He led its multiclient research and advisory services, market research and analysis, methodology development, training, and strategy advisory services. David founded the Canadian program of Gartner Group Inc. in the early 1980s, after spending part of the 1970s as a journalist and producer in public affairs at CBC Radio in Vancouver.
David was a weekly columnist at the Globe and Mail and a monthly columnist for tele.com. He has been published in Harvard Business Review, Business 2.0, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
David has a BA (Honours) from McGill University in sociology and political science, and has pursued graduate work in communications, information systems and marketing research. He is fluent in French and English.