Welcome Volker


Volker Seidel is the IT Assistant Manager Operations and Service for The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.  He specializes in IT support, optimization and ventured into Green IT with my passion for sustainability by moving organizations to VMWare based operations and Cloud Computing.

Digital Transformation in Vancouver


On October 25, 2016 the CIO Association’s Vancouver Chapter hosted their monthly event at the Vancouver Terminal City Club. Digital transformation is the alignment of your business to your customers at every touchpoint in their journey and it’s changing the way companies interact with both their existing & prospective customers. Who better to lead this …

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Real Conversations with Real CIOs: Have you been held hostage?


The September event hosted by the Vancouver Chapter of CIOCAN provided opportunities for conversations among members on five different topics of interest.  Brian Kuhn hosted the discussions about Security/Ransomware, and submitted this summary: When asked if they had experienced a Ransomware ‘event’, virtually all participants in the three sessions indicated that they had. Ransomware is …

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Get to Know the New CIOCAN President


September 15, 2016 Meet Humza Teherany: The New President of the CIO Association of Canada by Brian Clendenin, Freelance Writer We are at one of the most exciting times in history with innovation in business driving innovation in IT. As the incoming President of the CIO Association of Canada, Humza Teherany brings a unique perspective …

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Digital CIO Leadership in Canada


Business Review, Canada and USA Introduces CIOCAN to their Readers. The article below, written by CIOCAN President Gary Davenport, appears in the August 2016 edition of Business Review Canada & USA.  As mentioned in our newsletter, Business Review is offering CIO Association members the opportunity to profile your company in their magazine, showcasing your business/organization, …

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CIO Digest #12

CIO Digest #12 January 20, 2016 Kelly Friedman, partner in DLA Piper (Canada) LLP’s Toronto office, is an experienced commercial litigator with unique expertise in electronic information issues, including electronic discovery, data security and privacy.  She also serves as an expert advisor to Standards Council of Canada, Canada’s member body in the International Organization for …

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CIO Association of Canada in the News


The Vancouver Chapter of CIOCAN will host the kick-off event of the ‘BC Aware’ campaign on Monday, January 25.  Currently there are more than 100 people registered for the event that will be held at the new Telus Garden. The The BC AWARE Campaign, led by ISACA, and sponsored by Cisco and Telus, aims to unify …

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Vancouver Board Planning Meeting


Members of the Vancouver Board gathered at the offices of Mountain Equipment Coop to plan the chapter’s program.

CIO Digest – Sept 23, 2015

CIO Digest #10 September 23, 2015 The relationship between CIOs and the Board is an area of growing interest for our Association members.  The topic has been addressed at the CIO Peer Forum and at some local chapter events.  Toronto Chapter member Steve Delaney, CIO at MCAP, has a unique perspective that he shared in …

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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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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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