Agenda


07:45 - 08:45
Registration & Breakfast


08:50 - 08:55
CAMSS Ontario 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.

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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"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.

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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"Orchestrating the future of Asset Heavy Industries with AI Platform Business Models"

On average, platform orchestrators grow revenues faster and generate higher profits than other business models, earning market valuations as high as eight times revenue. By orchestrating direct interactions between consumers and producers, they can create dazzling network effects to dominate their market segments and scale with ease in new ones.

Join Data Scientist and IBM Watson for Natural Resources Innovation Program Lead, Pavel Rahman, as he shares real examples of asset heavy industries like Oil & Gas, Mining, Utilities and Industrial, who are realizing 10x return on their AI investments.

SESSION LEADER:
Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Data Scientist & Associate Partner, IBM

 
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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"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:
Porter Thorndike, 
Director, Information Builders

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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #4
"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?


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10:50 - 11:05
Networking Break


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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"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:
Ian Phillpot, 
GM - Canada, Box

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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"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
Dave Wong, 
Managing Director, Mandiant Consulting

 
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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"CIO as Change Leader"

Whether we seek it out purposefully, or have it handed to us, CIOs are increasingly finding themselves on the front lines of organizational change. Regardless of sector or industry, CIOs have insight into organizational operations, strategy and innovation, yet typically do not hold a seat at the executive leadership table. How do we change this, or should we even bother? This group discussion will explore a range of scenarios from "do as you're told" to "please guide us" and the impact on the capabilities a CIO and their teams need to develop. Maybe it's a solid foundation of project management best practices, maybe it's developing expertise in enterprise architecture and the hybrid cloud/on premises world, maybe it's building a strong management team, or maybe it's unlocking the potential of your organization to make critical changes. Successful CIOs of tomorrow must develop any or all of these capabilities if they want to increase their relevance and help drive organizational success.

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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #4
"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.


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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"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

SESSION LEADER:
Justin Hurst, 
Director of Technology, Nutanix

 

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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"How to Tackle the GDPR: A Typical Privacy & Security Roadmap"

As a new era of privacy regulations approaches, security and compliance professionals need to make GDPR a top priority. It is essential to build a roadmap with both privacy and security in mind. In this session, we’ll discuss the importance of privacy management within the context of your existing security and compliance ecosystem –– how it fits into the larger puzzle, why it has been precariously overlooked in the past, and how it can be seamlessly integrated as a function among the information security, information technology, risk management, audit and compliance, as well as legal areas in your organization. We’ll address the importance of demonstrating on-going compliance with privacy regulations like GDPR, and how privacy management software can support security and GRC teams.

 

 
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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"The Three R's of AI/ML Adoption"

AI’s practical potential is increasing daily: the possibilities are exciting. And, we must admit - if only to ourselves - Equally overwhelming, if not downright scary. Yes, rapidly progressing and increasingly available AI capabilities provide opportunity. But the sheer scope of possibility and potential impact on existing business relationships and practices can be intimidating. Thereby make it difficult to know where to start. Especially when our natural inclination to “go big or go home”. But…do you have to upset the proverbial apple cart to even get started with AI? Not necessarily!

SESSION LEADER:
Kimberly Nevala, 
Director of Business Strategies, Best Practices, SAS

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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #4
"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.


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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.


14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"Descriptive Vs Predictive Vs Prescriptive Analytics"

While many companies using big data for analyzing various business functions, there are few who are using it to its fullest potential. The use of big data analytics can be classified into three levels. These levels showcase the complexity of analysis and possible use of it. These levels are - descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics. Each of these represents a new level of big data analysis.

In this session, we will discuss the difference between descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analysis and how each of these is used.

14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
“Questions, questions ... Business Resilience begins with visibility”

Many high-profile data breaches could have been avoided or managed more effectively if organizations had stronger security and operations fundamentals. It is vital to get the simple things right. How many endpoints are connected to your network right now? How many today run applications with unpatched vulnerabilities and are out of compliance? And tomorrow? If you can’t answer these questions accurately, with confidence, at speed and at scale, security hygiene is broken and this is a barrier in the transformation towards Business Resilience.

 
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14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"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:
Jarrod Levitan, 
CEO, TriNimbus

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14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #4
"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.


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15:40 - 15:55
Networking Break


16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"Combining Cool Tech With Old Tech"

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 old and new 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 introducing new systems without disrupting existing, trusted legacies.

This workshop will cover best strategies on how to combine the old with the new.

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16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"Digital Lean Strategies"

As IT Leaders, we are bombarded with the topic of digital business transformation to the point we are lead to believe our businesses will cease to exist unless we get on board the digital journey. However, many of us are stuck in the quagmire of legacy IT and traditional business models with little appreciation or support from business leadership. Though many CEOs aspire to be the Amazon or Uber of their industry, the practical application and cultural impact of this is unrealistic. Simplifying and understanding what digital is and what transformation looks like is paramount to building momentum and leadership support and can be achieved with Lean principles established nearly seventy years ago. Dean Doige, CIO of Clark Builders and Vice President of the CIO Association of Canada will share his perspective of Digital Lean Strategies and how you can begin immediately on your Digital Journey.

 

16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"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.

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:
David Masson, Country Manager, Canada, Darktrace

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16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"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 and a number of common questions generally arise such as: Where do I start? Which projects should be prioritized? How should my organization be structured for success? What about data? And how do you prevent your teams from reverting back into old habits?


16:50 - 17:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION


17:30 - 19:30
CAMSS Ontario Evening Reception