The CIO Association of Canada Announces 2nd VP Appointment

The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN), the only professional organization for senior information technology leaders, is thrilled to announce the appointment of one of Canada’s top CIOs as Interim 2nd Vice President. This appointment comes on the heels of an extraordinary period of expansion, propelling the organization’s reach to eight chapters and over 500 members across Canada.

CIOCAN continues to empower its members through exclusive access to cutting-edge business solutions, curated events both online and in-person, unrivaled opportunities for career advancement, and comprehensive skills training.

Philippe Johnston, President of the National Board is delighted to introduce Nastaran Bisheban as Interim 2nd Vice President.

“I am very pleased to announce that one of Canada’s top CIOs who has led her retail stores through an end to end digital transformation will be joining as 2nd Vice President of the CIO Association of Canada. Her leadership and experience will help us grow and mature the profession across the Country.” Philippe Johnston, President, CIOCAN

Nastaran challenges status quo and conventional practices; is an advocate for taking calculated risk and following the principal of continual improvement. With multiple computer software and project management publications she is a strategic mentor and board member on various non-profit organizations. Nastaran sees the world as a better place only when everyone has a seat at the table and is an active advocate for diversity and inclusion.

As Chief Technology Officer for KFC Canada, Nastaran is responsible for driving the digital innovation strategy and agenda for the Canadian business – furthering KFC’s technological offerings, enhancing the digital experience, and making it easier for people to interact with the brand. Nastaran is responsible for the end to end technology and digital ecosystem, from discovery to design, build, and support.

Nastaran is a passionate technologist, and seasoned transformational leader. A software engineer and computer scientist by education, a certified Project Manager that holds an MBA in Leadership. A public speaker on various disciplines of technology and data strategy with a Harvard Business School executive leadership program training to round it out.

For more information contact: Philippe Johnston, CIOCAN President,

About The CIO Association of Canada

The CIO Association of Canada is the only national professional association that unifies all information technology leaders, including business transformation, innovation, and security. CIOCAN allows its members—leaders in the industry—to communicate their unique perspective and knowledge of the substantial issues impacting their profession. CIOCAN has steadily grown throughout the recent years and continues to focus on key growth areas applicable to the sector. Join CIOCAN today and help grow our profession across Canada.

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