Digitally Transformed Government

Brian Jackson

Welcome to the May issue of CanadianCIO.
This month we’ve organized this special hub to showcase our stories about how government at all three levels – federal, provincial, and municipal are digitally transforming to deliver services to citizens in the 21st century. We traveled to the Prairies and to the West Coast to find the best examples of public sector CIOs implementing the innovative technologies you can’t stop hearing about. Use this as your jumping off point to discover the stories below.


Lyft to offer discounted rides to get Toronto and Ottawa voters to polls this election

Parks Canada put remote wilderness on Google Street View one hike at a time

Google Duplex broke the Turing test and leaps across the uncanny valley

Holding AI accountable: public leaders organize to ensure algorithms influencing government are ethical

Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance


West coast, best coast? Public sector CIOs in B.C. are investing in the next-generation tech that will transform user experience

Former Canada Health Infoway CTO joins startup that aims to finally take health records digital

More than 7,000 documents accessed after data breach of Nova Scotia government website


How to be a better leader and other CIO insights from the 2018 MISA Prairies conference

How the City of Lethbridge prepared its Smart Cities Challenge application

How the City of Mississauga uses mobile technology to engage workers and citizens alike

Under the hood with City of Mississauga CIO Shawn Slack

Winnipeg battles gridlock with help of Waze Connected Citizen’s program