Charmaine Lowe is the Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Digital Transformation for the justice and public safety sector’s Information Systems Branch. In this role, she is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a cross-sector Digital Transformation strategy and for supporting business planning, change management, communications, data governance and enabling IM/IT policy services.
Charmaine has over 20 years of experience as a corporate IM/IT advisor with the BC Government, leading multi-stakeholder, policy, legislative and IM/IT initiatives. She played a critical role in establishing the BC Service Card Program – leading the development and implementation of enabling legislation, policy, and identity management standards. She led the development of new digital Information Management legislation; the BC Government’s Open Information and Open Data Policy; and the cross-government data analytics strategies that led to the establishment of Government’s Integrated Data Division. Working with private and public sector stakeholders across Canada, she also supported the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) with the development of Pan-Canadian identity federation standards that will enable digital identity interoperability and security across Canada.