Why Every Address Will Soon be ‘Smart’

Jessie Adcock, Chief Technology Officer, City of Vancouver  will be a panelist at the upcoming CIO Peer Forum in Vancouver on Why Every Address Will Soon be ‘Smart’– How loT & Digital Engagement Change Everything Overview of Vancouver: Vancouver is a large global destination city with millions of people coming and going daily between its … Read more

CIOCAN Members on Innovation

Nowhere is the changing landscape of customer expectations and technology more evident than in financial services. From smartphones to wearables, customers are demanding a more personalized engagement, allowing their banking experiences to be seamless across all channels. These expectations have increased both the potential for, and complexity of creating a positive customer experience.  Successful financial … Read more

IDC Canada’s 2018 ICT Predictions

  IDC Canada’s 2018 Predictions provide the vision and insight CIOs in Canada need to navigate the rapidly changing landscape. Please join the Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary CIOCAN Chapter events welcoming IDC’s representatives to present ten key developments in the tech world that will impact Canadian organizations and their ability to grow and compete. Click on the event location to register:  Toronto … Read more

CIOCAN Members on Innovation

This blog is based on a recent interview with Dianne, Lapierre, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Raymond James Ltd Information technology (IT) innovation in an enterprise involves using technology in new ways to create a more efficient organization and improve alignment between technology initiatives and business goals.  Challenges and approaches differ widely between the public … Read more

Is Blockchain Ready for the Enterprise?

On November 7, 2017, internationally recognized thought leader in digital currencies and blockchain technologies Manie Eagar spoke to Vancouver Chapter members.  Association members can view the slide deck from this presentation in the Members Only area of the website.  You must be logged in to access this resource.

CIOCAN is 20 Years Young

      by Catherine Boivie Founder and Honorary Life Member, ​CIO Association of Canada   In 1996 Catherine Boivie moved from Toronto to Vancouver to take up the position of Director of IT at BCAA. In her first few weeks there, she found herself calling CIOs she knew in Toronto to exchange information and … Read more

Digital Transformation in Vancouver

On October 25, 2016 the CIO Association’s Vancouver Chapter hosted their monthly event at the Vancouver Terminal City Club. Digital transformation is the alignment of your business to your customers at every touchpoint in their journey and it’s changing the way companies interact with both their existing & prospective customers. Who better to lead this … Read more

Real Conversations with Real CIOs: Have you been held hostage?

The September event hosted by the Vancouver Chapter of CIOCAN provided opportunities for conversations among members on five different topics of interest.  Brian Kuhn hosted the discussions about Security/Ransomware, and submitted this summary: When asked if they had experienced a Ransomware ‘event’, virtually all participants in the three sessions indicated that they had. Ransomware is … Read more

Alex Buhler presents at Conference Board of Canada

Alex Buhler recently presented at the Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Chief Information Officers. The theme of the event was: What’s Relevant Today, Tomorrow, and in the Future for the Strategic CIO Alex shared his perspective on the key strategic role a CIO must play in driving the digital business transformation while managing demand … Read more

CEO CIO Alignment Program

A webinar held on March 2 introduced the CEO CIO Alignment Program.  If you missed the webinar, you can watch a recording of the session here.    You will be asked for a passcode, which is CIOCAN2016.  Anyone who is interested in participating in the program can join by sending an e-mail to the CIO Association … Read more