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:
Catherine Chick, 
CIO, Mitacs


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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:
David Masson, Country Manager, Canada, Darktrace


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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"Descriptive Vs Predictive Vs Prescriptive Analytics"

While many companies using big data for analyzing various business functions, there are few who are using it to its fullest potential. The use of big data analytics can be classified into three levels. These levels showcase the complexity of analysis and possible use of it. These levels are - descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics. Each of these represents a new level of big data analysis.

In this session, we will discuss the difference between descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analysis and how each of these is used.


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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:
Justin Hurst, 
Director of Technology, Nutanix


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10:50 - 11:05
Networking Break


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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"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:
Ian Phillpot, 
GM - Canada, Box


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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"CIO as Change Leader"

Whether we seek it out purposefully, or have it handed to us, CIOs are increasingly finding themselves on the front lines of organizational change. Regardless of sector or industry, CIOs have insight into organizational operations, strategy and innovation, yet typically do not hold a seat at the executive leadership table. How do we change this, or should we even bother? This group discussion will explore a range of scenarios from "do as you're told" to "please guide us" and the impact on the capabilities a CIO and their teams need to develop. Maybe it's a solid foundation of project management best practices, maybe it's developing expertise in enterprise architecture and the hybrid cloud/on premises world, maybe it's building a strong management team, or maybe it's unlocking the potential of your organization to make critical changes. Successful CIOs of tomorrow must develop any or all of these capabilities if they want to increase their relevance and help drive organizational success. 

Join this session for what promises to be a lively discussion that will give you food for thought toward your own professional development aspirations and planning.


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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
Dave Wong, 
Managing Director, Mandiant Consulting


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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"Security Vs Productivity"

Organizations are struggling with the best way to protect against attacks that are targeting the endpoint. Too often, the security strategy has been to put the onus on the individual employee. Research has shown, over and over again, that training and user restrictions are both tedious and expensive, and have a very low success rate. This is because cybercriminals are experts at using social engineering to manipulate users into behaving insecurely.

This session looks at what today’s organizations are doing to prevent endpoint breaches targeting employees, the success of those efforts,


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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"Enhanced Customer Experience Through Enterprise Mobility"

To be the first choice for customers, it is imperative to deliver a meaningful customer experience and optimize customer engagement by delivering interactive and seamless user experience via mobile devices. Enterprise mobility has transformed the way industries operate, unveiling a new direction to interact with customers, staff and partners.

This workshop will cover strategies on winning customer loyalty, establishing lasting, repetitive relations.


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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"Orchestrating the future of Asset Heavy Industries with AI Platform Business Models"

On average, platform orchestrators grow revenues faster and generate higher profits than other business models, earning market valuations as high as eight times revenue. By orchestrating direct interactions between consumers and producers, they can create dazzling network effects to dominate their market segments and scale with ease in new ones.

Join Data Scientist and IBM Watson for Natural Resources Innovation Program Lead, Pavel Rahman, as he shares what Platform Operators do exceedingly well including:

  • Create value from reciprocity –Adopt a deeply collaborative approach that spans an ecosystem to create win-win propositions
  • Capitalize on data –Cultivate and orchestrate data as their most important asset to hone performance and the capacity for continuous change
  • Commit to innovation –Reallocate capital and resources from defending markets to innovating in new ones.

Pavel will talk to real examples of asset heavy industries like Oil & Gas, Mining, Utilities and Industrial, who are realizing 10x return on their AI investments.

SESSION LEADER:
Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Data Scientist & Associate Partner, IBM


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12:45 - 13:45
Networking Lunch


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.


14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"Implementing Security Without Compromising User Experience"

What is more important to your business – security or user experience? For many businesses, this is a common predicament that often instigates a reaction to focus heavily on one, resulting in the other being detrimentally impacted and consequently adding unnecessary risk and complexity. However, security or user experience is not a compromise any business should make.

In a world where attacks are becoming more sophisticated and regulations are ever-changing, how can businesses secure endpoints and maintain compliance without detrimental impact on user experience?


14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"The Role of Technology in The Future of Organizational Design"

As digital transforms the business landscape, the successful organizations of the future will be those that can move faster, adapt quickly, learn rapidly and embrace dynamic demands. The impact of advanced technologies means the way high-performing organizations operate today is radically different from how they operated 10 years ago. Yet many organizations continue to operate according to age-old models which simply do not accommodate the way technology is changing organizational design.

As IT leaders become more prevalent in the boardroom, it is imperative technology plays the role of facilitator as a strategic asset. This session will cover how technology is transforming the strcuture and desing of companies evolving with the digital age.


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14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"Data as a Corporate Asset"

Data is a corporate asset. Yes, this is a much-bandied about term in modern management spheres. The fact of the matter is the modern business relies heavily on data. Data provides insight into business performance, operational efficiencies, as well as strategic direction. If utilized properly, it plays a pivotal role in making strategic and operational decisions. While a number of firms have deployed modern data discovery and data visualization tools, most have come to realize this does not quite solve the challenges of data management, data governance, data security and data discovery. So how to does your data become a true corporate asset and how should it be effectively managed?


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15:40 - 15:55
Networking Break


16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"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.


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16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"CFO & CIO Relations"

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 finance is imperative, especially when the immediate results are not there to be seen.


16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"Combining Cool Tech With Old Tech"

Innovative business models are across cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social are flourishing all around us. The typical "we've always done it this way" approach simply no longer cuts it in the increasingly competitive digital age. The best run companies are aware of this and leverage old and new technology to create innovative products and services, gain competitive advantage and enhance customer interaction, all while ultimately improving the bottom line. However, with a reported 80% of IT budgets being spent to maintain existing legacy systems - leaving little to no money for new technologies - it leaves IT and Line of Business executives with a conundrum of introducing new systems without disrupting existing, trusted legacies.

This workshop will cover best strategies on how to combine the old with the new.


16:50 - 17:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION


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