About the IT4YOU Project
The IT4You project originated in 2015 from a need to replace CKC’s outdated, 30-year-old computer system that manages all membership, registration and event information. The project is destined to re-define and improve the online member experience by making it faster and easier to access personalized and pertinent information and online applications.
IT4YOU Guiding Principles and Hot Buttons
|IT4YOU Guiding Principles
This project must serve members faster by....
- Enabling and Encouraging User Self-service
- Providing Timely Access to Relevant Information
- Reducing Bureaucracy
- Reducing Administrative Costs
- Grow the Business
|IT4YOU Project Hot Buttons
- Improve Member focus.
- Faster Registration processing.
- Faster “show results”.
- Expand on-line transaction capabilities.
- Maximize “paperless transactions”.
- Improve Management Reporting.
- Leverage an integrated and accurate system database.
IT4YOU Steering Committee
To guide and oversee this project, the Board established the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Steering Committee in March 2015.
The Adhoc IT4YOU (ERP) Steering Committee consists of six members including:
IT4YOU (ERP) Steering Committee Terms of Reference
- A member of the Board
- The chair of the Audit Committee
- A member of the Communications Committee
- Two from the general membership with working knowledge of project management and information technology
- A staff liaison and project manager
IT4YOU Steering Committee: Team Members
I have been a CKC member since 1983. In 2015 I was elected to the Board of Directors and currently I am the Chair of the IT4YOU Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.
Outside of the CKC, I am a business professional with over 10 years experience in the field of technology. My expertise includes strategic planning and execution, business development and customer relationship management. My educational background includes a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.
As Chair of the IT4YOU committee I am tasked with providing support and guidance to CKC staff in order to successfully deliver this new computer system, which will ultimately redefine how our membership interacts with the club.
I have more than 35 years of direct experience in sales, operations, business development, marketing, process improvement, channel development and management in both front line and managerial roles with local, national, and global responsibilities.
I am a Business and Operations professional with extensive experience in business organization, process and metrics development, reporting and analysis, excellent communicator skills, and extensive experience with change management. I also have extensive Market experience and skills in sales operations, strategic planning, team building, forecasting, process improvement, leadership, business planning, negotiation, and analysis.
My extensive knowledge of the technologies and tools surrounding CRM/ERP development, implementation and utilization has enabled me to assist the committee.
I am a seasoned professional with a specialized Masters Degree in Project Management and more than 20 years work experience. The challenges I have enjoyed include: project framework structures and processes, cost-benefit analysis, benefits realization, process engineering, employee training and change management.
Currently, I am responsible for program management and business operations for a fast-growing, start-up organization. In this role, I have been able to benefit from my extensive and varied experiences running company operations.
Thanks to my membership in the CKC, I have been privileged to be included in a uniquely supportive community, while sharing a common interest in dog performance sports.
Professionally, I am a Chartered Professional Accountant / Certified Management Accountant. I joined the Canadian Kennel Club in 2011. In 2012, I was appointed to the Canadian Kennel Club Audit Committee. I have had the Chairmanship of the Audit since 2012. I am serving my second 3 year term as a member of the Audit Committee.
I represent the Audit Committee on the IT4YOU Committee. I bring 30 plus years internal audit experience to my role as a member of the IT4YOU Steering Committee. My role is one of general oversight, risk management, and financial advice/consultation throughout the research and implementation process of the IT4YOU project.
I have 19 years of experience in project management. Key accomplishments include the implementation of an ERP system, launch of a hosted online store, replacement of a corporate website, and creating online communities.
Purebred dogs have been part of my life since the age of two when my parents purchased their first Westie and later two Dandie Dinmonts. The Dandies warmed their way into my life and my wife and I are now proud owners of our second Dandie Chloe. I have been a member of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of Canada for fifteen years and I am the editor and designer of the yearly magazine Toplines.