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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CAL-Cyber Security

“Why You Should Never Use the Elevator at DEF CON, and Other News You Can Use from the Hacker Frontlines” The Calgary Chapter of the CIO Association was pleased to ...

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Welcome Gary Schultz

Gary Schultz is the VP Corporate IT at Axia FibreNet His career focuses around Business Process Alignment/Support, Financial Business Performance Mgmt, IT Architecture, IT Competencies/Culture, IT Infrastructure, Planning & Program/Project Mgmt, ...

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Welcome Sundie Mwenesongole

Sundie is the Director at BURNCO Rock Products. His areas of specialization include Business Process Alignment/Support, Solution Delivery/Support, and Strategy and Innovation.

Welcome Kevin Kowal

Kevin is an IT Manager at SAIT Polytechnic. His career focuses on IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

Welcome Tony Arthur

Tony leads cybersecurity at Canadian Pacific Railway, one of North America’s major railroads. Passionate about cybersecurity and technology, Tony enjoys driving change, solving problems and building and leading high-performing teams.

Henry Wong

Henry Wong is the Director of Information Services & Technology at Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd. Solution Delivery/Support and  IT Competencies/Culture

Crafting Your Corporate Digital Strategy: CIOCAL Off-Site Professional Development Day

Crafting Your Corporate Digital Strategy Building on the success of the past two years, the Calgary Chapter is excited to share news about CIOCAL’s 3rd Annual Offsite Professional Development Session ...

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Chris Gaine

Chris is the IT Manager at Sanjel Energy Services. His areas of expertise include Business Alignment/ Relationship Management and Solution Delivery/ Support.

Todd Kennedy

Todd is the Director of Technology at Golden Hills School Division. His areas of expertise include Service Management and IT Infrastruture.

January CIOCAL Breakfast: “Mindset Matters: A Toolkit for Growth”

As CIO, how can you both lead and support the growth of your business? We were very fortunate to have Professor Simon Raby and Dawn Fiander-McCann from BIG Associates take ...

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November CIOCAL Breakfast: “How Do I get Shortlisted for a CIO Search”

At one point or another most of us have wondered what exactly is going on behind the curtain during an executive search process. “What does the recruitment process look like?”, ...

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Helen Wetherley-Knight

Helen is the Director of IT for The Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre. She has been there for a year and a half. Her areas of specialization include: Business Alignment/Relationship ...

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Ross Ballendine

Ross is the Director, IT For Calfrac Well Services. He has been with them for almost a year. His areas of specialization include: Business Alignment/Relationship Management, IT Competencies/Culture, Planning & ...

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IDC Canada’s 2018 ICT Predictions

  IDC Canada’s 2018 Predictions provide the vision and insight CIOs in Canada need to navigate the rapidly changing landscape. Please join the Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary CIOCAN Chapter events welcoming IDC’s representatives to present ten key ...

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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 ...

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