Calgary CIO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Calgary community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today.

  1. Investing in your people and the right technologies  
  2. Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models
  3. Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Calgary CIO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Calgary CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.


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Brian Bench

CNOOC International
CIO & Vice President – Global IT

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Steve Biswanger


Jan Bradley headshot

Jan Bradley

City of Calgary
Chief Information Technology Officer

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Shaun Guthrie

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
Senior Director Information Technology

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Kelly Hill

Keyera Corp.
Vice President, Information Technology

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Jason Hinchliff

Husky Energy
VP & Chief Information Officer

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Suzie Smibert

Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO

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Devon Smibert

Director, Cybersecurity


Ross Ballendine

Calfrac Well Services
Director, Information Technology

Michael Barr

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Greg Bratton

Secure Energy Services
Director, IT

David Brunetta

North American Construction Group
Director, Finance and Information Technology

Mark Bryant

PCL Constructors Inc.

J.J. Campbell


Peter Collins

MEG Energy Corp.
Manager, Information Technology

Andy Enskat

SMS Equipment
Vice President, Information Technology

Ryan Fernandez

Director, Information Technology

Lisa Kissick

United Farmers of Alberta Co-Operative Limited
Vice President Information Technology

Mark Leach

Cameco Corporation
VP Business Technology Services

Denise Man

ATB Financial
Chief Technology Officer

Rob Martin

Baytex Energy
Director of IT/IS

Clare McMullen

Gran Tierra Energy Inc.
Dir., IT

Howard Plato

Mgr., IS

Trevor Poffenroth

University of Calgary
Director, IT Technology Services and Operations

Steve Reece

Vermilion Energy, Inc.
Director - Information Technology & Information Services

Paul Selway


Sandeep Sharma

Enterprise Security Architect

Sarah Shortreed


David Smethurst

Hitachi Vantara
CTO Oil and Gas Americas

John Vince

Shaw Communications
Director, Business Acceleration & Performance

Scott Walker

Mgr. IT

Craig Wilson

Director Information Technology

Upcoming programs

September 23, 2020

2020 Global CIO Executive Summit

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

A three-day summit for CIOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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October 20, 2020

2020 Calgary CIO Executive Summit

The BMO Centre at Calgary Stampede

Walk away from this peer-led, one-day program with new connections and actionable insights.

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March 2021

2021 Calgary CIO Inner Circle Q1

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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