Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior IT executives from a range of industry verticals for our annual Toronto event. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that IT executives are tackling as the role that technology plays within the organization continues to evolve in 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs, as well as IT/Technology/MIS/Architecture VPs and Directors in a leadership role.  Topics covered by our speaking faculty will include:

  • Exploring the evolving role of the CIO in an increasingly digitally enabled environment
  • Attaining, training, and retaining talent through skillset development and mentor programs
  • Enabling the organization to effectively leverage customer data
  • The future of IT’s role in reaching customers
  • Exploring the top trends, capabilities, and risks that are driving IT spend in 2017
  • Navigating the evolving information security threat landscape

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more.

We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CIO leaders hailing from Toronto and beyond!

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Laura Laxamana at llaxamana@argyleforum.com.

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ARGYLE HOST David Oh Former CIO, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
President, Evergent Enterprises Inc.
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Samer Adi Head of Information Security
Indigo
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Michael Auger Principal Enterprise Architect
Workday
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Justin Bowler Senior Vice President, Technology and Innovation
ICUC.SOCIAL (Dentsu-Aegis Network)
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Sonia Brar Vice President, Information Technology
Bell Media
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Michael Castro Chief Information Security Officer
Loblaw Companies Limited
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Ricardo Costa Chief Information Officer
Weston Foods
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Anton Granic Vice President, Americas West & Canada
Nutanix
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Andy Langs SVP, Chief Technology Officer
McCann Canada
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Thomas Lerch Associate Partner, Digital Technology Strategy
IBM
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Sandra Liepkalns Chief Information Security Officer
LoyaltyOne
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James Markarian Chief Technology Officer
SnapLogic
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Geoff Nielson Vice President, Product Development & Innovation
Info-Tech Research Group
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Eugene Roman EVP, Digital Excellence and Technology Advisor
Canadian Tire Corporation
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Peter Singh Chief Technology Officer
Toronto District School Board
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Mark Uemura Head of Security and Infrastructure
Flight Network
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Robert Wong Executive Vice President, Chief Information & Risk Officer
Toronto Hydro Corp.
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  • 7:55am - 8:55am Breakfast
  • 8:55am - 9:05am Opening Remarks by Argyle Host
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    David Oh
    Former CIO, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission 
    President, Evergent Enterprises Inc.

  • 9:05am - 9:10am Session Introduction featuring Workday
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    Michael Auger
    Principal Enterprise Architect
    Workday

  • 9:10am - 9:45am Keynote Session featuring Weston Foods: "Experience Driven Digital Transformation"
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    Ricardo Costa
    Chief Information Officer 
    Weston Foods

    *This session will be off the record. 

  • 9:50am - 10:10am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring IBM: "Digital Reinvention: The Evolving Role of the CIO"
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    As digital technologies changes how businesses deploy information to make an impact on the world, while disrupting entire industries through new and innovative operating models, CIOs are finding their roles changing dramatically. No longer is it acceptable to “keep the lights on” and minimize the cost of IT to organizations. CIOs are simultaneously required to enable and empower the business while keeping systems operationally stable, information in safe hands, and unit costs progressively reducing. Today’s CIO needs a clear understanding of his/her mandate from the Board and the Executive Team to effectively balance these competing priorities.

    This session explores the CIO Mandate, how to determine it, and how CIOs need to redesign their IT Operating Model to deliver upon it. CIOs are uniquely positioned to use their competencies in business architecture, project management and agile approaches to lead the rest of the business in moving forward. with digital reinvention. We will explore the concept of “Market-Back Design” in the development and delivery of IT products and services, as well as, the use of Multi-Modal models to fit the approach to the architectural requirements. Finally, we will predict future trends as CIOs lead their companies towards Everything-As-A-Service.

    Thomas Lerch
    Associate Partner, Digital Technology Strategy
    IBM

  • 10:10am - 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am - 11:20am Panel Discussion: “Navigating the Organization’s Journey throughout Digital Transformation”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Mapping out and utilizing the digital customer journey for your organization. What does “digital” mean to you?
    • Determining how your culture will need to shift to support the customer experience
    • How to break down digital silos,  distributing digital throughout the organization and leadership
    • Using social strategy in the enterprise
    • Minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency  as a top-tier priority for any C-suite executive

    Moderator:

    Andy Langs
    SVP, Chief Technology Officer
    McCann Canada

    Panelists:

    Sonia Brar
    Vice President, Information Technology
    Bell Media

    James Markarian
    Chief Technology Officer
    SnapLogic

    Peter Singh
    Chief Technology Officer
    Toronto District School Board

  • 11:25am - 11:45am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Nutanix: "MultiCloud Strategy: A CIO’s Perspective"
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    Anton Granic
    Vice President, Americas West & Canada
    Nutanix

  • 11:45am - 12:05pm Networking Break
  • 12:05pm - 12:50pm Panel Discussion: “Securing the Business Yesterday for a Better Tomorrow”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What are you seeing in the current security landscape today?
    • How is the role of the CIO evolving, and how are CIOs and CISOs working together to achieve business goals?
    • How are the roles changing for traditional business networks in today’s digital transformation?
    • How are you managing advanced persistent threats (APT) that are able to exploit perimeter security within minutes?
    • How are these new innovations and cloud computing affecting the security of your organization?
    • What do your governance organizations expect from your role today in terms of cyber security?

    Moderator:

    Mark Uemura
    Head of Security and Infrastructure
    Flight Network

    Panelists:
    Samer Adi
    Head of Information Security
    Indigo

    Justin Bowler
    Senior Vice President, Technology and Innovation 
    ICUC.SOCIAL (Dentsu-Aegis Network)

    Michael Castro
    Head, Information Security and Risk Management
    Loblaw Companies Limited

    Sandra Liepkalns
    Chief Information Security Officer
    LoyaltyOne

  • 12:50pm - 1:10pm Session featuring Canadian Tire on behalf of Epam
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    Eugene Roman
    EVP, Digital Excellence and Technology Advisor
    Canadian Tire Corporation

  • 1:10pm - 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm - 2:30pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Info-Tech Research Group: "The Moneyball CIO – Learning the Science of IT Decision Making"
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    IT can often feel like an unwinnable game, with limited resources, changing priorities, multiple stakeholders and increased demands. Too often, IT leaders must make decisions with insufficient information and without knowing the true effect on the business.

    Geoff Nielson will discuss best practices to remove the guesswork from what makes the business happy and predicts the impact of key decisions before they happen.

    This session will walk you through the 3 real drivers of business satisfaction, and help IT leaders navigate a world in which:
    • Only 28% of Business Leaders are satisfied with the performance of IT
    • 67% of CIOs are not aligned with executives on the role of IT

    Geoff Nielson
    Vice President, Product Development & Innovation
    Info-Tech Research Group

  • 2:30pm - 3:05pm Fireside Chat featuring Toronto Hydro
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    Robert Wong
    Executive Vice President, Chief Information & Risk Officer
    Toronto Hydro 

    Interviewed by

    David Oh
    Former CIO, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission 
    President, Evergent Enterprises Inc.

  • 3:05pm - 3:20pm Networking Break
  • 3:20pm - 3:55pm Keynote Session TBD
  • 3:55pm - 4:05pm Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
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    David Oh
    Former CIO, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission 
    President, Evergent Enterprises Inc.

  • 4:05pm - 5:05pm Closing Reception

Explore the most critical challenge areas and hot topics for IT leaders such as:

Innovation in technology

Examine how your organization is innovating in the IT space, and what new technologies will impact on the business sphere in the years ahead. Our speakers will discuss:

  • Driving productivity at work
  • Using the device to streamline practices
  • Harnessing data to create workable analytics
  • Realigning with online channels

IT's new normal

Review the major changes the field of IT has experienced over the past few years, the driving forces behind them, and the barriers they present. Get briefed on:

  • Overcoming obstacles in mobile integration
  • Protecting data from device to data center
  • Managing and enforcing BYOD security
  • Building a flexible org around the cloud

The cloud and mobility

How are CIOs guiding their teams through the inherent challenges that accompany growth in the mobile and cloud spaces? Learn to ease through the growing pains and gain insight into:

  • Leveraging real time data
  • Forging partnerships with other functions
  • Improving cloud communications internally
  • Recognizing key benefits of new technology

The business of security and the cloud

Evaluate how the cloud has transformed the way companies need to think about IT and security standards. Review the ways security infrastructure has evolved recent years, and catalysts of these changes. Hear discussions on:

  • Dealing with increased security risks from social technology
  • Closing the gap between security training and security awareness
  • Observing new industry trends and choosing which to adopt
  • Exploring major changes in business infrastructure

The CIO/CMO partnership

The digital sphere has changed the relationship between IT departments and other functions across the business. Talk about how successful CIOs are bridging the gap between IT and marketing to work toward common business goals. Gain insight on:

  • Establishing a common language to improve collaboration
  • Utilizing available business data from across the enterprise
  • Contributing to a customer-centric culture through partnership

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you! request a pass.

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

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InterContinental Toronto Centre


225 Front St W
Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
Telephone: +1 416-597-1400
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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel


123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, Canada M5H 2M9
Telephone: (866) 716-8101
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The Fairmont Royal York


100 Front Street W
Toronto, ON, Canada M5J1E3
Telephone: (866) 540-4489
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