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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Welcome, Dave Hirsch

Dave Hirsch is the Senior Software Development Manager at Powerex. Check out Dave’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Farshad Nasimi

Farshad Nasimi is the Vice President IT Operation and Security at Northland Properties Cooperation. Check out Farshad’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Alon Goldberg

Alon Goldberg is the Chief Information Officer at iON United Inc. Check out Alon’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson is the Director, Information Security at West Fraser. Check out Michael’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Pradeep K. Nair

Pradeep Nair is the Chief Information Officer at TRIUMF. Check out Pradeep’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Claudio Pini

Claudio Pini is the VP of Business Transformation & Technology – CIO at Technical Safety BC. Check out Claudio’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Peter Blower

Peter Blower is the VP IT at Invinity Energy Systems. Check out Peter’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Sandeep Sidhu

Sandeep Sidhu is the Chief Information Officer of Emily Carr University. Check out Sandeep’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Lei Huang

Lei Huang is the Vice President, IT at AG Hair Ltd. Check out Lei’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Michael Lam

Michael Lam is the AVP Technology & CIO at Douglas College. Check out Michael’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Chris Cade

Chris Cade is the CEO of SaaSberry Innovation Laboratories. Check out Chris’ LinkedIn.

Welcome, Hanif Jessani

Hanif Jessani is the Director, IT (Head of IT) at Taiga Building Products. Check out Hanif’s LinkedIn. 

Welcome, Valter Cardoso

Valter Cardoso is the Director of IS/IT at StarFish Medical. Results-oriented project management professional with more than 15 years of experience using Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid approaches, managing client-focused teams ...

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Welcome, Denis Skrinnikoff

Denis Skrinnikoff is the Chief Technology Officer at Iris Energy. Denis is a technologist with over 15 years’ experience in the cloud and data center service provider space. Denis has ...

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Welcome, Maria del Pilar Kent

Maria del Pilar Kent is the Sr. Manager, IT Project Delivery at TransLink.