Fariba Rawhani CIO TERANET Profile

Fariba Rawhani

Fariba Rawhani CIO TERANET Certificate

“Leading with Passion & Strategy”

As a visionary executive with 20 years of success in industry-leading organizations including EDS, CIBC and Home Capital Group, Fariba Rawhani currently serves as Chief Information Officer for Teranet. In her role, Fariba is responsible for the company’s full range of information technology functions including IT strategy, development and delivery, information security, digital transformation, automation, data governance and analytics, and cloud strategy. Teranet is an international leader and pioneer in electronic land registration systems and commerce. In Canada, Teranet is the exclusive provider of Ontario’s online property search and registration. The company developed, owns and operates the Ontario Electronic Land Registration System – one of the most advanced, secure and sophisticated land registration systems in the world.

"Teranet is Canada's leader in the delivery and transformation of statutory registry services with extensive expertise in land and commercial registries. Our innovative commercial solutions connect industry professionals and communities with reliable data, actionable insights and practice management applications – enabling them to make better decisions and improve overall efficiency."

A large part of her role is helping to bridge the gap between technology and business. She’s a firm believer in establishing governance and proper security measures to align IT with Teranet’s business imperatives. By embracing the constant evolution of IT, Fariba encourages her teams to adopt a forward-thinking mindset and try new tools to advance technologies. As a visionary and strategic Senior Executive, her rapid transformational leadership style inspires client commitment and employee empowerment. She is a results-oriented international leader, skilled in optimizing complex structures that support organizational strategies, with a successful track record of delivering programs, yielding measurable and sustainable improvements and significant overall financial benefits.

With more than 80,000 users spanning the real estate, lending and legal communities, Teranet is a leading supplier of authoritative registration services, reliable market data, industry insights and efficient powerful software. Real estate professionals rely on Teranet’s cloud-based solutions for current market intelligence and customized data reporting needs. Financial service professionals view Teranet as their trusted partner providing valuable residential property data and market insights to help them reduce mortgage risk and drive portfolio results with sophisticated desktop and customized solutions. Government and utilities professionals look to Teranet’s expertise with master data management solutions that provide them with reliable property information and location intelligence capabilities enabling them to improve efficiencies.

Legal practitioners have also long relied on Teranet’s affiliate, DoProcess, to provide them with practice management solutions to help streamline the practice of law and better serve their clients while improving their firm’s profitability. DoProcess’ practice management applications seamlessly connect legal professionals with industry service providers, other law firms, stakeholders, and government entities, thereby creating additional efficiencies for busy practitioners. By working collaboratively with customers to shape the products and services they need, DoProcess has become the top provider of practice-specific software for law offices in Canada.

Agility and scalability are two of Teranet’s goals for digital transformation. They are adopting cloud native architecture so that they can deploy applications in a hybrid multi-cloud environment, giving the ability to scale and manage workloads quickly and efficiently. Technologies that underpin this transformation are Docker containers and Kubernetes container orchestration platform. “We are also automating our release pipelines to shorten our release cycles so that new features and functionality are available to our customer faster. Closely tied to our DevOps initiative is automation of testing and integration of automated testing in our release pipelines. We are leveraging AI in our test automation toolset to reduce maintenance effort,” adds Fariba.

Teranet is aggressively moving towards DevOps and using best-in-class tools, as well as best-in-class security. They are taking advantage of AI and analytics, testing tools that have machine learning built into them and using robotics to transform back office processes. With DevOps, they will drive an end-to-end cultural shift— increasing automation of testing, deployments and infrastructure setup, to accelerate delivery speed and reduce per-product and per-release costs. Supporting the future of the company, Fariba makes it a point to enhance her knowledge and capabilities to lead the company better. With a special interest in creating diverse and inclusive environments, Fariba regularly participates in CIO roundtables to offer her insight. She is a frequent speaker on subjects of information technology, information security and digital transformation. She is very passionate about providing growth opportunities to individuals of all levels and skillsets, as well as community and volunteer involvement. IE




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Teranet is the exclusive provider of Ontario’s online property search and registration. We developed, own, and operate the Ontario Electronic Land Registration System — one of the most advanced, secure, and sophisticated land registration systems in the world. In Manitoba, Teranet owns and operates The Property Registry, providing certification of titles to land, maintains land records, and offers reliable information of financial interests in personal property to the public. Teranet is owned by OMERS Infrastructure, a leading global infrastructure investment manager and the infrastructure arm of the Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System.

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