PUBLIC SECTOR WINNER: CLAUDIO SILVESTRI
Claudio Silvestri won the 2017 CIO of the Year award (Public Sector) for righting the course of NAV CANADA’s IT departments, and collaborating on a new multi-stakeholder project that has the potential to change the aviation industry.
Silvestri has been Vice President and CIO of NAV CANADA for almost a decade. In this role, he has provided executive leadership, direction, and oversight of the Information Management (IM) function for the Corporation. This function continues to play an increasingly important role in driving productivity improvements and enabling business capabilities to more effectively manage the business operations of NAV CANADA. Silvestri has a rich background in high tech, and diverse experience developing and implementing strategic initiatives to increase the effectiveness and contribution of information technology within a variety of organizations. Prior to joining NAV CANADA, Silvestri was VP and CIO of Cognos Inc., in which capacity he was responsible for worldwide IT services. He was also the Group Vice President and CIO for Business Objectives/Crystal Decisions, and has held senior executive business and IT roles at Microsoft Canada and Compaq Canada.