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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 10, 2020 - CIO Calgary and Vancouver Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:10 am

Keynote Panel

COVID 19 Lessons Being Learned

For years experts predicted a flu-related pandemic that would surpass the influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed more people than the Great War (WW1). We are all experiencing a pandemic crisis this year. We have needed to fast tract tele medicine projects and are witnessing an increase in malware campaigns directed at healthcare sites, including the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which suffered an attack on its computer system. We are the lessons being learned and need processes in place to improve stakeholder satisfaction. 

Takeaways: 

  • Calculating ROI on Technology
  • Rapid deployment 
  • Cybersecurity challenges

Panelists:

Vasavi Gottu, Managing Director - Innovation & Digital Transformation, Canadian Pacific Railway

 

Sabina Posadziejewski, CIO, Government of Alberta

 

Susan Wilson-Ferguson, Executive Director for Client Service Management, Government of Alberta

 
 

10:10 am - 10:40 am

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Keynote Presentation

The "new" four letter word: ESRM

Enterprise Security Risk Management "ESRM for short" is changing the way security professionals manage their programs. While the principles appear simple, the culture change and path to risk isn't. For so many years, security team members in organizations focused on no or relied on enforcement instead of collaboration. ESRM is a paradigm shift toward a risk based, business focused approach that creates a trusted advisor relationship between a CISO and their executives. The benefits for any CISO (or CSO) are significant, including the opportunity to have meaningful conversations about the risks facing their organizations' IT assets.

Takeaways:

  • Learn about the basic principles of ESRM
  • Understand how using a risk based, business focused approach can benefit your security program
  • Appreciate how our presenter learned from his mistakes to implement ESRM based programs throughout his career

Presented by:

Tim McCreight, Chief Security Officer, City of Calgary

 
 

10:40 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Transparency, The Value of Intelligence Sharing

Bring Your Own . . . Enhancement

Collaboration is key to securing private and public organization. Threats are progressing at such a fast pace, that our ability to reduce risk, is greatly impacted by our ability to share and analyze threat information and exchanging best practices, techniques and unique insights.

Takeaways:

  • History has shown silos of threat information carry massive risk and impacts
  • Canadian approaches to private-public threat sharing (CCTX, CSTAC, Banking sector)
  • Outcomes of threat sharing: closure of axis routes into networks within Canada 

Presented by:

James Armstrong, VP and Chief Security Officer, Shaw Communications

 
 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

You Need to Know Who Is Accessing Your Data, But Do You Really?
Knowing who is accessing what data is at the heart of security. Today, users and attackers get to your data through a mesh of web applications, APIs, and microservices. Unfortunately, your database logs only report the querying source as an authorized intermediary application without the originating requestor's information. This blind spot causes glaring gaps during audits, slows incident response, and impede breach detection.
   
Learn how to apply new ways of continuously linking originating users' information to every database access with cohesive interworking between edge WAF, server RASP, and Data Activity Monitoring tools.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 

Presented by:

Tim Chang, VP WW Sales Engineering, Imperva View details

 
 
 

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

The Elephant in the Room, Data Breaches

In 2019, data breaches endured yet again as the largest security threat noted by organizations and IT security professionals alike. If data remains as a high valued commodity, ensuring data privacy and securing personal data will continue to be at the top of the list of an organization's concerns. The increases in privacy legislation, such as GDPR and CCPA, and the understanding of the ramifications stemming from a breach have allowed these concerns to remain heavily in the spotlight. Web application flaws have been identified as the top cause of data breaches. As such, establishing and maintaining web application security has developed into a high priority for all organizations. 

Takeaways: 

  • Data breaches are the biggest security concern 
  • Data continues to be a high value asset but the need to protect it is even higher
  • New laws like GDPR and CCPA enforce consequences for failing to secure data

Presented by:

Dennis Tracz, Senior Director, Cybersecurity & Fraud, Air Canada

 
 

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

The IoT storm ... Will we survive the coming deluge?

IoT devices permeate the most intimate aspects of our everyday lives. Now more than ever we must address the risks associated with these always on, always connected devices!

Sponsored by:

Check Point

 
 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

The Future of Work forced by a pandemic: How to Stay Connected
The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to accelerate their work from home infrastructure and policies. With easing of restrictions, some companies are adopting work from home permanently while others are pushing for a full return to the workplace. The companies that are capable of transitioning from a quantitative ?seeing is believing? approach to a results and service based approach will be best suited to take advantage of the changing workplace dynamics. Join the discussion to share the pros and cons of remote work, how to take advantage of the opportunities it provides and the challenges of managing productivity and collaboration remotely. 

Takeaways: 
  • Tactics to stay connected to your team and improve collaboration 
  • How to shift the measurement of productivity from quantitative (hours) to qualitative (results)  
  • Creating the environment for creative collisions (i.e. watercooler chats) 
  • What opportunities should we be considering for our teams and company

Presented by:

Matt Gramblicka, Vice President, IT & Enterprise Applications, Graham

 
 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Designing the Digital Workplace

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations.  

Takeaways:

  • Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace
  • Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation
 

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Security in the Crosshairs - The Future Comes into Focus
All organizations, regardless of size, are continuously evolving through modern technologies. Having an incident response plan and an effective cybersecurity strategy is not a luxury, but rather a requirement. Finally, security training for employees to improve their awareness is becoming the rule instead of the exception. Security is now establishing a permanent footprint within the software development lifecycle, with SecDevOps/DevSecOps processes to incorporate security at all layers of development. 

Takeaways: 
  • Any organization can fall victim to a data breach  
  • Having a plan of action is essential to business survival  
  • Security has become a part of the conversation at nearly every level of an organization

Presented by:

Manuel Fernandez, Information Security and Privacy - Lead for Global Services, Nokia

 
 

1:10 pm - 1:20 pm

Closing Remarks