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October 25-27, 2022

Grand Okanagan Resort

British Columbia, Canada

Creating Business Differentiators with Tech, Data, and Security

2019 Session Videos


ET Canada Exchange 2019 Opening Remarks

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.

Industry Transformation and Future of Work: IDC Canada

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.

VANTIQ: 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!

Fireside Chat - Intel Canada Country Manager & IDC Canada

Speakers: Denis Gaudreault, Canada Country Manager, Intel Canada | Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada

State of the CIO Address: CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN)

Speaker: Philippe Johnston, Director General, Digital Services, Transport Canada / 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.

CIO Panel Discussion

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

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.

IDC Canada 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.

Fireside Chat: Calgary Drop In & Rehab Centre Society and IDC Canada

Speakers: Helen Wetherley Knight, Director of IT, Calgary Drop In & Rehab Centre Society | Tony Olvet, GVP Research, IDC Canada

Internet of Things: Is Winter Coming? Check Point Software Technologies

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.

BLOCKCHAIN: Presentation and Panel Discussion

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

Panel Discussion: AI and Process Automation in the Canadian Enterprise

Moderator: Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada

Panelists: Bipasha Chiu, VP Business Delivery Management, LCBO | Cari Covent, Vice President, Intelligent Automation, Canadian Tire | Tracy Dallaire, Senior Director Technology Integration, Mohawk College

Description: AI is for real, but for enterprises it encompasses a huge spectrum of technologies and at the center of it all is data. IDC’s Lars Goransson will lead a panel discussion examining the how and why of AI; and what use cases are best suited to generating significant business value. Deep learning may rule the future, but AI technologies like process automation, machine learning and data analytics rule the day and drive immediate return on investment.

AR/VR & Enterprise Use Cases

Speaker: Jean Philippe Bouchard, VP Mobility and Consumer, IDC Canada

IDC Canada: Analyst Summit Wrap-Up & Q&A

Speakers: Nigel Wallis, Research Vice President for Verticals and IoT, IDC Canada | Joseph Pucciarelli, GVP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC | Tony Olvet, Group Research Vice President, IDC Canada | Megha Kumar, Research Director, IDC Canada

SAP Canada Presentation and Fireside Chat

Speakers: Tony Olvet, Group Vice President, Research, IDC Canada | Sam Masri, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Canada