Speaker Bio

 - Gale Blank

Gale Blank

Vice President of IT, Holt Renfrew

Gale has been a technology executive for 30 years, twenty of those in the retail sector.  She has been VP/CIO for Loblaw (East), Eatons, Indigo, Walmart and Holt Renfrew.  She also was global Chief Architect for Walmart Stores Inc.  Through out her career her focus has been on the creating value for the enterprise through the investment in Information Technology.  For 10 years she worked in the federal government.  She was the CIO and Director General for the department of Canadian Heritage and Public Works and Government Services respectively.  In this work she brought a set of capabilities and models to the public sector enterprises to enable the creation high performing IT environments.  Gale enjoys her garden, good hikes and a lovely lake.  She is the proud mother of 3 adult children and one brand new grandson.