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Alex Benay joins KPMG in Canada

Alex Benay joins KPMG in Canada

Former CIO of Canada will focus on helping the public sector make the digital shift


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KPMG in Canada is pleased to announce that Alex Benay has joined the firm as Partner, Digital and Government Solutions.

Mr. Benay will be based out of KPMG’s Ottawa office and work with the firms’ public sector clients to help them effectively implement key digital technologies and solutions such as Artificial Intelligence (including ethical AI), Blockchain, Cloud computing, Data Security and Privacy, Digital Identification, Digital Integrity and Assurance.

“Alex has incredible energy and drive, a wealth of digital knowledge and experience, and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s public sector,” says Elio Luongo, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner at KPMG in Canada. “We’re thrilled Alex is joining our rapidly growing digital team to help our public service clients adopt digitally-driven solutions to serve the evolving needs of Canadians.”

Mr. Benay is the former CIO for the Government of Canada where he was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government. He was most recently Chief Client Officer for MindBridge, and will continue to advise the MindBridge team on a number of strategic initiatives.

About Alex Benay

Mr. Benay has published two books. His first, Canadian Failures, is a series of essays from prominent Canadians who speak about the role of failure in their success. The second, Government Digital, looks at the need for governments to adopt digital technology. He is the co-founder of the CIO Strategy Council, a forum for transforming, shaping, and influencing the Canadian information and technology ecosystem. He also sits on the Board of the World Wide Web Foundation, an organization that seeks to ensure everyone has access to the internet.

About KPMG in Canada

KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm ( and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 207,000 professionals, in 153 countries and territories. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.

Kevin Dove
Director, Corporate Communications
KPMG in Canada

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