Office of the CIO

Donald Ipperciel

Chief Information Officer

Prof. Donald Ipperciel took up the position of Chief Information Officer in July 2018. He joined York University as Principal of Glendon College in 2014 from the University of Alberta' s Campus Saint-Jean, where he was Professor of Political Philosophy and served in several administrative roles, including Vice-Dean, Associate Dean Research and Associate Dean Information Technology and Innovation. He has been the Francophone Editor of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology since 2010. In 2011 he founded Oohoo IT Services, a spin-off company specializing in learning technologies. Prof. Ipperciel is a graduate of the Université de Montréal (BA and MA) and of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg (PhD). He was a Canada Research Chair between 2002 and 2012 and was made "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques" in 2017 by the French Republic.

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Berger, J. (2020). The Catalyst. How to Change Anyone's Mind. New-York (et al.): Simon & Schuster.

Kim, G. (2020). The Unicorn Project. Portland, OR: IT Revolution

Shane, J. (2019). You Look Like a Thing and I Love You. London: Wildfire.

Maeda, J. (2019). How to Speak Machine: Computational Thinking for the Rest of Us. London: Portfolio / Penguin.

Rogelberg, S. (2019). The Surprising Science of Meetings. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Colvin, G. (2016). Human Are Underrated. New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin.

Susskind, R. & Susskind, D. (2017). The Future of the Professions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ferguson, N. (2019). The Square and the Tower. New York: Penguin Books.

Thomas, D., Seely Brown, J. (2011). A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. Lexington, KY: Creative Space.

Sinek, S. (2019). Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. London: Penguin Business.

Benko, C & Warren McFarlan, F. (2003). Connecting the Dots: Aligning Projects with Objectives in Unpredictable Times. Brighton, MA: Harvard Business Publishing.

Brown, T. (2019). Change by Design. New York, NY: Harper Collins.

Isaacson, W. (2017). Leonardo da Vinci. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Stephens-Davidowitz, S. (2017). Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data and What the Internet Reveals About Who We Really Are. New York, NY: Harper Collins.

Kim, G., Behr, K., Spafford, G. (2018). The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win. Portland, OR: IT Revolution.

Kim, G., Humble, J., Debois, P., Willis, J., Allspaw, J. (2016). The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability and Security in Technology Organizations. Portland, OR: IT Revolution.

Lafley, A. G., Martin, R. L. (2013). Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.

Sapolsky, R. (2018). Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. London: Vintage.

Roam, D. (2010). The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures. New York, NY: Portfolio.

Pham, A., Pham, D. K., Pham T. (2016). From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap. Productivity Press.

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