Congratulations to our 2022 Impact Awards Winners

The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) is pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 Impact Awards. The CIOCAN Impact Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of our members, and we’re so proud of our members who are leading the way. A big congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the nominees and …

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CIO Association of Canada Welcomes New Montreal Chapter President

The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) is proud to announce Sylvain Viau as the President of the Montreal Chapter. Mr. Perras is President – General Manger – CISO of DSI and was one of the founding board members for the Montreal Chapter.  Mr. Viau takes over from Sylvain Perras. The Montreal Chapter was successfully launched …

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Tips for onboarding for remote work (that will make your talent want to stay)

Whether it is fully remote, or a hybrid of remote and in-person work, remote teams and work environments are here to stay. How you onboard remote talent may be the sticking point of whether they choose to stay. When the global pandemic hit, companies quickly adapted by setting up their tech and employees for a work from home world. Almost two years later, the question …

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CIO Association of Canada hosts BlackBerry’s John Chen in fireside chat

Originally posted on ITWorld Canada  BlackBerry executive chairman and chief executive officer John Chen doesn’t like the term “turnaround”. “I call it a chapter 2.0,” he told National Research Council of Canada chief information officer Philippe Johnston during a virtual fireside chat sponsored by the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN). “I don’t like the word turnaround; it seems a little …

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Future Ready Talent Framework

How to make the shift to future-ready talent The future of work is impossible to predict. However, we can get ready for it by investing in people and technology to evolve our operations. The pandemic has made it necessary for many organizations to shift continually between in-person and virtual workplaces. As a result, organizations are turning to automation and artificial …

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Fireside chat with BlackBerry CEO John Chen on November 22nd

On November 22nd, CIOCAN will host a Fireside Chat with John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry and Philippe Johnston, CIO, National Research Council Canada and CIOCAN National President. This session will be a candid, 30-minute exchange and a rare opportunity to learn about the incredible innovation journey of one of Canada’s most iconic company’s, directly …

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The CIO Association of Canada Announces Executive Director Appointment

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Toronto, ON, October 28, 2021 The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN), the only national professional organization for information technology leaders, announces the appointment of a new Executive Director. This comes after transformative membership growth for the organization which has grown to seven chapters across Canada to over 450 members, and the successful launch of the …

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Shaun Guthrie incoming Vice President of The CIO Association of Canada

Impacting the economy through Innovation Leadership Security The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun Guthrie, Senior Vice President, Information Technology of Peavey Industries LP, as its new Vice President, effective immediately. Regarding his appointment, Guthrie says, “I am extremely proud to assume the Vice President duties for the …

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CIO Hall of Fame Announces Newest Members

The pandemic took second stage during the culmination of ITWC’s Digital Transformation Week program as veteran technology visionaries assembled to induct four industry leaders into the CIO Hall of Fame on July15, 2021. The 2021 CIO of the Year Award winners are: Private Sector: Ricardo Costa, Chief Information Officer, Purolator, Public Sector: Mari Teitelbaum, CIO & VP …

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A Leader for the Next Generation

By Suzanne Robicheau The CIO of the Year awards program added Next Generation Leader as a new category in 2020 as a way of recognizing individuals who demonstrate outstanding talent as future leaders in the tech sector. This year’s winner, Rita Lazar-Tippe, has the passion and drive demanded of recipients in this category, as well …

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Inspiring Momentum for Innovation: Jennifer Quaglietta, Not for Profit CIO of the Year

By Suzanne Robicheau Jennifer Quaglietta’s accomplishments at Healthcare Insurance  Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) read like a list of career highlights, yet it was only two years ago that she was brought on board to fill an inaugural role with the go-to insurance provider for healthcare organizations. As HIROC’s VP, Performance Excellence and Information Services, Quaglietta …

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