Keith Jansa

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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Notice of Intent: Development of a Technical Specification for Agricultural Blockchain Interoperability to Improve Global Traceability

OTTAWA, March 1st, 2021 – Following the recent approval by the CIO Strategy Council’s Standards Policy Committee, this notice of intent is to inform stakeholders of the development of a Technical Specification (TS) for agriculture blockchain interoperability within the supply chain. The global demand for food is growing at an unprecedented rate, with an acute …

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Join a Webinar on Strengthening Cybersecurity of Small to Medium Organizations

OTTAWA, February 23, 2021 – Small and medium-sized organizations (less than 500 employees) are often vulnerable to cyber-attacks and lack the resources, technical expertise and knowledge to implement cyber security regimes. Hear the latest insights on building SMO cyber resilience and engage in helping shape a national standard for Canada’s CyberSecure Program. Please join our …

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CIO Strategy Council Advances National Standards for Responsible Data Sharing

OTTAWA, February 16, 2021 — Organizations have compelling reasons to share data, from improving operational efficiencies and reducing costs to generating new insights and sharpening decision-making. Failure to adhere to responsible data protection and sharing practices, however, can damage the company’s reputation and threaten its viability. In response, the CIO Strategy Council’s Standards Policy Committee …

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CIO Strategy Council is Recruiting a Manager of Thought Leadership

Role: Manager, Thought Leadership Location of work: Anywhere in Canada About the Role The CIO Strategy Council is looking for an exceptional communicator to join our team. You will play a critical role in positioning the CIO Strategy Council to our stakeholders as a national leader in harnessing the collective expertise of Canada’s CIOs to …

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CIO Strategy Council Advances National Standards for Consumer Directed Finance

OTTAWA, February 4, 2021 – Calls for decisive action in developing an open banking framework are mounting in Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of 2020, the federal government’s Advisory Committee on Open Banking held a second series of consultations to propose a consumer-directed finance – or open banking – framework for Canada. …

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