Agenda


June 1, 2015 / Governing Body Private Dinner


6:00pm - 8:30pm Governing Body Private Dinner

Turning Talent Into Productivity (at Last) With the New Employee Value Equation

Dinner Keynote 

Cy Wakeman
Author & Thought Leader
Reality-Based Leadership
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Amid the chaos that technology executives face daily, one of the key challenges is managing talent. The true value of an employee is no longer determined just by their technical skills, expertise or current performance. In order to determine the total value an employee adds to an organization — and therefore who to retain, develop and further compensate — leaders need a new ROI metric, one that moves beyond performance and incorporates “emotional expense.” In this session, Cy Wakeman will introduce a revolutionary value equation and teach key strategies for maximizing productivity while decreasing drama, and turning excuses into results.


June 2, 2015 / Conference


7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Business and Technology Communications

Keynote 

Dave Cummings
SVP & CIO
Finning International, Inc.
Scott Thomson
President & CEO
Finning International, Inc.
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The title of this session is bound to mislead — particularly this audience. This discussion is not about 4G, LTE, cloud, VOIP, Jabba, multiplexing or telepresence; actually, maybe it really is about those things, but not in the way you may think.

Given that business imperatives today increasingly require technology, it is critical that CIOs and other technologists communicate effectively and efficiently with the business. This session will explore the communication dilemma from the view of a CEO, and discuss ideas from both sides of the challenge to improve the effectiveness of communications.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

House of Cards – Privacy, Security and Information Governance in a Digital Society

Featured Session 

Elizabeth Denham
Information & Privacy Commissioner
for British Columbia
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In the digital society, information governance is critical to organizational success. While security gets the headlines, privacy is an important legal obligation companies cannot afford to ignore. IT leaders must ensure business solutions integrate both privacy and security, underpinned by sound information management. Like a house of cards, if one component is neglected, the structure will fall. Commissioner Denham’s presentation will make the business case for why privacy and security go hand-in-hand and how executive leaders can guide their organizations to strike the right balance. She will also discuss enforcement strategies to promote privacy and security, including case examples and practical guidance.

Building the Next Generation of Apps with IBM Watson

Featured Session  sponsored by: IBM

John Colthart
Business Unit Executive for Product Experience & Design
IBM Watson Analytics
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Users expect applications to run across platforms at all times and to solve challenges that impact their lives and businesses. The world that consumers expect is built with transformative technology, enabled through mobile and powered by the cloud. IBM Watson gives organizations, developers and entrepreneurs control over the overwhelming amount of unstructured data needed to run their businesses. Watson has been hard at work, taking its cognitive capabilities across industries to help organizations better engage, discover and decide in an evolving competitive landscape. Hear compelling case studies in this fast-paced showcase of Watson at work.

Innovating on a Shoestring

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Hewlett-Packard Company

Paul Einarson
CIO
Catalyst Paper Corporation
Vaughn Ravenscroft
EVP, IT
Walton Global Investments Ltd.
Shari Wallace
CIO
City of Burnaby
Phil Hodgson
VP, Enterprise Services
Hewlett-Packard Company
Moderator
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IT budgets are shrinking, yet CIOs and IT departments in general are expected to provide increasing value to the business. That value is often in the monumental task of harnessing and analyzing a tidal wave of information. Meanwhile, CIOs must also ensure that their IT environments are operational, scalable and secure while adhering to evolving privacy and legal requirements. This session will hear discussion from different industry sectors about strategies for adopting technologies to effectively support their respective businesses.


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:
Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am

Embracing Transformative Change

Game Changer 

Brian Kuhn
Director of Technology & CIO
Vancouver School Board
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Pursuing and facilitating change is critical for CIOs, whose daily lives revolve around rapid technological advances. Kuhn shares some insights on how to embrace innovation and encourage creativity while shepherding people to adopt transformative change in their work and lives.

This is the first of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value segment will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

Today’s High-Velocity Organization

Emerging Provider  sponsored by: TriNimbus

Jarrod Levitan
Chief Cloud Officer
TriNimbus
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All IT organizations want to embrace scalability, increase security and accelerate innovation. Hear how enterprises are turning to DevOps and continuous delivery methods through Amazon Web Services to achieve this.

This is the second of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value segment will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

No Longer Surviving Technology, But Thriving Through Technology

Game Changer 

Andy Parkins
VP, Business Technology
O2E Brands
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When 1-800-GOT-JUNK? made a massive move to the cloud, it changed the IT department’s relationship with the business. Now, the leadership table views technology as a business performance enhancer.

This is the third of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value segment will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Technology is Easy – Culture Change is Hard

Featured Session  sponsored by: Allstream

Lynette DuJohn
VP, Business Technology & CIO
British Columbia Lottery Corporation
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When Lynette DuJohn took over IT at BCLC four years ago, the department’s relationship with the business had room for improvement. By creating a vision around cultural drivers, she was able to position her department as an ally to other areas of the business. Relationship building paved the way for monitoring how different stakeholders actually worked with the IT department. Then, as a new and trusted partner of the business, the IT department underwent a further organizational culture shift through structural, process and technology changes.

The Mobile-First Mindset

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: salesforce.com, inc.

Dr. Alma Barranco-Mendoza
CIO
Canadian Space Society
Jag Madan
CIO
Vancouver Community College
Kalev Ruberg
CIO
Teck Resources Limited
Phil Calvin
CTO & SVP Engineering
salesforce.com, inc.
Moderator
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The rise of mobile computing is driving a technological and user experience transformation. Mobile-first companies are teaching consumers about experiences that enterprise solutions need to follow. The digital era is forcing enterprises to refocus from the brand to the customer. How should CIOs navigate the myriad of devices, technologies and deployment options to build a mobile-first experience and meet this need? This interactive peer discussion features debate around application architectures, deployment processes for mobile devices and applications, as well as the pros and cons to the concept of “write once, run anywhere.”


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:
Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

A Ship is Only as Strong as its Crew

Keynote 

Rear Admiral Bill Truelove
Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific
Royal Canadian Navy
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The Royal Canadian Navy is undergoing the most intensive and comprehensive period of modernization and renewal in Canada’s peacetime history. During this period of transition, the RCN manages the accompanying challenges and opportunities to ensure its 15,000 military and civilian members continue to deliver excellence at home and abroad. Adaptation and agility are fundamental to any business — military or civilian. As the RCN implements a “One Navy” construct, it seeks to unite purpose, effort and commitment while continuing to deliver operational excellence on behalf of Canadians. The need to care for RCN members and their families is foundational to this effort.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

Keys to Becoming a Behavior-Based Leader

Featured Session 

Doug McCann
President
Frontline Leadership In Practice Solutions Ltd
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A successful and effective leader must be able to understand the motivating needs of their team members and learn to modify their leadership style to fit those individual needs. This interactive workshop shares methods to develop motivated, productive organizations of talented people and explores techniques to allow for a better understanding of your people — their temperaments, and what drives and motivates them. Finding the next generation of leaders and accelerating their time to become productive team members is crucial. Raising the levels of engagement and productivity within your IT organization is a path to competitive advantage.

Enabling Cloud-Empowered Enterprises

Featured Session  sponsored by: Microsoft Canada

David Peterson
CTO
Microsoft Canada
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Cloud is exploding in popularity across Canada, even in industries previously thought untenable. In this session, David Peterson will share stories illustrating the vision of the future of cloud, backing the value proposition for the change, and debunking common cloud myths. What can large IT departments learn from the nimble “born in the cloud” companies that are popping up across the nation? Hear why Canadian CIOs are increasingly embracing cloud to drive agility and speed-to-market.

The Perpetually Changing Nature of IT

Executive Boardroom 

Chris Covell
CIO
Boston Pizza International
Greg Sieg
SVP & CIO
Ledcor Industries, Inc.
David Trent
Sr. Dir., IT
Canfor Corporation
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As the focus of organizations and IT leaders is changing, so too are organizations’ talent needs. How can CIOs attract and develop the best and the brightest employees when the talent pool seems to be diminishing? This interactive peer discussion welcomes success stories on attracting and nurturing IT talent in today’s marketplace, creative recruiting benefits that can boost your organization’s attractiveness, as well as nontraditional talent sources to consider. It’s time to get creative to solve the talent shortage, including leadership development programs aimed at training employees from other lines of business, or teaching technology to business-oriented employees.


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:
Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

Defining, Communicating and Prioritizing Security

Featured Session  sponsored by: Redhat

Jim Attridge
Manager, IT Security
BC Hydro
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A renewed focus on security is trickling down from the board level, and CIOs need to brace for the impact. In this session, Jim Attridge describes the imperative of defining and establishing security requirements at the inception of every project, like BC Hydro’s recent foray into the Internet of Things using smart meters. He details why it is important to measure security projects’ cost of ownership against their risk reductions, and outlines the top questions CIOs can — and should — be asking their cybersecurity teams. Learn how a security-empowered CIO can turn technology decisions into business decisions and better communicate them across the enterprise.

IT Transformation – 10 Lessons Learned

Featured Session  sponsored by: EMC Corporation

Jon Peirce
SVP, IT
EMC Corporation
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The mandate for IT transformation is clear. Under pressure from their businesses to be more agile, elastic, transparent, consultative, efficient and business outcome-oriented, IT leaders are embarking on broad IT transformation initiatives to ensure their future relevance. EMC IT is no different. They have been on a transformational journey for some time now and despite making many mistakes along the way, they have great benefits to show for it. In this session, Jon Peirce will recount the 10 most significant lessons he’s learned from 10 years of IT transformation experience, and what he’d do differently the second time around.

Dodging Digital Dogma – Assessing and Deploying Emerging Technologies

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

Michael Artley
CIO
HSBC Bank Canada
Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie
Founding President & Board Member
CIO Association of Canada
Trish Watson
IT Manager
Tolko Industries Ltd.
Tonya McKinney
Head of Customer Experience Solutions
Tata Consultancy Services
Moderator
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First social, mobile and Big Data — now the IoT triplet of robotics, AI and M2M. New technology is cycling faster, forcing CIOs to assess and deliver faster. What can be learned from the first wave of digital disruption to leverage these new disruptive technologies? TCS has conducted more than six years of global trend studies in digital, social, mobile, Big Data, omnichannel and now IoT to help CIOs make better decisions. This discussion will cover new omnichannel design paradigms, where to deploy emerging technology for the greatest ROI, how to balance experimentation and over-investment, cross-silo collaboration, and organization designs that work.


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:
Sean Chalmers at 503-972-2166 or sean.chalmers@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm Closing Keynote

Vancouver’s Digital Transformation

Keynote  sponsored by: Adobe Systems Incorporated

Jessie Adcock
Chief Digital Officer
City of Vancouver
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In 2013, the City of Vancouver implemented a four-year digital strategy to focus on immediate and future areas of opportunity to enhance digital engagement and access, improve infrastructure and support the digital economy to the benefit of people who live, work and play in Vancouver. Jessie Adcock's mandate as the city's first chief digital officer is to enable the city to become more strategic, with the view to establish Vancouver as a leader in e-government, and also as a leading global digital city.

4:20pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings