Toronto CIO Virtual Executive Summit

October 28, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EDT

October 28, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Toronto CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Building Data & Analytics Capabilities for Better Business Decisions.

Improving Business Performance by Transforming Operations

Developing a Comprehensive Digital Security Strategy


Cecilia Carbonelli

Haventree Bank
VP of IT

Roman Coba

Federated Co-op Limited (FCL)
CIO & VP Technology

Michael Eubanks

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Foad Godarzy

ENGIE Canada
Head of IT/OT Canada

Melody Wallis

Procter & Gamble
Head of IT and Business Services


October 28, 2020

8:00am - 9:00am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Performing in 2021 – Executing the New Normal

A paradigm shift has occurred in the last few months, positioning IT as agile superheroes. CIOs now must plan for a new wave of business expectations and quickly develop revenue generating innovations, while balancing employee workloads and resource capacity. In this keynote, CIOs will share how they intend to capitalize on their new position as a strategic business driver.

9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Dialing-In Digital Business to Generate Revenue

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Sam Ishak



Results may vary by business or industry, but digital business is booming like never before and CIOs are squarely in the driver’s seat. Digital leaders are dialed in to capturing maximum value, utilizing the right data and delivering a seamless customer experience.

In this interactive session, you will discuss:

  • New expectations of the digital-first customer
  • The CIO’s role in product development and design in a digital economy
  • A data-centric approach to consumer insight to foster new business opportunities

9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Drive the Business Forward with Data at the Core

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Celso Mello

Chief Information Officer (CIO)


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Roger Favero


HomeEquity Bank

Today’s enterprise has access to endless amounts of data and CIOs must continually find true meaning and value in the data. This peer-to-peer discussion will consider ways to mature your data and analytics program to provide accurate, real-time data.

Come ready to discuss how to:

  • Implement data strategies that align with desired business outcomes
  • Leverage data to gain greater insights and drive value
  • Define clear data ownership and standardization

10:00am - 11:00am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Let’s Get Personal | The Evolving CIO

If the past several months has done one thing for the CIO, it’s caused these executives to reflect on how to lead up, down, and across the organization. In this keynote, CIOs will discuss how and why they have had to select new tools in their leadership toolkits, including trust, empathy and increased communication, in order to lead the organization through disrupted times.

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Achieving an Effective Cloud Strategy

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Moustafa Naguib

Head of IT Infrastructure

Superior Propane

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Fariba Rawhani



As companies evolve to keep pace with a digital world, successful cloud strategies elude many IT departments. Dealing with high operational costs and a talent shortage are just some of many reasons that cloud solutions are often a bigger undertaking than they first appear.

This session will focus on:

  • Discovering the right road map for your organization
  • Winning the business' trust during transition
  • Avoiding common pitfalls

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Real Value of AI

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Duke Butler

Head, DevOps Adoption

Royal Bank of Canada

Management boards and CIOs alike talk at length about the potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on business processes, proficiency and performance. This session aims beyond the AI hype to target real world results in the enterprise. 

Join your peers to discuss:  

  • Building AI awareness and capabilities to move from POCs to production 

  • Practical use cases that drive successful outcomes  

  • The right tools and suppliers for your business 

12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote

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12:45pm - 1:15pm EDT Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups.


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Summer Parisi