The CanadianCIO Innovation Summit is the perfect opportunity to have deep conversations about the important technology issue impacting organizations in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Held away from the day-to-day grind of keeping the lights on, the annual Summit presents CIOs from a cross-section of industries unexpected moments to connect over sumptuous meals or engaging recreation activities.


2019 CanadianCIO Summit

The 2019 CanadianCIO Summit will take place in December 2019. Further details will be provided in the near future.


2018 CanadianCIO Summit

The Power of Five: Five years | Five pressing issues | Five innovative ideas

September 29 – October 1, 2018 | JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka

The 2018 edition was held at the J.W. Rosseau Resort and Spa in Minett, Ontario. The event theme included AI, emerging technologies, security, sovereignty and regulation, and the challenge of data. Thanks to all presenters and participants.

2018 ITWC Coverage

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.

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.

Thanks to everyone who completed the census. The report should be completed shortly. Look for stories detailing the findings on the pages of

CanadianCIO Census


The research is sponsored by CA Technologies

Download Reports 2017 | 2016

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.

Digital Magazine

Top ?


Empowered content on any device.

CanadianCIO adds a new focus on executive content. Increasingly, technology leadership requires new skills within the area of strategic sourcing.

This new editorial focus will raise the bar on such discussions and bring our audience the real information that they need to succeed facing the new challenges of our industry.

Read Now!   Subscribe Archives

ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Award


Do you know a CIO who is a natural leader, innovator and creative thinker who has a knack for spotting potential and using technology to turn this potential into reality?

This is your annual opportunity to recognize and honor their hard work.  The ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year award is presented to two outstanding CIOs, one from the private sector and a second from the public or non-profit sector.

Winners will be honoured November 6 during the ITAC Ingenious Awards Gala, and featured in the November-December issue of CanadianCIO.

The awards will go to the outstanding Canadian CIOs that best demonstrate:
• Business and technological vision
• Entrepreneurship
• Capacity to drive enterprise transformation
An operational strength that delivers shareholder or stakeholder value

CanadianCIO Hall of Fame

CanadianCIO Articles


CanadianCIO Census 2018

CanadianCIO Census 2018 reveals outsourcing disappointment is still commonplace

2 days ago
COPA 10 years

ITWC celebrates success at 2018 Canadian Online Publishing Awards

3 days ago

Where are they now? Charting the fortunes of past Deloitte Fast 50 winners

4 days ago
Microsoft Cloud and Mobility solutions

Enterprises are struggling to adopt AI, Microsoft wants to help

5 days ago

Big tech companies talk best practices for more diverse and inclusive workplace at #MoveTheDial

1 week ago
Chatter Research feature

Chatter Research uses AI to make collecting feedback feel less weird [Ingenious winner]

2 weeks ago

Saunders, Mulrooney named ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year winners

2 weeks ago
Mark Saunders, CIO Sun Life

5 Lessons from New Technology Leaders: Mark Saunders, Sun Life [CanadianCIO of the Year]

2 weeks ago

Read the special 25th anniversary issue of Canadian CIO

View winners from past years and learn more about the CanadianCIO of the year award and the Ingenious Awards gala.

CIO Executive Roundtable Highlight Reports


Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 12.52.42 PM

ITWC events draw on our unique community of subscribers to bring together leading professionals for educational, thought-provoking and inspiring events.

Contact Us to Learn More

The Use Cases for Data Security

October 4, 2016
Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Building Business Value with Hybrid Cloud

September 14, 2016
Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Why Adopt a Cloud-First Strategy?

Calgary, April 2016
Brought to you by Microsoft | Telus

Three goals for new Financial Institution architecture

JUNE 14, 2016
Sponsored by redhat | intel

Your Data Deserves Better

MAY 12, 2016
Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise



The Road to Digital Transformation in Canada's Financial Services and Insurance Sectors The Road to Digital Transformation in Canada’s Financial Services and Insurance Sectors
THE OTTAWA SENATORS SCORE ON A CLOUD ASSIST FROM BRITESKY TECHNOLOGIES The Ottawa Senators score on a cloud assist from Britesky Technologies
The CIO's Guide to UEM The CIO’s Guide to UEM
The Top 8 Mobile Security Risks The Top 8 Mobile Security Risks

Engage with CanadianCIO Community


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.

Learn More