Pondering in the digital environment

  • Posted on: 25 February 2017
  • By: John

When asked to develop a graduate level course for students of the School of Archives, Libraries and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, I framed the work as an exercise in inquiry rather than providing technical solutions. Offered as a remote, distance education opportunity, savvy student took to heart my caveat that distance curses are more, not less, work for both the student and the instructor.


IRM Strategies grew from the multi-sector backgrounds of its two principals, John James O'Brien, CRM, MA LT and Robert Tornack, RN, MBA.

John and Rob are senior practitioners and organizational leaders who have brought tan "accountability edge" to consulting work with multinationals and regional enterprises in Asia and Canada. Each has held leadership and advisory roles in the governance of large systems ensuring that their model for the knowledge-focused enterprise is grounded in reality.

A representative list of projects and engagements is available here. Any projects that require a presence in Asia will be establish in their former base of operations at both theĀ  International Finance Centre (IFC II) in Hong Kong and the Offices @ CentralWorld, Bangkok In general, advisory projects may be conducted remotely from Canada.

John continues to create and apply models for organizational management, team and individual capacity building as an independent consultant, coach and mentor/advisor. He has retained IRM Strategies as a brand that reflects his approach to the knowledge building organisation: new beginnings...with continuity.