Toronto CIO Inner Circle

August 20, 2019 | 1871 Berkeley Church

August 20, 2019
1871 Berkeley Church

Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Toronto CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Cecilia Carbonelli

Haventree Bank
VP of IT

Roman Coba

Federated Co-operatives Limited
VP Technology & CIO

Michael Eubanks


Foad Godarzy

ENGIE Canada
Head of IT and OT Canada

Melody Wallis

The Procter & Gamble Company Canada
Head of IT and Business Services


August 20, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Beyond Buzzwords – Redefining Enterprise IT Strategy

In a business environment long driven by technology, once-refreshing ideas like “disruption,” “transformation” and “innovation” have begun to take on the drone of buzzwords. While these concepts show up everywhere, they still hold great meaning for the organizations and leaders able to embrace them. In this dinner conversation, you and your CIO peers will reclaim the future of enterprise IT strategy from jargon peddlers. You’ll examine the real-world impact of emerging technologies, the necessity of rapid change, and the practical approaches to fostering innovation. Come prepared to share successes, ask questions and reimagine leadership for tomorrow’s tech-driven enterprise.

Topic 1: Redefine: The Digital Enterprise

  • What are your real life use cases building a roadmap for a digital strategy?
  • How do you secure organization-wide support for digital initiatives?
  • How do you demonstrate ROI on these initiatives?

Topic 2: Redefine: Innovation in a Digital Space

  • Is your business culture ready to embrace digital transformation and innovation?
  • What is your strategy on innovation — buy or build?
  • How do you steer your organization toward new technologies (AI, machine learning, smart devices)?

Topic 3: Redefine: Customer Engagement in a Digital World

  • What partnerships within the business are you leveraging to build a customer experience?
  • How are you engaging third parties to understand the customer?
  • How can you move from customer-focus to true customer engagement?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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Community Program Manager

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

Ernest Hughes

Program Manager