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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CanadianCIO of the Year


Canadian CIO of the Year

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 closed on  May 8, 2020. The judging panel is renewing the submissions. The winners will be presented during a virtual ceremony on July 16, 2020on the closing day of ITWC’s Digital Transformation Week Conference.

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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.

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.

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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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Thanks to Cogeco Peer 1 – Summit Sponsor 

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Cybersecurity in the age of asymmetric warfare I An interview with Tim McCreight, chief security officer at The City of Calgary

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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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