Fireside Chat with Catherine Luelo, CIO of Canada

October 19, 2022 | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. ET | In-Person Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa, ON

On August 5th of this year the federal government launched its Digital Ambition 2022: “a clear, long-term strategic vision for the Government of Canada to advance digital service delivery, cyber security, talent recruitment, and privacy”.

Catherine Luelo, CIO of Canada, states that achieving the priorities laid out in the document will result in:

A government that is enabled to be more open and more collaborative and that provides improved “digital- first,” user-centred and barrier-free services and programs to Canadians.”

The document goes on further, under Digital Government, to say:

The GC is an open and service-oriented organization that operates and delivers programs and services to people and businesses in simple, modern and effective ways that are optimized for digital and available anytime, anywhere and from any device.

Digitally, the GC must operate as one to benefit the people of Canada.”

Join us as we delve into the Digital Ambition with Catherine including what she believes it will take to realize this future-end state for the Government of Canada, and how industry might co-create a digital roadmap with government to ensure it realizes its vision.

Members – regular $95.00
Non-Members –regular $195.00 (NON-MEMBER registration opens on Wednesday, Oct 12 at 9:00 am EDT)

Government – Complimentary 

Catherine Luelo is a Deputy Minister at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the Chief Information Officer of Canada. 

Prior to her appointment as CIO in July 2021, Catherine was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Air Canada, where she was responsible for the Information Technology systems that support and enable Air Canada’s global business. In this role, she additionally led innovation in the artificial intelligence space while managing the security and reliability of Air Canada’s worldwide systems in an operational landscape that substantially shifted during the global pandemic. 

From 2001-2017, Catherine held senior management and executive roles at major Canadian companies, including Enbridge Inc., WestJet Airlines Ltd., and TELUS Communications. 

Catherine holds an MBA from Athabasca University in Alberta and a BSc from the University of Alberta. 

From 2018-2021, she served on the Board of Directors for scale ai, the Montreal-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) supercluster that aspires to increase competitive advantage for Canada globally in AI . She has also served as a Board Member for Creative Destruction Labs, as well as serving as Chair for Health Canada’s Industry Advisory Roundtable on COVID-19 Testing, Screening, Tracing and Data Management. 

Catherine is a proud mother of two children and is a fierce advocate for mental health. In March 2020, she was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation and participates regularly as a panelist and speaker on Mental Health in the workplace. 




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