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Nominate now for the CIO of the Year

IT World Canada (ITWC) and the CIO Association of Canada would like to invite you to nominate your candidate for CIO of The Year....

New report reveals latest hybrid work trends for IT departments and leaders

Info-Tech Research Group has released a new report highlighting the latest industry research for information technology (IT) departments and leaders managing hybrid-first organizations. More than...

Fireside chat: Technicity GTA – The role of the CIO in municipalities

At Technicity GTA, ITWC chief information officer (CIO) Jim Love sat down with the CIO of the City of Brampton, Adam Hughes, to discuss...

Gartner panel explores how citizen needs impact digital strategies

How digital should your organization be? It was a simple question posed to a group of senior government IT executives in a roundtable discussion...

New CIOCAN chapter in Atlantic Canada to hold debut event Wednesday

Anyone who visits the website of the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) today and lands on the page enumerating the group’s various chapters will...

Analyst insights: 6 Ways to Secure Business Support for Data and Analytics

Every executive should be able to justify the cost and demonstrate the business value of their initiatives, including data and analytics (D&A) leaders. This...

Info-Tech report flags seven trends CIOs need to anticipate in 2023

Info-Tech Research Group has released its 2023 Tech Trends report, containing what it described as seven data-driven trends and findings based on a survey...

Big Tech Q4 earnings proof big trouble ahead on economic front: Analyst

News that the mega-vendors reported weaker than expected earnings last week is just one of many signals that this is not just a blip,...

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 will be honoured on MAY 25, 2022.

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Congratulations to The 2023 CIO of the Year Award Winners

Public Sector CIO of the Year

Ryan Hum spearheaded a project to classify over 60 years of historical transcripts – with a focus on Indigenous records. Ryan led the implementation of key technologies that allowed the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) to “mine,” validate and match Indigenous Elder names and communities.

Private Sector CIO of the Year

Hesham Fahmy leads the team responsible for spearheading TELUS’ metamorphosis into a fully digital, software-centric, and cloud-enabled organization.

CIO Census

The Way Forward: Building the Digital Enterprise

The global crisis that began in early 2020 has forced organizations to change. After an extended period spent in “get through today” mode, CIOs are now working to adapt to nearly nonstop change, and forge a path into a hyperdigital future.

This year’s CanadianCIO Census Report provides insights and data about the Canadian CIO and the organizations they serve.

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Leadership in the Digital Enterprise: Patricia Kosseim

Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Province of Ontario, takes pride in the opinion that despite the nature of her role, where...

Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer CIO, NATO – Interview on Leadership in the Digital Enterprise

Most companies and organizations are now fully in transformation mode, changing continuously on not only the process level, but also in terms...

Ten key attributes of leadership success Leadership in the Digital Enterprise: Gary Davenport

With technology evolving at a rapid pace, leadership in IT becomes less a matter of telling people what to do as turning...

2022 CanadianCIO Fireside Chat

If you’re a business executive in need of community and peer-to-peer learning experiences, you’d do well to check out this 15-minute video. In it, ITWC CIO Jim Love, Anatoli Olkhovets, Group VP, Peer Insights Gartner and Mayank Mehta, Group VP, Peer Insights Gartner, will discuss the value of community for executives who, for any number of reasons, may lack a sense of being “in the loop” and connected with their peers.

President to President Videos

ITWC’s Fawn Annan interviews leading Canadian tech executives on leadership