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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 awards will presented July 15 at the 2021 Digital Transformation Conference and Awards
Deadline extended to May 21, 2021
A total of four awards will be presented annually in the following categories:
The awards are open to all senior technology leaders serving Canadian organizations in the following categories:
The Private Sector Award is open to the senior technology leader at any private sector company of any size.
The Public Sector Award is open to senior technology leaders from federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as all associated agencies, Crown corporations, universities, schools and hospitals.
The Not for Profit Award is open to technology leaders with registered Canadian charities and associations.
Next Generation Leader Award will be presented to a technology leader who continuously strives for excellence, best management practices and innovation. They will be recognized as demonstrating remarkable promise and outstanding talent as a future leader in the technology sector.
How Do I Apply?
Nominations forms will available online beginning March 30. Submissions should call out the nominees’ accomplishments and the context in which they were achieved. A successful nomination will allow the judges to clearly understand how the nominees stands apart from his/her colleagues. The nominations can be submitted by colleagues, vendors or through self-nomination. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the nominee’s accomplishments are required. The nominator cannot write the recommendation letter.
Note: The nomination letter for the Next Generation Leader Award must be from the nominees’ director or manager and should clearly indicate why the individual should be considered an up-and-coming leader.
The independent panel of judges will select all winners based on both the submission and the nomination letters.
Incentive to Nominate
The CIO of the Year program is about more than awards. It provides an opportunity for the top players in the CIO community to take a bow and be recognized in a public way for the work that often does not get the attention it deserves. The CIO of the Year program includes:
- Editorial profiles of all finalists in ITWC publications
- Finalists participate in a Town Hall for a discussion on current CIO issues
- The four winners are recognized in front of their peers during a virtual celebration
- Winners may be invited to participate on a panel at the CIO Association’s Peer Forum
- Winners receive a one-year CIOCAN membership
- Entry into the national CanadianCIO Hall of Fame