Ottawa Chapter

Join us in Ottawa

The Ottawa Chapter is a close-knit group of professionals who enthusiastically share new ideas and solve complex problems together. Our diverse group contribute to a collective intelligence that spans industries, sectors, education, and experience levels. This network of industry leaders will become a trusted source to help YOU problem solve real world issues and grow your personal brand. Join us!

Rachel Porteous
Ottawa Chapter President

“As the President of the Ottawa Chapter I have been amazed by the quality of speakers we have had. Over the last two years, we have heard about real life experiences of those going through digital transformation (Canada Blood Aercidea and Microsoft), we’ve heard from amazing speakers in the area of cyber security (Canadian Centre for Cyber Exchange CCTX and Communication Security Establishment) and areas such as 5G and Innovations.” What an incredible learning opportunity.”

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Welcome, Yves Boucher

Yves Boucher is the Executive Director of IT Service Management at Transport Canada. His career focuses around  IT Infrastructure and Service Management.

Welcome, Luc Desjardins

Luc Desjardins is the CTO of AgileIS. With over 15 years of experience as a leader and change agent for innovative technology and analytic / big data organizations. He is ...

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Welcome, Geoffrey Ren

Geoffrey Ren is the Senior IT Manager/Regional IT Lead at Zoetis Canada Ltd. A distinguished Information Technology leader with 18+ years of extensive experience in various industries. Expertise in managing ...

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Welcome, Etienne Lalonde

Etienne Lalonde is the Senior Director of Information Services at HEXO. He believes in managing by fact, creating value for an organization and its people, being passionate about new approaches, ...

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Welcome, Marc Beauvais

Marc Beauvais is the Director of IT at Cowan Insurance Group. His career focuses on providing leadership and management to a team of technical experts responsible for all functions of ...

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Welcome, Paul Assaad

Paul Assaad is the President at CBRSafe. His career focuses around IT Competencies/Culture, Scientific and Technical services, Service Management, Strategy and Innovation.

Welcome, Sandy Owens

Sandy Owens is the Manager of Business and Learning Technologies at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Her career focuses around IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Service Management and Solution Delivery/Support.

Debra Christmas | Executive Partner | Gartner

Debra Christmas is a seasoned leader in the high tech field with over 35 years of experience managing all aspects of information technology.    Prior to joining Gartner Canada, Debra was ...

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Andrew Mccormack | Chief Information Officer | Payments Canada

Andrew McCormack is the Chief Information Officer at Payments Canada. He is responsible for Canada’s core payment systems as well as Payments Canada’s technology strategy and emergent technology agenda. Andrew ...

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Welcome Denis Trudeau

Denis is the Director of Information Management and Technology at the International Development Research Centre where he manages a team of over 45 specialists and is an active member of the ...

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The Talent Dividend – Shifting Gears in a Changing Economy

NEWS RELEASE January 31, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Ottawa. January 31, 2018 – Today the Information and Communications Technology Council’s (ICTC) released a pivotal report in partnership with Microsoft Canada. The report ...

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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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Nouveau Président – section d’Ottawa

La CIO Association of Canada a nommé Philippe Johnston, comme Dirigeant principal de l’information pour le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) et le Conseil de recherches en sciences ...

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New Ottawa Chapter President

The CIO Association of Canada has appointed Philippe Johnston, CIO for the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as its new Ottawa ...

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Nouveau Président de la section d’Ottawa

La CIO Association of Canada a nommé Philippe Johnston, comme Dirigeant principal de l’information pour le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) et le Conseil de recherches en sciences ...

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