ITAC Online - The Alberta ICT Showcase - September 2011

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ITAC in Alberta: the weather really is good there in the fall

Last week, ITAC’s Board of Directors gathered in Edmonton for a joint meeting with the Alberta ICT Council.  This also provided an excellent opportunity to explore some of the diverse science and technology initiatives underway in the region.

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Software for the healthcare industry… for free?

Chris Sherback, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Ormed

Chris Sherback, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Ormed

It’s often difficult to predict from where the next leader, or leaders, in technology will emerge.  For Chris Sherback, a background in finance and accounting led him to his current position as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Edmonton-based Ormed – a software company specialized in making healthcare facilities more efficient.

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Enabling giants of industry

Gail Powley, Vice-President of Corporate Development, Willowglen

Gail Powley, Vice-President of Corporate Development, Willowglen

Canada is known world-wide as a global leader in natural resources and several other traditional industry vectors.  In agriculture, forestry, energy and manufacturing, we compete with anyone.  And if you’re looking for a Canadian region that holds true to this reputation, look no further than Alberta.

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Orion Health – an EHR star

Michael Craig, Vice-President of Canadian Sales, Orion Health

Michael Craig, Vice-President of Canadian Sales, Orion Health

For Michael Craig, Vice-President of Canadian Sales for Orion Health, moving to Edmonton was a return to his roots.  A pharmacist by trade, Michael was working for Orion Health in New Zealand when the company won its first Canadian contract – based in Edmonton.  An Edmontonian originally, Michael was the top pick to spearhead one of the most successful implementations in company history.

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