CBDC Chooses InfoTech
Wall Street Journal / May 8, 2013
Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC) Chooses InfoTech Solutions for Business for the Diversity 50 2013 Application Process Project
InfoTech has completed and delivered CBDC with a customized white labeled version of the Diverse Director Data Source system (also known as 3D) to support CBDC’s Diversity 50 2013 application process.
The Diversity 50 is a brand new resource for directors and search firms. It is Canada’s first-ever database of qualified diverse men and women from across Canada with strong competencies that align with the requirements of many Canadian boards (www.boarddiversity.ca/diversity-50).
The customized solution also includes a public view of all the Diversity 50 winners from all previous years as well as a customized “Candidate Search” feature that allows authorized users to search through the current year’s approved candidate’s pool. This customization solution improves the Diversity 50 application process as well as the monitoring of the approved candidates.
Peter Housley, CBDC’s CMO stated, “The new application delivered by InfoTech provides Canadian Board candidates the ability to register directly via the Web to the Diversity 50 2013 program, bypassing the long and tedious process of mail registration.” Mr. Housley added, “We always enjoy working with InfoTech, their products are consistently developed on time and within budget.”
Matti Kon, InfoTech’s President and CEO stated “We are thankful for the opportunity to work with a company like CBDC which is driven by the pursuit of diversity for the business community in Canada.” Mr. Kon added, “It has been a pleasure to work with CBDC and we look forward to working with them on additional opportunities in the future.”
The Council is the leading Canadian organization advancing diversity on Canada’s boards. Founded in 2009, the Council has since grown to 52 Founding and Corporate Member organizations that are committed to greater diversity in the Canadian workplace. The Council’s goal is to improve the diversity of Canada’s corporate boards by increasing the representation of women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Metis, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBT community.
The Council’s call to action to boards and shareholders is i) appoint at least one diverse director for every three directors retiring and ii) consider three diverse candidates when identifying each new potential director and iii) identify and sponsor
board-ready diverse candidates. For more information, please visit www.boarddiversity.ca
InfoTech Solutions for Business, Inc. (InfoTech) is a privately owned software house and system integration company with a variety of products, IT services and business practices. Headquartered in midtown Manhattan, with satellite offices in the U.S. only, InfoTech is a Microsoft Certified Partner and GSA approved contractor with multiple credentials and certifications. The company’s clients include some of the most prestigious banks, media companies, government agencies, and small to mid-size companies representing a wide range of industries. Additional information can be found at www.infotechfb.com or by contacting InfoTech at (212)245-4222.