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October 25-27, 2022

Grand Okanagan Resort

British Columbia, Canada

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2022 Key Themes

- The Digitally Centric Customer and Citizen Experience

- Transforming your Organization in the Digital Landscape

- Digital Capabilities and Talent: Building the Innovative, Intelligent (AI-driven) Organization

- The Agile CIO and Deliverer of Digital

- Critical Infrastructure: The Shift of Critical Infrastructure from Physical to Digital IT Infrastructure and Connectivity

- How to Thrive as a Senior IM/IT Business Leader/CIO/CDO

- Industry Ecosystems: Defining New Value in the Digital Economy


Day 1 - Tuesday, October 25

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM        


4:00 PM - 4:05 PM          

Conference Welcome

Speaker: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events

4:05 PM - 4:15 PM  

Opening Remarks

CIO Association of Canada & CIO National Research Council of Canada

Canadian organizations are challenged to transform business through the thoughtful application of technology. The discussion of digital transformation is on the agenda of almost every organization today, while the pace of change is quickening. Cloud, analytics, IoT and security technologies are creating a new foundation for change and competitive advantage in 2019 and beyond. Using examples and drawing on brand new research from IDC Canada’s top executive survey, this session will explore the new business priorities driving the Digital Strategy defining Enterprise IT in Canada.

4:15 PM - 4:25 PM

Opening Keynote

Denis Gaudreault, Country Manager, Intel Canada Ltd.

Technology is transforming Canadian organizations across all sectors of the economy, and with it, changing the most fundamental aspect of business: how employees work. From advances in artificial intelligence to new collaborative tools, we are witnessing a profound shift in how people interact with machines, each other and the enterprise itself. IDC Canada’s research leader for IoT and Industries, Nigel Wallis, will discuss the ways in which different industries are transforming and the implications for the future of work.

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Keynote Presentation

Driving Digital: Why Digital Trailblazers are the Secret to Successful Digital Transformations

Following the success of Isaac Sacolick's first book, Driving Digital, Isaac will share stories and insights from his new book, Digital Trailblazer: Essential Lessons to Jumpstart Transformation and Accelerate Your Technology Leadership. Your business needs more transformation leaders – what Isaac calls Digital Trailblazers—who can lead teams, evolve sustainable ways of working, develop data capabilities as competitive differentiators, and deliver business outcomes. This keynote highlights who are Digital Trailblazers, how to empower them, and what practices they will need to drive business outcomes from transformation initiatives.







5:25 PM - 5:55 PM

Fireside Chat | Intel Canada & Microsoft Canada

Denis Gaudreault, Canada Country Manager, Intel Canada | Denis Gaudreault is the Country Manager for Intel Canada. He is responsible for defining, implementing, and driving a unified cross organization and business units strategy to drive product & technology development, business revenue and raise the relevance of the company within the Canadian market.

Kevin Magee, Chief Security Officer, Microsoft Canada | Kevin is one of Canada's leading authorities on cyber security, cyber risk governance and the convergence of cybercrime and cyberwarfare.

MODERATOR: Isaac Sacolick, President and Founder, StarCIO


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

End User Roundtable Discussions

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM          

Welcome Reception & Dinner:  

An elegant networking reception and dinner for all designed to foster interaction and build relationships.

Isaac Sacolick

President and Founder


Author: Digital Trailblazer

Day 2  - Wednesday, October 26

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM

Cybersecurity Keynote

Kevin Magee, Chief Security Officer, Microsoft Canada

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

General Session Presentation

Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Canadian Organizations

Hear from some of your peers on what is keeping them up at night and how they are fighting the growing threats from around the world.

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM

Fireside Chat

SAP Canada and Illumiti

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Fireside Chat

Check Point and IBM

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their End User customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

General Session Presentation

Internet of Things: Is Winter Coming?

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM                

Panel Discussion


2:40 PM - 3:00 PM          

Transition to Meeting Zone

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meeting Zone

1:1 Meetings Between Technology Vendors, Industry Experts, and Attendees

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Open Time

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM          

Networking Reception

A networking reception designed to foster interaction and build relationships.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM  

General Session Panel Discussion

AI and Process Automation

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM  

General Session Presentation & Panel Discussion

AR/VR & Enterprise Use Cases

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Meeting Zone

1:1 Meetings between Technology Vendors, Industry Experts and Attendees

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM      

General Session Panel

Analyst Summit Wrap-Up & Q&A

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

ET Canada Exchange Closing Remarks

Speaker: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Attendee Departures

Safe travels to all who participated in ET Canada Exchange! 

Day 3  - Thursday, October 27