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
  • Assumption Life
  • 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

October 6, 2021

Theme: Cyber security
(Agenda coming soon)

  • TBC

February 16–17, 2022

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

May 11–12, 2022

Theme: Digitization
(Agenda and speakers TBC)

Previous sessions

May 12, 2021

Theme: The future work environment

  • 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

Innovation Report Card 2021

Innovation is important, but Canada continues to exhibit relatively weak innovation performance. Volatile resource prices, changing demographics, and increasing economic protectionism are exposing Canada’s business innovation weakness and generating pressure to become more innovative in the coming years.

Online experience  |  11-min read
June 28, 2021

From Optimism to Opportunity: In collaboration with PwC Canada

Over a year into the global pandemic and we’re still in a period of intense uncertainty. The details of Canada’s COVID-19 recovery may not be clear, but it is clear that we can’t go back to the way things were..

Event  |  Virtual
June 8, 2021

Free for members
Changing With the World: Canadian CIO Outlook 2019–20

As technology becomes increasingly synonymous with business, the CIO role continues to evolve. With this comes changing expectations about how CIOs can best fulfill that role. CIOs are at the heart of organizational change. They must identify and understand the most pressing information technology issues and adapt their organizations accordingly.

Issue briefing  |  10-min read
September 29, 2020

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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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For more information, or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.