News & Views
Executive Interview: Heather-Reed Fenske, CIO, City of Calgary
Executive Interview: Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Data Scientist & Associate Partner, IBM
In preparation for the 2018 CAMSS Alberta conference (June 6, Calgary), we spoke with Pavel Adbur-Rahman, Data Scientist and Associate Partner at IBM to gain some insight on AI platform business models, which he will be speaking about during the event. View interview.
Executive Insight: Jarrod Levitan, Chief Cloud Officer, TriNimbus
During the recent CAMSS Québec conference at the Ritz-Carlton Montréal, Jarrod Levitan, Chief Cloud Officer at TriNimbus, ran a presentation on "Beyond Happily Ever After on the Cloud". Following the session, we caught up with Jarrod to gain some insight on the discussion, its importance and what he wants the participants to take away from it. View video interview.
Executive Insight: Ali Arasteh, Director, Mandiant
March 29, 2018: During the recent CAMSS Québec conference at the Ritz-Carlton Montréal, Ali Arasteh, Director at Mandiant, ran a presentation on "The State of Cyber Threats in Canada". Following the session, we caught up with Ali to gain some insight on the discussion, its importance and what he wants the participants to take away from it. View video interview.
Montréal: Technology's New Hub
March 19, 2018: Montréal is experiencing a boom. From record breaking investments in Artificial Intelligence startups to major technology players IBM and Facebook establishing a foothold in region, the city continues to thrive and grow in to a major global technology hub. Following the 2018 CAMSS Québec conference, CAMSS World spoke with Louise Thiboutot, Senior Director of Foreign Investments at strategic partner Montréal International to gain an understanding as to why the city is becoming such an attractive proposition for startups, tech giants and investors alike. View interview.
Video Interview: Manav Gupta, Director & Distinguished Engineer, IBM Canada
March 2, 2018: During CAMSS Ontario 2017, we spoke with Manav Gupta, Director and Distinguished Engineer at IBM Canada following his session on "One Architecture. Four Dimensions. Unlimited Potential". Manav was able to provide some insight in to the key discussion points from the session and what he utimately hopes people will take away from the discussion. View interview.
Video Interview: David Masson, Country Manager - Canada, Draktrace
February 21, 2018: During the CAMSS Ontario 2017 conference held at Beanfield Centre, Toronto, CAMSS World spoke with David Masson, Country Manager for Canada at Darktrace following his presentation on "The Machine Fights Back - Leveraging AI For Self-Learning Cyber Security". David gave us some insight to the key discussions points in his session and why leveraging AI for cyber security is something organisations across the country should be looking in to. View interview.
IT & OT: A winning duo to leverage your business plan
January 31, 2018: The convergence of operational technologies (OT) and Information technologies (IT) is a trend that is gaining more and more leverage when companies want to maximize digital transformation. Although IT and OT come from different worlds, they have evolved in recent years on a similar trajectory, complementing one another to make a highly strategic lever to support the business plan. In 2016 the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) began this shift. In this interview, Luc Lamontagne, Executive Director of IT & Innovation at STM talks us through the initiative and provides a sneak-peak of what is to come in his session at CAMSS Québec 2018. View interview.
Walking in the shoes of the ALDO consumer
January 16, 2018: Why is it so important to have a complete view and understanding of your consumers? With nearly 200 million consumers visiting Aldo stores yearly it was time for them to get a little more intimate with each and everyone of their customers. ALDO has since embarked on the C360 omni-channel program to create a 'golden record' for each customer in order to better interact with them and understand their specific needs and wants. In this interview, Zack Hazim, Director, Global Enterprise Architecture & Digital Strategy at ALDO Group, talks us through the initiative and provides a sneak-peak of what is to come in his session at CAMSS Québec 2018. View interview.
CAMSS World secures partnership with Montréal International for 2018 CAMSS Québec conference
November 30, 2017: CAMSS World LLC is delighted to secure a strategic partnership with and support of Montréal International on the inaugural 2018 CAMSS Québec conference taking place on March 14, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Montréal. View press release.
Executive Q&A: The Path to Becoming a Digitally Enabled Company
Organizations are using powerful cloud technologies to transform how they operate and deliver on rising customer expectations. But many still struggle to realize the benefits of those tools, in great part due to low levels of digital adoption. Following the completing of the CAMSS Canada East 2017 conference, we spoke with Philip Grosch, Partner & Digital Services Lead at PwC Canada, to discuss pragmatic and proven adoption techniques that are helping drive digital transformation in large well-established organizations. View interview
Executive Q&A: Harnessing Data For Business Value
All businesses are inundated with data, but they can’t always see the value in that data because there are so many layers of technology that stand in the way: complex infrastructure, overlapping domains, and rigorous compliance requirements – complicated by a growing influx of data from multiple internal and external sources. Successful businesses learn to derive genuine value from their data by creating a value generation cycle. We caught up with Brian Joynt, Vice President & General Manager for Information Builders in Canada to gain some insight on harnessing data for business value. View interview
Executive Q&A: 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. We caught up with Sam Stover, Head of Applied Research at Cyber adAPT to gain some insight on secure, mobile enablement. View interview.
Executive Q&A: Building & Maintaining an Analytic & Data Driven Culture
Analytics can be a powerful contributor to the achievement of departmental and organizational goals. But successfully deploying analytics in any organization can be challenging. We caught up with Kimberly Nevala, Director of Business Strategies at SAS to gain some insight on building an analytic driven culture. View interview.
Digital Revolution: attracting foreign businesses and talent to Greater Montréal
CAMSS World partner Montréal International recently launched the Montréal, World-Class Tech Hub video, which positions Greater Montréal as a leader in cutting-edge sectors such as artificial intelligence, video games and visual effects. View article.
Canadian tech firms capitalizing on immigration anxiety
For years, Canada's tech industry has watched in frustration as Microsoft and Google hired the country's top computer science grads for high-paying jobs in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Now Canada believes it has found a new way to lure American and international tech workers. View article
Analytics in Action: By Steve Holder, National Analytics Lead, SAS Canada
Analytics has gone—and continues to undergo—a long evolution. From a business perspective, it’s been about deriving insight from enterprise-collected data sets; from the IT perspective, it’s been about understanding enough of the business to create queries that reveal patterns that make a difference to the bottom line. Steve Holder, National Analytics Leader at SAS Canada and member of the CAMSS Executive Council provides his insight. View article.
Canadian technology leaders identify top challenges facing CXOs in 2017
On Friday, February 24 2017, the CAMSS Executive Council met at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto for an intimate and in-depth discussion around the most pressing strategic and technical challenges facing IT and Line of Business leaders in Canada. Numerous topics were raised by the group, each of which contribute to the difficulties CXOs encounter around technology innovation and implementation. View article.
CIO Association of Canada joins growing list of partners for CAMSS Canada 2017
March 20, 2017: The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) has become the latest leading association to partner with CAMSS World LLC on the 2017 CAMSS Canada events. View press release
Canada's association of IT professionals to partner on CAMSS Canada 2017 events
March 6, 2017: CAMSS World LLC is delighted to secure a strategic partnership with the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) to collaborate on the 2017 CAMSS Canada: West and CAMSS Canada: East conferences taking place in Vancouver and Toronto respectively. View press release.
CAMSS Canada partner DXagents launches consortium to help accelerate 'Digital Transformation'
February 24, 2017: A Canadian consortium consisting of 10 organizations, featuring SAP, Deloitte, AWS, Intel, SUSE and others has announced the launch of DXagents - an initiative to help accelerate digital transformation across Canada. DXagents will be participating at CAMSS Canada: West 2017 & CAMSS Canada: East 2017 in September and October respectively. View article.