CIO Montreal Summit | February 12, 2019 | The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal - Montreal, QC, 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.

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - CIO Montreal Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 
 

8:55 am - 9:30 am

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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

Presented by:

Kush Sharma, Global Director Info Security and Compliance, Saputo Inc. View details

 
 
 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Resonating with the Board on Strategic Alignment of Technology - Driven Transformation

It is the Board's job to set the vision for corporate strategy and that includes addressing whether shareholder value is being served. As a result, boards are increasingly pushing their strategic thinking past the traditional boundaries to find the ways that digital investment can be a true differentiator. How does the smart CIO engage with the board on their terms, so we can add value in those conversations? 

Takeaways from this session include: 

  1. Model-based strategies for identifying opportunities that align with how boards engage to define strategy and vision. 
  2. Examples of ways to enrich the traditional planning methods to address board-level interests. 
  3. Empowering your CEO with insight that will resonate in the boardroom

Presented by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

How Augmented Analytics Will Help Your Organization

Augmented Analytics focus on specific areas of augmented intelligence, using machine learning to enhance how data and analytics are presented and shared. As the capabilities of this technology advance rapidly, it is pivotal to understand these advancements. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Learn more about Augmented Analytics' role as a key feature of data preparation and management, process management, process mining and data science platforms. 
  2. How to optimize the decisions and actions of all entire team, not just those of analysts and data scientists 
  3. Using Augmented Analytics to automate the process of data preparation, insight generation and insight visualization

Presented by:

Rob Ersoni, Vice President, IT & Security, Excelitas View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Shifting "Left" with Cybersecurity

Traditional approaches to cybersecurity have often been "after the fact." Whether we are building products, software or infrastructure, cybersecurity tends to be an afterthought and not necessarily part of the development process from the outset.  This session will centre around how, to be effectively cyber resilient, security should be considered in the early stages and be one of the essential primary ingredients for any new development process. BlackBerry has a long history of building security in to their products and infrastructure from the ground up, which has resulted from the enviable position of never having been breached.

Sponsored by:

BlackBerry Limited View details

 
 

Presented by:

James McDowell, Global Sales Director - BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting, BlackBerry Limited View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CISO

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

Takeaways:

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

Presented by:

Jenny Dho, CISO, WSP Global Inc. View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

The Need for Speed: How Can Leaders Accelerate the Velocity of Innovation & Improve Business Agility?

With companies and governments demanding faster innovation to meet the pressures of customers and citizens respectively, most Canadian enterprises have embarked on their own journeys into this new rapidly changing world of speed. By enterprises investing in new technologies, re-thinking organizational and team structures, re-conceptualizing the innovation process with DevOps and Agile practices, and pursuing new agile delivery models delivered by public cloud, a number of patterns of both success and failure have emerged. Join Red Hat Canada's Chief Strategist, Michael Cardy, as he shares the insights into these patterns and how, combined with research, have lead to the formulation of Red Hat's position on the most successful approach to accelerating innovation.

Sponsored by:

Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 

Mike Cardy, Chief Technology Strategist - Canada, Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Say Goodbye to Vulnerability Backlogs: Using RASP to Reclaim Control and Reduce Risk

Knowing is half the battle when it comes to protecting applications and their sensitive data. 

Application security testing tools scan your code to reveal the long lists of known vulnerabilities, but not all are remediated before the next release-even with mature secure software development practices. Enterprises resort to using theoretical levels of criticality - not actual risks-to prioritize which accumulated vulnerabilities to fix and in what order. Many vulnerabilities often undergo an exception process and make it into protocol. 

A real-time, embedded solution like Prevoty's runtime application self-protection (RASP) changes the game completely. Prevoty places an automated security mechanism at the front of the line - directly in the application's operating environment - to immediately lower risk and act as a compensating control at runtime. 

As such, Prevoty-enabled enterprises see 98%+ of their known vulnerabilities mitigated instantly, reducing backlogs and expediting an otherwise cumbersome release process. Prevoty RASP detects live production attacks and generates real-time security event longs and reports. Security teams can then correlate pre-production vulnerability scan results with Prevoty's runtime attack logs to go back, remediate based on actual risk - not just hypothetical threats. The result? Improved forensics.

Sponsored by:

Prevoty, Inc. View details

 
 

Jonathan Goldheim, Director of Sales, Northeast, Prevoty, Inc. View details

 
 
 

12:45 pm - 1:35 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Tech Trends for 2019 and Beyond

This will be a closed door roundtable debate where we will split into two groups; one table CIO focused, and one table CISO focused. The goal of this session is to decide what we think will be the big topics and drivers for 2019 and beyond, where we think the IT world will move next and what we need to adopt in our businesses to grow and succeed.

 

2:10 pm - 2:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Working in Smart Spaces

A smart space is an environment in which users and technology-enabled systems interact in increasingly open, connected, coordinated and intelligent ecosystems. The goal of a smart space is to come together and create a more immersive, collaborative and automated experience for a target set of people and industries.

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the latest innovations of smart space in regards to smart cities, digital workplaces, smart homes and more
  2. The future of smart spaces as technology continues to be a more essential part of our daily lives
  3. Elements of smarts spaces that are important to be aware of

Presented by:

Sylvain Perras, Chief Information Officer, City of Montreal View details

 
 
 

2:40 pm - 3:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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:

Le Ha Hang, VP, Global Security, CGI

 
 

3:05 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Latest in Blockchain

Entire industries are reshaped with the implementation of blockchain due to its promise to enable trust, provide transparency and reduce friction across as well as lowering costs and improving cash flow. Currently, financial institutions, governments and many other institutions have a centralized trust model that adds delays and friction costs to its transactions. Consumers are warmly welcoming blockchain and its ability to provide an alternative trust model and removing the need for central authorities in monitoring transactions.

Takeaways:

  1. Cover the latest advancements in blockchain implementations
  2. Reasons why it is significant to at least begin evaluating blockchain even if you're not looking to implement it immediately
  3. What roadblocks your organization may run into with blockchain implementation.

Presented by:

Bertrand Milot, VP, Cyber Defense, Risk and IT Performance, Richter View details

 
 
 

3:50 pm - 4:40 pm

Executive Visions

Dealing with the Disruptive Technologies & Diversity That Are Changing the Workplace

With all the disruption we encounter, it has become a major challenge to find appropriate resources, stay motivated, or offer proper training to enable your team to face the latest challenges. With our esteemed panelists, this exchange will offer a business perspective with Christine Filgiano (Executive Vice President, Portfolio Construction & Risk Management at Ivanhoé Cambridge), a technological perspective with Rémi Lafrance (CIO, Information Technology and ITS at Exo) and university perspective with Nadia Naffi (Assistant Professor from Concordia University).

Takeaways:

  1. The required skills to take on the challenges of these technologies
  2. The community challenges that stem from the workplace changes
  3. The ongoing battle of human vs. machine

Moderated by:

Fouad Farès, Founding Partner & CEO, MINDSMASTER Canada Inc. View details

 
 

Panelists:

Christine Sayegh-Filgiano, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Construction and Risk, Ivanhoe Cambridge View details

 
 

Remi Lafrance, Chief Information Officer, Réseau de transport métropolitain View details

 
 

Nadia Naffi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Educational Technology, Concordia University View details

 
 
 

4:40 pm - 4:45 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

Presented by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 
 

4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour