Chief Information & Technology Officer
Canadian Tire Corporation
Rex Lee, the Chief Information & Technology Officer (CITO) at Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), takes accountability for all aspects of technology, including strategy, architecture, development, operations, and cybersecurity across the CTC family of companies.
Rex played an essential role in the technology transformation at CTC, collaborating across the organization and with global technology partners. Since joining in 2012, he has critically contributed to digital transformation, implementing Agile operating models, modernizing technology, formulating cloud strategy & operations, enhancing cybersecurity, designing enterprise architecture, and establishing technical platforms for advanced analytics & artificial intelligence.
He passionately strives to advance the value of technology continuously, and his innovative approaches have gained recognition in various publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, and the bestselling book Groundswell. He serves as a member of various advisory boards and chairs the Digital Committee of Canada’s largest national cancer charity, The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), where he also holds a position on the board of directors. With over 25 years of technology experience, including holding senior technology roles in telecommunications and high-tech industries, Rex has consistently demonstrated his ability to unlock value through technology.
Rex Lee earned an MBA in Marketing and Technology Management from McMaster University, and he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario. In 2022, Rex received the Private Sector CIO of the Year award on behalf of IT World Canada (ITWC), Canadian CIO, and the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) for his crucial leadership in guiding CTC’s digital transformation.