Vancouver, BC CIO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CIOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Vancouver, BC CIO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Vancouver, BC CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.


Rob Davidson

Pacific Blue Cross

David Royer

Best Buy Canada
Director, Enterprise Risk and Compliance

Greg Sieg


Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy
Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity


Darin Bains

Methanex Corp
Vice President Information Technology

Mark Basco

Adentra Group

Stuart Bourhill

First Nations Health Authority
Chief Information Officer

Alex Buhler

Chief Technology Officer

Jennifer Burns

University of British Columbia
Associate VP & CIO

Jim Chan

The Credit Counselling Society
Director of Information Technology

Bob Clark

Anthem Properties Group
Senior Vice President, Information Services

Gary Eastwood

Chief Information & Technology Officer

David Evans

Best Buy Canada
Chief Technology Officer

Kelly Gilchrist

British Columbia Auto Association
VP and Chief Technology & Transformation Officer

Hanif Jessani

Taiga Building Products
Head of IT

Sam Jiwani

Odlum Brown

Steve Johnstone

Northland Properties
VP Information Technology & CIO

Paul King

West Fraser
Chief Information Officer

Mike Klein

BC Housing
Vice President, Information Management & Technology

Stephen Lamb

University of British Columbia
Deputy Chief Information Officer

Shawn Ling

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Steve Little

Lundin Mining
Vice President, Technology and Innovation

Gregor McWalter

Fraser Health Authority
Chief Information Officer

Gary Munro

Chief Information Officer- Transition Services

Martin Palacios

Paper Excellence
Chief Information And Security Officer

Michel Parent

Doman Building Materials
Director, IT

Greg Paulsen

Cascade Aerospace
Senior Director, IT & Strategy

Kurt Pregler


Francois Robinson

National Director, IT

Chris Sepp

Sunrise Farms
VP, Business Systems

Clay Stooshnoff

FortisBC Energy
Director, IS Applications & Delivery Services

Jories Timmers

Director, IT & Cybersecurity

Dmitry Tyan

Chief Architect (IT)

Shari Wallace

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Joe Wong

Concert Properties
Vice President, Information Systems & Technology

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today.

  1. Amplifying Value Through Digital Ecosystems
  2. Strengthening Cyber Risk's Role as a Driver for Enterprise Decision Making
  3. Accelerating Growth with Agility & Innovation

Upcoming Programs


November 7, 2023 | 1 day

Vancouver, BC CIO Executive Summit

The Westin Bayshore

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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April 2024 | an evening

Vancouver, BC CIO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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