David is the CIO for the City of Edmonton, accountable for all aspects of IT operations, planning and delivery for this City of more than 870,000.
A Chief Information Officer for more than 16 years, his previous roles include CIO for North American Construction Group where he was responsible for IT, facility management, AR/AP and Payroll and CIO for the Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta where he undertook a major IT turnaround reducing operational costs by 20% while simultaneously increasing IT customer satisfaction from 48% to 93%.
His interest in computers began when he was 14, working on an IBM 1500 at the University of Alberta. David has continued to pursue his passion for IT since then and with more than 40 years experience in information technology, David has a wide variety of experience in both the management and technical aspects of IT. He currently sits on the Board for the Edmonton section of the Canadian CIO Association of Canada4, is a past president of the Canadian Information Processing Society5 (CIPS) - Edmonton and a former member of the CIPS National Executive Board. David earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Alberta.