Calgary CISO Virtual Executive Summit

October 20, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm MDT

October 20, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm MDT


Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Transforming Business Culture

New Tools and Processes for a Digital World

The Future of the CIO & CISO


Brian Bench

CNOOC International
CIO & Vice President – Global IT

Steve Biswanger


Jan Bradley

City of Calgary
Chief Information Technology Officer

Shaun Guthrie

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
Senior Director Information Technology

Kelly Hill

Keyera Corp.
Vice President, Information Technology

Jason Hinchliff

Husky Energy
VP & Chief Information Officer

Devon Smibert

NOVA Chemicals
Director, Cybersecurity

Suzie Smibert

Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO


October 20, 2020

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

Designing the Digital Future with Intention

Remember when “embracing disruption” was an aspirational call-to-action – not a necessary navigation of everyday life? Now that you have your company’s undivided, fully-disrupted attention, why look back? This virtual roundtable plays on the CIO’s and CISO’s golden opportunity to design a digital future with intention – making that future happen rather than sitting back and reacting.

Technology leaders will lean into discussing:

  • Designing and delivering an optimal digital future for your business
  • Innovating around COVID-related impacts on budget and revenue
  • Leveraging a cultural shift to more agile, rapid technology outcomes

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

Boardroom Sponsored by Trend Micro

Trend Micro guides this engaging discussion.

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

Delivering Value at the Speed of Business

In an increasingly competitive landscape, new thinking, new technology and new ways of doing business are essential. But to fully embrace and leverage innovation, CIOs must be fully aligned to the strategy and execution of the organization. Take this opportunity to share your strategies for embedding innovation into the core of your business.

This conversation will focus on:

  • Evaluating emerging technologies and building the business case for their implementation
  • Defining new business opportunities through technology
  • Creating a comprehensive culture of innovation rooted in practical, measurable outcomes

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

Drive the Business Forward with Data at the Core

Today’s enterprise has access to endless amounts of data and CIOs and CISOs 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 MDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Leading Through Disruption

The timeline for adopting strategic technology and security trends rapidly increased in recent months, and now CIOs and CISOs are on the forefront of leading innovative business opportunities. Join a C-level executive from our community as they share how their organization pivoted through the disruptions of 2020 to drive business strategy and engagement.

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

IT Strategy Shift - Pivoting with the Digital Customer

The spring pandemic only accelerated the growing trend of building out engaging digital experiences that meet your customers where they live. In this boardroom discussion, CIOs and CISOs collaborate over new and innovative ways to connect digital-first consumers with the brands they follow.

In this virtual boardroom discussion, leaders will discuss:

  • Strategies to partner across the organization to drive digital offerings
  • How to identify and execute digital priorities
  • Best practices for implementing on an accelerated timeline

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

Transforming the Employee Experience

A sudden and unexpected pivot to a remote workforce was both a monumental challenge and a unique opportunity for improving the digital employee experience. With the right approach, CIOs and CISOs can leverage this year to re-envision business models, embrace new ways of empowering employees and optimize operations to fuel a competitive advantage.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Cultivating a secure, modern digital employee experience
  • Advancing agile methods across the enterprise to capture opportunity quickly, and deliver what the business needs…not necessarily what they initially ask for
  • Leveraging a combination of low-code and high-control applications to improve development velocity and increase the velocity of app delivery

12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT Networking

Community Discussion

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


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Calgary CISO Program Manager

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

Laura Halley