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CIO Canada Summit
February 8-10, 2015

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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 8, 2015 - CIO Canada Summit

2:00 pm
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4:30 pm

Registration & Greeting

4:30 pm
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6:00 pm

Exclusive CIO Think Tank

Pre-summit introductory discussions

6:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

7:00 pm
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9:00 pm

Welcome Address Presented by Master of Ceremonies & Welcome Gala Dinner

Presented by:

View detailsJerry Boyer, CEO, Canada for One Million Acts of InnovationCanada for One Million Acts of Innovation

Monday, February 9, 2015 - CIO Canada Summit

7:00 am
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7:55 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am
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8:40 am

Executive Visions

Achieving Transformation for the New Tomorrow

The pressure to remain competitive in todays environment is at extreme levels for not just organizations at a macro level, but for every group within those organizations at a micro level and nowhere is this more true than in the IT department. As economies accelerate in pace to operate in real time, expand in scope to occur across dozens of dynamic channels, and as interaction becomes the new currency in this human centric intelligent society CIOs need to ensure they are ready for this transformational future. Join us as we investigate how IT leaders need to re-architect their department, their operations, their infrastructure, and even their personnel to not just respond, but to drive change.

Takeaways:

  • Neither businesses nor the IT departments within those businesses can afford to stand pat on current, and outmoded, business models and products/services<
  • As the world becomes more technology focused and more integrated on all levels, IT needs to become an agent of change within their organization and move out of the role of just being a provided of support services
  • The need for transparency is at an all-time high - shareholders and customers alike demand visibility into the ethics and approach of companies so IT must bear this in mind as they build for the new future

Moderated by:

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

Panelists:

View detailsHumza Teherany, VP Business Transformation, Compass Group CanadaCompass Group Canada

View detailsPeter Bruce, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Projects and Client Relationships, Shared Services Canada - Government of CanadaShared Services Canada - Government of Canada

View detailsMary Anne Palangio, SVP & CIO Group Functions, ManulifeManulife

8:45 am
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9:25 am

Keynote Presentation

AAA IT Transformation - An Alternative, Agile, Adaptive Approach to Improving the Business Value of IT

Change can be disruptive, but it also opens up opportunities to re-imagine how IT is organized within an organization.  With the proliferation of cloud, analytics, mobility and social as part of the new standard operating model for business, and the rise of rogue IT and shadow IT within the business, the time has come to establish an IT model that is able to better support business performance.

In this session we will introduce an alternative, agile, adaptive approach to transforming the relationship between enterprise IT and the lines of business it supports.  The new approach emphasizes the three portfolios of projects required to get enterprise IT moving in the right direction and defines a sustainable model for controlling IT costs AND using IT to improve measurable business results.

Sponsored by:

View detailsIBMIBM

9:30 am
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10:00 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Roundtable

Identity and Access Management (IAM) in a Hyper-Connected Internet of Things (IoT) World

By 2020, it is estimated that between 25 billion and 1 trillion devices will be connected to the Internet " creating a true Internet of Everything. Virtually everything around us will be connected online. In this session, we will discuss some of the changing trends in the field of IAM and how the Internet of Things will demand a new approach to thinking about what is meant by identity and how it is managed.

Sponsored by:

View detailsNetIQNetIQ

CIO Roundtable

Does James Bond make his own martini?

No.

Thats because James Bond knows the value of using his best assets to get the job done right.

Top agents are used to drive innovative solutions, create competitive differentiation, and improve LOB efficiencies, in short, deliver shareholder value. Learn how CDW Canadas Zero Touch Methodology empowers your organization. This is an interactive discussion around industry best practices and CDWs proven methodology for changing the game when deploying hardware, software, and services. Still a classic challenge, IT organizations continue to spend more time and money deploying their commodities and not enough on strategic initiatives. Let us demonstrate how Zero Touch provides productivity gains within your organization and gives back time so you can focus resources more strategically. Shaken, not stirred.

Sponsored by:

View detailsCDW CanadaCDW Canada

10:05 am
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10:35 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

Stop Being a Speed Bump on the Highway of Success: Switch from an Integration to an Innovation Focus

Since almost the very beginning of the IT department, much of the focus of IT professionals has been on integrating systems, applications, and data sets; on tying together the various components of the enterprise to drive single versions of the truth, and streamlined operational capabilities. As IT becomes more complex however, IT Leaders need to find a way to break this cycle or risk becoming mired in ever increasing integration webs, webs that demand 100% of their time and 100% of their budget. Future-proofed CIOs will break this cycle by deploying solutions that are inherently integrated because they are engineered to be integrated from the ground up. With integration a non-issue, these CIOs will be free to focus time and resources on the real challenges of the enterprise: driving growth.

Takeaways

  • Understand the nature of the integration cycle " how it came to be and how problematic it really is
  • Learn about the new technology paradigms that offer integration out of the box
  • Develop a plan of attack that will leverage your time and your budget to allow you invest in business value growth

Presented by:

View detailsDavid Oh, CIO and VP Innovation, Alberta Gaming and Liquor CommissionAlberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

CIO Think Tank

Embrace the Cloud: Adopting a Brokerage Model

The allure of the Cloud is three-fold: the widely seen benefits are reduced cost, increased flexibility, and enhanced time to market. As a result business are rushing to the Cloud in ever increasing droves. In many cases, however, the rush is omitting the IT department until it is too late, and the specter of incompatible data and communications standards, of an inability to integrate with existing on-premise systems hangs over these deployments. To combat these issues, IT leaders need to recognize the value provided by the Cloud and develop a brokerage model whereby IT can direct business peers to the right Cloud delivered service.

Takeaways

  • Learn what the benefits of the cloud are, and why estimates are being missed.
  • Understand the drivers of these misses and why they are a problem
  • Determine the best approach for IT to take to head those problems off while offering an even higher level of service and value

Presented by:

View detailsMary Anne Palangio, SVP & CIO Group Functions, ManulifeManulife

10:40 am
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10:55 am

Networking Break

11:00 am
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11:30 am

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

The CIO's top 3 priorities for 2015

The role of the CIO role is changing and becoming increasingly complex. The coming year will undoubtedly produce many challenges and hurdles as the age of digitization of the enterprise – the transformation of physical processes and business models into digital – becomes the competitive advantage by which enterprises succeed or fail. In this roundtable discussion we will focus on the top three priorities to help CIOs kick off what’s sure to be a productive and interesting 2015. We’ll focus on:

1. The CIO role will transform from a technology leader to a business leader

  • Business leaders have both operational and cultural responsibilities in the enterprise. The CIO in the past had responsibilities to evangelize and procure new technologies. But the ultimate responsibility of transforming business processes and organizational culture was in the hands of line of business/operations managers whom the CIO supported. With the digitization of the enterprise the CIO has to take key responsibility for transforming business processes, managing the transformed operations, and driving a cultural change in front line employees.

2.Manage data as the enterprise’s most valuable strategic asset:

  • Value is fast moving away from physical assets into digital assets. Bitcoin makes it clear that mining data can create money in the same way as mining gold did in the past. This has serious implications as data is quickly becoming the most important asset in the enterprise. What does it mean for the CIO who is the custodian of this most valuable asset? As Milton Friedman once famously quipped: “The duty of managers is to maximize shareholders’ returns.” Hence it is the duty of the CIO to maximize the return on data.

3.Make BI pervasive and ubiquitous:

  • The idea that intelligence today is not only for everyone but also in everything. This means that the CIO has to focus on the operationalization of insights because the more users use the insights, the more savings accumulate. In turn this means that we need to change the approach and move away from report-centric information delivery to a more app-centric approach so that users can easily and interactively get just the information they need for decision making. The CIO would need to develop teams with skills to translate the analytic conclusions into end-user apps that change performance and behavior. Only the commoditization of analytics via “infoapps” can drive pervasive BI and large returns on analytics.

Sponsored by:

View detailsInformation BuildersInformation Builders

CIO Roundtable

Business Value from Applications- Are Your Applications Holding You Back?

Organizations have an unprecedented opportunity in a world that should be hyper-connected. They can unlock new competitive advantages as well as drive positive outcomes towards business goals. So how do you harness technology to create new value for your company and its shareholders? How do you re-invent or streamline your business? What is standing in your way? Could it be your applications?

Organizations with complex and disconnected application architectures often suffer from a variety of disadvantages. For example; high operating costs, obsolescent technology, and an aging labour pool of technical resources to maintain the applications. In addition, the underlying application technology platforms may prevent organizations from optimizing their business using innovative technologies such as cloud deployment, mobility, information management, self-service and the internet of everything.

CIOs are faced with competing pressures to support business innovation:

  • Flexibility and Agility - Application modernization efforts can improve the ability of existing applications to adapt to change, allowing the business to change more rapidly.
  • Business Operational Efficiency- Modernization allows businesses to refine and improve operations without extensive efforts to rip and replace existing applications.
  • Business Integration Efficiency - Make better use of the current system investments through modernizing, integrating and reporting based on all areas of your business thereby reducing redundancy and poor information for key decisions
  • IT Cost-Effectiveness - Reducing the cost of application support and data center expenses through the use of modern technologies allows the IT budget to be aligned to the business priorities of the organization
  • Growth - In response to the increased focus on business growth, core applications must flexibly and agilely integrate to make better use of current applications investment and gain new functionality.
  • Risk Reduction - The lack of functionality and availability of older applications puts business operations, costs and even revenue generation at risk. Regulation and compliance needs often require application availability, integration and information management that is difficult to achieve with older or business misaligned applications. Modernization can reduce these risks.

This session will allow attendees to understand how Fujitsu has worked with local, as well as global clients to modernize and integrate their application portfolios enabling them to leverage investments in three key dimensions to streamline their business: people, information and corporate infrastructure.

Sponsored by:

Fujitsu CanadaFujitsu Canada

11:35 am
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12:05 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Roundtable

CIOs of the Cloud

Using Software as a Service (SaaS) for your enterprise solutions changes the CIO's role – but not completely. CIO's still need to be engaged with their SaaS projects from playing a governance role around security and integration to making sure the project team and the SaaS vendor have a clear and realistic understanding of application workloads. At this roundtable we'll share stories about CIO engagement with SaaS from a vendor's perspective and will be asking you and your fellow CIO's to share experiences they've had (good or bad) in implementing SaaS.

Takeaways:

  • Understand how CIO's should engage project teams and vendors in SaaS implementations.
  • Hear about what's gone right and what has not on SaaS implementations from both the vendor's view as well as from your fellow CIO's.

Sponsored by:

View detailsWorkdayWorkday

Roundtable

12:10 pm
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12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO 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 detailsJeff Stark, Director, Cyber Security, CIBCCIBC

CIO Think Tank

Embracing the Mobile Wallet

There has been much discussion over the last couple of years about the development and adoption of Mobile or Digital Wallets, yet the pace of development and adoption continues to be slow. As Near Field Communications (NFC) becomes more ubiquitous across mobile devices, the discussion of e-Wallet development and adoption will only increase. Will the future be client-side wallets or provider-side wallets, will it be individual wallets offered by individual retailers, or amalgamated wallets offered by consortia?

Takeaways:

  • Adoption rates are currently low with initial indications they may stay that way, with less than 40% indicating they would use an e-wallet
  • Mobile retailing is expected to eclipse $500M in just a few years however, growth that needs greater mobile wallet adoption
  • Retailers need to take a position on mobile wallets now to put themselves in a position to benefit from the growth potential

Presented by:

Chris Marinis, DVP, Application Development & Support, Sears Canada

12:45 pm
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1:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Technology and IT spend continue to surge, changing the business landscape. However, the number of IT staff remains unchanged. Hence, new IT management challenges abound. Etelesolv leads a panel to discuss new key strategies to navigate these challenges. Three key questions will be asked and answered:

  • Employees leave massive data trails which can be used to plan IT resource deployment " whats the right way to do it?
  • Why is asset cost transparency " making IT resource costs visible to everyone " necessary?
  • Whats the best way to provide employees with the tools to do self-service IT support for lower-level IT tasks?

Sponsored by:

View detailsEtelesolvEtelesolv

Roundtable

Sponsored by:

View detailsVMwareVMware

1:20 pm
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2:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

2:25 pm
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2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Thought Leadership

Preparing for the Future of Connectivity

Machine-to-machine technology or the Internet of Things is redefining the way we work. Enabling innovative connectivity solutions drives efficiency and better decision-making, giving businesses a competitive advantage. Learn how Rogers is working with its customers and partners on leading technology solutions which virtually eliminate manual processes and deliver a high impact customer experience.

Sponsored by:

View detailsRogers Communications, Inc.Rogers Communications, Inc.

3:00 pm
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3:30 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

Solidifying the Role of the CIO

According to CIO Magazines most recent State of the CIO survey, nearly 50% of CIOs feel that they are still viewed as order takers, or executors of other peoples visions, while only 25% say that they are recognized as true business peer and strategic game changer. Compounding this issue is the expansion on the C-Suite with roles such as the Chief Digital Officer, the Chief Marketing Officer, and the Chief Data Officer; roles that are being filled by tech savvy digital natives who are challenging the reach and the relevance of the CIO. To survive and subsequently prosper CIOs must invest in three areas " building an innovation center of excellence, breaking the keeping-the-lights-on operational spend cycle, and migrating the IT department away from cost center towards value center.

Takeaways

  • Learn what an innovation culture looks like and how to build one
  • Understand how the operations spend cycle can be broken with disruptive technology
  • Determine what unique areas of value IT can offer to become a business driver

Presented by:

View detailsJavier Lozano, CIO, Calgary Airport AuthorityCalgary Airport Authority

CIO Think Tank

Improving CMO/CIO Partnerships

Marketing is no longer just about ad campaigns and tradeshow booths; it has become much more active with the advent and growth of digital marketing channels. This focus on digital channels however has made marketing a technology focused department and in many cases has brought it into direct conflict with the IT department and the CIO that runs it. CMOs and CIOs must learn to work in tandem; to each bring their unique capabilities to bear to deliver on the promise of digital marketing to the organization as a whole.

Takeaways:

  • CMOs and CIOs each have a role to play in digital marketing
  • For these initiatives to be successful these execs must work together
  • Relationships are built through mutual understanding and shared responsibility

Presented by:

View detailsPeter Loman, CIO Sales, Marketing, and Guest Experience, WestJet Airlines

3:35 pm
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4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Thought Leadership

IT Automation - Provision a New Style of IT at the speed change.

Organizations are dealing with rigid infrastructures made up of legacy environments and siloed processes which prevent them from delivering efficient business outcomes. How can "Automation" enable, IT organizations to deliver a New Style of IT at the speed of emerging Cloud service providers? In this session HP and Metafore will discuss insights on building a use case for automating your Infrastructure, Business Processes and Service Delivery which would allow your organization transform how it's people, process and technology delivery Business Outcomes.

Take Aways:

  • OneView - engage with customers to discuss ROI of adopting OneView as infrastructure management platform
  • CloudSystem - demonstrate how our CloudSystem tools layer on top of our management platform for the next layer of automation helping customer to provision their infrastructure
  • ConvergedSystem - an integrated infrastructure platform that is a foundational building block
  • Services Engagement - engage HP / Metafore to help you build a use case for developing a roadmap for automation

Sponsored by:

View detailsMetafore Technologies IncMetafore Technologies Inc

4:10 pm
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4:40 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Roundtable

3 Key Factors for Successful Digital Transformation

Achieve successful digital transformation through a holistic approach that accounts for the right technologies, the right business processes, and the right skills and experience. 

Organizations across all sectors need to evolve quickly to keep pace in today's digital landscape to support their strategic objectives and business operations. Organizations are rapidly undergoing digital transformation by integrating new digital technologies and related data analysis into their regular business practices. This has meant significant business transformation in organizations involving the emergence of new roles and responsibilities; the collaborative use of new digital technologies across previously siloed business areas; and the introduction of new business processes, legislated requirements and risks that need to be managed. This session covers digital technologies that are being implemented to support successful digital transformation; the demand for new roles and skillsets; and managing emerging governance, risk and compliance issues affecting organizations undergoing digital transformation.

Sponsored by:

View detailsA Hundred Answers Inc.A Hundred Answers Inc.

CIO Roundtable

Using Cost Transparency to Balance IT Supply and Demand

With increasing access, stricter mandates and a greater focus on outcomes, the demand for IT is dramatically outpacing supply in many health care organizations. At the same time, budgets remain under continued scrutiny. These forces mean IT leaders must not only root out inefficiencies, they must also encourage fact-based conversations about the true cost of technologies and services and the value they provide. Cost transparency makes both of these goals possible.

Join Apptio in a roundtable discussion focused on:

  • What is IT cost transparency and what decisions does it empower?
  • Using cost transparency to help grow your business and innovate
  • The data needed for effective cost transparency
  • Changing the conversations between IT leaders and business partners
  • Governing IT spending to align with business priorities

Sponsored by:

View detailsApptioApptio

4:50 pm
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6:00 pm

CIO Executive Visions Panel

Cyber Espionage and the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)

More and more C-level executives are realizing that cyber security is not an IT function. Cyber security has a direct impact on the current and future business operations of businesses in all industries. As is evidenced in reports from security companies, cyber espionage attacks by APT actors are breaching organizations small and large. Whether the objective is Intellectual Property, trade secrets, M&A information, or other business sensitive protected data, the loss could result in significant brand or reputational damage, not to mention millions in cleanup costs, loss of market share, a drop in stock prices, etc.. What are CISOs and CIOs doing to protect their organization? Traditional "defense in depth" techniques are insufficient to protect against an APT attack.

Moderated by:

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

Panelists:

View detailsGlenn Foster, SVP, Head of Cyber Security, TD BankTD Bank

View detailsEdward Kiledjian, Chief Information Security Officer, Bombardier Aerospace

View detailsBobby Singh, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, TMX GroupTMX Group

Sponsored by:

View detailsValt.X TechnologiesValt.X Technologies

View detailseSentireeSentire

6:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm
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9:30 pm

Networking Dinner

9:30 pm
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10:30 pm

After Dinner Networking

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - CIO Canada Summit

7:30 am
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8:30 am

Networking Breakfast

8:40 am
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9:25 am

Executive Visions Panel

The State of Innovation in Canada

The CIO role constantly evolves. The CIO needs to earn access to the right forums by being an essential part of the business strategy and helping their companies be competitive. How do we get there/maintain this role? As CIO you need to prioritize the right areas and the areas are continuously changing. We are not only providing innovation to our companies, we also need to continually drive Innovation across Canada. We will also look to confront the barriers to Innovation that currently exist and to outline actionable steps to foster innovation within the enterprise.

 Takeaways:

  • Why is Innovation important to Canada
  • How does Canada rank in terms of Innovation with the rest of the world (strengths/weakness)
  • How to drive innovation and new technologies such as cloud & big data
  • Building an Innovation COE

Moderated by:

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

Panelists:

View detailsFaramarz Farahani, CIO and Chief Innovation Officer, Federated Co-operativeFederated Co-operative

View detailsSarah Shortreed, CIO, Bruce PowerBruce Power

Wayne Ronhaar, Chief Innovation & Technology Architect, ATB Financial

View detailsJerry Boyer, CEO, Canada for One Million Acts of InnovationCanada for One Million Acts of Innovation

Sponsored by:

View detailsSymantecSymantec

9:35 am
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10:05 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Thought Leadership

Strategies for the Digital Enterprise

Enterprises face a new digital paradigm where data growth is off the charts, and cloud and mobility are paramount to sustaining competitive advantage.

Seizing growth opportunities, scaling infrastructure, global service expansion - all of it requires choosing the right data centers. You need to be close to target markets and end users to deliver services faster. You need to connect to a variety of providers and partners quickly and efficiently. That's why you should be inside Equinix.

  • The largest selection of cloud and network service providers
  • Partners including Amazon, Microsoft and NetApp
  • Validated IT design and performance benchmarking
  • A team of global solution architects who bring it all together

Equinix data centers are some of the best-connected, most densely populated places in the digital world-home to 975+ networks, 1,200+ cloud and IT service providers and the worlds top sources for mobile applications and content. Our 100 data centers on five continents can extend the geographic reach of your IT services and help scale your operations. Join us and learn how we can help you accelerate your business by connecting you to the partners and markets that matter most.

10:10 am
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10:40 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

Moving from Operations to Transformations

The accepted number for the amount of the IT budget that is tied up in operational spend, in paying to maintain technology that has already been purchased, is 80% leaving only 20% for the IT department to use to drive new projects. Because this level of funding is so low, as much as 70% of IT sponsored projects fail. Yet IT departments are being constantly pushed to be innovative, to find a way to embrace new technologies and leverage them to drive business change. How can you do that when your time, money, and effort goes to just keeping the lights on? Join us as we collectively explore this issue and examine some of the successful strategies that are being leveraged by top IT leaders.

Takeaways

  • The pressure on CIOs to drive change has never been higher, but fortunately neither has the opportunity to do so
  • Disruptive technologies dont just have the power to disrupt IT for the worse, they have the power to disrupt the business for the better
  • Fortune favors the bold; now is the time to take a leap into new modes of business to break the operational spend stranglehold

Presented by:

View detailsTom Everett, Associate Vice President, Digital Delivery, FGL Sports LimitedFGL Sports Limited

Think Tank

Using Cloud Delivered Services to Enable Business Transformation

As IT leaders begin to make the Cloud an inherent component of their long-term plans, they face the risk of falling into old habits and simply approaching the Cloud from a purely tech-centric perspective. While addressing the technology questions presented by increased Cloud adoption is important, more important is understanding the business enablement opportunities offered by broader Cloud adoption strategies. Innovative CIOs will need to see the Cloud for what it is; a way to change the conversation and focus away from the bits and bytes to an evaluation of what capability enables optimized business initiatives.

Takeaways

  • Learn why viewing the Cloud as an alternate technology delivery channel only is career suicide
  • Understand the real value of the Cloud, and that it goes beyond surface metrics like cost savings
  • Develop, instead of a Cloud adoption strategy, a Cloud/Business enablement strategy

Presented by:

View detailsTim Traill, AVP IS, Advisory Services, ManulifeManulife

10:50 am
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11:10 am

Networking Break

11:10 am
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11:40 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Roundtable

Mythbusters: DevOps Debunked

DevOps is transformational and the organizations that adopt it have seen significantly faster delivery of features with higher stability and end-user satisfaction.  But like any new movement, trend or technology, DevOps has attracted its fair share of myths and fallacies.  These myths are limiting DevOps adoption within organizations, thereby limiting IT's potential to benefit from the value DevOps creates; such as improved productivity, faster application release plans with fewer defects, and ultimately IT driven increased business value.  Our point of view is that DevOps is a business-driven software delivery approach, an approach that takes a new or enhanced business capability from an idea all the way to production, providing business value to customers in an efficient manner and capturing feedback as customers engage with the capability.

DevOps Myths Debunked will include:

  • DevOps is only for ‘Born on the Web’ shops
  • DevOps is operations learning how to code
  • DevOps isn’t for ITIL Shops
  • No cloud means no DevOps
  • DevOps is only about communication...or only about LEAN... or only about AGILE

In this interactive session, we will explore DevOps myths to help provide a view of what DevOps truly is, and how to successfully implement DevOps within your organization.

Sponsored by:

View detailsIBMIBM

CIO Roundtable

Security Reimagined – Today’s Threat Landscape is not Tomorrow’s

Information Technology (IT) Security is a dynamic domain of study, fuelled by rapid developments in the attacks and their countermeasures. What has been at the source of this evolution is a change in the motivation and organization of the groups leading the attacks. Capitalization on data is now the key driver behind cyber-attacks, whether it is financial, intellectual, or political.

Accepting the new paradigm of the adversary being a motivated, well organized, and intelligent set of actors has not been easy. Neither has accepting the high cost of being unprepared for their operationalized attacks on our IT infrastructures. Today’s attacks are stealthy, coordinated, and effective. Current IT security controls are failing, because they are not designed or able to meet the dynamic challenges of an intelligent assault.

In this session, we will discuss the evolution of the attacks, as well as the attackers themselves, and offer context as to how the “why and who” is as important as the “what” of an attack. Ajay will explore the impact of breaches as well as the value of being prepared for the inevitability of failure of traditional controls.

Key Points:

·          Discuss the evolution of malware and APT Campaigns

·          Differentiate Threat Technology from Threat Actors

·          Clarify the evasive nature of modern threats

·          Explain new security model

Sponsored by:

View detailsFireEyeFireEye

11:45 am
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12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Roundtable

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

CIO Roundtable

IT Integration in a Distributed IT World

Its no secret " the integration of disparate systems, disparate applications, and disparate data stores has long been one of the biggest challenges faced by the IT department. Simply put, getting everything to talk to everything is no easy task. The rapid adoption of cloud delivered services has compounded this problem almost exponentially " if it was hard to integrate when you controlled the whole stack it has become nearly impossible when you control very little of it. To be efficient and effective IT departments need to adopt a new model of system, application, and data integration. Endless webs of one-off point-to-point integrations simply wont cut it anymore and a purposeful, structured approach is required.

Takeaways

  • Learn how to build a holistic strategy to integrate systems, applications, and data.
  • Understand how to leverage SOA and ESB to streamline app to app communications
  • Discover the power and impact of holistic Master Data Management and other data integration processes.

12:20 pm
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12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO 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 to change at roughly the same time making the personnel with the requisite skillsets 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

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