The CIO Peer Forum 2022

The Road Ahead:

Seeing Beyond the Curves

Virtual Conference from April 26 to May 13th, 2022
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Agenda

April 7 - Leadership: Being Our Best in Times of Change

April 26 - 2:00 to 3:15 PM EST - Dr. Garrett Reisman, Professor of Astronautical Engineeringat University of Southern California, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Garrett Reisman
Keynote Speaker

Professor of Astronautical Engineering
at University of Southern California

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TBA

April 26 - 3:15 to 3:25 PM EST - CIOCAN Impact Awards Presentation

April 27 - 2:00 to 3:05 PM EST - TBA

Topic and speaker to be announced.

Networking: 2:50 – 3:05 PM EST

April 27 - 3:05 to 4:00 PM EST - Oliver Gruter Andrew, ecomm911

Oliver Gruter Andrew

President and CEO
at E-Comm 9-1-1 |
Emergency Communications for
British Columbia Incorporated

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Topic to be announced.

 

April 28 - 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST - Disruption is Already at the Door - Cheryl Smith, Principal, Smith & Associates, & Jason Cassidy, Founder and CEO, Shinydocs

Cheryl Smith
Principal
Smith & Associates

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Jason Cassidy
Founder and CEO
Shinydocs

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2:00 to 2:40 pm EST

Cheryl Smith quite literally wrote the book on Digital Transformation and she joins Jason Cassidy to discuss how transformative digital leaders are rethinking data to drive increased revenue, tremendous cost savings and substantively improved ways of doing business. Your competitors are already leveraging data as a strategic advantage against your organization so how are you focusing on data as a key resource? How are you pulling high-value insights from your information instead of simply letting it dissipate like so much data exhaust. CEOS will learn: Why digital transformations fail. Why the clock is ticking for organizations looking to capitalize on the latest Digital Revolution. The difference between a long term strategy versus mitigating short term risk. What is possible when digital leaders put data at the centre of their strategy and seek out complete data understanding

Networking: 2:40 – 3:00 PM EST

April 28 - 3:00 to 3:45 PM EST - TBA

 

Topics and speakers to be annouced.

April 29 - 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST - TBA

 

2:00 to 2:40 pm EST

Topics and speakers to be annouced.

    Networking: 2:45 – 3:00 PM EST

    April 29 - 3:00 to 3:45 PM EST - Criminal Investigations Division, Calgary Police Service, Sgt Danny Leong and Insp Phil Hoetger

    Sgt Danny Leong
    Sergeant
    Calgary Police Service

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    Phil Hoetger
    Inspector
    at Calgary Police Service

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    Topic to be announced.

     

    May 3 - 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST - TBA

     

     

    2:00 to 2:45 pm EST

    Topics and speakers to be announced. 

    Networking: 2:45 to 3:00 pm EST 

    May 3 - 3 to 4:00 PM EST - Wading through the pandemic towards a more inclusive future, David Wong, CFO, BC Hydro

    David Wong

    CFO
    at BC Hydro

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    Technology has made it so we’ve never been more connected, and yet, the pandemic, in many ways, has made it feel as though we’ve never been so far apart. As workplaces around the globe re-examine how they’re organized and consider news ways of working, inclusion has risen to the forefront of discussions. How do employers ensure that every employee can equally contribute to the best of their ability, no matter where they’re working? And how do organizations translate their equity, diversity and inclusion aspirations into objectives and measures that actually make a difference?

    As British Columbia’s primary electricity provider, BC Hydro employs more than 6,500 field and office-based employees spread across diverse regions around the province. Recognized as one of B.C.’s top employers and Canada’s best diversity employers, BC Hydro recognizes that fostering an inclusive organizational culture and leveraging diverse, dynamic talent are imperatives in today’s business environment. But creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace doesn’t just happen – it takes action.

    BC Hydro underwent a full review of diversity and inclusion initiatives in 2019 and created a roadmap that is guiding actions and to stay on track to building a more inclusive and diverse workforce. David Wong, Executive Vice President of Finance, Technology and Supply Chain and Chief Financial Officer, is a people leader, finance professional, and passionate when it comes to inclusion and diversity. David will share how the pandemic and technology has plunged BC Hydro’s workforce into a new way of working, the tangible actions they’re taking to build a more inclusive environment and how the power of inclusion supports business objectives and employee engagement alike.

    May 4 - 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST - TBA

     

    2:00 to 3:00 pm EST

    Topics and speakers to be announced.

    Networking: 2:45 – 3:00 PM EST

    May 4 - 3 to 3:45 PM EST - Attention to Retention: A Case for Mentoring - Ella Hipolito, Senior Associate, Boyden & Dianne Lapierre, CIO, Absolute Software

    Ella Hipolito

    Ella Hipolito

    Senior Associate
    Boyden

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    Ella Hipolito

    Dianne Lapierre

    CIO
    at Absolute Software

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    Are you and your organization feeling the impacts of the ‘Great Attrition?’ The dire news is that if you aren’t already, there’s a high likelihood you will. With 40% of employees stating they are at least somewhat likely to leave their current job in the next 3-6 months, it’s time to turn your attention to retention. Join us as we explore how and why mentorship positively contributes to retention. Employers tend to overlook mentorship as a key driver for why individuals choose to stay. What does a good mentor/mentee relationship look like? Hear from both sides of this two-way street and how it fosters a sense of belonging in the workplace.

     

    May 5 - 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST - TBA

     

    Topics and speaker to be announced. 

    Networking: 2:45 – 3:00 PM EST

     

    May 5 - 3 to 4:00 PM EST - Cyber resilience at NATO - Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer, CIO, NATO

    Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer

    NATO Chief Information Officer
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

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    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is the most successful political and military Alliance in history. Its purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of one billion people on the planet. The NATO Enterprise with 41 civil and military organizations and 25,000 users works with 30 member nations and an additional 40 partner countries and international organizations across the globe to fulfill its purpose. This session is about NATO’s activities to continually strengthen its cybersecurity posture in a hostile world. It outlines the importance of resilience, knowing one’s infrastructure, the “human defense”, and enhancing skills in defending IT systems under real-time attacks.

     

    May 6 - 2 to 3:00 PM EST - TBA

     

    2:00 to 2:45 pm EST

    Topics and speakers to be announced. 

    Networking: 2:45 to 3:00 pm EST

    May 6 - 3 to 3:45 PM EST - Securing the supply chain for software capital projects - Martin Kyle, CISO, Payments Canada

    Martin Kyle

    Martin Kyle

    CISO
    at Payments Canada

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    In modernizing digital infrastructure, there are also opportunities to modernize security. In this presentation, you will learn how recent changes to the national clearing and settlement systems within Canada were enhanced by techniques to secure the digital supply chain.

     

    May 10 - 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST - TBA

    2:00 to 2:45 pm EST

    Topics and speakers to be announced.

    Networking: 2:45 to 3:00 pm EST

     

    May 10 - 3:00 to 4:00 PM EST - Leadership Now: What They Didn't Teach You in Business School - Debra Christmas, Sr. Executive Partner, Gartner

    Debra Christmas
    Speaker

    Sr. Executive Partner
    at Gartner

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    Leaders today are dealing with unprecedented circumstances – societal unrest, racial tensions, climate change, sustainability issues and oh yes, a global pandemic. Leaders are expected to motivate and inspire their teams to great performance and business outcomes while working in an environment foreign to all of us. Leading today takes even more special skills than we thought and some of these skills need to be learned. It starts with you. Leaders need to evolve and grow, they need to assess their leadership style and its effectiveness in these times. The expectations are steep, the stakes are high and the margin for error is wide. This session will talk about the current challenges of navigating disruption, bias, racism, diversity, and how to lead with courage and empathy across a multi-generational workforce in new and unique working environments to deliver business outcomes with an accelerated dependency on information and technology.

    May 11 - 2 to 3 PM EST - TBA

     

    Session: 2:00 – 2:40pm EST 

    Topics and speaker to be announced

    Networking: 2:45 – 3:00pm EST

    May 11 - 3 to 3:45 PM EST - Cybersecurity challenges in critical infrastructure across Canada - Robert Antonishen, Director of Cybersecurity and Compliance, BC Hydro

    Robert Antonishen

    Director of Cybersecurity
    and Compliance
    at BC Hydro

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    Topic to be annouced. 

    May 12 - 2 to 3 PM EST - TBA

     

    2:00 to 2:45 pm EST

    Topics and speakers to be announced. 

    Networking: 2:45 to 3:00 pm EST

    May 12 - 3 to 4 PM EST - Catherine Luelo, CIO of Canada,<br /> Government of Canada & Humza Teherany, Chief Technology & Digital Officer, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

    Catherine Luelo

    CIO of Canada
    Government of Canada

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    Humza Teherany

    Chief Technology & Digital Officer
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

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    TBA

    May 13 - 2 to 3 PM EST - TBA

     

    2:00 to 2:50 pm EST

    Topic to be announced.

    Networking: 2:50 to 3:05 pm EST

    May 12 - 3:05 to 4:05 PM EST - Anders Indset

    Anders Indset
    Keynote Speaker

    Business Philosopher
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    Topic to be annoucned.

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