Chief Information Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum

Toronto, ON Sep 26, 2018

Overview

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior IT executives across a wide range of industries for our annual Toronto event. Throughout a full day of engaging content and networking, we will hone in on and tackle current challenges that IT executives are facing, as their role continues to become an integral factor in overall business transformation. Armed with an agenda geared specifically towards IT, information security, technology and analytics executives. Attendees will come away with actionable insights to support effective execution and facilitate lasting change. Topics covered will include:

  • Realigning your business - leveraging information technology as your core competency and center of innovation in the digital age
  • Embracing the migration to a digital ecosystem to achieve enhanced productivity and increased speed to market
  • Harnessing the power of emerging technologies in big data, IoT and machine learning to efficiently and effectively redefine the customer experience
  • Building, training and attaining a nimble and flexible workforce that can evolve with the ever-changing modern IT landscape
  • Navigating the top trends, capabilities, and risks that are driving IT spend in 2018


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 to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CIO leaders hailing from Toronto and beyond!

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Speakers

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Robert Wong

Chief Information Officer

Toronto Hydro Corp.

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Sonia Brar

Vice President, Information Technology

Bell Media

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Mark Bryant

Chief Information Officer

PCL Construction Enterprises

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Samreen Butt

Vice President, Business Solutions - IT

Entertainment One

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Sean Campbell

Senior Sales Engineer

Varonis

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Loris Dumanian

Director, Delivery and Portfolio Management, Enterprise Infrastructure, Enterprise Services

Sun Life Financial

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Gareth Harron

Vice President, Head of Information Systems and Technology

Nestlé Canada

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Justin Hurst

Global Director of Technology

Nutanix

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Tricia Ireland

Head, Enterprise Financial Systems

Government of Ontario

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Andy Langs

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

McCann Canada

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Abhi Mukherjee

Finance Director

University Health Network

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Wanda Peteanu

Director, Information Management

University Health Network

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John Ramoutsakis

Vice President, Canada

Information Builders

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Dan Wesley

Chief Technology Officer

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Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am
Opening Remarks by Argyle Host

Robert Wong
Chief Information Officer 
Toronto Hydro Corp.

9:10am - 9:45am
Keynote Presentation: "Artificial Intelligence, An Executive Perspective"

Wanda Peteanu
Director, Information Management
University Health Network

9:45am - 10:05am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Nutanix

Justin Hurst
Global Director of Technology
Nutanix

10:05am - 10:35am
Networking Break
10:35am - 11:25am
Panel Discussion: "Fearless Leadership in the Age of Disruption"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Were you proactive in identifying the potential for digital disruption and overall impact on your organization?
    • How can organizations implement roadmaps to better identify time frames for impact and avoid setbacks? 
  • In what ways have you adapted your strategies to compensate for the new emerging technologies that will affect your organization?
    • What do you see as primary factors in disruption?
  • What process redesign strategies has your organization implemented during this period of digital disruption?
  • How are you partnering with other department execs to drive business forward?
  • What are the benefits to digital disruption within your industry?
  • How have you worked towards addressing skill gap with your employees as new technology requires differing skill sets?
    • Will organizations ever be able to overcome skill gap as technology will always be innovating?
    • In your opinion, are there strategies to shrink the gap if it cannot be closed?

Moderator:

Andy Langs
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer 
McCann Canada

Panelists:

Loris Dumanian
Director, Delivery and Portfolio Management, Enterprise Infrastructure, Enterprise Services 
Sun Life Financial

Gareth Harron
Vice President, Head of Information Systems and Technology 
Nestlé Canada

Dan Wesley
Chief Technology Officer 
Workday

Robert Wong
Chief Information Officer 
Toronto Hydro Corp.

11:25am - 11:50am
Networking Break
11:50am - 12:40pm
Panel Discussion: "Putting Technologies of Today to Work for Tomorrow"

Session topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Have you begun implementing machine learning strategies into your organization?
    • How have you determined where and when to implement machine learning algorithms?
  • How are you transforming your IT services to deliver at the speed the business demands?
    • Are there specific technologies or processes that are enabling your transformation?
  • How do organizations determine whether private, public, or hybrid cloud is right program based on organization’s needs?
    • Discuss the cost efficiency between the various cloud computing programs.
  • Should cost play a factor when deciding on cloud computing?
  • How do you see the impact of containers, kubernetes and ‘cloud native applications’ on your organization and technology stack?
    • How are you addressing the skills gap to address the challenges with the pace of innovation?
  • Has your organization been successful when implementing Blockchain?
  • What are the key differences between automation and orchestration when trying to improve IT processes within their DevOps culture?
  • How are you collaborating with other executives to ensure successful implementation across all other departments?

Moderator:

Mark Bryant
Chief Information Officer 
PCL Construction Enterprises

Panelists:

Sean Campbell
Senior Sales Engineer
Varonis

Tricia Ireland
Head, Enterprise Financial Systems 
Government of Ontario

John Ramoutsakis
Vice President, Canada 
Information Builders

12:40pm - 1:40pm
Lunch
1:40pm - 2:25pm
Roundtable Discussion: "Strengthening the CIO-CFO Partnership"

As technology continues to play a larger role in driving  competitive advantage across all organizations, it is more important than ever that CFOs and CIOs collaborate closely and efficiently. Despite the challenges, this partnership can improve an organization's ability to align IT investment with strategic business growth - through the strenghting of this partnership. 

Join us for an interactive discussion as we hear from a finance leader on best practices for IT and Finance collaboration, and then get involved as the audience participates in roundtable discussions and presents their own experiences and solutions.

Abhi Mukherjee
Finance Director
UHN

2:25pm - 3:10pm
Fireside Chat: "Breaking the Digital Ceiling: Women in IT"

Session topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Describe your career journey and your personal experience in your previous and current role in the industry. 
  • In your experience, how have you seen women break down barriers in regards to challenges in your department and organization?
  • If we understood and valued more of the right skills needed in today’s environment, would that naturally translate to more women in IT?
  • How are you partnering with HR and other departments in efforts to bring in more women into IT?
  • What advice do you have for the audience to increase the number of women working and holding management positions in IT?

Participants:

Sonia Brar
Vice President, Information Technology 
Bell Media

Samreen Butt
Vice President, Business Solutions - IT 
Entertainment One

3:10pm - 3:15pm
Closing Remarks by Argyle Host

Robert Wong
Chief Information Officer 
Toronto Hydro Corp.

3:15pm -4:15pm
Closing Reception
*Schedule and timing is subject to change

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Sponsorship Information

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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  • Research Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

Advisory Board

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Hotels

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


The following 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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The Fairmont Royal York

100 Front Street W
Toronto, ON, Canada M5J1E3

Telephone: (866) 540-4489

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Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

525 Bay St.
Toronto, ON, M5G 2L2

Telephone: (416) 597-9200