Alex Benay

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Chief Information Officer, Government of Canada

Alex Benay was appointed the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, effective April 3, 2017.

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, 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.


AI and the Public Service | Tuesday, October 2 at 3:45 PM 

Without question, artificial intelligence will change the way the public sector delivers services to its citizens. What this change will look like and how soon it will come to pass is yet to be seen. Join Alex Benay, Chief Information Officer of Canada for an exploration of issues related to AI applications in the public sector – from privacy and data sovereignty, ethical standards for automated decision making and the future of work.