CIO Toronto Summit | April 25, 2019 | Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre - Toronto, ON, Canada

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - CIO Toronto Summit

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

9:15 am - 9:25 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Moderated by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes.

Takeaways:

  1. One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours
  2. Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Navigating Security & Risk in a Changing IT Landscape

Agile, DevOps, containers, microservices and The Cloud are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. But, while there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Is this change necessary? If so, how can this change be accommodated effectively, safely? This session will cover some common elements of the risk of change - and of not changing - and suggest approaches to minimize risk as you adopt these new technologies.
Takeaways:

  1. The IT Landscape will continue to change leading to new processes, new technologies and new "standard" ways of doing IT business
  2. This changing Landscape will present security challenges where you will need to balance the "pain of same" vs the "pain of change"


Presented by:

Michelle Joliat, Managing Director and Head, Wealth Digitization, Robotics, and Process Transformation, BMO Financial Group

 

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Think Tank

Addressing the Skills Gap: Outsourcing versus Hiring

Everyone in security is aware of the skills shortage. Many companies are addressing the long-term plan, i.e. building relationships with post-secondary institutions. What do we do about today's needs? Mid-size companies are even more unlikely to attract top talent than large companies. How do you retain the talent you're able to attract? Is increased outsourcing a reasonable option and how far can that take us in addressing the skills shortage?

Presented by:

Rachel Guinto, CISO, Ontario Pension Board View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

From the Front Lines: 5 Best Practices for Application Defense in Depth

Everyone knows applications are the lifeblood of the enterprise, but as the threats multiply and come at an ever-faster rate, protecting those applications becomes a massive challenge. Layer in the issues associated with moving applications to the cloud, using open source code, implementing rapid release cycles, and being forced to use legacy apps when the development team is long gone, and it's easy to see that application security can be a thankless, endless job. 

Layered security, or defense-in-depth, is an admirable goal. The problem is, how do you achieve it? We've been on the front lines for years, finding what works and what doesn't. In the process we have distilled five best practices that will help enterprises of any size tackle the thorny problem of application security in a dynamic world where change is the only constant. 

A combination of defenses at the edge, in the network and inside the applications themselves forms the core of the best practices. Layered on top are two additional practices that make all the difference: full real-time visibility with analytics, to help beleaguered security analysts quickly distinguish real threats from noise and take action based on full context; and a consumption model that allow the enterprise to quickly, easily and cost-effectively move protections to where they will do the most good. The result? Vastly improved application security, effective remediation, and a DevSecOps model that works.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 

Tim Chang, Director of Sales Engineering, Imperva View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Solution for Your Legacy System's Security

The Cloud Over the lifespan of an organization, CIOs/CISOs have developed and implemented technologies that have been key to the organization's success. However, CISOs and their security teams today find themselves stuck ensuring that legacy systems are secure. The solution is cloud-delivered security products that are more agile with the ability to implement new detection methods and services faster than on-site solutions.While cloud security is an ideal solution, it is important to know that using the cloud is more than moving legacy management servers to the cloud.

Takeaways:

  1. Review the status of legacy system security 
  2. What cloud solutions are the best fit for their business 
  3. What are the main needs in regards to system's scale, data telemetry, staff growth, machine learning, API-based access, and more


Presented by:

Neil Greenburg, Head of Security Architecture, Bell

 

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Think Tank

Using Data & Analytics to Drive Business Transformation

Big Data initiatives have become a reality among almost every company today, however, what we have seen is a lot of initiatives have become just science projects and did not deliver on early expectations. This situation needs to reversed quickly because those organizations that are being successful with Big Data and analytics programs are rapidly leaving those that are unsuccessful in their wake. Big Data and analytics has the potential to be transformational for the enterprise, but IT leaders need to be making the right investments, in the right areas, to ensure optimal success. This discussion will focus on how to build a data and analytics program to drive true business value. 

Takeaways:

  1. People, Process, Technology and Data challenges are plentiful and a coordinated and organic journey map is necessary to overcome them
  2. Analytics is not a new capability and has always been aligned with the most successful companies
  3. The roles of IT and the lines of business are changing when it comes to data and analytics programs
  4. The business benefits of analytics programs can be huge, but efforts need to be constrained so that they don't turn into flights free enough that they find the "unknown unknowns" that truly drive transformation 


Presented by:

Cal Rosen, VP, Data Integration, Scotiabank View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

The Importance of Engaging CISOs in Digital Transformation - Three Critical Elements to Protect for Secure Deployments

A disciplined approach is required when deploying new business models. Such is the case when adopting new transformational technologies using the Internet of Things (IoT). 

The IoT is all about data; therefore, CISOs must assess the risks and benefits before deploying the technology. Since data collected by IoT devices is associated with the people who are the ultimate recipients of new services, maintaining trust, integrity, and control over the data is paramount. 

Cryptographic services including device credentialing, data encryption, and code signing - all underpinned by a root of trust, provide the elements needed for secure deployment and compliance with regulatory requirements. 

Takeaways: 

  • Importance of trusting devices, data, and analytics  
  • Critical aspects of data confidentiality and integrity 
  • Establishing a root of trust to manage cryptography

Sponsored by:

nCipher View details

 
 

Presented by:

Juan Asenjo, Senior Solutions & Partner Marketing Manager, nCipher View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

SHIFTING TO A BUSINESS-FIRST NETWORKING MODEL: Determining the business value of a Software-defined Wide Area Network

The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect? SD-WAN platform enables enterprises to shift to a business-first networking model where the network enables the business. Advancements in AI and machine learning enable EdgeConnect to continuously adapt to deliver real-time response and eliminate the impact of network disruptions. EdgeConnect unifies SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimization and application visibility and control in a single platform. EdgeConnect is business-driven so business priorities are reflected in the way the network behaves to deliver both the highest quality of experience and the highest levels of business value.

Sponsored by:

Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 

Paul Randlesome, Director, Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 
 

12:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CXO

A CXO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CXOs supervise teams and units beyond their IT's security. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CXO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CXO has become both more attractive and more demanding.

Takeaways:

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CXO
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements
  3. How to properly measure a CXO's success

Moderated by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 

Panelists:

Robert Wong, EVP, Chief Information & Risk Officer, Toronto Hydro View details

 
 

Greg Sieg, SVP & CIO, Ledcor View details

 
 

Richard Kapustin, Vice President Of Software Development, Compass Group

 

Irene Zaguskin, CIO, Enercare Inc. View details

 
 

Bobby Singh, Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Infrastructure, TMX Group View details

 
 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions
  2. The most successful CISOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices

Sponsored by:

eSentire View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Machine Learning Is Here to Help, Not Replace

Over the next few years, machine learning (ML) will be a regular security practice and will offset skills and staffing shortfalls. Today though, ML is better at addressing smaller, more specific problems. Technology leaders have to understand that humans and machines complement each other and work better together than alone, as ML can assist humans in addressing uncertainty by presenting relevant information.

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the ways machine learning can assist teams and organizations
  2. How to make the right machine learning choices for your organization
  3. The future of machine learning

Presented by:

Richard Kapustin, Vice President Of Software Development, Compass Group

 

Think Tank

Going Mobile: Mobility as a Driver of Enterprise Transformation

Mobility has changed everything. Customers expect to engage and consume where and how they want. This power shift from company to customer has put increased pressure on on businesses to change. However, mobility can also be the beacon that drives a company's digital transformation due to its universality in experience and understanding. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Mobility is changing both how employees and customers think about and interact with a company
  2. Mobility can also be the overarching driver that enables a CIO to rally an organization to the next step on the digital transformation journey

Presented by:

Irene Zaguskin, CIO, Enercare Inc. View details

 
 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

All Eyes on You

Security breaches are the most intimidating threats for CISOs and security executives. Because of that, upper level management, shareholders and even consumers are focusing now more than ever on the security department. With that, CISOs need to see this as an opportunity to work closely with business stakeholders to incorporate cybersecurity strategy with their organization's business initiatives. This is an ideal opportunity to address skill shortages and increase professional development of the internal security workforce.

Takeaways: 

  1. How the CISO's role has changed
  2. The latest security threats and how they can positively impact your team
  3. How to measures your teams shortcomings and areas for improvement


Presented by:

Kevin Watson, CISO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 
 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Benefits, Challenges, Risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects (Things) that use sensors to capture data and embedded connectivity to exchange it over the internet to drive new value creation. Things' can be computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people. The anticipated benefits of IoT range from new revenue to cost efficiency and innovation. But what is today's reality? What do we need to be concerned about and address pro-actively?

Takeways:
  1. Benefits of IoT
  2. Key IoT challenges and risks need to be addressed
  3. Benefits and issues with IoT Big Data


Presented by:

Steve Bogie, Managing Director, IT Operations, Air Canada View details

 
 
 

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Keynote Presentation

Bringing Down the Barriers

With the role of the CIO expanding, CIOs are being pushed to increase digital business by using IT in ways that deliver cost saving methods and increased levels of productivity, as well as new opportunities. However, many believe that current methods for these opportunities have reached their end. As a result, it is time to reconfigure these methods in new, unique ways.

Takeaways:

  1. Latest strategies or methods to increase digital business
  2. How to confront resiliency or resistance to new digital initiatives
  3. The different types of behavioral patterns or mindsets to confront

Presented by:

Sergei Beliaev, Chief Information Officer, Walmart Canada

 
 

4:40 pm - 5:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Innovation Partner Showcase

A brief, but compelling review of three new innovative technologies supporting digital transformation.

Sponsored by:

FireMon View details

 
 

OKTA View details

 
 
 

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CISOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CISO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers

Moderated by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 
 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour