CISO Digital Transformation Summit - Canada | April 22-24, 2018 | Fairmont Chateau Laurier - Ottawa, ON, 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.

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - CISO Digital Transformation Summit - Canada

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration and Greeting

 

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour & Networking Dinner

 

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Monday, April 23, 2018 - CISO Digital Transformation Summit - Canada

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:50 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Moderated by:

Rob Collins, Author, The Value Imperative View details

 
 
 

9:00 am - 9:40 am

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Keynote Presentation

Digital Transformation: A Journey Not a Destination

There are many forces that are driving companies to continue to transform how they do business. Technological advances such as IoT, AI, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality are creating demanding expectations from customers, employees and boards. Adding to the complexity of CIOs and CISOs is the increasing threats to the security of the data that is at the heart of digital transformation. This keynote presentation will focus on the realities that this transformation will never end and it is critical to implement both the mindset and processes to treat digital transformation as a journey...not a destination.

Takeaways: 

  1. It is critical to realize that digital transformation will never end, but will always be unfolding.
  2. CIOs and CISOs must implement processes to ensure that not only their departments are forward thinking, but that their entire company is aware of what new technologies can bring to bear for customers and employees.

Presented by:

Alex Benay, Group CIO, Government of Canada View details

 
 
 

9:45 am - 10:25 am

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Keynote Presentation

A Journey to Digital Transformation

There is more to embracing digital transformation than acquiring and embracing new technology platforms for artificial intelligence, cloud & automation, and secure mesh services. To gain efficiency, improve productivity, increase agility, and to move faster in a digital economy you need to also think about your organization's culture, how you attract and retain great people, and how you will modernize legacy applications and processes. 

In this session, Red Hat will share their vision on how organizations can build their journey and avoid common mistakes other organizations have made as they have transformed their organizations.

Presented by:

Paul Pinkney, Director - Solution Architecture, Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 

Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 
 

10:25 am - 10:35 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:40 am - 11:05 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Enabling Business Transformation Effectively Within The Public Service In Partnership With The Private Sector

Transformation and modernization initiatives across government have increased scrutiny on the ability to achieve outcomes reliant on effective IT delivery.
 
Iterative approaches to project management, policy and procurement strategy and transition to service are essential. The private sector offers a wealth of expertise key to government success, but the complexity of the federal landscape can be challenging for the private sector to comprehend thereby limiting their capacity to supply concepts of business value to public sector delivery leaders.
 
We will explore how the public and private sector can evolve their approach in order to have an effective and innovative partnership through an open discussion with regards to the opportunities and challenges of delivery in the federal environment.
 
Takeaways:
 
- How to have an effective public/private sector conversation
- Understanding the pitfalls of the private sector ?shiny concept/tool? presentation for government leaders  how the private sector can better propose value with their innate expertise 


Presented by:

Jennaeya McTavish, Chief Information Officer, Privy Council Office View details

 
 
 

11:10 am - 11:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

The Role of Machine Learning, AI & Deep Learning in Security

When it comes to security and protecting our business, security experts traditionally drown in a ?sea of data: vs profit from these ?data goldmines?! How can this data be turned into a valuable insight allowing one to predict future events and potentially help prescribe actionable objectives? Cognitive computing technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), natural language processing are able to process these vast datasets at an unprecedented pace allowing for CIO's and CISO's to interpret and protect against business against these threats. We will discuss how cognitive computing can help us navigate the acceleration of activity and decisions that we make in Cyber Security.


Takeaways:

  • How is the Cyber Security landscape changing?
  • New cognitive computing technologies for security operations.
  • Cognitive Security, how it helps your business.


Presented by:

Rob Ersoni, Vice President, Information Technology & Security, Excelitas View details

 
 
 

11:40 am - 12:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Say Goodbye to Vulnerability Backlogs: Using RASP to Reclaim Control and Reduce Risk

Knowing is half the battle when it comes to protecting applications and their sensitive data. 

Application security testing tools scan your code to reveal the long lists of known vulnerabilities, but not all are remediated before the next release-even with mature secure software development practices. Enterprises resort to using theoretical levels of criticality - not actual risks-to prioritize which accumulated vulnerabilities to fix and in what order. Many vulnerabilities often undergo an exception process and make it into protocol. 

A real-time, embedded solution like Prevoty's runtime application self-protection RASP changes the game completely. Prevoty places an automated security mechanism at the front of the line - directly in the application's operating environment - to immediately lower risk and act as a compensating control at runtime. 

As such, Prevoty-enabled enterprises see 98%+ of their known vulnerabilities mitigated instantly, reducing backlogs and expediting an otherwise cumbersome release process. Prevoty RASP detects live production attacks and generates real-time security event longs and reports. Security teams can then correlate pre-production vulnerability scan results with Prevoty's runtime attack logs to go back, remediate based on actual risk - not just hypothetical threats. The result? Improved forensics.

Sponsored by:

Prevoty, Inc. View details

 
 

Presented by:

Kunal Anand, CTO, Prevoty, Inc. View details

 
 
 

12:10 pm - 12:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

A Paradigm Shift

Let Leonovus show you how we uniquely, digitally shred your data into thousands of fragments so hackers get nothing. Whereas, with your blockchain hardened toolset from Leonovus, you are able to reconstitute the data,  with integrity 100% intact, when you want to use it.

What you will learn:

  1. The impact data integrity has on the enterprise brand.
  2. How data integrity provides you a stable platform from which to pivot from.
  3. The key components to ensuring data integrity across your organization.
  4. How Leonovus ensures data integrity while delivering security across a multi-cloud storage platform.

Sponsored by:

Leonovus View details

 
 

Presented by:

Peter Hundal, VP, Strategy and Solutions, Leonovus View details

 
 
 

12:40 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Visions Luncheon

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, during lunch, 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.

Moderated by:

Rob Collins, Author, The Value Imperative View details

 
 

Panelists:

Johanne Duhaime, VP, Information Technology & Telecommunications (CIO), Hydro-Québec View details

 
 

Tammy Labelle, CIO, Public Services and Procurement Canada

 

Alex Benay, Group CIO, Government of Canada View details

 
 

Jennaeya McTavish, Chief Information Officer, Privy Council Office View details

 
 

Jake Freivald, Vice President, Product Marketing, Information Builders View details

 
 

Sponsored by:

Information Builders View details

 
 
 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.

 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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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:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace.  
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation.
  3. Making and keeping the workforce engaged with security and aware of digital threats is a challenge we must meet.

Presented by:

Kush Sharma, Global Director Info Security and Compliance, Saputo Inc View details

 
 
 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Evolution/Cost Reduction Paradox

The shift from legacy data collection and storage models to cloud has resulted in new paradigms in data management. Add to this more sophisticated and motivated adversaries, along with innovation in the manner in which they attack, and it yields a perfect storm of a complex attack surface, combined with multi-phased and multi-vector attacks. Today's organizations are more outgunned than ever, and yet IT and security budgets are being reigned in, as cost reduction mandates continue to dominate the boardroom. 

Join Symantec's Ajay K. Sood for an interactive discussion on the Evolution/Cost Reduction paradox, and some practical strategies on navigating this environment.

Sponsored by:

Symantec View details

 
 

Presented by:

Ajay Sood, VP, Country Manager, Canada, Symantec View details

 
 
 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

There's an App for That. Unleashing The Possibilities of Mobile-Cloud World...Securely

There is an app for everything these days and a cloud service behind the scenes. From approving expenses in the grocery store line to looking up key customer information in the field, employees are more productive than ever in today's mobile-cloud world. Yet it also means there is data everywhere on devices, in transit and in the cloud. CISOs face the challenge of crafting a security strategy that protects this data no matter where the data is. This discussion will explore how organizations are using mobile-cloud apps throughout the business, risks created through mobile-cloud technologies and best practices for keeping related data secure.

Sponsored by:

MobileIron View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jeff Jones, VP Strategic Initiatives, MobileIron View details

 
 
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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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.

Presented by:

Jacques Mailloux, Executive Director - Innovation, Elections Canada View details

 
 
 

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm

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Keynote Presentation

The Printing Security Imperative


Presented by:

Dan DeSouza, National Sales Director, Print and Solutions, HP Inc. View details

 
 

HP Inc. View details

 
 

Sam Oziel, Sr. Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc. View details

 
 
 

5:25 pm - 6:15 pm

Summit Happy Hour


Sponsored by:

HP Inc. View details

 
 
 

6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Networking Dinner

 

7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - CISO Digital Transformation Summit - Canada

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

 

9:05 am - 9:45 am

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Keynote Presentation

Demystifying Mobile, Identity, and Access Management

The convergence of identity and access management (IAM) and unified endpoint management (UEM) has opened the flood gates. 

With single sign-on capabilities that increase ease of use, conditional access to protect corporate data, and delegation to LOB managers for permissions and approvals, you can enable app-cessibility on any device from anywhere. 

Less mundane tasks. Quicker onboarding for IT and security leaders. Join this engaging session and learn what else makes UEM & IAM better together.

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jonathan Dale, Director of Marketing - IBM MaaS360 with Watson, IBM View details

 
 
 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.

 

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Planning for a Multi-Cloud Future

The promise of the cloud is almost beyond compare; infinite computing resources, unmatched reliability and uptime, instantaneous service availability, simplistic self-service and provisioning, and the low-low prices of a buy by the drink model. These are the reasons behind the rush to the cloud that we are currently experiencing. However, the wholesale adoption does bring a downside as more and more capability is moved to the cloud, more and more cloud providers are utilized since, and for the most part, each provider offers only a limited suite of services. The multi-cloud environment that creates a new set of challenges that IT leaders need to overcome, notably resiliency, interoperability/integration, and security and compliance through careful planning and the lessons learned from building complex on premise distributed systems.

Takeaways:

  1. As enterprises move to the cloud, multi-cloud environments will increasingly become the norm, not the exception.
  2. Consistent planning and thoughtful architecture will be essential to efficient and effective cloud deployments.

Presented by:

Daniel Steeves, CIO, Ottawa Police

 
 

11:05 am - 12:00 pm

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Governing Board Executive Visions

CIO as Driver of Digital Disruption

Digital transformation is causing digital disruption. Companies are faced with new competitors using new technologies to change how industries work. The CIO is in the best position to understand the limitations of legacy systems and processes and the opportunities that come with new technologies and capabilities. We will discuss in this panel the best practices for CIOs to be the drivers of digital disruption for their company.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs are in the best position to know how new technologies and thought processes can help their company be digital disruptors.
  2. Because of this, CIOs should be one of, if not THE, driver of digital disruption for their company.

Moderated by:

Rob Collins, Author, The Value Imperative View details

 
 

Panelists:

Jacques Mailloux, Executive Director - Innovation, Elections Canada View details

 
 

Daniel Steeves, CIO, Ottawa Police

 

Rob Ersoni, Vice President, Information Technology & Security, Excelitas View details

 
 
 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grab and Go Luncheon