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The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) is proud to announce Sylvain Viau as the President of the Montreal Chapter. Mr. Perras is President – General Manger – CISO of DSI and was one of the founding board members for the Montreal Chapter.  Mr. Viau takes over from Sylvain Perras.

The Montreal Chapter was successfully launched after a period of collaboration with the Ottawa Chapter.  “Our thanks go to Mr. Perras for his leadership in developing the Montreal to engage the community of technology leaders working together to enhance Canada’s digital leadership,” notes Phillipe Johnston, National President of CIOCAN and Chief Information Officer at National Research Council Canada. “We are looking forward to working with Mr. Viau and to collaborating to grow in the Montreal area.  The Board is so committed to this growth that we will be hosting our planning session in Montreal this Spring.”

CIOCAN is the only national member-led association that brings professional IT leaders together.  Its mission is to make IT leaders better for their own careers by sharing knowledge and professional support. Its vision is a dynamic, Canadian economy propelled by Canada’s CIOs as innovation, security, and business transformation leaders.

“CIOCAN is national in scope and the more voices we can bring together virtually and in-person, the stronger we will be together in shaping the solutions Canada needs to thrive,” Johnston adds.

With the Montreal Chapter, CIOCAN now comprises 7 regional chapters and 470 members who come from across the country, virtually or in conjunction with a local chapter.  Its addition reflects the success of CIOCAN’s strategic plan, including a growing virtual exchange of knowledge, thought leadership and professional development.

“Our power as a professional association is our unique perspective as IT leaders on Canada’s innovation, economy and society at large,” concludes Johnston.  “We welcome Sylvain and look forward to seeing where the future takes us.”

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