Vancouver, BC CIO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Vancouver, BC 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. Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise
  2. Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value
  3. Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Vancouver, BC CIO Governing Body

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


Dave Cummings

Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Rob Labbé

Director, Information Security

Kalev Ruberg

VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer

Greg Sieg


Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy
Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity


Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie

Simon Fraser University
Founding President & Board Member-CIO Association

Anuj Anand

Vice President (Global), Technology Services and Solutions

Michael Artley

HSBC Canada

Darin Bains

Methanex Corp
Vice President Information Technology

Dr. Alma Barranco-Mendoza

Canadian Space Society

Nancy Blair


Stuart Bourhill

First Nations Health Authority
Vice President IMIT & Chief Information Officer

Alex Buhler

Chief Technology Officer

Jennifer Burns

University of British Columbia

Jim Chan

The Canadian Fishing Company Limited
Director of Information Technology

Catherine Chick

City of Vancouver
Chief Technology Officer

Mussawar Choudhry

Panago Pizza
Director, Information Technology

Bob Clark

Anthem Properties Group

Patrick Davis

Vice President & CIO

Ian Donaldson

Government of British Columbia
Service Management Director at Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government

Gary Eastwood

Chief Information & Technology Officer

Michelle Evans

FortisBC Energy
Director, Information Systems

David Evans

Best Buy Canada
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Kelly Gilchrist

British Columbia Auto Association
Chief Technology & Transformation Officer

Cavin Green

Rocky Mountaineer
Vice President, Information Technology & Digital Transformation

Roy Hart

British Columbia Institute of Technology
Chief Information Officer

Silviu Hinta

Expedia Group
Senior Director, Technology

Bryce Hollweg

Aquilini Group
VP, Managing Director

Hanif Jessani

Taiga Building Products
Head of IT

Jerry Jim

Central 1 Credit Union
VP, Information Technology

Sam Jiwani

Odlum Brown
VP, Business & Technology Solutions

Steve Johnstone

Northland Properties
VP Information Technology & CIO

Paul King

West Fraser Timber
Chief Information Officer

Mike Klein

BC Housing

Roberta Kowalishin

Chief Information & Technology Officer

Hakan Kutluay

Eldorado Gold

Stephen Lamb

University of British Columbia
Deputy Chief Information Officer

Dianne Lapierre

Chief Information Officer

Shawn Ling

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Steve Little

Seaspan Corporation
Vice President Business Technology Solutions

Wency Lum

University of Victoria

Marianne Marck

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Dave Marecek

BC Pension Corporation
VP, Transformation & Information Services

Gregor McWalter

Fraser Health Authority
Chief Information Officer

Kip Morison

BC Hydro

Gary Munro

City of North Vancouver
CIO & Manager, Information Technology

Michel Parent

CanWel Building Materials
Director, IT

Greg Paulsen

Cascade Aerospace
Director, Information Technology

Kurt Pregler


Francois Robinson

National Director, IT

Christoph Jan Sepp

Seaspan Corporation
VP of Information Technology

Sean Simpson

City of Surrey
Director, IT

Mihai Strusievici

Colliers International
Vice President Information Technology, Global

Jennifer Strutt

Neticin Technology Health
Senior Director, Technology

David Thomas

SSR Mining Inc.
Director, Information Technology

Jories Timmers

Director, IT & CIO

Carol Vorster


Shari Wallace


Christina Wolf

British Columbia Securities Commission
Chief Economist, Acting CIO

Joe Wong

Concert Properties
Vice President, Information Systems & Technology

Nancy Wong

CHC Helicopter
IT Director

Risa Zaleski

Senior Director, Technology

Leo de Sousa

City of Vancouver
Deputy Chief Information Officer

Upcoming Events

In-person Programs

December 7, 2021

Vancouver, BC CIO Executive Summit

Fairmont Waterfront

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

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Virtual Programs

June 3, 2021

Vancouver, BC CIO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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October 7, 2021

Global CIO Virtual Executive Summit

A virtual gathering for CIOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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