The latest thinking and news in the world of Chief Information Officers from the CIO Strategy Council.

CIO Strategy Council Spearheads the Development of a National Standard for Health Data and Information Governance

TORONTO, October 28, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, bringing economies to a standstill and stretching healthcare systems, it also presented us with many opportunities to strengthen Canada’s digital ecosystem. Notably for our Canadian health care system. Challenges that Canadian health information organizations faced in the wake of the pandemic to access safe and trusted, accurate, quality and timely health data have been debilitating. The country has...

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CIO Strategy Council and Data Collaboration Alliance Sign Partnership to Advance Data Governance Standards for The Canadian ICT Ecosystem

TORONTO, October 28, 2020 – The CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) and the Data Collaboration Alliance (DCA) today announced a partnership to advance new research and standards for data ownership and governance in Canada. Increasing focus on Data Ownership In jurisdictions throughout the World, there’s a growing awareness that data generated by private citizens, businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations has significant value, but has also raised fundamental questions about who owns...

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CIO Strategy Council and CyberNB Partner to Bolster Canada’s Cyber Readiness and Digital Resiliency

TORONTO, October 26, 2020 – Today, the CIO Strategy Council and CyberNB announced a new partnership to bolster Canada’s cyber readiness and digital resiliency. This partnership aims to advance cybersecurity knowledge, expertise and collaboration among public, private and not for profit organizations across all sectors of the economy. By working together, the Council and CyberNB will drive the creation of intellectual capital to advance cybersecurity resiliency through the...

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CIO Strategy Council Leads Development of National Standards for Privacy Compliance and Access Control Professionals

TORONTO, October 14, 2020 – Mounting calls for an overhaul to privacy and data protection regimes around the world have some countries enacting a new set of online rights for citizens, while others are embarking on needed changes.   With increasing regulatory complexities as well as increasing stakeholder and public expectations, there are continuously growing demands put upon access and privacy...

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Webcast: “Conversations with Tech Leaders shaping the Future of Canada”: Chapter #2 with Maria Churchill

In our continuous effort to improve Canada’s global competitiveness, the CIO Strategy Council is pleased to be partnering up with Deloitte Canada and launch our new monthly webcast series called “Conversations with Tech Leaders shaping the Future of Canada”.    On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST, join us for an interview with Maria Churchill, CIO of Deloitte Canada. The interview will be...

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Correction to CAN/CIOSC 100-1:2020, CAN/CIOSC 100-2:2020, CAN/CIOSC 101:2019 and CAN/CIOSC 103-1:2020

TORONTO, October 8, 2020 – The CIO Strategy Council notifies users having downloaded CAN/CIOSC 100-1:2020, CAN/CIOSC 100-2:2020, CAN/CIOSC 101:2019 and CAN/CIOSC 103-1:2020 of changes made to the conformity assessment provision in the Introduction of the French editions.  The French editions contained an error in the translation from the English editions.   Provision in English editions:  “This Standard is intended for conformity assessment.”  Original provision in French editions:  « La norme doit être utilisée aux fins de l’évaluation de la conformité. »  New provision in French editions:  « La norme est conçue pour être utilisée dans l’évaluation de la conformité. » ...

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CIO Strategy Council published digital playbook to future-proof Canada’s digital enablement

OTTAWA, October 1, 2020 – As unprecedented measures to fight COVID-19 have industries, governments and businesses adapting to new realities,  2020 also presented Canadians with an opportunity to define our new normal – as individuals, as organizations and as a country.   COVID-19 also accelerated our digital transformation. Digital capabilities are now more than ever, mission critical. And while the pandemic brought economies to a standstill and...

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The CIO Strategy Council Leads the Development of a National Standard for Responsible Contact Tracing in the Workplace

TORONTO, September 23, 2020 – Organizations around the world are faced with the need to reevaluate digital strategies to reopen workplaces safely in a post COVID-19 world. In the last couple of months, we have heard in many discussions, the rise of several themes associated with data governance and digital contact tracing. In addition to contact tracing...

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CIO Strategy Council and Deloitte Canada partner to launch new monthly webcast series geared towards Canada’s global competitiveness

In our continuous effort to improve Canada’s global competitiveness, the CIO Strategy Council is pleased to be partnering up with Deloitte Canada and launch our new monthly webcast series called “Conversations with Tech Leaders shaping the Future of Canada”.   Each week we will explore a different topic or issue of concern. This upcoming Wednesday, September 30th at 12:00 AM...

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Read latest article by Matthew MacNeil, our Director of Standards and Technology on “Canada’s new Cyber Security Program for SMOs: An inside look at the development of Canada’s National Cyber Security Standard” featured in the Cyber Business Review

Small-and-medium organizations (SMO) are vulnerable to cyber attacks. With limited IT budgets and technical resources, SMOs are prime targets for bad actors. According to Statistics Canada: 19% of small businesses and 28% of medium businesses reported a cybersecurity incident in 2017. A key contributor to this issue is the lack of comprehensive and easy-to-implement guidance...

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