Toronto CDO Inner Circle

April 18, 2018 | La Maquette

April 18, 2018
La Maquette

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Toronto CDO Inner Circle.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDOs today:

Adopting D&A strategies and operating models that deliver business value in volatile environments

Generating measurable economic benefits to the business from data assets and advanced analytics

Becoming a master change agent and driving data literacy across the enterprise

Toronto CDO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CDOs, for CDOs.


Ray Allen

EllisDon Corporation

Allie Harris

Bank of Montreal
Head of Data Governance & Analytics

Donna Rudnicki

RBC Capital Markets
Managing Dir., Head of Data Mgmt.


April 18, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Leading Digital, Data and Analytics in the Enterprise

George Iskenderian headshot

George Iskenderian

Director, Network Big Data Centre of Excellence

Bell Canada

Imad Jawadi headshot

Imad Jawadi

VP, Data Management and Analytics

Home Trust Company

Patrick McCleary headshot

Patrick McCleary

AVP, Analytics

TD Bank Group

Ramesh Rajasingham headshot

Ramesh Rajasingham

Senior Manager, Business Intelligence

Baxter International Inc.

Eugene Wen headshot

Eugene Wen

VP, Group Advanced Analytics


Eric Whaley headshot

Eric Whaley


Wolseley Canada Inc

On the rapidly emerging main stage of data and analytics, the role of the CDO is one of the most challenging positions. CDOs have been evolving into data and analytics champions at a steady pace, with recent acceleration due to analytics programs maturing to include data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Today’s CDO is expected to not deliver on traditional needs, but respond to new and innovative opportunities. In this dinner, you’ll have a chance to talk with your CDO peers about how to put data to work, build the optimal team and rethink the way AI and machine learning can change your business.

Putting Data and Analytics Principles to Work

  • Where are you on the descriptive, predictive, prescriptive analytics maturity continuum? How are you taking the next step?
  • In what ways are you monetizing data?
  • How can you increase the value of data that’s already being created?
  • How do you measure ROI for a data analytics initiative?

Getting Results With AI and Machine Learning 

  • What tools, methodologies or infrastructures are instrumental in your plans to leverage AI?
  • What business applications do you or would you use natural language processing for?
  • In what ways are you using AI?
  • How are you applying predictive modeling?


Putting Together the Right Talent and Teams 

  • Are you focused on building or buying data talent? What has worked?
  • Does moving from a traditional model to a cloud platform change the way you staff or recruit?
  • What is the optimal composition of a great analytics team?
  • Where does the analytics team fit into your organization?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


Your Community Partners

Local Sponsors

Toronto CDO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Alison Topliff

Program Manager