The congratulations got here quick and livid in late April with the information that Andrew Dillane had been chosen to obtain the 2021 President’s Award from the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN).
For Dillane and different recipients of this 12 months’s prestigious Impact Awards, it’s a much-deserved recognition for devoted CIOCAN membership and galvanizing service.
“This is a tremendous honour,” stated Dillane, president and chief product officer for Curasion Inc. “As a past president of CIOCAN, it’s fantastic to see such amazing growth and value. Every technology leader across Canada should be a member.”
A confirmed chief with operational expertise starting from startups to massive world organizations, Dillane is considered one of eight CIOCAN Impact Award recipients for 2021. In addition to the President’s Award he obtained, CIOCAN was happy to honour the next people:
- Jories Timmers, IT Director, Powerex: Lifetime Achievement Award
A extremely revered board member, Jories Timmers has been a devoted member of CIOCAN since 2006 and is without doubt one of the founding members of the Vancouver Chapter of the CIO Association.
- Ron Murch, Senior Instructor Emeritus, Haskayne School of Business on the University of Calgary: Mentor of the Year Award
A real chief and trainer, Ron Murch has made a significant influence by generously sharing his time and expertise with others.
- Yves Boucher, Executive Director of IT Service Management, Transport Canada: Crisis Leadership Award
When COVID-19 pressured Transport Canada to shift all 6,000 staff to earn a living from home, Yves Boucher put collectively a disaster crew that ensured the well being and security of employees and saved operations up and working.
- Catherine Mendonsa, CISO, Director of Information Systems Security & Enterprise Architecture, Finning International Inc.: CISO Award
Despite a demanding position inside her group, Catherine Mendonsa established three net-new safety applications for big organizations, introducing a brand new tradition of safety consciousness.
- Hilary Sinclair, Senior Director, IS Transformation, Ledcor: CIOCAN Member of the Year Award
An up-and-coming chief, Hilary Sinclair, provides a priceless perspective to the Vancouver Chapter, attracting different younger leaders and making a concerted effort to attach with new members.
- Andrew Masterson, IT Manager, NuVista Energy: CIOCAN Member of the Year Award
Andrew Masterson’s actions on the weekly digital networking occasion, Calgary Connect, show the worth of CIOCAN membership. An engaged member, he ensures current and potential members obtain value-added advantages.
- Kyoko Kobayashi, Managing Partner, CIOs Beyond Borders Group: CIOCAN Member of the Year Award
Kyoko Kobayashi’s devoted management and mentorship within the Toronto Chapter have a constructive influence on the Association’s targets.
For Phil Johnston, CIOCAN President and Chief Information Officer for the National Research Council, this 12 months’s excessive variety of nominees and contributors exemplifies the respect members of the CIO group have for one another.
“I’d like to congratulate this year’s recipients,” he stated. “The Impact Awards program is a way of profiling exceptional leadership in digital transformation. Boosting performance, connecting, and making an impact for the CIO profession is what drives our members.”