08:00 - 08:50
Networking Breakfast

08:50 - 09:00
Day Two Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:45
"How We Managed a Disruptive Change"

Digital is changing all aspects of the business. From the way consumers view a company, to how employees judge the organizations they work for. There is no denying the need to embrace these waves of change to capture new opportunities for growth and development. But how do you effectively manage these waves of change without compromising day-to-day business objectives?

This in-depth panel discussion will provide valuable insight from a variety of senior leaders on how they are managing a disruptive change.

Jonathan Landon, 
President, Connectiv Innovation

Richard Hannah, 
VP, Information Services, Gibson Energy
Marguerite Lloyd-Fleming,
Managing Director, Innovation Culture Group
Dylan Horvath, President, Cortex Design
Steve Delaney, CIO, MCAP

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
Kamal Ammar, Chief R&D Officer, Business Drives Inc.

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
One Architecture. Four Dimensions. Unlimited Potential."

The digital economy is creating a seismic shift in consumer expectations – for immediate access, speed and connectivity. Your technology architecture has the power to dictate the strategic success of your business. When business and technology platforms are brought together under one architecture, it enables the creation of smarter apps and services, accelerates innovation, and optimizes cloud-enabled infrastructure.

Today’s innovators are using cloud and cognitive technologies to transform customer experiences -- today, tomorrow and beyond. 

Is your business and technology architecture engineered for disruption? Join IBM’s Manav Gupta, CTO of Cloud in Canada, as we explore the four dimensions in business and technology architecture that enable innovation, competitive advantage, and speed to market.

Manav Gupta, 
CTO Cloud - Canada, IBM Canada Ltd.

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
"The Evolving World of Procurement; Are You Fit For The future?"

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace, with shifts in markets happening at lightening pace; technological developments offering new solutions to old challenges and creating demands on our supply chains from distribution to the social and economic. The political uncertainties present even more challenges to our increasingly complex supply chains and traditional product life cycles have been replaced by a phenomenon where products, services and solutions seem to super-nova in and out of existence. So how does procurement keep up with all of this and continue to add value for the business and its customers?

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
"Making IT Security and Operations More Efficient Through Shared Visibility"

Endpoint security is meaningless without visibility on what’s happening right now - not what’s recorded in a database. Arming security teams is only part of the equation. IT Operations teams also need a way to provide ongoing security hygiene, from getting visibility into the devices on the network and what software versions they are running to deploying patches and software updates to keep them in compliance.

Darin Hamilton, Sr. Director, Technical Account Management, Tanium

12:45 - 13:55
Networking Lunch