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June 4, 2014 / Governing Body Private Dinner


6:00pm - 8:30pm Reception & Dinner Keynote

Creating a Culture of Ownership – Leading for 100 Percent Responsibility

Dinner Keynote

John Izzo, Ph.D.
Author of "Awakening Corporate Soul" & "Stepping Up"
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Imagine working in a culture of ownership where employees take 100 percent responsibility and accountability for their careers, business success and the workplace climate. Imagine engaging people in change interventions around technology with 100 percent commitment. In this session, John Izzo draws on his vast experience to share how CIOs can drive change. Learn from real-life examples how to create an ownership culture where victim thinking becomes a thing of the past, and people step up to take responsibility and initiative to make the business better. This session is based on Izzo’s newest book, “Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything.”


June 5, 2014 / Conference


7:00am - 7:30am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am Opening Keynote

The Founding of a Franchise – 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Goes Global

Keynote

Brian Scudamore
Founder & CEO
1-800-GOT-JUNK? LLC
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Brian Scudamore founded his company as an 18-year-old with $700 in his pocket and a vision to transform junk removal in North America. Now, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a $137M global enterprise celebrating its 25th anniversary. By using a trial-and-error learning style, the serial entrepreneur cultivated his brand to become an international franchise and spun off two sister service providers, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and You Move Me. In this session, Scudamore shares insights into how his close relationship with an in-house technology team helped build a unique alternative business model in a tired industry with low-tech expectations.

9:00am - 9:30am

Networking Break

9:30am - 10:30am Breakout Sessions

It’s Personal – Post-Breach Lessons from UVic

Featured Session

Bill Trott
Chief Privacy Officer
University of Victoria
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The notion that a breach is inevitable is gaining traction in the security realm. Is your company ready? In January 2012, a thief broke into the University of Victoria’s Administrative Services Building and stole personal information on employees spanning the previous two years. The university sprung into action, implementing security and privacy measures to combat mal-effects of the breach. In this session, Chief Privacy Officer Bill Trott describes the anatomy of a privacy breach. Hear practical lessons learned that led to long-term strategies to address privacy and security moving forward.

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From Back Office to the Front Lines

Featured Session sponsored by: IBM

Christian Klezl
VP, Corporate Strategy
IBM
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Forward-looking CIOs predict and transform, rather than being transformed by competitive trends, market dynamics or client requests. As the role of the CIO shifts, they are expected to drive business performance and facilitate tight integration, collaboration and transformation across the organisation. CIOs working in outperforming enterprises have a cohesive strategy for uniting the digital and physical elements of their businesses, equipping their organisations to do business anywhere, via any device. Based on IBM’s corporate strategy and insight from the recent C-suite study, Christian Klezl portrays the business challenges and work environment facing IT leadership today and in the future.

Social Media 2.0 – Opportunities Beyond Monitoring the Brand

Executive Boardroom

Michael Artley
CIO
HSBC Bank Canada
Andy Parkins
VP, Business Technology
1-800-GOT-JUNK? LLC
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It often falls to marketing to monitor complaints or improve customer interaction in the social space, but what is IT’s role in social media? CIOs are poised to move past protecting the brand and branch into building and enriching the brand’s reputation through external social media, while improving internal collaboration and idea sharing using internal social tools. Navigating the numerous social platforms available and being proactive rather than reactive are essential skills in the digital journey. Join this conversation to discuss opportunity in the evolving social landscape, and swap best practices for CIOs to share their message via social media.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:
Scott Pond at 503-972-4451 or scott.pond@evanta.com
Ashley Bay at 971-717-6644 or ashley.bay@evanta.com

10:30am - 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am - 12:00pm Breakout Sessions

Accelerating IT Transformation Through Connectivity Cost Management

Featured Session sponsored by: Rogers Communications

Steve Van Binsbergen
VP, Business Marketing
Rogers Communications
Moderator
Paul King
VP & CIO
CHC Helicopter Corporation
Kalev Ruberg
CIO
Teck Resources Limited
Andrew Platten
CIO
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
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As technology transforms the workplace, organizations are turning to virtual collaboration and mobile strategies. In turn, businesses are spending more on IT year-over-year. IT’s increased alignment with business objectives means it falls to the CIO to balance the costs and quality of IT services with new business opportunities that attract top talent, improve productivity and drive innovation. In this panel discussion moderated by Steve Van Binsbergen, CIOs discuss the cost and ROI of modernizing communication tools, embracing software- and infrastructure-as-a-service and moving solutions to the cloud.

IT Cross-Functional Leadership – A “Stratactical” Approach

Featured Session

Jag Madan
Director of IT
Vancouver Community College
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There is often a dearth of cross-functional knowledge in companies, but if CIOs approach this challenge from both the strategic and tactical ends, they can lead a charge for transformation. Jag Madan calls it the “stratactical” approach. By fostering collaboration within the business, a CIO can add value by making all areas of the business more capable, profitable and efficient. Despite adversities including business perception of IT and a lack of business acumen in many IT leaders, Madan outlines a six-step process CIOs can follow to align and engage with business partners and implement actionable value creation plans within the enterprise.

CIOs Go Customer Centric

Executive Boardroom

Mal Griffin
CIO
Interior Health Authority
Trish Watson
IT Manager
Tolko Industries Ltd.
Jim Williams
Director, Information Services
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
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Part of the changing role of IT means a move to the front office and a more pointed focus on improving customer engagement. To get ahead of this change, IT executives are finding it imperative to include customers in planning initiatives from the get-go, and then making business decisions based on this early insight. Add in adoption of emerging technologies, and CIOs are uniquely able to boost the customer experience across industries, from healthcare to retail and manufacturing. Join this interactive conversation to explore the new dawn of CIO-led customer engagement opportunities.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:
Scott Pond at 503-972-4451 or scott.pond@evanta.com
Ashley Bay at 971-717-6644 or ashley.bay@evanta.com

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Networking Break

12:30pm - 2:00pm Luncheon Keynote

The New Data-Driven Ecosystem – Converging Requirements of Cloud and Big Data

Keynote sponsored by: EMC Corporation

Patricia Florissi
VP & Global CTO
EMC Corporation
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IT leadership has witnessed a simultaneous transformation of operations — through cloud, and application development — through mobile and Big Data. While there are currently significant differences in related skills and technologies, it is inevitable that both waves of technology will coexist, integrate and converge. What will this convergence look like? What are the key intersection points that IT organisations can exploit today and plan for tomorrow? Join this session for a deeper dive into this new data-driven ecosystem, and learn how to harness the power of this transition for a stronger, more adaptable enterprise.

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm Breakout Sessions

Taking the Reins of Transformation

Featured Session

Greg Sieg
SVP & CIO
Ledcor Industries Inc.
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Rapid technology advancements are shaping the face of business and life as we know it. Accordingly, the role of the IT department is evolving at full tilt. How can CIOs keep up?

What role does the CIO play in forging the future of their position and department? How does the CIO’s relationship with business unit leaders serve to steer this evolution? Despite current thinking, it’s not just as simple as getting a seat at the table. In this session, Greg Sieg provides guidance on how CIOs can take charge of the transformation.

Keeping Up with Change – Shaping the IT Workforce of the Future

Featured Session

Julie Kothlow
Director, Strategy & Transformation
University of British Columbia
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A non-agile workforce structure is apt to lose out on the people your organisation needs. To combat this effect at The University of British Columbia, Julie Kothlow launched the Career Framework and implemented a Talent Management program. Combined, these two programs form a competency-based framework with tools, resources and information sharing to guide performance and ever-present change within all levels of an organisation with more than 700 IT professionals campus-wide. Kothlow’s program brings clarity and standardisation to a field with rapidly changing skill set needs and divergent career ladders. In this session, she discusses actionable insights to implement significant and lasting change, and prepare for expected transformations ahead.

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IT Outsourcing – Temporary Trend or Long-Term Solution?

Executive Boardroom

Mussawar Choudhry
Director, IT
Panago Pizza Inc.
Miguel Kanafany
Senior Consulting IT Advisor
Sysco Canada
Oliver Grüter-Andrew
CIO
University of British Columbia
Moderator
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Many enterprises across Canada, both public and private, are undergoing a major metamorphosis and outsourcing IT business processes. During this period of vast transition, CIOs are learning the hard way what can and cannot be effectively outsourced. What functions can be outsourced or moved to the cloud? How can CIOs sift through the wide variety of options available and vet the quality of service and security from vendor parties? In this conversational session, CIOs discuss the challenges they face and benefits they glean as their companies outsource, or consider outsourcing, parts of the IT organisation to external service providers.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:
Scott Pond at 503-972-4451 or scott.pond@evanta.com
Ashley Bay at 971-717-6644 or ashley.bay@evanta.com

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm Closing Keynote

Lessons from the Den – Tips for Pitching Your Ideas and Getting Buy-In

Keynote

Jim Treliving
Chairman & Owner
Boston Pizza International
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From oilfield roughneck and RCMP officer to international businessman and renowned investor, Jim Treliving has come a long way from his roots in small town Manitoba. Each week on CBC’s television show “Dragon’s Den,” budding Canadian entrepreneurs try to convince Treliving and his fellow dragons to invest their hard earned cash in a variety of business ideas and new product innovations. In this session, Treliving talks about the hardest pitches he has had to make during his own career while using examples from “Dragon’s Den” pitches to highlight the do’s and don’ts of gaining buy-in.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Executive Reception & Luxury Prize Drawings