CIO Connect – Managing Disruptions in Your Day to Day

Session Topic: How Do You Manage Disruption in Your Day to Day? The life of a CIO has always been one that required the balancing act of driving innovation and transformation while managing the day to day running of the business. In addition to the challenges of managing the changes and disruptions that CIO’s have …

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CIO Connect – Challenges of IT Talent Recruitment and Retention during COVID

Session Topic: Challenges of IT Talent Recruitment and Retention during COVID Many of us have or are experiencing what is being called the “Great Resignation,” an all-time high in employee turnover creating talent gaps and shortages. What can you share and learn from and with your peers to turn the “Great Resignation” into the “Great …

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CIO Association of Canada hosts BlackBerry’s John Chen in fireside chat

Originally posted on ITWorld Canada  BlackBerry executive chairman and chief executive officer John Chen doesn’t like the term “turnaround”. “I call it a chapter 2.0,” he told National Research Council of Canada chief information officer Philippe Johnston during a virtual fireside chat sponsored by the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN). “I don’t like the word turnaround; it seems a little …

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CIOCAN: Ransomware : To Pay or not to Pay!

The Toronto Chapter was pleased to host CIOCAN: Ransomware : To Pay or not to Pay! on October 19th, 2021. This session featured Mr. Patrick Naoum P. Eng., Executive Vice-President & Partner at ESI Information Technologies inc. The session discussed how to best handle a Ransomware breach and answered the following questions. What is the …

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CIO Connect – CIOs: what keeps you awake at night?

Session Topic:  CIOs: what keeps you awake at night? Is it potential cyber-security hacks, or holding onto your best people, or your relationship with the CEO and Board, or your budget, or lack of progress on your digital transformation initiatives or whatever? In other words, what is your number one challenge and what help are …

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CIOCAN: Real Opportunities Today with Quantum-Inspired Computing

The Toronto Chapter was pleased to host CIOCAN: Real Opportunities Today with Quantum-Inspired Computing on July 14th, 2021. This session featured Dean G. Prelazzi, Vice President of Head of Innovation Consulting and Business Development AI | Machine Learning | Quantum-Inspired Computing at Fujitsu Intelligence Technology Ltd. The session discussed the increasing significance of combinatorial optimization …

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CIOCAN: Change in Hiring practices, Market for talent panel discussion

The Toronto Chapter was pleased to host CIOCAN: Change in Hiring practices, Market for talent, panel discussion on June 22nd, 2021. This session featured Denise Figueiredo, Director of HR at Stikeman Elliott, Carolyn Levy, President of Randstad Technologies and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Randstad Canada, Tim Hewat, Partner, Executive Search at LHH Knightsbridge, …

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CIOCAN: The Journey Of The End Point

The Vancouver Chapter was pleased to host CIOCAN: The Journey Of The End Point on June 15th, 2021. This session featured David Thomas, Director of IT, SSR Mining Inc, Dan Turner, Director, Information Services, School District #36 (Surrey), Anup Bhulabhai, Director of Information Technology, Great Panther Mining, and was facilitated by Dianne Lapierre, CIO, Absolute …

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CIOCAN & Insight Canada: Enabling Business Agility Through IT

The CIO Association of Canada was pleased to host CIOCAN & Insight Canada: Enabling Business Agility Through IT on June 10th, 2021. This session featured Mark Gelsomini, VP/CIO at De Havilland, Doug Quail, Manager of IT at Gibson Energy, Stephen Thorne, Enterprise Architect at Western Forest Products, and was facilitated by Darren Lloyd, VP Services, Insight …

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CIO Connect – Taking care of business – don’t waste a crisis

Session Topic: This session focused on takeaways from the CIO Peer Forum sessions held throughout the month of April on 14 different days.  The following questions were the basis of the discussion: What did you specifically learn that is worthy of sharing with your CIOCAN peers? What would you like to have more information on? …

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CIOCAN: Securing the Cloud with Containerization

The Toronto Chapter was pleased to host Securing the Cloud with Containerization on June 3rd, 2021. This session featured Shlomo Bielak, Chief Technology Officer at Benchmark and Jason Maynard, Senior Technical Solutions Architect, Cybersecurity, Cisco Systems, and was facilitated by Derek Cullen, CIO at Stikeman Elliott LLP. The speakers discussed how to support a unique …

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