Benay, who joined Ottawa-based AI startup Mindbridge upon departing his government role in August, will be working out of KPMG’s Ottawa office and primarily working with the company’s public sector clients to implement technology solutions like artificial intelligence, blockchain, data security and privacy, digital identifications, digital integrity and assurance, and cloud computing.
Benay worked for two and a half years as Canada’s CIO and will remain in an advisory capacity at Mindbridge, after serving as its chief client officer for the three months he was with the firm, according to a press release.
“Alex has incredible energy and drive, a wealth of digital knowledge and experience, and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s public sector,” said Elio Luongo, the chief executive officer and senior partner at KPMG Canada. “We’re thrilled Alex is joining our rapidly growing digital team to help our public service clients adopt digitally-driven solutions to serve the evolving needs of Canadians.”
Benay was also recently nominated for IT World Canada’s CIO of the Year Awards in the public sector category.