May 3rd & 4th

The Flagship Technology Conference for CIOs

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.

Join us on May 3 and 4 to meet with IT leaders at the annual CIO Peer Forum

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.

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

Agenda at a glance

Wednesday May 3

7:30 am – 8:00 amRegistration & Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:45 amOpening Remarks
8:45 am – 9:30 amOpening Keynote Presentation
9:35 am – 10:20 amPlenary Session
10:20 am – 10:40 amNetworking Break
10:40 am – 12:05 pmTopic Discussions: 4 Corners style
12:05 pm – 1:15 pmLunch and CIO Impact Awards
1:15 pm – 2:00 pmBreakout Sessions A, B, C
2:05 pm – 2:50 pmBreak out Sessions D, E, F
2:50 pm – 3:15 pmCoffee Break
3:15 pm – 4:10 p.mPlenary Session
4:10 pm – 5:10 pmPanel – Innovation
6:00 pm – 9:00 pmNetworking Reception

Thursday May 4

7:45 am – 8:30 amRegistration
Breakout & Women in Tech Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
8:45 am – 9:30 amKeynote Presentation
9:35 am – 10:20 amBreakout Sessions G, H, I
10:20 am – 10:50 amCoffee Break
10:50 am – 11:35 amBreakout Sessions J, K, L
11:40 am – 12:20 pmClosing Keynote Presentation
12:20 pm – 1:30 pmLunch, Table Discussions and Closing
2:00 pm – 4:00 pmTour of Innovation Centres (offsite)

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

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