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Tue April 10

April 10-11, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore  
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2V4, Canada  

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast (Foyer)
New Members Reception 

Sponsored by:

8:30 - 8:45 am Welcoming and Opening Remarks  (Ballroom ABC)
Conference Co-Chairs
8:45 - 9:30 am OPENING KEYNOTE: Innovation, Technology and Disruption (Ballroom ABC)
Nicole Verkindt | Founder, OMX | “Dragon”, Next Gen Den | Panellist, CBC News, The Exchange |
9:35 - 10:20 am PLENARY: Six Steps to Change Leadership - The ESCAPE Model (Ballroom ABC)
Elise Olding | Research Vice President | Gartner | 
10:20 - 10:50 am Networking Coffee Break (Foyer)   sponsored by:

10:50 - 11:50 am Breakout:  Beyond Happily Ever After on the Cloud; (Ballroom A)

Jarrod Levitan | Chief Cloud Officer | TriNimbus |
Mike Burke
Manager, Velocity Enablement | Farm Credit Canada


Breakout: Disruptive Next-Gen Analytics: What’s next?  (Ballroom C)
Dave Lyle |  VP, Office of the CTO | Pacific Data Integrators
11:50 - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch  (Ballroom ABC)   sponsored by:

  Security Track sponsored by:

Moderator: Nathan Sherlock, VP Managed Services Client Advocacy, Herjavec Group
Leadership Track

Moderator: Doug Atkinson | General Manager | IT Blueprint

Innovation / Disruption Track sponsored by:

Moderator: Johanna Delroy, Director of Marketing, North America, Compugen Inc.

1:00 - 1:50 pm The New Realities for Cyber Security Programs- Getting Ahead of Present and Emerging Risks

(Ballroom A)

Greig Arnold, Vice President, Executive Advisory, Office of the CISO, Optiv

Topic: Negotiating and Managing Successful IT Deals

(Ballroom B)

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

Combining Agile and Waterfall Approaches to Govern Risky Projects 

(Ballroom C)

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

2:00 - 2:50 pm

Threat Management and Analytics
(Ballroom A)
Umang Handa | Senior Manager | Deloitte, Canada, 

The Four Zones Model
(Ballroom B)
Peter Moore
 | President | Wild Oak Enterprises, LLC |
Blockchain for Enterprise 

(Ballroom C)

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)     sponsored by:

3:20 - 4:10 pm PLENARY: High Performance Leadership & Management for the Digital Age (Ballroom ABC)
Steve Bell | Master Coach | Digital Lean Strategies |
4:10 - 5:00 pm KEYNOTE:Why Every Address Will Soon be ‘Smart’- How loT & Digital Engagement Change Everything (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?   (Ballroom ABC)
Conference Chairs
5:15 - 7:30 pm National Beers with Peers (Marina Room)     sponsored by:



Wed April 11

April 10-11, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2V4Canada

7:45 - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast   (Foyer)

Breakfast sponsored by:

8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks  (Ballroom ABC)
Conference Co-Chairs
8:45 - 9:45 am OPENING KEYNOTE: Rise! (Ballroom ABC)
John Herdman |  Head Coach | Canadian Men's Soccer Team |
9:45 - 10:15 am Networking Coffee Break (Foyer)

Security Track sponsored by:

Moderator: Paul Howarth, GM Wireline, Rogers

Leadership Development sponsored by:

Moderator: Kimberley St. Pierre, Territory Manager, Check Point Software Technologies
Innovation / Disruption Track sponsored by:

Moderator:  Steve Codrington, Western Canadian Sales, Workday 
10:15 - 11:05 am

A CIO’s Guide to BYOD
(Ballroom A)
Paul Howarth, GM Wireline, Rogers


Ahead of the Curve: the CIO as Systemic Leader
(Ballroom B)
Domenico Lepore | International Expert and Innovator | Systems-Based Management and Complexity |
Contracting & Delivering Agile at Enterprise Scale

(Ballroom C)

John Belden | Project Execution Advisory Service Leader | UpperEdge |

11:10 - 12:00 noon Incident Response: getting the CIO & CISO talking the same language

(Ballroom A)

David Sheidlower | CISO | Turner Construction Corp|

Accelerated Open Space

(Ballroom B)

Steve Bell and Karen Whitley Bell |Digital Lean Strategies, LLC |

Breaking Through the Digital Deadlock

(Ballroom C)

Bill Keyworth | VP Research | IDC

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch (Pinnacle Ballroom) sponsored by:

1:15 - 2:00 pm

PLENARY: Tackling Industry Disruption: The CIO's role in driving innovation and digital enablement (Ballroom ABC) 
Jameel Ahamed | Partner, Digital Transformation and Innovation | KPMG
Graham Cunliffe| 
VP of Business Affairs  | Finger Food Studios

2:00 - 2:30 pm Networking Coffee Break  (Ballroom Foyer)
2:30 - 3:30 pm KEYNOTE: Augmenting the World through Artificial Intelligence (Ballroom ABC)
Tanmay BakshiKeynote & TEDx speaker, Algorithmist, Author, Watson & Cognitive Developer, YouTuber, IBM
3:30 - 3:45 pm Summation and Synthesis - What Have We Learned?    (Ballroom ABC)

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