Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Calgary CIO Community

Rick Begg

Chief Information Officer

Bird Construction

Rick Begg is executive with an extensive operations, information technology, supply chain, and engineering background who has the proven ability to balance strategy, creative concepts, people, processes, and technology with a focus on corporate value and business needs. Rick has a passion to lead complex business transformation and forming high-performance delivery organizations.

Learn more about the Calgary CIO community here.

Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

Some opportunities were presented to me, some I sought out - all offered a challenge and an opportunity to continuously learn and apply more skills.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Do 'the right thing' from a people and business perspective.

With disruption being a key theme of the past few years, where do you see your role as a CIO going in the next 1-2 years?

The role of the CIO will always be grounded in fundamental IT, cyber security operations, and program/project delivery with an increased focus on extracting high value from data and analytics.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CIO?

Understand what is core to support the corporate business, the operations and finance functions, while aligning and prioritizing those to strategic objectives.

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

I'm a pilot, and I love golf and motorcycling.

What is the value of joining an Evanta community?

It’s sharing knowledge across various industries.

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