Celebrate good ideas and unsung heroes with the CanadianCIO of the Year award

Do you know a talented CIO who is making a difference in your company or the industry as a whole? Is there a CIO in your business network flying under the radar that deserve a little attention? Is there an innovative company that embraces IT in a way that simply amazes you?

If the answer is yes to any of these three questions, then now is the time to show a little love and submit a nomination for the CanadianCIO of the Year Award or the Information and Technology Association of Canada’s (ITAC) Ingenious Awards.

“The CIO is the unsung hero in many companies,” says ITWC CIO Jim Love. “With both technical and business demands changing the role dramatically, they have little time to seek the limelight.”

That’s why CanadianCIO offers up the annual opportunity for the community to nominate the best and the brightest CIOs for recognition at the Ingenious Awards, a celebration that brings together the senior leadership from IT firms across the country.

The CanadianCIO of the Year Award is co-presented by ITAC and CanadianCIO (published by IT World Canada) to recognize overall excellence among Canada’s community of Chief Information Officers.  This award has two recipients: one for the private sector and one for a public sector CIO.

Lydia Lee was one of the 2015 award recipients.
Lydia Lee, CIO of the University Health Network, was one of the 2015 award recipients.

The Ingenious Awards celebrates excellence in the use of information and communications technology (ICT) by organizations in all walks of Canadian life to solve problems, improve performance, introduce new services and grow businesses.

Ingenious Nominations Categories:

  • Not-for Profit
  • Large Public Sector
  • Small-to-Medium Size Private Business
  • Small-to-Medium Size Private ICT Business
  • Small-to-Medium Size Public Sector Category
  • Large Private Sector Category

Last year’s winners

The 2015 CanadianCIOs of the year were Lydia Lee, CIO of University Health Network and Eugene Roman, CTO, Canadian Tire Corp. Profiles of all past winners appear in the CanadianCIO Hall of Fame

Eugene Roman: CTO for Canadian Tire
Eugene Roman, CTO for Canadian Tire, was one of the 2015 award recipients.

The 2015 ITAC Ingenious Awards recognized visionary leaders who used the power of ICT to solve health care problems, help move ideas from campus to commerce, keep our roads safer and moving efficiently with smart technology, connect students in northern communities to educational advantages of students in southern Canada and improve top athletic performance.

ITWC is proud to partner with ITAC and the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) on the Ingenious Awards Program to encourage Canadians who work in business, government and other public sector organizations and not-for-profit entities to share their achievements through the use of technology.

Nominations for both awards programs are now open. The deadline for submissions is June 30. The Ingenious Awards gala will be held Nov. 8 in Toronto.

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