GTA - Register Today- Service Management for the Digital Age - Jan 15th

Whats all this about VeriSM - Dr. Suzanne Van Hove, ITSM Visionary and Educator talks about what 

is the next “new thing” that will capture the attention of today’s market? The digital disruption and digital transformation is now – how are organizations coping?

Service Management for the Digital Age: Whats all this about VeriSM?


Presenter: Dr. Suzanne Van Hove / ITSM Visionary and Educator

Date: January 15th 2018 11:30am – 1:30pm, lunch will be served.

Location: Birch Bistro, 623A Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2M9

Member: $25, Non-Member $35

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VeriSM_Logo_CMYK-01.jpgBig Data, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other outcomes from the digital capabilities of today’s society have organizations scrambling to exploit them. Agile, Lean, DevOps, SIAM, Shift-Left, Customer Experience, Continuous Delivery and many other practices have quickly come to the forefront because of environmental demands – information and functionality now, no matter the time nor location. What is the next “new thing” that will capture the attention of today’s market? The digital disruption and digital transformation is now – how are organizations coping? 

Service Management must reflect society’s now mentality. VeriSM was designed with exactly that in mind – applying the concepts of Service Management to the demands of today and expanding the Service Management across the organization. VeriSM defines a model successfully merging the many management practices, emerging technologies, organizational resources and environments with the core elements of Service Management.

VeriSM is NOT the next “flavour” of Service Management but rather it is a fundamental change of perspective. As much as “now” is the current demand, organizations still require secure, high quality, risk-mitigated, and economically feasible services, which are provided by traditional practices. Organizations must blend the fundamental service delivery principles with a model addressing the now from an appropriate perspective. In this presentation, learn how VeriSM moves Service Management into the Digital Age.


Presenter, Dr. Suzanne Van Hove, has successfully blended an award-winning career in higher education with a passion for Service Management. She has written and/or collaborated on numerous publications, blogs, videos and articles. Recognizing Dr. Van Hove’s contribution to the Service Management body of knowledge, she was awarded the Industry Knowledge Contribution Award by itSMF USA, September 2011. Active in the Service Management community, Dr. Van Hove is the Convenor for Working Group 2 (WG2), Maintenance and development of ISO/IEC 20000 - Information technology - Service management within JTC1/SC40, ISO’s subcommittee for IT Service Management and IT Governance. Within North America, she is Chair of GIT1 (Governance of IT), the equivalent of JTC1/SC40. Dr. Van Hove follows her first love of higher education where she delivers Service Management concepts to MBA students as an adjunct professor at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University and Algebra University, Zagreb, Croatia. In October 2013, Dr. Van Hove was honored with the itSMF USA Lifetime Achievement in Service Management award. .

Thank you to our event sponsor, EXIN, for bringing Dr. Van Hove to Toronto.

Since 1984, EXIN has been a leading independent examination and certification institute which has certified millions of professionals in the digital domain. EXIN has over 1000 accredited partners in more than 150 countries worldwide. EXIN’s flexible and innovative services enable candidates to take exams anywhere around the globe in many different languages.

EXIN enables digital transformation by assessing and validating competences. EXIN offers a broad range of relevant and much demanded certifications in the field of IT and Service Management such as VeriSM™ and ITSM, Agile Scrum, DevOps, SIAM™, Information Security Management, Data Protection (based on GDPR), Cybersecurity, Data Center Management and Cloud Computing. EXIN also offers e-CF® NEXT, an advanced skills gap analysis solution for organizations.

Thank you to our location sponsor, Birch Bistro for the beautiful venue and delicious menu.

Birch_bistro.pngOpened in the spring of 2017, Birch is the first venture by restauranteur and sommelier Laurie Hillesheim. The 70 set dining room, a former bank, is comfortable, elegant with a timeless design. The room features a 1901 Heintzman piano, floor to ceiling windows and 12 foot raw-edge chef’s table. Oliver Kjeldsen heads up the kitchen creating classic French dishes featuring the finest products available. This neighbourhood gem will win your heat with warm hospitality, delicious food and a carefully crafted wine list. We look forward to welcoming you soon.