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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Korey Hildebrand

Korey Hildebrand is the IT Manager at Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology. His career is focused on IT Architecture and IT Competencies/Culture.

CIOMAN Breaks Bread with MafiaBoy Hacker Michael Calce

  On November 8, in a relaxed and inviting setting, Michael Calce shared his story, beginning as a 15 year old hacker in his parent’s basement to now being one ...

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CIOCAN is 20 Years Young

      by Catherine Boivie Founder and Honorary Life Member, ​CIO Association of Canada   In 1996 Catherine Boivie moved from Toronto to Vancouver to take up the position ...

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Finalists Announced for 2017 Ingenious Awards

Celebration of Excellence in the Use of Information and Communication Technology The Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) has announced the finalists for the key categories of the 2017 ...

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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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