CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) joins i-Canada to Help Drive Innovation; Spokesperson to do SUMMIT speech
September 21, 2012

i-CANADA SUMMIT: A Canada for the 21st Century
Sunday, October 21, 2012
SAT Multi-Media Centre, 1201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent,
Montreal QC

CIO Association President Gary Davenport says "As the voice of CIOs in Canada, CIOCAN is proud to bring our influence and expertise to bear on this vital program for the benefit of Canadian communities – the crucibles of Canada’s economic future. We're working with i-Canada to line up events across the country that will feature "success stories", and will create forums for thought and action leadership in innovation."

CATA and the i-Canada Alliance are pleased to announce that the CIO Association of Canada has joined us in our quest to help create intelligent communities across Canada. Barry Gander , Executive Director of i-Canada says “We know that while technology provides opportunities, leaders deliver the benefits. CIOCAN, a well-organized, well-connected group of senior IT executives, now with chapters in five major centers, will be a key player in bringing together leaders from all industries, in various levels of government, and from our universities and colleges. When we have mayors, economic councils, and the CIO Association’s network of leaders joining forces to create intelligent communities, we can really get some traction in driving Canadian innovation and productivity.

The CIO Association of Canada will be recognized on October 21 at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation, part of the i-Canada Innovation Summit in Montreal.

Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie, founding president and current board member of the CIO Association of Canada, and current president of CanWIT (Canadian Women in Technology) will also be recognized.