Manitoba Chapter

Join us in Manitoba

In Manitoba, you’ll find a diverse group of CIO’s and IT leaders who share a common goal of learning from each other as we embrace the challenges of leading in the fast paced and exciting world of technology. We have members from public and private organizations, small to large and from a broad spectrum of industries.

Kent Smith
Manitoba Chapter President

“CIOCAN is a great organization to network with technology leaders in Canada. Membership in the organization allows you to increase your social reach across Canada and learn different perspectives on how to approach business and technology.”

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Janet Wood

Janet Wood became Chief Innovation & Culture Officer at Westoba Credit Union in January of 2017.  Her areas of responsibility include IT, HR, Marketing & Communications, PMO and Continuous Improvement. ...

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Lawrence Lazarko

Lawrence Lazarko has been with the Manitoba Public Insurance for almost 4 years.   His areas of specialization include: Business Intelligence, IT Competencies/Culture, IT Infrastructure, Planning & Program/Project Management, Service Management, Solution ...

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“Nothing is impossible.” Jay Vijayan at CIO Peer Forum 2017

  By Alex Piasta, Guest Contriubutor At the 2017 CIOCAN conference held in Edmonton, Alberta, Jay Vijayan formerly of Tesla Motors explained his innovative professional experiences. By developing breakthrough technology ...

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TECHAPALOOZA 2017 – Almost Here!

Just a reminder to all Manitoba Chapter CIO Association members to get your tickets to TECHAPALOOZA 2017 soon.  The fundraising event is on Friday, February 24th at 6PM at the ...

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CIOCAN Participation in Top Executive Survey – We’re getting close!

  Over the past couple of weeks, CIO Association members have been invited to complete IDC’s Top Executive Survey. Thanks are extended to all of you who have responded to the ...

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Please welcome new Manitoba Member Dan

Dan Delorme is the Director, Information Technology for The Dufresne Group.  He has been with Dufresne for almost 5 years. He is responsible for the vision, strategy and long-term implementation ...

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CIOCAN Member among Top 100 LGBT+ Executives

We are always proud to share the accomplishments of our members and this includes celebrating when they are recognized as outstanding contributors to the business community at large. recently released ...

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It Talent Event Presentations now Available

Manitoba Chapter Members can now review the slide decks from the presentations made at the chapter event on September 15, 2016.  You must be logged into the website to access ...

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Manitoba Chapter Event “It Talent” Presentations

The recent Manitoba Chapter event was deemed to be a terrific success.  We would like to thank the presenters for granting permission for us to share the slide decks of ...

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MAN IT Talent Event “Very Energizing”, “Time well spent”.

Evaluations of the Manitoba chapter event held on September 15th confirmed that the 3 great speakers on “IT Talent” were very well received: the average score for the overall value of the ...

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Welcome Gary to the Manitoba Chapter

Gary Speer IT Director Gary has been with Gargill for over 17 years holding several different positions there. His areas of specialization include: Business Alignment/Relationship Mgmt, Business Process Alignment/Support, Financial ...

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Nigel Fortlage Amongst Top 20 Social CIOs

CXOTalk announced the top 20 influential CIOs on Social Media. Amongst them is CIOCAN Manitoba Chapter Chair and only Canadian: Nigel Fortlage. “As the Chief Information Officer role become increasingly ...

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CIO Digest #12

CIO Digest #12 January 20, 2016 Kelly Friedman, partner in DLA Piper (Canada) LLP’s Toronto office, is an experienced commercial litigator with unique expertise in electronic information issues, including electronic ...

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Manitoba CIOs: Success Stories in Digital Transformation – Stu Charles

Stu Charles | CIO at WCB Manitoba WCB Manitoba won the province’s 2015 PMI Project of the Year for its “Optimal Project”. Video Stu Charles, CIO and Alice Sayant, VP ...

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Manitoba CIOs: Success Stories in Digital Transformation – Randy Penner

Randy Penner | Manager IT at Access Credit Union Access Credit Union’s merger of 7 credit unions means business transformation is a must – and data security is critical. Access ...

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