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Read the Hill Times Article featuring the CIO Strategy Council’s work: ‘Data, privacy, trade’: ministers tasked with AI file contending with fast, fundamental changes

From the new ice forecasting techniques that help improve shipping safety in northern waters, to new tools involved with the reclamation of ancient Indigenous languages, to social media “chatbots” that respond to general questions about immigration and citizenship, the Canadian government is increasingly turning around automated tools to solve tough questions, improve predictions, and cut …

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CIO Strategy Council Releases Results from National Workshop on Developing a National Standard for the CyberSecure Canada Program

TORONTO, February 10, 2020 – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to share the results of the online workshop on developing a national standard for the CyberSecure Canada Program held January 15, 2020. The findings will help inform the work of the CIO Strategy Council’s Technical Committee on Cybersecurity as it works to develop a National Standard of …

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CIO Strategy Council and the Internet Society Canada Chapter Join Forces to Tackle Issues in IoT Security for Consumers

TORONTO, January 22, 2020 – The CIO Strategy Council and the Internet Society Canada Chapter (ISCC) today announced a new partnership to advance standards of practice for IoT security for consumers. “As the ubiquitous nature of connected sensors and endpoints increases, questions surrounding security, data collection, privacy, use and trust are becoming central to conversations regarding …

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CIO Strategy Council leading Secretariat of Open Community on Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (OCEANIS) in 2020

Toronto, December 19, 2019 – The Council is proud to announce that it will assume responsibilities for the Secretariat of the Open Community on Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (OCEANIS), beginning January 1st, 2020.  OCEANIS plays a critical role in facilitating ever-important global coordination and collaboration among standards setting bodies, concerning the extraordinary challenges facing information and communication …

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DigITal Magazine snapshot- Interview with Jane Goodyer, Dean of Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

Jane Goodyer joined York University on October 1 to take up the position of Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering. Previously, she was based at Massey University in New Zealand, where she was a professor and, since 2017, has served as Head of School in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology. There, she led …

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CALLING ALL SMEs: Join upcoming workshop on developing a national standard for the CyberSecure Canada Program.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are often vulnerable to cyber-attacks and lack the resources, technical expertise and knowledge to implement cyber security regimes. Help shape a national standard for Canada’s CyberSecure Program and the tools needed to build SME cyber resilience.  Please join our upcoming webinar to help shape this work.   When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 …

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CIO Strategy Council and the Information Technology Association of Canada Announce Strategic Partnership to Scale Responsible Technology and Business Growth in Canada

OTTAWA – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) to advance responsible technology and scale-up national business growth.   “Technological disruption, artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, complex robotics, innovation and the skills revolution are no longer simply buzzwords for the 21st century – …

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A Partnership for Smart City Digital Public Infrastructure

OTTAWA – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Open City Network (OCN) to advance Canada’s digital public infrastructure. “The evolving technology landscape has transformed the way in which data can be accessed, used and monetized in our cities” said Keith Jansa, Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council. “This raises questions …

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Forging a new path to access highly qualified artificial intelligence and big data professionals

TORONTO – Today, the CIO Strategy Council struck a new technical committee to develop standards for the qualification of artificial intelligence and big data personnel following its Standards Policy Committee’s most recent meeting on June 5th, 2019. “Our rapidly shifting, global economy – one that is increasingly leveraging big data and artificial intelligence- requires skills …

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