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Role of the Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a senior executive who creates policies and strategies for government's information management and technology and leads the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
The CIO has a leadership role in re-engineering government's business processes and the underpinning IT infrastructures to increase the productive, efficient and valuable use of information.
The CIO's authority is detailed in Chapter 12: Information and Technology Management of the Core Policy and Procedures Manual. The CIO sets standards and provides oversight and approval for government's information and technology management, privacy, and security.
The Chief Information Officer also:
- helps sectors to develop their Transformation and Technology Plans
- develops the IM/IT Strategy for the B.C. government
- manages the IM/IT Capital Investment Program
- ensures the security of government's information is maintained and personal privacy is protected
- helps government accomplish its goals by using technology to improve operations and services or to lower costs
- advises ministries on the hiring of Ministry CIO's