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CDN’s #14 Newsmaker of the Year – Dino Trevisani

On January 18, 2018, IBM Canada’s parent company posted its first quarterly gains in 23 quarters, bringing in $22.54 billion USD in revenue. That was enough to exceed analysts’ estimates, but only pushed

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CDN’s #15 Newsmaker of the Year – Sean Forkan

Sean Forkan may have begun his journey as vice president and Canadian country manager at VMware in January, but he’s accomplished a lot in less than a year. The former Veritas Canada country

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #16 Newsmaker of the Year – Harry Zarek

This past year marks the first time Apple ventured into the technology channel in Canada thanks to its partnership with Richmond Hill, Ont.-based solution provider Compugen. The deal – which seemed to come

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #17 Newsmaker of the Year – John Graham

Another return to the Top Newsmaker list is John Graham, president of SAP Canada. A 17-year veteran of the enterprise software firm, Graham came up through the channel side of the organization. In

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

CDN’s #18 Newsmaker of the Year – Stefan Bockhop and Greg Myers

In 2016, Lenovo Canada’s channel chief Stefan Bockhop (pictured above) said he would be targeting the company’s interest in data centres in Canada, and that move has certainly paid off in 2017. Last

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Alex Radu

CDN’s #19 Newsmaker of the Year – Greg Tobin

Under the watchful eye of general manager Greg Tobin, in 2017 D&H Canada celebrated its 10-year anniversary and 17 per cent overall sales growth over the course of the year. With over $300

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

CDN’s #20 Newsmaker of the Year – Brent Allen

At its San Francisco-based Accelerate conference this past June, Pure Storage was clear about its commitment to Canada - that it should be run by people based in Canada - and there’s a

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson

CDN’s #21 Newsmaker of the Year – Mary Peterson

Returning to the list, Mary Peterson recently told CDN during our CES 2018 coverage that Samsung Canada has plans for focus on more outreach in Canada in this year. So expect to hear a lot

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

CDN’s #22 Newsmaker of the Year – Michael Calce AKA “Mafiaboy”

Mafiaboy is a name people probably haven’t heard in a while, but the Montreal-born former teen hacker made a comeback in 2017. When he was only 15, Calce launched a series of highly

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #23 Newsmaker of the Year – Michael Murphy

Citrix Systems, Inc. underwent a couple leadership changes this year, appointing new worldwide channel chief Craig Stilwell in January and promoting former CFO and COO David Henshall to CEO in July. But in

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #24 Newsmaker of the Year – Jeff Goldstein

Led by Canada head Jeff Goldstein, and the company’s first Canadian channel chief, Veeam Software renewed its focus on the Canadian channel in 2017. This focus saw the backup, disaster recovery, and virtualization

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Alex Radu

CDN’s #25 Newsmaker of the Year – John Husband

In 2017, Softchoice returned to the top of CDN’s Top 100 Solution Providers list in a tie with CDW Canada; saw longtime president, CEO, and mainstay on the Top 25 Newsmakers list Dave

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Alex Radu

CDN’s Bonus Newsmaker of the Year – Rick Reid

If you had to choose a word – one word – to encapsulate the career of Rick Reid, who at press time has less than three months from his official retirement as the

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Paolo Del Nibletto

Why Amazon HQ would be good for Toronto

In addition to 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs, a new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suite, proponents of the project suggest. But Amazon HQ2

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Why Amazon HQ2 would be bad for Toronto

One of the shiniest gems dangled by Amazon’s HQ2 is the prospect of bringing 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs along with it. Critics of the idea of setting up Amazon’s new headquarters in

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood