CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) Membership Up 60%

TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - According to the CIO Association of Canada's national president Andrew Dillane, (Group CIO at Randstad Canada) reporting at the February 9th annual general meeting, membership in the CIO Association jumped 60% between July 2008 and January 2010.

"With 200 members in 4 chapters, CIOCAN is developing a substantial voice in the realm of executive leadership. With so many outcomes and so many dollars in business and industry today hinging on the decisions of CIOs, IT leaders from across the country are signing up to take advantage of what CIOCAN offers in executive peer networking and professional development opportunities to help them with those decisions. CIOs also value the influence that CIOCAN is developing with business and industry groups. Through CIOCAN advocacy work CIOs can collectively contribute to policy at key government and industry decision tables on issues that concern the entire CIO profession."

"Our internal surveys reveal that what members value most is the senior executive focus of CIOCAN's peer network. We also see growing appreciation for our professional development events - both live and via teleconference - attendance has more than doubled for some events, and ratings are high."

Accoring to CIOCAN Marketing Committee Chair Susan Doniz (CIO, Procter & Gamble Canada), "Our members see CIOCAN as the way to connect with their peers and influence agendas."

The CIO Association is the premier group representing the CIO profession in Canada. It is a non-profit entity, providing professional development, sharing of best practices, networking opportunities, and advocacy on issues affecting the IT industry.


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