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Dr. Ron Babin

Adjunct Research Advisor

Ron Babin is a senior management consultant and professor who specializes in outsourcing and IT management (ITM) issues. Dr. Babin is an associate professor in IT management at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, as well as its director of Corporate and Executive Education.

Babin has extensive experience as a senior management consultant at two global consulting firms. As a partner at Accenture, and prior to that at KPMG, he was responsible for IT management and strategy practices in Toronto. While at KPMG, he was a member of the Nolan Norton consulting group. His consulting activities focus on helping client executives improve the business value delivered by IT within their organizations. In his more than 20 years as a management consultant, Babin has worked with dozens of clients in most industry sectors, mainly in North America and Europe. Currently, Babin’s research is focused on outsourcing, with particular attention to the vendor/client relationship and social responsibility. He has written several papers and a book on these topics.

Babin has a lifelong dedication to education. He is an experienced educator and is committed to the development of both students and client executives in the area of IT and business management. He teaches IT management courses to executives at York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre and to full-time students at Ryerson University. He teaches clients globally on outsourcing for the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education (CORE).

Babin holds a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in computer science from York University, a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from the Schulich School of Business, and a doctorate in business administration (DBA) from the University of Manchester. Babin is a certified management consultant (CMC). He is a past board member of the CIO Association of Ontario. Currently, Babin is a board member and faculty member for the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education. He is a member of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

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