Alizabeth Calder
ICD.D Cert (Cyber), MBA

Executive Advisor

Overview and Strengths

Alizabeth Calder is a progressive experienced digital leader, with close to 20 years as a C-level executive and 38 years of practical technology experience including 10 years at IBM.

She has been a successful CIO since 1997, applying her skills and experience as an independent consultant since 2006. She has also been recognized as a coach, a speaker and a writer, based on her ability to combine credible and results-oriented experience with differentiating operational creativity. She has led more than $1B in operational transformations, including assessing, planning and delivering the outcomes required. Alizabeth is a certified Director with the ability to communicate effectively with the Executive Committee and the Board. She can actively develop a CIO’s ability to lead their team and engage the organization to successfully deliver business value and strategic drivers for strategic investment and governance.

Coaching Philosophy

Alizabeth is a passionate, values-based leader, with a strong reputation for managing complexity and a recognized digital strategy and solution leader. As an active researcher, she has access to the world-class insight that is required act as a force multiplier. Alizabeth repeatedly delivered measurable results both exploiting and amplifying an organization’s ability to innovate, and can leverage that experience for companies as they frame their journey to achieve transformative business and operational outcomes.

Advisory Highlights

  • Providing CIO and innovation support to CEOs and boards across various sectors
  • Developed and led early sector leadership in emerging field, leading client
    engagements in Canada, US, EU and Asia
  • Led a pilot team to test strategies and develop a roadmap for transformation from a tactical contract staffing agency to a relationship-based full-service business partner
  • Developed oversight strategy for the enterprise data component of multi-tiered bank initiative launched to drive increased client engagement and overall cost improvement through a transformation of technologies and business governance


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