OTTAWA, ON (September 30, 2019) – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) to advance responsible technology and scale-up national business growth.
“Technological disruption, artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, complex robotics, innovation and the skills revolution are no longer simply buzzwords for the 21st century – they are fundamentally changing societies” said Keith Jansa, Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council. “The CIO Strategy Council is proud to be working in partnership with ITAC to forge new paths to scale Canadian innovation and skills development.”
“The current Canadian headlines say it all; Canada has so much work to do to drive the aggressive growth of our tech scale-ups, along with establishing a tech ecosystem of trust in our nation,” added Angela Mondou, president and CEO, ITAC. “We are running out of time. No single entity can take on this battle alone. This partnership between ITAC and the CIO Strategy Council will address the many issues and barriers impacting Canada’s tech growth, with an action-oriented focus on enabling our scale-ups and on driving a responsible technology environment where protection of our data is arguably the biggest challenge of our time. We are excited about this partnership that brings together great technology and government leaders across Canada, and the change we will make together.”
This partnership aims to advance knowledge, expertise and collaboration among public and private sector CIOs and technology leaders across all sectors of the economy. By working together, the Council and ITAC will drive the creation of intellectual capital to advance digital innovation through the identification and delivery of collaborative standards projects, use cases, pilots, and proofs of concepts.