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CIO Association Thanks Retiring Board Members

At a barbecue hosted by Andrew Dillane, Past President of CIOCAN, the Association recognized Kelvin Cantafio and Cathy Koop for their service both on the National and Toronto Chapter boards.  Their significant contributions over the years have helped move the Association forwards.

Thank you for your long and dedicated service.

CIOCAN-SFU Leadership Development Program Grads -
What they Learned and How Their Organizations Benefited 

Sandeep Sindhu, Manager, IT Service Delivery at Capilano University (left) and Tim Fernihough, IT Director and Co-Founder Myplanet (right) participated in the 2014 Leadership Development Program offered through partnership with the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.
Click here to read more their experiences and the value they found in the program.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 cohort. Read more about the program and find the link to the application here.
Posted June 5, 2015


Digital Transformation Success in Manitoba 

Manitoba CIO Association members have been recognized for their work transforming business processes. 

Click here to see more details about each of these success stories
* If you have similar CIOCAN Member success stories in your region, please send a note to, subject line Editor, CIO Digest.
Posted June 5, 2015


CIO Peer Forum(TM) Review 

How technology is procured, delivered and consumed is rapidly evolving into a digital cloud-first and mobile-first mentality. As such, CIOs need to be able to adapt quickly to the changing business environment which requires a new approach and mindset. ITWorldCanada writer Brian Clendenin spoke with CIO Association President Gary Davenport after the recent CIO Peer Forum to get Gary's unique perspective on the current and future state facing CIOs and IT leaders here in Canada. 

Read the complete interview in the article CIO 3.0: Drive Business Transformation: Master Change here


Posted June 5, 2015

CIO Association in the News

Posted April 21, 2015


Public and private sectors examine economic and social impacts of national shortage in big data and advanced analytic skills at first ever summit on Big Data Talent Gap 

(Toronto, Ontario – April 20, 2015)  The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) and other members of a national Consortium on Big Data and Advanced Analytics are working together to better understand this emerging field and its application to a broad set of industry sectors and national economic and social development priorities.

At Canada’s first ever Big Data Talent Gap Summit, government, academic and industry leaders from 15 different sectors gathered to identify and develop solutions to the gap that exists between skills in advanced analytics and the recruiting demand for analytic talent in sectors as diverse as healthcare, telecommunications, finance and energy.  

Read more about this topic here

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The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) represents IT Executives/CIOs in Canada.
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President's Blog

  • In a world where negative stories about IT project failures seem to dominate the top headlines, it is great to be able to celebrate CIO successes. As one of the tools to help benchmark their organization’s progress and to provide some public recognition of their teams’ triumphs, progressive CIOs leverage... More

  • Applications are currently being accepted for the CIOCAN-SFU Leadership Development Program. Our recent grad from Toronto found the experience very rewarding, and as the program literature says, this is indeed "an innovative executive program designed to accelerate your career”. Interviews with... More

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