August 14, 2018 in Toronto


Digital transformation is creating the new business models that will drive tomorrow’s economy.

With the growing connectivity of people, machines, and businesses, organizations that want to stay competitive and grow revenue streams must leverage technology to do business in a completely new way. Those who successfully navigate the change will see many new opportunities to grow.

At ITWC we’ve heard repeatedly that Canadian companies need a better understanding of digital transformation.

Perhaps more importantly, they need role models and mentors to guide them on the art and practice of digital transformation. That’s why we established an award program and a conference to explore leading digital transformation trends.

2018 Agenda

Details of our 2018 Agenda coming soon.
If you have an idea for a session please contact

August 14, 2018

351 King Street East, Suite 1600
Toronto Ontario

The conference is expected to attract an audience of 150 senior technology and business leaders. Through presentations and panel discussions the conference will explore the impact of digital transformation on healthcare, manufacturing, the financial services sector and the customer experience. The national conference will be followed by a reception where the Digital Transformation Awards will be presented.

We are actively seeking nominations in five categories

Large Private Sector Business Transformation
SME Enterprise or Sector Transformation
Large Public Sector Transformation
Public Sector SME Transformation
NEW Artificial Intelligence Disruptor
Online nomination form


Dr. Ron Babin
Associate Professor, Ryerson University
Dr Ron Babin is an Associate Professor in the Ted Rogers School of IT Management. He joined Ryerson University in 2006 after a 30 year professional career in IT and Management Consulting. Prior to joining Ryerson, Dr Babin was a strategy consultant at Accenture and at KPMG. His research is focused on global outsourcing of IT and digital business transformation.

Corinne Charette
Senior Fellow, Concordia University, Montréal
Corinne Charette is the Chief Digital Officer and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Spectrum, Information Technology, and Telecommunications at the department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). She comes to ISED from Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) where she was the Government of Canada’s Chief Information Officer. Prior to her CIO of Canada role, she worked at Transat A.T. Inc. where she was Vice-President and Chief Information Officer since May 2006. Previously, Ms. Charette was Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer of FINTRAC. During her 30+ year professional career, she served as Senior Vice-President, Internet Channel, for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, has been a Partner with KPMG Consulting leading their e-Business practice and has worked for IBM Global Services. Corinne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Concordia University and is a Professional Engineer. On June 21, 2011, Corinne received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Concordia University, in recognition of her distinguished career and achievements.

Corey Cox
VP Information Technology, Tandet

Gary Davenport
Past President, CIO Association of Canada
Gary Davenport is the Past-President of the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN). He has extensive experience as a senior executive within both the telecommunications and retail sectors and has successfully run large scale IT operations and delivered complex business transformation initiatives.

Lars Goransson
General Manager and Group Vice President, IDC
Lars Goransson is responsible for IDC's Canadian operation as General Manager and Group Vice President. IDC Canada's product and services offerings provide the Canadian IT community with market based research across the value continuum of budgeting & planning, marketing awareness and lead generation, and measurement and performance management.

Ted Maulucci
President, SmartOne Solutions
Ted Maulucci was recently named President of SmartOne Solutions, a smart building solutions company. Prior to the appointment Ted spent over 20 years with Tridel Group. He has been recognized with several international and local awards for IT leadership, IT application development for the real estate industry, smart buildings, and innovation. He was the 2016 CanadianCIO of the Year (Private sector).

Conference 2017

We are already busy working on next year’s edition, but please take the time to review the articles, videos and special publications we’ve put together to highlight the discussion and showcase the Digital Transformation Award winners and the finalists.

CIBC, Humania Assurance, Connected North and the City of Toronto were all presented crystal trophies as winners of the Digital Transformation Awards. Barrick Gold was presented an honourable mention.

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Digital Transformation Awards: CIBC, Humanina Assurance, Barrick Gold, Connected North led by Taking IT Global and the City of Toronto. With the crystal awards, from left, Michael Turney, Cisco (representing Connected North), Tracey Cook and Rob Meikle, City of Toronto, Eric Levac and Stephane Rochon, Humania Assurance, and Kevin Paget, CIBC.

Ten Insights from the Digital Transformation Conference and Awards


A special edition highlighting the award winners and the panel sessions at the conference. Learn how organizations of all shapes and sizes are changing for the 21st century knowledge economy.
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The winners and the finalists

Close to 30 companies responded and 25 submissions were sent to an independent judging panel. The stories of the winners and the finalists can be found in this downloadable pagebook.
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Digital transformation is impacting all aspects of the way we work, live and play. Here you will find an ongoing collection of stories, white papers and case studies that showcase the way companies and organizations are embracing emerging technologies to change their future.




For more information about the conference or the awards contact

Steve Proctor

Vice President Marketing and Communications
416-290-0240 Ext. 188

Donna Butts

Director, Corporate Support