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President to President: Getting to the Point




ITWC’s Fawn Annan interviews leading Canadian tech executives on leadership – while competing in a game of darts.

ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Award


This award is presented to two outstanding CIOs demonstrating the qualities of business and technological vision, entrepreneurship, a capacity to drive enterprise transformation and a measurable operational strength that delivers shareholder or stakeholder value in the public and private sectors.

Our 2017 Winners

Private Sector – Bruce Ross, Group Head, Technology and Operations, RBC


Non- Profit Sector – Claudio Silvestri, NAV Canada



CIOs serving Canadian organizations and demonstrating quality in either the private sector, public sector or not-for-profit sectors are eligible for nomination. VIEW CIO HALL OF FAME

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CanadianCIO Summit

Innovation in an Instant

The 2017 CIO Summit took place on September 16-18, 2017 at Château Montebello, Quebec

ITWC hosted CIOs from across Canada at the historic Chateau Montebello in Quebec for the 2017 CanadianCIO Summit, sponsored by Cogeco Peer 1. Alongside side fun activities for the retreat weekend, CIOs dove deep on strategic discussions on the topics of AI, security, cloud migration, and workplace leadership.

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2018 CanadianCIO Census


What’s driving Canada’s new technology leaders?

The ever-accelerating pace of digitization and innovation has changed the role of the CIO. No longer a back office function responsible for keeping the lights on, IT now plays a critical role in all aspects of the business. Increasingly, the new generation of IT leader is working on innovation projects that support business objectives.

But how far along are Canadian CIOs in that journey?  ITWC CIO Jim Love is launching his annual CanadianCIO Census to find out. Now in its fifth year, the census explores everything from CIO spending and hiring priorities to the identification of the issues CIOs believe will have the biggest impact over the next five years.

The census will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will require some thought and reflection. This required commitment ensures the results will be meaningful to IT decision makers. All responses are confidential.


Anyone who completes the survey will get a copy of the census report and two tickets to the Digital Transformation Conference and Awards, August 14, 2018, in TorontoThe first 75 people to complete the census will be entered into a draw to win $750

The research is sponsored by CA Technologies


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CanadianCIO Who’s Who



Canada’s IT community

Canadian CIO Who’s Who is dedicated to profiling and celebrating the people and events in Canada’s IT community. We thought one of the best ways to do this was to profile those people who have been featured in our publications and events.

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