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CIO Canada Summit
February 21-23, 2016

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View detailsKeynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

View detailsExecutive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

View detailsThought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

View detailsThink Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

View detailsRoundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

View detailsExecutive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

View detailsFocus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

View detailsAnalyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

View detailsVendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

View detailsCase Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

View detailsOpen Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

View detailsNetworking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - CIO Canada Summit

3:00 pm
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4:30 pm

Registration & Greeting

4:30 pm
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6:00 pm

Exclusive CIO Think Tank

6:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm
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8:30 pm

Networking Dinner

8:30 pm
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10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

Monday, February 22, 2016 - CIO Canada Summit

7:00 am
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8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am
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8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Presented by:

View detailsGale Blank, Former CIO Walmart Canada,

8:10 am
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8:55 am

Executive Visions

Is Security Obscuring the Benefit of the Cloud?

Cloud delivered computing services, whether Software, Platform, or Infrastructure as a Service offer the potential of significant business advantages such as reduced cost and increased flexibility. These advantages however come with very real risks, chief among them security concerns and the risk of data and compliance breaches – how do you secure what you can’t see, touch, and control? Join our panel as we explore both the security and compliance issues inherent in Cloud deployments, look at the hidden issues that first time Cloud adopters may simply not be aware of, and discuss through solutions that can be used to address these challenges and allow enterprises to fully and firmly embrace the Cloud.

Takeaways:

  • Be exposed to the true security and compliance cloud threat landscape
  • Learn how successful cloud adopters have mitigated these risks
  • Discover how to build cloud protection capabilities keyed to you needs

Moderated by:

View detailsJames Quin, Senior Director of Content and C-Suite Communities, CDM MediaCDM Media

Panelists:

View detailsGaetan Houle, President , GH IncGH Inc

View detailsGale Blank, Former CIO Walmart Canada,

View detailsMichael Castro, Sr. Director, Information Security and Risk Management, Loblaw Companies LimitedLoblaw Companies Limited

9:05 am
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9:35 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Sponsored by:

SAP

9:40 am
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10:10 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Leadership Considerations in a Multi-Generational World

Executives are currently facing a difficult challenge in terms of personnel management because they are dealing with three very different generational groups of workers " Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials. These three groups all have very different outlooks on the world and on work, and all have very different work styles and capabilities. These differences lead to lack of understanding and conflict in a lot of cases, conflict that leaders must learn how to overcome. Smart leaders know that they need to leverage the differences between generations rather than expecting, and trying to force, everyone to be the same, and that building an integrated workforce, with complimentary skills and abilities, is the key to long-term workforce stability.

Takeaways:

  • Boomers (1946 to 1964), Gen Xers (1965 to 1980), and Millennials (1981-2000) have had different life experiences which has given them different outlooks
  • Each group has specific and unique strengths that can and should be brought to bear to improve the enterprise
  • Building an integrated team the recognizes and rewards differences yields greater success than trying to homogenize everyone to the same standard

Think Tank

Disrupting Markets with Disruptive Technologies

While the combination of Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud have been present and disrupting IT departments and enterprises for a number of years now, in many ways organizations have still not fully embraced them, have still not fully leveraged them. These new platforms allow organizations radically new ways to go to market, allowing for broad scale deployment of systems of engagement that create dynamic relationships with clients and prospects. Finding the resources, wherewithal, and ability to fully commit to these technologies and the capabilities they create has proven to be a struggle for many, but a struggle that can be overcome by leveraging the right approaches, skills and partners.

 

Tim Barnes, Director of Information Delivery at Devon Energy, will share their journey and experience and leave you with the following takeaways: 

  • Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud are all here to stay; each one adds value to enterprises but collectively that value increases exponentially
  • The manner in which these technologies are implemented, operated, and utilized is different than the foregoing systems of record we are used to
  • Unique skills and capabilities are required to leverage the power and value of these platforms, skills and capabilities that can be in short supply

Presented by:

View detailsTim Barnes, Director of Information Delivery , Devon Energy

10:15 am
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10:30 am

Networking Break

10:35 am
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11:05 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Enterprise application integration and what it means to go to cloud

Cloud has accelerated the rate at which apps are deployed within an organization whether or not IT is involved.  IT organizations today not only have to compete with external vendors to pitch a solution but are also responsible for seamlessly integrating the apps into the enterprise ecosystem.  The pace of change and demands on IT to be resilient and innovative at the same time has sky rocketed. Can integration help address some of these issues? 

In this roundtable, we will look at synchronous integration, asynchronous integration and data access to probe the following questions: Are our applications architected to thrive in the cloud?  How do we build an on-ramp to cloud enable our apps? What role does integration really play?  How do we manage data and security in the cloud?  Finally, we will also look at some real world examples of Red Hat IT's approach to solving some of these challenges.  


Sponsored by:

View detailsRed HatRed Hat

11:10 am
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11:40 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Managing Business Continuity During M&A Activities

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning can be a taxing exercise at the best of times, particularly when it is the CIO that is expected to assume the mantle of responsibility for ensuring not only the availability of the IT services necessary to support business capabilities, but often those business capabilities themselves. The difficulty increases exponentially during a merger or acquisition because now not only are IT Leaders trying to ensure the availability of the systems they've built and the capabilities that rely on them, but those systems and capabilities of the acquired company which they did not build, and likely have next to no knowledge of. Since frequency of mergers & acquisitions is only increasing, the likelihood that the CIOs will have to deal with this issue is increasing in lock-step. To ensure that everyone is protected from day one of the merger or acquisition, it is vitally important that IT has a seat at the M&A table, is part of the discussions and planning, and has the financial flexibility to not just tie the two sets of systems together, but to extend an umbrella of protection over both.

Takeaways:

  • Understand how frequently M&A activities are occurring and therefore how real of an issue this is
  • See how much of a compounding factor M&A is on regular DRP and BCP initiatives
  • Learn about industry-standard best practices to extend rock-solid BCP protection over a freshly merged entity

Think Tank

Bridging the Talent Gap: Building the Team of Tomorrow

There is no escaping the fact that the demands on the IT department are changing. Those changes are necessitating changes in the IT department itself and nowhere is this being felt more than in the roles and responsibilities of the IT staff themselves. Complicating this transition is the fact that every IT department is undergoing changes at roughly the same time; making the personnel with the requisite skill sets extremely hard to find, and perhaps even harder to retain. Savvy CIOs need to quickly identify which are the hot skills they most urgently require and then build a strategy that allows them to build (train), borrow (outsource), or buy (hire) the right people with the right capability at the right time.

Takeaways:

  • Commit to a talent-first organization which recognizes and rewards the most important asset you have - your people
  • Identify the skills most urgently in need and prioritize their acquisition
  • Determine which acquisition methods needs to be used for which skill to maximize impact and return on investment

Presented by:

View detailsLieutenant-Colonel Paul Chamberland, CIO (GG) - 2nd Canadian Division, National Defence - Government of CanadaNational Defence - Government of Canada

11:45 am
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12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Self-Service BI & Analytics: Changing the Game with Data

Self-Service has become the magic bullet in almost every industry. From banking to restaurants managers are getting very creative and find ways to offer differentiated self-service. It saves costs, provides better user experience and wins new customers. But can we make self-service BI and analytics a game changing business asset that improves employee performance, drives new levels of efficiency and generates new revenues? This session will discuss how companies uses BI and Analytics self-service creatively.

Sponsored by:

View detailsInformation BuildersInformation Builders

Roundtable

Sponsored by:

Compugen

12:20 pm
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12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Your Storage is a Business Problem

What is the problem?  Why is it a problem? How are we solving this?

Overall IT spending is on a downward trend as the market is pushing everyone to do more with less. Businesses of all sizes are under constant demand to be better, faster and to deliver new services to market. Development teams are challenged to drive innovation while compounding delivery cycles, however legacy processes and technologies often act as obstacles preventing agility and sucking up critical resources to accomplish low-value administrative or operational tasks.  Technology is evolving at a rapid pace to try to meet these demands, and Coho Data is leading the charge to innovate data infrastructure.

Join Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data as he leads a roundtable discussion to explore:

  • 2016 data challenges and opportunities 
  • how macro-market forces are impacting data-services innovation and why legacy platforms and processes are under threat of extinction
  • how to leverage scale-out architecture to help better align storage costs with business growth
  • how to create a scalable and flexible data-services platform that drives agility and enables true services innovation

Sponsored by:

View detailsCoho DataCoho Data

Roundtable

Keeping Up With the Pace of Cyber Threats

Cyber threats are constantly evolving. Many organizations are reporting that they do feel they have sufficient resources to address the current cyber threats they face. The technology and skills organizations have invested in provide protection against the past. To keep pace with tomorrows cyber threats companies, need to develop continuously improving infrastructures and skills. This challenge is not as easy as it sounds; new security tools are introduced everyday, skilled staff acquisition and retention is increasingly difficult and training of current staff is time consuming. 

This facilitated round-table discussion will ask participants to discuss approaches, such as out-sourcing/out-tasking, “as-a-service” delivery or Cloud services, as methods of addressing the challenge of keeping pace with today’s and tomorrow’s cyber threats.

Sponsored by:

View detailsRogers Communications Canada Inc.Rogers Communications Canada Inc.

12:55 pm
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1:55 pm

Networking Luncheon

2:00 pm
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2:30 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Turning Big Data into Big Opportunity

It has been said that leveraging Big Data is like looking for a needle in a haystack; that the challenge is finding the one piece of insight in the sea of irrelevant data. The truth is there is no irrelevant data just data without initial context or meaning, suggesting the problem in actuality is one of looking for a needle in a needle stack. Compounding this problem is that, to offer maximum value, these insights need to find someone as quickly as possible, lest someone else finds the relevance first and exploits the opportunity that goes along with it. IT Leaders need to focus not just on building the toolset that allows the business to find insights, but on building an insight pipeline that finds the relevance and feeds it to business peers.

Takeaways:

  • See that Big Data is an opportunity engine waiting to be exploited
  • Learn to identify the insights the business needs to succeed
  • Understand how to build the capability to find and deliver those insights

Presented by:

View detailsGale Blank, Former CIO Walmart Canada,

Think Tank

Business Transformation supporting IT Transformation

After a series of major acquisitions, Gibson, a mid-stream oil and gas company, found itself facing the opportunities and challenges of rapid expansion. The company introduced its “One Gibson” initiative to transform its culture to ensure its people are working together as one team in providing solutions to its customers. In support of “One Gibson” the Information Services team have modernized and restructured their entire infrastructure, moving core services to the cloud, embracing mobility, and upgrading applications to deliver a seamless customer and employee experience.

Takeaways:

  • How to transform a 60 year old and growing company
  • How to connect the I.S. Strategy to the Business Strategy
  • How to divide and conquer the initiatives in an I.T. Transformation
  • How to communicate your plan and get them really excited while answering “What’s in it for me”

Presented by:

View detailsRichard Hannah, VP Information Services, Gibson EnergyGibson Energy

2:35 pm
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3:05 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Shift IT from an Indefensible Cost Center to an Insights Hub

Join this Apptio sponsored session to dive deeper on this topic and explore some options to address the challenge. IT has been forced to defend its existence for quite some time as not just an overhead to the business but an actual value driver and business partner. With the added pressure to innovate and compete with a fast changing technology ecosystem, that problem is appearing more insurmountable than ever before. In this session we’ll explore the problem further and consider a journey capable of solving the problem.

Sponsored by:

View detailsApptioApptio

Roundtable

We’re Screwed When It Comes to IT Security

Dug Song, Co-Founder and CEO, will explain how in the modern era, IT is turned inside-out. IT organizations no longer have direct control over the devices people use to access corporate networks, putting them at risk. As a result, when it comes to security, modern IT professionals often proclaim, “We’re screwed.”

Consider this: the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report claims that 95% of all data breaches are caused by stolen credentials. And, despite the billions of dollars being spent on security products, the number of breaches is rising exponentially. This begs the question, “Has the security industry simply failed?” In security you often hear the acronym APT, which stands for Advanced Persistent Threat. The truth is that for many of the high profile breaches such as the one at Target, some might say APT could actually stand for Average Phishing Technique. In short, the bad guys don’t need to be that sophisticated to cause millions and millions of dollars of harm.

So, is all lost? In this presentation, you’ll learn a “back-to-the-basics” approach to information security that is the easiest and most effective way to block the breach.

Sponsored by:

View detailsDuo SecurityDuo Security

3:10 pm
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3:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Sponsored by:

View detailsVMwareVMware

3:45 pm
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4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:05 pm
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4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Data-Centric Security

For year the security focus of the enterprise was to build a hardened perimeter at the edge of the network, an impenetrable shell that kept the good out and the bad in. Over the last few years this model has fallen by the wayside. Technologies such as Cloud and Mobility have pushed the enterprise beyond its traditional perimeter while increased levels of partnership have created inroads through that shell. As a result, infrastructure based security is no longer sufficient or appropriate and enterprises everywhere are having to make the shift to a new security paradigm, one that is centered on the data itself, not on the infrastructure that houses it.

Takeaways:

  • Learn the principles of data centric security
  • Understand the role encryption plays and how it should be integrated
  • Determine when and where data monitoring tools make sense

Presented by:

View detailsArvind Sharma, VP Retail Markets IS & Manulife Bank & Trust IS, Manulife Bank

Think Tank

Driving Customer Experiences through Global-Local Interactions

Todays global local marketplace offers tremendous opportunity, but is rife with potential pitfalls as smaller local providers are threatened by the size of global behemoths, while those global behemoths are challenged by the nimbleness of local providers. To be efficient and effective companies need to blend the best of both worlds, global economies of scale with local knowledge and flexibility, to deliver an engaging and rewarding customer experience. CIOs need to help their organizations build the capability to understand, categorize, and capitalize on small-scale local demand and address it with large-scale global capacity.

Takeaways:

  • Understand the expectations of the modern customer by seeing the impact of both local and global pressures
  • See how competitive brands go about maintaining a global brand while maintaining localized experience and feel
  • Data is the driver of the global local experience so building a capacity to capture the necessary client differentiators becomes key

Presented by:

Rick Neuman, CIO, SVP Technology, Walmart Canada

4:40 pm
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5:10 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

The accelerated pace of the global economy recasts business models, supply chains and distribution channels at alarming speed.  Business leaders face a constant assault on their comfort zone and are realizing that being uncomfortable IS their new reality. At least if they want their companies to stay relevant and thrive.

In this session we will explore the challenge of how rapidly changing business initiatives drive IT infrastructure evolution at an unsustainable – yet ever accelerating pace. Participate in a lively discussion about optimizing new business initiatives rather than forfeiting opportunities or losing market share because your IT infrastructure can’t support continuous business change.

We will look at ways to master this perpetual change with Hybrid IT and embrace new business opportunities with near real-time IT response.

Don’t get too comfortable…or your company will become obsolete…

Takeaways:

  • Strategic approach to aligning IT services and business objectives: implement new technologies at lightning speed to support business innovation while “keeping the lights on” by keeping critical applications 100% available
  • How nearly 40% of the market will hybridize more than 50% of their environments by 2018
  • How to transform your IT department from a cost centre to a true driver of business growth

Sponsored by:

View detailsCenturyLinkCenturyLink

Roundtable

The Enterprise Immune System: Using Machine Learning to Detect ‘Unknown Unknown’ Threats

Learn why ‘immune system’ technologies represent a fundamental innovation for cyber defence

  • Discover how to apply machine learning and mathematics to detect advanced, internal threats
  • Understand how to gain 100% network visibility to investigate emerging anomalies in real time
  • Hear real-world Enterprise Immune System case studies

Sponsored by:

View detailsDarktrace Darktrace

5:15 pm
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6:15 pm

Executive Visions Panel

Diversity in IT

The importance technology plays within an enterprise will only continue to gain momentum as more developers, engineers, and programmers enter the workforce. As these segments continue to grow, so does the diversity of the workforce within the technology field. For a field that is severely constrained by a talent and skills gap, this influx of bodies can only be a good thing. Beyond the basic ability to deliver of identified capabilities a diverse workforce, whether cultural or gender influenced offers a whole that is more than the sum of the parts. Finding ways to drive and increase diversity in IT then should be a key focus for every IT executive.

Takeaways:

  • Identify the importance behind diversity in technology, opportunities, and capabilities
  • Develop insight on the market direction behind alternate staff in both technology and security, and how the landscape continues to evolve with the aid of different perspectives
  • Discuss the expanding technology market, the increased focus on technology, security, and IoT integration

Moderated by:

View detailsJames Quin, Senior Director of Content and C-Suite Communities, CDM MediaCDM Media

Panelists:

View detailsGaetan Houle, President , GH IncGH Inc

View detailsSuzie Smibert, Director and Chief Information Security Officer , Finning InternationalFinning International

View detailsGale Blank, Former CIO Walmart Canada,

View detailsHumza Teherany, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Group CanadaCompass Group Canada

View detailsBrigitte Lariviere, VP, Information Technology/Product Life Cycle Management for Product Development Engineering, Bombardier Aerospace

6:15 pm
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7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm
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8:30 pm

Networking Dinner

8:30 pm
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10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - CIO Canada Summit

7:00 am
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8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:10 am
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8:55 am

Executive Visions

Customer Engagement in a Hyper-Connected World

The tables have turned in the consumer-enterprise relationship with the consumer often in an ownership and leadership role. The explosion of connected technologies and information channels they access has created a world of educated, informed, and savvy consumers that often know more about your products and services, and how they compare with those of the competition and enterprises are struggling to adjust. Learning how to leverage new tools and technologies that synergize efforts across varied channels to deliver a unified customer experience while maintaining appropriate security is quickly becoming a key to marketplace success.

Takeaways:

  • Discover how leading enterprises are aligning and integrating their efforts across varied channels to drive engagement
  • See which techniques are being used to sift through customer data to discover meaningful insights and tailor outreach efforts accordingly
  • Be exposed to the unique security challenges that this ever-connected, ever-engaged model is creating and learn how to mitigate them without compromising success

Moderated by:

View detailsJames Quin, Senior Director of Content and C-Suite Communities, CDM MediaCDM Media

Panelists:

View detailsGale Blank, Former CIO Walmart Canada,

View detailsJames Callaghan, Chief Technologist, WestJet AirlinesWestJet Airlines

View detailsShaun Guthrie, Director, Information Technology, Go autoGo auto

View detailsGaetan Houle, President , GH IncGH Inc

9:05 am
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9:35 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Innovating With the “Lights On” – How to Tip the Balance

CIOs are consistently challenged by their organizations to leverage emerging technologies like social, mobile, cloud and big data to drive new value. Where is the problem? Many IT leaders admit their spending is too heavily weighted toward keep-the-lights on projects (80%-90% in many cases), leaving little budget for truly transformational initiatives.

Join this interactive session to learn how award-winning CIOs are successfully tipping the balance between innovation and “lights on” mix by untethering resources from costly ongoing maintenance of their legacy ERP systems including SAP and Oracle, to re-investing in high growth initiatives.


Sponsored by:

View detailsRimini StreetRimini Street

9:40 am
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10:10 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

IT/OT Integration

While the hardware, software, and general capability of enterprise information technology (IT) systems has grown at an ever accelerating pace, the same cannot be said for enterprise operational technology (OT) because the systems controlled by this computing capability tend to be relatively static. However as utility companies begin to enter into a period marked by radical innovation, expansion, and change, the needs demanded of the enterprise OT are exploding. Increasingly enterprises are seeing greater benefit in migrating operational management responsibilities to more mature and capable IT systems than they are in investing in OT enhancement. To realize the expected benefits IT departments must ensure tight alignment and integration of these two disparate platforms.

Takeaways:

  • Integration of IT and OT systems allows for more cost flexibility because the necessary compute capacity already exists in the IT world
  • Bringing IT and OT systems together allows for greater information sharing between platforms making the whole greater than the sum of the parts
  • IT departments need to spear-head integration plans, bringing management of OT systems in house while stepping carefully so as not to crush operational toes

Presented by:

View detailsRichard Langlois, Director Big Data & Analytics, Yellow Pages-Pages Jaunes-CanadaYellow Pages-Pages Jaunes-Canada

Think Tank

IPv6 Adoption

As IT Leaders, we have all been aware of the impending need to move from IPv4 to IPv6 protocols as the number of available IP addresses withers to next to nothing. Many have deferred this task however, simply making use of private internal address spaces to defer the inevitable work. As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a fait accompli however, ignoring the issue is no longer a viable alternative; to be able to connect and access the vast number of public sensors and other IoT devices IPv6 must be adopted wholesale. CIOs that have not yet done so must begin IPv6 migration projects now to ensure that they are not roadblocks to growth and innovation as a result of IoT adoption.

Takeaways:

  • Understand whether to build net new in parallel, or upgrade existing networks
  • Changes will extend beyond just the infrastructure " internal and external applications will be affected as will WAN service providers
  • IPv6 migration is not a trivial effort; significant upfront planning is required and this initiative cannot be handled in a reactionary manner

10:15 am
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10:30 am

Networking Break

10:35 am
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11:05 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Big Data, Big Success

As all market verticals become increasingly competitive, individual businesses need to put themselves in a position to differentiate themselves from their competitors, either by pricing or by offering. In order to be able to do this, enterprise need create the reality where they have a deeper and broader understanding of not just the needs and wants of their customers, but also their motivators and triggers. IT leaders realize that they need to invest in powerful analytics programs that allow them to leverage the wealth of client data they are capturing, find the relevant patterns and insights, and use those to aggressively attack the market and establish dominance.

Takeaways:

  • Successful organizations have long used data analytics to ensure a competitive edge relative to their peers
  • Data is becoming more ubiquitous and the sources by which it is derived are growing exponentially
  • Personalization of experience is a strong indicator of relationship success, but can only be achieved by truly understanding the client through data analytics

11:10 am
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11:40 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Ensuring Data Quality

Data quality is one of the most critical issues facing every enterprise and whether data be duplicate, stale, incomplete, invalid, conflicting or just plain incorrect the impact of enterprise decision making and ultimately enterprise success and be significant and severe. As the number of data sources grows, as the speed with which data is collected and utilized increases, and as the raw volume expands almost exponentially, the impacts of poor data quality becomes more significant than ever before. IT executives must build strong data governance capabilities to ensure that enterprise data is kept unique, timely, complete, valid, consistent, and accurate.

Takeaways:

  • Data quality is not a new problem but the advent of the hyper-connected age means that it will be a problem of greater relevance than ever before
  • The process by which data quality can be addressed isnt fun or sexy but where enterprises have often ignored it to date they can no longer do so
  • Enterprises that do not proactively address data quality now may find that Analytics is their downfall rather than their savior

Think Tank

Logistics is a Mobility Business

Logistics, by definition, is the business of getting things from here to there and while here and there may be fixed places, the process of getting from and to requires movement, requires mobility. But even in the fixed locations of here and there there is still a tremendous amount of movement of things as containers and stock move location within yards, warehouses and depots. At all levels, logistics is a business of mobility and so naturally is a business that can benefit the most in understanding and leveraging mobile computing and mobile technologies. Whether it be real time monitoring of trucks and trains, ships and planes for more efficient route planning, or the monitoring of individual shipments to ensure higher levels of delivery effectiveness to drive heightened customer satisfaction, modern logistics moves on mobility. IT Leaders in all industries can do themselves a great favor by experiencing the power of mobility as seen through the eyes of the Logistics CIO.

Takeaways:

  • Mobility is already everywhere, but in comparison to the serious power users, most companies are only scratching the surface of what it can do
  • There is great value in consumer engagement through mobility, to be sure, but there is even greater value in operational efficiency
  • Mobility doesnt have to be costly or complex to be valuable and low-tech low-touch solutions can be just as relevant as weeping high-profile programs

11:45 am
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12:45 pm

Executive Visions

Shadow IT – To Embrace or Eliminate?

Best practice in most enterprises, at least as far as the CIO and CISO goes, is to squash Shadow IT wherever it is encountered. Shadow IT, the argument goes, leads to a world of data and integration problems for the IT department, and significant amounts of unknown and unquantifiable risk for the information security group. A small but vocal minority however is beginning to advocate for Shadow IT as a catalyst of innovation, citing the increases in productivity and creativity by allowing enterprise staff to find their own out of the box solutions to organizational problems. CIOs and CISOs can allow their organizations to have their cake (Shadow IT) and eat it too (still be secure) by following a few simple steps that allow them to build in security regardless of user activity.

Takeaways:

  • Shadow IT is not malicious activity; it is simply the Line of Business user community looking to be efficient and effective
  • A well developed security program can take Shadow IT into account and incorporate protection mechanisms that allow end user flexibility
  • Embracing Shadow IT does not mean “no holds barred” and end users need to understand the limit of the boundaries and the reason for their existence

Moderated by:

View detailsJames Quin, Senior Director of Content and C-Suite Communities, CDM MediaCDM Media

Panelists:

View detailsGaetan Houle, President , GH IncGH Inc

View detailsGale Blank, Former CIO Walmart Canada,

12:45 pm
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12:50 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

Presented by:

View detailsGale Blank, Former CIO Walmart Canada,

12:55 pm
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1:55 pm

Grab and Go Luncheon

 

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