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Ted Laidlaw | | Pmp

Director Of Information Technology at Kaizen Automotive Group

Ted Laidlaw has a diverse work experience in the field of information technology and project management. Ted most recently served as the Director of Information Technology at Kaizen Automotive Group, starting in December 2019. Prior to that, they were the IT Manager at the same company from July 2016 to December 2019.

Before joining Kaizen Automotive Group, Ted worked as an IT Program Manager at Experis from November 2015 to March 2016. Ted also had a brief stint as a Business Program Manager/Owner's Engineer at ATCO Group from July 2015 to December 2015.

In addition, Ted has experience as a Management Consultant at Mawer Investment Management from January 2015 to April 2015 and as a Senior Project Manager at TransAlta from September 2014 to April 2015.

Prior to these roles, Ted held positions at Xchanging as a Programme Release & Configuration Manager from May 2013 to June 2014, at TelerealTrillium as a Project Manager from December 2012 to May 2013, at Allen & Overy as a Project Manager from February 2010 to July 2012, at Cardif Pinnacle as a Project Manager from November 2008 to February 2010, and at Baring Asset Management as an Infrastructure Project Manager from April 2008 to October 2008.

Throughout their career, Ted has managed various projects and teams, with a focus on implementing complex infrastructure upgrades, delivering end-client replacement projects, and transforming communication and collaboration within organizations. Ted has also demonstrated expertise in managing vendor selection processes, negotiating budgets, and utilizing both Waterfall and Agile methodologies. Ted holds an MBA and a PMP certification.

Ted Laidlaw has a diverse education history. Ted earned their Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Strategic Planning from Heriot-Watt University, where they studied from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, they attended Saskatchewan Polytechnic from 1996 to 1999, where they obtained a degree in Computer Systems Technology with a focus on Information Technology. Ted also studied at the University of Saskatchewan from 1991 to 1993, although the specific degree obtained is not specified.

In addition to their academic qualifications, Ted Laidlaw has obtained several certifications that highlight their expertise in project management. Ted is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by PMI USA, having obtained this certification in August 2011. Ted has also obtained the MSP® Practitioner - Managing Successful Programmes certification from APMG International in October 2011, as well as the PRINCE2® Practitioner certification from the same institution in May 2011.

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Timeline

  • Director Of Information Technology

    December, 2019 - present

  • IT Manager

    July, 2016

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