CIOCAN Members on Strategy

This blog is based on an interview with Shari Wallace, CIO for the City of Burnaby. Recognizing the level of public scrutiny public sector organizations receive, and the traditionally risk-averse approach of governments, IT leaders face the question of how the public sector can effectively innovate to provide better service to citizens more efficiently. The … Read more

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 … Read more

Digital Transformation in the Public Sector

By: Yvon Audette , National Leader, IT Advisory, KPMG in Canada Digital innovations are ubiquitous, are disrupting traditional business models and are fundamentally transforming our societies. With the mass adoption of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets and wearables, citizens are continually connected to the world around them. Many of these innovations are the result of agile, tech-savvy … Read more

It’s Time To Get Your Cloud Game On!

  By: Jarrod Levitan, Chief Cloud Officer, Trinimbus It’s Time To Get Your Cloud Game On!  Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just launched their Region (multiple data centers) in Montreal. If you’re in the IT world, unless you’ve been living under rock, you would know that Amazon is the biggest and leading global provider of … Read more