ITWC Digital Transformation Conference and Awards Ceremony

The inaugural Digital Transformation Conference and Awards event was held recently in Toronto, supported by the CIO Association of Canada.  The conference included fascinating panels looking at the impact of digital transformation on healthcare, the financial services sector and the customer experience.  The conference closed with a celebration of the widely divergent, cutting-edge Digital Transformation … Read more

New Ottawa Chapter President

The CIO Association of Canada has appointed Philippe Johnston, CIO for the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as its new Ottawa Chapter President, effective immediately. Regarding his appointment, Johnston says “I am very proud to assume the duties of the President of the Ottawa Chapter.  The … Read more

Sky’s the Limit Technology Camp Instructors Needed

The CIO Association of Canada has named Sky’s The Limit as its national charity of choice. Through this partnership, both organizations can achieve their missions of developing the next generation of IT leaders.  Sky’s the Limit’s mission is to provide laptops to youth in need in order to enable their IT skills development, career opportunities … Read more

Telus/CIOCAN Toronto Advisory Board

Telus has once again joined CIOCAN as one of our two National Thought Leaders for 2017. Our joint activity this year will include a chapter-based Advisory Board in Toronto. This roundtable group will focus on digital transformation to discuss and develop new industry insights to better serve CIOs in their digital journey. As a CIOCAN … Read more

Nouveau Président de la section d’Ottawa

La CIO Association of Canada a nommé Philippe Johnston, comme Dirigeant principal de l’information pour le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) et le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie (CRSNG) en tant que son nouveau Président de la section d’Ottawa, en vigueur immédiatement. Concernant sa nomination, Johnston dit « Je suis … Read more

Announcing New President for Ottawa Chapter

The CIO Association of Canada has appointed Philippe Johnston, CIO for the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as its new Ottawa Chapter President, effective immediately. Regarding his appointment, Johnston says “I am very proud to assume the duties of the President of the Ottawa Chapter.  The … Read more

Ransomware & Blockchain: Toronto Chapter Event Summary

On the heels of the Wannacrypt ransomware attack, the recent Toronto Chapter event provided an excellent forum for presentations and discussions about Ransomware and Blockchain.  The evening started with a story about ransomware. Iliana Oris Valiente, Founder of ColliderX Applied R&D Hub, then provided the audience with a clear and concise explanation of blockchain; the technology behind Bitcoin … Read more

Consumer-Driven Innovation

The ITWorldCanada website has an excellent article written by Namir Anani, President & CEO of the Information Communications & Technology Council* that raises some fascinating questions about how Canada can best facilitate and nurture our “innovation ecosystem”.  In the conclusion to the article, Namir introduces the ICTC plan to develop Canada’s Digital Innovation Measure (CDIM).   Read the … Read more