New Chapter President for CIOCAL

The Calgary Chapter Board of the CIO Association of Canada has elected John Vince, Director, Enterprise Architecture & Enablement, for Shaw Communications as its new President, effective immediately. Regarding his appointment, Vince says “I am thrilled and honored to lead our Chapter in a time where business and technology are converging and technology leaders are being asked to deliver more business outcomes than ever. Our Board will continue to be very focused on increasing the sense of community within our membership while providing idea sharing, content and alternative perspectives that enable the future of our industry and the CIO role.”

John takes over the reins from Miguel Kanafany, who has held led the chapter for the past 3 years. Commenting on his term, Kanafany says “It has been a pleasure to serve as the President of the Calgary chapter for the last few years. I have benefitted from a rich interaction with my peers, being part of a network of first class Digital Leaders who have enhanced my professional network both locally and across Canada.” In addition to his duties with the Calgary chapter board, John will join the other regional chapter presidents on the National Board of the CIO Association of Canada.

National Board President Humza Teherany said “I would like to extend my personal thanks to Miguel for his dedication and leadership as Calgary chapter president. Miguel put his own personal stamp on the chapter. I am also excited to welcome John Vince as the incoming president and look forward to working with him as we embrace new opportunities for the Association.” Vince also had words of praise for the out-going President: “Miguel has been a tremendous leader and asset to our Chapter and on behalf of the Board and our members, thank-you Miguel for your infectious energy and commitment to our organization. Miguel has been a foundational driver of our Chapter and his approachable and collaborative nature has sparked the engagement of so many of our members, myself included. Miguel’s are big shoes to fill and I am excited he will be remaining on the Board as the Past President while we take our chapter to the next level.”