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 are due April 6, 2020 and the winners will be presented at the awards gala on July 15, 2020

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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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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

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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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