Council of Chief Information Officers

The role of Chief Information Officer has transformed in recent years.

Investing in the latest technology doesn’t guarantee success on its own.

How will you lead your organization through massive digital change?

The Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Chief Information Officers (CCIO) helps members discover how CIOs are advancing their organizations in the new digital economy.

Who Should Join?

CCIO is for senior leaders responsible for managing their organization’s information technology.

Members are committed to enhancing their practices—and their organizations’ performance—through our peer-to-peer networking, professional development opportunities, and research services.

Key Objectives

  • To be a place where peers support each other and exchange experiences, knowledge, and ideas about information technology and information management
  • To challenge members to a higher level of thinking by stimulating discussion on issues and concerns in the field
  • To be a sounding board for research projects that the Conference Board may undertake

Benefits of Membership

Access an exclusive, independent network of senior information executives from major public and private sector organizations.Discover how other leading-edge organizations are managing the challenge of change.Exchange views on the issues facing corporate management in a relaxed, forthright, and interactive manner.Access knowledge from invited Canadian and foreign experts.

Current Members

Bank of Canada

Business Development Bank of Canada

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Revenue Agency

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited

Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Employment and Social Development Canada

Export Development Corporation

G3 Canada Limited

Farm Credit Canada

George Brown College

General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada

High Liner Foods Inc.


Irving Oil Limited

J.D. Irving Limited


Parts for Trucks

TELUS Communications Inc.

The Conference Board of Canada


Members Only

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If you’re not a member and would like to become one, please contact us.

Upcoming Meetings

Driving IT and Digital Investment

October 29-30, 2024   •   Location TBC

Tech Trend Impacts on Canadian Companies

February 7, 2025   •   Virtual

Leadership Models for Technology Transformation and Change Management for the 2030s

May 7-8, 2025   •  Calgary

Past Meetings

Resilience and Business Continuity

May 2024   •   Location TBC

Operating Models

February 7, 2024   •   Virtual

Cyber Security and Data Management

November 7–8, 2023   •   Montreal, QC


May 17–18, 2023  •   Toronto, ON

Hassan el Bouhali, Chief Technology Officer, Mastercard Foundation

Clément Bourgogne, Chief Operating Officer, Scale AI

Franco Chirichella, President and Chief Executive Officer, Innovapost Inc.

Michael Ellis, Chief Information Officer, Canadian Bank Note Company, Ltd.

Hossein Rahnama, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flybits

Cameron Schuler, Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice-President, Industry Innovation, Vector Institute

Sean Terriah, Strategic Council Advisor

On-shore and Off-shore Operating Models/Service Provider Lock-in

February 8, 2023  •   Virtual

Craig Brice, Chief Information Officer, PwC Management Services LP

Deborah Fleck, Senior Council Manager, The Conference Board of Canada

Sharad Maheshwari, Associate Vice-PresidentHCL Technologies

Charles Morgan, National Co-Leader, Cyber/Data Group, McCarthy Tétrault LP

Sarah Shortreed, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, ATCO Ltd.

Sean Terriah, Strategic Council Advisor

Cloud and Distributed Work Model

November 2–3, 2022  •   Calgary, Alberta

Deborah Fleck, Senior Council Manager, The Conference Board of Canada

Sean Terriah, Strategic Council Advisor

Steve Biswanger, Vice-President and Chief Information Security Officer, ATCO

Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer TELUS Communications Inc.

Michelle Demers, Vice-President, Information Technology Olymel

Relevant Research for Members

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Discover how leading-edge private and public sector CIOs are addressing emerging challenges and building strategic advantage through IT.