2017 Become a Sponsors

2018 Program

Tue April 10

April 10-11, 2018 at Marriiott Vancouver Downtown Pinnacle
1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Canada

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast (Foyer)
New Members Reception (Pinnacle III)
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcoming and Opening Remarks  (Pinnacle Ballroom)
Conference Co-Chairs
8:45 - 9:30 am OPENING KEYNOTE: Innovation, Technology and Disruption (Pinnacle Ballroom)
Nicole Verkindt | Founder, OMX | “Dragon”, Next Gen Den | Panellist, CBC News, The Exchange |
9:35 - 10:20 am PLENARY: 
10:20 - 10:50 am Networking Coffee Break (Foyer)
10:50 - 11:50 am

Breakout Session 1: Beyond Happily Ever After on the Cloud 

Jarrod Levitan | Chief Cloud Officer | TriNimbus |

Breakout Session 2:
11:50 - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch  (Pinnacle Ballroom)
  Security Track Leadership Track Innovation / Disruption Track
1:00 - 1:50 pm Security Track - session 1

Ahead of the Curve: the CIO as Systemic Leader

Domenico Lepore | International Expert and Innovator | Systems-Based Management and Complexity | 

Topic: TBC

Blaize Horner Reich | RBC Professor of Technology & Innovation | Beedie School of Business, SFU |

2:00 - 2:50 pm Security Track - session 2 The Four Zones Model
Peter Moore | President | Wild Oak Enterprises, LLC |

Blockchain for Enterprise 

Manie Eager | CEO | DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D.|
Mari Eager | Chair | DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. 

2:50 - 3:20 pm Networking Coffee Break (Foyer)
3:20 - 4:10 pm PLENARY: High Performance Leadership & Management for the Digital Age (Pinnacle Ballroom)
Steve Bell | Master Coach | Digital Lean Strategies |
4:10 - 5:00 p

KEYNOTE:Why every address will soon be ‘smart’- how loT & Digital Engagement (Pinnacle Ballroom)

Shari Wallace | CIO | City of Burnaby |
Jessie Adcock | Chief Technology Officer | City of Vancouver |
Kip Morison | CIO | BC Hydro, Vancouver |

5:00 - 5:15 pm End of Day Synthesis - What have we learned?   (Pinnacle Ballroom)
Conference Chairs
5:15 - 7:30 pm National Beers with Peers (Foyer)


Wed April 11

April 10-11, 2018 at Marriott Vancouver Downtown Pinnacle
1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

7:45 - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast   (Foyer)
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks  (Pinnacle Ballroom)
Conference Co-Chairs
8:45 - 9:45 am OPENING KEYNOTE: Rise! (Pinnacle Ballroom)
John Herdman |  Head Coach | Canadian Women's Soccer Team |
9:45 - 10:15 am Networking Coffee Break (Foyer)
  Security Track Skills Development Innovation / Disruption Track
10:15 - 11:05 am

Moving to Enterprise Security Risk Management

Tim McCreight  Director | Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Systems Security | 

Topic: TBC

Matthew Peters | National Innovation Leader, Partner | McCarthy Tétrault LLP |

Contracting & Delivering Agile at Enterprise Scale

John Belden | Project Execution Advisory Service Leader | UpperEdge |

11:10 - 12:00 noon

Incident Response: getting the CIO & CISO talking the same language

David Sheidlower | CISO | Turner Costruction Corp|

Accelerated Open Space
Steve Bell and Karen Whitley Bell |Digital Lean Strategies, LLC |

Breaking Through the Digital Deadlock

Bill Keyworth | VP Research | IDC

1:15 - 2:00 pm PLENARY: (Pinnacle Ballroom)
2:00 - 2:30 pm Networking Coffee Break   (Foyer)
2:30 - 3:30 pm KEYNOTE: (Pinnacle Ballroom)
3:30 - 3:45 pm Summation and Synthesis - What Have We Learned?    (Pinnacle Ballroom)


Why Should You Sponsor?

The Peer Forum event is strategic as a non-traditional exhibit-style trade event. 
As a Peer Forum sponsor, your representatives enjoy the same program and content as our members. They sit in the audience and have a unique networking opportunity over two days with senior Canadian IT and business leaders – with a limited number of vendor representatives in attendance. This interactive format creates an environment that offers attending sponsors the opportunity to connect with this leadership community to develop and build lasting business relationships. 

The 2018 CIO Peer Forum represents a community of IT industry peers combining forces with experts and thought leaders to explore, discuss, learn and ultimately challenge the way business is done. 
This year our Leadership Track will bring specific attention to Security, Leadership skills, and emerging technologies that will both Innovate and Disrupt. Speakers, panelists, and peer discussion will explore numerous facets of the IT industry – from the big-picture theory, strategies, case studies, and best practices.
The CIO Peer Forum allows sponsors to reach and interact with a meaningful and interested audience of IT leaders – both the decision-makers and stewards of technology-based solutions with an opportunity to showcase their brand and build long-term relationships with this pivotal market audience.
Our technology sponsors bring tremendous value to each of our member’s organizations and will strengthen their connections to this community at this premier event.

Here are the top 5 reasons to sponsor:

We are anticipating strong attendance from our membership of 360+ across Canada. We hope you will recognize the 2018 CIO Peer Forum as an excellent opportunity to connect with this audience, build new relationships, and showcase the benefits of your capabilities.

CIO Peer Forum Media Coverage:
Media coverage of the event is through our partnership with ITWorld Canada (ITWC).  ITWC will be promoting our event in the months prior, linked to our event site which will showcase our sponsors and programme. ITWC represents a rich and diverse ICT audience of 75,000 industry practitioners across Canada. Regular postings from ITWC bring focus to our event and our sponsors, across this IT landscape in the months leading up to it and in post-event articles.
Peer Forum media coverage will be prominently displayed in ITWC’s digital magazines, including Canadian CIO.  The Peer Forum site will remain as a permanent record of the event activity, sponsor participation, with interviews and photos after it closes.

To reserve your sponsorship opportunity, please contact Ken Rowley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 905-752-1899 ex 300. 

More detail about CIOCAN can be found on the association’s website --www.ciocan.ca

Information about the past CIO Peer Forum events can be viewed here.

2018 Call for Speakers


Once again, the CIO Peer Forum Committee is looking forward to receiving proposals from, or recommendations for, individuals or companies who have thought leadership to share at the 2018 event in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Presentations should include practical learning that attendees can take back to their business and in any of the following formats: keynotes, discussion groups, case studies, panels, talks and workshops. 
The theme of the 2018 CIO Peer Forum is What Got You Here, Won't Get You There.  You will find an articulation of the theme here.  Some of our picks for hot topics in 2018: 
Leadership | Customer Experience | Artificial Intelligence | Innovation | Mobile Apps |Digital Payments | Business Model Disrupters | Virtual Reality | Biohacking | Connected Car | Enterprise Transformation | IoT | Next Generation Networks | NFC | Privacy | Security | Smart Cities | Wearables | Augmented Reality | Big Data and Analytics
This list is not exhaustive and we welcome submissions covering additional relevant topics.

The Call for Speakers will close on October 21, 2017. We will contact successful applicants in the weeks following that date. All notifications will be sent by the last week in November, 2017.

Please note that making a submission does not guarantee a speaking slot and we are not able to give feedback on individual submissions.

If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please submit your proposal as soon as possible. Speaker selections will be made by the committee between September and December 2017 based on the best fit for the conference theme.

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 905-752-1899 ext 257.