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 …

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Plenary Session presented by: Eric Wright, SVP Operations, Info-Tech Research Group Info-Tech has found too often this is done through ad-hoc and informal processes, making improvement hard to measure, and success impossible to define. A new model is needed to enable the CIO to rapidly make decisions, prove success & analyze challenges with DATA. In this …

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Panel Presentation with: Fariba Anderson, Dean Doige, and Humza Teherany Is reaching a CIO position the final goal of our careers? How do we move beyond the boundary created by this title? Or does CIO also stand for Career Is Over?  This session showcases examples of former CIOs who leveraged their success in IT to propel them to other …

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Plenary Presentation by Rick Brandon, President and CEO, Brandon Partners Do you know how to cultivate your strategic influence and identical political styles of others? Are you able to identify the skills that comprise ethical political savvy? In his book Survival of the Savvy, Dr. Rick Brandon demonstrates how to employ high-integrity tactics to ensure career …

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Data Breach Risk Mitigation and Response

At the Toronto Chapter Event held on February 17, 2016 Kelly Friedman and Dave Millier provided guidelines for how Legal and IT should work together to deal with data breaches.  Click on the presentation icon to see the slides from Kelly’s presentation.

IDC Top Executive Survey 2015

Would you like to peek into other companies to see how they do things and what’s on their mind? The CIO Association of Canada partnered with IDC on a recent survey the results of which were shared via a webinar.This in-depth look at how Canada’s C-suite perceives the technological issues of the day is available …

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Organizational Change Management

At the Toronto Chapter event on October 20, Laura Williams facilitated a presentation and discussion on the value that Organizational Change Management practices can have on the success of project management.  The slide deck from her presentation is provided as a reminder for event attendees and a resource for those who were unable to join us.

Security Risks – VAN Oct 2014

The topic for the regular Vancouver Chapter luncheon event in October 2014 was Security Risks.  Speakers Glen Bruce and Geoff Glave shared their perspectives on  the changing threat landscape, along with IT strategies and leading information security practices to ensure you have appropriate mitigation measures in place. Glen Bruce’s Presentation Geoff Glave’s Presentation    

The Internet of Things – Webinar

In May 2015 a national webinar, hosted by Mary Anne Ballantyne, explored the hot topic The ‘Internet of Things’. The speaker for the event was Nigel Wallis, IDC Canada’s Director of Research Director for Vertical Markets. Association members Dave Codack, Shari Wallace, and Joe Schuldhaus provided input from their experience.  

Driving Business Innovation Through Business Analytics – Kevin Brennan

In this presentation from the 2014 CIO Peer Forum, Brian Brennan made the case for Business Analytics being the driving force behind business innovation.  His prescription is to transform business analysis practice from a culture of order-takers and requirements managers to a driver of organizational change and business value.

Digital Leadership – Abbie Lundberg

In her keynote address at the 2015 CIO Peer Forum, Abbie Lundberg shared highlights from recent research conducted at both MIT CISR and HBR Analytic Services that explored the nature of digital leadership from the board to the c-suite and into the lines of business.  The confluence of mobile, cloud and analytics are transforming business …

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Leading in a Transparent World – Steve Cadigan

Clearly it is true that tech advancements have significant impact on enterprise productivity and profitability.  However, the implications of the massive cultural and leadership shifts inherent in changing business environment are often overlooked. In this presentation from the 2015 CIO Peer Forum, Steve Cadigan shares insight into leadership and talent management gained through his experiences in Silicon …

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