Vancouver, BC

Evanta CIO Executive Summit - Vancouver, BC

June 7, 2017

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Agenda

June 6, 2017 / Governing Body Private Dinner

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

Overcoming Adversity Requires Vision, Courage and a Willingness to Lead

Keynote 

Justin Constantine
Author and Leadership Expert
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After 16 years in the Marine Corps, Justin Constantine certainly understands the value and challenges of effective leadership. With one bullet, Constantine’s life changed drastically and by all objective measures, he should not have survived to be here today. Constantine will demonstrate how to embrace change and the mindset it takes to transform seemingly impossible circumstances into unforeseen opportunities to succeed. Constantine weaves battlefield analogies with a keen understanding of executive challenges, providing actionable business leadership principles to take care of those around you and help your organization thrive in the toughest environments.

June 7, 2017 / Conference

7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Going High-Tech in a Fast-Track World

Keynote  sponsored by: Tata Consultancy Services

Kevin Desmond
CEO
TransLink
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Transporting people quickly and securely while maintaining a good customer experience can be challenging at any scale, but particularly so for Metro Vancouver, one of Canada’s fastest-growing regions. TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond will speak about Metro Vancouver’s growing transportation needs, and how to plan and transform for the future while safely and reliably moving half-a-million people around the region every day. Learn how the organization leverages technology to transform relationships with customers, improve customer service and elevate the customer experience, all in the name of keeping Vancouver moving.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Scoring Big with the Corporate Board

Featured Session 

Rob Labbé
Director, Information Security
Teck Resources Limited
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Your executive board doesn’t want or need to know every detail of complex security metrics. All it really cares about is what’s being done, what the risks are and how the company stacks up to the competition. Rob Labbé says there are three ways a CXO can become a star player in the security game. First, establish a universal language to improve dialogue. Second, foster an understanding of the risk landscape. Finally, deliver a detailed framework for taking action. Executing that play, he says, will translate to big wins across the board. Attend this session to learn how these strategies can pay dividends at your organization.

Rinse and Repeat – Good Security Hygiene

Featured Session  sponsored by: Tanium

Jason Truppi
Director - Endpoint Detection and Response
Tanium
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News headlines continue to repeat that the cyberthreat landscape is constantly changing. But is it really? The main sources of major breaches continue to remain phishing emails, drive-by downloads and web-application vulnerabilities. And the root cause for these breaches remains a lack of basic security hygiene. In this presentation, Jason Truppi will draw on his experience in the field in order to provide examples of why security hygiene continues to remain a challenge and how organizations can keep systems clean, safe and secure.

Outsmart the Agile Enemy

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Cylance

Peter Buckley
AVP, Information Security & Risk
HSBC Bank Canada
Martin Kyle
Director, Operational Risk & CISO
Central 1 Credit Union
Dave Marecek
VP, Transformation & Information Services
BC Pensions Corporation
Matthiew Morin
Sr Professional Services Consultant Red Team
Cylance
Moderator
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As the scourge of Ransomware demonstrates, cyber criminals are constantly sharpening their toolset and evolving their methodology. While today’s security leaders focus strategies on this particular menace, there is certain to be a more insidious threat ready to take its place. In this arm’s race, CISOs must embrace the same adaptability as their enemies, creating programs both robust enough to protect critical data and flexible enough to nimbly respond to and anticipate rapid change. In this conversation, you and your peers will examine the shifting nature of the threat landscape and explore avenues to greater awareness, protection and agility in the age of the breach.

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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CXOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Nick Hall
971-717-6666
nick.hall@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Troubleshooting Turbulence on Your Way to the Cloud

Featured Session 

Dr. Alma Barranco-Mendoza
CIO
Canadian Space Society
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In a business environment driven by technology, the trek to the cloud is an important consideration for IT executives. With its agility, the cloud offers an attractive path for organizations. But what has to be considered before you start your journey to the cloud? How does the risk-minded organization evaluate and trust the security posture of its vendor partners? Dr. Alma Barranco-Mendoza, CIO of the Canadian Space Society, shares her journey to cloud implementation, and the successes and challenges she encountered along the way.

Leading the Way to the Digital Enterprise 2020

Featured Session 

Andrea Moreland
Practice Leader
CEB Global
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Today’s technology executives are being asked to partner on their companies’ digital business goals — to become agents of change for digital transformation. This requires an operating model that’s more flexible and responsive. A model that takes a fresh approach to understanding needs and delivering capabilities. IT’s changing role is paving a new path — one that offers technology executives a chance to evangelize digital opportunities and reshape their career paths. Andrea Moreland shares how leading CXOs are aligning their approach to business engagement and delivery with digital transformation — with impressive results.

Unlock Your SIEM's Potential With Security Analytics

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Securonix

David Izzard
Manager, Enterprise Architecture & Security
City of Surrey
Michael Lipinski
CISO and Chief Security Strategist
Securonix
Moderator
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Many organizations have invested heavily in SIEM event-monitoring software. While these solutions are effective for event collection, they’re not built for threat detection and tend to flood analysts with false alerts. It is possible to add behavior analytics and machine learning capabilities to your existing SIEM in order to generate intelligence on critical threats against the entire IT environment. Join this session to discuss how to create an integrated platform that accurately predicts, prevents and detects threats in real-time.

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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CXOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Nick Hall
971-717-6666
nick.hall@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

HP Presents – The Mindset of a Hacker

Keynote  sponsored by: HP Inc. Print Security Solutions

Michael "MafiaBoy" Calce
President
Optimal Secure
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As Sun Tzu famously said, “to know your enemy, you must become your enemy.” This session is a unique opportunity to do just that. Join Canada’s most infamous reformed hacker, Michael “MafiaBoy” Calce, as he sheds light on the biggest threat to today’s technology executives. Michael’s presentation will provide a unique perspective on hackers’ motives and tactics by highlighting the more unique methods and entry points targeted by today’s cyber criminals.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

Cloud Coverage – BC’s Future State

Featured Session 

Larry Carson
Assoc. Director, Information Security Mgmt.
University of British Columbia
Ellis Herbert
Director Enterprise Systems and Deputy CIO
Thompson Rivers University
Bill Trott
Chief Privacy Officer
University of Victoria
Hugh Burley
ISO
Thompson Rivers University
Moderator
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Can BC's organizations leverage cloud services to reduce costs, improve the customer experience and help employees be more productive? Can this happen within the current legislative environment? Is it possible to secure cloud services to provide an acceptable trust level in these services? Join this panel for a discussion of what is holding BC back, how to address these issues and what the future holds for cloud services.

AI is Here. What Next?

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Salesforce

Michael Artley
CIO
HSBC Bank Canada
Brian Kuhn
Director of Technology & CIO
Vancouver School Board
Ray Jung
Director, Technology and Communications
Board of Education School District #38
Marco Casalaina
VP Product Management, Einstein
Salesforce
Moderator
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Technology is rapidly changing, and building true intelligence into applications promises to have a profound impact on businesses. Organizations are hunting for better ways to process data on a massive scale, make smarter decisions and learn from the results. Join this discussion on how machine learning impacts technology leaders in every industry, affects future thinking and sets the stage for a new level of application.

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 CXOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Nick Hall
971-717-6666
nick.hall@evanta.com

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

Turning the Page in the Transition Playbook

Featured Session 

David Trent
Senior Director, IT
Canfor
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In the modern business landscape, mergers and acquisitions are not only inevitable, they are necessary steps in a company’s maturation and evolution. To ensure seamless, sustainable integrations, organizations must move rapidly and focus on producing minimal disruptions. David Trent is no stranger to these transformations, and he cautions people to never underestimate the time and resources it will take to perfect the M&A process. In this session, Trent will share his insights from recent successes, including how to build a best-practices playbook and come to terms with the gravity and impact of change.

Capitalizing Business with Mobile

Executive Boardroom 

Oliver Grüter-Andrew
CIO
The Provincial Health Services Authority
Yu Jin
CIO
Best Buy Canada
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It’s easy to see why customer experience in the mobile environment is top-of-mind for technology leaders. According to Gartner, mobile apps will rack up 268 billion downloads and generate more than $77B by 2017. As apps continue to develop into the most popular computing tool, developing and delivering superior capabilities that excite and engage customers is vital for every organization. How can CXOs leverage applications to meet the demands of the business? This interactive boardroom will focus on how technology leaders can capitalize on the application economy to boost customer loyalty, deliver shareholder value, undertake secure apps and keep digital clientele happy.

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 CXOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Nick Hall
971-717-6666
nick.hall@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm Closing Keynote

Think Exponentially – Staying Relevant in an Era of Disruption

Keynote 

Marjan Mohsenin
Futurist
Singularity University
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Robotics, artificial intelligence and biotech promise to fundamentally alter business, society and us in the coming decades. Marjan Mohsenin shares the incredible reality on the horizon and how it’s empowering individuals and small companies to do what only governments and multi-national companies were able to achieve a few decades ago. Mohsenin will introduce a framework for exponential growth and explain the mindset technology leaders leaders must adopt to think exponentially, find their intrapreneurs and attract the right talent in this time of rapid change.

4:20pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings