CanadianCIO Census Findings Webinar


As noted in the CIO Association Newsletter, the results of ITWorldCanada’s CIO Census have been released.  CIO Association members are invited to join ITWC CIO Jim Love, Ron Babin of Ryerson University, and Kovar Gregory, senior director at CA Technologies, on Wednesday October 4, 1:00 pm ET, for a complete discussion of the census findings …

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CanadianCIO Census 2017


A CIO’s leadership skills are becoming just as important as their technological savvy. That’s one of the trends uncovered in CIO as Innovation and Transformation Leader, the new report detailing the findings of the CanadianCIO Census 2017.  “As more business undergo digital transformation, CIOs are increasingly being tapped to help lead the initiatives, not simply to …

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CanadianCIO Census 2017 Results are Out


CIO Association members participated in the collection of data for the ITWorld Canada survey in the spring.  The data has been analyzed, and trends are being noted.  One significant point is growth in the number of CIOs who are expecting to hire staff in the next year.  CIOCAN member Kevin Newcombe had further conversation on …

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CIOCAN Past-President quoted in CIO Australia article


Gary Davenport shared his knowledge of IT Audits in a recent article published by CIO Magazine, Australia. However, as we all know, in our digital world, this resource is accessed as easily here as it is down under. For insights into this topic from Gary, Felix Acosta (KPMG), Michael Leidinger (Hilton) and others, read 10 Ways You’re …

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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 …

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This article was submitted by​ Dawood Khan, Founder of TransformationWorx, a CIOCAN Partner offering the CIO Certified Blockchain Professional designation. A few months ago, I was speaking at a Blockchain Meetup of over 500 attendees in Toronto. Several speakers remarked that living in the Blockchain space was like being in 1985 during the Internet’s early days. More …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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DX Agents and Big Data Toronto


In its second year, the Big Data Toronto 2017 Conference and Trade Show will bring together the brightest minds in Big Data, IoT, and AI.  The DXAgents consortium, of which CIOCAN is a supporting member, is an active participant at this event. We know that 53% of Canadian enterprises are currently creating a big data …

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IBM Canada’s Innovation Initiatives CIOCAL April 5, 2017


On April 5, the Calgary chapter event was hosted by IBM Canada in their new District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space, a collaborative initiative with District Ventures.  We had an opportunity to meet and learn directly from Dino Trevisani, President of IBM Canada, both why and how IBM is investing in innovation.  We experienced one …

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