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The latest thinking and news from the CIO Strategy Council.

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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Work Begins on Standardizing Key Terms in Health Data and Digital Governance

Words matter, particularly in emerging digital fields where the meanings of terms have yet to be settled. Instead of collaboration, confusion can reign when stakeholders can interpret the same text differently. To mitigate this risk, the CIO Strategy Council’s Standards Policy Committee has given the green light to the creation of two new lexicons. These

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