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December 11, 2006 / Governing Body Private Dinner

6:00pm Governing Body Private Dinner

The Olympic Vision: Creating a Collaborative Culture

Dinner Keynote

Ward Chapin
Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
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Join us for a special presentation from one of the world?s most iconic,inspiring and international of organizations ? the Olympic Committee.Chief Information Officer Ward Chapin will discuss the vision for Vancouver 2010, building readiness in a complex, real-time delivery environment, a blended approach to inherited partners and the rigors of high impact media technologies. learn what it takes to build corporate partnerships and culture on the "fly" ? with the Olympics true spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

The Private Dinner is by invitation only for Governing Body members,Conference Speakers and select guests. RSVPs are required. To RSVP or toinquire for more information, please contact the Event Concierge MargaretBagan at

December 12, 2006 / Conference

7:00am - 7:30am

Registration & Breakfast

7:30am - 9:00am Opening Keynote

CIO Leadership: Real Relationships. Real Talent. Real Value.

Keynote sponsored by: Oracle

Karenann Terrell
Corporate VP & CIO
Baxter International, Inc.
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As the CIO's role and vision to support the business expands, the need to create IT influencers and advocates becomes critical to the promise of IT value. This very personal leadership address will share insight on building competencies and the "right" relationships with the C-Suite, the IT team and significant partners.

Session discovery topics include:

  • Building the internal IT and partner/supplier team from the ground up
  • Is there a crisis in the IT talent pool? Focus only on priority staff is essential.
  • It is not about "skills" ? assessing and addressing "competency"
  • Competing for attention ? whether Fortune 5 or Fortune 500, whatattracts talent and partner attention
  • Re-inventing partner relationships ? engaging the few to deliver oninnovation and business value
9:00am - 9:30am

Networking Break

9:30am - 10:30am Breakout Sessions

Creating the Global IT Team: From Common Denominator to Key Contributor

Best Practice sponsored by: SAP Canada

Robert Ouellette
Alcan, Inc.
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Session discovery topics:

  • Making a commitment to transformation ? the leadership journey
  • Aligning priorities in partnership with the business ? recreating therole of IT
  • Assessing key issues in global complexities
  • Driving service standards in a "new" value-driven environment
  • Managing the globally diverse team ? corporate culture counts

Global Trends: Innovation in the Next 12 Months

Featured Speaker sponsored by: Accenture

Don Rippert
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Session discovery topics:

  • What emerging social, economic and technology trends will impact innovation in the next 12 months
  • What current trends are the biggest impediments to innovation
  • What to tell your CEO ? unlocking the clarity of innovation payback
  • What are the essential leadership strategies to promoting innovation
  • What structure or governance models provide more innovation opportunities
10:30am - 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am - 12:00pm Breakout Sessions

Think Global. Act Global: Stories from the Front Line

Best Practice

Charles Kirk
Celestica Inc.
Greg Lake
VP & Program Mgr. of Project One
Celestica Inc.
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This special partnership presentation begins with the CIO?s vision to invert the IT organization to a model focused on the needs of business. Out of a new structure focused on value ? comes the reality of delivery for the role of the Vice President of Process and leader of the transformation story called "Celestica?s Project One".

Join CIO Charles Kirk and VP of IT Greg Lake for this entertaining andenlightening format that highlights the significance of both vision anddelivery. Key areas of the conversation will include the leadership nuances of proactively advising the business how to run itself; communicating the business benefits (and challenges) of standardization; and global process innovation ? building the customer-centric IT strategy.

Critical Paths in Global Security Trends

Special Feature

Linda Betz
Dir., IT Policy & Info. Security
IBM Corporation
Robert Webb
Corporate VP & CIO
Equifax Inc.
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Session discovery topics:

  • Best practices in global standards and automated efficiencies
  • The significance of driving process and behavior through cultural change
  • Finding the balance between requirements and delivering quality services
  • Emerging trends ? where do organizations most need readiness
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Networking Break

12:30pm - 2:00pm CIO Luncheon Workshop

Executive Perspectives

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The Perspectives Workshop provides a rare opportunity to hear firsthand how Enterprise CIOs are approaching the front-line issues faced by today's technology leadership. Move beyond theory and rhetoric to learn how your peers are blending leadership and technology solutions to solve critical issues in business management, culture and innovation.

The session is hosted by members of the CIO Executive Summit Governing Body who work together to stage provocative problem sets and discussion questions designed to keep the roundtable conversation focused and productive.

Please welcome our Governing Body perspectives hosts:

  • Jon Bartol, CIO, General Motors of Canada
  • Fred Grigsby, SVP & CIO, Canadian National Railway (CN)
  • Heather Ross, SVP & CIO, The Toronto-Dominion Bank
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm Breakout Sessions

Resourcing for Value and Innovation: An IT Enablement Story

Best Practice sponsored by: Wipro Technologies

JP Savage
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Session discovery topics:

  • Most likely no one will give you a resource roadmap
  • Most CIOs will start from scarcity even in times of high-growth
  • Why "program prioritization" is a restrictive practice ? don?t let IT be the bottle-neck
  • Focusing program partnership on the growth of business value
  • The #1 outsourcing challenge is the promise of innovation ? do we understand what we want

Value-Driven Partnerships: The New Nature of IT Governance

CIO Executive Discussion

John Thorp
Author of "The Information Paradox"
President, The Thorp Network
Jim Robson
Great-West Life, Canada Life
Hao Tien
Director & CIO
Toyota Canada, Inc.
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Session discovery topics:

  • The evolving nature of the use of IT ? focusing on the management of value
  • The impact and challenges of new contexts ? not technology change, but organizational and cultural change
  • Key stages ? monitoring the value proposition throughout the investment lifecycle
  • Good fences make good neighbors ? creating clear definitions of roles and responsibilities with business partners
  • The leadership skills and competencies most needed by "CIO Value Stewards"
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm Closing Keynote

Power, Politics and Community: Selling Transformation

Keynote sponsored by: Novell

Atefeh Riazi
CIO & Senior Partner, Worldwide IT
Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
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Technology leaders have learned by bitter experience that transformations of any magnitude require organizational change to ensure success and sustainability. Transformation rides on the ability to raise awareness and funds, persuade and sell, and successfully deploy and reduce to practice technology initiatives. All of these efforts require, consciously or unconsciously, an understanding of our place in the global economy and the cultural obstacles and opportunities facing business and technology undergoing transition.

From taking a new approach to the corporate "power quadrant" andhumorous experiences on "how many bullets (of communication) does ittake to kill your boss?"... this session will provide a personal and uplifting reflection of the CIO transformation experience from one of the world?s premier marketing experts.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

CIO Reception & Luxury Prize Drawings