Sylvia Apostolidis | President & Chief Consultant | The Jasmar Group


Sylvia Apostolidis is President & Chief Consultant at The Jasmar Group, a full-service Diversity + Inclusion consultancy. The Jasmar Group brings human-centred, science-based solutions to create faster, more sustainable progress towards diverse and inclusive workplaces. Sylvia is a respected expert on diversity, inclusion and women’s leadership. Her experience includes ten years as a senior consultant …

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Sangram Dhumal | Senior Strategy Consultant | BMO


Sangram is a part of Robotics process automation Center of Excellence, defining and executing robotics projects and strategy CIO Peer Forum 2019, Day 2: Track speaker Title: AI – Implementation Cases and Experiences Presentations of real life experiences implementing AI by CIO Association member and guest companies  will be presented, including pitfalls and best practices. This …

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Arlene McDonald | VP, Corporate Technology Solutions | PointClickCare


Arlene McDonald is proven team builder, executive sponsor and advocate for her team and for her business partners. In her current role Arlene oversees the Corporate Technology services team, Business Intelligence, Risk Management (including Security and Business Continuity Management) and Facilities Management. She possesses a very strong ability to think about technology from a business …

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Yasemin Sezer | Head – Technology & 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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Christine Day | CIO | Questrade Inc.


Christine Day is a performance-driven technology and business leader known for disruption in the Financial Services Industry. An entrepreneur by nature, an innovator, and a visionary, Christine has defined Questrade’s technology posture for 11 years, steering it from a small start-up to one of Canada’s top online financial services firms. As the CIO at Questrade Financial …

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Jonathan Ward | President/CEO | Ward Tech Talent |


Jonathan Ward, is the founder and CEO of Ward Technology Talent (WTT). WTT is a boutique service provider specializing in helping companies grow, launch new projects, write and rewrite applications and digitize their environments. WTT provides leading edge technology resources on a consultative and full-time basis.  As an entrepreneur from the age of 5, Jonathan …

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Debra Christmas | Executive Partner | Gartner


Debra Christmas is a seasoned leader in the high tech field with over 35 years of experience managing all aspects of information technology.    Prior to joining Gartner Canada, Debra was Vice President of Hewlett-Packard Software Technical Sales leading a team of over 300 technical software sales professionals across North and South America, contributing to $500M …

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Wayne Hong | Chief Information Officer | Fundserv Inc.


Wayne Hong is a seasoned leader with 20 years of experience in the areas of strategic consulting, solution design and architecture, delivery execution, and operations management, with expertise in the fields of wealth management, banking, capital markets, insurance, and the public sector. In his previous role as Vice President, Wealth Management Solutions for CGI, Wayne …

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Genevieve Groat | Chief Relationship Officer | Fundserv Inc.


Genevieve Groat is currently the Chief Relationship Officer of Fundserv, the indispensable hub for the Canadian Investment Funds Industry. Genevieve recently moved to Toronto from Alberta, where she held various IT positions at Alberta Pensions Services over 13 years, including leading their award-winning, five-year, multi-system business transformation project. She has a proven ability to assemble …

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Gurbir Perhar | Sr. Director, Data Intelligence | Compass Digital Labs


Dr Gurbir Perhar completed his PhD in Computational Ecology from the University of Toronto in 2012. His experience ranges from academia, to the algorithmic world of sports gambling, and now data science in the tech space. His current portfolio is the development and productization of data algorithms and services, driving value and strategy in a …

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Peter Tierney | Director of Trading Systems Engineering | Questrade


Peter Tierney is the Director of Trading Systems Engineering at Questrade Financial group. Over the past 10 years with Questrade, Peter has held a variety of senior leadership roles in Quality Assurance, Production Support and Engineering. Peter has the unique ability to deeply learn the inner-workings of the highly complex capital markets business in conjunction …

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Bill Keyworth | VP Research | IDC |


Bill Keyworth is Vice President of Research with a focus on IT Operational Excellence and IT’s new business-oriented performance metrics essential for Digital transformation. Organizations are quickly moving away from traditional IT governance and best practices previously critical in tracking efficiency of IT infrastructure, applications and assets. In response, Bill creates research focus on the …

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