CIO Toronto Summit | May 3, 2022 | The Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel Toronto - Toronto, ON, Canada


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Fireside Keynote: Victor Tung - People, Process & Platform - Where to Start in a Modern IT Framework

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Join Victor Tung, Chief Information and Operations Officer, BMO Capital Markets and U.S. Chief Technology and Operations Officer at BMO Financial Group for a fireside chat on the steps necessary to build a digital-first organization. Victor will share examples from BMO’s digital transformation journey and discuss the roles of people, process and platform along the way.

Victor Tung

U.S. Chief Technology and Operations Officer and Chief Information and Operations Officer, Capital

BMO Harris

CDO Keynote Panel: Lifecycle of Data Governance

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

When done correctly, Data governance can deliver your enterprise high-quality, trusted, and compliant data, which is why data leaders are continuously pursuing governance initiatives. Join Juan Salvador Estrada Estrada and Sébastien Fleurant, the experts in the business who’ll be sharing data literacy as a means of demonstrating how they've enhanced their business’ effectiveness and what they're doing to stay ahead in contrast to the old prolonged, pricy and rigid policies that don’t deliver on desired business outcomes.

Key takeaways from this Panel Discussion include: -

- The steps each panellist has taken into transforming their enterprises governance processes

- How an active methodology accomplishes business, technical, and compliance objectives that can easily be applied

- Where traditional governance failed, and why active governance must put people first to ensure success in 2022 and beyond

Juan Salvador Estrada Estrada

Head of Data and Analytics


Sebastien Fleurant

Director of Data Foundations and Modernization

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Sponsor Keynote: Let’s Create In The New Era Of Digital Transformation

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Technology and transformation have always gone hand-in-hand, but the pace of transformational change accelerated over the last 2 years in every organization. IBM Americas CMO Chris Bontempo will get our creative juices flowing as he shares stories and best practices sourced from thousands of IBM digital transformation engagements with the “new creators” - the change agents and forward thinkers in every organization - including yours. He’ll cover a wide-range of areas, from cybersecurity to AI and data-driven transformations, how to use hyper-automation to make your business supersonic, and give you the tools to get creative to solve your organization’s biggest challenges. Welcome to today's IBM.

Chris Bontempo

Chief Marketing Officer


Think Tank: The Digitalization Journey of the Most International Company

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn about DHL’s  Digitalization Journey , a combination of simplicity  and a people centric approach to innovation .

In this session will cover:

  • Definition of a Digital Strategy
  • Use cases that exemplify the use of technology and people

Alfredo Otoya

Chief Information Officer

DHL Express

Panel: Migrating To The Cloud

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
Join Alex Dragen and Chantel Berthiaume on a discussion on Migrating To The Cloud.

Chantal Berthiaume

Senior Director, Com Analyst & Customer Insight

Air Canada

Alex Dragan

Senior Director of Analytics

Four Seasons Hotel

CDO EBR: Securing The Hybrid Workforce: Establishing Trust In A Zero Trust World

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM

It's no longer news that we need to support and secure increasingly distributed organizations. As companies look for long-term solutions for their hybrid and fully remote workforces, one thing is clear - identity is the new perimeter for businesses today. An identity-first approach to security reduces today’s cybersecurity risks and provides the foundation for a zero trust security strategy. A modern identity security solution can also help you tie the complexities of protecting people and assets together in a seamless way.

Ron Hassanwalia

Zero Trust Evangelist


EBR: How to Provide Relevant Analytics Insights to Business Decision Makers

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM
The key to analytic maturity is knowing which questions to ask and where to find the answers. During this session we’re going back to the basics to discuss a framework for applying analytics to solve your most critical business challenges. From questions, through analytics, to decisions, learn how to create a truly data driven team empowered to ask the right questions.

Dan Putler

Chief Data Scientist



11:15 AM - 11:25 AM

Fireside Chat: Best Practices On AI Ethics & Governance

11:25 AM - 11:50 AM

Join Ozge Yeloglu and J.D Miller for a Fireside Chat on Best Practices On AI Ethics & Governance.

It will be an invigorating session touching on:

- The challenges of overcoming legacy cultures to push organizations forward

- Organizational change with AI stragegy

- The AI Ethics and Governance today and where it is going

Ozge Yeloglu

VP Enterprise Advanced Analytics


Think Tank: From Technologist to Foundation - Changing the narrative

11:25 AM - 11:50 AM
It's not about “the technology” anymore! Today the voice of the CIO/CISO and the perception of IT has been propelled forward from “apps, databases and servers” to the lifeblood of the organization’s ability to exist and execute its mission. How we communicate with our peers, board members and our teams must evolve from the IT speak to advocating and propelling the business vision.

John Del Grande

VP of Business Solutions

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc

EBR: The fast path to cloud!

11:55 AM - 12:20 PM

Cloud enables organizations to be agile, deliver innovation faster and take advantages of economies of scale. But Enterprise data platform owners face a number of challenges when migrating their data platform to the Cloud. There is no one path that will support all organizations and their cloud data journey. But that doesn't mean that the individual path has to be hard. Join this session, to see how organizations are expediting their data platform migrations to cloud, in a risk free manner. We also discuss how to build an integrated data platform that enables organizations to be ready for multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud.

Manjo Shanmugasundaram

Principal Cloud Solutions Consultant


TL: Zero Trust Content Security: Enable Secure Digital Business

11:55 AM - 12:20 PM

Even before the pandemic, banks were optimizing revenue-driving processes – such as loan applications – through digitization. Now, the move to cloud and remote-first environments has accelerated, and some companies struggle with securing new volumes of data without impacting business workflows and employee productivity. 

Many businesses grappling with a sprawling enterprise architecture with on-prem and cloud-based data have adopted Zero Trust as a strategic methodology to control access to and secure their data. However, this focus has largely been on access and identity management, instead of on the largest revenue-driver and also the biggest risk for institutions: files and data. Join Votiro as we share Zero Trust strategies for securing content without impacting core business functions. 


Key takeaways:  

· How Zero Trust can apply to data and reduce data risk  

· How to secure data while reducing workloads on security and IT teams 

· How to layer solutions to create a comprehensive security framework 

Henry Frith

VP of Customer Success and Sales Engineering


Think Tank: Data Science for Digital Value Creation

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
Data science is a powerful tool to bring to life digital value creation. An abundance of data-driven technologies exists ranging from automation to machine learning. Rather than taking a technology focused approach, we focus on a business first approach to digital value creation. In other words, we specifically select the right data science tools to solve the right busines problem. In this presentation, we will explore the key ingredients of digital value creation and several use cases of digital value creation.

Carl Barrelet

Head of Data Science


Innovation Partner: Delivering top CIO priorities with Low-Code Automation

12:55 PM - 1:05 PM

CIOs are challenged with improving digital dexterity and advancing automation in their organizations. However, technical debt and resource constraints prohibits them from moving at the speed their businesses demand. Now many CIOs are turning to Low-Code Automation platforms to help deliver on these goals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the key benefits of a low-code automation platform
  • Understand the differences in Low Code Platforms and why one size does not fit all
  • Ideas on where to start your Low Code Automation journey

Shiraz Shahid

Regional Vice President


Networking Lunch

1:05 PM - 2:00 PM

IP:Auth0 in 600 seconds - Secure access for everyone. But not just anyone.

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Customer data can be your company’s greatest asset — unless it falls into the wrong hands. A robust CIAM solution has security features to protect against fraud, hacks, and misused data on multiple fronts. Join us as we take a look at how to protect against common attack methods seen in the wild today.

Luis Santos

CIAM Specialist


Think Tank: Security threats with the advances between Ukraine and Russia

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
Today, we are witnessing unprecedented times. Since, the past two years we are dealing with the global pandemic and now we are watching the emerging crisis in Ukraine. We hope to see a de-escalation of the situation and limit the impact across Europe and globally. Since, this war begun we are seeing significant increase in cyber attacks and various homeland security organization has increased the threat level. This War is not just about guns and Jets, as a cyber community we are witnessing Cyber warfare against civilian assets, including DDOS and Ransomware attacks on financial services, hospitals, and power grids. In this conversation we will discuss DDOS attacks and advance Ransomware attacks. Its time to work together and be better prepared against hostile situations.

Mobin Iftikhar

Senior Information Security Officer

BMO Financial Group

TL: The Moving Target of Zero Trust: An AWS Perspective of the future of Z

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM
How customers can use a strategic cybersecurity approach to eliminate the risk associated with implicit trust by continuously validating every stage of digital interaction. Traditionally, once an identity or device is authenticated, it is considered a trusted identity or trusted device and access to data is automatically granted. This approach assumes that everything that has access to the enterprise can be trusted; this gives the malicious user an offensive advantage. AWS is offering customers a way to reimagine their enterprise approach to network security using AWS security services and AWS partner's tools to eliminate risks associated with implicit trust.

Colin Igbokwe

Sr. Security Solution Architect



3:05 PM - 3:15 PM

EBR: A crash course in applying cyber resilience to cyber physical settings

3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
Gulp down some sunshine, then come back in for a briefing on what it takes to apply NIST 800-160 Vol. 2 to industrial control systems, building management systems, IoT, and other cyber physical systems.

Ian Schmertzler



Closing Remarks

3:50 PM - 4:00 PM

Summit Happy Hour

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM