What it takes for Canada to prosper as a nation of intelligent communities

November 26, 2012

IBM’s Pat Horgan Speaks Out: Innovation Leadership
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IBM, VP, Pat Horgan talks about what it takes for Canada to prosper as a nation of intelligent communities.
Please take ten minutes to View the Video of IBM, VP, Pat Horgan who at a recent i-CANADA Summit talks about what it takes for Canada to prosper as a nation of intelligent communities. He affirms that the first step is leadership at all levels.

Mr. Horgan then stresses the need for best practice adoption, not a piece meal approach.

He cites IBM technology leadership for Canada at its newly established Micro Electronic Innovation Centre in Quebec, as well as new R&D initiatives in Ontario with a focus on fresh water technology, sustainable energy, health care & our cities.

Drawing on the results from an IBM global on line “Jam Session”, Mr. Horgan offers some keys to community success: equal access for all citizens; easy technology adoption; innovative approaches to transport and commuting; open data and use of information to make the right choices.

Pat Horgan’s Leadership Profile

Pat Horgan has built a diversified career at IBM holding a wide variety of leadership positions in sales, strategy, development, operations and finance. While starting his career in Canada, Pat has held many global leadership roles in a variety of functions. In his present role as Vice President, Manufacturing, Development and Operations, Pat is the leader of business operations for IBM Canada including CIO, Supply Chain, Real Estate, Procurement, Corporate Citizenship and Government Programs. In addition, he provides leadership to the SW Lab organization and the Microelectronic Manufacturing Plant in Bromont Quebec. Both of these organizations are the largest of their kind in Canada, holding world mandates in SW development and microelectronics.

Pat has been an active member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors since 2008 and participates on many other boards, including the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business, the Ontario Brain Institute, CivicAction, iCanada, University of Western CSTAR and the University of Waterloo Environmental Science. He leads IBM Canada’s citizenship efforts involving many charitable organizations and is the Executive Sponsor of the IBM Aboriginal Network Group.

Pat has been recognized with many awards including IBM Golden Circle, Hundred Percent Clubs and Leadership Excellence. Pat has an HBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and holds a Certified Management Accounting designation.

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