“Nothing is impossible.” Jay Vijayan at CIO Peer Forum 2017


  By Alex Piasta, Guest Contriubutor At the 2017 CIOCAN conference held in Edmonton, Alberta, Jay Vijayan formerly of Tesla Motors explained his innovative professional experiences. By developing breakthrough technology for one of the most innovative companies of the century, his positive impact has helped transform the entire automotive industry.  His lessons learned during this …

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CIOCAN Announces a Specialty Division for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO)

CIOCAN Announces a Specialty Division for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO)   For Immediate Release TORONTO, ON., March 20, 2017  – The Board of Directors of the CIO Association of Canada is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with representatives of the Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) community that will foster collaboration and …

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CIOCAL Event Summary – Breakfast with Bob Schulz


"How do you even begin to develop appropriate, plausible scenarios for the impacts, opportunities and implications of emerging digital technologies on you and your organization?  This is a challenging issue facing many of our members.  Where do I start?  What's a helpful and practical way to think about these things?  And, then, … what do …

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IDC Canada 2017 Predictions – Toronto Chapter Event, Jan 26, 2017


The Toronto Chapter of the CIO Association of Canada was pleased to host the annual “IT Predictions” event with staff from IDC presenting their interpretations and projections for trends and influences that will affect IT over the next year and beyond.  CIO Association members can access the slide deck by clicking on the screen icon …

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Ransomware: It’s Not If, It’s When (and it’s gonna hurt) CAL event Oct 18/16


Recent experiences with ransomware attacks have struck very close to home here in Calgary. No organization or individual is immune to the attack attempts and several local organizations have had their data and networks attacked, compromised or completely disabled. The risk is high. The probability is almost certain. What can we do? On October 18, …

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Unlocking the Innovation Code: The Talent Imperative


Continuing their series of evidence-based policy briefs, The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) recently released The Talent Imperative in a Global Context. This document sheds light on the changing face of the digital labour market in Canada and highlights the importance of enabling a strong talent supply to enable businesses to compete and grow …

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Lunch with IBM’s Watson


Cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, or augmented intelligence: no matter what name is used, this disruptive technology will create transformative change in many industries. The Calgary Chapter September luncheon event was organized to ensure that our CIOCAN members aren’t blind-sided by this phenomenon. Those who were able to join us had the chance to explore with …

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Manitoba Chapter Event “It Talent” Presentations

The recent Manitoba Chapter event was deemed to be a terrific success.  We would like to thank the presenters for granting permission for us to share the slide decks of their presentations with CIO Association Members.  (Click on the screen icon to be taken to the presentation.) Trish Bishop shared her seasoned talk on identifying “rock …

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Coming Soon to a Computer or Mobile Device Near You!


CIOCAN National Webinar Series Launches September 20 Joining with National Sponsor Info-Tech Research Group, the CIO Association will host a three-part webinar series from intended to provide CIO members with operational thought-leadership in current, game changing IT practices. Each webinar, moderated by a CIO Board member, Kim Robinson, will focus on specific subject matter and …

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Summer Camp


Sky’s the Limit* has been the Charity of Choice of the CIO Association for a number of years now. This summer, the relationship was further developed as association members were invited to be resource people for the organization’s new summer “Tech Camp” program. Moustafa Naguib, Director, IT Infrastructure at Superior Propane, responded to the call, …

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Digital CIO Leadership in Canada


Business Review, Canada and USA Introduces CIOCAN to their Readers. The article below, written by CIOCAN President Gary Davenport, appears in the August 2016 edition of Business Review Canada & USA.  As mentioned in our newsletter, Business Review is offering CIO Association members the opportunity to profile your company in their magazine, showcasing your business/organization, …

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