Corinne Charette, the federal government’s Chief Information Officer, and Brenda Hoffman, TMX Group’s Chief Information Officer, were recognized by their peers and the information and communications technology industry November 12 for their achievements as the country’s top CIO’s.
Ms. Charette and Ms. Hoffman were presented ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Awards at Toronto gala in recognition of their business and technological vision, entrepreneurship, and capacity to drive enterprise transformation.
“CIO’s are often the unsung heroes of the boardroom. They do extraordinary work that drives innovation and support the bottom line, but they rarely find their way into the spotlight,” says Karna Gupta, President the CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) “The two winners in this inaugural competition have earned the respect of their colleagues and the industry.”
Public Sector Winner:
As the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, Corinne Charette works in the national spotlight. A collaborative and visionary trailblazer, she is responsible for leading policy development and enablement, management oversight and community capacity development for all of the government’s technology and information management needs. Since her appointment in May 2009 she has led the organization through a period of tremendous flux, working through government transformation pressures, reduced budgets and workplace volatility.
Private Sector Winner:
As TMX Group’s Chief Information Officer, Brenda Hoffman leads a team of 500 professionals who build and operate the technology for Canada’s leading marketplaces and provide a range of capital markets services. Ms. Hoffman has overseen the design, development and delivery of TMX application products and services, including TMX Group’s new proprietary platform TMX Quantum XA, the fastest trading engine in the world. This achievement has helped to place TMX in the forefront of the highly competitive business of electronic exchanges.
Fawn Annan, President and Group Publisher of CanadianCIO shared her thoughts; “These two Awards embody significant achievements by the inaugural inductees, allowing all partners (ITAC, CIOCAN & ITWC) of the Ingenious Program alongside the full complement of the ICT industry to celebrate Canadian innovation enabled by technology.”
“We are absolutely delighted to partner with both ITAC and CanadianCIO to recognize the achievement of excellence by so many Canadian CIOs,” says Gary Davenport, President of the CIO Association of Canada. “This year’s award winners are great examples of successful transformational leadership and are very deserving of this recognition.”
The CanadianCIO of the Year Award is sponsored by ITAC, along with its partners CanadianCIO Magazine and the CIO Association of Canada.