Vincent Brady | Manitoba Chapter President and CIO for Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
Vince Brady has over 25 years of Information Technology experience in Manitoba spanning agriculture (Manitoba Pool Elevators), aerospace (StandardAero), transportation manufacturing (MCI), and government sectors with the latest role as the CIO for The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB). He has proven ability in the development and implementation of strategic plans and roadmaps in support of key business objectives, strategy and operational efficiency. Able to effectively form and lead teams through complex problem solving challenges and large scale change management initiatives
As an active member of the CIO Association, Vince has served as leader of the Marketing & Communications Portfolio, Chapter Vice President and is currently the Chapter President. He is a member of numerous IT sector boards and organizations including the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) CIO Council and Manitoba Public Sector Crown CIO Advisory Board. Vince gives back to the community as a volunteer by leading website development and hosted server administration activities for non-profit organizations (e.g. OCD Manitoba) and helping small businesses create a web presence.
Vince has a Bachelors in M.I.S., an executive degree in Global Business Essentials, has completed numerous leadership development curriculum, wrote and passed CISA certification exam, and obtained CGEIT and CRISC certifications through ISACA.
Dani Pokornik | Manitoba Past Chapter President and VP of IT (CIO), Western Canada Lottery Corporation
As Vice President of Information Technology (CIO) at Western Canada Lottery Corporation, Dani Pokornik has responsibility for aligning IT strategy & operations and participating in the development of corporate strategy. With 25+ years of experience in lottery security, operations, and more, he has built an international reputation for implementing effective systems and processes. Dani also serves as a member of the Red River College Business Information Technology Advisory Committee and Flight Captain for Canadian Owners and Pilots Association Flight 35.
Dani has a Quality Assurance Management certificate, an Applied Management: Information Technology Specialization certificate, and has completed the IT Executive Leadership Program at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.
Cynthia Fortlage | Manitoba Chapter Past President, VP of IT, GHY International
As the senior executive in charge of information technology at GHY International, Cynthia Fortlage leads an award winning team of professionals who push the boundaries in all things they do.
She enjoys a diverse portfolio of responsibility, and oversees all aspects of social media as part of GHY’s overall business development strategy and actively participates in business development opportunities.
Cynthia has a certificate in Applied Management: Information Technology Specialization through the University of Manitoba, and in 2005 was a recipient of the prestigious IBM Innovation Award for the ‘i’ series server on behalf of the company in Chicago. She also shares her passion, knowledge, and insights through written articles, interviews, public speaking nationally and internationally.
Lawrence Lazarko | Executive Director, IT, Manitoba Public Insurance
Lawrence Lazarko champions the optimal and innovative use of information and technology to deliver exceptional business results. Lawrence has a strong track record of year-over-year improvements achieved by targeted investments, efficient processes, innovative culture, and effective outsourcing. His areas of responsibility include Corporate Data and Analytics, Information Technology Infrastructure, Vendor Management, and Business Services. Lawrence obtained his MBA from the University of Manitoba, his Bachelor of Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology (Calgary), and has been recognized by Volunteer Manitoba for his community contributions.
Raj Perumal | CIO, Ducks Unlimited
As CIO for Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Raj Perumal is responsible for driving technology and innovation to help DUC achieve its conservation goals. With his skills and education gained over a 27-year career, he is passionate about utilizing what he has learned to fight climate change and pursue clean water initiatives with DUC through the use of technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
Raj also serves as a board member with Turning Leaf Community Support Services, to help provide crisis and treatment services to those experiencing intellectual challenge and mental illness.
Kim Robinson | VP, Payments and Technology Services, Credit Union Central of Manitoba
Kim Robinson is enjoying a 30+ year career in Information Technology with ever-increasing areas of responsibility and leadership. Currently, as Vice-President, Payments & Technology Services with Credit Union Central of Manitoba (CUCM), Kim is responsible for all CIO and Payments activities. Previously, Kim grew her technical expertise and leadership skills with TransCanada and Celero Solutions. Kim has recently enjoyed a number of successes: new data centre deployment; implementation of a new banking system that supports Prairie credit unions; and providing strategic direction for credit unions in an acting-CIO capacity.
Outside of her career, Kim is an active volunteer within the community, currently serving as a board member of the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre, and as Secretary of the Antique Motorcycle Club of Manitoba.
Munna Zaman | Chief Information Officer & Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Manitoba
As the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Munna Zaman has overall responsibility for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Business Transformation strategy and service delivery for the Government of Manitoba. Additionally, the CIO works with the broader public sector, citizens and business with a view to modernize Manitoba’s ICT environment, and identify innovative service delivery models and economic opportunities.
Munna has more than 20 years of experience in operations management, directing large portfolios of multi-million dollar projects, formulating strategic plans, and leading complex organization-wide change initiatives. Additionally, he enjoys teaching for the University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Business and Economics on a part-time basis.
Munna obtained his MBA from the University of Manitoba, his Computer Science degree from the University of Winnipeg, completed a Queen’s University executive program in Strategy and Leadership, and holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation.