Agenda


08:00 - 08:50
Registration & Breakfast


08:50 - 09:00
Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Jason Cenamor, President, CAMSS Canada
Isaac Sacolick,
CEO, StarCIO


09:00 - 09:40
Keynote Presentation
”Behaviors Organizations Adopt in their Journey to Hybrid Cloud”

With a continuously changing landscape that is fuelled by the high expectations of the connected consumer, organizations need to make sense of the many consumption models available to them today. Forcing change and transforming them into internal service providers, as well as service brokers. The goal of this session is to highlight the decisions transformative organization have successfully taken on their journey to the hybrid cloud.

SPEAKER:
Vadim Shvarts,
Head of Systems Engineering - Canada, Nutanix


09:45 - 11:00
”DevOps: How & Why?”

DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market. But for some, this process still poses a magnitude of challenges, beginning with “How?” and “Why?”

In this session, we will focus on how a business can adapt to the change. What challenges must be overcome and why is this of importance?

SESSION LEADERS:
Brent Nyznyk,
CTO, Gryphtech
John Kemp,
Sr. Director, Info-Tech Research Group
Bobby Blake,
Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances, Centreon
Mark Banbury,
CIO, Heart & Stroke


11:00 - 11:10
Networking Break


11:10 - 12:25
”One Cloud Vs Multi-Cloud: What’s Right for You?”

Deciding to adopt a cloud environment for your organization is just the beginning. Moving to the cloud is complicated and begs a multitude of questions, the first of which being whether to adopt a single cloud model or multiple. A decision not to be taken lightly. Any type of cloud environment presents certain benefits as well as issues that apply differently to different organizations. How do you determine which cloud environment is better for your current and future organizational needs?

This session will focus on the factors that can help guide your decision, preparing you for the move to set your company on the path to success for years to come.

SESSION LEADERS:
Kalyan Chakravarthy,
CIO, Region of Durham
Sandeep Grover,
CIO, Armstrong Fluid Technology
Pavan Parikh,
Regional Manager, Delphix
Peter Near,
National Director of Technology, VMware


12:25 - 13:25
Networking Lunch


13:25 - 14:40
“Autonomous Cyber Defense: Utilizing AI for Security”

From insiders to sophisticated external attackers, the reality of cyber security today is that the threat is already inside. There are question marks over the sufficiency of legacy approaches to cyber security, which rely on knowledge of past attacks, to combat new, evolving attacks. A new approach to cyber defense is being deployed to detect and respond to these threats before they turn into a full- blown crisis.

In this session, we will discuss why autonomous response and machine learning is being seen as the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cyber security can provide complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.

SESSION LEADERS:
Claude Sam-Foh,
Chief Architect & CSO, Financial Services Commission of Ontario
Adina Saposnik,
CISO & VP Technology Planning, eHealth Ontario
Anthony Toric,
Sr. Manager, Technical Solutions, BlackBerry
David Masson,
Country Manager, Darktrace


14:40 - 14:50
Networking Break


14:50 - 16:05
”Driving the Business Through Technology: We’re an Enabler, Not a Commodity”

It is no secret that technology is changing the fabric of business operations and outcomes, and collaboration between IT and the business is more important than ever before. The conversation is no longer about how to align IT with the business, however in many cases technology is still viewed as a commodity rather than an enabler. So what can we do do successfully change this mindset both within our own organizations and across the industry as a whole?

During this session, we will discuss the various challenges IT and digital leaders face when undergoing this cultural shift.

SESSION LEADERS:
Ravi Sivapalan
, Director, IT Architecture & Information Security, Enercare
Adam Drew,
Regional Vice President & Country Manager, Box
Doris Simcich,
Head of IT - Canada, AstraZeneca
Craig McQueen,
Sr. Director, Innovation, Softchoice


16:05 - 16:15
Networking Break


16:15 - 17:30
”The Role of AI and ML in Digital Transformation”

AI is already driving digital transformation in a wide range of sectors. New opportunities are limitless and evolving business models are demonstrating the effective use AI and ML to succeed. But where do you start and where does the journey end?

This session will focus on how to harness these technologies during your digital transformation roadmap to enhance customer interaction, reduce costs, and improve efficiencies.

SESSION LEADERS:
Anca Preda,
VP Global IT, Linamar Corporation
Christine Day,
Chief Technology & Information Officer, Questrade
Renny Monaghan,
VP Solutions, RingCentral


17:30 - 17:45
Closing Remarks

Isaac Sacolick, CEO, StarCIO


17:45 - 19:30
CAMSS Ontario Evening Reception