Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada

Alex Benay

Alex Benay was appointed the Chief Information Officer of Canada, effective .

Prior to this appointment, Alex was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation since .

From 2011 to 2014, Alex 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.

Alex has a B.A. in History from the University of Ottawa and a master’s degree in History. He was recently named to Apolitical’s international list of the 100 most influential people in digital government. He is also the author of Canadian Failures, an anthology of essays from prominent Canadians openly talking about failure, and Government Digital, an in-depth look at how modern governments are tackling digital change.

Alex Benay
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