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Impacting the economy through

  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Security

Philippe JohnstonThe CIO Association of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Johnston, Director General, Digital Services, Transport Canada as its new President and Board Chair, effective immediately.

Regarding his appointment, Johnston says “The CIO Association of Canada unites the voices of technology and innovation leaders in a greater conversation about our impact on the Canadian economy today and tomorrow.  I am very proud to assume the duties of the President of the CIO Association of Canada.  Our goal is to make IT leaders better by sharing knowledge and professional support. CIOCAN’s vision is a dynamic, Canadian economy propelled by Canada’s CIOs as innovation, security, and business transformation leaders.  The last few months have really shone the spotlight on the importance of IT leadership as essential to keeping the economy’s lights on.”

Phil takes over the reins from Humza Teherany, who has led the Association for the past 4 years. Commenting on his term, Humza says “ Working with my colleagues and peers in the technology and innovation sectors never ceases to impress upon me how great we are at solving problems together, and that our space to do this – The CIO Association of Canada – is as vital and strong as ever.  I know that Phil Johnston will be a great asset to CIOCAN, bringing new energy, fresh ideas, passion and commitment to the role.  I look forward to continuing our work together at the CIO Association of Canada.

Growth in the CIO Association has been steady over the years. For leaders in technology, including business transformation, innovation and security, who want to raise the profile and voice of their profession, CIOCAN is the only national professional association that unifies all information technology leaders to communicate their unique perspective and knowledge of the substantial issues impacting their profession, the national economy and society at large.  With the addition of the CISO Division and the Montreal Chapter, the CIO Association continues to grow, focusing on key growth areas applicable to the sector.