TECHNATION Prairies CIO Briefing

TECHNATION works with CIO leaders from across Canada at all levels of the public sector.  For our next CIO briefing, we will be bringing forward-thinking leaders from the prairie provinces to discuss critical issues and to identify digital acceleration opportunities for government services (including ongoing Covid recovery and response).  

This curated dialogue will create an open and transparent value exchange between industry and government; increased awareness of current challenges and opportunities; and identify opportunities for innovative, citizen-centric digital solutions and collaboration, partnership, and co-creation.

Confirmed Speakers
Penny Rae, CIO, Alberta Health Services

Steve McMahon, Chief Operating Officer,
InnoTech Alberta

Kim Wieringa, Assistant Deputy Minister,
Health Information Systems, Alberta Health


May 12, 2022   |  10:00-11:15 am MDT  |  12 noon – 1:15 pm EDT

VIP Sponsor Reception will follow with speakers

TECHNATION Members $25 | Non-members $50



Penny Rae, CIO, Alberta Health Services

Over the last eight plus years, Penny Rae has been leading the Information Technology department at Alberta Health Services (AHS), as the Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Prior to that role, she was the Senior Vice President Capital Management, responsible for the physical infrastructure that supports Alberta’s health care system.  Also a professional engineer, Penny has held senior leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.  She has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations, auditing, negotiations, consulting, and staff management.

In 2018 she received national recognition from Digital Health Canada as one of the top Women Leaders in Digital Health. Currently, Penny is part of a triad team leading the implementation of Alberta’s Clinical Information System, Connect Care, which will be completed in the fall of 2024.

Penny is a firm believer in living life to its fullest, upholding a balanced lifestyle, keeping active and maintaining a passion for working collaboratively and transparently on common goals.  She is married with two children, has many personal interests, and loves to travel to warm destinations full of sand, sun and water.


Steve McMahon, Chief Operating Officer, InnoTech Alberta

Steve McMahon is the Chief Operating Officer at InnoTech Alberta, a member of the Alberta Innovates senior management team, and reports directly to the CEO of Alberta Innovates. He has a proven track record of developing and implementing novel and innovative solutions leveraging technology across multiple vertical industries in both private and public sectors. Specifically, Steve applies his engineering and technical backgrounds, combined with his personable, pragmatic and collaborative communications approach to drive industry solutions that meet the needs of multiple stakeholders, multiple organizations, and enterprises. Steve is often described as “a voice of reason” as well as “a visionary who has a knack for simplifying complex problems and scenario’s in a language that all stakeholders can understand”.  The culmination of these traits allows Steve the ability to work with each stakeholder to define and realize the benefits of complex integrated problems and solutions.



Kim Wieringa, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer, Alberta Health

Kim Wieringa has led the Health Information Systems Division as an Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer for Alberta Health for the last 6 years.  This is Kim’s second term in Health having previously spent 9 years in two other divisions.  Kim has also held positions in 2 other ministries, and in the municipal and banking environments. 

As an executive leader overseeing a diverse portfolio, Kim’s strengths include leading teams though change, policy and program design, strategy development, garnering information technology, project management, and complex stakeholder relations.




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