Wed April 20

April 20-21, 2016 at Allstream Centre
105 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3, Canada

7:30 - 8:30am

Registration and Breakfast (Foyer of 206)

New Member Welcome Reception   (Room 206A)

8:30 - 8:45am

Welcome and Conference Road Map  (Room 206BC)
Conference Co-Chairs

8:45 - 9:30am

OPENING KEYNOTE: The Changing Role of the CIO   (Room 206BC)
Rob Meikle - CIO, City of Toronto

9:35am - 10:20am

PLENARY SESSION: Career Shifts Showcase   (Room 206BC)
Dean Doige  - President, LightHorse Innovation Corporation
Fariba Anderson - CEO, AcuteNet Inc
Humza Teherany - Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Group Canada Limited

10:20 - 10:50am Networking Coffee Break

Panel Discussion: How to Wow Your Customers  (Room 206BC)
Moderator: Jim Love - CIO & Chief Digital Officer, ITWorld Canada

Susan Doniz - Director, multiple company boards
Ted Maulucci - CIO, Tridel Group of Companies
Daniela Crivianu-Gaita - CIO, Dynacare
Stewart Wong, - Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Advocacy, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

12:00  - 1:15pm

Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:15pm Breakout Session 1: The New CIO Imperative: Recapturing Lost Productivity by Changing the Way People Work  (Room 206A)
Rodney Rock - Senior Solution Consulting Manager, ServiceNow Inc

Breakout Session 2: How to Evolve and Adapt the CIO Organization During These Disruptive Times  (Room 206D)
 Yvon Audette, National Leader, IT Advisory, KPMG LLP

2:15 - 2:45pm

Networking Coffee break

2:45 - 3:30pm

KEYNOTE: Accelerating Transformation & Innovation . . . With Data    (Room 206BC)
James Alexander - SVP, Info-Tech Research Group
Eric WrightSVP CIO Practice, Info-Tech Research Group

3:30 - 4:30pm

KEYNOTE: Human-Centric Analytics - Big Data, Micro-Influence and the Search for Meaning  (Room 206BC)
Rahaf Harfoush - Digital Anthropologist, Author, Red Thread

4:30 - 5:00pm

End of day synthesis-What have we learned?   (Room 206BC)
Conference Co-Chairs

5:00 - 7:00pm

Reception (Lounge D)



Thur April 21

April 20-21, 2016 at Allstream Centre
105 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3, Canada

7:45 - 8:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:20 - 8:30am Welcoming and Opening Remarks   (Room 206BC)
Conference Co-Chairs
8:30 - 9:15 am

OPENING KEYNOTE: Digital Business, Seize the Opportunity  (Room 206BC)
Ken McGee - VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

9:15 - 10:15am

Breakout Session 3: Don’t be left behind: What CIOs must know about Digital Transformation  (Room 206A)
Steve Fast, Vice President, Managed IT Services & Client Operations, TELUS

Breakout Session 4:  An Executive Viewpoint on Mobile Security:  From Vulnerable to Secure, Executive Strategies to Mitigate Mobile Security Threats.   (Room 206D)  Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist, Citrix Systems

10:15 - 10:45 am Networking Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:00pm

Plenary: Organizational Savvy for CIOs   (Room 206BC)
Rick Brandon - President and CEO, Brandon Partners

12:00 - 1:15pm

Networking Lunch and Keynote Address: Digital Business The Canadian Tire Digital Innovation Journey  (Room 206BC)
Eugene Roman - Chief Technology Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited 

1:20 - 2:50pm

Workshop 1: How to Find the Most Powerful Digital Business Innovations for Your Business (Room 206A)

Olivier Erhard, Executive Partner, Gartner Canada Rob Dreyer, Executive Partner, Gartner Canada

Workshop 2: CIO's Guide to Avoiding "Go Live" Nightmares (Room 206B)

Scott Greenlay, National Director, Technology Consulting Practice, MNP LLP
Michael Aldor, Senior Manager, Technology Consulting, MNP LLP
Andre Buisse, Senior Manager, Technology Consulting, MNP LLP

Workshop 3: Knowing your "Buzz", Altering Perceptions and Enhancing Your Power Image (Room 206D)
Rick Brandon - President and CEO, Brandon Partners

2:50 - 3:20pm Networking Coffee Break
3:20 - 4:50pm Workshop 4: 
Command Your Brand (tm): Differentiating Yourself in a Highly Commoditized World (Room 206A)
JD Gershbein - CEO, Owlish Communications

Workshop 5: CIO/ CEO Alignment & Innovation (Room 206B)   
Naveen Kumar - Vice President of Consulting Services, Info-Tech Research Group
Andy Woyzbun - Senior Director, Info-Tech Research Group

Workshop 6: Savvy Communications for Firmly and Tactfully Presenting and Challenging Ideas (Room 206D)
Rick Brandon - President and CEO, Brandon Partners