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Alex Benay (he/him)

Chief Information Officer, Government of Canada

Alex Benay currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada. Prior to this appointment, Alex was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation since July 2014. From 2011 to 2014, he was Vice-President of Government Affairs and Business Development at OpenText. He has played a leadership role in Canada’s digital industry, as well as in promoting the global shift to digital in organizations such as the G20, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Olympics. Before joining OpenText, Alex managed various teams and programs at the Canadian International Development Agency, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Library and Archives Canada.


Failure and culture

November 3, 2017  5:25 PM – 6:05 PM
Panel moderator Christina Tessier and panelists Alex Benay, Andy Nulman and Nausheen Sadiq will discuss why it is important that Canada, and Canadians, must be willing to learn from failure if we hope to succeed. See more.

Canada's digital future

November 3, 2017  7:25 PM – 7:45 PM
Alex’s keynote address will discuss the ways in which the public sector must strive to engage with citizens in a way that is open and digital by default first. See more.

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