“No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform nor revolution, will ever bring mankind one millimeter closer to equality.” – George Orwell
We are in the early stages of a new economic system that fundamentally thrives on the sharing and open distribution of physical, intellectual and artistic resources. The proliferation of closed and privately held intellectual property no longer provides the greatest value to any conceivable group of stakeholders. Political and economic power is rapidly shifting from century old centralized entities to more agile, adaptable and distributed socio-economic frameworks. And, yet these innovative frameworks are rapidly acquired by the same century old entities and further entrenched in oligarchic incumbencies. Will the utopia of democratized technologies drive equality, accessibility and opportunity or will it merely be the case of one ruling class replacing another precisely as George Orwell once predicted?
The Canadian Cloud Council is an independent, vendor agnostic association focused on building an open, accessible and secure technology ecosystem. Our vision is to deliver frank and unbiased insight to our members so they can make the right decisions in a world of hyper-accelerated socio-technological evolution.
Technology trends such as IoT, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber security are giving rise to new marketing and operational capabilities. Information technology has become so embedded in the fabric of the business, and so critical for gaining a competitive advantage, many companies have made extensive investments in information technologies to improve business performance. Today, much more is expected of CIO’s and IT practitioners than managing costs and delivering service. A membership in The Canadian Cloud Council provides the intelligence, industry connections and business capabilities necessary to effectively leverage technology as a mechanism for survival, growth and value differentiation.