Program

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Conference Schedule:
day one | day two
Day 1: April 7, 2011
 
Diamond Sponsors:
Bell Microsoft IBM
                   Sapphire                         Q9
 
7:30 - 8:15 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
CIO Peer Forum Sponsors:


Compugen

HP

MicroStrategy

Avanade

Dell

Softtek

WPCG

Sierra Systems


Websense


Vancity


Cisco



Coast Capital Savings



Deloitte
 
Media Sponsors:

ITWorld


CIOCanada


Backbone

 
 
8:15 - 8:30 am
Welcome and Conference Road Map
Conference Chairs
8:30 - 9:15 am

Opening Address
Richard Worzel, Leading Forecaster and Futurist
What CIO’s Will Be Bringing to the Party:
The Future of Technology, and What CIO’s Will Be Able to Contribute

Most of the world is both astonished and simultaneously blasé about the technological advances of the past 10-20 years. Yet, as CIOs know, the changes behind us are merely table-setting for the changes to come over the next 10 years. More than ever, other C-Level officers will rely on CIOs to provide organizational leadership into new technologies and applications. Richard Worzel has a degree in computer science, is a best-selling author, and a Chartered Financial Analyst, but is best known as Canada’s leading futurist. In this survey of what’s to come, he will talk about:
• The rise of “everyday robots” and computer intelligences, and how they will change the workplace;
• The increases in productivity that will be possible for those organizations that can embrace the changes to come;
• The importance of foresight in a marketplace that is mutating rapidly;
• The interplay between the different C-Level positions, notably the rising importance of HR professionals, CFOs, executive officers, and how they can both feed off of, and support the work of CIOs;
• The rising importance of the so-called “soft skills” of teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal relationships as a direct result of the rising importance of technology.

All told, far-seeing CIOs will emphasize how C-Level officers will need to support and assist each other to take best advantage of the technologies to come. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of how to be ready for the challenges ahead, both in the rising technologies, and in how to help your organizations employ them.

9:15 - 10:00 am

Plenary Session
Paul Bellack, Partner and National Practice Leader - Technology Strategy & Transformation, IBM Global Business Services
Do you know what your CEO is thinking? 
Better yet, do you know what over 1,500 CEOs are thinking?

The partnership between CIOs and CEOs is more important than ever – and the better CIOs understand what’s top of mind for CEOs the better this partnership works.  The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study: Implications for the CIO reveals how over 1,500 leading CEOs (including 100 from Canada) are managing complexity with creativity, offering insights into how CIOs can help champion their initiatives.  More than before, CEOs are expected to empower and depend on CIOs for creative leadership, better customer relationships and true operating dexterity.  To increase their effectiveness as members of the C-suite, CIOs must plan now to focus on enabling the organization to make faster decisions, and preparing the IT environment to accommodate rising levels of change and complexity.

Join us to learn how CIOs can support their enterprise by bringing together business strategy and technology in areas that CEOs identified as key to managing complexity

 

 

10:00 - 10:30 am Networking Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:45 am

Panel Discussion
C-Suite Expectations

From the CEO to the Board members, each C-level player has expectations of the Chief Information Officer, regardless of where the role sits in the reporting hierarchy. Our panelists will bring their own perspectives of what these expectations are and how the CIO agenda can be shaped for a successful partnership
Moderator: Dr. Blaize Horner Reich, RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, Simon Fraser University
Panelists: Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie, Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Facilities, Vancity Credit Union
William (Bill) Bullis, Retired Business Executive and Board Director
Eamonn Percy, past President & COO, Powertech

11:45 - 1:00 pm

Bird of a Feather Lunch
Theme tables set up with tent cards for participants to gather and discuss issues based on the Agenda.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Session
Stéphane Boisvert, President, Bell Business Markets
Technology Advancement for Prosperity: Canada’s Way Forward

More than ever, technology plays a key role in the advancement of prosperity for our Canadian communities and businesses. In today's global competitive environment, we need to find innovative solutions to new challenges and all the evidence shows that the technology sector is an important enabler of productivity and agility.

The Technology Advancement for Prosperity (TAP) initiative can help to encourage a strong, articulate commitment from top leaders and through the promotion of an innovation culture. Technology advancement is the best and most effective catalyst of business innovation. In the end, innovation and entrepreneurship will stimulate all the things we are looking for – job creation, productivity gains, greater wealth.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Session
Osama Arafat, CEO, Q9 Networks,
and Jim Hamilton, President, HP Advanced Solutions
IaaS and Cloud Strategies that Work in the Real World:
Helping CIOs Transform Service Delivery and Offload Risk

In June 2007, the BC government announced a major initiative to transform IT service delivery and hosting services for the Province of British Columbia. Awarded in March 2009, the initiative resulted in the creation of new cloud services model, built by HP Advanced Solutions on a foundation of high-availability hosting provided by Q9 Networks at the new provincial data centre in Kamloops, BC and in Calgary, AB.

CIOs are tasked with transforming their enterprises by leveraging innovative cloud-based hosting solutions, and at the same time offloading operational risks. Osama and Jim will describe some practical approaches to accomplishing these potentially conflicting objectives, including the approach used to provide large-scale hosting and private cloud services for the Province.

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Plenary Speaker
John Thorp, President, The Thorp Network
Turning Vision to Reality

The potential for IT to transform enterprises and contribute to creating and sustaining real business value has been recognised for many decades, but we are still far from realising that potential. The underlying cause of this problem is that we continue to focus on the technology when we should instead be focusing on understanding and managing the changes that IT shapes, enables and requires - changes to the business model, business processes and practices, resource assignment, skills and competencies, behaviours, reward systems, organisational structures, physical structures etc.

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Networking Coffee Break

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Plenary Speaker
E. Jeffrey Hutchinson, Chief Information Officer, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Enabling Strategic Transformational Change

Maple Leaf Foods is undertaking a strategic transformational effort, enabled by a massive and rapid ERP consolidation. We are whittling down 30 legacy systems into a "single instance" with common and leading business processes across business units. We have been successful by engaging the most senior C-level business leaders throughout the process, and ensuring that the Information Solutions team has not just technical skills, but also business savvy skills, to successfully drive results with our business partners. In this presentation, we will discuss the key tactics utilized to enable enterprise transformation.

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Plenary Speaker
Tina Nunno. VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Machiavellian CIO 3.0: Love and War

In Machiavellian reality, nothing is fair in love or war. This session explores how the philosophy of this 15th century Italian politician can inform the CIOs of today. CIOs often face extreme situations that resemble love and warfare. Only the most effective CIOs can master the elements of waging a Machiavellian “campaign” and emerge victorious.

5:00 - 5:10 pm

End of Day Synthesis - What have we learned?
Conference Chairs

5:15 - 7:00 pm

Reception

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Day 2: April 8, 2011
 
Diamond Sponsors:
Bell Microsoft IBM
                   Sapphire                         Q9
 
7:30 - 8:20 am

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

 
CIO Peer Forum Sponsors:


Compugen

HP

MicroStrategy

Avanade


Dell

Softtek


WPCG

Sierra Systems


Websense


Vancity


Cisco



Coast Capital Savings



Deloitte
Media Sponsors:

ITWorld


CIOCanada


Backbone

8:20 - 8:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Conference Chairs

8:30 - 9:15 am

Opening Address
Steve Cadigan, VP People Operations, Linked In
Innovation and Growth: Lessons from LinkedIn's Rapid Growth in Silicon Valley

The growth of the internet has revealed some valuable lessons about innovation, growth and the pace of change. This presentation will address the current innovation and changes taking place globally through social and professional networking.  Steve will share practical lessons learned from the transformations taking place at LinkedIn as they experience rapid growth and will share lessons learned in a fast growing organization whose data and systems are not just a corporate asset but a key part of their value proposition.

9:15 - 10:15 am Concurrent Breakout Session
Sapphire Canada
9:15 - 10:15 am

Concurrent Breakout Session
Bob Anderson, Senior Director, MSIT: IT Business Value Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation
Making it Real: How MSIT is driving Microsoft’s Cloud vision and adoption, gaining enterprise awareness and supporting the boss

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has proclaimed that Microsoft is “All In” the Cloud. But what does that mean? Well, consider that some 75% of Microsoft’s developers are working on cloud initiatives. And Microsoft IT (MSIT) is driving Microsoft’s internal cloud strategy and adoption.

Bob Anderson is Senior Director and IT Business Value Evangelist who reports directly to Microsoft Corporate VP and CIO, Tony Scott. In this session, Bob will discuss how MSIT created their Cloud adoption strategy and how MSIT is focused on accelerating their customers’ journey to the Cloud in support of Microsoft’s broader corporate strategy and goals.

Bob will outline the focus of his many senior executive discussions, and how developing, and communicating, an informed vision and strategy for the Cloud is important to construct now, even if your precise path is still not clear.

10:15 - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45 am Plenary Session
Nancy MacKay, President, MacKay & Associates
Creating C-Level Strategy to Maximize CEO and CIO Success

What steps should CIOs be taking to create C-level strategy to maximize CEO and CIO success? This interactive workshop session, led by Nancy McKay, will position CIOs to be viewed as strategic partners by their CEOs. It will cover what CEOs really want from their CIOs and how to maximize CEO / CIO success through strategic alignment.

11:45 - 12:15 pm Lunch followed by Keynote Speaker
12:15 - 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker
Niel Nickolaisen, VP of Strategy and Innovation, Energy Solutions
Four Pillars of Enterprise Agility

In today’s technology-driven market, our organizations must remain in the forefront of innovation and agility. Agile organizations share four common characteristics: focus on competitive advantage, collaboration, continuous improvement, and a culture of trust. In this presentation, Niel Nickolaisen uses a case study and examples to show how the CIO can take the lead in improving organizational agility. Niel presents tools and methods that CIOs can use immediately and that cost nothing to implement!

1:00 - 1:15 pm Summation and Synthesis
Conference Chairs lead discussion with members in attendance