RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation
Segal Room: SGL 3315
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Blaize Horner Reich came to academia after 15 years as an information technology (IT) professional and consultant to industry in both Canada and Asia. Today, she holds the title RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation in the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. Reich and her research group PMPerspectives (www.PMPerspectives.org) have been awarded several national Social Science and Humanities Research Council grants to investigate how knowledge management practices can improve IT project success. She also collaborates with colleagues on topics in mobile technology, IT service quality, and IT governance and risk management. Dr. Reich is the national academic lead for the Business Technology Management program, an initiative of the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (www.ccict.ca).
Dr. Reich serves on corporate boards and on three professional association boards – the CIO Association of Canada ( www.ciocan.ca ), the Information and Communications Technology Sector Council ( www.ictc-ctic.ca ), and the Canadian Women in Technology ( www.canwit.ca ). Reich's interest in IT extends to investing in technology companies started by friends and former students but she is still waiting for her first big windfall.
Improving IT Project Performance, Board level Governance of IT, Aligning Business and Information Technology, Strategic Information Systems.
IT Governance and IT-Business Alignment