About the Office of the Chief Information Officer

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) leads strategy, policy, and standards for telecommunications, information technology, IT security and the management of the IM/IT investment portfolio for the Province.

The OCIO is accountable for the operation of a broad government technology infrastructure as a key enabler in support of business transformation for Government, Broader Public Sector organizations and through participation in inter-jurisdictional initiatives to evolve technology and business.

Role of the Office of the Chief Information Officer

CJ Ritchie
GCIO CJ Ritchie

The Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) is a senior executive who creates IT strategies and policies and leads the OCIO. CJ Ritchie is the GCIO for the province of British Columbia.

The GCIO 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 GCIO also:

  • Manages the IM/IT Capital Investment Program
  • Ensures the security of government’s information is maintained and protected
  • Helps government accomplish its goals by using information technology to improve operations and services or to lower costs
  • Provides the enabling strategies, policies, and standards, and technology services to support the business transformation of government

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