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.

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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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2017 CanadianCIO Census


Taking the pulse of the CIO community

A CIO’s leadership skills are becoming just as important as their technological savvy.

For the first time, business innovation is one of the CIO’s top three day-to-day priorities. The report also found that customer expectations and the need to demonstrate innovation capabilities to both customers and employees were the main drivers of digital transformation efforts.

“It’s a good year to be a CIO in Canada,” adds Ron Babin, a Ryerson University business professor who helped draft the report. “Hiring expectations are strong, the cloud appears to have delivered on its initial promise and CIOs are gaining seniority as they stay in the position longer.”

The research was sponsored by CA Technologies

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ITAC Ingenious Awards Gala


Ingenious Awards Gala

Technology leaders from across Canada will gather in downtown Toronto November 9 to celebrate the most innovative technology ideas and the top CIOs of  2017. The Ingenious Awards, sponsored by the Information Technolgy Association of Canada (ITAC), IT World Canada (ITWC), and the CIO Association of Canada, will feature six awards for technology innovation and two CanadianCIO of the Year Awards (one for the private sector the other for the public/non-profit sector)

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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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