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May 3rd & 4th

The Flagship Technology Conference for CIOs

Thank you very much to our Peer Forum Committee and volunteers for helping to make this event such an immense success!

The CIO Association of Canada’s annual conference, the CIO Peer Forum, is a vibrant community event for attendees and the profession. We recognize the essential role of the CIO Peer Forum is now more important than ever. We need to bring our IT community together to share the latest trends, provide opportunities for thought leaders to learn about innovations, and be able to network with colleagues in their areas of expertise.

Connect with CIOCAN members and expert speakers from across the country as we share data, insights and best practices as companies shift and pivot to meet new challenges.

Welcome to the 2023 CIO Peer Forum. With a dynamic program planned we are well on our way to a successful conference.  As a committee we developed this year’s theme:

Bridging Innovation and Delivery: A Balancing Act

Innovation is a critical driver across all industries to remain competitive while preparing the organization to be future ready. The business expects CIOs to deliver innovation that leads to growth, efficiency, advancement of capabilities all while managing the risk.  Development of innovation must be balanced with today’s business needs.

The challenge is choosing the right innovation to drive business growth, improve processes, and bring new & improved products/services to the market.

To achieve success, CIOs must be the bridge between multiple lines of businesses and be the catalyst to drive change in partnership with the business. It is a Balancing Act to align with the business vision & strategy, internal & external stakeholder requirements, and innovative ideas generated through interactions with the customers, suppliers and other partners.

As the co-chairs of the conference, we hope to see you there to enjoy 2-days of inspiring content.

Yasemin Sezer

Conference Co-chair

Executive Director, Capco

Kyoko Kobayashi

Conference Co-chair

Managing Partner, CIOs Beyond Borders

Keynote Speakers

Shawn Kanungo
Innovation & Disruption Strategist

Samra Zafar
Bestselling Author and
Top 100 Most Powerful Women Canada

Simon Trevarthen
Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer,
Elevate Your Greatness

See all of our Peer Forum speakers | See our Peer Forum moderators

2023 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Peer Forum Sub Themes

The tracks below were chosen to support our key theme above.

Customer Centric Delivery

Customer centricity is a way of doing business that puts the customer first using business processes built to make the customer journey smooth and straightforward.

Navigating the Data Maze

Data analytics consistently transform businesses, driving growth, innovation, but with more challenges and rising complexity. How will you navigate successfully through the data maze?

Risk Management & Cyber Resilience

CIOs and CISOs need to anticipate, withstand, recover from, and adapt to today’s threat landscape with systems that use or are enabled by cyber resources.

The Human Factor

Human Factor is an integral part of any organization’s strategy and a key enabler to source and manage talent to increase productivity, innovation and security.

Architecture Vision & Culture

Historical approaches to enterprise architecture don’t work in the digital age. Businesses require a scalable approach suited to rapidly evolving business needs.

Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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