The CIO Association of Canada announces new Ontario Chapter President

    TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - The CIO Association of Canada announced today
that John Cannon will step down from his position as President of the CIO
Association Ontario Chapter, effective August 28, 2009.
    Andrew Dillane, commended Cannon's leadership, dedication, vision, and
many contributions: "During his tenure on the Board of Directors and as
President of the Ontario Chapter, John has done an outstanding job
representing not just the Association but more importantly, the CIO
profession." John's leadership has resulted in outstanding growth in both
Chapter membership and CIO participation. Under John's stewardship, the
chapter hosted numerous networking events to the benefit of CIO members,
including two annual "CIO Peer Forum" conferences that attracted more than 300
participants. Cannon is also a frequent speaker and panel participant helping
to educate students and young professionals on the merits of careers in IT. In
April 2009, John was the cover story for CIO Canada magazine which profiled
and celebrated his impact as CIO of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
    Cannon, a 31 year veteran of the TTC, has held numerous positions of
increasing responsibility, and in June 2001 was named CIO. As CIO of the TTC,
Cannon has been responsible for managing the strategic use of information
technology as well as the day-to-day technology operations for the entire
organization. This includes leading several high profile and transformational
initiatives that are considered integral to the TTC and its millions of
    With John Cannon's departure, Kelvin Cantafio assumes the role of
President, CIO Association of Canada Ontario Chapter. Kelvin brings a wealth
of knowledge and leadership strength to the position. In addition, Kelvin has
served on the Ontario Chapter Board of Directors, making the transition to
Chapter President more seamless.
    Dillane welcomes Kelvin to the team: "With over 20 years of senior-level
national and international experience in IT leadership, including 13 years as
Chief Information Officer in a Global organization, Kelvin has the experience
and expertise to continue to move the association forward." Kelvin is also a
visiting Scholar at the University of Waterloo, and Vice-Chair of NetHope
(, an information technology consortium of 27 leading
international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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