08:00 - 09:00
Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Jason Cenamor, President, CAMSS Canada
Nicole Martel,
CEO, Association Québécoise des Technologies (AQT)

09:15 - 10:30
”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.

Francois Pigeon,
VP Architecture, Security & Data, Fairstone Canada
Daniel Koffler,
Chief Digital Architect, Hatch Corporation
Vadim Shvarts,
Manager, Systems Engineering, Nutanix
Pierre-Andre Vungoc,
Peter Near,
Field CTO, VMware Canada

10:30 - 10:45
Networking Break

10:45 - 12:00
“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.

Pierre-Martin Tardif,
CISO, Université de Sherbrooke
David Masson,
Country Manager, Canada, Darktrace
Moshe Toledano,
CISO, Bombardier
Joan Ross,
Field CISO, Fortinet

12:00 - 13:00
Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:15
”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.

Rafic Mehanna,
VP IT, OEC Canada
David Sheridan,
Managing Director, Box
Simon Chapleau,
CIO, Laurentide Controls
Daniel Mamane,
Head of Digital IT, BNP Paribas
Brett Johnson,
Regional Technical Solutions Lead, BlackBerry

14:15 - 14:30
Networking Break

14:30 - 15:45
”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.

Hadi Tchekiken,
Chief Operating Officer, CanadaDirect
Diamantino De Sousa,
CIO, La Fabrique de la Paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal
Zaher Hazim,
Sr. Director, IT Architecture, Integration & Cyber Security, ALDO Group
Jacques Lirette,
Senior Director, Executive Services, Info-Tech Research Group

15:45 - 16:00
Networking Break

16:00 - 17:15
”Cloud DevOps: How & Why?”

DevOps and cloud are joined at the hip. The overwhelming majority of cloud development projects employ DevOps, and the list will only get longer. The benefits to using DevOps with cloud projects are also becoming better defined. They include application development speed-to-delivery to meet the needs of the business units faster, user demands that quickly fold back into the software, and lower costs for development, testing, deployment, and operations.

In this session, we will on how cloud development is changing, why it's changing, and, most importantly, how a business can adapt to the change. What challenges must be overcome and why is this of importance?

Sylvain Prevost,
CIO, Fairstone Canada
Jack Ross,
CTO, Olymbec
Judith Leichter,
Director Technology Services, Federation CJA

17:15 - 17:25
Closing Remarks

17:30 - 19:30
CAMSS Québec Evening Reception