ITAC announces CanadianCIO of the Year and ITAC Ingenious Awards finalists

MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 23, 2019) – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce the jury-selected finalists for the 2019 ITAC Ingenious Awards and the ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Awards. These awards programs were created as a way to recognize Canadian talent and initiatives designed to improve performance, introduce new services, solve programs, and grow businesses through the use of technology.

The ITAC Ingenious Awards finalists, together with the finalists for the ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Awards program, will be judged by a second panel made up of senior CIOs and CEOs, including a representative from the CIO Association of Canada, who will select the final winners in each category. Winners will be announced on November 27, 2019, during the ITAC Ingenious Awards Gala at the Omni King Edward Hotel, in Toronto, ON.

2019 ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Finalists


  • Alex Benay, Former CIO of Canada
  • Annette Butikofer, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Dana Sanderson, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Helen Wetherley Knight, Calgary Drop-In Centre
  • Johanne Duhaime, Hydro-Quebec
  • Julie Leese, Transport Canada
  • Sylvain Chalut, Bank of Canada
  • Wendy Gnenz, City of Edmonton


  • Alan Fong, Fleet Complete
  • Darryl Vleeming, Aurora Cannabis
  • Mark Bryant, PCL Constructors
  • Peter Sweers, Interac
  • Peyman Parsi, TMX Group

2019 ITAC Ingenious Awards Finalists


  • PCL’s Hazard Inspection App: Eliminating Job Site Hazards with Artificial Intelligence
  • PCL: Building Smarter with Job Site Insights


  • Ministry of Government & Consumer Services, Infrastructure Technology Services, ON Public Service – TechLounge: A Positive End-User Experience Transformation
  • Humber River Hospital – iPlan


  • Active Exhaust – Shop Floor Control Solution


  • MetaOptima Technology – DermEngine: Future for Intelligent Skin Cancer Diagnostics
  • Daisy Intelligence A.I. Solutions


  • CAA Club Group – Geo-Temporal Generation 2
  • eHealth Centre of Excellence – Virtual Visits: Delivering Primary Care through Innovation
  • Oakville Enterprises – Grid Intelligence


  • Highmark Interactive
  • Novation Solutions o/a Dealmaker

Our Partners

ITAC is proud to partner with the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) on both the Ingenious Awards Program and ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Awards. CIOCAN together with ITWCpartner to recognize individuals making extraordinary contributions to the evolution of technology in Canada in their capacity as CIO’s in both the public and private sector for the ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Awards.

About CIO Association of Canada

The CIO Association of Canada is a not-for-profit community of CIOs, CISOs and IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to collaborate on issues facing CIOs/CISOs/IT Executives.

CIO Association of Canada

About ITAC

As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally.


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