CIPS (Canadian Information Procession Society) has announced that Greg Lane, FCIPS,  took the reins as its new CEO on April 1st, 2021.

Greg will be a huge asset to CIPS with his vast industry knowledge, experience, and connections, along with his leadership, marketing, and communication talents.

Greg Lane is a Past Chair of the CIPS National Board (2008-2009) and Past CIPS National President (2003-2004). Greg was also past Chair of the IFIP IP3 (International Professional Practice Partnership), Past-Chair, Public Sector Business Committee of ITAC (now known as TECHNATION), and was on the GTEC Board of Governors. Greg is also a Fellow of the Association of Public Sector Information Technology Association (DPI). Currently Greg is a volunteer Executive in Residence with the University of Ottawa’s eHub initiative.

With over 30 years of industry experience, primarily in large, global firms, Greg Lane has proven his ability to successfully sell and lead engagements for large and small clients in both the private and public sector. One of his key strengths is his ability to communicate clearly and cogently with staff and executives and to restate complex problems in simple business terms to assist leaders in effective decision making. Greg has worked extensively with many levels of management and is consistently sought out for advice and coaching.

“Greg is an extremely welcome addition to the CIPS National team. With his impressive experience and track record, his leadership will help build CIPS’ organizational capacity and accelerate the execution of CIPS’ strategic vision.”

Derek Burt, I.S.P., ITCP, CIPS National Board Chair

He has been a key player in numerous initiatives in both private and public sectors to create multi-channel customer service strategies. His experience includes key aspects of the system development life cycle, including vision, strategy, planning, risk management, delivery, and governance. Greg’s work has focused on developing organizational support through relationships to deliver superior solution development and implementation.

Throughout his career Greg has used his problem-solving capabilities to help clients build unique private and public sector solutions for challenging problems both technical and operational. He has held numerous senior leadership roles in Bell Canada that involved designing and delivering technology solutions to large national clients primarily in Ottawa. His position as Managing Director, Government Services at EDS focused on delivering large scale technology solutions including year 2000 services to key Federal Government departments. At Deloitte he helped re-build the Ottawa consulting practice. By re-focusing and successfully leading a number of large pursuit teams in multi-vendor consortia, he helped build Deloitte’s Consulting Ottawa Federal practice into the largest in the Canadian firm. As the Director, Federal region for Microsoft Canada, Greg helped the team achieve double digit growth in a very difficult market. Greg led business development for Accenture in Ottawa before joining Cisco to lead the Public Sector team in Ottawa. The Cisco Ottawa team consistently grew market share and dominated in challenging market conditions.

“CIPS has a long tradition of cross-sector regional, national, and international leadership. CIPS is transforming to continue this strength guided by Greg Lane, whose deep experience and strong demonstrated success history across domains is the ideal complement to CIPS for the next generation.”

Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP

Greg Lane was recently interviewed and asked the following questions about why he agreed to take the CIPS CEO role, what his plans are for the next few years, and what changes members can expect.
Why did you agree to take the CIPS CEO role?

“CIPS has had and continues to have many dedicated and capable volunteer leaders. CIPS also has many responsibilities and opportunities both nationally and internationally. To meet those obligations requires many hours over extended periods. Time is one thing I have that previous leaders lacked.”
What are your plans for CIPS over the next 2-3 years?

“Information Technology is more important and pervasive than ever and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. CIPS needs to be more engaged protecting the public and advocating for consumer rights. Over the next few years CIPS will be helping our members and the public use technology for good.”

What changes can CIPS members expect to see?

“Increased involvement with key stakeholders, better communication and tools, and tool kits to assist members professional development.”