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

CIO Strategy Council and Electro-Federation Canada Join Forces to Improve the Cybersecurity & Competitiveness of Canada’s Manufacturing Sector

TORONTO, April 29, 2020 – The CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) and Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) today announced a new partnership to support Canada’s electro-technical sector in the quest to digitize, standardize and improve cybersecurity. Through this partnership, EFC and CIOSC will support the advancement of the electro-technical sector’s transition to Industry 4.0. by collaborating on the...

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Opening Remarks during April 8th Council Meeting from the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government

To support CIOs across the country, the April 8th Council meeting was held online to provide the latest information on what technology leaders are doing to better understand and respond to the changing business environments of their operations and technologies amid COVID-19, and welcomed the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government. April 8, 2020 –...

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Read the latest from CIO Strategy Council Executive Director, Keith Jansa, on how Canada can end the false sense of digital security featured in IT World Canada

“The wealth creation potential of digitalization has no limits or boundaries. The economic activities related to the billions of online transactions that occur every day are a testament to Canada’s growing digital economy. Clearly, this trend indicates the existence of almost incomprehensible amounts of personal and private data online. Sadly though, citizens and businesses alike...

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CALLING ALL CIOs: CIO leadership in a time of crisis – business continuity and emergency planning in the age of COVID-19

Growing concerns over COVID-19 has many CIOs responding with proactive measures to support business continuity. Hear the latest on what organizational leaders are doing to better understand and respond to the changing business environments of their operations and technologies. Hosted by the CIO Strategy Council in partnership with the Council of Canadian Innovators and moderated...

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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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