As former Vice-President of Information Technology, Gary Davenport was responsible for the definition and implementation of transformational business initiatives using information technology for the Allstream business unit of MTS Allstream Inc. In this role, Gary led a team of dedicated IT professionals focused on improving business capabilities in a very competitive telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Allstream in 2006, Gary spent his career within the retailing industry working for theHudson’s Bay Company. During his last seven years at HBC as VP of IT and then as CIO, he led the transformation of one of Canada’s largest and most complex IT operations. In 2004, HBC’s progress was recognized with the winning of 5 prestigious IT industry awards in a 12 month period. Gary has participated on many North American and European CIO Councils and also served on the Board of Directors of the Voluntary Inter-industry Communications Standards (VICS) organization. He currently is the President of the CIO Association of Canada. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University.
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