Vancouver, BC CIO Executive Summit

November 15, 2022 | Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

November 15, 2022
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Vancouver, BC's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Using data & analytics to make informed business decisions

Crafting a cybersecurity strategy to mitigate risk

Improving business outcomes through IT strategy, governance and operating models

Vancouver, BC CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Dave Cummings

Finning
Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Rob Davidson

Pacific Blue Cross
Director of Security Services, CISO

Rob Labbé

Teck
Director, Information Security

Kalev Ruberg

Teck
VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer

Greg Sieg

Ledcor
SVP & CIO

Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy
Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity

Risa Zaleski

Canfor
Senior Director, Technology

Michelle Evans

FortisBC Energy
Director, Information Systems

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Vancouver, BC CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


November 14, 2022

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. 

November 15, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Art of Innovation

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Noah Scalin

Artist, Innovation Consultant

Guest Speaker

Turning social distancing into creative connecting, Artist/Author Noah Scalin and creator of the Webby award-winning Skull-A-Day project, shares images of his awe-inspiring work and tells the unusual story of how he completely overturned his own working practices to develop a new way of sustaining innovation in his work and life. He will share how his learnings from that experience have helped him to continue creating and connecting despite the challenges of this moment in time.

Join this keynote to learn:

  • Actionable lessons to unleash creativity to solve business problems
  • Creative concepts to maintain employee engagement in an era of remote work
  • How to jump-start and sustain creative leadership

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Navigating the Applications Landscape

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Jennifer Strutt

Director, Experience and Performance

Teck

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Shari Wallace

CIO

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Though digital transformation involves all areas of the business, CIOs agree that focusing on applications strategy produces the most impactful results. A successful enterprise applications strategy reinforces IT as a strategic business partner and also boosts employee productivity and engagement across today’s hybrid workforce.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Aligning your application footprint with your enterprise’s strategic objectives
  • Designing evolving architectures to meet ever-changing business requirements
  • Leveraging data to continuously refine your strategy and accelerate secure digital transformation

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

The Possibilities of AI Driven Security Operations

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Sam Shaabani

Manager, Cyber Security Operations

Teck

The modernization of security operations is important in lieu of changes in the cloud environment and unplanned cybercrime incidents. AI driven security operations allow organizations to reduce the risk and potential impact of security incidents, while also improving the overall efficiency and cost of their security operations.

In this session, you will explore:

  • Strategies for examining capabilities and tools to ensure relevancy
  • Efficient visibility and protection of data
  • How to correlate and process threat intelligence in real time

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Build Your Backbone - Aligning IAM to Accelerate Strategy

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Paul Hobson

Director, Architecture

WestJet

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Salen Goundar

Senior IT Manager

Panago Pizza

Customer Identity and Access Management is the backbone required to orchestrate and deliver digital business strategy. As these market dynamics shift and customer requirements evolve, organizations must adapt their CIAM strategies to meet the developing requirements.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Understanding and taking advantage of CIAM trends
  • Enabling consistent and trustworthy omnichannel experiences for customers and external partners
  • Tracking identity-centered security vulnerabilities in multi-cloud environments

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 CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Aislin Courtis at 503-407-4886

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

November 15, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Security is a Team Sport

Building trust and reliance across technology and security teams is key to defending the enterprise. As security stacks incorporate Security Service Edge (SSE) to sustain the SASE journey, the partnership between CIOs, CISOs, and their teams is more important than ever.

Join this session to learn about:

  • Best practices for IT and security collaboration
  • Communicating the importance of SSE to your CEO and Board
  • Improving internal stakeholder relationships to fuel business outcomes

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Finding Diverse Talent - A Needle in the Haystack

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Risa Zaleski

Senior Director, Technology

Canfor

Some of the best tech talent may be hidden in plain sight. Looking beyond key resume words or experiences takes an innovative and creative approach when thinking about hiring a diverse workforce. And as the salary competition among large tech giants continues to be a challenge, it's important to think of creative ways to attract and retain talent.

Join this interactive session to discuss: 

  • Non-traditional strategies for hiring employees
  • The benefits of a diversified talent roster
  • Effective retention tools

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Zero Trust – Hype or Hope?

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Phil Fodchuk

National Threat Management Leader

IBM

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James Bayne

Director Information Security

Provincial Health Services Authority

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Gerry Akkerman

Director Business Technology Planning & Program Director, Digital Customer Experience

TransLink

An organization's ability to achieve successful digital transformation is in large part enabled by the security team. Distributed, loosely connected infrastructure and tools, coupled with the demand for almost any-to-any connectivity, complicates the mission. Regularly defined as being delivered by a single "silver bullet" point solution, the term zero trust is now often held in poor regard. It is however, a highly effective conceptual framework, and perhaps even a cultural shift, that many organizations have been working with for several years.

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • The broader definition of what a zero trust framework is
  • The foundational control required to build a zero trust program
  • Strategies for improving the user experience and proving value to get organization wide acceptance

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 CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Aislin Courtis at aislin.courtis@evanta.com or 503.407.4886

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Reducing the Impact of the Security Skills Shortage

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Guillaume Neron

Security and Resiliency Practice Leader - Canada

Kyndryl

Organizations are facing multiple headwinds in their ability to protect themselves from a cyberattack. This includes ever increasing regulatory pressure, an augmentation of the prevalence of breaches as well as threats introduced by the Geo-Political landscape. Further compounding this situation is a worldwide staffing crisis due to lack of experienced cyber professionals. According to one study, a third of all security positions remain unfilled for lack of candidates. For organizations to be able to face this trend, some structural changes need to happen.

Join this session to learn about:

  • Market realities creating an increased need for cyber workforce
  • Innovative ideas to address the skills shortage
  • Structural shifts to reduce reliance on skilled resources

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Strategic Cloud Technology Predictions — Driving What's Next

CIOs and IT leaders need to stay abreast of key trends across new and emerging technologies, driving innovation and re-shaping the cloud. Discover in this session what advancements are being delivered to accelerate these predictions.

Together we will explore:

  • What the future of automation can bring for new types of decision making
  • Strategies that are needed to effectively drive digital transformation with multiple clouds
  • The most important security issues of our time

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Bolstering Your Supply Chain Security Strategy

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Tim Swanson

Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity

FortisBC Energy

Staying ahead of the next third-party event requires a lot: tools, team buy-in and, most importantly, planning. A good third-party defense plan can do a lot more than protect you from data breaches and overlooked vulnerabilities. When done right, your plan can increase efficiency, resiliency and move you one step closer to improved metrics and KPIs. 

Join your C-suite peers to: 

  • Discuss tools and processes to further enhance third-party resiliency
  • Chart your third-party defense plan considering potential resource and talent challenges
  • Strategize on achieving  compliance with new and changing supply chain security standards 

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Third-Party CyberRisk — Zero-Day Findings and Mitigation

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Eric Staffin

Vice President, Strategic Development Group

BlueVoyant

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Hardeep Mehrotara

Director, Information Security

Concert Properties

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Sonny Sarai

Sr. Manager, Information Security & Infrastructure

Save-On-Foods

Managing distributed risk is today’s defining cybersecurity challenge. Mitigation of zero-day vulnerabilities is critical as adversaries exploit supply chain entities. This session explores how to identify all third parties impacted by zero-day vulnerabilities and guide their mitigation efforts. Your vendor, supplier, and partner ecosystem is now your enterprise attack surface.

Join this session to learn:

  • How to manage distributed risk associated with hundreds and even thousands of vendors, suppliers, and partners 
  • Approaches to identify, prioritize, and mitigate active threats and critical/zero-day vulnerabilities 
  • Strategies to reduce supply chain/external ecosystem risk associated with zero-day

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 CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Aislin Courtis at 503-407-4886

November 15, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Collaboration & Belonging in a Hybrid Work Environment

As organizations continue successfully working in hybrid work environments, IT leaders continue to look for ways to improve digital experiences. Sporadic in-office collaboration and networking in hybrid environments can be a challenge for growing global teams. In fostering an environment centered on belonging, employees can experience better connections with their teams.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Connecting global teams in a virtual environment
  • Building a sense of belonging for all individuals
  • Creating equal opportunities in hybrid conference rooms

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Elevating AppSec to a Board-Level Discussion

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Sohail Iqbal

CISO

Veracode

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Joe Wong

Vice President, Information Systems & Technology

Concert Properties

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Jim Attridge

Director of Cybersecurity

Canfor

As we’ve all learned (sometimes painfully — or worse, publicly), the open source libraries and resources developers use to build applications faster also come with vulnerabilities that can all-too-easily make it into products. Board members have learned these lessons, too, and now want more frequent updates and insight into security initiatives.

 Join this boardroom hosted by Veracode to discuss bringing the AppSec conversation into the boardroom. You'll leave with actionable tips and advice on:

  • Understanding board members’ concerns and priorities
  • Presenting information and metrics in a way that board members understand
  • Getting board buy-in on your plans and budget to stay ahead of the threat landscape and innovation curve

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 CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Aislin Courtis at 503-407-4886 or aislin.courtis@evanta.com

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Agility Through a Solid Architecture

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Greg Paulsen

Director, Information Technology

Cascade Aerospace

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Steve Little

Vice President Business Technology Solutions

Seaspan Corporation

Today's rapidly evolving enterprise requires a more agile and business-focused governance model. According to Gartner, traditional IT governance cannot meet the needs of today's digital business. This session will explore whether organizations are focusing on specific innovative technologies before looking for opportunities to apply them within the business or if it's the other way around.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Strategies for business-driven digital transformation
  • How to leverage business architecture practices with stakeholders as an added value
  • The importance of shifting to an innovative mindset

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 CIOs & CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: Aislin Courtis at aislin.courtis@evanta.com or 503-407-4886.

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Closing Keynote & Comments

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Greg Sieg

SVP & CIO

Ledcor

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Michael Dobson

Chief Information Security Officer

West Fraser Timber

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Michelle Evans

Director, Information Systems

FortisBC Energy

 Details coming soon.

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Location


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling (866)-238-4218.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $329 CAD (plus tax) is October 24, 2022.

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Vancouver, BC CIO Program Manager


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

Aislin Courtis

Program Manager

503-407-4886

aislin.courtis@evanta.com