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Council of Chief Information Officers

The evolving role of the Chief Information Officer as a catalyst to business excellence has changed significantly in recent years. 

Investment in the latest technology does not automatically guarantee success. The strategic management of information through the use of information technology systems enables alignment of corporate strategy with the high-speed business environment of today. The CIO is increasingly called upon to take a leadership role that will assist their organization to gain a competitive edge in the new digital economy.

The Conference Board’s Council of Chief Information Officers (CCIO) provides members with the opportunity to discover how CIOs in leading-edge public and private sector organizations are managing these challenges and opportunities.

Key objectives

  • To serve as a medium for peer support and the exchange of experiences, knowledge and ideas related to Information Technology and Information Management.
  • To challenge members to a higher level of thinking through stimulating discussion focused on new knowledge and strategic issues and concerns related to the field.
  • To serve as a sounding board for research initiatives that the Conference Board may undertake in this area.


The Canadian 2019–20 CIO Outlook is Now Available

This annual outlook is a study on the trends, challenges, and opportunities facing Canadian Chief Information Officers (CIO). A key part of the study is a nation-wide survey of CIOs and senior IT leaders to measure changing priorities, challenges, concerns, and strategies for success.

Responding to Automation: Technology Adoption in Canadian Industries

January 28, 2021
We examine some of the determinants of automation and its impact on Canadian occupations and industries.  Joel Thomson , Darren Gresch

Changing With the World: Canadian CIO Outlook 2019–20

September 29, 2020
The Conference Board of Canada’s annual Canadian CIO Outlook identifies past, current, and future strategic priorities for senior IT executives within Canada. Darren Gresch


“I'm excited to be a part of an organization whose focus is Canada first! The Council acts as a forum for industry experts, encouraging discussions, debates and the sharing of knowledge about important industry developments in an open environment. Through this collaborative approach, members play a key role in furthering the Council's mandate and supporting the growth of Canada's businesses and global economic footprint. Also, members have the opportunity to learn from each other and apply those knowledge assets to enhance value within their own organizations.”



Contact us

For more information on how you can participate in the Council of Chief Information Officers, or for a guest invitation to a meeting, contact:

Deborah Fleck
Senior Council Manager

Ronson Brown
Admin & Meetings Coordinator