May 26, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jim Love, CIO, ITWC
Opening Keynote: Leading at the Speed of Digital Innovation – Are You Ready for What Comes Next?
In this opening keynote Jorge Lopez, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner captures some of the excitement and energy around digital transformation and the world of almost infinite possibility that lies ahead. Now is not a time to think small but rather to act big - and fast. Are you really ready to go digital and to build the future that awaits?
Jorge Lopez, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Panel: Canadian Technology Challenge – Transformation at the Speed of Innovation - Sponsored by: Dynatrace
Addressing the challenge outlined in the opening session, leading executives will share how they are accelerating change in their organization and how to stay ahead of the curve.
Moderated By: John Hutter, Vice President and country manager, Dynatrace Canada.
Mallory Greene, Founder and CEO, Eirene.com
Thomas Wardman, Chief Technology Officer,
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
Telling Your Digital Story Effectively
To succeed in digital transformation you need to be able to communicate complex information to a broad audience - to the C-Suite executives who make decisions, to the Board of Directors overseeing the corporation, to those leading change and to the employees implementing it. This session will offer new insights into how to turn data and analytics into a compelling narrative that will help drive change.
Cindy Xiong, Assistant Professor, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Fireside Chat: Top Priorities and Challenges for Digital Transformation
Join ITWC’s Jim Love in this conversation with Franco Chirichella, President, CEO and Chief Digital Officer, Innovapost as he offers his perspective on issues such as cyber security, social & environmental leadership (ESG), enterprise agility, skills development and the battle for talent, modular/platform-based reference architecture, innovation.
Franco will talk about the greatest opportunities and risks, which are the best short term & long term plays and what IT leaders need to build into their plan to be successful.
Franco Chirichella, President, CEO and Chief Digital Officer, Innovapost
Jim Love, CIO, ITWC
AI, Ethics and Performance - Applying AI For a Sustainable Growth Advantage
Many organizations are looking for AI solutions to power growth. But a one-dimensional approach to AI that doesn’t recognize the ethical pitfalls risks sabotaging that growth.
This session will discuss some of the key aspects of successful AI deployment - central to this is creating AI that is both not constrained by the limitations and prejudices of its creators but that also delivers sustainable results
Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO SalesChoice
Closing Panel – From Diverse to Metaverse, From NFT to Cryptocurrency
What Impact Will Emerging and Growing Technologies Have on Your Business in Canada?
Moderated by Koleya Karringten, CEO Absolute Combustion International, Executive Director Canadian Blockchain Consortium
Rick Huijbregts, Global Lead, Smart Cities, Stantec
Jonathan Anderson, Aviso, Aviso Wealth
CIO Awards & Reception