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2017 CanadianCIO Census

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Taking the pulse of the CIO community
CA Technologies sponsors national survey

Ron Babin
Ryerson University

A CIO’s leadership skills are becoming just as important as their technological savvy.

That’s one of the trends uncovered in CIO as Innovation and Transformation Leader, the report from the CanadianCIO Census 2017. 

As more business undergo digital transformation, CIOs are increasingly being tapped to help lead the initiatives, not simply to support them,” says Jim Love, ITWC’s CIO and the lead author of the CanadianCIO Census report for the past four years. “They are involved in more C-suite discussions, they expect to have bigger budgets, and they plan to spend more of that budget on innovation than in previous years.”

For the first time, business innovation is one of the CIO’s top three day-to-day priorities. The report also found that customer expectations and the need to demonstrate innovation capabilities to both customers and employees were the main drivers of digital transformation efforts. 

“It’s a good year to be a CIO in Canada,” adds Ron Babin, a Ryerson University business professor who helped draft the report. “Hiring expectations are strong, the cloud appears to have delivered on its initial promise and CIOs are gaining seniority as they stay in the position longer.”

The research was sponsored by CA Technologies

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ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Award

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Who will be the top CIOs for 2017?


Thank you to all those who submitted nominations. We are delighted by the by the quality and quantity of nominations received. The information is now in the judges’ hands. Finalists will be announced by the end of August with the winner announced at the Ingenious Award Gala November 9.

The CanadianCIO of the Year award is presented to two outstanding CIOs demonstrating the qualities of business and technological vision, entrepreneurship, a capacity to drive enterprise transformation and a measurable operational strength that delivers shareholder or stakeholder value in the public and private sectors.

CIO of the Year Evaluation Criteria

IT leaders are evaluated on their contributions in the following areas:

•     Innovation in strategy and implementation of enterprise-wide IT systems
•     Leadership style and management effectiveness
•     Business value created as a direct result of IT operations for the organization
•     Community involvement in industry and/or philanthropy outside their organization

The CanadianCIO of the Year Awards are presented in conjunction with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) has the full support of the Canadian CIO Association.

The 2016 winners were Ted Maulucci of Tridel Group (private sector) and Peter Bak of Humber River Hospital (public sector).

Articles: CanadianCIO of the Year nominations are open. Who will you nominate? 

Peter Bak, CIO Humber River Hospital
Ted Maulucci, CIO, Tridel Group

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CanadianCIO Innovation Summit 2017


September 16 -18, 2017

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Montebello, Quebec

Set at a four-star resort in Montebello, Quebec, this year’s Summit theme is Innovation in an Instant. Sponsored by Cogeco Peer 1 and supported by the CIO Association of Canada, the Summit sessions will explore the issues CIOs have identified most likely to impact their work: artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, security, workplace leadership and digital transformation. The insights of the 30 CIOs in attendance will be documented and shared through articles, video interviews and a digital report created at the end of the session.

Please explore the stories, videos and photo galleries from the 2016 event in Muskoka, also sponsored by Cogeco Peer 1 also sponsored. If you have question about the CanadianCIO Summit, don’t hesitate to contact Donna Butts

We look forward to building on the relationships created during each Summit to fuel inspired content and events throughout the year.

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