The Board of Directors’ Responsibility for Cybersecurity

Kelly Friedman, Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP recently spoke at a Toronto Chapter event acheiving some of the highest speaker ratings we have seen.  Kelly recently posted a blog offering further insights that CIOs should read. In December 2015, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation entered into a significant settlement with the FTC requiring the company to put … Read more

The New CIO Imperative: Recapturing Lost Productivity by Changing the Way People Work

CIOs and business leaders everywhere are dealing with a pervasive and destructive “productivity drain.” And even if you’ve never used the term “productivity drain,” you’ll recognize the symptoms. A lack of operational efficiency, low worker productivity, difficulty with enterprise growth and scalability—these are all indicators of dysfunction on an operational level. The productivity drain is … Read more

Nigel Fortlage Amongst Top 20 Social CIOs

CXOTalk announced the top 20 influential CIOs on Social Media. Amongst them is CIOCAN Manitoba Chapter Chair and only Canadian: Nigel Fortlage. “As the Chief Information Officer role become increasingly prominent, it is important to recognize CIOs who actively stake a claim as innovators and communicators. At CXOTALK, we bring together leaders who embody the … Read more

Alex Buhler presents at Conference Board of Canada

Alex Buhler recently presented at the Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Chief Information Officers. The theme of the event was: What’s Relevant Today, Tomorrow, and in the Future for the Strategic CIO Alex shared his perspective on the key strategic role a CIO must play in driving the digital business transformation while managing demand … Read more

Digital Business: Seize the Opportunity

Enterprises hire Chief Digital Officer’s (CDOs) to lead a digital transformation, but “digital” has various definitions. It could refer to customer engagement through digital channels, or it could mean creating a full-scale digital business. Thus, the requirements for CDO positions reveal a lot about the enterprise’s overall vision for digitalization. This vision presents challenges and … Read more

Humza Teherany, National Board VP, Starts Start-up Competition

It was only three months ago that Ralph Ostertag from Mercedes-Benz Canada and Humza Teherany from Compass Group Canada were chatting informally. Despite their companies’ different product offerings, they soon realized that they were facing similar challenges, especially in their retail customer experience environments. They surmised that working with young startups could very well be … Read more

CEO CIO Alignment Program

A webinar held on March 2 introduced the CEO CIO Alignment Program.  If you missed the webinar, you can watch a recording of the session here.    You will be asked for a passcode, which is CIOCAN2016.  Anyone who is interested in participating in the program can join by sending an e-mail to the CIO Association … Read more