Calgary CIO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CIOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

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.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Ross Ballendine

Trimac Transportation
Vice President Information Technology

Jan Bradley

City of Calgary
Chief Information Technology Officer

Shaun Guthrie

Peavey Industries
SVP Peavey Technology & eCommerce

Kelly Hill

Keyera Corp
Vice President, Information Technology

Jason Hinchliff

Cenovus Energy Inc.
CDIO, Vice President Data & IT

Catherine Mendonsa

CISO, Director Information Systems Security & Enterprise Architecture

Olivera Zatezalo

Suncor Energy
GM, Cyber Security & Privacy

Governing Body Members

Mike Ackroyd

SCM Insurance Services

Michael Barr

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Rick Begg

Bird Construction
Chief Information Officer

Neil Bradbury

Bantrel Co.
Head of Technology, Information Systems

David Brunetta

North American Construction Group
Director, Finance and Information Technology

Mark Bryant

PCL Construction

Alwyn Christian

Alberta Teachers Retirement Fund

Peter Collins

MEG Energy Corp.
Director, Information Technology

Andy Enskat

SMS Equipment
Vice President, Information Technology

Mark Leach

Cameco Corporation
VP Business Technology Services

Joe MacKinnon

Secure Energy Services
Director Of Information Technology

Robert Martin

Champion Petfoods
Vice President Information Technology

Howard Plato

Strathcona Resources
Manager, Information Systems

Trevor Poffenroth

University of Calgary
Chief Information Officer

Steve Reece

Vermilion Energy, Inc.
CIO / Director of IT & IS

Paul Selway

Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Scott Walker

Colas Canada
Mgr. IT

Craig Wilson

Apex Utilities
Director Information Technology

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

  1. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation
  2. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  3. Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

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