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CIO Canada Summit
February 15-17, 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 15, 2015 - CIO Canada Summit

2:00 pm
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5:00 pm

Registration & Greeting to the CIO Canada Summit

4:30 pm
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6:00 pm

Exclusive CIO Think Tank

Pre-summit introductory discussions

6:30 pm
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7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

7:30 pm
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10:00 pm

Welcome Address Presented by Master of Ceremonies & Welcome Gala Dinner

Monday, February 16, 2015 - CIO Canada Summit

7:00 am
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8:05 am

Networking Breakfast

8:15 am
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9:15 am

Opening CIO Keynote Panel

The CIO: Business Challenger and Driver of Innovation

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 innovate within our role.

This panel discussion will explore the key challenges for the CIO in this changing environment and possible solutions to address them.

9:25 am
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9:55 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Thought Leadership

Shift Your IT Spend from Ongoing Operations to Innovation in 2014

The one and only way CIOs can unlock the funding necessary to pursue those snazzier and unquestionably vital new initiatives like Cloud, Social, Mobile is to make a bold decision and take an entirely new approach to IT spending. Far too many companies today find they need to devote 70% or even 80% of their IT budget just to run and maintain what theyve already got, leaving as little as 20% for innovation. CIOs need to determine which vendors are exacerbating this problem, and which ones offer modern alternatives that are better, faster, and cheaper.

CIOs willing to tackle this issue will not only earn recognition but also will unlock increased value for their companies.

10:00 am
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10:30 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

Communicating the Value of IT

A discussion around the alignment to business strategy, stakeholder understanding, customer obsession and strategic communication to enable the clear understanding of the value that IT brings.

CIO Think Tank

The Demise of the CIO

Many people view the CIO role as the pinnacle achievement for IT professionals - a position that often historically reported to another C-level exec or SVP, but which is increasingly reporting direct to the CEO. While it is true that many in the CIO role have arrived there by way of a technical IT background, it is becoming more common for the role to be filled by an individual with little or no technical background as a stepping stone in career development. A significant number of IT projects and key business services report through the CIO position and these projects/services are often critical to the business' profitability and competitiveness and frequently span multiple business lines. This experience exposes the CIO to critical workings of the business. The same can be said for the technical CIO - rather than a final stop in a successful career, this role can lead to other non-IT oriented executive business positions. This think tank will focus on discussions surrounding: 

  • Why the CIO role is evolving and some of the causes; 
  • The pros and cons of this evolution/change; 
  • The value of CIO-experience as well as both entry and exit strategies, particularly with respect to non-IT professionals entering the CIO position and CIOs with an IT background exiting the position 
  • Will the CIO title eventually be replaced?

10:30 am
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10:50 am

Networking Break

10:50 am
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11:20 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Roundtable


Sponsored by:

View detailsNetIQNetIQ

CIO Roundtable

Protection Vs. Leverage of Data " Your Most Valuable Asset

There is a paradigm between securing and protecting your organizations data versus the availability and timely usage of the data. In many cases it can seem like you are trying to balance your organization on a scale and if you put too much effort into one side (such as locking all your data down), it can negatively affect the other side (your employees cant access what they need to do their jobs). Similarly if you focus efforts on backing everything up, storage costs and access speeds can be adversely affected. Discussion in this session will revolve around data and what the appropriate balance might be between security and the management of your data.

11:25 am
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11:55 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Thought Leadership

What Every CIO Should ASK About User Driven Business Intelligence

Analytics and BI continue to be a top priority for CIOs and CFOs alike. However, multiple studies show that BI continues to be deployed to only a fraction of the business users who could benefit from it. Innovative (a.k.a. rogue) users will download and deploy solutions themselves without the involvement of IT. But this creates risk for the firm as IT loses control over data security and integrity. There is an alternative. IT leaders can proactively deploy self-service BI allowing them to protect the firm all while becoming the hero to their information starved business users. In this session, we will look beyond basic features and functionality and discuss what really matters when evaluating these technologies.

12:00 pm
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12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

How can IT become a catalyst for Business Model Innovation and transform the way your company engages with its Customers ?

Many CIOs have successfully transformed the role of the IT organization from 'reactive service provider' to 'strategic business partner'. As important as that milestone is, it is not the end of the journey as most IT organizations are still internally focused and have limited impact on customer value creation or on the future direction of the company.  How can IT play an more active role in Customer Centric Innovation ? 

As an IT executive you might be interested to hear the lessons learned from Celesticas transformational journey where IT was not only supporting the changes but served as an active catalyst of business model innovation. 

There are tangible take-aways that you can apply in your own organization to drive similar breakthrough results. It this session you will hear about:

* How to approach Big Data - discover your own hidden assets and enable data integration across your partner eco-system.

* How to leverage cloud computing to rapidly scale and drastically change the investment required for new solution launches,

* How to manage IT talent differently to unlock the true potential and passion required for breakthrough innovation.


CIO Think Tank

Why have a systems consolidation plan when you can have a Revenue Growth, Margin Expansion, and Product Differentiation Plan through the intelligent deployment of IT

The Internet of things, Big Data, and Mobile, represent key opportunities for todays modern IT organization to have direct impact on, generating revenue, increasing gross margin contribution, and driving customer insight.  During this session we will explore how Just Energy is capitalizing on these trends to drive value across the organization and its customer segments.

12:35 pm
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1:05 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Roundtable

Protection Vs. Leverage of Data " Your Most Valuable Asset

There is a paradigm between securing and protecting your organizations data versus the availability and timely usage of the data. In many cases it can seem like you are trying to balance your organization on a scale and if you put too much effort into one side (such as locking all your data down), it can negatively affect the other side (your employees cant access what they need to do their jobs). Similarly if you focus efforts on backing everything up, storage costs and access speeds can be adversely affected. Discussion in this session will revolve around data and what the appropriate balance might be between security and the management of your data.

Sponsored by:

View detailsSymantecSymantec

CIO Roundtable

Is your organization ready for Real-Time?

The ability to align business requirements and technology assets has been a fundamental concern of enterprises for years. Limited visibility into operations, lack of operational insights and the inability to adapt and respond dynamically are daily challenges for most organizations. So how can you capitalize on real-time and right-time analytics to improve operational visibility and performance? Join us as we provide examples of how other organizations are using the power of real-time analytics to make intelligent decisions and gain a competitive advantage.

1:10 pm
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2:10 pm

Networking Luncheon

2:15 pm
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2:45 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Thought Leadership

Self-service BI & Analytics: The Changing Relationship Between IT & Business

With dramatic increases in data volumes, data sources, and information demand from business users, IT organizations strive to manage a growing backlog of information projects. Self-service promises to deliver a balance between IT and Business, but there are conflicting definitions and approaches from industry experts and vendors. This session will focus on how CIO's in leading organizations are implementing successful strategies for delivering on this promise. The case studies presented in this session will illustrate which areas of the business generate the highest ROI, including management, back office, operations, supply chain, and customer facing initiatives. The examples will also show how they are addressing the latest technology requirements including big data, mobile, data discovery, predictive analytics and more.

2:50 pm
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3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

A Reflection: Four Years into Mobility

Four years into the largest mobility implementation in Healthcare, this talk is a reflective recount of lessons learned, unanticipated challenges and opportunities and other 'surprises'. Also, some discussion of the impact on workflow, immediacy of access to information and a higher level of inter communication.



CIO Think Tank

Privacy as a Competitive Differentiator

MPAC successfully leveraged Privacy by Design (PbD) framework within the architecture of cloud computing and open source technology stack to transform compliance effort into competitive business advantage. Join Fariba Anderson, MPAC CIO and VP Information Service to learn about her CIO journey and the supporting Gartner Case Study as how CIOs can turn Privacy into a Competitive Differentiator.

3:25 pm
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3:55 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Roundtable

Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud

There is bound to be turbulence in the clouds of confusion before one can view the friendly skies, and an illuminated landing strip. T.F. Hodge 

We started talking about Cloud in the industry several years ago. Everyone was buzzing about it, no one knew exactly what it was, and everyone decided we had to get there (whatever that meant). Since then weve been under the cloud, on cloud nine, in the clouds 

What we figured out was that Cloud is really a compute model that allows organizations to decide from where to run their business applications. Another paradigm shift just like mainframe to distributed, WAN/LAN back to centralized. 

Cloud created a whole other set of phenomenon for IT professionals to wade through: private vs. public vs. hybrid, Shadow IT, Cloud Builders, Cloud Services Brokers, etc. 

The marketplace has reached a level of maturity today where companies like Metafore can guide organizations of all sizes to the right cloud balance within a lifecycle methodology continuum. 

But its not just about today; its about what we see for the future clouds in our crystal ball. 

Behind every cloud there is another cloud." " Judy Garland

CIO Roundtable

How to Simplify and Secure Enterprise Mobility in a Connected Ecosystem

Today's mobile landscape requires companies to secure smartphones, tablets, laptops and peripherals, as well as the content and apps on these devices. As mobility continues to explode and create a profound impact on the enterprise, it is important for end users to understand mobile security complexities, how to manage these ongoing effects and how to secure sensitive data. This session will provide CIOs with strategies to enhance mobile security and the necessary steps to mitigate the impact of converging assets to empower their workforce by leveraging enterprise mobility management (EMM), through a lessons learned approach.


4:00 pm
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4:30 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

What is the new approach to Technology Expense Management?

Studies show the average enterprise IT investment is now greater than 4.2% of annual revenues and still rising. Due to some organizations decision making processes on IT projects, some estimates put only 20% of the IT spending visible in the IT budget. This means Business units are beginning to have their own IT budgets, which require joint decision making between central IT and the business unit themselves. 

3 Key Takeaways: 

DELIVER COST AND ASSET information to facilitate decisions independently to meet local needs. 

EMPOWER BUSINESS to support joint decision-making between IT and the business. 

VALIDATE SERVICES against business context, introduce reuse before re-buy methodology.

4:35 pm
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5:05 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

Does Gender Matter When Becoming A Change Agent To Meet Technology World Demands?

This session will look at the different skill sets required for all IT leaders; are there challenges which hinder upward movement based on gender or is it a level playing field where the best person gets the job? 

This interactive session is open for all attendees, male or female, to discuss real world experiences and thought leadership. 

Other areas of discussion will be: 

  • Necessary Leadership Communication 
  • Overcoming Gender Stereotypes 
  • Cultivating Talent of High Potential Tech Leaders & Mentoring Future Leaders

6:00 pm
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7:00 pm

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 17, 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

CIO Keynote Presentation

Increasing the Velocity of Innovation

Experience how AT&T is turning innovative ideas into great products for customers quickly and seamlessly by driving major collaborative initiatives in openness and interoperability.

9:35 am
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10:05 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Thought Leadership

The Influence of Web-Scale IT on the Enterprise

When Google and other leading cloud providers set out to design the next-generation datacenter, they threw away the playbook. Rather than relying on traditional hardware-centric architectures, these pioneers re-invented how datacenters were built and managed. They embraced a highly distributed software model that was implemented on clusters of commodity hardware. They also took the bold step of converging compute and storage resources into a single tier, thus removing the complexity of a storage network. The cloud providers have realized massive scale, rapid feature velocity, fractional consumption and uncompromisingly simpler datacenters. These same technologies and architectures are now invading the enterprise datacenter.

10:10 am
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10:40 am

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

Building a Shared Services Organization

The successful establishment of shared services requires clear, strong governance blended with trust, credibility and persistence. Early demonstration of concrete benefits is essential. Effective shared service operations can act as cultural and organizational pathfinders for other shared-service capabilities. The personal drive, vision and tenacity of the CIO and/or CEO are critical to success in initially skeptical or hostile enterprise environments. Shared IT service capabilities deliver economies of scale and can create cohesion among previously disparate enterprise partners. The effective creation of shared capabilities and their efficient operation need clear vision; strong governance; determined, charismatic leadership; and patience. 

3 Key Takeaways: 


  1. Shared services is not the same as centralization 
  2. Need a clear mandate and executive support 
  3. Change Management is key to success.

Think Tank

How Disruptive Innovation is Changing Real Estate Law in Canada

In under three years with the introduction of title insurance and in-branch signing, over 90% of the refinance market was transformed displacing 35,000 lawyers. Brent Nyznyk, Chief Information Officer for Anderson Sinclair, will show how through the use of new technologies, networks and cloud services they are changing the way purchase closing services are being delivered throughout Canada. Brent will also outline some of the challenges he and his team have faced along the way and discuss other potential uses of these technologies within your business.

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

The Future of IT: Managing Service Relationships in the Enterprise

Service relationships exist throughout the enterprise. They connect requesters of a service and providers of those services. While service relationships are well defined and automated within enterprise IT, they are inefficient, unstructured, or non-existent in other enterprise service domains.

Join Rob Phillips as he describes his vision for the future of IT and the role IT leaders will play in the evolution of service. Rob will provide his perspective on applying the IT service model to automate and manage service relationships inside and outside the enterprise.

CIO Roundtable

Finally a Seat at the Table - The new role of the CIO. Are you ready?

In CSC's annual survey of over 600 CIOs around the world, we uncover how the role of the CIO is changing and whats being done about it. As more end-product value is coming from IT-enabled technology, and more business unit heads are acquiring cloud services, the CIO is becoming a key contributor to business strategy. 

In our study 66 percent of the CIOs surveyed say they are creating this value, and 75 percent say that as a result they are upgrading their departments skills. CSC will present the study's findings and observations on how CIOs can best address these new challenges.

11:45 am
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12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

CIO as the Business Leader

The pace of innovation, growth of data and demands of consumers are paving the way for CIO's to demonstrate their ability to be viewed as business leaders. Tools and automation continue to eliminate IT labour hours and IT infrastructures have become a commodity. Businesses are relying on technology to provide solutions as a service. CIO's must position themselves to become the key advisors within executive teams that continuously transform and modernize their organizations for sustainability and growth. 3 Take aways: Business Transformation Digital Strategy IT as an Investment

12:20 pm
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12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Roundtable


CIO Roundtable

Intelligent Lighting Systems

In 2010, commercial buildings used approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours (BkWh) of primary energy for interior illumination, most of which is outdated fluorescent lighting with minimal controls. This represents almost 50% of the total power consumed in commercial buildings. Lights-out Data Centers, Zone controls and Automatic sensors can provide some reduction in your power consumption. What if you could reduce your Lighting power consumption by 65%, 75% or 85%? What would those savings look like? 

What if your Lighting systems could? 

  • Alert you to Security Issues 
  • Monitor temperature and occupancy to manage power consumption 
  • Assist with Real Estate Planning and Usage 
  • Provide significant power savings over traditional methods 

These are a few of the features that Intelligent Lighting system provide Data Center and Commercial building operators. Join the Discussion on how an Intelligent Lighting solution can enhance and improve your Commercial and Data Center operations.

1:00 pm
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2:00 pm

Farewell Networking Luncheon

 

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