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:
Jennifer Burns, CIO, University of British Columbia
Bryce Hollweg, 
Director, Information Services, Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Andriy Ostapyshyn, Director of Information Technology, Pinnacle Renewable Energy
Gary Munro, 
Manager, Information Technology, City of North Vancouver


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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:
Lauren Koenig, Regional Manager, Western Canada, 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:
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
"CIO Leadership - How To Build Or Evolve Your Organizational Culture To Support Design Thinking"

Some CIOs have the advantage of building from scratch or being given a mandate to make radical change; others have to deal with a multi-generational hybrid of diverse skills, knowledge and abilities, coupled with the traditional HR policies of a large organization … and still get the job done!

Join the CIO Association of Canada for this session for what promises to be a lively discussion that will give you food for thought toward your development aspirations and planning.

SESSION LEADER:
CIO Association of Canada


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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
"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.

SESSION LEADER:
SentinelOne


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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.

SESSION LEADER:
Nil Singh, 
Director, 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:
Box


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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.

SESSION MODERATORS:
Dianne Lapierre, 
CIO, Raymond James Ltd.
Jim Chan, 
Director of IT, Georgia Main Food Group Ltd
Zeina Gharzouzi, Sr. Manager, SOTI, Inc.


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
"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.

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


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14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"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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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.

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


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16:00 - 16:45
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.

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.


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