TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
07:30 - 09:00
CIO & CFO Digital Transformation Roundtable Discussion
08:00 - 08:50
08:50 - 09:00
CAMSS CANADA: WEST 2017
Day Two Opening Remarks
Rob Simms, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, CAMSS World
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 IT leaders on how they are managing a disruptive change.
Brian Kuhn, Director of Technology & CIO, Vancouver School Board
Kalev Ruberg, CIO, Teck Resources
Tarick Ahmad, CIO, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan
Leo de Sousa, Director, Enterprise Technology, City of Vancouver
Shari Wallace, CIO, City of Burnaby
Kurt Pregler, CIO, TransLink
09:50 - 10:50
"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.
Jeremy Higgins, CEO, HigginsOne
Jerry Boyer, CEO, One Million Acts of Innovation
Shauna Begley, Director of Information Systems, White Spot Limited
Ian McLeod, CIO, Douglas College
David Masson, Country Manager, Darktrace
10:50 - 11:10
11:15 - 12:00
"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?
Christina Wolf, Chief Economist & Acting CIO, British Columbia Securities Commission
11:15 - 12:00
"Cracking The Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Code"
AI is not a new field by any stretch of the imagination. However, a recent explosion in the industrial sector has arisen due to processors finally becoming fast enough and affordable enough for mainstream. Due to this hype, many executives are jumping into the BI bandwagon without first knowing exactly (a) whether AI systems are actually going to be useful to them, if so (b) what are they going to be useful for, and (c) what type of AI system would actually help them accomplish this? CIOs are facing unreasonable requests for BI solutions to problems whose objectives haven't been set or even understood and for which the organization may not even have the data to solve them. There has also been a flourish of so-called AI "experts" who don't truly understand the field. Unless the CIO has a solid understanding on how to embark on a BI program before even considering purchasing a tool, that BI project is very likely setting the CIO for failure due to all of these factors.
This session will provide insight to help executives understand the type of problems that can be solved with AI tools, determine which tools are helpful for each particular type of problem, how to prepare prior to embarking in a BI project, identify common pit falls and provide an overview of how to set a BI program and how to develop a Corporate Information Strategy and Data Governance plan.
Dr. Alma Barranco, CIO, Canadian Space Society
11:15 - 12:00
"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?
George Pajari, CISO, Hootsuite Media Inc.
12:05 - 13:05
"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'.
Carlos Gil, CISO, Hyperwallet
12:05 - 13:05
"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.
Gerry Akkerman, Director, Business Technology Planning, TransLink
12:05 - 13:05
"Educating The Next Generation Of Digital Professionals"
Today, every business is, in part, a digital business. In every industry, traditional business models and processes are being transformed by the spread of new digital technologies and the rise of new disruptive threats. In order to adapt and thrive, organizations need leaders who can think strategically and harness each wave of digital change to create new value for customers and opportunities for their business. However, perhaps the most important aspect of this is educating the next generation of digital professionals and reducing the skills gap. Only then can IT and LOB leaders truly harness the potential of digital technologies.
This session will provide guidance on how to educate the next generation of digital professionals to ensure you meet the increasing demands to stay up-to-date and ahead of the competition.