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Wendy Gnenz

Chief Information Officer, City of Edmonton


Wendy Gnenz is the Chief Information Officer of the City of Edmonton - a modern municipal corporation providing services to one million citizens. In her role, Wendy provides corporate leadership on digital enablement and innovation, data and analytics through the Analytics Centre of Excellence, technology planning, and all aspects of technology infrastructure  operations.


Over the past year, Wendy has led the transformation of data and technology at the City of Edmonton through the development of a comprehensive Business Technology Strategy which reimagines how partnerships and usable information can provide innovative, integrated services to citizens.  “Think Yes” is the underlying moto driving the cultural change.


In addition, under her leadership,  the City of Edmonton was recently selected as one of five finalists for the $50 million prize in the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge. Edmonton’s unique proposal recognizes that municipal governments are closest to their residents and have a significant impact on their quality of life and wellness. Through facilitating the creation of a Healthy City Ecosystem which focuses on sharing health data, Edmonton will achieve the ambitious outcome of its challenge statement.


“Edmonton will lead the transformation of Canadian healthcare using unprecedented municipal approach by focusing on leveraging relationships, health data and innovative technologies to provide a personalized health connection and experience as unique as the health of every Edmontonian.”

As a Chartered Professional Accountant and a certified Management Consultant, Wendy brings with her a wide variety of experience in strategy, process, technology, and consulting from her work in the health industry, municipal and provincial governments, and private -sector organizations.