Toronto CIO Community

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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:

Programs
  • 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
Insights
  • 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
Connections
  • 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

Toronto CIO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Toronto 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

Dave Aeri


Chief Technology Officer & CIO

Mike Baxter

Kijiji
Chief Technology Officer

Cecilia Carbonelli

Haventree Bank
CIO

Roman Coba

Federated Co-op Limited (FCL)
CIO & VP Technology

Melody Wallis

Procter & Gamble Canada
Vice President - Analytics & Insights and Technology - P&G Canada

Governing Body Members

Bindhu Alvar Thiruvenkadathan

BMO
CIO

Mike Annable

Greenwin
Senior Vice President Human Resources and Information Technology

Mike Baxter

Kijiji
Chief Technology Officer

Nenad Begovic

MUFG Americas
Executive Director, Head of IT Operations

Nastaran Bisheban

YUM! Brands
Chief Technology Officer

David Chiu

Yamaha Motor Corporation
Head of Technology and Innovation, Canada

Ricardo Costa

Purolator Inc.
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Cree

Canada Cartage
CIO

Derek Cullen

Stikeman Elliott
Chief Information Officer

John Del Grande

Ecclesiastical
VP Business Solutions

Douglas Elsmore

City of Brampton
CIO

Michael Eubanks

goeasy
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Faramarz Farahani

Cast Software
CIO Advisor

Roger Favero

HomeEquity Bank
EVP, Data & Technology

Brian Gill

University Pension Plan Ontario
Chief Technology Officer

Paul Gill

MCAN Mortgage
VP, IT

Richard Godsmark

Sheridan College
AVP Informaton Technology and Chief Information Officer

Neeraj Grotra

Gildan Activewear
Global VP of Technology

Sandeep Grover

Empire Communities
Chief Technology Officer

Antoine Haroun

Peel District School Board
CIO

Anjum Iqbal

FNF Canada
Senior VP of Technology

Michael Iseyemi

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
VP IT

Sam Ishak

FCT
CIO

Michael Issaev

Patient News
Chief Technology Officer

Shane Kelly

CHISHOLM
CIO

Ashroff Khan, PMP

NORR
VP, Information Technology

Janine Leahey

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
CTIO

Kin Lee-Yow

CAA Club Group
CIO

Michael Lin

Travelers
CIO

Andreas Liris

Maple Leaf Foods
Chief Technology and Information Office

Chris Lush

Woodbine Entertainment Group
Chief Technology, Innovation & Wagering Officer

Judy Lyster

Eli Lilly Canada
Digital/IT Leader

Neil Maizen

Canadian Tire Dealers Association
EVP & CIO

Ebrahim Mansoor

Nestle
VP, Head of IT

Steve Mohammed

Canadian Tire Bank
CIO

Daniel Nickle

Magna International
VP of IT and head of the Office of the CDIO

Christopher O’Sullivan

BFL Canada
Chief Information Officer

Fariba Rawhani

Teranet
Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Glen Renton

Ricoh Canada Inc
Vice President of IT

Katia Saenko

Cadillac Fairview
SVP & CIO

Alicia Samuel

Holt Renfrew
Senior Vice President, Information Technology

Doris Simcich

AstraZeneca
Head of IT, Canada

Peter Singh

Toronto District School Board
Executive Officer, ITM Services

Maurice Tayeh

Hatch
Global Chief Information Officer

Anita Tjokroatmodjo

Weston Group of Companies
Sr. Director, IT at George Weston & Wittington Investments, Limited

Erwin Van Hout

SickKids
Chief of Technology Transformation, Project Horizon

Eric Whaley

Wolseley Canada
Chief Information Officer

Sarah Willock

Coca-Cola Canada
VP of Technology

Irene Zaguskin

PwC Canada
CIO


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

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

May 23, 2024 | 1 hour

Toronto CIO Town Hall

Generative AI Use Cases — Peer Knowledge Sharing

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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IN-PERSON

June 26, 2024 | 1 day

Toronto CIO Executive Summit

Westin Harbour Castle

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

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IN-PERSON

September 26, 2024 | an evening

Toronto CIO Inner Circle

Stratus

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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