10th Anniversary CCIO Breakfast Series

Tuesday, December 5 - 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am

David Nicholl , Corporate CIO, Treasury Board Secretariat, Ontario Government


This year marks the 10th Anniversary of ITAC successfully working together with the Ontario Government to host the twice annual Ontario CCIO Breakfast Series.

Hosted by David Nicholl, his teams work with ITAC staff and ITAC’s Ontario Public Sector Business Committee to design and implement a program that is an open and transparent value exchange designed to encourage the sharing of information, opportunities, and IT challenges and solutions between industry and government.

December 5, 2017

Carlu – 444 Yonge Street – 7th Floor, Toronto


The goal of each CCIO Breakfast is to discuss how the IT vendor community can better support government business and cultivate more effective citizen-centred service delivery.

The benefits for ITAC and its member community are extensive.  The CCIO Breakfast provides members with a forum to engage with government, hear first-hand their updates and learn about opportunities and future plans in a fair and equitable manner.   It also provides an opportunity for vendors to establish contacts with government officials whom they might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.  By attending, ITAC members are exposed to government priorities to allow them to better focus their marketing and development specific to meet the government’s current needs.


  • JOHN DIMARCO, CIO, Land and Resources Cluster
  • ROBERT DEVRIES, CIO Government Services Integration Cluster
  • DAFNA CARR, CIO Children, Youth and Social Services
  • ROSE LANGHOUT, Director, Enterprise IT Business Liaison & Operational Planning

Our CIOs will share their insights into what makes a good ICT partner, debate the issues and challenges facing Government, and answer your questions on their strategic priorities for the upcoming year. This is your chance to get your company’s questions answered by Ontario’s top officials.

If you are interested in sponsoring this or a future CCIO Breakfast, please contact Christine Leonard.





Van Binsbergen (Co-host and Emcee)
Senior Director,
Ontario Public Sector
Rogers Communications Inc.

Steve Van Binsbergen leads the Public Sector business for Rogers Communications in Ontario.  For over 25 years in the technology industry, Steve has worked to bring together innovative solutions to meet specific customer needs. He’s had a broad range of roles, including sales, marketing, brand, engineering and executive leadership.

Prior to Rogers, Steve ran his own company called Kubos Transformations, focusing on transforming go-to-market strategies for clients.  Before founding Kubos, he was Vice President, Channel Strategy & Performance at Telus; Vice President and General Manager, Computing Systems at Celestica; and held consulting roles at Accenture and Courtyard Group.

Steve has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a MBA from Queen’s University and is a Professional Engineer.


David Nicholl (Co-Host & Moderator)
Corporate Chief Information Officer
Office of the Corporate Chief Information Officer Treasury Board Secretariat

David Nicholl was appointed Corporate Chief Information Officer on November 26, 2008, with a mandate to provide corporate I+IT leadership to the Government of Ontario. Within the Treasury Board Secretariat, David is responsible for the I+IT organization, which provides the Government of Ontario with business solutions that support ministry priorities, and with strategic advice and leadership on the effective use of information and information technology.

As Corporate Chief Information Officer, David heads a community of more than 4,500 talented professionals who deliver I+IT services to the Ontario Public Service (OPS) and to the people of Ontario. This ensures the security and integrity of all systems and networks, enables the OPS to provide modern and efficient services for the public, and helps to uphold the OPS’ responsibility to protect privacy and encourage transparency.

Prior to David becoming the CCIO, he was the Corporate Chief of the government’s newly formed Infrastructure Technology Services (ITS) organization. He was responsible for leading the organization, determining its business and service delivery model, and implementing key infrastructure consolidation projects. Prior to joining ITS, David was the Chief Information Officer for the Transportation cluster.

Before moving to the public sector, David was Senior Vice-President of Global Consulting and Delivery at Oasis Technology. In this role, David was responsible for the delivery of the company’s products to new customers and for the support and training of Oasis’ clients. David also spent several years with HSBC (Bank of Bermuda) as Vice-President and Director of Information Technology, and previous to that, was with the Toronto Dominion Bank.


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