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About the Office of the Chief Information Officer
Bette-Jo Hughes is the acting Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia, providing executive leadership for the OCIO.
The OCIO collaborates with ministries, broader public sector organizations, communities and private sector suppliers on cross-government initiatives to transform the way government delivers services to its citizens.
We propose, develop, maintain and evaluate compliance for corporate wide IM/IT policy, procedures and standards.
The following core business areas of the OCIO strengthen our ability to achieve our goals and objectives and increase the value we provide to ministries, broader public sector organizations and private sector suppliers.
The OCIO is responsible for the legislation governing the protection of privacy and personal information, freedom of information requests, and records management.
Core Policy (Chapter 12)
The OCIO is mandated with governance for corporate IM/IT policy including: technology architecture and standards; identity information management; data access; records management; privacy; and information security.
Strategic support and leadership for the policy, work flows, workplace culture, privacy and security to overcome barriers and allow information to flow freely as appropriate to improve outcomes.
Strategic support and leadership to government with technology architecture, standards, infrastructure and applications required for information to be shared and outcomes improved.
Supporting government decision making
Research services; processes and governance to support selection, management and evaluation of large-scale IM/IT investments to maximize benefits to government; support to government for evidence-based policy.
For more information, please see the OCIO Organizational Chart.