CanadianCIO Virtual Town Hall

The Changing Role of the CIO

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

The role of the CIO is changing. What are Canada’s leading CIOs doing to keep up?

ITWC has invited the finalists for the 2019 ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year to share their thoughts in a one-hour virtual Town Hall moderated by ITWC’s CIO Jim Love and Managing Editor Alex Coop. The conversation will be limited to the finalists, but we’re letting YOU listen in.

The discussion with these leading thought leaders will be focused on these four key questions:

  • How has the role of the CIO changed in the past five years?
  • What skills will a CIO need to hone in the next five years to succeed?
  • Canada is leading the way in the development of standards around the implementation of AI systems. Where are the challenges in that for CIOs?
  • CIO’s often face tough choices. What the most difficult decision you had to make as a leader? How did you decide to make it?

Commited Participants

Darryl Vleeming, CIO, Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Peter Sweers, CTO, Interac Corporation
Johanne Duhaime, CIO, Hydro Quebec
Dana Sanderson, CIO, University of Prince Edward Island
Peyman Parsi, Chief Client Delivery Officer, Global Technology Services at TMX Group
Helen Wetherley Knight, CIO Calgary Drop-in Centre
Alan Fong, CTO, Dealer-FX

Join us November 14 to hear first-hand how today’s tech leaders are preparing for tomorrow’s challenges.

Can’t join us live? Register anyways and we will send you the on-demand recording to view at your own convenience.


Jim Love



Alex Coop

Managing Editor, ITWC

Each year the ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Award recognizes two top CIOs: one from the Private Sector and second from the Public Sector or a Not for Profit. The winners are selected based on nominations received and the deliberation of an independent panel of judges. The program is supported by ITAC and the CIO Association of Canada.

The awards will be presented during the Ingenious Awards on Wednesday, November 27th at the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto. Learn more



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