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

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, Chief Innovation Officer, 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.

That's 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 CDW's 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

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

I’m a CIO, Jim, not a Miracle Worker: Defining Successful Digital Transformation

Like Bones in Star Trek, the CIO and the tasks he has to perform are often misunderstood and mis-underestimated by his Captain Kirk CEO. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the realm of Digital Transformation. Regardless of how complicated the demand however, the CIO is expected to have the answer and to partner with the rest of the crew to boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before. 

Digital transformation is one of the hottest trends in the industry right now but the problem is that “digital” is a term with different definition (ask 10 CIOs and you’ll likely get 10 different answers). One thing is clear however – no matter how you define it, whoever achieves it best in the eyes of their employees, partners, and customers will take a commanding lead in the marketplace. Until everyone copies that transformation that is, and then the whole process starts again. Or does it? Business stakeholders are no longer looking to IT to simply keep the lights on, they are looking to IT to become an engine of transformation that operates constantly and is always evolving new capabilities that enables employees and delights customers. Which brings us back to Bones – only he, like the CIO, knows the complexity of the systems he has to work with and the challenge of keeping everything integrated and operational while at the same time having to make the transformational change. 

In this session let’s explore how a business-focused partnership approach, along with a suite of enabling strategies and technologies, can make the CIO a success in the face of all these demands. 

  • Share and hear ideas from Fujitsu and your peers on key strategies to enable your business stakeholders to realize their digital aspirations. 
  • Clarify the various components of a successful digital strategy and vision. 
  • Gather ideas to improve your own organizations vision of a digital destination. 
  • Itemize how success can be validated and measured.

Sponsored by:

View detailsFujitsu 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

It's Time for a Security Wake-up Call: How to Re-think Security

There are two kinds of organizations: Those who've been hacked and know it and those who've been hacked and don't know it. The sophistication and speed of attacks require new approaches to solve this increasingly challenging problem. Tackling this continually evolving threat landscape with methodologies and tools from a decade ago is no longer sufficient. The industry needs a security wake-up call.

Join this session with Chad Fulgham, Chief Strategy Officer at Tanium and former CIO of the FBI, where he will discuss:

  • Why attacks persist and how to change the approach to security, from defense to offense.
  • Innovative technologies that enable detection and remediation with unprecedented levels of speed and scale—from seconds to minutes vs. days to weeks.
  • Corporate responsibility and how the security conversation needs to change at the Executive Management and the Board of Directors level.

Sponsored by:

View detailsTaniumTanium

12:10 pm
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12:40 pm

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 allow the enterprise to view its technology investment as a portfolio of services to accelerate innovation.
  • Learn about how the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission is creating its digital platform to support its innovation agenda.

Presented by:

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

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

How confident are you that your IT organization is agile and secure?

The speed of business today demands the agility and resource efficiency of a software-defined approach. By extending virtualization across the data center or upgrading to a software-defined data center, enterprises can reduce CAPEX up to 58 percent and avoid the need for “forklift upgrades”. But what about security in the midst of some many large scale breaches? VMware believes that the new model of IT is fluid, instant and secure and a truly unified platform across private, public and managed clouds can support the business and IT outcomes that CIOs are chartered with. Join us at this roundtable with your colleagues to discuss and exchange ideas on moving to a software-defined enterprise, and the implications from a security perspective.

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

Improving CMO/CIO Partnerships

The technological and social evolution of the Internet has transformed modern business, creating new marketing, sales and service channels that are now embedded in commercial strategies and activities. As customer-centric processes reach ever more deeply into the modern organization, the boundaries between the Sales & Marketing and IT teams, and the differences in their missions, are increasingly being tested. CMOs and CIOs must learn to lead their teams in tandem, jointly aligning strategy and execution in order to help their teams bring their unique capabilities to bear in realizing their objectives. 

Without coordination, CMO Digital strategies will fall short of their true potential, and IT organization will fail to evolve its role in the 21st century business, remaining in a commodity, cost management role. 

 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. 

Takeaways: 

  • 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 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

Martini Cocktail Reception - Sponsored by CDW Canada

Join us for a Martini themed reception, kindly sponsored by CDW Canada.

Regardless of whether you prefer your martini shaken or stirred, make sure to come along and visit the Martini Bar to get it made your way!

Sponsored by:

View detailsCDW CanadaCDW Canada

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.

Sponsored by:

View detailsEquinixEquinix

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

10:50 am
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11:10 am

Networking Break

11:15 am
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11:45 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

11:50 am
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12:20 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

12:25 pm
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12:55 pm

Executive Exchange

CIO Think Tank

Summit Wrap Session

Join MC and long-time analyst James Quin, in an open forum event wrap-up session where no topic is off limits and the conversation is open and free flowing. Come together one last time to: 

  • Review topics of conversation the were started but just not finished 
  • Address burning issues that may still not be resolved 
  • And any other topic that you see fit

Presented by:

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

12:55 pm
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1:00 pm

1:00 pm
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2:00 pm

Farewell Grab & Go Lunch

 

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