Calgary CISO Executive Summit

June 22, 2022 | BMO Centre at Calgary Stampede

June 22, 2022
BMO Centre at Calgary Stampede

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Calgary's top CISOs 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 CISOs today:

Developing a High-Level Plan for Securing Business Assets

Managing and Analyzing Data to Improve Business Decisions

Managing Stress and Mental Health With a Hybrid Workforce

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

Ross Ballendine

Calfrac Well Services
Director, Information Technology

Steve Biswanger

ATCO
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Jan Bradley

City of Calgary
Chief Information Technology Officer

Shaun Guthrie

Peavey Industries
Senior Vice President Information Technology

Kelly Hill

Keyera Corp.
Vice President, Information Technology

Jason Hinchliff

Cenovus Energy Inc.
Chief Information Officer & VP IT

Catherine Mendonsa

Finning
CISO, Director Information Systems Security & Enterprise Architecture

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO 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 Calgary CISO 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


June 21, 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.

June 22, 2022 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Coaching Resilient Leaders Through Challenges and Change

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Dr. Kiki Ramsey

CEO, The Positive Psychology Coaching and Diversity Institute

Guest Speaker

Challenges arise every day in the workplace whether it’s dealing with disgruntled staff, diversity, budget cuts, changes in management, shortage of good staff, or even managing personal issues. With all these challenges arising there is a need for leaders to understand and employ resilience. In this highly engaging keynote, Dr. Kiki, Executive Coach, and Positive Psychologist will teach leaders how to use coaching as an effective tool to resolve conflict and challenging issues and employ resilience, all while still setting and meeting meaningful company goals and remaining competent leaders.

Dr. Kiki Shares:

  • The Research On What Makes Resilient Leaders
  • How To Overcome The Tough Issues and Remain Relevant
  • How To Use Coaching As A Tool To Resolve Conflict and Develop Resilience

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Powering Employee Experience for Better Business Outcomes

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Dave Byerly

VP & Country Manager, Canada

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Work today is different. It happens in different locations, different situations, and at different times. The new era of digitalization calls for a new workplace strategy – one where form follows function and productivity, engagement and efficiency are woven into every design decision.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Designing flexible workplaces to increase innovation, engagement and reduce costs
  • Investing in technology to create sustainable, adaptable employee experiences
  • Mapping a successful workplace redesign from physical space planning to change management

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Weaving a Global Data Fabric to Advance AI

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Rick Begg

Chief Information Officer

Bird Construction

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Vince Pasquantonio

Executive Director of Development for IBM Cloud Pak for Data

IBM

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Adrian Bryksa

Director IT

Whitecap Resources Inc.

Smart organizations are fueling their operations with the power of data and AI. Through integrated technologies, a data fabric architecture enables dynamic and intelligent data flows and orchestration across any enterprise to create a network of instantly available information, empower people to do higher-value work, and hyper-personalized digital experiences. However, only 2 of 10 firms have scaled their transformation and technology solutions.

Join this interactive roundtable to discuss:

  • Preparing your workforce for a data-first world
  • Improving business outcomes through data-driven decisions and innovation
  • How data and AI can deliver benefits to your organization today

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

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Third-Party Cyber Risk — Zero-Day Findings and Mitigation

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Tolu Oni

Director, Cybersecurity & IT Compliance

United Farmers of Alberta Co-Operative Limited

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Neil Bradbury

Head of Technology, Information Services

Bantrel Co.

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Mark Risoldi

VP Strategic Development

BlueVoyant

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 aislin.courtis@evanta.com

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  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.

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Security is a Team Sport

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Damian Chung

Business Information Security Officer

Netskope

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Mike Melo

VP Technology Shared Services & CISO

LifeLabs

Building trust and resilience across infrastructure and security teams is key to defending the enterprise. As companies execute zero trust strategies, the partnership between CIOs, CISOs, and their teams is more important than ever.

Join this session to learn about:

  • The critical components of a modern zero trust strategy
  • Proven practices for infrastructure and security collaboration
  • Improving internal stakeholder relationships to make the right investments and fuel business outcomes

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Aligning the Business When Stakes are High

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Penny Rae

CIO

Alberta Health Services

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Joy Fu

Executive Director, Clinical Operations Informatics Office

Alberta Health Services

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Peter Collins

Director, Information Technology

MEG Energy Corp.

There is much at stake when dealing with people’s lives. When it comes to business and technology alignment in a healthcare setting, it’s important to understand how to bring a diverse range of stakeholders together. Partnering with the business on this journey will help facilitate correct decision-making and inspire future buy-in across the organization.  

Join this session to discuss:

  • Actionable insights to empower teams and foster ownership across the organization
  • How to build relationships with stakeholders directly impacted by the change
  • The importance of governance when making decisions to maintain broad buy-in

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Communicating Risk to the Business

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Troy Davidson

Director Cybersecurity Strategy, Governance and Advisory

Enbridge

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Marty Robinson

CIO

City of Medicine Hat

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Ryan Taylor

Group Product Manager

ReliaQuest

To quantify how they are reducing risk for the business and where to strategically invest, security leaders need effective, actionable metrics. These measures are essential to communicating effectively with the Board and other executive stakeholders.

Join this roundtable discussion to gain insight into how your peers are:

  • Making informed investment decisions
  • Communicating risk to the business at large
  • Using data to tell a story to non-technical audiences

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 and CISOs).

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

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

June 22, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

#EpicFail – A Ransomware Choose Your Own Adventure

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Todd Hendrickson

CISO

Bird Construction

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose your own adventure.

In this interactive keynote attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify threat responses
  • Respond to choices and forces out of their control
  • Discuss pitfalls and best practices

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Case Study: Improving Organizational Data and Analytics Maturity

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Steve Reece

Director - Information Technology & Information Services

Vermilion Energy, Inc.

Data is everywhere but how mature is your organization in leveraging it? Organizations (and industries) often have very different levels of maturity with respect to leveraging data and analytics in support of meeting strategic business goals. It's important to learn about different organizations journeys towards improving its data and analytics maturity.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • How to enable staff to have the right tools and knowledge to leverage information
  • Strategies to move forward and overcome challenges on the data and analytics journey
  • Key learnings regarding efficient data use to improve business outcomes

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Navigating A People-Centric Approach to Security

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Mike Melo

VP Technology Shared Services & CISO

LifeLabs

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Dennis Dayman

Resident CISO

Proofpoint

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John Schutte

Director, Information Technology

Calgary Catholic School Division

With remote work, organizations around the world are at a greater risk of cyber threats than ever before, and cybercriminals are taking advantage of the situation. In this session, you will examine the biggest challenges security leaders face, and why a people-centric approach to security is everyone’s biggest opportunity to better protect their organization.

In this session, you will explore:

  • How remote work and the move to the cloud has changed the nature of threats to data
  • The ways in which organizations are building controls to better understand and protect their employees
  • The impact of changing behaviors, employee culture and workplace environment on people risk

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

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Digital Business – Growing Demand, Endless Opportunity

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Greg Widmeyer

CIO

DIALOG Design

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Bhavnesh Jaraim

Chief Information Officer & Vice President, Technology

Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust

Whether “business as usual” is a place we return to – or a constant moving target – we are all living in a digital world and there’s no going back. As the pace accelerates, opportunity is rich, and the organization’s future rides on how CIO business leaders exploit an expanding array of digital tools. Join this peer-led conversation on seizing digital momentum to work in new ways and reach savvy consumers on new platforms.

Among the key talking points:

  • Transforming your workforce to think, operate and deliver as a digital-first enterprise
  • Optimizing digital capabilities and digital channels to create business-wide value
  • Strategizing to expand digital business and maturity for long-term success

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

June 22, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  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.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Let's Brainstorm! Solving the Talent Gap

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Gordie Mah

Chief Information Security Officer

University Of Alberta

Navigating the talent pool in a post-pandemic work environment has CIOs & CISOs seeking out solutions to engage their teams and build up new talent. With employee expectations at an all-time high, CIOs & CISOs are finding that now is the time to get creative.

Join this interactive session to debate and collaborate about team building scenarios including:

  • Creative ways to attract talent and generate opportunities
  • Exploring ways to mentor and grow potential – diversifying skill sets
  • Keeping the right people – thinking beyond just retention

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Cutting Through the Noise — Building a World-Class Security Program

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Graham Lange

Director of Cybersecurity

Ovintiv

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Catherine Mendonsa

CISO, Director Information Systems Security & Enterprise Architecture

Finning

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Simon Raby

Regional Director, Western Canada

Cisco Systems Canada Co.

Cybersecurity and technology leaders are being constantly challenged to up-level their own technology and strategies to keep the business safe and stay within budget. Time and resource restrictions may find these leaders asking what to prioritize, how much time and energy can be spent on this project and where to start. But what actually works in cybersecurity?

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Where to go to answer these questions
  • How your teams can be better prepared for whatever is next on the threat horizon
  • Strategies on how to build resilient cybersecurity programs

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

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Taking the Next Steps in the Cloud Infrastructure Journey

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Luke Sagoo

Director, Digital Risk & Cybersecurity

AltaGas Ltd

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Troy Davidson

Director Cybersecurity Strategy, Governance and Advisory

Enbridge

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Andrew Masterson

CIO & Manager, IT

NuVista Energy

Adoption of cloud infrastructures accelerated during the pandemic. Now as the journey to digital progresses to the next stages, a strategic game plan is more important than ever. CIOs must lead the charge to buy smartly, mitigate risk and secure talent that can support a scalable ecosystem.

Join your peers to discuss:       

  • Measuring success so far in the cloud journey and how to recalibrate when necessary for scale and price
  • Navigating the risks of cloud migration
  • Developing and acquire the necessary talent with the skills to support the infrastructure

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

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

Enhancing the Next Generation of Leadership

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Kelly Hill

Vice President, Information Technology

Keyera Corp.

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Catherine Mendonsa

CISO, Director Information Systems Security & Enterprise Architecture

Finning

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Sarah Shortreed

EVP, CTO

ATCO

No matter their geographical location or industry, leaders face common obstacles: Recruiting and retaining the strongest performers, while building a workforce that pushes their organization’s initiatives forward. Leadership must take a thoughtful approach to facilitating structures to help diverse applicants claim their seat at the table.

Join this session to learn:

  • Strategies to address remote culture breakdowns and improve employee performance 
  • Transferable skills and non-traditional career pathing to discover talent 
  • Creative ways to draw in diverse applicants to careers in tech

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.

As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to confirm adherence to our program participation requirements prior to arrival. Additional information and FAQs can be found here: Health and Safety Policy.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

BMO Centre at Calgary Stampede

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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