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Eugene Roman

Eugene Roman
Chief Technology Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

The Digital World: Where are we heading…What are the future traps?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

McMaster University, ETB room 535

Café X will be open for business for one hour, starting with a presentation, followed by questions and answers. Refreshments will be available at the start and conclusion of the event.

Free admission, however seating is limited. Registration required

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About Eugene Roman:

Eugene Roman joined Canadian Tire from Open Text, where he was Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Eugene was responsible for global research and development, product development and IT. Eugene spearheaded the delivery of mobile content management systems and worked closely with customers to identify opportunities to streamline operations through technology solutions.  

Eugene started his career in telecommunications and has worked for Nortel Networks Corporation and Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. In progressively senior technology and business roles in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K, Eugene was responsible for integrating critical technology and business processes to better deliver innovative programs. He has also led efforts to increase productivity and improve performance in order to deliver current and ‘next generation’ services more efficiently within a large organization.

Eugene holds a Master’s Degree in Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, is a Certified Management Accountant, and is a recent graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors program. He is a frequent speaker on “The Future of Digital Content” and was recently appointed as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, where he will continue his outstanding work in advancing innovation in Canada.

Upcoming ...

John Bandler, McMaster University and Bandler Corporation - February 26, 2014

Jay Reilly, Purdue University - March 13 or 27, 2014 (TBC)


For event information, please contact Terry Milson,, 905-525-9140, ext. 27391.