Mary Whittle, Principal Consultant, brings a unique perspective on ICT evolution having worked with hundreds of technology industry giants in crafting Go To Market strategies for VARs and their clients, for almost 30 years. Her unique view of the industry enables her to analyze evolving technologies, evaluate the practicality of adoption and to spearhead innovative business practices that capitalize on developing trends. With decades of experience leading Marketing and Business Development functions, time entirely spent in the Technology industry, she has a deep comprehension of how the Marketing and Technology disciplines can coalesce to create exceptional digitally-based business models.
Mary has spent almost 20 years in global leadership roles, based in the US, but with responsibilities across the globe. A core strength of Mary’s is the ability to bring together groups of people to undertake ground-breaking activities that deliver spectacular results. As a result, Strategic Marketing Matters can leverage a broad, global network of technology vendors and solution providers in crafting a regionally tailored strategy for their clients. Mary leverages these relationships as required to bring deep domain expertise into consulting and Board of Director assignments.
Awards & Recognition
2020 Inductee to the Women in IT Hall of Fame - ITWC
2018 Outstanding SME - Silver - Canada China Business Council
2018 Finalist StartUP Canada Export Competition - Export Canada
2017 Volunteer of the Year - Information Technology Association of Canada
2011 Top Women in IT, ITWC
2009 Top 25 Newsmakers in IT, IT World
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
2018 - City of Markham/Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs “Doing Business in China in 2018”
2017 - Panelist – Business in China and Importance of FTA with China
Presentations to TRBOT’s TAP (Trade Acceleration Program) participants on multiple occasions.
2017 - Opening Bell at TSX for launch of ITAC Women Board of Directors Registry
2016 - Interbrand’s Global Conference: “Growing Global” Panelist
2016 - Advisory presentation Industry Insight to Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer’s Senior Staff – Corinne Charest
2016 - ITAC Hill Day, Ottawa – Patricia Hadju – Status of Women