CIO & CISO Toronto Summit Recap

September 25th, 2018 – The Omni King Edward, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

While the overall theme of our CIO & CISO Toronto Summits was “Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination,” the key takeaways were understanding securities’ role and the communication in moving forward with digital disruption and transformation.

Terry Hickey, Chief Analytics Officer at CIBC, kicked off the summit with a keynote presentation entitled: Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination which stresses the fact that digital transformation is never ending, but constantly evolving and unfolding.

We also want to thank all our speakers:

  • Vali Ali – Chief Technologist Software, Security & Privacy Commercial Managed IT Platforms at HP
    Data Security in a Changing World
  • Charlotte Wang – IBM Distinguished Engineer at IBM
    Empower Business Transformation with a Well-Managed Hybrid Cloud
  • Allan Alford – CISO at Mitel
    The Wait is Over: GDPR is Finally Here
  • Cal Rosen – VP – Data Integration at Scotiabank
    Data Matters! Attaining Transformation Through Data & Analytics
  • Hugh Cushing – Solution Engineer at Prevoty
    Knowing is Half the Battle – Protecting Applications & Their Sensitive Data
  • Mike Cardy – Chief Technology Strategist – Canada at Red Hat
    A Journey to Digital Transformation: The People-Side of Accelerated Innovation
  • Tyler Townes – Leader of Blackberry Security Incident Response Team at Blackberry
    What Keeps Your Software Vendors Up At Night?
  • Scott Morrison – SVP & Distinguished Engineer at CA Technologies
    The Future of APIs
  • Tom Atkins – AVP at Attivo Networks
    Deception-Based Threat Detection: Myths and Realities
  • Curtis Peterson – SVP – Operations at RingCentral
    Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications
  • Eldon Sprickerhoff – Founder & CIO at eSentire
    Finding the Right Security Partner: The Difference Between MSSP and MDR
  • Sergio Borger – Innovation Program Director, IBM Global Technology Services at IBM
    Prototyping a Digital Service Organization
  • Eric Whaley – CIO at Wolseley Canada
    Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response
  • Kush Sharma – Global Director InfoSec. & Compliance at Saputo
    Designing the Digital Workplace
  • Sergei Beliaev – VP – Technology Canada CIO at Walmart Canada
    CIO’s Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People
  • Alizabeth Calder – SVP & CIO at HomeEquity Bank
    Resonating with the Board on Strategic Alignment of Technology-Driven Transformation
  • Sandi Jones – AVP – Global Infrastructure Services, Network Services at Manulife Financial Corporation
    Cloud Infrastructure – Everything’s Different, Everything’s the Same
  • Della Shea – Chief Privacy Officer & VP of Data Governance at Symcor
    Influencing and not Just Reacting to, the Business Strategy
  • Helen Polatajko – Board Director at CDSPI
    What’s the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

We also want to thank each of our participants on our executive visions panel CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Consumer as well as our closing panel What’s the Next Stop on the Transformation Journey?

  • Helen Polatajko – Board Director at CDSPI
  • Sam Adi – Head of Information Security & Internal Controls at Indigo Books & Music Inc.
  • Michelle Joliat – Managing Director & Head, Wealth Digitization, Robotics & Process Transformation at BMO Financial Group
  • Alizabeth Calder – SVP & CIO at HomeEquity Bank

We are confident that our attendees created new connections with their peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact their digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help then achieve their goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon at our 2019 CIO & CISO Toronto Summits on April 25, 2019!

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