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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Speaker: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events
4:05 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Tony Olvet, GVP Research, IDC Canada
Description: 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 - 4:45 PM
Opening Keynote: Industry Transformation and Future of Work
Speaker: Nigel Wallis, VP, IoT and Industry, IDC Canada
Description: 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 the Real-Time Transformation of Your Organization
Speaker: Blaine Mathieu, Chief Marketing & Product Officer, VANTIQ
Description: Uber. Amazon. Netflix. SpaceX. Markets and companies are being disrupted almost overnight. The pressures to become a ‘real-time business’ are building, driven by rapid advances in IoT, machine learning, augmented reality, robotics, and edge computing. In this session, Blaine Mathieu, Chief Product Officer of application platform company VANTIQ, will describe how it is now possible to quickly create real-time applications that have the potential to transform business operations and help companies avoid the next wave of disruption - and even become disrupters themselves!
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Fireside Chat: Intel Canada
Speakers: Denis Gaudreault, Canada Country Manager, Intel Canada | Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
General Session Presentation: State of the CIO
Speaker: Philippe Johnston, Director General, Digital Services, Transport Canada, and National Vice President of the CIO Association
Description: National Vice President of the CIO Association, Philippe Johnston will share his thoughts on the evolving priorities of CIOs and what he expects as we prepare for 2020.
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
General CIO Session Panel:
Speaker: Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada
Participants: Alizabeth Calder, SVP & CIO, HomeEquity Bank | Philippe Johnston, Director General, Digital Services, Transport Canada, and National Vice President of the CIO Association | Phil McBride, CIO, Molson Coors Canada | Joseph Pucciarelli, GVP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Dinner:
An elegant networking reception and dinner for all designed to foster interaction and build relationships.
Day 1 - Monday, November 4, 2019
Day 2 - Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
General Session Keynote: The CIO's Guide to Developing IT Strategies That Drive Enterprise Transformation
Speaker: Joseph Pucciarelli, GVP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC
Description: Joe Pucciarelli will explore the need for new IT strategies aimed at supporting and enabling digital transformation and discusses in detail the elements of effective IT strategy. Joe describes the context and "ecosystem" in which the new strategy is formed and executed and identifies the key attributes and components of a new IT strategy. The IT vision and mission guide IT and LOB organizations and stakeholders, but the IT strategy details "how" to get there. Business strategies are changing significantly in response to new, more disruptive competition, shifting customer dynamics and demands, and turbulent business environments. IT strategies similarly need to undergo significant overhauling or risk becoming detached and irrelevant.
8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
General Session Presentation: CYBER SECURITY
Speaker: Kevin Lonergan, Security Lead, IDC Canada
Description: An increase in scale, scope, and sophistication in cyberattacks have led IT administrators to spend more of their time and budget on cybersecurity than ever before. Unfortunately, Canadian organizations have learned that increased spending does not always translate into a decrease in breaches. IDC's Kevin Lonergan will discuss the current cybersecurity challenges facing Canadian organizations, and how to improve an organization's security posture while staying on budget.
9:10 AM - 9:50 AM
Fireside Chat: SAP
Speakers: Tony Olvet, Group Vice President, Research, IDC Canada | Sam Masri, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Canada
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Fireside Chat: Calgary Drop In & Rehab Centre Society
Speakers: Tony Olvet, GVP Research, IDC Canada | Helen Wetherley Knight, Director of IT, Calgary Drop In & Rehab Centre Society
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
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
General Session Presentation: Internet of Things: Is Winter Coming?
Speaker: Rob Falzon, Head of Engineering, Office of the CTO - Security Evangelist, Check Point Software Technologies
Description: The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) truly represents a radical shift in how companies will operate, governments will govern and individuals will live their lives.Microcomputetechnologies and autonomous systems will permeate our day-to-day activities. They will introduce opportunities for simplification, optimization and accuracy, and they will threaten to distribute cyber threats into the deepest levels of our shared experience. This session will provide a view into what an IoT future will look like, a summary of the cyber risks that such a future could see and present practical security considerations that enterprises can consider when planning their moves towards wide-spread IoT implementation.
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
General Session Presentation and Panel Discussion: BLOCKCHAIN
Presenter/Moderator: Megha Kumar, Research Director, IDC Canada
Panelists: Steven Delaney, CEO, Capital Blockchain | Philippe Johnston, Director General, Digital Services, Transport Canada, and National Vice President of the CIO Association
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
5:40 PM - 6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A networking reception designed to foster interaction and build relationships.
Day 3 - Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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2021 Key Themes Include:
- 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