CIO Peer Forum

2024 AGENDA

Subject to change

Wednesday May 29

6:00 pm - 8:00 pmMEMBERS ONLY – Welcome Reception
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Thursday May 30

7:30 am - 8:30 amRegistration & Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:40 amConference Opening & Land Acknowledgement
8:40 am - 8:45 amConference Road Map
8:45 am - 9:30 amOpening Keynote
Jon Montgomery – Olympic Gold Medalist | Host, The Amazing Race Canada
9:30 am - 10:15 amPlenary Session: Navigating the Uncharted:  Managing the risks in Generative AI implementations
Daniel Saroff (IDC)
10:15 am - 10:40 amNetworking Break
10:40 am - 11:30 amPlenary Session: The Road Ahead for AI and IT Management
Ramprakash Ramamoorthy (ManageEngine)
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11:30 am - 11:40 amWelcome Address
11:40 am - 12:30 pmPlenary Session
12:30 pm - 1:35 pmLunch & Impact Awards
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1:35 pm - 2:20 pmBreakout Session
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1:35 pm - 2:20 pmBreakout Session
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1:35 pm - 2:20 pmBreakout Session: Digital Transformation in the age of AI (Fireside Chat)
Jazz Pabla (City of Kelowna | CIOCAN Member), Sawan Dhaliwal (RSM)
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2:20 pm - 2:50 pmNetworking Break
2:50 pm - 3:35 pmBreakout Session: Member Panel – The Green Digital Landscape: Why CIO’s need to become enablers of sustainability in the Digital Age
John Comacchio (Teknion Corporation | CIOCAN Member)
2:50 pm - 3:35 pmBreakout Session: Steering Through Transformation: Leading an Auto Retailer Into the Future with Adaptive IT Strategies
Patrycja Kujawa (AutoCanada | CIOCAN Member)
2:50 pm - 3:35 pmBreakout Session: Adopting Emerging Technologies for Public Service Excellence
Nan Xie (City of Calgary)
3:35 pm - 4:10 pmPlenary Session
4:10 pm - 4:55 pmPlenary Session
Corinne Sharp (The WIT Network)
4:55 pm - 5:00 pmDay 1 – Wrap Up
6:30 pm - 8:30 pmOff-Site Reception

Friday May 31

7:45 am - 8:30 amRegistration & Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
8:45 am - 9:30 amPlenary Session: Adapt Your Leadership to Disrupt and Collaborate to Drive Innovation
Tsuneo Fujiwara (Gartner Client Service Group)
9:30 am - 10:15 amPlenary Session: Autism & Neurodiversity in the IT Workplace: A Toolkit for Managers
Gaetano Mazzuca (City of Red Deer | CIOCAN Member)
10:15 am - 10:45 amNetworking Break
10:45 am - 11:30 amBreakout Session: Securing Your Innovation Journey: The Intersection of Cybersecurity & Digital Transformation
John Menezes (Stratejm)
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10:45 am - 11:30 amBreakout Session
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10:45 am - 11:30 amBreakout Session
11:30 am - 12:15 pmBreakout Session: Skill 2.0 at the time of Software 2.0
Nastaran Bisheban (KFC Canada | CIOCAN Member)
11:30 am - 12:15 pmBreakout Session: Technology Driven Business Strategy
Humza Teherany (MLSE | CIOCAN Member)
11:30 am - 12:15 pmBreakout Session: Digital Transformation Lessons – from The Little Potato Company
Jason Sichkayrk (The Little Potato Company | CIOCAN Member)
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12:20 pm - 1:30 pmLunch & Rotman Recognition
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1:30 pm - 2:15 pmClosing Keynote – The Fusion of Technology & Humanity
Patti Blackstaffe – CEO, Globalsway | Influential Author & Speaker
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmConference Close
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmNutrition Break to go