The Canadian CIO

Future of
Cloud Summit

Creating Efficiency, Innovation
& Growth with Cloud

June 8-9, 2022


CIOs face a daunting array of cloud options designed to create faster delivery of digital services and experiences. Their appetite for cloud solutions – and the business innovation they enable – is voracious. But making sense of the latest cloud opportunities and offerings is a challenge for all CIOs and organizations.

In 2025, the whole cloud economy will surpass US$1.3 trillion*

Join us on June 8-9, 2022 for The Canadian CIO Future of Cloud Summit, where leading CIOs and experts will share their wisdom, expertise, and more.

You’ll learn from seasoned cloud leaders whose experience is unmatched, and you’ll discover how award-winning organizations are maximizing service delivery powered by future-focused cloud strategies. There is no fee to attend this virtual event.

*IDC Forecasts Worldwide “Whole Cloud” Spending to Reach $1.3 Trillion by 2025 (IDC#prUS48208321, Sep 2021)

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  • How are leading organizations defining hybrid clouds today, and articulating them in their overall cloud strategy and architecture
  • How do hybrid and cloud-native innovations impact organizations that have ongoing needs for private cloud environments
  • What are current and promising strategies that address evergreen worries across security, privacy, governance, and regulations
  • What are the key forces driving this continued cloud expansion, and where should organizations focus in the new technology landscaped, shaped by this expansion
Featured Speaker

Peter Near

National Director of Technology
VMWare Canada

As one of Canada’s most significant thought leader on topics including hybrid cloud strategies, datacenter modernization, and infrastructure security, Peter Near will share his twenty years of Enterprise Technology experience delivering transformative projects and leading global product management teams.

Join him at the Future of Cloud summit to discuss the realities of leveraging hybrid private and public clouds as part of your transformation. He’ll assess where trends are pointing in Canada, the cross-cloud operational challenges involved, and what real-world approaches can solve them.

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Anat Baron

CEO, Stashwall Inc., Futurist & Brand Builder

Geoff Cronin

CIO & Sr Vice President Information Technology

Laura-Lea Berna

Vice President, IT & CIO
BC Transit

Kin Lee-Yow

CAA Club Group

Robert Pope

Canada Jetlines

Sherif Sheta


Charlie Billings

Professional Case Management / PCM Trials

Ghada Ijam

System CIO
Federal Reserve System

Charlie Wade

Vice President, Wireless Products
Bell Canada

Dean Clark

National Director & Practice Lead – Cloud

Peter Near

National Director of Technology
VMware Canada

Christopher Marsh-Bourdon

Head of Hybrid Environments
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Joseph Sieczkowski

CIO, Architecture & Engineering
BNY Mellon

James Cham

Bloomberg Beta

Martha Poulter

CIO & Senior Vice President
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud, Telecom, Security, Developers, Channels and Enabling Technology

Warren Shiau

Research Vice President, AI & Analytics
IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions
IDC Canada

Megha Kumar

Research Vice President, Software and Cloud Services; Industry and Business Solutions
IDC Canada

John Gallant

Enterprise Consulting Director
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Dave McCarthy

Research Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Services

Maryfran Johnson

Maryfran Johnson Media

Paula Rooney

Senior Writer, CIO
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Eric Knorr

Editor in Chief
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Julia King

Contributing Editor, Computerworld/CIO
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Serdar Yegulalp

Senior Writer, InfoWorld
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Andrea Benito

CIO Contributing Editor
IDC & CIO Events

Michael Hainsworth

CIO Contributing Editor
IDC & CIO Events


Day 1

What are the best ways to manage and secure the many complex cloud environments now and into the future?

  • Which cloud technologies continue to advance and become more appealing for CIOs to deploy on a wider and more specialized-to-purpose scale?
  • How are organizations monitoring the efficiency of the clouds they use?
  • Are we prepared for a cloud operating model?
Day 2

The Future of Digital Infrastructure: responsive, scalable, and resilient infrastructure technologies.

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  • What CIOs Need to Know About the Evolution of Agile and Cloud
  • Creating Highly Efficient, Hybrid Cloud Environments for Security and Flexibility
  • Why a Software Innovation Program is Essential to Today’s Businesses?
  • It’s 2022, So Why Aren’t We Patching Our Software Vulnerabilities?
  • Moving Your Organization to Cloud-Based DevSecOps
  • Making Sense of the Fluid and Expanding Tools Market
  • Build the Software Innovation Program that’s Essential to Today’s Businesses


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June 8-9, 2022