Deadline To Nominate ITAC CanadianCIO Of The Year Approaching

Have you encountered a great CIO? Act now to ensure their accomplishments are recognized in the inaugural ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Award. Nominations close September 6.

Presented by ITAC, CanadianCIO and the CIO Association of Canada, the ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding CIO demonstrating the qualities of business and technological vision, entrepreneurship, a capacity to drive enterprise transformation and a measurable operational strength that delivers shareholder or stakeholder value. CIOs serving Canadian organizations and demonstrating these qualities in either the private sector, public sector or not-for-profit sectors are eligible for nomination. The award will be presented at ITAC’s Ingenious Awards Gala on November 12, 2014 in Toronto.

“CIOs frequently accomplish amazing things. But because technology is arcane for many business people, their achievements aren’t particularly well understood or properly celebrated,” said Karna Gupta, President and CEO of ITAC. “They function in modern, successful organizations delivering unheard of solutions for everything from talent management to customer service to billing integrity through the wise application of technology. This award is the ICT industry’s way of giving distinguished CIOs the recognition they so richly deserve, and creating a showcase for the achievements of Canada’s most distinguished CIOs. By celebrating excellence in their field, we believe we can underscore the increasing importance of CIOs, and technology, in all organizations.”

Anyone can nominate a CIO for this award. Information about eligibility and criteria can be found here.

A panel of judges composed of distinguished CEOs and CIOs will adjudicate from the field of nominees. Their assessment will consider the nominees’ measurable achievements, initiative, creativity, capacity for collaboration and overall impact on the organization served.