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.

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.

The winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on July 15, 2021 on the closing day of ITWC’s Digital Transformation Week Conference.

Congratulations to

Private Sector – Ricardo Costa

Public Sector – Mari Teitelbaum

Next Generation Leader  – Rita Lazar-Tippe

Not for Profit – Jennifer Quaglietta

Nomination for the 2022 CIO of the Year Awards will open in May 2022 and be presented on July 14, 2022, during the second day of ITWC’s 2022 Digital Transformation Awards.

A total of four awards were presented in the following categories:

Check out all our winners in the CanadianCIO Hall of Fame


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