Vancouver, BC CIO Virtual Executive Summit

June 3, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:45pm PDT

June 3, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:45pm PDT

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Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Vancouver, BC 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

Co-Chairs

Dave Cummings

Finning
Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

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

What to Expect

Connect with your CIO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.

Sessions

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

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 Vancouver, BC community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.

Agenda


June 3, 2021

8:00am - 8:30am PDT Networking

The Passion Project Exchange

Risa Zaleski headshot

Risa Zaleski

Senior Director, Technology

Canfor

As we come upon the mid-point of 2021, what initiatives are you most proud of as a leader? What are your passion projects in your professional and personal lives? Top off your coffee and join this session to casually connect and celebrate the bright spots in a demanding career — and year.

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

The Intentional Infrastructure — Cloud Clarity for Greater Outcomes

Eric Ranta headshot

Eric Ranta

Director, North America Cloud Value Advisors

Google Cloud

Justin Webb headshot

Justin Webb

Head of Digital Systems

Teck

As the ongoing rush to the cloud continues, many organizations falter because they equate “movement” with “strategy.” Getting the most out of your cloud journey doesn’t automatically follow from a corporate mandate or new vendor contract. Success is the product of clear communication of terms and expectations, alignment with other business processes and functions, and partnerships among multiple internal and external stakeholders.

This session puts strategy in the crosshairs and discusses:

  • Creating definitional clarity for your comprehensive approach to cloud to eliminate ambiguity and crystalize the best processes for your organization
  • Building adaptability into your strategy so it can be augmented or amplified at any step in the journey to address shifting business needs
  • Breaking cloud strategy away from IT and creating cross-functional, business-wide alignment

9:15am - 9:30am PDT Break

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

Driving Business Forward with Data at the Core

Sean Simpson headshot

Sean Simpson

Director, IT

City of Surrey

Shawn Ling headshot

Shawn Ling

CTO

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

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

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

DevOps Transformation — Closing the Gap

Andre Kaminski headshot

Andre Kaminski

Director IT, Enterprise DevOps

WorkSafe BC

Sam Shaabani headshot

Sam Shaabani

Cyber Security Program Manager

BC Hydro

Now more than ever, DevOps plays an important role in transforming our digital landscape and driving business revenue. To quickly deliver new customer-centric services or simply just to fail fast, IT teams are transitioning to DevOps models that close the gap between development and operations while drastically increasing their business relevance.

Join this peer-driven conversation to explore:

  • Effective DevOps strategies
  • Successes in transforming your delivery model
  • Challenges in driving DevOps in organizations

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

Cost Optimization Strategies to Accelerate Digital Innovation

Bachar Khawajah headshot

Bachar Khawajah

CIO

Burnaby

Leo de Sousa headshot

Leo de Sousa

Deputy Chief Information Officer

City of Vancouver

As the pressure increases for organizations to evolve in a rapidly changing world, IT and security leaders are often called upon for optimization solutions and cost savings efforts. Discover how CIOs and CISOs can meet the needs of the enterprise with smart strategies and the right partnerships.

Join this interactive discussion to learn:

  • How to liberate resources with cost-optimization strategies
  • Methods for streamlining third party support costs
  • Ways to prioritize transformational initiatives and business growth

10:30am - 11:30am PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

RACE21™ — The Value of Digital Innovation

Rob Labbé headshot

Rob Labbé

Director, Information Security

Teck

Kalev Ruberg headshot

Kalev Ruberg

VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer

Teck

Dave Cummings headshot

Dave Cummings

Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Finning

Change is everywhere – especially in the digital space. To keep pace with rapid transformation, organizations are continually searching for effective strategies to implement analytics, automation and digital tools, which are essential to unlock significant economic value and establish competitive advantage. Join VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer Kal Ruberg and Director of Information Security Rob Labbé as they share how RACE21™, Teck Resources Limited’s innovation-driven efficiency program, is empowering employees and focusing on making real progress to raise the bar in 2021.

In this session you will learn how:

  • You can provide actionable insights to drive productivity improvements
  • Automation can improve operational efficiency
  • Digital tools enhance connectivity to deliver real-time information that ensures business success

11:30am - 12:00pm PDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Tim Swanson headshot

Tim Swanson

Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity

FortisBC Energy

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO and CISO 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 Vancouver, BC community.  

12:00pm - 12:15pm PDT Break

12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

June 3, 2021

8:00am - 8:30am PDT Networking

The Passion Project Exchange

Risa Zaleski headshot

Risa Zaleski

Senior Director, Technology

Canfor

As we come upon the mid-point of 2021, what initiatives are you most proud of as a leader? What are your passion projects in your professional and personal lives? Top off your coffee and join this session to casually connect and celebrate the bright spots in a demanding career — and year.

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

The Intentional Infrastructure — Cloud Clarity for Greater Outcomes

Eric Ranta headshot

Eric Ranta

Director, North America Cloud Value Advisors

Google Cloud

Justin Webb headshot

Justin Webb

Head of Digital Systems

Teck

As the ongoing rush to the cloud continues, many organizations falter because they equate “movement” with “strategy.” Getting the most out of your cloud journey doesn’t automatically follow from a corporate mandate or new vendor contract. Success is the product of clear communication of terms and expectations, alignment with other business processes and functions, and partnerships among multiple internal and external stakeholders.

This session puts strategy in the crosshairs and discusses:

  • Creating definitional clarity for your comprehensive approach to cloud to eliminate ambiguity and crystalize the best processes for your organization
  • Building adaptability into your strategy so it can be augmented or amplified at any step in the journey to address shifting business needs
  • Breaking cloud strategy away from IT and creating cross-functional, business-wide alignment

9:15am - 9:30am PDT Break

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

Driving Business Forward with Data at the Core

Sean Simpson headshot

Sean Simpson

Director, IT

City of Surrey

Shawn Ling headshot

Shawn Ling

CTO

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

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

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

Communicating Risk — Translating Insight Into Action

Rob Labbé headshot

Rob Labbé

Director, Information Security

Teck

Jim Attridge headshot

Jim Attridge

Director of Cybersecurity

Canfor

Unlike the CISO role of just a few years ago – where many could still focus heavily on the bits and bytes – today’s security leader is also expected to be a business leader. Uncover strategies with your peers to help you become fluent in the languages of risk, finance and strategy, and to effectively convey your message.

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • How to educate your organization on cybersecurity so they become champions for security
  • What the C-suite and the board really wants to hear from CISOs
  • Which metrics will help you craft a compelling story that inspires action

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

DevOps Transformation — Closing the Gap

Andre Kaminski headshot

Andre Kaminski

Director IT, Enterprise DevOps

WorkSafe BC

Sam Shaabani headshot

Sam Shaabani

Cyber Security Program Manager

BC Hydro

Now more than ever, DevOps plays an important role in transforming our digital landscape and driving business revenue. To quickly deliver new customer-centric services or simply just to fail fast, IT teams are transitioning to DevOps models that close the gap between development and operations while drastically increasing their business relevance.

Join this peer-driven conversation to explore:

  • Effective DevOps strategies
  • Successes in transforming your delivery model
  • Challenges in driving DevOps in organizations

10:30am - 11:30am PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

RACE21™ — The Value of Digital Innovation

Rob Labbé headshot

Rob Labbé

Director, Information Security

Teck

Kalev Ruberg headshot

Kalev Ruberg

VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer

Teck

Dave Cummings headshot

Dave Cummings

Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Finning

Change is everywhere – especially in the digital space. To keep pace with rapid transformation, organizations are continually searching for effective strategies to implement analytics, automation and digital tools, which are essential to unlock significant economic value and establish competitive advantage. Join VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer Kal Ruberg and Director of Information Security Rob Labbé as they share how RACE21™, Teck Resources Limited’s innovation-driven efficiency program, is empowering employees and focusing on making real progress to raise the bar in 2021.

In this session you will learn how:

  • You can provide actionable insights to drive productivity improvements
  • Automation can improve operational efficiency
  • Digital tools enhance connectivity to deliver real-time information that ensures business success

11:30am - 12:00pm PDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Tim Swanson headshot

Tim Swanson

Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity

FortisBC Energy

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CIO and CISO 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 Vancouver, BC community.  

12:00pm - 12:15pm PDT Break

12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

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

Lauren Scott

Program Manager

971-230-3521

lauren.scott@evanta.com