Alan Brans has been named Chief Information Officer for Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods, Kitchener, Ont. His first task will be to establish a strategic direction and plan for the company’s information services that supports Humpty Dumpty’s stated growth intentions. Previously, Mr. Brans was General Manager Information Services for Sony of Canada, Toronto, a position he held for three and a half years.

Scott Murray has been appointed Chief Technology Officer for the Canadian Institute for Health Information. He joined the company in 2001 as Director I.S. after a three year stint at Onyx Computers/, where he was VP – Project Management Office. He was also Director of I.S. for Labatt Communications. One of Mr. Murray’s biggest challenges will be working with Canada Health Infoway and many other stakeholders across Canada to support the development of data and technical standards for the emerging Electronic Health Record for Canadians.

Michael Starzynski has been named Chief Technology Officer for Internet gaming company CryptoLogic Inc, Toronto. His major challenge will be to increase the company’s current development scale. CryptoLogic has more projects than ever before on various new technology platforms. Mr. Starzynski was formerly Chief Technology Officer, Financial Models Company, Toronto.

CareerWatch is compiled with the assistance of Douglas Weir, President of The Weir Group (, a Toronto firm specializing in IT executive recruitment.


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