PF2016: CHANGING ROLE OF THE CIO

Presented by Rob Meikle, CIO, City of Toronto With the consumerization of technology and its ubiquity in the workplace, CIOs can look at this as a challenge or an opportunity. The challenge is that everyone now thinks they’re a technology guru. The opportunity is for CIOs to leverage their deep knowledge of technology and explore … Read more

CIO Peer Forum 2016 Reflection: How to evolve and Adapt the CIO Organization During These Disruptive Times

CIO Peer Forum 2016 Reflection: How to evolve and Adapt the CIO Organization During These Disruptive Times. Breakout Session presented by Yvon Audette, National Leader, IT Advisory, KPMG LLP The presentation, facilitated by Yvon Audette, National Leader, IT Advisory, KPMG, started with the introduction of “Industrie 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution.” Germany is credited … Read more

Reflections on CIO Peer Forum 2016 keynote presentation by Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist and Author

Reflections on CIO Peer Forum 2016 keynote presentation by Rahaf Harfoush. Digital Anthropologist and Author By: Ron Babin In a keynote presentation titled, Human Centric Analytics – Big Data, Micro-Influence and Search for Meaning, Rahaf Harfoush spoke eloquently and energetically about the importance of data as our digital DNA. Data allows us to better understand … Read more

CIO Association 2016 Strategic Planning Meeting

On the day immediately following our very successful 2016 CIO Peer Forum at the Allstream Centre in Toronto, 25 National and Chapter Board members from across Canada came together to collaboratively assess how best to strive for our vision of: Growth; Influence; and Impact. It was a very productive day as we touched upon potential … Read more

PF2016: POWERFUL DIGITAL BUSINESS INNOVATIONS

Presented by: Robert Dreyer, Executive Partner, Gartner Canada and Olivier Erhard, Executive Partner, Gartner Canada Digital business is the creation of new business designs by blurring the physical and digital worlds.  What makes digital business uniquely different from e-business and digital marketing is the integration of “things” (such as sensors, beacons, wearable devices and smart machines) as … Read more

PF2016: HOW TO EVOLVE & ADAPT THE ORGANIZATION

Presented by: Yvon Audette, National Leader, IT Advisory, KPMG LLP Winning CIOs leverage digital technology to reshape their businesses’ customer engagement models and create a competitive advantage. In collaboration with other C-suite executives, CIOs can be a positive force of change. KPMG helps CIOs unlock the information available within their organizations to derive insights and … Read more

PF2016: CIO / CEO ALIGNMENT & INNOVATION

Workshop presented by: Eric Wright, SVP CIO Practice, Info-Tech Research Group By the Numbers: ·         66% of CEOs don’t understand how to use IT to transform the business. ·         84% of IT Organizations score below 80% on IT satisfaction ·         43% of CIOs overestimate the size of their next budget. ·         78% of CEOs/CIOs are aligned on … Read more

PF2016: HUMAN-CENTRIC ANALYTICS

Keynote presented by: Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist and Best Selling Author At a macro level, the rules for engagement have changed and leaders are bombarded with new platforms, analytics and technologies promising all the big answers. With the hype around micro-influence and big data, it’s easy to forget the reason that individuals and organizations started using … Read more

PF2016: AN EXECUTIVE VIEWPOINT ON MOBILE SECURITY

Breakout Session presented by: Kurt Roemer – Chief Security Strategist, Citrix Systems Minimizing the security risks associated with any mobility strategy requires a synergistic combination of policies, procedures based on those policies, and technology. For many executives, this requires annual reviews of mobile strategies and policies based on evolving business needs and what users are actually … Read more