Ottawa

 

CIO Association announces New Ottawa Chapter President:  
Glenn Alexander

The Board of the CIO Association of Canada, Ottawa Chapter, announced today that Glenn Alexander, CIO at Champlain Local Health Integration Network, takes office as Ottawa Chapter president, effective immediately.
Says CIOCAN National President, Gary Davenport, “We are very pleased that Mr. Alexander has agreed to serve as president for Ottawa Chapter.  He brings a deep knowledge of the needs and issues of the Ottawa IT Executive community to the table, and he has been involved in many aspects of senior IT governance with his own organization and as a member of several boards.”
Glenn Alexander says, “My predecessor, Jacques Mailloux (now CIO at Elections Canada) and his board have laid a strong foundation for CIOCAN’s Ottawa Chapter, established in 2013.  They have begun to build a cross-industry network that spans public and private sector organizations; they have mounted several successful regional events on Transformation of the IT Department, Strategic Innovation and the Role of the CIO, IT Service Transformation inside the Government of Canada – An Inside Look.  They have visited facilities as Export Development Canada to gain a first-hand perspective on how Canadian innovations are developed for export markets.  They have participated in national webinars on CIO best practices, and they have helped to develop strategy for Canada’s Digital Adoption Campaign.   In April, they co-hosted, with CIOCAN’s Toronto Chapter, the annual CIO Peer Forum that brings together CIOs from across the country.  In short, they are involved in top-level CIO strategy both within and beyond their organizations, and they have growing influence in the broader executive community.  I hope to continue this fine work with the help and advice of the Ottawa Chapter board.  We are dedicated to advancing the CIO profession, and the IT industry in Canada, and we invite all Ottawa area CIOs to get involved.”
Alexander and the Ottawa board will begin planning the 2014-2015 Calendar of events next week, and will announce their program in early September.  Says Alexander, “We want to be sure that people have plenty of notice so that they can schedule CIOCAN offerings into their plans.”   
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If you would like to get involved in the Ottawa Chapter, please contact us at national@ciocan.ca.  We look forward to hearing from you.