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, Wendi M. Davies

Wendi M. Davies is the Director, Information Technology at Kabam Games Inc. Senior IT professional with 16 years of cumulative experience in strategic, leadership and technical roles integrating technology with ...

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Welcome, Charles Boname

Charles Boname is the Director of Information Technology at The Vancouver Foundation. He possess over 20 years’ experience in computer network administration, technology project management and IT department leadership. Rather ...

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Welcome, Bachar Khawajah

Bachar Khawajah is the CIO for the City of Burnaby. Bachar is an experienced Information Technology leader across diverse industries, steering people, processes, and technology to improve business performance.

Welcome, Aaron Huber

Aaron Huber is the Vice President of Information Systems at CEL Group of Companies. Aaron is the Vice President of Information Systems for the CEL Group of Companies. Their core ...

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Welcome, Dr. Chandana Unnithan

Chandana Unnithan is the Chief Security and Informatics Officer (CSIO)/CIO at Lifeguard Digital Health. Expert scientist in digital health (AI, IoT, Blockchain, Geo-spatial apps, Health informatics (Deep Learning/ML), tele-health/telemedicine); with ...

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Welcome, Dwayne Faust

Dwayne Faust is the Director of IT at Kelowna Christian School. His career focuses around IT Strategy, Network Architecture and System Administration.

Welcome, Eli Alston

Eli Alston is the Director of Trail Techworks & Technology at Trail Appliances Ltd. Experienced and passionate Director of Technology (Software, IT, eCommerce). Proven track-record in technological transformation, organizational change ...

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Welcome, Reza Khakbaznejad

Reza Khakbaznejad is CIO at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Welcome, Tony Gilligan

Tony Gilligan is the Vice President, Technology Services at E-Comm 9-1-1 | Emergency Communications for British Columbia Incorporated. Tony is a business and technology leader with over 20 years of ...

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Welcome, Jon H. Bartels

Jon H. Bartels is the Director of IT at JYSK Canada. Experienced Group Chief Information Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled ...

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Welcome, Andriy Ostapyshyn

Andriy Ostapyshyn is the Director Of Information Technology at DP World As an Information and Operation Technology leader with more than twenty years of combined experience in the logistics, manufacturing, ...

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Welcome, Karina Delcourt

Karina Delcourt is Digital Integration Manager at Omicron.

Welcome, Jastej Aujla

Jastej Aujla is the Senior Manager IT Security, Risk and Compliance at TransLink. Specialties: CEH, CISA, ISO27001, BS7799, ISMS implementation, Penetration Testing (As per OWASP), Risk Assessment, Vulnerability Assessment, Disaster ...

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Welcome, Mark Milotay

Mark Milotay is the CIO at the BC Human Rights Commission & the Representative for Children and Youth. Mark Milotay is a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager, with 12 ...

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Welcome, Angela Swyers

Angela Swyers is the IT Manager at West Fraser Mills Ltd. Realigned and managed a $30M, 4-year business transformation project. Governing Body Member for Vancouver’s CIO/CISO Executive Summit (Evanta) Collaborated ...

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