Toronto CIO Virtual Executive Summit

June 16, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:30pm EDT

June 16, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:30pm 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:

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies


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

Medhanie Tekeste

Chief Information Officer

Melody Wallis

Procter & Gamble
Head of IT and Business Services


June 16, 2021

8:00am - 8:20am EDT Networking



8:30am - 9:15am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Opening Keynote hosted by Citrix

Session details coming soon. 

9:15am - 9:30am EDT Break

9:30am - 10:30am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Securing and Scaling Cloud Environments

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Hillery Hunter

CTO, IBM Cloud


Studies show that 74% of CEOs believe cloud computing will be the most helpful technology to deliver results over the next 2-3 years. How can businesses digitally transform with cloud, while ensuring they have a secure environment where customers’ data is not compromised?
Join us for an interactive boardroom that explores how businesses can:

  • Make the transition to cloud rapidly while keeping experiences frictionless for consumers
  • Build secure and open hybrid cloud architecture and distributed cloud environments
  • Explore strategic cloud options and execute on them seamlessly

9:30am - 10:30am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Forge the Path to Business Alignment with Low-Code Automation

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Michael Heffner

Vice President, Solutions and Industry Go-To-Market

Appian Corp

In a highly disruptive and digital environment, hyper-automation and agility are critical to the transformation and optimization of business operations. To keep pace, organizations are increasingly looking to empower their technology-savvy workforce with low-code automation platforms to modernize legacy systems, improve customer experience and ignite innovation.

Join this boardroom discussion to explore how CIOs are:

  • Improving critical business processes with low-code automation platforms
  • Leveraging talent across the business to enable scalable enterprise ready innovation
  • Managing the pros and cons of democratized technology

10:30am - 11:15am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Keynote hosted by Google Cloud

 Session details coming soon. 

11:15am - 11:30am EDT Break

11:30am - 12:30pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Strategic Drivers to Digital Business Acceleration

A CIO’s 2021 marching orders come straight from the top: In a Gartner survey, 7 out of 10 boards demanded digital acceleration in a disrupted global climate, while operational excellence through digital business topped the forward-driving agenda. How does your digital strategy measure up to the mission? Join your peers in an interactive session built around modern digital design. 

Among the key talking points:

  • What it means to be ‘digital-first’ – breaking down roadblocks and navigating roadmaps

  • What levers to pull to expand digital business and increase digital maturity

  • How CIOs create credibility to drive the enterprise in a digital direction 

11:30am - 12:30pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

CIOs Promise: Delivering Data & Analytics

Faced with demands for modernization, cost optimization and digital business transformation, CIOs are looking at how data and analytics programs can support expanding their digital business and increasing their D&A maturity. After a D&A strategy is set, IT leaders must execute and deliver on the intended business outcomes.

 Join your peers in discussing:

  • Approaches to leveraging technology and resources to support D&A program and improve business outcomes

  • Best Practices for building out new business process and executing change management across the enterprise

  • Management of cultural shifts in the organization

12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT Virtual Summit Keynote


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1:15pm - 1:30pm EDT Break

1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Toronto community. 

2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues


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Toronto CIO Program Manager

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

Summer Parisi

Program Manager