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Council for Information Technology Executives

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In today’s rapidly evolving information technology (IT) industry, change, innovation, and the need to stay one step ahead of the nearest competitor are critical. To keep pace and to ensure continued success, organizations must use and develop information technology that is able to adapt and respond to these changes. Increasingly, information executives are called upon to play an integral role in gaining a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing business environment. 

The Conference Board’s Council for Information Technology Executives (CITE) addresses these issues by bringing together senior IT executives from major Canadian organizations in the primary, manufacturing, high-tech and service industries, as well as the public sector. Members are committed to actively sharing their knowledge and experience.

Key objectives

  • Investigate and discuss leading-edge issues related to the field of information technology 
  • Act as the common voice of member organizations to develop best practices, nurture the growth of Canadian IT specialists, and partner with influential bodies to increase awareness of the IT profession 

Featured reports


Blockchain Summit 2018 Report

Blockchain is an emerging technology with the potential to disrupt every industry—wherever a transaction occurs, there is an opportunity to use blockchain. On May 2–3, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, The Conference Board of Canada brought together experts from Canada and abroad to discuss all things blockchain at its Blockchain Summit 2018. The Summit aimed to provide a forum for concrete, analytical discussions on the state of blockchain development, and to showcase the wide range of potential blockchain applications, distinguishing between hype and true value creation.

 This report was prepared for The Conference Board of Canada’s Council for Chief Data and Analytics Officers, Council of Chief Privacy Officers, and Council for Security Executives. Funding was provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).

Technology-Driven Change: A Guide for Planning and Action

This Planning and Action Guide can help. It provides organizations with a structured approach for assessing their technology needs, capacities, and goals, and identifying actions that can improve success with technology change.

Navigating and Managing Technology-Driven Change: What It Is and How to Deal With It

This briefing addresses why Canadian firms lag on information and communication technologies (ICT) investment, the consequences for innovation and productivity, and what can be done to stimulate more effective ICT adoption.

Driving Creativity and Commercialization: Innovation by Design

This briefing examines three initiatives—innovation ecosystems, sandboxes, and harnessing the power of big data—implemented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create a thriving innovation culture.

Free webinars

Cyber Security for Small and Medium-sized Businesses: Never Too Small to Fail. David Mohajer discusses the importance of cyber security for small and medium-sized business in Canada.

Listen to this webinar of Sarah Dimick, author of The New CIO Value Proposition: Leading Innovation for Business Value and Growth, that brings the report’s findings to life.



“I’m involved with the CITE to both learn about the challenges and best practices of other IT professionals, as well as to provide input and my own experiences that may benefit the members. I have been a member for many years and appreciate the confidentiality and resulting openness of our discussions. The learning that we get through guest speakers and our members’ contributions are invaluable to me.”

— Hewlett-Packard

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Contact us

For more information on how you can participate in the Council for IT Executives, or for a guest invitation to a meeting, contact:

Andréa Nadeau
Senior Council Manager, Innovation and Technology

Cassandra-Ashley Spencer
Network Coordinator, Innovation and Technology