Calgary CISO Executive Summit

December 4, 2019 | The BMO Centre at Calgary Stampede

December 4, 2019
The BMO Centre at Calgary Stampede

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Calgary CISO Executive Summit.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Calgary CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Rick Begg

Parkland Fuel Corporation
VP & CIO

Brian Bench

CNOOC International
CIO & Vice President – Global IT

Steve Biswanger

ATCO Ltd.
VP & CISO

Shaun Guthrie

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
Senior Director Information Technology

Kelly Hill

Keyera Corp.
Director, Information Technology

Jason Hinchliff

Husky Energy
Director, Digital Innovation

Miguel Kanafany

Sysco
Interim VP, Business Technology Client Services

Devon Smibert

WestJet
Director, Cybersecurity

Suzie Smibert

Finning International
Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO

Agenda


December 3, 2019

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Jessica Belbin headshot

Jessica Belbin

Performer

The Kinkonauts

Nicole Zylstra headshot

Nicole Zylstra

Performer

The Kinkonauts

Join the Kinkonauts improv team for a night of entertainment and practical skills to add to your leadership playbook. 

December 4, 2019 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

The Next Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Hans Mumm headshot

Dr. Hans Mumm

Author & Thought Leader on Future of Artificial Intelligence

IT Thought Leader

Open any newspaper or watch any news station — autonomous systems and AI are everywhere. What is your place in the new autonomous world? Are you ready to lead and govern in this uncertain future?

In this keynote, you’ll hear how:

  • Social normative behaviors are being redefined
  • New technology impacts opportunities, provocations, and threats on and off Wall Street
  • Planned change keeps leaders from becoming obsolete

8:30am - 8:45am  Interactive Session

Experience Kinkonauts — Leadership through Improv

Jason Lewis headshot

Jason Lewis

Co-founder, Executive Coach and Performer

The Kinkonauts

When it comes to leading through disruptive times, there is always room to improve your executive presence. Jason Lewis will lead the audience through a series of interactive sessions to share teachings from improv while adding new leadership traits to your toolbox along the way.

The short interactive sessions will focus on:

  • Leadership presence and being coach-like
  • Storytelling and its importance in driving change
  • Uncertainty and practicing adaptability

8:45am - 9:15am  Networking Break

9:15am - 10:05am  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Incident Detected! — What's the Worst That Could Happen?!

Joan Ross headshot

Joan Ross

Field CISO

Fortinet, Inc.

 Join Joan Ross as she exemplifies what a CISO is up against during a cyber-incident response event. She’ll walk through the internal functions of a security team tasked with protecting sensitive information. Better than a murder mystery event because no one dies!

During this interactive mock attack you will:

  • Sit in the security team’s seat while indicators of an attack occur
  • Better understand the warning signs and deceptions
  • Determine if your organization is the target of malicious actors

9:15am - 10:05am  CISO Executive Boardroom

Communicating Risk —Translating Insight Into Action

Steve Biswanger headshot

Steve Biswanger

VP & CISO

ATCO Ltd.

Suresh Durairaj headshot

Suresh Durairaj

Sr. Manager, Cybersecurity Office

TC Energy

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, including:

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

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 CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Andie Alderette at andrea.alderette@evanta.com.

10:05am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  CISO Featured Session

Changing the Course of Security Operations and the Business

Steve Biswanger headshot

Steve Biswanger

VP & CISO

ATCO Ltd.

Suzie Smibert headshot

Suzie Smibert

Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO

Finning International

Finning International is foregoing the trend of outsourcing to better align the business. Suzie Smibert will share how Finning elected to insource by automating and simplifying the security strategy.

In this session you’ll hear:

  • Financial and change management considerations
  • Security strategy alignment to the business
  • Technical debt reduction tactics

10:30am - 11:20am  CISO Executive Boardroom

Cyber-Risk Management — New Approaches for Reducing Your Cyber-Exposure

Troy Davidson headshot

Troy Davidson

Head of Security Operation Center

Enbridge

Kevin Vadnais headshot

Kevin Vadnais

Manager, Information Management and Security

University Of Lethbridge

Robert Huber headshot

Robert Huber

Chief Security Officer

Tenable

When it comes to reducing cyber exposure, overcoming vulnerability overload is critical. Find out how to improve your vulnerability management efforts so you can close your cyber exposure gap and focus on what matters most to your business.

During this peer discussion, you will explore how to:

  • Translate raw vulnerability and threat intelligence data into business insights
  • Benchmark your organization’s cyber exposure to guide decision making
  • Use threat intelligence to move the most dangerous vulnerabilities up your priority list

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 CISOs. To reserve your seat, please contact Andie Alderette at andrea.alderette@evanta.com.

11:20am - 11:40am  Networking Break

December 4, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:10pm  Lunch & Comments

12:10pm - 12:40pm  Keynote

The Next Chapter in Your Digital Journey

Xerxes Cooper headshot

Xerxes Cooper

General Manager, Global Technology Services

IBM Canada

Asad Kamal headshot

Asad Kamal

Client Leader, O&G Midstream

IBM

Chris Leonard headshot

Chris Leonard

Director, Strategy & Digital Transformation

Plains Midstream

Candice Onraët headshot

Candice Onraët

Business Systems Training Optimization Specialist

Plains Midstream

Forward-thinking businesses are moving from AI experimentation, migrating simple workloads to the cloud and random acts of digital into “Chapter 2” of their digital journey — true digital transformation. Join IBM and a panel of executives for a conversation about the critical areas on this journey. 

In this keynote, you’ll learn how to: 

  • Build the right team and thinking to ensure success
  • Collaborate and co-create to effectively align with business needs
  • Scale your business platform to connect digital and AI
  • Sustain and accelerate your (AI) journey

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Interactive Session

Experience Kinkonauts — Leadership through Improv

Jason Lewis headshot

Jason Lewis

Co-founder, Executive Coach and Performer

The Kinkonauts

When it comes to leading through disruptive times, there is always room to improve your executive presence. Jason Lewis will lead the audience through a series of interactive sessions to share teachings from improv while adding new leadership traits to your toolbox along the way.

The short interactive sessions will focus on:

  • Leadership presence and being coach-like
  • Storytelling and its importance in driving change
  • Uncertainty and practicing adaptability

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Networking Break

December 4, 2019 - afternoon

1:30pm - 2:20pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Interactive Session — A Problems and Solutions Workshop

Brian Bench headshot

Brian Bench

CIO & Vice President – Global IT

CNOOC International

Troy Davidson headshot

Troy Davidson

Head of Security Operation Center

Enbridge

Got a problem you need solved? Got a solution you can provide? This session encourages interaction between attendees to share problems and solutions to pressing needs – from small to big. Leave this session knowing you received or offered a viable solution or resource.

1:30pm - 2:20pm  CISO Executive Boardroom

Navigating the Perfect Storm — Cloud Security Made Simple

Albert Kramer headshot

Albert Kramer

Technical Director

Trend Micro

David Brunetta headshot

David Brunetta

Director, Finance and Information Technology

North American Construction Group

With an exploding set of cloud infrastructure services and an increasing number of stakeholders involved in infrastructure and security decisions, the cloud has formed the perfect storm for security. In order to gain the benefits of the cloud and meet business objectives, cloud security needs to be made less complex.

In this boardroom, we will explore how to:

  • Manage security through the migration and maintenance of a multi-cloud strategy
  • Deliver faster and integrate often through automation
  • Create repeatable, consistent, secure and compliant infrastructures


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 CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Andie Alderette at andrea.alderette@evanta.com.

2:20pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:40pm - 3:30pm  CISO Featured Session

Fighting Fire with Fire — Leveraging Automated Detection and Response

Devon Smibert headshot

Devon Smibert

Director, Cybersecurity

WestJet

Kris Narayan headshot

Kris Narayan

Manager, Cybersecurity Technology and Development

Airline Industry

Hackers are increasingly utilizing AI and automation to outsmart defenders, so beating them at their own game is crucial for organizations. Join Devon Smibert and Kris Narayan to hear how AI, Machine Learning, and automation can to free up staff while improving efficiency and effectiveness.

In this session you’ll hear insights on:

  • Identifying focus areas for automation
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • Enabling your workforce to adopt and drive automated detection and response

2:40pm - 3:30pm  CIO & CISO Executive Boardroom

Lead, Don't Follow — Getting Ahead in the Data Game

Jan Bradley headshot

Jan Bradley

Chief Information Technology Officer

City of Calgary

Howard Plato headshot

Howard Plato

Mgr., IS

Osum

CIOs have endless data at their fingertips, but these leaders understand that leveraging data requires meaningful information, not just lots of information. A data strategy must have clearly defined priorities, the right technological foundation, sound governance, business alignment – and an eye toward the future. Tomorrow’s data-driven organization can’t simply ride the wave; it must direct the wave. Join this interactive conversation to:

  • Create a shared vision among peers for the next steps in your data journey – wherever you are along the path
  • Outline the challenges and possible solutions for generating truly predictive analytics
  • Tackle the data challenge holistically by building the data-first mindset into your entire organization

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 Andie Alderette at andrea.alderette@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:50pm  Networking Break

3:50pm - 4:00pm  Closing Comments

4:00pm - 4:15pm  Interactive Session

Experience Kinkonauts — Leadership through Improv

Jason Lewis headshot

Jason Lewis

Co-founder, Executive Coach and Performer

The Kinkonauts

When it comes to leading through disruptive times, there is always room to improve your executive presence. Jason Lewis will lead the audience through a series of interactive sessions to share teachings from improv while adding new leadership traits to your toolbox along the way.

The short interactive sessions will focus on:

  • Leadership presence and being coach-like
  • Storytelling and its importance in driving change
  • Uncertainty and practicing adaptability

4:15pm - 4:45pm  Keynote

The Digitally Enabled Business — A Breakdown of Talent and Innovation

Mary Moran headshot

Mary Moran

President and CEO

Calgary Economic Development

The economy in Calgary is changing with new opportunities for tech talent and growing innovation - but from where are they being derived? Mary Moran will share insights from Calgary Economic Development’s research on where talent is coming from and where digital spend is going.

In this session, you will hear:

  • Recent changes in tech tax credits and how they are shaping the economy
  • Insights on digital transformation spend across Alberta
  • New research on tech talent and opportunities for innovation

4:45pm - 5:30pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

December 3, 2019

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Jessica Belbin headshot

Jessica Belbin

Performer

The Kinkonauts

Nicole Zylstra headshot

Nicole Zylstra

Performer

The Kinkonauts

Join the Kinkonauts improv team for a night of entertainment and practical skills to add to your leadership playbook. 

December 4, 2019 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

The Next Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Hans Mumm headshot

Dr. Hans Mumm

Author & Thought Leader on Future of Artificial Intelligence

IT Thought Leader

Open any newspaper or watch any news station — autonomous systems and AI are everywhere. What is your place in the new autonomous world? Are you ready to lead and govern in this uncertain future?

In this keynote, you’ll hear how:

  • Social normative behaviors are being redefined
  • New technology impacts opportunities, provocations, and threats on and off Wall Street
  • Planned change keeps leaders from becoming obsolete

8:30am - 8:45am  Interactive Session

Experience Kinkonauts — Leadership through Improv

Jason Lewis headshot

Jason Lewis

Co-founder, Executive Coach and Performer

The Kinkonauts

When it comes to leading through disruptive times, there is always room to improve your executive presence. Jason Lewis will lead the audience through a series of interactive sessions to share teachings from improv while adding new leadership traits to your toolbox along the way.

The short interactive sessions will focus on:

  • Leadership presence and being coach-like
  • Storytelling and its importance in driving change
  • Uncertainty and practicing adaptability

8:45am - 9:15am  Networking Break

9:15am - 10:05am  CIO Featured Session

Leading through Disruption — The Changing Role of IT

Helen Wetherley Knight headshot

Helen Wetherley Knight

Director of Information Technology

The Calgary Drop-In Centre

Kelly Hill headshot

Kelly Hill

Director, Information Technology

Keyera Corp.

Jan Bradley headshot

Jan Bradley

Chief Information Technology Officer

City of Calgary

As organizations continue to transform, new opportunities for IT and security leaders continue to arise. This panel will share insights on transformative leadership, the changing workplace and the imperative to gain a seat at the table. Join this session for a discussion on:

  • Capitalizing on opportunities for CIOs and CISOs to truly move into the C-suite
  • Inspiring teams and embracing diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Shifting the perception of IT and security across the business

9:15am - 10:05am  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Incident Detected! — What's the Worst That Could Happen?!

Joan Ross headshot

Joan Ross

Field CISO

Fortinet, Inc.

 Join Joan Ross as she exemplifies what a CISO is up against during a cyber-incident response event. She’ll walk through the internal functions of a security team tasked with protecting sensitive information. Better than a murder mystery event because no one dies!

During this interactive mock attack you will:

  • Sit in the security team’s seat while indicators of an attack occur
  • Better understand the warning signs and deceptions
  • Determine if your organization is the target of malicious actors

9:15am - 10:05am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Building a Roadmap to Guide Your Digital Journey

Michael Barr headshot

Michael Barr

CIO

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Dale James headshot

Dale James

Senior Executive Architect - Inspire

ServiceNow

Digital Transformation is already a tired buzzword, but CIOs are living it and are looking to hone their strategies and speed up implementation.

Join this interactive roundtable session to discuss:

  • What key components should go into your digital journey blueprint
  • Going beyond IT services to cross-functional workflow automation on a single platform and shared data model
  • What a digital journey maturity model looks like (including velocity, experience and intelligence)

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). To reserve your seat, please contact Andie Alderette at andrea.alderette@evanta.com.

10:05am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  CIO Featured Session

Fast Forward Your Organization to Thrive through Digital Innovation

Farrukh Akram headshot

Farrukh Akram

Enterprise Innovation Executive

Amazon Web Services

Cloud-enabled technologies have become the new normal for the industry and are driving meaningful business outcomes. AWS will share insights on innovations that are allowing organizations to sprint past competitors in an environment that is fast-paced and ever-changing.

Join this session to discover how to:

  • Unleash the power of your data using the latest innovations in data lakes and analytics
  • Integrate your data with machine learning, smart sensor, robotics and automation systems
  • Define your innovative vision and align technology with customer expectations

10:30am - 11:20am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Harnessing the Power of IoT to Unlock Exponential Value

Greg Bratton headshot

Greg Bratton

Director, IT

Secure Energy Services

Mark Bryant headshot

Mark Bryant

CIO

PCL Constructors Inc.

Reguraman (Regu) Ayyaswamy headshot

Reguraman (Regu) Ayyaswamy

Global Head IoT

Tata Consultancy Services

IoT is empowering enterprises to innovate with data, bringing context sensitive, real time business capabilities for avant-garde outcomes that can drive both operational and business transformation.

Join this boardroom on IoT to discuss:

  • Connecting the digital enterprise to deliver exponential value across various industries
  • Choosing a value chain ecosystem
  • Achieving customer gratification through mass personalization


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). To reserve your seat, please contact Andie Alderette at andrea.alderette@evanta.com.


11:20am - 11:40am  Networking Break

December 4, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:10pm  Lunch & Comments

12:10pm - 12:40pm  Keynote

The Next Chapter in Your Digital Journey

Xerxes Cooper headshot

Xerxes Cooper

General Manager, Global Technology Services

IBM Canada

Asad Kamal headshot

Asad Kamal

Client Leader, O&G Midstream

IBM

Chris Leonard headshot

Chris Leonard

Director, Strategy & Digital Transformation

Plains Midstream

Candice Onraët headshot

Candice Onraët

Business Systems Training Optimization Specialist

Plains Midstream

Forward-thinking businesses are moving from AI experimentation, migrating simple workloads to the cloud and random acts of digital into “Chapter 2” of their digital journey — true digital transformation. Join IBM and a panel of executives for a conversation about the critical areas on this journey. 

In this keynote, you’ll learn how to: 

  • Build the right team and thinking to ensure success
  • Collaborate and co-create to effectively align with business needs
  • Scale your business platform to connect digital and AI
  • Sustain and accelerate your (AI) journey

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Interactive Session

Experience Kinkonauts — Leadership through Improv

Jason Lewis headshot

Jason Lewis

Co-founder, Executive Coach and Performer

The Kinkonauts

When it comes to leading through disruptive times, there is always room to improve your executive presence. Jason Lewis will lead the audience through a series of interactive sessions to share teachings from improv while adding new leadership traits to your toolbox along the way.

The short interactive sessions will focus on:

  • Leadership presence and being coach-like
  • Storytelling and its importance in driving change
  • Uncertainty and practicing adaptability

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Networking Break

December 4, 2019 - afternoon

1:30pm - 2:20pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Interactive Session — A Problems and Solutions Workshop

Brian Bench headshot

Brian Bench

CIO & Vice President – Global IT

CNOOC International

Troy Davidson headshot

Troy Davidson

Head of Security Operation Center

Enbridge

Got a problem you need solved? Got a solution you can provide? This session encourages interaction between attendees to share problems and solutions to pressing needs – from small to big. Leave this session knowing you received or offered a viable solution or resource.

1:30pm - 2:20pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

Closing the Gap — DevOps Transformation

Helen Wetherley Knight headshot

Helen Wetherley Knight

Director of Information Technology

The Calgary Drop-In Centre

Dan Feliz headshot

Dan Feliz

Customer Success Executive

Nutanix

DevOps increasingly plays an important role in transforming today’s 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.

During this boardroom discussion, we’ll unpack:

  • Defining DevOps and envisioning an outcome
  • Successes in transforming your delivery model
  • Common pitfalls in driving DevOps in organizations

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). To reserve your seat, please contact Andie Alderette at andrea.alderette@evanta.com.

2:20pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:40pm - 3:30pm  CIO Featured Session

Reimagine and Reinvent — Putting the Customer First

Wellington Holbrook headshot

Wellington Holbrook

Chief Transformation Officer

ATB Financial

Wellington Holbrook has led ATB Financial through an intense three year business transformation with a big mandate – to reimagine banking and make it work for people. Holbrook will share the roadmap that led to this successful transformation and the strategies necessary for leading through change.

In this session, you'll hear insights on:

  • The creation of a secure digital customer experience
  • How tech can drive process decisions for the business
  • The leadership traits necessary to drive a tech culture transformation 

2:40pm - 3:30pm  CIO & CISO Executive Boardroom

Lead, Don't Follow — Getting Ahead in the Data Game

Jan Bradley headshot

Jan Bradley

Chief Information Technology Officer

City of Calgary

Howard Plato headshot

Howard Plato

Mgr., IS

Osum

CIOs have endless data at their fingertips, but these leaders understand that leveraging data requires meaningful information, not just lots of information. A data strategy must have clearly defined priorities, the right technological foundation, sound governance, business alignment – and an eye toward the future. Tomorrow’s data-driven organization can’t simply ride the wave; it must direct the wave. Join this interactive conversation to:

  • Create a shared vision among peers for the next steps in your data journey – wherever you are along the path
  • Outline the challenges and possible solutions for generating truly predictive analytics
  • Tackle the data challenge holistically by building the data-first mindset into your entire organization

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 Andie Alderette at andrea.alderette@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:50pm  Networking Break

3:50pm - 4:00pm  Closing Comments

4:00pm - 4:15pm  Interactive Session

Experience Kinkonauts — Leadership through Improv

Jason Lewis headshot

Jason Lewis

Co-founder, Executive Coach and Performer

The Kinkonauts

When it comes to leading through disruptive times, there is always room to improve your executive presence. Jason Lewis will lead the audience through a series of interactive sessions to share teachings from improv while adding new leadership traits to your toolbox along the way.

The short interactive sessions will focus on:

  • Leadership presence and being coach-like
  • Storytelling and its importance in driving change
  • Uncertainty and practicing adaptability

4:15pm - 4:45pm  Keynote

The Digitally Enabled Business — A Breakdown of Talent and Innovation

Mary Moran headshot

Mary Moran

President and CEO

Calgary Economic Development

The economy in Calgary is changing with new opportunities for tech talent and growing innovation - but from where are they being derived? Mary Moran will share insights from Calgary Economic Development’s research on where talent is coming from and where digital spend is going.

In this session, you will hear:

  • Recent changes in tech tax credits and how they are shaping the economy
  • Insights on digital transformation spend across Alberta
  • New research on tech talent and opportunities for innovation

4:45pm - 5:30pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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

Andie Alderette

Program Manager

971-271-6864

andrea.alderette@evanta.com

Laura Halley

Program Manager

971-978-5042

laura.halley@evanta.com