CIO's Future of Digital Innovation Summit & Awards Canada

November 15-16, 2023

Last year, we introduced the inaugural CIO Awards for Canada and presented them at CIO’s Future of Digital Innovation Summit & Awards Canada in November 2022. The two-day summit on digital leadership included several CIOs sessions and concluded with a double awards ceremony, unveiling the 2022 Ingenious Awards winners, followed by a celebration of all of our CIO Awards Canada winners.

Several of CIO Awards Canada winners were featured during the summit, including the Region of Durham, Electrical Safety Authority, United Way Greater Toronto, CIBC and the Office of the Chief Coroner.

This year, join us virtually on November 15 as we explore best practices in digital innovation further, then celebrate a new group of award winning innovative projects from Canadian organizations at our in-person CIO Awards Canada gala on November 16. You’ll see how Canadian organizations are thriving with technology innovation, and you’ll meet executives and leaders from across multiple industries, whose collective experience won’t be found anywhere else.

Nominations are now closed!


What’s in it for you?

  • Canadian case studies, best practices & perspectives
  • 360º view into the Digital Leadership Paradigm and the future of digital innovation
  • Community building Opportunities with peers, award-winners, industry experts and partners

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  • Valuable lessons learned by world-class CIOs on creating transformative digital products and services.
  • Strategies to create a culture of digital innovation across organizations.
  • How CIOs are innovating to create new services and experiences with speed and scale.
  • Latest trends on communication and collaboration tools.

Lee-Anne McAlear

Program Director, The Centre of Excellence in Innovation Management
York University

Shaifa Kanji

Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Digital Officer of DTSS
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Kalyan Chakravarthy

Chief Information Officer
The Regional Municipality of Durham

Kyla Lougheed

Digital Transformation Lead and Director of Operations, Analytics & PMO
United Way Greater Toronto

Kelley Irwin

Chief Information Officer
Electrical Safety Authority

Gina Skagos

Executive Officer
Solicitor General – Office of the Chief Coroner

Jillian Moffatt

Chief Technology Officer
McCain Foods Limited

Richard Jardim

Executive Vice-President & CIO

Sandra Parker

Provincial Nurse Manager
Solicitor General – Office of the Chief Coroner

Caroline Morissette

Vice-President of Digital & Data
McCain Foods Limited

Bradley Fedosoff

Senior Vice-President – Architecture, Data & Analytics

Prateeksha Oza

Director, Global Digital Supply Chain
McCain Foods Limited

Carlos Valencia

Director, Global Data Services and Platforms
McCain Foods Limited

Sandra Castaneda

Director, Integrated Supply Chain Technology Portfolio
McCain Foods Limited

Mike Loncar

Vice-President Services, SW and Consumption
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Canada

Pamela Pelletier

Country Leader & Managing Director
Dell Technologies Canada

Melanie Gilbert

Partner Federal Government Practice
IBM Canada

Chris Barry

Microsoft Canada

Sabina Schneider

Chief Solutions Officer - North America

Patrick Antoine

Senior Managing Director

Aruna Ravichandran

SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Webex by Cisco

Chantal Rivard

Senior Director, S/4HANA Center of Excellence

Justin Fier

Director of Threat Intelligence and Analytics

Angela Mondou

President & CEO

Lars Goransson

Managing Director, IDC Canada & LATAM
IDC Canada

Nancy Gohring

Research Director, Future of Digital Innovation

Megha Kumar

Research Vice President, Software and Cloud Services
IDC Canada

Anne McCrory

Group Vice President, Customer Experience & Operations, Events
Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

Charles Pelton

Contributing Editor
CIO, CSO, Network World, Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

Michael Hainsworth

Contributing Editor
IDC & CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications Inc.

Sponsor the CIO’s Future of Digital Innovation & Awards Canada so your organization can get on the stage and converse with CIOs, CISO’s CTOs, IT decision makers and technology leaders from a variety of Canadian companies.

November 15-16, 2023