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The agenda features best-in-class keynotes, conversations, and workshops from companies such as The Regional Municipality of Durham, Electrical Safety Authority, McCain Foods Limited, CIBC and many more that prepare you for the future of digital innovation in the coming year.

All times listed on the agenda are Eastern Standard Time.

Day 1

1:00 - 1:05 PM

Opening Remarks

Join us as our Emcee Michael Hainsworth kicks-off our jam-packed digital innovation program schedule and introduces our esteemed digital innovation experts.

Speaker:

Michael Hainsworth, Contributing Editor, IDC & CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications Inc.

1:05 - 1:40 PM

Digital Leadership in a Time of Continuous Change

Digital Business demands collaboration and innovation at an organizational meta-level. As a result, digital leadership requires an unusual capability to multi-focus and to always keep the business, the technology, and the people in mind. How do digital leaders best keep their digital teams poised and prepared for these exacting and demanding innovation challenges? What are the innovation fundamentals that best help? In this engaging talk, Lee-Anne will highlight that while digital leadership is built on the back of strong technological capability, its ongoing and sustained success lies within the organization’s people – their mindset, their creativity, their ability to collaborate and change and their drive. Using examples from her global work in over 33 countries, Lee-Anne will make these innovation insights and practical applications come alive.

Speaker:

Lee-Anne McAlear, Program Director, The Centre of Excellence in Innovation Management, York University

1:40 - 2:15 PM

CIO Panel: Jumpstarting Innovation for Customer & Employee Experience, Including Interactive Q&A

Innovating to offer new services is key to customer and employee satisfaction, not to mention growth for businesses. Join IDC Canada’s Megha Kumar and CIO Award winners Durham Region, Electrical Safety Authority and United Way Greater Toronto for a look at how they developed new innovative capabilities to improve customer, employee and donor experiences respectively. You’ll learn about the business need, the processes and technology involved, and how the teams embraced the challenge of driving new capabilities. Immediately following this session, join the interactive group discussion with our panelists to learn how to put digital innovation in place to work in your organization.

Speakers:

Kalyan Chakravarthy, Chief Information Officer, The Regional Municipality of Durham

Kelley Irwin, Chief Information Officer, Electrical Safety Authority

Kyla Lougheed, Digital Transformation Lead and Director of Operations, Analytics & PMO , United Way Greater Toronto

Moderated by:

Megha Kumar, Research Vice President, Software and Cloud Services, IDC Canada

 

2:15 - 2:40 PM

Choice, flexibility, and transparency – Collaborative solutions for hybrid work environments

“Work is what you do, not where you go”, says Cisco’s Aruna Ravichandran. As organizations adjust to the new hybrid work environment, they must reimagine their workspaces, support multiple workstyles, and deliver amazing customer experiences with easily managed, secure environments. With talent now sourced globally, companies must support workers from the factory floor to the café to the office, all while looking for more creative collaboration tools. Join us for this insightful fireside chat where Cisco discusses the goal: choice, flexibility, and transparency.

Speaker:

Aruna Ravichandran, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Webex by Cisco

Interviewed by:

Charles Pelton, Contributing Editor, CIO, CSO, and Network World, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

 

2:40 - 2:55 PM

Networking Break

Now’s the time to refresh your beverage, and connect with award-winning CIOs and our partners.

2:55 - 3:20 PM

The Road to Modernization at the Office of the Chief Coroner

The Ontario Office of the Chief Coroner (OCC) investigates untimely and tragic deaths to inform the betterment of health and safety of Ontarians as well as supporting the administration of justice. Data systematically collected though death investigations drive the decisions, and seize opportunities for innovation and growth to advance the health and safety of Ontarians. Death investigation data are used by governments, communities, researchers, prevention organizations, and the public to enhance public safety and inform injury and death prevention strategies. QuinC, the province wide case management system was implemented to support decision making based on a data driven approach to enhancing public safety. Please join this session for a look at this award-winning story of modernization. You’ll learn how the organization implemented a province wide, transformational, electronic, case management system and processes.

Speakers:

Gina Skagos, Executive Officer, Solicitor General – Office of the Chief Coroner

Sandra Parker, Provincial Nurse Manager, Solicitor General – Office of the Chief Coroner

3:20 - 3:40 PM

Culture, Growth, and the Modern Digital Enterprise

As companies look to grow in the face of unpredictable business environments, they will seek an iterative foundation that embraces culture, skills, and partner ecosystems. To promote digital innovation, they will need an agile approach to product and systems development, and flexible management of infrastructure from the edge and the cloud to the data center. Join this session to learn how Canadian businesses will embrace better security, risk, privacy management, AI, machine learning and automation to support their growth, culture, and the modern digital enterprise.

Speakers:

Sabina Schneider, Chief Solutions Officer – North America, Globant
Patrick Antoine, Senior Managing Director, Globant

Interviewed by:

Charles Pelton, Contributing Editor, CIO, CSO, and Network World, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

 

3:40 - 4:00 PM

SAP x IDC Innovation Readiness Study Results

SAP’s Chantal Rivard sits down with IDC’s Megha Kumar to discuss the results of the latest SAP X IDC Innovation Readiness Study. Through the course of the chat they discuss what makes some Canadian companies innovators in the Cloud space, how the cloud landscape has changed over the past few years, and how SAP can accelerate your journey to the cloud.

Speaker:

Chantal Rivard, Senior Director, S/4HANA Center of Excellence, SAP

Interviewed by:

Megha Kumar, Research Vice President, Software and Cloud Services, IDC Canada

 

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Transforming the Technology Foundations for Business Enablement and Agility

Cloud-focused transformations enable greater business agility and power modern customer experiences. But they are not for the faint of heart, particularly for organizations in highly regulated industries and those with extensive legacy footprints. Join this session for a first-hand look at how an award-winning Canadian company worked through complexity to modernize its stable of applications, enable new data services and encompass emerging technologies for continued growth and business success.

Speakers:

Richard Jardim, Executive Vice-President & CIO, CIBC
Bradley Fedosoff, Senior Vice-President – Architecture, Data & Analytics, CIBC

Interviewed by:

Michael Hainsworth, Contributing Editor, IDC & CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications Inc.

 

Day 2

1:00 - 1:05 PM

Opening Comments, Day 1 Recap

Join to hear our Emcee Michael Hainsworth give a quick recap of Day 1 and introduce our exciting Day 2 program.

Speaker:

Michael Hainsworth, Contributing Editor, IDC & CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications Inc.

1:05 - 1:40 PM

End Game: How to Deliver Sustained Digital Innovation, Including Interactive Q&A

The future business is a digital business. However, the ability to develop and deliver ground-breaking products and services will determine winners and losers in the market. Building this internal competency – and the culture and vision behind it – is a big leap. Join IDC’s leading digital innovation analyst, Nancy Gohring and learn more about how to chart your journey to business growth and competitive advantage through innovative software offerings. Immediately following this session, join Nancy with your questions about digital business & strategies to create a culture of digital innovation and practical tips on collaboration.

Speaker:

Nancy Gohring, Research Director, Future of Digital Innovation, IDC

Interviewed by:

Michael Hainsworth, Contributing Editor, IDC & CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications Inc.

 

1:40 - 2:05 PM

A Digital Pivot: Rising to Meet the Supply Chain Crisis

McCain Foods was on track with a planned cloud migration in September 2021 when business came to a halt due to global supply chain issues. While their manufacturing teams were making record amounts of product to meet demand, the company was suddenly facing challenges in storing and moving those products. The crises led them to pivot and accelerate their migration journey to provide access to dynamically shifting data throughout the supply chain. In this CIO Awards winner session, you will learn how the team met this enormous challenge as requirements changed continually and new skills had to be learned on the fly to move the company beyond the crisis.

Speakers:

Caroline Morissette, Vice-President of Digital & Data, McCain Foods Limited

Carlos Valencia, Director, Global Data Services and Platforms, McCain Foods Limited

Prateeksha Oza, Director, Global Digital Supply Chain, McCain Foods Limited

Sandra Castaneda, Director, Integrated Supply Chain Technology Portfolio, McCain Foods Limited

Moderated by:

Jillian Moffatt, Chief Technology Officer, McCain Foods Limited

2:05 - 2:20 PM

How AI Can Think Like An Attacker

In the face of skyrocketing cyber risk, detecting and responding to attacks is no longer enough. Organizations must take proactive steps to prevent threats before they happen, and to recover if compromised. In this session, Darktrace unveil an ambitious new approach to security, with core engines powering AI technologies to prevent, detect, respond, and ultimately heal from attacks. Together, these engines combine to strengthen organizations’ security posture in a virtuous AI feedback ‘loop,’ which provides powerful end-to-end, bespoke, and self-learning solutions unique to each organization.

Speaker: 

Justin Fier, Director of Threat Intelligence and Analytics , Darktrace

2:20 - 2:35 PM

Networking Break

Now’s the time to refresh your beverage, and connect with award-winning CIOs and our partners.

2:35 - 3:05 PM

Fireside Chat: Digitalization in Canada’s Race for Global Competitiveness

Shaifa Kanji, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Digital Officer, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) joins Angela Mondou, President & CEO, TECHNATION for a fireside chat to discuss ISED’s emphasis on the power of disruptive technologies; how it is fostering innovative digital experiences, connecting clients’ needs and journeys; and the new mission of its Innovation Lab, all in support of accelerating digitalization in Canada.

Speaker:

Shaifa Kanji, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Digital Officer of DTSS, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Interviewed by:

Angela Mondou, President & CEO, TECHNATION

 

3:10 - 3:15 PM

Awards Ceremony Opening Comments

Join us as we kick off our double award ceremonies program for Canadian organizations that exemplify digital innovation.

Speakers:

Lars Goransson, Managing Director, IDC Canada & LATAM, IDC Canada

Angela Mondou, President & CEO, TECHNATION

3:15 - 3:45 PM

Ingenious Awards Ceremony

Join us to hear our industry partner, TECHNATION, announce the winners of their 2022 Ingenious Awards. Award recipients include Canadians who work in business, government and other public-sector organizations and not-for-profit entities whose digital innovation uses one of the following technology areas of specialization – AI, Blockchain, Cloud, IoT. Plus, they’ll also announce winners for Public Sector Disruptor and Canadian Tech Hall of Fame.

Speakers:

Mike Loncar, Vice-President Services, SW and Consumption, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Canada

Pamela Pelletier, Country Leader & Managing Director, Dell Technologies Canada

Melanie Gilbert, Partner Federal Government Practice, IBM Canada

Chris Barry, President, Microsoft Canada

3:45 - 4:20 PM

CIO Awards Canada Ceremony

Join IDC & CIO as we celebrate our inaugural class of CIO Awards Canada winners. These Canadian organizations are using tech in very innovative ways to deliver business value, either by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.

Speaker:

Anne McCrory, Group Vice President, Customer Experience & Operations, Events, Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

Agenda subject to change.