2019 CanadianCIO Census


The CIO in the Era of Customer Experience

In the new age of technological innovation, enterprise IT has evolved from cost centre to service provider and revenue enabler. The CIO is becoming a key strategic player in a world where business success increasingly depends on rapid adoption and deployment of new technology. But this is not technology for its own sake. Organizations are looking for agility and new capabilities to deliver an outstanding customer experience. A big part of CIOs leading the charge is their ability and authority to articulate clearly how their initiatives are aligned and enabling business. As the new focal point for innovation, CIOs must understand in depth all business drivers, threats, and opportunities, and see all connections in between.

The 6th annual CanadianCIO Census, sponsored by OutSystems, has been released. Join ITWC CIO Jim Love and Nuno Borges, Director, Customer Research, Outsystems, as they review the results of the census in on demand webinar. 

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ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Award


ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year award nominations are now closed.

The ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year award is presented to two outstanding CIOs — one from the private sector and one from the public or non-profit sector — best demonstrating:

• Business and technological vision
• Entrepreneurship
• Capacity to drive enterprise transformation
An operational strength that delivers shareholder or stakeholder value

Award winners will be announced on November 27, 2019, during the ITAC Ingenious Awards Gala at the Omni King Edward Hotel, in Toronto.

Tara Mulrooney, CTO, Alberta Energy Regulator

Mark Saunders, CIO, Sun Life Financial

Check out all our winners in the CanadianCIO Hall of Fame

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.

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

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2020 CanadianCIO Summit

The 2020 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.


2018 CanadianCIO Summit

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

The 2018 edition was held at the J.W. Rosseau Resort and Spa in Minett, Ontario from September 29th to October 1st, 2018. 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

Previous Summits

2017 https://digital.itwc.ca/cciooctober2017/

2016 https://digital.itwc.ca/cciooct2016/

2015 https://www.itworldcanada.com/canadian-cio-summit-archive


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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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