DAY ONE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23


08:00 - 08:50
Registration


08:50 - 09:00
CAMSS CANADA: EAST 2017
Welcome Remarks

Rob Simms, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, CAMSS World


09:00 - 09:45
PANEL DISCUSSION
"The Challenges of Aligning IT and the Business"

“IT alignment” has been for some time, and continues to be, a major challenge for IT leaders. This idea of “aligning” the IT group with the rest of the organization is a persistent puzzle that causes many IT leaders to lose sleep. Yet despite the unrelenting attention to this topic, a clear working template or solution doesn’t appear to be any more evident.

How can IT align with the business when the business itself does not have a strategy in place? Should they be separate strategies or can they be created as one? This session aims to identify the key challenges IT and digital leaders face and how this can ultimately be overcome.

PANELISTS:
Aayaz Pira, SVP Digital, CIBC
Sasha Puric, 
VP Information Technology, MLSE
Pulkeshi Jape, 
CIO, PepsiCo Foods Canada
Jamie Williams, 
CIO, Rogers Communications
Anne Buff, Thought Leader, Best Practices, SAS


09:50 - 10:35
PANEL DISCUSSION
"Talent: Understanding the Millennial Mindset"

No matter how often it has been addressed, talent remains a key issue for IT and LOB leaders. However, it is not finding the talent which presents the challenge, but instead acquisition and retention of these individuals in an ever increasing competitive world. The key to this is understanding the mindset of the talent pool and creating a brand to attract the new generation and and providing an environment for them to flourish.

This session aims to provide an alternative perspective on the topic by having the talent itself discuss what it is they are looking for and how organizations and leaders can lay down a foundation to attract the best of the best.

MODERATOR:
Cheryl Cheung, Director Innovation Engagement, CIBC

PANELISTS:
Elise Hoffmann, Sr. Associate, Digital Services Practice, PwC Canada
Jesse Albiston, 
Customer Success Manager, Zoom.ai
Heather Evans, 
Sr. Advisor, Advanced Technologies, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Growth
Ashley Mauerhofer, 
UX Designer, Compass Digital Labs
Irene Quarcoo, 
Co-Founder, Civic Tech Toronto


10:35 - 10:55
Networking Break


10:55 - 11:40
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
"What Does True Digital Transformation Look Like?"

We hear a lot about digital transformation these days, but the term is seldom defined. Rather, the focus leans toward the latest digital technologies to impact enterprises — mobile devices, social networks, cloud computing, Big Data analytics, etc. — with very little direction regarding how to actually adopt transformation. Worse, some people believe digital transformation is only about cool apps.

Digital transformation is the number-one topic on the strategic agenda for most companies. Fear of being disrupted, falling into the Big Data black hole, or missing out on some incredible new business model is keeping many awake at night. This interactive roundtable discussion will focus on what true digital transformation looks like and how it can be achieved.

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11:45 - 12:30
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"How To Build a Content Management Strategy For Today's Needs"

Content is a core element of digital business. Companies must create, secure, manage, and collaborate upon content with both internal and external participants. But traditional Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technology is costly and dated while Enterprise File Share & Sync (EFSS) is limited in functionality. The result? Too many content repositories, leading to silos and broken communication. Companies need a better way to work!

Learn how to make the most of your content investment and drive innovation through IT.

SESSION LEADER:
Box


11:45 - 12:30
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"Empowering Innovation: Creating a Culture of Adoption"

As over-used as the word “innovation” may be these days, there is no denying that building a culture of innovation is at the top of most corporate agendas. After all, a company’s own employees are uniquely positioned to understand the intersection of business operations, product development pipelines, and customer demand. New growth should be spurred from within. Yet attempts to build a culture of adopting innovation often fall flat.

This session will focus on how to harbor an adoptive culture of innovation within your team and organization.

SESSION LEADER:
Ben Isotta-Riches, 
CIO, Aviva Canada


13:50 - 14:35
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"Harnessing Data For Business Value"

Complex infrastructure, overlapping domains, and rigorous compliance requirements complicate a growing influx of data from multiple internal and external sources. Successful organizations combat this by leveraging a value generation cycle, or determining the value your data can provide and then using the right technology to deliver real results.

In this session, you'll learn how to derive lasting value from your data. Uncover 5 steps to making this happen, plus case studies on how real businesses laid the foundation for measurable business success.

SESSION LEADER:
Brian Joynt, 
Vice President & General Manager, Canada, Information Builders


12:30 - 13:45
Networking Lunch


11:45 - 12:30
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"Transforming Information Security To Information Risk"

Why is security so difficult? Adversaries have fewer rules and more resources than most defenders. Today, security focuses on technology, and compliance is driving many security decisions. A risk management program can bring a structured, organized approach to your company's security. It provides feedback loops and checks-and-balance capabilities, ensures appropriate communication and collaboration between risk program and organization, and guarantees that a member from risk management is represented in key organizational activities.

This session will focus on the key elements of an effective risk management program.

SESSION LEADER:
Michael Ball, 
CISO, AGF Investments


13:50 - 14:35
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"
Reinventing work in a world of rapid digitization"

More than ever, Canadian companies are competing for top talent: people who embrace innovation and will lead through disruptive change. At the same time, they're also asking their multiple-generation workforce to be forever adaptable and agile as disruption impacts their work environment, threatens their profession, and changes their teams and culture. Large organizations grapple with how best to achieve technology adoption and realize value with speed, without losing the very people they need to drive success. This session will explore what it takes to achieve workforce transformation, using concrete examples of how human-centred design can help companies rethink the experience they create for employees so they're truly able to reinvent their business.

SESSION LEADER:
Philip Grosch, 
Partner, Digital Services Lead, PwC Canada


13:50 - 14:35
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"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 your executive peers, as well as IT visionaries for this boardroom briefing to discuss:

How to build and implement a successful cloud strategy?
When to leverage public cloud services (and when not to)?
Innovations in datacenter technologies that drive greater efficiency and performance?
The continued shift in IT consumption, and how to find the right balance between renting and owning cloud infrastructure?

SESSION LEADER:
Nutanix


14:40 - 15:25
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"Establishing a Multi-Vendor Strategy"

Despite the trend suggesting organizations purchase as much as they can from a single vendor to avoid the headaches of integration, unfortunately, this is not a reality. Technology leaders find the best approach to deliver real value to their organizations is to secure the services of multiple vendors instead of attempting to find one claiming to do it all. However, with a multivendor approach, digital leaders are required to go the extra mile to make disparate products and interfaces from various vendors work harmoniously. But what's the best approach to this strategy?

 


14:50 - 15:25
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"Transforming Information Security To Information Risk"

Why is security so difficult? Adversaries have fewer rules and more resources than most defenders. Today, security focuses on technology, and compliance is driving many security decisions. A risk management program can bring a structured, organized approach to your company's security. It provides feedback loops and checks-and-balance capabilities, ensures appropriate communication and collaboration between risk program and organization, and guarantees that a member from risk management is represented in key organizational activities.

This session will focus on the key elements of an effective risk management program.


14:50 - 15:25
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"Transitioning From Traditional BI Platforms"

The concept of studying data for customer insight and to guide effective decision-making is not a new one. In fact, business intelligence programs have been in place in some organizations for a very long time. But with the developments of a more digital age, these processes are increasingly unable to meet the evolving needs of enterprises. In order to compete in today’s data-rich, fast-moving environment, newer solutions will be required, which is why businesses should be looking at transitioning from traditional BI platforms.

So how can companies recognize when they may benefit from an overhaul of their analytics processes to handle this and improve their operations to become more data-driven?


15:25 - 15:45
Networking Break


15:50 - 16:35
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"The Road To Secure, Mobile Enablement"

Mobile, smart device and BYOD strategies are increasing the pressure on today's security officers. BYOD is high risk, as 85% of the device is out of enterprise control. Traditional security fails as vendors push workstation-solutions to mobile, while other 'mobile security' solutions alter the mobile user experience causing other issues, including users finding a workaround.

This session will focus on industry case-studies while providing the chance to discuss and collaborate on tactics and lessons learned in an open discussion.

SESSION LEADER:
Sam Stover, Head of Applied research, Cyber adAPT


15:50 - 16:35
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"Technology Is Eating The World & Startups Are Leading The Way"

Marc Andreessen famously noted that Software was Eating the World. Half a decade later, we are seeing new business models emerge, powered by advances in technology, that are systematically unbundling traditionally capital intensive industries such as banking, insurance, automotive and hospitality. And the majority of this change is being driven by startups. Can corporations create the same outcomes as startups? Ryan will share insights on the mindsets, tools and methodologies that startups utilize, and highlight the stark contrasts between startups and corporates. Includes case study on new approaches to ideation, validation and product launches, leading to better outcomes. 

SESSION LEADER:
Ryan Poissant, 
Executive Lead, Corporate Engagement, MaRS Discovery District


15:50 - 16:35
BOARDROOM BRIEFING
"The Mobile Enterprise: Power To The People"

You think you can compete in our digital era? Think again. Organizations are investing heavily in innovations that digitally tether customers to their brand – from mobile apps to artificial intelligence. But while many organizations chase the next big innovation, they overlook where real brand differentiation lives – with their employees. 

While companies deploy new digital tools to engage employees, the change brought on by this shift has profound implications for the enterprise. What sort of leadership is required to drive digital reinvention for the employee experience? How are organizational functions realigning? What new skills are needed? How is this affecting employees’ daily tasks? And how are companies and their employees managing all of this change? 

SESSION LEADER:
Rosane Giovis, 
Partner - Digital Strategy & iX, IBM iX


16:40 - 17:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION


17:30 - 21:00
CAMSS CANADA: EAST 2017
Evening Reception

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