CIO Exchange, a one-day conference produced jointly by CIO Canada magazine and the CIO Association of Canada, will convene at the Toronto Board of Trade on Sept. 14 to discuss “The Art and Science of Innovation.” Keynote speakers will include ‘Dragon’s Den’ star Robert Herjavec.

Jories Timmers of Powerex has succeeded Ian Banks of PMC Sierra as president of the CIO Association of
Canada’s Vancouver chapter. Timmers aims to increase member engagement, extend executive development options for members, and expand leadership programs for next-generation CIOs:

The CIO Executive Council has posted a five-minute video highlight of one of its recent meetings, which focused on moving towards “The Future-State CIO” in large organizations:

Diamond Management Consultants has released an annual CIO survey called Diamond IQ, which suggests CIOs should expect a weakened leadership position as a result of cloud computing adoption.

U.S. Navy CIO Robert Carey, who recently ended a four-year term running technology and operations and sitting on the U.S. Federal CIO Council’s information security and identity management committee, gives an interesting exit interview in a podcast on GovInfoSecurity.com.

The CIO Finance Summit, taking place in Honululu from Aug. 29-Sept.1, will include keynote speakers Vlad Torgovnik, CIO, Consumer, Small Business Banking, Home Loans & Insurance, Bank of America and Wayne Mekjian, EVP, Information Services, Wells Fargo.

A vendor called Boomi has created a “CIO Whiteboard” video that runs just over five minutes on YouTube that explains
how to develop a cloud computing integration strategy

Don’t let this happen to you: Tacoma-based Auto Warehousing Co. CIO Dale N. Frantz pled guilty last month to wire fraud after being charged with stealing US$500,000. He faces 20 years in prison, according to a story on the News Tribune.



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