Martin Bernier

Chief Information Officer

University of Ottawa

Martin Bernier is the Chief information Officer (CIO) at the University of Ottawa since April 2018. Previously, he spent seven years in the federal public sector as the CIO at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the CIO at the National Capital Commission. Before that Martin held various executive positions such as a Strategic Advisor in the health sector, leading his own consulting company and Vice President of Information Technology for Brookfield Renewable Partners. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of information technology and organizational transformation. His career path led him to experience in diversified industries in Canada, the United States and Europe, serving as executive and consultant in private and public organizations. He is a proud founding member of uOttawa’s Women in Innovation and the group`s first male ally.


It Takes A Village: The role of allies in real inclusion

05/11/2020 13.30 - 14.10

FWD50 in the MixChannel 5Breakout session

The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in awareness around diversity and inclusion. Under-represented groups are finding a voice in the public square and the boardroom. But it’s just the beginning.

It’s not enough to give everyone a seat at the table. Often, those who are at a disadvantage have to advocate for themselves—placing additional burdens atop their already heavy... read more

Policy Ignite + FWD50 Topic Rooms

05/11/2020 16.30 - 17.30

Topic RoomFWD50 Topic RoomsTopic room

An opportunity for open dialogue around relevant themes. The FWD50 Topic rooms bring the conversation to our attendees. Each room will be hosted by curated experts, promoting open, collaborative and productive conversations around pre-determined themes. Pick the theme that’s of interest to you and start talking!