08:00 - 08:50
Networking Breakfast

08:50 - 09:00
Day Two Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:45
"Budgeting: What Needs To Be Considered?"

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, demonstrating the value can be hard when the immediate results are not there to be seen.

How should you work with the CEO and CFO on priority investments? How do you present a business case to obtain the increased funding you need? How do you keep the lights on?

Jonathan Landon, 
Principal Consultant, Connectiv Innovation Corporation

Richard Hannah, 
VP, Information Services, Gibson Energy

09:50 - 10:35
"Innovating Without Disrupting Existing Legacies"

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 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 innovating without disrupting existing, trusted legacies.

This interactive roundtable discussion will provide the audience with an opportunity to share ideas and strategies on innovation with one another, offering the chance to hear the viewpoints of various roles from each member of the audience.

Jerry Boyer, 
CEO, One Million Acts of Innovation
Sime Pavlovic, CIO, Niagara Health
Alvaro Orrantia,
Director, Global Disaster Recovery, RBC
David del Giudice, 
CIO, UCIT Online Security
Harald Ujc, 
Director of IT, George Weston Ltd
David Masson, 
Country Manager, Darktrace

10:35 - 10:55
Networking Break

10:55 - 11:40
"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?

Imad Jawadi, 
VP Data Management & Analytics, Home Trust Company
Estherlita Griffiths, 
Divisional Vice-President, Enterprise Architecture & IT Governance, Sears Canada Inc.

10:55 - 11:40
"Transforming The Enterprise With Virtual Reality"

Virtual reality is dominating hype. But a growing number of impressive use cases in enterprise settings are demonstrating just how transformative this technology could be. As processing power increases and businesses find more innovative ways to convince and stimulate the mind, VR will increasingly play an influential part in the B2B world. From medical and industrial applications to the continuation of entertainment in pushing the boundaries, the impact will be seen across numerous sectors and business scenarios.

This session will focus on the impact of VR on the enterprise and what the future looks like in this exciting field.

10:55 - 11:40
"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?

Jeff Stark, CISO, Ontario Pensions Board

11:45 - 12:30
"Are You Really Prepared For a Data Breach?"

With the threat environment constantly changing, your data breach response plan will always be a step behind new malicious tactics. Everyone who has anything to do with IT has to consider breaches a real possibility and should create a data breach preparedness plan to help lessen its negative impact. How effective those plans actually are is often based on a matter of opinion. Research shows only 27% of businesses say they are confident in their ability to minimize the impact of the data breach.

This session will focus on how to really prepare for the inevitable breach your company faces. It is not a question
of 'if', but 'when'.

Bashir Fancy, 
President, CIPS

11:45 - 12:30
"Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence In The Enterprise"

Artificial intelligence is taking off. There is now a lot more data available and affordable, powerful systems to crunch through it all. It's also much easier to get access to powerful algorithm-based software in the form of open-source products or embedded as a service in enterprise platforms. A new generation of business analysts means organizations are also more comfortable with manipulating business data through the use of machine learning.

This sessions aims to take a look at the effect of AI and machine learning on the enterprise and the limitations of these technologies even as they start bringing real-world benefits.

Chris Matys, Founder, Ignite AI
Ajinkya Kulkarni, 
Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Scotiabank

11:45 - 12:30
"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. 

Ryan Poissant, 
Executive Lead, Corporate Engagement, MaRS Discovery District

12:45 - 13:55
Networking Lunch