Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /nas/content/live/cioassociation/wp-content/plugins/social-media-feather/synved-social/synved-social.php on line 653

Calgary Chapter

Join us in Calgary

The Calgary Chapter is a large but close-knit group of professionals who honestly and enthusiastically share new ideas, wax techno-philosophical, and solve complex problems together. Our diverse group contributes to a collective intelligence that spans industries, sectors, education, and experience levels. We welcome new members!

Ross Ballendine
Calgary Chapter President

“Membership in the CIO Association of Canada offers a unique opportunity for connecting with IT leaders across Canada. As IT leaders we are often seeking common goals and working to overcome common challenges, and we therefore have a great deal to offer each other. My network has expanded significantly as a result of my membership in the CIO Association of Canada, and each connection provides the opportunity to be challenged by an entirely different perspective. As IT leaders we understand that technology leadership cannot occur in a vacuum – that we need to be connected to a community of peers. The CIO Association of Canada has proven itself to be that community.”

Upcoming Events

Latest News

P2P Knowledge Sharing Series: Evolution of Technology in the Boardroom

P2P Knowledge Sharing Series: Evolution of Technology in the Boardroom, presented by Mike Maxwell, VP, Infrastructure & CIO of the Calgary Airport Authority

CIOCAL and CISOCAL Breakfast Series: Jeff Skipper

Jeff Skipper "Leading People Through Strategic Transformation and Change."

Welcome, Andrew Norton

Andrew Norton is the CIO & Director of Business Operations at the Law Society of Alberta. His career focuses around, Business Alignment/Relationship Mgmt, Business Process Alignment/Support, Planning & Program/Project Mgmt, ...

Read more


Welcome, Tony Rizzuti

Tony Rizzuti is the Information Technology, Vice President at ENMAX. Tony is an Information Technology, Transformation and Program Delivery Executive with progressive leadership experience in multiple industries. Extensive experience in ...

Read more


Welcome, Nick Bateman

Nick Bateman is the IT Manager at The Calgary Drop-In Rehab Centre Society. He is a personable Network Administrator Specializing in Cyber Security with 15 years experience in customer satisfaction, ...

Read more


Welcome, Robert Perry

Robert Perry is the Senior Director at CUPS Calgary. Robert is an experienced Senior Director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. He is skilled in ...

Read more


Welcome, Graham Lange

Graham Lange is the Director of Cybersecurity at Encana Corporation. His career focuses around IT Infrastructure, Planning & Program/Project Mgmt, Service Management, Solution Delivery/Support, Strategy and Innovation and Supplier Relationship ...

Read more

June Professional Development Offsite

On June 18th we welcomed the assistance and expertise of Bennett Jones, Info-Tech and Vcura, for our annual offsite on The Role and Impact of the CIO/CISO on Business Risk. Info-Tech’s ...

Read more


CAL Offsite ProDev 2019

“The Role and Impact of the CIO/CISO on Business Risk” The Calgary Chapter of the CIO Association was pleased to collaborate with Bennett Jones, Info-Tech and Vcura to offer Calgary’s ...

Read more

March CIOCAL Breakfast Event: The Moneyball CIO – Learning the Science of IT Decision Making presented by Info-Tech Research Group

We had the absolute pleasure to spend some time together this past Thursday and learn from Geoff Nielson and Emma Thomson of Info-Tech about what is on the minds of ...

Read more


Welcome, Gerry Papararo

Gerry Papararo is the Director, BIS at Horizon North Logistics. His career focuses around Business Alignment/Relationship Mgmt, Business Process Alignment/Support, IT Competencies/Culture, Planning & Program/Project Mgmt, Service Management, Solution Delivery/Support, ...

Read more


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 ...

Read more

CIOCAN P2P Knowledge Sharing Event – Disrupting the Disrupted with Helen Knight

Have you ever been in the audience listening to someone share their experiences, the good as well as the tougher lessons, and feel humbled and inspired to do more? That ...

Read more


Welcome Kathy Cameron

Kathy Cameron is the Director of IT Governance and Security, at FortisAlberta. Her career focuses around business alignment/relationship mgmt and business process alignment/support.

Welcome Catherine Mendonsa

Catherine Mendonsa is the Director of Information Security, at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Her career focuses around Business Alignment/Relationship Mgmt, Business Intelligence, Business Process Alignment/Support, Financial Business Performance Mgmt and ...

Read more