Dean's Advisory Board - Member Profile

Eugene RomanEugene Roman

Eugene Roman was appointed CTO of Canadian Tire Corporation and its Family of Companies in 2012. In his role as CTO of one of Canada’s biggest retailers, Eugene is responsible for the evolution and operational support of all digital and interactive technologies of the corporation. He sees the future of retail as “etail” where smart technologies create new opportunities for innovation and excellence.

Eugene began working for Nortel Networks Corporation, where he worked his way up to Vice-President of Enterprise. Later, he would join Bell Canada as Group President of Systems and Technology and would hold that position for nearly 10 years. He then spent nearly 4 years with OpenText initially as CIO and later as CTO. During his career, Eugene has been responsible for integrating critical technology and business processes to better deliver innovative programs.

He provided leadership in major projects to increase productivity and improve performance in order to deliver current and “next generation” services more efficiently within a large organization.

Eugene received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and his MBA from the University of Toronto in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He is a Certified Management Accountant, and is a recent graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors program at the University of Toronto. He is a frequent speaker on “The Future of Digital Content” and was recently appointed as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Eugene is actively involved with McMaster as well. In addition to being member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, he has also taught Design Engineering as an Industry Professor McMaster since 2012.