Dennis Giokas, MSc

Chief Information Officer, MedChart & Former Chief Technology Officer, Canada Health Infoway

Mr. Dennis Giokas is President of Theoria Health Innovations Inc. He advises clients in the areas of business and information technology vision and strategy, product management, emerging and innovative information technologies, risk management, enterprise architecture, clinical interoperability and standards and health analytics.

Formerly, Dennis Giokas was Chief Technology Officer for Canada Health Infoway and recently headed up the organization’s Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem Group. In his corporate role as CTO, Giokas oversaw the technical aspects of Infoway’s digital health investment areas as well as the tracking, evaluation and promotion of enabling technologies and solutions.

Dennis Giokas has more than three decades of experience in the information management and technology fields, having held positions at Sapient Corporation, notably as Vice-President and Managing Director of its Canadian subsidiary. He has held senior positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, including those of Consulting Engineer and Group Technical Director. And he has consulted on information technology strategy in a number of industries including health care, financial services, insurance and energy services.

As well, Dennis Giokas has served as a board director of COACH, Canada’s health informatics association, and HL7 International Inc. He is the past chair and Canada’s representative to the SNOMED International General Assembly. He holds two patents for software innovations and has one industrial design patent. He has a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Boston University.