TBLP 140 | The First 100 Days with Alan Fong

TBLP 140 | The First 100 Days with Alan Fong

This is a special collaboration mini-series with Info-Tech Research Group co-hosted with Brian Jackson.

Alan is responsible for spearheading the product strategy and vision Dealer-FX business architecture, field deployment and product management. Alan has over 20 years of executive experience in large global companies such as IBM and several software start-ups. He’s succeeded in driving complex projects involving multiple partner organizations with disparate technologies from the initial concepts to the final delivery, and was a finalist for Canadian CIO of the Year in 2019.

A graduate from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Computer Engineering, Alan believes deeply that technology is the key to solving many of today’s problems.

With extensive expertise in cloud-based solutions that are both mobile-friendly and regulatory-compliant, Alan also has deep experience with telematics providers and connected mobility platforms. Alan also serves as a Lead Advisor with the Toronto MaRS Discovery District, the world’s largest urban innovation hub.

In this episode, Alan shares his experience onworking with a recruiter to find executive opportunities..

Also, he discusses the importance of meeting the key people in the organization.

Lastly, Alan shares his vision for Dealer-FX.


What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Foundational research, how did this help Alan to have a smooth transition in a short period of time
  • How important it is to meet key people to the organization
  • The biggest challenge he is having on his first 100 days
  • Why investing with one-on-one conversation with your team members are critical part of his first 100 days
  • Work-Life balance tips from Alan


Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsor

Info-tech Research Group

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

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