Vancouver Chapter

Join us in Vancouver

The Vancouver Chapter is the vibrant founding chapter of the CIO Association of Canada. Our community of senior IT professionals is a hub of trusted peers, education, and career development. Connect with us at our in-person professional development events, online, and/or at our informal monthly gatherings (“Beers with Peers”). You will be welcomed by friendly faces who understand your unique challenges. You will not regret it.

Dianne Lapierre
Past Chapter President

The CIO Association of Canada has made a huge impact on my success as a CIO, through networking, information sharing and thought leadership. The role of CIO can be a lonely one in organizations – our peers are really our customers and it’s tough to ask for support from them when challenges arise. The contacts I have made in my 6 years of association and involvement with CIOCAN and the local Vancouver Chapter have been invaluable in my career and my personal growth.

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Latest News


Welcome Adrian to the Vancouver Chapter

Adrian Vermerris  Manager, Corporate IT Adrian has been with Long View Systems for over 2 years.  His areas of specialization include: IT Architecture, IT Competencies/Culture, IT Infrastructure, Planning & Program/Project ...

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Welcome Jason

Jason Tso, Manger, Technical Operations Vancouver, has bee with Absolute Results.  He comes to the chapter from the SFU program.

Welcome Volker

Volker Seidel is the IT Assistant Manager Operations and Service for The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.  He specializes in IT support, optimization and ventured into Green IT with my ...

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Digital Transformation in Vancouver

On October 25, 2016 the CIO Association’s Vancouver Chapter hosted their monthly event at the Vancouver Terminal City Club. Digital transformation is the alignment of your business to your customers ...

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Real Conversations with Real CIOs: Have you been held hostage?

The September event hosted by the Vancouver Chapter of CIOCAN provided opportunities for conversations among members on five different topics of interest.  Brian Kuhn hosted the discussions about Security/Ransomware, and ...

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Get to Know the New CIOCAN President

September 15, 2016 Meet Humza Teherany: The New President of the CIO Association of Canada by Brian Clendenin, Freelance Writer We are at one of the most exciting times in ...

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Digital CIO Leadership in Canada

Business Review, Canada and USA Introduces CIOCAN to their Readers. The article below, written by CIOCAN President Gary Davenport, appears in the August 2016 edition of Business Review Canada & ...

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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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CIO Association of Canada in the News

The Vancouver Chapter of CIOCAN will host the kick-off event of the ‘BC Aware’ campaign on Monday, January 25.  Currently there are more than 100 people registered for the event ...

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Vancouver Board Planning Meeting

Members of the Vancouver Board gathered at the offices of Mountain Equipment Coop to plan the chapter’s program.

CIO Digest – Sept 23, 2015

CIO Digest #10 September 23, 2015 The relationship between CIOs and the Board is an area of growing interest for our Association members.  The topic has been addressed at the ...

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Security Risks – VAN Oct 2014

The topic for the regular Vancouver Chapter luncheon event in October 2014 was Security Risks.  Speakers Glen Bruce and Geoff Glave shared their perspectives on  the changing threat landscape, along with IT ...

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CIOCAN-SFU Leadership Development Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the CIOCAN-SFU Leadership Development Program. Our recent grad from Toronto found the experience very rewarding, and as the program literature says, this is indeed ...

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Vancouver Chapter Member named CIOCAN Lifetime Member

For outstanding contribution and service to the CIO Association of Canada, and its predecessor, the CIO Association of BC (CIOABC), Jim Williams has been named the second-only CIOCAN Lifetime Member. ...

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