2020 CanadianCIO Census

The CIO and the New Normal

There has never been a more compelling moment for CIOs to compare notes than at this time of crisis.

CIOs in Canada are weathering the COVID-19 crisis remarkably well, and the 7th Annual CanadianCIO Census provides an opportunity to share insights on how CIOs coped with a worldwide pandemic as well as their priorities for the future. As in past years, we’ve also captured a snapshot of their day-to-day issues which continue to evolve.

The survey gives us insights and identifies trends that help IT leaders prepare for what comes next.

We are grateful to once again have OutSystems as the report sponsor.

There is no other research like it in Canada.


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The CIO of the Year Awards recognize Canadian technology leaders who have demonstrated business and technological vision, entrepreneurship, a capacity to drive enterprise transformation and a demonstrated ability to drive value in the marketplace.

Nominations for 2021 NOW OPEN. The winners will be presented during a virtual ceremony on July 15, 2021 on the closing day of ITWC’s Digital Transformation Week Conference.

A total of four awards will be presented annually in the following categories:

Private Sector Public Sector Not for Profit Next Gen Leader

Check out all our winners in the CanadianCIO Hall of Fame


2021 CanadianCIO SUMMIT

The 2021 CanadianCIO Summit will take place in early October 2020. Further details will be provided in the near future.

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.