Keith Jansa


Data Governance Council

Chief Executive Officer

Keith Jansa is the Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Governance Council, formerly known as the CIO Strategy Council. With over 15 years of experience in public, private, and non-profit sectors, Keith has a proven track record of leading diverse teams to generate successful business strategies and deliver client-focused solutions. As an expert in the strategic application of standards for creating secure and privacy-preserving technologies, Keith works with Canada's most forward-thinking technology executives to accelerate the pace of digital transformation and advance Canada's position in the global digital economy.

Previously, as Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council, Keith provided executive leadership in the design and successful accreditation of the organization's standards-setting process, driving the creation of national standards to advance Canada's digital economy. His expertise in standards development has led the Council to receive approval from the international community for the Council to submit its standards and specifications for review and recognition as international standards.

Keith's subject matter expertise in digital governance and standards has also earned him recognition as the Chair of Innovate Cities, an appointed member of Ontario's Health Data Council, and chair of its Strategic Working Group on Data Stewardship.

Keith holds a bachelor’s in health sciences honours degree from the University of Ottawa. He is married to his university sweetheart, Kayla Jansa, and enjoys chasing after his 3 children, Hunter, Hadley and Nash.


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