New Leader for CIOCAN Calgary Chapter


At the recent meeting of the Calgary Chapter Board, long-time board member Thomas Schmidt was elected President, effective immediately. Thomas said “I am very pleased and proud to take on the President role from John (Vince).  His leadership, diligence, and hard work have positioned the chapter to continue on its journey of excellence and represent …

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ICTC Partnership


ICTC – Information and Communications Technology Council A not-for-profit sector council, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC),  strives to create a strong, prepared and highly educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce. The ICTC forges partnerships that will help develop the quantity and quality of ICT professionals needed to maintain and improve Canada’s position as a …

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  EuroCIO, the network of European CIOs EuroCIO is a non-profit network of European CIOs, created by CIOs for CIOs, that was formed to provide a non-competitive environment for information exchange.



ITAC ITAC is the voice of the Canadian information and communications technologies (ICT) industry. ITAC is a prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity and for stronger productivity across all sectors through the strategic use of technology.

IDC Canada


IDC Canada As a long-time partner of CIOCAN, IDC has provided access to research and speakers on a number of different topics, at chapter and national levels.

Evanta – CIO Executive Summits


Evanta – CIO Executive Summit The CIO Executive Summit is a private conference built by CIOs, for CIOs. The one day event held in both Toronto and Vancouver is by invitation only and is steered by a Governing Body of distinguished IT leaders from Fortune 1000 companies and other leading organizations in our region. The CIO Association …

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June 2018 Newsletter

  JUNE 27: Beers with Peers (Information & Registration HERE) JUNE 28: Trends and Techniques in Data Analytics (Information & Registration HERE) JUNE 18-19: Blockchain Foundational Workshop (Information & Registration HERE) JUNE 19-20: IdentityNorth (Information & Registration HERE) JUNE 13: Beers with Peers New West Minster (Information & Registration HERE) JUNE 14: Beers with Peers North Shore (Information & Registration HERE) JUNE 20: Cyber CIO BC 2018 (Information & Registration HERE) We …

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A look at what technologies are NOT good at


David Lyle, Pacific Data Integrators will be speaking at the CIO Peer Forum on Disruptive Next-Gen Analytics: What’s next?   Over the past decade, powerful Big Data storage and retrieval technologies have emerged that give us added power to harvest the information cornucopia surrounding us. But as our world becomes more complex, the variety of these tools …

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Hard Drive Destruction on-site at the CIO Peer Forum courtesy of ERA


If you have old hard drives that are collecting dust in your basement or storage facilities (or let’s face it, under your desk or in the corner of your office), bring them with you to the CIO Peer Forum and have them destroyed on-site. April 10-11, 2018 8:30am – 4:30pm Westin Bayshore , 1601 Bayshore …

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CIO Association of Canada Vancouver Chapter’s 20 year anniversary


The changing world of CIOs – CIO Association of Canada Vancouver Chapter’s 20 year anniversary Peer Forum in Vancouver on April 10-11 Reflections from Catherine Aczel Boivie Oh, how far we have come in twenty years as CIOs! At that time IT was relegated to back office and business considered it an operational necessity. In …

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The Calgary Airport Authority


The Calgary Airport Authority: Preparing for the technology needs of the 21st century (October 2017) The Calgary Airport Authority (YYC) has recently opened a large International terminal and a new runway to service it’s rapidly-growing international markets. Calgary is becoming increasingly recognized as a centre for global businesses and international travel.  Making the transition to …

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