Lisa Inness

at Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA)

As Chief Information Officer (CIO) Lisa Inness is responsible for RPRA’s Information Technology systems, developing and operating on-line registry and digital reporting systems that supports Ontario’s advancement to a circular economy and waste reduction.

Lisa is an experienced technology leader bringing over 20 years of experience in IT executive management roles in the public, private and not-for-profit sector.  This experience includes extensive experience in IT delivery of large-scale transformational initiatives, organizational design & change management, relationship management, and Innovation.

Currently Lisa serves on the Advisory Board of Ryerson’s Business Technology Management program and is Board member of the CIO Association of Canada.

Speaking: May 5

The role of the CIO is evolving, but to what?

The world of business has changed drastically over the past two years. With in-person interactions limited, technology and business executives, sales teams, functional leads and, well, everyone else in Canadian organizations has had to adjust. For CIOs this adjustment has been compounded by the growing importance of technology to an organization’s bottom line and, often, the need for accelerated, transformative projects to address business needs. The role of the CIO is evolving, but to what? What does the ‘CIO of the Future’ look like?

A group of CIOCAN members debated several questions in an open forum to discuss not only how the role has already changed, but also:

How has the process for making purchasing decisions changed over the course of the last two year
How the role of your vendors and partners has evolved
Are those changes here to stay?
How the evolution of technology as a business driver has added to a CIO’s scope of responsibilities

This session will share the results of these discussions and the resulting white paper.