Strengthening Canada’s talent advantage in a global digital economy

OTTAWA, August 27 – The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) announced a partnership with Microsoft Canada to help develop a national digital talent strategy for Canada. “We are very pleased to partner with Microsoft Canada to develop a national digital talent strategy for Canada,” said Namir Anani, President and CEO of ICTC. “We are …

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Security Risks – VAN Oct 2014

The topic for the regular Vancouver Chapter luncheon event in October 2014 was Security Risks.  Speakers Glen Bruce and Geoff Glave shared their perspectives on  the changing threat landscape, along with IT strategies and leading information security practices to ensure you have appropriate mitigation measures in place. Glen Bruce’s Presentation Geoff Glave’s Presentation    

CIOCAN-SFU Leadership Development Program

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 our recent grads, Sandeep Sidhu (Vancouver) and Tim Fernihough (Toronto) attest to the efficacy …

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Manitoba CIOs: Success Stories in Digital Transformation – Stu Charles

Stu Charles | CIO at WCB Manitoba WCB Manitoba won the province’s 2015 PMI Project of the Year for its “Optimal Project”. Video Stu Charles, CIO and Alice Sayant, VP Strategy and Assessment Services (ASD) were co-executive sponsors on “Optimal”, a complete organizational transformation based on the needs of customers. Charles says, “As we worked …

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Manitoba CIOs: Success Stories in Digital Transformation – Randy Penner

Randy Penner | Manager IT at Access Credit Union Access Credit Union’s merger of 7 credit unions means business transformation is a must – and data security is critical. Access CU is the product of a merger of 7 credit unions over four years. In these economic times, when interest rates are so low and …

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Manitoba CIOs: Success Stories in Digital Transformation – Nigel Fortlage

Nigel Fortlage | CIO/CMO at GHY International Nigel Fortlage is the President of CIOCAN’s Manitoba Chapter, and a member of CIOCAN’s National Board. GHY is an international customs brokerage founded in 1901. It’s a 4th generation privately held firm that has achieved Platinum status as one of Canada’s best –managed companies. Dual CIO/CMO role enhances …

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Vancouver Chapter Member named CIOCAN Lifetime Member

For outstanding contribution and service to the CIO Association of Canada, and its predecessor, the CIO Association of BC (CIOABC), Jim Williams has been named the second-only CIOCAN Lifetime Member. Jim Williams, Catherine Boivie and Blaize Reich were on that fateful bus trip to a Seattle I.T. Leadership Conference in 1997 that resulted in the …

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