CIO Calgary Summit | September 26, 2019 | Calgary, AB, Canada

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - CIO Calgary Summit

7:45 am - 8:45 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

Data Security in a Changing World

We live in the era of digital disruption, when always-on connectivity, a mobile workforce and globalization leave us more vulnerable than ever to cybersecurity assaults. In this brave new world, keeping customer and company data safe is a seemingly insurmountable challenge. In an age of digital evolution, new security strategies are needed to address internet-connected endpoint devices. 

IT is often called upon to put out fires, and while priorities are focused elsewhere, data is at risk. What you do not see, can and will hurt you and traditional security solutions alone aren't enough to deflect continually transforming threats. 

Join Bob Venegas, Product Manager for HP's PC Security and Privacy Global Business Unit, for a discussion about what can happen without an ecosystem that spans PCs, printers, servers and solutions. This talk will review incidents such as last year's NotPetya ransomware attack, that caused Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company, a monumental effort equivalent to installing an entire new infrastructure from the ground up, and Sony's hack by ?Guardians of Peace? that resulted in a leak of confidential data including personal information, copies of then-unreleased films, and other critical information, before employing malware to erase Sony's computer infrastructure. Bob will share insights to address the security challenges of today's CISOs.

 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

IT Performance Reporting for CIOs

Measuring financial, operational, staffing, risk, project, and satisfaction performance is integral to the success of a CIO.  This presentation will review Alberta Health Services' IT (+2,000 staff and $0.5B of annual spend) performance reporting and will review sample visualizations and lessons learned related to creating a team, ingesting data from 90+ systems, and creating 50 performance dashboards within a year. 

Takeaway:

  1. IT performance reporting increases accountability, trust and transparency.

 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

A Journey to Digital Transformation: The People Side of Accelerated Innovation

Competing in the new digital economy requires unprecedented speed and agility and one of the primary barriers to accelerating innovation is people. Culture, talent acquisition, and organizational structure congruent with supporting processes and architectures are required to create high performance teams. Join Fabrizio Fiori as he presents the basis of defining the attributes of high performance teams and strategies for transforming organizational capability through talent acquisition and skills enhancements.

 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Big Data, Little Data. Secure Data, Lost Data.

If digital transformation is a journey, then data is the fuel that will transport your company from here to there. What data do you have access to? How can you make sense out of the data and thus make decisions from it? How does a company use data to be a disruptor and not a victim? And how do you secure that data to ensure that the digital transformation journey does not end prematurely?

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation without constant access to usable and reliable data will be a slow and arduous journey.
  2. Digital transformation exposes increasing amounts of data potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks and must be addressed.

 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Moving Beyond the Hype: Separating AI Fact from Fiction

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving unlimited possibilities for companies looking to modernize their business. With digital transformation high on everyone's priority list, AI needs to be an integral part of that strategy and developed in a trusted fashion. In this panel, AI thought leaders will help you to separate the hype from reality and offer suggestions on where you might begin your AI journey.

 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Complex Networks Require Smart Tools for the Physical Layer

Your Physical Layer infrastructure is the Backbone for your network, supporting production applications, storage solutions and e-commerce. What if something happens to this vital component of your network? What is the cost to identify and resolve these problems? There are solutions... 

What if your physical Infrastructure could? 

  • Alert you to Unauthorized Network changes 
  • Security Issues 
  • Assist with Network Planning and Capacity 
  • Accelerate Network Element deployment in your Data Center  
  • It could improve your Port Assignment Record Keeping. 

These are just a few of the features that Intelligent Infrastructure systems provide Data Center, Building and Network Operators. 

CommScope can help you discover how an Intelligent Infrastructure can lower your on-going Operational Expenses and help secure your network.

 

12:15 pm - 1:25 pm

Networking Luncheon & Keynote Presentation

AI2 Artificial Intelligence x Alternative Intelligence Evolving the Future of Cyber Security

Security teams are struggling to gain ground in this never-ending race against malicious actors, further exasperated by the cyber skills shortage being at an all time high. Is the answer 'A2: Artificial Intelligence x Alternative Intelligence' to combat these escalating challenges?

David will share his personal experiences working with "Alternative" types of intelligent people in security organizations as well as the findings from the recently published study by the Ponemon Institute, 'The Value of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity' sponsored by IBM Security. Ponemon Institute surveyed 603 IT and IT security practitioners in organizations that have either deployed or plan to deploy AI as part of their cybersecurity program or infrastructure. According to the findings, these participants strongly believe in the importance and value of AI but admit that being able to get the maximum value from technologies is a challenge.

 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions.
  2. The most successful CIOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices.
 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Machines Are Friends Not Foes: Cognitive Computing Accelerates the Journey

Popular movies, books and television shows typically position advanced technology as a threat to humanity and all we hold dear. Yet cognitive computing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing and Augmented Reality (AR) are helping CIOs and CISOs make better decisions faster. We will discuss how cognitive computing can help us navigate the acceleration of activity and decisions that we are experiencing on our digital transformation journeys. 

Takeaways: 

  1. New cognitive computing technologies can be unnerving and difficult to trust. 
  2. Used properly, cognitive computing technologies such as AI, ML and AR can provide data to humans in such a way to enable us to better prioritize the decisions we must make and make those decisions more effectively.

 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Which "Friends" Do I Trust? Realities of 3rd Party Risk

It is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. Organizations, more and more, and are outsourcing business activities to 3rd-parties because of cost-savings, revenue opportunities, expertise, etc. Thus collaborating with our business partners early to select the right 3rd-party vendor(s) with the appropriate security posture is essential, especially for vendors hosting, processing and/or transmitting sensitive/regulatory information, or having access to our IT assets. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Regardless of the reasons, outsourcing some business functions to a 3rd party seems inevitable in today's world 
  2. It is critical to have a proper vetting procedure of 3rd parties before engaging them as business partners who have access to company systems and data

 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

CIO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CIOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after thought.  

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees want an environment where they can grow their skills and feel appropriately challenged.
  2. Finding the best people, inside and outside of your company, and then providing a path to individual excellence is a key responsibility of CIOs.

 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots

The seemingly ever expanding cadre of technological tools available to incumbent industry leaders are also available to myriad start-ups. Start-ups are using these new technologies to disrupt industries of all types, changing how customers think about tried and true industries. Disruption is found on every corner and it is critical for CIOs to lead their organizations in a way that make them as nimble as their competitors.

Takeaways:

  1. Technology enables companies, especially start-ups with no legacy infrastructure, to disrupt industries overnight.
  2. CIOs need to lead their companies in ways that disrupt before they are disrupted by others.

 

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm

Executive Visions Panel

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator

Digital transformation is changing how you equip your employees and how your company interacts with customers. It is also changing the role of the CIO and CISO to be a business leader and internal sales leader for transformation. CIOs are now responsible for communicating strategies and recommendations to CxOs, boards and key stakeholders within a company. Join us for a passionate panel discussion with your peers as they share how they are successfully communicating internally to accomplish the company's goals. 

Takeaways: 

  1. CIOs must be great communicators, not only with their teams, but the rest of the organization. 
  2. CIOs must learn the best ways to communicate clarity and urgency with boards and CXOs.

 

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you.
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CIO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers.

 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour