Agenda


07:45 - 08:45
Registration & Breakfast


08:50 - 08:55
CAMSS BC 2018
Welcome Remarks


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09:00 - 10:00
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
"Building a 'Future Ready' Foundation"

To keep pace with the evolving landscape, IT systems must be scalable, adaptable and secure. IT and Line of Business leaders from organizations of all sizes and industries face the magnitude of innovation and change to ensure their company stays competitive and in ling with the goals of the business. This interactive roundtable discussion will delve deep in to what it means to be "future ready" and how to build a foundation within the company to ensure you're not left behind.

SESSION MODERATORS:
Anthony Anzevino,
VP, Commercial Sales, Veeam Software
Liza Jose,
Associate Director, IT, University of British Columbia
Wesley McPherson,
Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group
Gary Munro, Manager, Information Technology, City of North Vancouver
Paul Jackson, Director of IT, North America, LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS
Andriy Ostapyshyn,
 Director of Information Technology, Pinnacle Renewable Energy
Ibukun Adebayo, Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society & CIO & CISO, RISC Credivel (UK) Ltd.


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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"Autonomous Cyber Defense: AI and the Immune System Approach"

From insiders to sophisticated external attackers, the reality of cyber security today is that the threat is already inside. Legacy approaches to cyber security, which rely on knowledge of past attacks, are simply not sufficient to combat new, evolving attacks, and no human cyber analyst can watch so much or react quickly enough. A fundamentally new approach to cyber defense is needed to detect and respond to these threats that are already inside the network - before they turn into a full-blown crisis.

Self-learning systems represent a fundamental step-change in automated cyber defense, are relied upon by organizations around the world, and can cover up to millions of devices. Based on machine learning and probabilistic mathematics, these new approaches to security can establish a highly accurate understanding of normal behavior by learning an organization’s ‘pattern of life,’. They can therefore spot abnormal activity as it emerges and even take precise, measured actions to automatically curb the threat.

Discover why autonomous response and machine learning is the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cyber security provides complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.

SESSION LEADER:
Rav Grewal, Account Executive, Darktrace


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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"Connected Products and the Internet of Things"

In this session Jonathan will discuss how Avery Dennison's Janela™ platform can connect products to the Internet of Things.  He will cover life-cycles from birth in a factory through supply chain into a DC/Warehouse and a retail store.  He will also cover pre and post purchase use cases including mobile self checkout and how you can enable grab and go using sensor fusion similar to Amazon Go.

SESSION LEADER:
Jonathan Aitken, 
Director, Digital & Partnerships, Avery Dennison


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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"MultiCloud Strategy:  A Decision Makers’ Perspective"

The modern Cloud Era has fundamentally reset expectations of enterprise IT services. Internal and external consumers of these IT resources demand the same agility and scalability of public clouds. As a result, today’s decision makers need to bring true cloud-like simplicity and flexibility to their datacenters to stay competitive, and to support their business.

To build their next-generation infrastructure, enterprise IT leaders are looking beyond their legacy vendors and architectures, and are building datacenters that rival public clouds. What does this new enterprise IT stack look like, and how can decision makers leverage the latest innovations as they put their datacenter and cloud strategies into practice

Join Nutanix to provide you with a deeper understanding of how to confidently tackle these important decision maker's challenges.

SESSION LEADER:
Ken Chan, Systems Engineer, Nutanix


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10:50 - 11:05
Networking Break


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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"Innovate at the Speed of a Start-up, but the Scale of an Enterprise"

Ready to rapidly achieve better business outcomes? By working alongside industry and emerging technology experts, you can open the door to collaborative transformation – creating an environment where your teams can:

  • Think, experiment and validate innovative ideas in days, not weeks.

  • Build, launch, and scale new enterprise solutions at lightning speed with digital, cognitive, analytics, blockchain, cloud, and other emerging technologies.

  • Acquire new skills and processes to lead in your digital market.

Join IBM’s Simon Kalechstein to hear real examples of companies across multiple industries who are successfully integrating design, data science, research, agile engineering, industry expertise, emerging technologies and partner ecosystems – all in an open innovation platform. Get the inspiration your team needs to reimagine your business processes through collaborative transformation.

SESSION LEADER:
Simon Kalechstein
, Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM


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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"Dream Killer Apps: the one technology innovation that would change my life as a CIO"

What is the killer app that would change your life? If only it already existed. For Shauna Begley of White Spot Canada, it’s a common platform that would link all food delivery service companies (e.g., Foodora, DoorDash, Skip the Dishes); for Gerry Akkerman of TransLink, it’s a mobility app that would consolidate different modes of transportation (transit, bike share, car share) in terms of timetables, maps, pricing, billing, etc.

Join the CIO Association of Canada members to discuss the killer app that would change your life.

SESSION LEADERS:
Shari Wallace, CIO, City of Burnaby
Shauna Begley, CIO, White Spot Canada
Gerry Akkerman, Business Technology Planning & Program Director, Digital Customer Experience, TransLink


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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"State of Cyber Threats in Canada"

Cyber threats continue to target organizations causing significant business and reputational impact and Canadian organizations are no exception. In this session, Mandiant provides a recap of a few interesting recent cases and provide lessons learned and insight on steps leading organizations are taking to improve the resiliency of their cyber security programs.

SESSION LEADER
Alexander Rau,
Sr. Manager, Security Consulting, Mandiant Consulting


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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"Advanced Attackers Hiding Inside Encrypted Traffic at the Endpoint"

Advanced attackers are always looking for ways to stay hidden. The growing use of traffic encryption — over 50% of Web traffic today is encrypted — provides a simple trick for attackers to hide their threats and communications channels. Exploit kits, malware, adware, callbacks, as well as command & control channels leverage encrypted communications to infiltrate organizations and exfiltrate information. 

Look into encrypted traffic, without the need for a proxy or additional agents and ensure full coverage of threats hiding within covert channels. SentinelOne extends EPP capabilities to provide an integrated workflow from visibility & detection to response & remediation. The single agent, single console architecture provides deployment simplicity and operational agility to improve productivity and minimize business impact of threats.

In this session, explore and expose threats hiding inside encrypted traffic at the endpoint; discover Autonomous Detection and Response to formerly “unseeable” threats; Live Attack Demonstration, Investigation and Remediation.

SESSION LEADER:
Grant Moerschel, Sr. Director, Solutions Engineering, SentinelOne


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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"Over the Horizon : Data Security and Artificial Intelligence"

On the rapidly changing landscape of big data and IoT, more than ever before we are faced with the challenges of protecting our business from malicious activity and threats. As needs within our organization constantly grow larger, security solutions and data breach prevention undoubtedly become of the utmost concern. What we plan to discover in this session are the roles Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning play in conjunction with data security as we converge on a new era. Come join us for this exciting and informative session as we travel over the horizon and look on the most up to date developments of AI and ML. Learn about how we can perceive concrete value to them in our environments by taking steps to facilitate advanced methods of protection now and beyond. This broad but in-depth look will leave you with key takeaways into the fascinating facts and potential strategies flourishing as we see the big picture unfold. 

SESSION LEADER:
Andrew Wesolowski, Director of Operations, Electronic Recycling Association


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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"The Future of Work – Meeting the Demands of Digital"

The future of work continues to evolve, and every day that future is brought closer by the accelerating business demands of digital transformation, emerging cultural norms and the capabilities of new technologies and innovations. Digitally-enabled businesses must strive to be more global and work outside their normal bounds. The session will explore the growing demand for agility and less hierarchy in the workplace alongside the advent of real-time communications tools. Hear use cases from firms that are on the leading edge of implementing more data-driven decision making, AI-enabled processes and new models for information security.

SESSION LEADER:
Brian Alexander, Sr. Engineer, Box


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12:45 - 13:45
Networking Lunch


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13:00 - 13:45
LUNCH & LEARN
"The Security Crisis of IoT"

The infinite possibilities and potential applications surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) have been well-hyped over the past few years, but adoption of the technology is at a tipping point. Recent research claims 29% of organizations have already implemented IoT solutions, and this number is expected to continue to surge. However, with the IoT bandwagon rushing full steam ahead, few are pausing to consider the enormous security risks associated with the devices. The influx of additional entry points into an organization’s network, plus a current lack of security standards for IoT devices, means there is a gaping hole in the perimeter of any business that has installed IoT devices.

This session will focus on how to combat the cyber threats related to IoT.

SESSION LEADER:
Ibukun Adebayo, Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society &
CIO & CISO, RISC Credivel (UK) Ltd.


13:50 - 14:50
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
"Orchestrating True Digital Transformation"

Building a digital business involves creating new operations that support doing business digitally and take advantage of digital systems. New digital business companies that enter the marketplace and existing companies that add digital business arms increase pressure on their competitors to transition quickly to digital.


This interactive roundtable discussion will provide attendees to brain-storm and share ideas with one another on how to effectively orchestrate digital transformation.

SESSION MODERATORS:
Zeina Gharzouzi,
 Sr. Manager, SOTI, Inc.
Dianne Lapierre, CIO, Raymond James Ltd.
Jim Chan, 
Director of IT, Georgia Main Food Group Ltd
Cherian Palayoor, Director, IT Security, Lululemon Athletica
Abdel Elassal, VP, Information Technology, Onni Group of Companies
Bryce Hollweg,
Director, Information Services, Canucks Sports & Entertainment/Aquilini Group


14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"Beyond Happily Ever After on the Cloud"

Whether you’ve already migrated workloads to the Cloud or are considering a migration in the coming year, you will find this session highly informative. It’s the dream scenario for many companies: after many hurdles, endless internal stakeholder meetings, and long hours with your project team you’ve finally completed your first large cloud migration and are finally in the Happily Ever After stage of Cloud migration. What happens now? This session will look at what happens during and after Cloud migration and ways that you can leverage Cloud technologies to successfully stay ahead of the curve.

SESSION LEADER:
Chris Falk, 
CTO, Buyatab Online Inc.


14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"CXO Relations: Keeping the Momentum"

Despite the glaringly obvious benefits of implementing an array of advanced technologies in to the company, working with the same, or in some cases even less budget than the previous year, makes this a continuous uphill struggle. With vast amounts of money spent on past projects and as companies begin to focus on the bottom line benefit of technology to the business, the relationship between IT and LOB is imperative, especially when the immediate results are not there to be seen.

SESSION LEADER:
Hakan Kutluay, 
CIO, Eldorado Gold Corp.


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14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
”Future-Proofing IT’s Digital Delivery Capabilities”

In today’s high-speed, digitally-driven world, successful, progressive IT organizations embrace a services brokering capability that has a successful multi-cloud strategy at its foundation. Master the ability to be “cloud-neutral”, and future-proof your IT team’s ability to deliver the right result, at the right time, and at the right price.

How do the most successful IT teams optimize their teams, operational processes, and technology investments to get the best outcomes possible for the customers they serve? We’ll show you a model that delivers – every time.

Responsibly say – “Yes!”

SESSION LEADER:
Heman Smith, Advisory Services, IT Leadership Strategist, VMware


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15:40 - 15:55
Networking Break


16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"Agile Identity Management: "

TRIUMF has an extremely heterogenous environment with almost a third of our users running Macs and Linux desktop computers.  With over 500 international collaborators visiting their site each year they have to be ready for every possible combination of H/W, O/S, and client software with little or no control of what comes through the door.

Identity Management is not a trivial task and it is not getting any easier.  But with the right combination of tools it is possible to know who has access to computing resources and, most importantly, it is possible to be agile in the allocation of those resources to stakeholders.

SESSION LEADER:
Davis Swan, CIO, TRIUMF


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16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"Technology Transformation at the City of Vancouver"

This presentation explores the steps we took on our technology transformation journey at the City of Vancouver. The catalyst for this change was a current state review in 2016 which showed the IT organization lacked the fundamentals to deliver on the expectations of residents, businesses and City staff. In order to address these significant gaps, key disciplines like Enterprise Architecture, Demand Management and Capital Planning were adopted. The Technology Services department now has a published Annual Technology plan and is accountable to the Senior Executives in the City. We reestablished technology leadership in the City and gained the trust of the organization. This is trust is reflected in the recent approval of a $100M 4 year IT Capital budget which is a significant increase compared to the previous 4 year IT Capital budget of $55M.

SESSION LEADER:
Leo de Sousa, 
Director, Enterprise Technology, City of Vancouver


16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"Building a Technical Team That Delivers"

One of the biggest problems today is the lack of efficiency and persistent delivery. Both lead to strained relationships between tech teams and the business - something seen too often. All these problems stem from team-related issues in tech, with companies losing tens of percentage points from their bottom line without even realizing this, and no technology can help improve the situation unless the tech team is healthy. How can an efficient infrastructure be put in place to attract and retain talent whilst creating a culture and environment which allows them to deliver real results?

SESSION LEADER:
Eugene Nizker, 
CIO, BAM Software & Services


16:50 - 17:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
"Blockchain Beyond Crypto: Seizing The Real Potential"

From cryptocurrency to food security, blockchain is integrating into every aspect of our working and personal lives. This keynote presentation will consider the realities, practicalities and sheer potential of blockchain across the
public and private sector.

SPEAKER:
Manie Eagar, 
CEO, DigitalFutures


17:30 - 19:30
CAMSS B.C. Networking Reception