Dave Nikolejsin

Associate Deputy Minister and Government Chief Information Officer

Province of British Columbia

Dave Nikolejsin has served as Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia since July 2005 and was appointed Associate Deputy Minister on October 29, 2010.  Prior to his appointment as Chief Information Officer, Dave spent two years as the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Network BC initiative.  Through his leadership in this project, Dave played a pivotal role in bridging the digital divide by connecting many rural and remote communities in British Columbia to high-speed broadband. 

Dave Nikolejsin, CIODave has a strong technical background, and spent nearly 20 years working in management positions of progressively more responsibility, both in the B.C. government and with SaskTel in Regina, Saskatchewan.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors for BCNET, the Board of Directors of ISSNET, and an active participant in the cross-jurisdictional Public Sector Chief Information Officer Council.

Dave graduated with Honours with a Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  In 2001, Dave completed the executive program in Public Sector Leadership at Royal Roads University.  More recently, Dave joined a small group of executives at the Harvard Business School for the cross-disciplinary program entitled “Delivering Information Services.”