Gauge Your Readiness for Exponential IT

Wednesday, September 4, at 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

Webinar Summary

As organizations increasingly seek to harness the power of AI to drive innovation and efficiency, many are tempted to embark on ambitious enterprise-wide initiatives. But rolling out AI quickly and broadly comes with costs and risks that may negate AI’s much-anticipated benefits.

When it comes to successful AI deployments, you must learn to walk before you can run. Start small with an initiative that helps you learn new AI technologies and understand their impacts and benefits, while allowing your team to establish good foundational capabilities and build the necessary relationships and collaborations to be successful.

Join this dynamic webinar to learn how to plan for scalable enterprise-wide AI:

  • Explore the challenges that organizations face in shifting from small-sized AI adoption to complex, broad AI implementations.
  • Understand why collaboration is critical to a successful AI deployment plan.
  • Look at a step-by-step approach to building a scalable deployment plan by starting with a single, high-priority initiative.

Webinar Speakers


Fred Chagnon

Principal Research Director

  • Fred Chagnon is a Principal Research Director for Info-Tech Research Group. His background is largely rooted in IT infrastructure and operations, coming from a fifteen-year career in data center networks and server infrastructure.

  • In his time with Info-Tech Research Group, the focus of Fred's research and advisory work has been around core infrastructure topics such as enterprise storage and networking and their shift to the software-defined solutions. He has also worked with countless organizations on developing their strategy for adopting Office 365 and preparing to move other workloads to the cloud. More recently Fred's focus has shifted to building research products and conducting advisory engagements for IT service providers, managed service providers, and consulting practices.

  • Fred holds multiple computer science certificates from Ryerson University and is currently pursuing a business degree from Athabasca University. He has also been previously certified in various technical disciplines by Cisco, Oracle, and the SANS Institute.


Andrew Sharp

Research Director

  • Andrew Sharp is a Research Director in the Infrastructure & Operations practice at Info-Tech Research Group. Andrew covers disaster recovery, business continuity, IT infrastructure operations management, skills planning, service management, and budgeting for IT infrastructure and operations organizations.

  • Prior to joining Info-Tech, Andrew was a research analyst at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, building reports to synthesize market trends and breaking news for investments and technology teams.

  • Andrew is working toward ITIL and CBCI certifications. He holds a BA in Economics and Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario.


Natalie Sansone

Research Director

  • Natalie is a Research Director in the Infrastructure & Operations practice at Info-Tech Research Group. Her area of focus is in IT service management, covering software and hardware asset management, enterprise service management, tool implementation, and building and improving service desk processes.

  • Prior to joining Info-Tech, Natalie worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Waterloo, then as a Research Consultant on several projects, building reports to analyze the impact of global health policies.

  • Natalie holds a PhD and a Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree in Health Psychology from the University of Waterloo, as well as an honours Bachelor degree (BA) from the University of Western Ontario.

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