Breakout: Combining Agile and Waterfall Approaches to Govern Risky Projects and Lead the Organization 

Dr. Blaize Horner Reich, ICD.D | RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation | Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University | Academic Fellow | International Council of Management Consulting Institutes

Dr. Blaize Reich is a professor in the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. She worked for 20 years in Canada and Asia as an IT practitioner and consultant. Her areas of expertise include aligning business and IT strategy, managing risk, and governing strategic projects. She has experience as a consultant and a board director in a wide range of industries including financial services, education, utilities, and technology.

As the RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, Dr. Reich’s research focuses on IT Governance and IT project management and she speaks regularly at academic and practitioner conferences. Blaize is proud to be a founding board director of the CIO Association of Canada and is currently a board director at BCAA, Central 1 Credit Union and the PMI Academic Member Advisory Group.