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.”

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Welcome, Adeniyi Adebayo

Adeniyi Adebayo is the Chief Technology Officer at Bennett Jones LLP. Check out Adeniyi’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Lionel Cochey

Lionel Cochey is the Cyber-security and IT risk management at Bennett Jones. Lionel is a strong leader with 25 years of work experience focused on developing, implementing, and managing technology ...

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Welcome, Heide Calderon Ghelfi

Heide Calderon Ghelfi is the Director of Technology at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. Check out Heide’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Vince Boundy

Vince Boundy is the Director, IS at NovAtel. The skills and knowledge I bring to an organization include 7 years IT Leadership experience with a focus on mentorship, guidance, and ...

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Welcome, Ryan Hum

Ryan Hum is the VP of Data and CIO at Canada Energy Regulator, Government of Canada. Builder of new design/data/digital/analytics teams to help organizations transform and prepare for the future.

Welcome, Bently Rolf

Bently Rolf is the Chief Information Security Officer at Celero Solutions. Bently has extensive knowledge in Management and the Telecommunications field for over 15+ years. His particular strengths are building ...

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Welcome, Ross Murray

Ross Murray is the Senior IT Manager at CNOOC. Strategic technology executive behind rapid, ROI-backed Digital Change in organizational capability and performance; credited with harnessing leading technologies to accomplish core ...

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Welcome, Wade Walker

Wade Walker is the Director of Advancement Data at the University of Calgary. With more than 22 years’ technology experience, Wade Walker is a passionate and innovative Data and Analytics ...

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CIOCAL Peer To Peer Knowledge Sharing: Enabling Effective Workplace Collaboration and the Lessons Learned

Why is it that effective workplace collaboration seems so tough to wrestle down?  If by having to move to a larger venue to accommodate the attendees is any indication, it ...

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Welcome, Jan Bradley

Jan Bradley is the Chief Information Technology Officer of the City of Calgary. She is the Manager of IT with City of Calgary leading a team of professionals who deliver ...

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CIOCAL January Breakfast Series

As part of the CIO Association of Calgary Breakfast Series we were thrilled to collaborate with IDC in January. This was part of a National Series for the CIO Association ...

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Welcome, Dan Reinbold

Dan Reinbold is the VP of Information Services at North America, Plains Midstream Canada.   Over the last 20+ years, he has passionately and successfully pursued a series of increasing ...

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Welcome, Leona LaChance

Leona LaChance is the Chief Information Officer at Mount Royal University. With more than 20 years of experience in the IT field, Leona has demonstrated her ability to lead and ...

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Welcome, Len Hendricks

Len Hendricks is the CITO at Celero Solutions Inc. – Passionate people developer and team leader – Business leadership in large and small organizations – Extensive product strategy and development ...

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Welcome, Jason Abdi

Jason Abdi is the Enterprise Architect at Kismet Solutions Inc. Passionate IT professional steering strategic digital transformations that deliver quantifiable business results. Over 15 years of hands-on experience implementing innovative ...

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