Vancouver, BC CISO Executive Summit

May 22, 2019 | Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

May 22, 2019
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Collaborate with your peers

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

Vancouver, BC CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Jessie Adcock

City of Vancouver
Chief Technology Officer

Dave Cummings

Finning International
EVP & CIO

Rob Labbé

Teck Resources Limited
Director, Information Security

Kalev Ruberg

Teck Resources Limited
CIO

Greg Sieg

Ledcor Group of Companies
SVP & CIO

Suzie Smibert

Finning International
Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO

Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy Inc.
Director, Information & Infrastructure Security & CSO

David Trent

Canfor
VP, Technology & Digital

Agenda


May 21, 2019

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

Diversity in Technology

Cybele Negris headshot

Cybele Negris

CEO & Co-Founder

Webnames.ca

There are very few female founders and CEOs in the technology industry. Cybele Negris will unpack why — and what can do about it — as she shares her personal journey as a serial entrepreneur in a male dominated industry as founder and CEO of Canada’s original .CA domain registry.

In this keynote, you’ll discover:

  • Negris’ struggle with imposter syndrome, and how overcoming fear and adversity can help your career whether you’re male or female
  • How to transition your skills in IT into a robust career as a director at corporate boards either during or after your day job
  • Strategies and initiatives that will get more women into technology, and how this diversity can benefit a company’s bottom line

7:15pm - 7:35pm  Interactive Session

Creating a Culture of Celebration

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

We win more often than we realize. Drawn from his book, “Improv Leadership – A Comedians Guide to Effective Leadership in an Unscripted workplace,” Andrew Bright will reveal power of simple celebration and how it can motivate your team to push harder and accomplish more. Discover the role of celebration in Improv Comedy. Then learn how to use celebration in your workplace to develop team members who consistently take ownership, push past their comfort zones and strive for excellence.

May 22, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Basement Startup to Global Enterprise Company

Craig Adam headshot

Craig Adam

Director of Technology

Skip the Dishes

Session details coming soon. 

7:50am - 8:00am  Interactive Session

Laugh and Learn

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Elijah Tadema headshot

Elijah Tadema

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Andrew Bright and Elijah Tadema of The Panic Squad Improv Comedy blend performance and teaching to deliver humorous takes on teamwork and leadership.

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  CISO Featured Session

Cyber Security through Collaboration

Michele Mullen headshot

Michele Mullen

Director General of Partnerships and Risk Mitigation

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

The newly created Canadian Centre for Cyber Security works to align and collaborate with Canadian businesses. Michèle Mullen shares the nature of cyber threats, including metrics pertaining to the cyber ecosystem. She outlines the key functions, products and services that benefit Canadian businesses, both now and in the future.

In this session Mullen shares how:

  • The cyber threat environment is constantly and rapidly changing, and all organizations need to keep pace
  • The Cyber Centre is a key piece of the government’s response to that changing environment
  • Collaboration is key to addressing Canadian cyber security concerns

9:00am - 9:50am  CISO Featured Session

Artificial Intelligence vs. Malware

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Douglas Santos

Cybersecurity Strategist

Fortinet, Inc.

Due to the wide range of readily available resources for creating malicious payloads, such as coders for hire and SaaS, malware is an exponentially growing issue. Douglas Santos will dive into the functioning and operational game changers of both AI and malware.

Join this session to uncover:

  • The history and workings of AI
  • Deep machine learning neural networks
  • The future of these systems in fighting cybercrime

9:00am - 9:50am  CISO Executive Boardroom

Cloud Security is a Shared Responsibility

Rob Davidson headshot

Rob Davidson

Director, Innovation, Architecture & Security Services, CISO

Pacific Blue Cross

Lloyd Jura headshot

Lloyd Jura

Manager, Information Risk Management

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

Christopher Sicard headshot

Christopher Sicard

Consulting & Systems Integration Leader - Canada

IBM

Most cloud providers offer enterprise-class security, but that doesn’t absolve customers from responsibility for protecting data, enforcing access controls and educating users. Cloud security is complicated by being hosted entirely on-site, entirely in the public cloud or some combination. Each environment has different security demands.

In this interactive discussion, explore with fellow CISOs:

  • What is causing most cloud security failures
  • The complexity of visibility and control
  • Why no single cloud security mechanism can do the entire job

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 Shaman Anderson at 971-717-6664 or shaman.anderson@evanta.com. 

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

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

Analytic Insights + Augmented Intellect = Actual Innovation

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Peter Coffee

VP, Strategic Research

Salesforce.com

Global connection is elevating customers' expectations of a superior experience. Powerful algorithms can refine floods of data into valuable insights, but these can only complement—not supersede—the relationships that customers crave. The next wave of innovation will be ridden by those who master these trends of a "future" that's now.

Join Peter Coffee to share global perspectives on:

  • Updating things we used to "know" about customer behavior (that are no longer timeless truths)
  • Anticipating issues of culture and practice as AI migrates from lab demonstrations into real-world operations
  • Addressing emerging concerns about security, privacy, and governance

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

May 22, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

The Next Chapter in Your Digital Journey

Charlotte Wang headshot

Charlotte Wang

CTO

IBM Global Technology Services

Forward-thinking businesses are moving away from AI experimentation and simple workload cloud migration into chapter two of their digital journey — true transformation at scale. In this keynote, IBM CTO Charlotte Wang will talk about scaling your business platform to connect digital and AI, move mission-critical apps securely to hybrid cloud, and ensure the responsible stewardship of your data.

Join IBM CTO Charlotte Wang as she explores three digital transformation case studies:

  • An insurer streamlining the process of first time home ownership
  • A large airline offering customers mobile dynamic rebooking
  • A reuse company using a revolutionary app to turn ocean plastic into currency

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CISO Featured Session

The Artificial Reality of Cyber Defense

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Ron Winward

Security Evangelist

Radware

Security threats are growing faster than security teams and budgets cannot keep up. Hackers are leveraging automation in their attacks, increasing the number of targets and the probability of victimizing organizations even in the smallest of windows of opportunity. As a defender, you get a handful of opportunities to detect and block breaches – and finding the proverbial needle in the haystack has become nearly impossible without automation.

This session explores:

  • How to best leverage automation in detection and mitigation
  • Where automation fits into a modern security strategy
  • How to come out on top in the war against cyberthreats

May 22, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Improv Leadership – Effective Leadership in the Unscripted Workplace

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Elijah Tadema headshot

Elijah Tadema

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Laugh and learn as you receive a backstage pass to how you can apply the best improv practices to your own organization. Andrew Bright and Elijah Tadema of The Panic Squad Improv Comedy will blend performance and teaching to deliver practical tools that will show you how to care for your team, lead them well, and accomplish great work together.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CISO Executive Boardroom

Eliminate Vulnerability Overload with Predictive Prioritization

Omid Hamed headshot

Omid Hamed

Sr. Manager, Cybersecurity and IT Investment Planning

BC Hydro

Angela Swyers headshot

Angela Swyers

Manager, Major Projects & Risk

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

Conrad Smith headshot

Conrad Smith

CISO

Tenable

When it comes to reducing cyber risk, overcoming vulnerability overload is critical. Find out how predictive prioritization will improve your vulnerability management efforts so you can focus on what matters most to your business. During this peer-discussion you will explore:

  • How to use threat intelligence to move the most dangerous vulnerabilities up your priority list
  • The resources required to effectively assess your environment and prioritize your efforts in a predictive manner
  • Practices that will help you take appropriate actions to make your organization more secure
  • How to make your staff more efficient by drastically reducing the number of high priority vulnerabilities they need to remediate 

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 Shaman Anderson at 971-717-6664 or shaman.anderson@evanta.com. 

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:50pm - 4:10pm  Interactive Session

Laugh and Learn

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Elijah Tadema headshot

Elijah Tadema

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Andrew Bright and Elijah Tadema of The Panic Squad Improv Comedy blend performance and teaching to deliver humorous takes on teamwork and leadership.

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Smarter Together

Jessie Adcock headshot

Jessie Adcock

Chief Technology Officer

City of Vancouver

The goal of a smart city is to have safer, healthier and more connected communities. Five years ago, Jessie Adcock embarked on an initiative to lead the City of Vancouver’s digital transformation to prepare it for an era of constantly evolving technologies. This year, The Cities of Vancouver and Surrey collaborated to develop a joint bid for the federal Smart Cities Challenge and were selected as one of five finalists for the $50M prize category.

In this keynote, Adcock shares the details of their Smart Cities Challenge proposal outlining:

  • The role of the City’s digital transformation journey in positioning the team for success
  • How community engagement was reinvented to co-develop the proposal with the community
  • The evolving role of the City within the Smart City ecosystem

4:40pm - 5:30pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

May 21, 2019

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

Diversity in Technology

Cybele Negris headshot

Cybele Negris

CEO & Co-Founder

Webnames.ca

There are very few female founders and CEOs in the technology industry. Cybele Negris will unpack why — and what can do about it — as she shares her personal journey as a serial entrepreneur in a male dominated industry as founder and CEO of Canada’s original .CA domain registry.

In this keynote, you’ll discover:

  • Negris’ struggle with imposter syndrome, and how overcoming fear and adversity can help your career whether you’re male or female
  • How to transition your skills in IT into a robust career as a director at corporate boards either during or after your day job
  • Strategies and initiatives that will get more women into technology, and how this diversity can benefit a company’s bottom line

7:15pm - 7:35pm  Interactive Session

Creating a Culture of Celebration

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

We win more often than we realize. Drawn from his book, “Improv Leadership – A Comedians Guide to Effective Leadership in an Unscripted workplace,” Andrew Bright will reveal power of simple celebration and how it can motivate your team to push harder and accomplish more. Discover the role of celebration in Improv Comedy. Then learn how to use celebration in your workplace to develop team members who consistently take ownership, push past their comfort zones and strive for excellence.

May 22, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Basement Startup to Global Enterprise Company

Craig Adam headshot

Craig Adam

Director of Technology

Skip the Dishes

Session details coming soon. 

7:50am - 8:00am  Interactive Session

Laugh and Learn

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Elijah Tadema headshot

Elijah Tadema

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Andrew Bright and Elijah Tadema of The Panic Squad Improv Comedy blend performance and teaching to deliver humorous takes on teamwork and leadership.

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  CIO Executive Boardroom

Transforming the IT Value Chain

Stuart Bourhill headshot

Stuart Bourhill

Vice President IMIT & Chief Information Officer

First Nations Health Authority

Alex Buhler headshot

Alex Buhler

Chief Technology Officer

INDOCHINO Apparel Inc.

Dale James headshot

Dale James

Senior Executive Architect - Inspire

ServiceNow

As technology continues to be the primary driver of business capability, CIOs have stopped being looked to as simply providers of internal technical support. IT executives must modernize the enterprise to move to value-based, iterative approaches to technology implementation and utilization while also driving cultural change. This session explores:

  • Enterprise platform strategy vs. siloed, single-purpose technology stack
  • How do CIOs align IT investments to business top priorities?
  • How does IT make smarter decisions with real-time analytics across the entire IT value chain?

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 Shaman Anderson at 971-717-6664 or shaman.anderson@evanta.com. 

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

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

Changing the Course of Business

Suzie Smibert headshot

Suzie Smibert

Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO

Finning International

Jim Attridge headshot

Jim Attridge

Senior Manager, Cybersecurity

Canfor

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

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

Moving Toward Data-Centric Business Models

Marcela Hernandez headshot

Marcela Hernandez

Chief Data Officer

University of British Columbia

Dave Marecek headshot

Dave Marecek

VP, Transformation & Information Services

BC Pensions Corporation

Amitesh Kumar headshot

Amitesh Kumar

Global Head, Sales & Solutions - Analytics & Insights

Tata Consultancy Services

Data is the DNA that enables digital transformation and drives business priorities. Organizations that leverage data can generate new revenue opportunities, accelerate growth, and shape data sharing and usage policies.

This session will focus on:

  • How business models are becoming more data-centric
  • Where data can affect the success of a business
  • How executives can be business drivers

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 Shaman Anderson at 971-717-6664 or shaman.anderson@evanta.com. 

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

RPA and ROI – Automation’s Competitive Advantage

Cherian Palayoor headshot

Cherian Palayoor

CISO

Hootsuite

David Royer headshot

David Royer

Director, Enterprise Risk & Compliance

Best Buy Canada

Chet Chambers headshot

Chet Chambers

VP, Chief Evangelist, Americas

UiPath

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is here to stay – gaining a foothold and transforming business performance around the world. In this boardroom, UiPath steers a peer exchange of the POCs and pilots generating RPA results in various industries. You will discuss:

  • The power of RPA, analytics and AI to reduce cost while raising quality and efficiency
  • Concrete examples of how automation is being successfully deployed across the enterprise
  • Employee engagement and overcoming barriers to realize RPA’s true potential

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 Shaman Anderson at 971-717-6664 or shaman.anderson@evanta.com. 

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

May 22, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

The Next Chapter in Your Digital Journey

Charlotte Wang headshot

Charlotte Wang

CTO

IBM Global Technology Services

Forward-thinking businesses are moving away from AI experimentation and simple workload cloud migration into chapter two of their digital journey — true transformation at scale. In this keynote, IBM CTO Charlotte Wang will talk about scaling your business platform to connect digital and AI, move mission-critical apps securely to hybrid cloud, and ensure the responsible stewardship of your data.

Join IBM CTO Charlotte Wang as she explores three digital transformation case studies:

  • An insurer streamlining the process of first time home ownership
  • A large airline offering customers mobile dynamic rebooking
  • A reuse company using a revolutionary app to turn ocean plastic into currency

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO Featured Session

The Rise of the Customer-Centric Executive

Gary Eastwood headshot

Gary Eastwood

CIO

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

Brian Kuhn headshot

Brian Kuhn

Director of Technology & CIO

Vancouver School Board

Dianne Lapierre headshot

Dianne Lapierre

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Raymond James

Kurt Pregler headshot

Kurt Pregler

CIO

TransLink

At every level teams are working to best serve their customers. This panel of executives will share how they are adapting to customer demands in the digital era.

In this session, you’ll unpack how to:

  • Assess the differences between internal and external customers
  • Enable change with forward-looking, strategic teams
  • Build upon your existing technology platform and capitalize on data insights

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

Navigating Cloud Adoption

Mussawar Choudhry headshot

Mussawar Choudhry

Director, IT

Panago Pizza Inc.

Joe Wong headshot

Joe Wong

VP IT

Coast Capital Savings

Eric Gales headshot

Eric Gales

Country Manager

Amazon Web Services Canada

CIOs pursuing a viable cloud strategy must balance business, people, governance, platform, operations and security. What does it take to get into the cloud securely and efficiently, while enabling the business at the same time?
In this executive boardroom, you’ll discuss how to:

  • Manage the acceleration to the cloud
  • Effectively communicate with all areas of the business before, during and after the adoption process
  • Unblock innovation at the board level
  • Lower the total cost of ownership of your IT 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). To reserve your seat, please contact Shaman Anderson at 971-717-6664 or shaman.anderson@evanta.com. 

1:20pm - 2:10pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

Building API Strategy for the Smart Enterprise

Gerry Akkerman headshot

Gerry Akkerman

Director Business Technology Planning & Program Director, Digital Customer Experience

TransLink

Jim Attridge headshot

Jim Attridge

Senior Manager, Cybersecurity

Canfor

David Allen headshot

David Allen

Global Architect

Google Cloud

APIs and API management have become essential to how enterprises deliver applications in and across clouds. They help build and connect modern applications, increase execution times at scale to optimize costs and use analytics and machine learning to make smarter decisions.

This interactive session explores:

  • How to build transformation strategies across the business with APIs in mind
  • How to measure ROI on your API strategy, including tracking early wins and demonstrating value
  • How your API platform aids innovation and shortens your maturity curve for emerging technologies

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 Shaman Anderson at 971-717-6664 or shaman.anderson@evanta.com. 

May 22, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO Featured Session

The Strategy Behind the Business

Cavin Green headshot

Cavin Green

Vice President, Business Technology

Boston Pizza International

IT’s growing voice across the business is influencing revenue channels and organizational processes, restructuring organizations in the process. Cavin Green shares how he has aligned IT with business strategy while gaining stakeholder buy-in.

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Develop strategic guidance
  • Create a cultural IT shift
  • Wield influence inside and outside your department

2:30pm - 3:20pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

Improv Leadership – Effective Leadership in the Unscripted Workplace

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Elijah Tadema headshot

Elijah Tadema

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Laugh and learn as you receive a backstage pass to how you can apply the best improv practices to your own organization. Andrew Bright and Elijah Tadema of The Panic Squad Improv Comedy will blend performance and teaching to deliver practical tools that will show you how to care for your team, lead them well, and accomplish great work together.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:50pm - 4:10pm  Interactive Session

Laugh and Learn

Andrew Bright headshot

Andrew Bright

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Elijah Tadema headshot

Elijah Tadema

Comedian

Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Andrew Bright and Elijah Tadema of The Panic Squad Improv Comedy blend performance and teaching to deliver humorous takes on teamwork and leadership.

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Smarter Together

Jessie Adcock headshot

Jessie Adcock

Chief Technology Officer

City of Vancouver

The goal of a smart city is to have safer, healthier and more connected communities. Five years ago, Jessie Adcock embarked on an initiative to lead the City of Vancouver’s digital transformation to prepare it for an era of constantly evolving technologies. This year, The Cities of Vancouver and Surrey collaborated to develop a joint bid for the federal Smart Cities Challenge and were selected as one of five finalists for the $50M prize category.

In this keynote, Adcock shares the details of their Smart Cities Challenge proposal outlining:

  • The role of the City’s digital transformation journey in positioning the team for success
  • How community engagement was reinvented to co-develop the proposal with the community
  • The evolving role of the City within the Smart City ecosystem

4:40pm - 5:30pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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

Shaman Anderson

Program Manager

971-717-6664

shaman.anderson@evanta.com