Seminar: Management of Technological and Application Infrastructures by Public Organizations - Challenges and Practices for Evolution and Sustainability


Thursday 28 Nov 2019
From 12PM To 2PM

Simon Bourdeau (Université du Québec à Montréal et CIRANO), Thibaut Coulon (Université du Québec à Montréal) and Dragos Vieru (Université TÉLUQ) presented the results of the CIRANO report "Gestion d’infrastructures technologiques et applicatives par les organisations publiques : Enjeux et pratiques d’évolution et de durabilité" (co-written with Thibaut Coulon and Dragos Vieru).


This study identifies and analyzes the challenges faced by public organizations in terms of the management of technological and application infrastructures. In addition, the practices deployed in order to : 1) overcome these issues, 2) extend the sustainability of these infrastructures, and 3) meet the challenges related to constant technological change have also been identified and analyzed. To this end, 40 infrastructure management experts from the public, private and academic sectors actively participated in this project.

Simon Bourdeau

CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2012, Simon Bourdeau is a full professor in the Department of Analytics, Operations and Information Technology (AOTI) at the School of Management Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal. He is also a member/researcher at GReSI (HEC Montréal). He teaches various courses in information technology and project management at ESG UQAM, and sits on various pedagogical and administrative committees.

Holder of a PhD in information technology from HEC Montréal, his research interests focus on: 1) Digital transformations, change management and digital skills, 2) Innovation, creativity and design, 3) Team dynamics - Diversity, resilience, adaptability, collaboration and conflict management, 4) Operational risks - Project management and cyber-risks and 5) LEGO Serious Play and complex problem solving.

Simon has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMI) since 2007, LEGO Serious Play Facilitator since 2013, Business Continuity Specialist since 2020 (Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI) and Change Management Specialist and Prosci Certified Change.

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Thibaut Coulon

Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Technology, Université du Québec à Montréal

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Dragos Vieru

Professor, School of Business Administration, Université TÉLUQ
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12:00 - 12:30
Welcome and Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
Simon Bourdeau, Dragos Vieru, Thibaut Coulon


1130 Rue Sherbrooke O #1400, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada