Keith Jansa

National AI Standard Reaffirmed and Interpretation Issued

The national standard on ethical AI provides vital values-based expectations for organizations that are using algorithms or other technologies to automate decision making. CAN/CIOSC 101 lays out minimum requirements for protecting human values and incorporating ethics in the design and use of these systems. The Council’s technical committee on AI ethics recently conducted a review …

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CIO Strategy Council Announces Tim Bouma as Director of Verification and Assessments

The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce that Tim Bouma joins the CIO Strategy Council in the role of Director, Verification and Assessments. Tim joins the CIO Strategy Council at a crucial time as domestic and international digital policy dimensions lay the groundwork necessary to build confidence and security in the use of data …

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New Technical Specification Aims to Improve Traceability of Canola

Food safety depends on how well produce can be tracked from farm to table. Distributed ledger technologies like blockchain are well suited to this task. They provide an immutable and easily available record that can be used to follow items through supply chains. The CIO Strategy Council, in collaboration with the Standards Council of Canada …

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New standard helps keep patients’ identities secure

The pandemic has caused a rapid shift towards online services across the economy, and healthcare is no exception. But there are still few standardized ways to present and consume identity information online and in-person with confidence, while respecting the rights of individuals, including their privacy. A new standard from the CIO Strategy Council aims to …

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Share your views on a new standard for digital twins

The CIO Strategy Council is inviting comments on a draft first edition of a new standard for digital twins for built environments. These models are context-rich digital representations of buildings and communities. With two-thirds of the global population projected to live in cities by 2050, digital twins are becoming a vital planning tool, and the market for them is expected to grow to …

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Read the latest and share feedback on the development of a national standard for data residency

OTTAWA, April 14, 2021 – In December of 2020 the Standards Policy Committee at the CIO Strategy Council tasked the Council’s technical committee on data governance to commence its work on the development of “CAN/CIOSC 100-8: Data Governance – Part 8: Framework for Geo-Residency and Sovereignty”. The national standard aims to specify the minimum requirements for …

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CIO Strategy Council Publishes Specification and Launches Public Consultation for Responsible Contact Tracing in the Workplace Standard

OTTAWA, April 7, 2021 – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce the publication of a Publicly Available Specification, CIOSC/PAS 100-6:2021, Data Governance – Part 6: Specification for the responsible collection and use of digital contact tracing and monitoring data in the workplace. The Specification responds to an urgent market need and represents the …

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Read the latest from CIO Strategy Council Executive Director, Keith Jansa, and Board Member of the Canadian RegTech Association, Paul Childerhose, on How national standards can help define the future of AI Featured In IT World Canada

“Institutions across the financial services sector have embraced the use of AI and machine learning to reduce costs and risk. Applications from automating client support interactions and assessing a client’s creditworthiness to detecting and preventing fraudulent credit card activities have boosted efficiency while also providing enhanced consumer protections.” To read more, please click here.

Weigh in on national standard for the trusted exchange of health information

OTTAWA, March 8, 2021 – The CIO Strategy Council invites stakeholders to provide input on minimum requirements for exchanging health information between systems, which form the basis of a new National Standard of Canada. The draft is available for public review until May 7, 2021. The standard provides the basis for implementing a user-centric, interoperable …

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