Read the latest from CIO Strategy Council Executive Director, Keith Jansa and Council Co-Founder, Alex Benay, on Canada’s need for a post-pandemic digital, data strategy, featured in The Hills Times

“For Canada to compete in this new digital environment, our country needs to take seriously the consequences of COVID-19 on information technology, intellectual property, personal privacy, and international internet transactions. …To bridge that gap, the CIO Strategy Council had begun work on a modern national blueprint based on four thematic pillars, which support the twin goals of building digital capacity and digital resilience. “

To read the full article, please click here.

The CIO Strategy Council and the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association Partner to Advance the Canadian RegTech Ecosystem

TORONTO, June 25, 2020  – The CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) and the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association (CRTA) today announced a new partnership to advance regulatory efficiency and promote digital governance research, proof-of-concepts, and standards in the Canadian RegTech ecosystem. 

“Now, more than ever, it is clear that a more dynamic compliance and risk management approach is needed, and no doubt technology will play a central role. But for innovation to truly thrive, the private and public sectors need to work together,” said Donna Bales, co-founder and member of the board of the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association. “Scoping new standards and testing concepts are key steps towards a stronger ecosystem and we are pleased to work alongside the CIO Strategy Council to improve, create and adopt technical standards and advance regulatory efficiencies in Canada.”  

“Technology is transforming how public and private sector organizations can solve complex regulatory challenges and in what way they are able to manage compliance and outcomes” said Keith Jansa, Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council. “We are looking forward to working with CRTA in advancing collective digital governance solutions and standards to improve the productivity and ability for businesses and government institutions to ultimately provide better services to Canadians.” 

About CIO Strategy Council
The CIO Strategy Council provides a forum for Canada’s most forward-thinking chief information officers to focus on collectively transforming, shaping, and influencing the Canadian information and technology ecosystem. The Council has deployed a nationally accredited, agile, and consensus-based standards-setting process that matches the speed of innovation and advancement in information and communications technology (ICT). Learn more at ciostrategycouncil.com 

The Canadian Regulatory Technology Association
The Canadian Regulatory Technology Association is a not-for-profit organization focused on solving regulatory challenges through collaborative efforts among key RegTech stakeholders: regulated entities, technology vendors, regulatory bodies, government and professional service providers. The goal is to facilitate dialogue, raise standards, and promote growth and innovation within the Canadian RegTech eco-system. The organization will endeavour to solve regulatory challenges through collaborative discussion and engagement in proof-of-concept initiatives. Learn more at canadianregtech.ca   

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For more information: 

Madi Murariu
Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
CIO Strategy Council 
Madi.murariu@ciostrategycouncil.com  

Paul Childerhose
Strategic Advisor
Canadian Regulatory Technology Association
paul@canadianregtech.ca  

WEBCAST: Tech Strategy driving the Post COVID-19 Enterprise 

PRESENTED BY CIO STRATEGY COUNCIL & DELOITTE CANADA

In times where global collaboration is needed more than ever, the CIO Strategy Council is pleased to join forces with Deloitte Canada in hosting a series of public webinars to share the latest information and insights for CIOs to better respond to the changing business environments of their operations and technologies amid the COVID-19 pandemic and paving the way toward a new reality. 

Each week we will explore a different topic or issue of concern. This upcoming Wednesday, June 24th at 11:00 AM EST, join us for a discussion on Tech Strategy driving the Post COVID-19 Enterprise.

Joined by Madhavi Mantha, Deloitte’s Tech Strategy leader, and our Guest Speaker, Maria Churchill, Deloitte’s CIO to share their real-world experience with focus on how a Tech Strategy needs to be rapidly updated/refreshed to address the emerged challenges and act on opportunities. 

The sessions are 30 minutes in length and will allow time for any questions you may have. To learn more about future topics or to register, please click here: https://lnkd.in/eTjMtYd 

 

 

WEBCAST: Permanently Iterating Enterprise = Post COVID-19 Reality for CIOs

PRESENTED BY CIO STRATEGY COUNCIL & DELOITTE CANADA 

In times where global collaboration is needed more than ever, the CIO Strategy Council is pleased to join forces with Deloitte Canada in hosting a series of public webinars to share the latest information and insights for CIOs to better respond to the changing business environments of their operations and technologies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and paving the way toward a new reality. 

Each week we will explore a different topic or issue of concern. This upcoming Wednesday, June 17th at 11:00 AM EST, join us for a discussion on Permanently Iterating Enterprise = Post Covid-19 Reality for CIOs.

Guest speaker David Trent, VP and CDO with CN will be joined by Madhavi Mantha, Deloitte’s Tech Strategy leader Maria Churchill, Deloitte’s CIO to share real-world experience and advice.

The sessions are 30 minutes in length and will allow time for any questions you may have. To learn more about future topics or to register, please click here: https://lnkd.in/eTjMtYd 

WEBCAST: Tech-enabled Enterprise Value Map, with post-COVID19 view on solutions

PRESENTED BY CIO STRATEGY COUNCIL & DELOITTE CANADA 

In times where global collaboration is needed more than ever, the CIO Strategy Council is pleased to join forces with Deloitte Canada in hosting a series of public webinars to share the latest information and insights for CIOs to better respond to the changing business environments of their operations and technologies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and paving the way toward a new reality. 

Each week we will explore a different topic or issue of concern. This upcoming Wednesday, June 10th at 11:00 AM EST, join us for a discussion on Tech-enabled Enterprise Value Map, with post-COVID19 view on solutions.

Joined by Madhavi Mantha, Deloitte’s Tech Strategy leader, and our Guest Speaker, Maria Churchill, Deloitte’s #CIO to share their real world experience and advice. 

The sessions are 30 minutes in length and will allow time for any questions you may have. To learn more about future topics or to register, please click here: https://lnkd.in/eTjMtYd 

CIO Strategy Council Announces New National Standard of Canada for Data Protection Solutions

TORONTO, June 3, 2020 – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce the approval of a new National Standard of Canada that specifies minimum requirements on the design and performance of data protection solutions.

The National Standard of Canada, CAN/CIOSC 100-1:2020, Data governance – Part 1: Data protection of digital assets, covers fundamental characteristics and attributes required of data protection solutions that safeguard data at-rest, in-use and in-motion across platforms and IT systems within and between organizations. It was prepared by the CIO Strategy Council technical committee on data governance, comprised of over 100 thought leaders and experts in data management, privacy and related subjects from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

“There are compelling reasons for organizations to share data, from improving operational efficiencies and reducing business costs to generating new insights and making better business decisions,” said Keith Jansa, Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council“Growing data breaches, however, from inadvertent data misuse and unauthorized access, are becoming increasingly pervasive issues for governments and businesses alike – all amplified by the current COVID-19 circumstances. The National Standard of Canada provides essential requirements to safeguard sensitive data assets.”

“As the COVID-19 pandemic is causing enormous social disruption, economic hardship and tragic loss of life, this is the time to step up and demonstrate inspirational leadership. Each one of us must play our part and stand up fearlessly against cybercriminals and do what is needed to protect all that is sacred to our work and our country. The new standard emphasizes the need for a data-centric security approach at a time when sensitive data and information needs to be protected from falling into the hands of unauthorized parties,” said Nandini Jolly, President and CEO, CryptoMill Cybersecurity Solutions.

“The CCTX is pleased to support the work of the CIO Strategy Council in creating CAN/CIOSC 100-1- Data Protection of Digital Assets, a minimum set of standards that will help to ensure that digital assets are protected at all times,” said Bob Gordon, Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange.

This National Standard of Canada is available at no cost, in both of Canada’s official languages, and can be viewed here. 

About CIO Strategy Council
The CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) provides a forum for Canada’s most forward-thinking chief information officers to focus on collectively transforming, shaping, and influencing the Canadian information and technology ecosystem. The Council has deployed a nationally-accredited, agile, and consensus-based standards-setting process that matches the speed of innovation and advancement in ICT. Learn more at ciostrategycouncil.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Madi Murariu
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
CIO Strategy Council
www.ciostrategycouncil.com

WEBCAST: Cyber Security and Data Privacy in Post-COVID19 Enterprise

PRESENTED BY CIO STRATEGY COUNCIL & DELOITTE CANADA

In times where global collaboration is needed more than ever, the CIO Strategy Council is pleased to join forces with Deloitte Canada in hosting a series of public webinars to share the latest information and insights for CIOs to better respond to the changing business environments of their operations and technologies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and paving the way toward a new reality.

Each week we will explore a different topic or issue of concern. This upcoming Wednesday, June 3rd at 11:00 AM EST, join us for a discussion on Cyber Security & Data Privacy in Post-Covid19 Enterprise.

Joined by Beth Dewitt, Cyber Security & Privacy leader at Deloitte Canada, our Guest Speaker and Council member, Nandini Jolly, CEO at CryptoMill Cybersecurity Solutions, and Maria Churchill, CIO at Deloitte Canada, the discussion will focus on Cyber Security posture and Data Privacy implications to enterprises as they stabilize and transition from recovery to stable operations. 

The sessions are 30 minutes in length and will allow time for any questions you may have. To learn more about future topics or to register, please click here: https://lnkd.in/eTjMtYd 

CIO Strategy Council partners with Deloitte Canada to host global CIO Webcast Series in response to impacts from COVID-19

The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to be partnering with Deloitte Canada in hosting a series of public webinars to share the latest information and insights for CIOs to better respond to the changing business environments of their operations and technologies amid COVID-19.

Each week we will explore a different topic or issue of concern. This upcoming Wednesday, May 27th at 11:00 AM EST, join us for a discussion on BYOD in a Permanently Shifted Environment: Lessons from the Field.

Joined by guest speaker and Council Member Paul Vallée, co-founder and CEO at Tehama.io and Deloitte Canada’s CIO, Maria Churchill, the discussion will cover advice to CIOs as they deal with COVID19 triggered, new and permanently shifted enterprise and ways of working – with particular focus on ‘Bring Your Own Device – BYOD’ policies, models, risks, opportunities, lessons learned and practical advice.

The sessions are 30 minutes in length and will allow time for any questions you may have. To learn more about future topics or to register, please click here: https://lnkd.in/eTjMtYd

Read the IT World Canada Article featuring CIO Strategy Council’s new national standard on Third-Party Access to Data

The CIO Strategy Council published a new National Standard of Canada for third-party access to data last week, news that quickly got buried after Sidewalk Labs announced it was pulling the plug on its smart city project in Toronto.

And while the rest of the country argues over whether or not the project’s demise is good or bad for the country, the absence of such standards during the early planning stages of the project becomes increasingly evident in retrospect, according to Keith Jansa, executive director of the CIO Strategy Council.

Read the full article, click here.

CIO Strategy Council Announces Approval of National Standard of Canada for Third-Party Access to Data

TORONTO, May 6, 2020 – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce the publication of the new National Standard of Canada for third-party access to data that will help organizations create a trust environment for their third-party interactions and help secure their data assets.   

Increasingly, organizations are relying on integration with third-party suppliers and vendors to help them perform business critical tasks from email, service delivery, supplementing staff or augmenting functionality. Without proper safeguards in place, this leaves them vulnerable to data breaches and improper conduct, placing organizations at a risk to their reputation, data safety and even operations.

CAN/CIOSC 100-2:2020 was prepared by the Council’s Technical Committee on Data Governance, comprised of over 100 experts and thought leaders cutting across industry, government, academia and civil society.

“As COVID-19 makes industries, governments and businesses adapt to a remote workforce, the Government of Canada looks to ensure that Canadians can trust that their personal information and data remains safe,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Through the Digital Charter, we have laid out principles that are guiding our work as we update our laws and standards. I’m pleased to see the CIO Strategy Council advance that work through the development of this national standard, offering businesses the guidelines and framework to ensure that their remote, third-party interactions, and the information shared in the process, are safe.”

“Data integration and open collaboration requires a trust environment where organizations, customers and the public alike can have the highest confidence that their data assets are secured from potential breaches” said Keith Jansa, the Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council. “This new National Standard of Canada, CAN/CIOSC 100-2, provides organizations the right set of controls to secure their third-party interactions.”  

This National Standard of Canada specifies minimum requirements and a set of privacy controls for third-party access to data that apply to all organizations, including public and private companies, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations.   

This National Standard of Canada is available at no cost, in both of Canada’s official languages, and can be viewed here. 

Quotes

“Canada can and must create a successful framework for data governance that drives economic growth, while also addressing Canadians’ concerns regarding privacy and security measures. A strong baseline of Canadian trust – is a cornerstone of our growing digital economy. I applaud The CIO Strategy Council’s leadership in making this critical foundation a reality.” – Angela Mondou, President and CEO of TECHNATION. 

“As a member of the CIO Strategy Council, we are proud to have been a primary contributor to this essential standard to create a trusted environment for third-party data access. At Tehama, we provide solutions that secure and audit all third-party access to data and systems. The CIO Strategy Council is driving a very innovative standard for third-party data access that, when adhered to, will differentiate Canadian organizations in the global market due to the enhanced duty of care to prevent data breaches and IP theft.” – Paul Vallée, CEO of Tehama.    

About CIO Strategy Council
The Council Strategy Council (CIOSC) provides a forum for Canada’s most forward-thinking Chief Information Officers to focus on collectively transforming, shaping, and influencing the Canadian information and technology ecosystem. The Council has deployed a nationally-accredited, agile, and consensus-based standards-setting process that matches the speed of innovation and advancement in ICT. Learn more at ciostrategycouncil.com.    

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For more information:

Madi Murariu 
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships 
CIO Strategy Council 
madi.murariu@ciostrategycouncil.com