Yasemin Sezer | Head – Technology and Operations | LTI Canada


Yasemin Sezer has been with LTI Canada and its predecessor organizations Citigroup, Unisen and AGF for over 18 years and currently heads technology delivery organization. Yasemin has taken her organization through API led digital transformation in the last 2 years modernizing its platforms and technology, driving significant improvements in time to market, quality and client …

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DevFacto is an innovation-first, results-driven alternative to large IT consulting firms. We deliver full-cycle solutions, combining enterprise experience and deep technical expertise to build and manage software that humans love to use. Our team is comprised of over 150 of the industry’s top consultants in multiple IT, software and software-project related disciplines. We are dedicated …

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Valerie Carson | Senior Manager | KPMG LLP


Valerie is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s IT Advisory practice and an experienced Project Management Professional. She has been active in Information Technology for more than 25 years, covering a wide range of responsibilities including project management, project management offices, IT planning and portfolio management, technology selection and acquisition, application development, hardware / software implementation …

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Steve Biswanger | VP & CISO | ATCO Group


Steve Biswanger has a degree in economics and trained to be a stock broker. Computers and security were always just a hobby until he found someone willing to pay him to play and he hasn’t looked back. His philosophy of information security is best summarized as “It isn’t about security, it’s about trust.” Information is …

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Saqib E. Awan | Partner | Lightspeed Venture Partners


Saqib E. Awan is a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners where he works with startups in all areas of enterprise tech from SaaS, Analytics & Big Data, Cloud & Infrastructure to Security. Saqib also manages Lightspeed’s CIO Innovation Advisory Network, a platform for forward-thinking IT leaders to collaborate with and advise Silicon Valley VCs and …

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Rafic Daud | CEO and Co-founder | Undandy


Rafic Daud is the founding cobbler of the Portuguese start-up Undandy, the direct to customer, men’s dress shoe brand. With a direct customer approach, Undandy offers the ability to customize your shoes, using an online 3D design platform and has sold to over 100 countries. All of the shoes are handcrafted the traditional way in …

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Paul Twigg | National Technology and Innovation Leader


Paul is a goal-oriented business leader with executive and hands-on experience in delivering leading edge cloud, architecture and support services. He is a recognized speaker and thought leader in the Canadian technology field. CIO Peer Forum 2020, Day 1: Track speaker Competing in a Culture of Speed Yesterday’s fast is today’s unacceptable. New business models …

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Michael Noble | External Market Relations | ERA – Electronic Recycling Association


Michael Noble leads the ERA’s External Market Relations. This involves working with the ERA’s larger existing supporters, those prospective and the myriad of Community Partners and Stakeholders with whom the ERA works across the country. Michael offers a varied background of professional experience across the EU and North America in the fields of Enterprise IT, …

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BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity and data privacy, and leads in key areas such as artificial intelligence, …

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Melanie Cockerline | Chief, Financial Policy & Systems and Robotics Process Automation Project Manager | Transport Canada


Melanie is a Manager at Transport Canada (TC) responsible for the Business Architecture and System Integration team within Financial Policy and Systems. Melanie’s work focuses on the integration and alignment of the TC’s Financial Systems, looking for process improvement opportunities as well as the implementation of RPA for Finance and Administration. CIO Peer Forum 2020, …

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Lydia Lee | Partner, National Lead for CIO Advisory and Digital Health Practices | KPMG LLP


Lydia Lee is a Partner at KPMG Canada. She is the National Lead for CIO Advisory and Digital Health Practices. With more than twenty years of experience in technology-enabled business transformation, she focuses on digital strategy, complex multi-organizational IT governance, information systems, technology infrastructure renewal and data management. Prior to joining KPMG, Lydia was the …

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Kurt Pregler | Chief Information Officer | TransLink


Kurt is the CIO for Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority which provides integrated transit services across 23 communities, moving more than 500,000 people per day. As TransLink’s Chief Information Officer, Kurt is responsible for all aspects of TransLink’s technology strategy and operations including governance, policy, and strategic oversight for technology across the enterprise. He believes …

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