Agenda


07:45 - 08:45
Registration & Breakfast


08:50 - 08:55
CAMSS Ontario 2018 Welcome Remarks
Presented by:
Rob Simms,
CEO, CAMSS World
Jason Cenamor
, President, CAMSS World


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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 line 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.

SESSION MODERATORS:
Stephen Piron
, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Dessa
Allie Harris, 
Data Governance & Analytics, BMO
Doris Simcich,
Head of IT, Canada, AstraZeneca
Nil Singh,
Director, Electronic Recycling Agency
Alvaro Orrantia, 
Director, Global Disaster Recovery, RBC
Jonathan Audino, Director, Analytic Enablement & Processing, Manulife
Darryl Minard, 
Director, Portfolio & Data Systems, CPP Investment Board
Shelley Burnett, National Director Digital Health & Innovation, Bayshore Health Care

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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
“How to Create the Resilient Business your CEO Expects”

You’re following conventional wisdom. You’ve bought best of breed tools. Your staff is trained on next-generation everything. But your IT still fails because every change causes unintended consequences. You live in fear of the next update, outage, threat or breach stops the business. Is it time to reconsider how these “best practices” are really working? How can you transition from a fragile organization to one that is resilient to disruption?

SESSION LEADER:
Nick Alevetsovitis,
Regional VP, Tanium

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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"Changing the Game: Accelerating the Delivery of Value by Transforming Organization Structure, Process, Tooling and Culture through Client Case Studies"

In response to increasing competitive pressures, organizations are requiring technology capabilities to not only accelerate the delivery of new digital products, services and experience but also need greater agility to adapt to ever changing conditions, fundamentally transforming internal processes, tooling, architectures and corporate culture. This presentation will introduce contemporary innovation approaches by highlighting the remarkable journeys of several Canadian enterprise class organizations, including the Province of BC, Telus Digital, and others.   We intend to discuss the impact of the tool capabilities on the development of new culture shifts, new processes and organizational structure supporting this new DevOps approach to digital application delivery.

SESSION LEADER:
Michael Cardy,
Chief Technology Strategist, Red Hat

 
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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"Expanding Business Models for Data Value and Monetization"

Are you increasingly aware that your organisation is sitting on huge amounts of under-utilized data and looking for ways to increase its value? The conditions for data monetization are ripe: massive volumes of structured and unstructured data; decreasing storage costs; data-driven marketing campaigns that create relevant customer experiences; and improving business intelligence and processes by applying data analytics.

 This session will provide a short overview of how you can tap into the potential of your enterprise data and monetize it to create new opportunities for revenue and growth.

SESSION LEADER:
Dr. Rado Kotorov,
Chief Innovation Officer, Information Builders

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10:05 - 10:50
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #4
"Innovate at the Speed of a Start-up, but the Scale of an Enterprise"

Ready to rapidly achieve better business outcomes? By working alongside industry and emerging technology experts, you can open the door to collaborative transformation. Join IBM’s Simon Kalechstein to hear real examples of companies across multiple industries who are successfully integrating design, data science, research, agile engineering, industry expertise, emerging technologies and partner ecosystems – all in an open innovation platform. Get the inspiration your team needs to reimagine your business processes through collaborative transformation.

SESSION LEADER:
Simon Kalechstein, Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM


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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:
Brian Alexander,
Sr. Engineer, Box
David Sheridan,
Director, 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
Ali Arasteh,
Director, Mandiant Consulting

 
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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"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.

SESSION LEADER:
Irene Zaguskin, CIO, Enercare

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11:10 - 11:55
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #4
"Achieving Autonomous Operations through AI and Machine Learning"

Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are becoming mainstream components of DevOps and customers are adopting AI first strategies to build AI native architectures and applications. Currently, operating mobile and cloud (which are deterministic) software requires basic hosting, monitoring, and managed services, much of which is not differentiated as most customers move to cloud. Operating AI-native (non-deterministic) software is significantly more complex, as it requires continuous, proactive, creative testing, AI-training, monitoring, and adaptive evolution to remain useful. How does one trust and ensure that an application is working correctly when both behavior and context change every moment? Join this session to learn more from one of the CA Technologies' foremost experts on AI and ML, and see how CA is tackling this challenge with our customers.

SESSION LEADER:
Sudip Datta, VP, Product Management, CA Technologies


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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:
Vadim Shvarts,
Manager, Systems Engineering Canada, Nutanix

 

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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"From GDPR to California Privacy: Managing Vendor Risk"

Managing vendor risk is a continuous effort under GDPR, California CCPA and other global regulations. As organizations continue to improve their privacy and security programs, streamlining 3rd and 4th party vendor risk has become a priority. In this session, you’ll learn how to implement successful vendor risk processes, expedite vendor onboarding, and hear practical advice to automate vendor risk management within a software technology platform.

SESSION LEADER:
Alex Bermudez,
Privacy Solutions Consulting Manager, Americas, OneTrust

 

 
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12:00 - 12:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"Five Executive Imperatives to Compete in the Analytics Economy"

The demand to become a data-driven business with a competitive edge in the digital economy is greater now than ever. As we embrace the idea that the analytics economy will power the digital economy by compounding the value of data and analytics assets, executives must know where to focus their leadership efforts. This session takes a close look at the five key factors necessary to capitalize on the growing opportunities of the analytics economy and generate substantial business value, internal and external.

SESSION LEADER:
Anne Buff,
Thought Leader, Best Practices Team, 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 structure and design of companies evolving with the digital age.

SESSION LEADER:
Matt Kantor,
Director, Technical Strategy, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


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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.

SESSION MODERATORS:
Gopi Bheemavarapu,
Senior Director, CIO Advisory, Info-Tech Research Group
Franz Gangl, 
Principal Consultant Digital Transformation, Ricoh Canada, Inc.
Imad Jawadi,
VP, Data Management & Analytics, Home Trust Company
Frank Lee, 
AVP Technology Innovation, Home Trust Company
Ajinkya Kulkarni, 
Director, AI & ML, Scotiabank
Harald Ujc, 
Director, IT, George Weston Ltd.
David del Giudice, CIO, Stealth Monitoring
Amar Narain, CIO, Pizza Pizza


14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #1
"When AI/ML knocks: Hello enterprise!"

Many organizations have a data-first strategy however they face a number of challenges when they are turning strategy into implementation. Not only can there be a lack in necessary skillsets, but traditional platforms, tools, and policies can be hindering analytics objectives. Analytics requires strategic, but agile, execution for success as well as infrastructure that will support this development. Throughout this talk we will discuss some of the transformational changes we have observed throughout our data science journeys with various organizations. See what other organizations are doing from a strategic perspective to ensure data science project success, from data pipeline development to cloud-based workloads and initiatives.

SESSION LEADERS:
John Yawney,
Data Science Lead, Adastra
Jose Burgos,
Sr. Director, Predictive Analytics, Loblaw Companies

 
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14:55 - 15:40
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"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, 
Chief Growth Officer, TriNimbus, an Onica Company

 
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14:55 - 15:40
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.

SESSION LEADER:
Sherif Sheta,
CIO, CCRM
Arlene McDonald,
VP Risk Management, PointClickCare


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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.

SESSION LEADER:
Ashish Patel, 
Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Grant Thornton

 
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16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #2
"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:
Alisha Lee, Regional Head, Darktrace

 
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16:00 - 16:45
BOARDROOM BRIEFING #3
"Learnings from a Rapid Agile Marketing Transformation"

Learn how CIBC applied Agile IT principles to a traditional marketing organization to rapidly transform its Digital Commerce team and ramp up to an all-Agile execution model in just three months, while simultaneously driving enhancements to client experience and incremental revenue

SESSION LEADER:
Matthew Bennett,
Director, Agile Sales & Marketing, CIBC


16:50 - 17:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
"A Walmart Innovation Experience"

The Walmart Innovation Community is a grass roots initiative that has now grown internationally to over 1,500 members in 7 countries. We focus on delivering value to the company any way we can. We take problems from different areas of the business, bring in community members and find creative solutions. The process defines the outcome; we’ve developed a framework for generating ideas when team members may feel stuck.

Step in to this keynote session where we will take you on a creative journey to solve a problem and will leave you with a tangible output. Through this you will gain the basic tools necessary to confront and solve your company problems – big or small.

SESSION LEADERS:
Fareena Contractor, 
Founder, Innovation Community, Walmart Canada
Sarah Di Folca,
Sr. Designer, Walmart Canada


17:30 - 19:30
CAMSS Ontario Evening Reception