The Conference Board of Canada

Council of Chief Information Officers

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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.

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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.

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 debates and sharing knowledge. 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.


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Current members

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Alberta Pensions Services Corporation
  • ATCO Ltd.
  • British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
  • Cogeco Inc.
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Export Development Canada
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada
  • High Liner Foods Inc.
  • Irving Oil Limited
  • J.D. Irving Limited
  • Nunavut Department of Community and Government Services
  • Nutrien
  • PwC Management Services LP
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • TELUS Communications Inc.
  • The Conference Board of Canada
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board

Member activity

Next session

February 16, 2022

Theme: Business-led IT
(Agenda and speakers TBC)

May 11–12, 2022

Theme: Digitization
(Agenda and speakers TBC)

Previous sessions

October 6, 2021

Theme: Cyber security
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  • Camille Singleton, Senior Strategic Cyber Threat Lead, IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence

  • Chris Painter, President, The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation and Working Group Co-Chair, Ransomware Task Force

  • Retired Major General John Davis, Vice-President, Public Sector, Palo Alto Networks and Working Group Co-Chair, Ransomware Task Force

  • Ian Mouldey, Chief Information Security Officer, PwC Management Services LP

May 12, 2021
Theme: The future work environment
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  • Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer, TELUS Communications Inc.
  • Dan Pontefract, Pontefract Group

February 10, 2021

Theme: Office/workplace of the future

  • Jeff Schwartz, Principal, Deloitte (USA)
  • Stephen Harrington, Director, Human Capital, Deloitte (Canada)
  • David Brown, Chief Executive Officer, FSET
  • Kerry Brown, Vice-President, Workforce Adoption, SAP
  • John Weigelt, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft

Recent themes

  • Emerging technologies
  • AI and machine learning
  • Digital identity
  • Data analytics
  • The new digital economy
  • Tech for good

Recent releases and events

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Cyber and Privacy Review 2021: How the Pandemic Changed Our Tech Use

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about rapid changes to the workplace. Leadership needed to be agile in responding to remote work and new security challenges, both on and offline. With many more people working remotely during the pandemic, organizations suddenly faced cybersecurity challenges and privacy concerns associated with a decentralized workforce and rapid technology adoption.

Impact paper  |  17-min read
December 7, 2021

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Free for members
Technology, Talent, and the Future Workplace: Canadian CIO Outlook 2021

Technology proved vital in helping businesses adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. Information technology (IT) infrastructure and collaboration tools were essential to help employees work together and engage with customers in the new virtual paradigm. Organizations need to determine how the bold actions taken to survive the pandemic fit into future operational strategies, rather than adopting a business-as-usual attitude.

Issue briefing  |  13-min read
December 7, 2021
Focus Area—Innovation & Innovation

A Better Yardstick: A Capability-Centred Innovation Framework for Measuring Innovation

The importance of innovation is well-understood. Aside from its direct benefits of improved productivity, economic growth, and job creation, innovation allows governments to spend more resources on support for policy priorities, such as education, health, and infrastructure. Another key outcome is the increased income resulting from successful innovation, which leads to a better standard of living.

Impact paper  |  30-min read
September 28, 2021

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Council of Chief Information Officers

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

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