Dr. Andrew Gemino is a Professor and serves as Associate Dean of SFU Beedie. He has twice received the Canada Trust Distinguished Teacher award from SFU Beedie. Andrew’s academic research focuses on IT project management, business systems analysis and the design of technology-mediated collaborative environments. He holds a National Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grant. He is also the co-founder of a software company that develops commercial soft ware for professional sports teams in the NHL and NBA, as well as automated employee scheduling for sports and entertainment companies. Andrew also provides his expertise to the Surgeon Information System Working Group for the Provincial Surgical Oncology Council which is affiliated with the BC Cancer Agency.
Dr. Blaize Horner Reich came to academia after 15 years as an information technology professional and consultant to industry in both Canada and Asia. She earned her PhD in 1993 at the University of British Columbia. Today, Blaize is the RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation at SFU Beedie and is an internationally respected researcher and speaker. She previously served as Dean from 2004-2005. She also is the national academic lead for the Business Technology Management program, an initiative of the Canadian Coalition for tomorrow’s ICT Skills. Blaize serves on corporate boards and on two professional association boards – the CIO Association of Canada, and the Information and Communications Technology Sector Council. In 2015, Dr. Reich was honoured as a WXN Top 100 Women in Canada and recently was named an Academic Fellow by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes.
Dr. Peter Tingling joined SFU Beedie from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where his thesis focused on technological decision-making in an organizational context. Although Peter has had a long association with higher education and has taught at several business schools, he also spent more than two decades in information technology industries, working in a number of senior line staff positions as well as consulting to a diverse range of Fortune 500 and start-up organizations across North America. He was awarded a 2004 Literati Club research award and a 2007 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award. Peter is also the president and CEO of Octothorpe Software Corporation, a decision sciences company.
Dr. Sandy MacIver has spent the last 44 years learning and teaching in the fields of leadership, teamwork, company values, systems thinking and, especially, trust and trust-building. He has factored knowledge in all of these fields into his three overlapping careers. Sandy has done thirty-three years (and counting) of consulting, executive coaching and working with CEO’s and other senior executives. He has advised and assisted in improving performance and working relationships in the workplace, leading applied learning programs and building engaged and productive organizational cultures. His work has spanned North America. Sandy has taught scores of leadership and organization-related classes at four different universities, starting in 1987. Sandy now teaches Leadership in the Manager of Technology MBA program at SFU and in the Values-Based Leadership Certificate at RRU. Sandy's cut his career 'teeth' in public sector planning and policy, for ten years.