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Marc Denoncourt appointed chief information officer at McGill

Alex Aragona will be Concordia’s acting CIO
March 20, 2019
By Sylvie Babarik


Marc Denoncourt will step down as Concordia’s chief information officer (CIO) and associate vice-president of Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) on April 26. He has accepted a new position at McGill University.

Denoncourt joined Concordia in 2010 after working as executive director of Information Technology (IT) for CBC / Radio Canada. Before that, he spent years leading IT teams in the private sector.

At Concordia, his accomplishments have been numerous. They include:

  • Leading and developing the university’s IT strategic plan and delivering a five-year IT technology roadmap
  • Implementing IT governance, IT service management and project management best practices
  • Modernizing and updating academic and administrative systems, including the Student Information System (SIS), advancement information system and Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema digital transformation initiative
  • Overseeing and improving the university digital experience with the consolidation of more than 200 websites under and the implementation of a mobile app
  • Leading and overseeing multiple digital campus initiatives, including the implementation of multiyear asset management programs for teaching computer labs, classroom technologies and wireless network infrastructure
  • Initiating and proposing a vision for a next-gen digital university, leading to the creation of the digital strategy initiative
  • Assessing and strengthening the university’s cybersecurity posture

“For all his contributions to our community, I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to Marc,” says Roger Côté, Concordia’s vice-president of Services.

Côté also thanked Alex Aragona, director of IITS, for agreeing to assume the role of interim CIO during the search for a permanent replacement.

“Those of you who have worked with Alex know that he is a highly skilled and respected member of our team who is already involved in managing many key IITS projects,” says Côté.

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