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Paul Girard (he/him)

Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Government of Canada

Paul is a recognized leader known for his ability to transform IMIT organizations into highly effective and efficient delivery partners. He joined Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat as the Executive Director and Chief Information Officer in 2010. Since then he has built a highly responsive IT IM organization that consistently delivers results by ensuring the strategies of his organization align with those of business. Paul is known for challenging the norm and constantly looking to improve the operations and delivery capabilities of any organization he leads.

Prior to joining Treasury Board, Paul was the CIO at General Dynamics Canada, the largest Defence contractor in Canada where he led a large IT organization. His major contributions included the implementation of an organization wide implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning system that drastically transformed and integrated many of the business processes across the organization.

Paul's career also included 19 years at Nortel Networks in various capacities, with his final position as the Director of the eSelling organization where he led the implementation of a product ordering system for all of the large Nortel customers that enabled them to configure, price and order complex networking gear over the internet.

Paul has a proven track record that takes any organization and reinvents it into a high performing customer focused delivery business.


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