CIO Canada Public Sector Summit | Jun 11, 2020 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - CIO Canada Public Sector Summit

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Panel

Steering Cultural Change

An IT executive's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years. Most leaders supervise teams and units beyond their IT department. Due to these changes in responsibilities, their success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, these roles have become both more attractive and more demanding. 

Takeaways: 

  • What are the significant changes regarding the role of the IT Executive 
  • How to keep up with the changing requirements  
  • How to properly measure an IT executive's success

Presented by:

Jenny Alfandary, Chief Information Officer, Metrolinx

 

Tammy Belanger, Assistant Deputy Minister, Benefits Delivery Modernization, Employment and Social Development Canada

 

Dugald Topshee, CIO, Department of Justice Canada View details

 
 
 

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Presentation

Integrate Once, Reuse Everywhere - IBM Security and the Open Cybersecurity Alliance

In late 2019, IBM joined forces with 17 other cybersecurity vendors - including McAfee, Crowdstrike and others - to form the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) to promote open and interoperable cybersecurity. Recognizing that most companies have too many cybersecurity tools to manage, too much data in too many places, and not enough skilled security professionals, OCA members subscribe to the mantra "Integrate once, reuse everywhere" to enable security teams to focus on solving security issues rather than getting tools to work together. Now up to 27 members, the OCA is becoming a powerful force in the cybersecurity industry. 

Chris Bontempo leads Marketing and Offerings for IBM Security in North America and will discuss how the OCA members are working together and contributing foundational technologies under the open-source Apache 2.0 license, to enable security solutions to communicate with each other over a standard fabric during the entire threat management life cycle.

 He'll also demonstrate how IBM Security is implementing foundational open-source OCA technologies like STIX-Shifter, OpenDXL and OpenC2 in its new open security platform, the IBM Cloud Pak for Security, to help clients transform threat hunting and detection, security analytics, operations and response and beyond.

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 

Presented by:

Chris Bontempo, IBM Security Marketing Leader, IBM View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Think Tank

Measuring the Business of the CIO and CFO

What you measure, you get. This session will review the journey of a team which has implemented over 200 dashboards with data from ~400 enterprise systems. Tips for ratifying financial, project, staffing, customer satisfaction, operational and information risk measures in large teams (2,300 and $0.5B annual spend) will be reviewed. 

 

Presented by:

Jesse Tutt, Program Lead - IT Analytics COE, Alberta Health Services

 
 

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation in the COVID Era: The Power and Proliferation of Private Interconnection in the Government and Public Sector

COVID has forced the world to change the way in which we live and work. Consumption Patterns have shifted from traditional in-person close quarter, office-based environments to more technology centric, tele-working scenarios. How are Governmental/Public Sector entities preparing to scale and ensure compliance? Canada's own Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are creating evolving challenges in how Governments/Public Sector leverage the cloud and cloud-based communications platforms. 

 How can Governments/Public Sector prepare for this evolving technology climate while ensuring compliance? The answer is by embracing Private Interconnection and the Digital Edge - creating and moving regulatory and communication environments to in-country nexus points where real-time communication, collaboration, data collection, and storage converge. 

 This session will provide valuable insights on how Government/Public Sector entities globally are leveraging Platform Equinix and the Digital Edge to enable Secure, Compliant, Performant and Scalable access to the public clouds, cloud-based collaboration platforms and counterparties in the government/public & private sectors.

Sponsored by:

Equinix View details

 
 

Presented by:

Sanjeevan Srikrishnan, Senior Global Solutions Architect, Equinix View details

 
 
 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Thought Leadership

"The NEED for SPEED: Building multiple Production COVID-19 Applications in days - A BC Gov Developers Exchange Case Study"

Following the tremendous success of delivering over 200 production digital applications, the BC Developers Exchange has become recognized as a global award winner and leader in new approaches to digital government innovation. Please join Todd Wilson, who designed and delivered the BC Developers' Exchange transformation platform, as he walks through how his "Digital Delivery" group accelerated innovation by 10 fold while driving $19.2 million dollars in cost savings. Todd will conclude his presentation by providing his advice on how to apply this approach to your organization. .

Sponsored by:

Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 

Presented by:

Todd Wilson, Chief Strategist, Red Hat Canada Limited

 
 

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Executive Exchanges and Networking

 

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchanges and Networking

 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchanges and Networking

 

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch


 

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Executive Exchanges and Networking

 

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

Executive Exchanges and Networking

 

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Executive Exchanges and Networking

 

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm

Transition to Afternoon Sessions


 

2:05 pm - 2:25 pm

Thought Leadership

Understanding and Managing Third-Party Risk with Visibility, Insight and Action!
To enable their own digital transformations, government organizations are increasingly relying on an expansive ecosystem of third parties and technologies to broaden, enhance and optimize their capabilities.  By leveraging the extended digital capabilities external partners and emerging technologies provide, departments can rapidly mobilize, deploy, support and maintain critical business capabilities.  However, these expansive interconnected relationships with contractors, coupled with new and emerging technologies (e.g., Internet of Things (IoT), open APIs, Artificial Intelligence (AI), etc., as well as ever increasing cyber threats are leading to inherited mission risks. In fact, third-party risk is not just one type of risk - it consists of security risk, access risk, compliance risk, resiliency risk, cyber risk, fraud risk, technologies risk and more. As a digitally connected and enabled government organizations ecosystem grows it requires more efficient, scalable and risk-based capabilities because traditional methods are not scalable for growing third party ecosystems. This session will help identify the risk considerations organizations face with a rapidly expanding third-party ecosystem and how organizations can bring together intelligence, continuous risk monitoring capabilities, manage external (third and fourth parties and IoT technologies), implement a program to evaluate and monitor third party performance, understand the maturity of your third-party risk management program as well as leverage a risk-driven approach to identify, assess, evaluate, treat, and monitor third party risk so that you can optimally leverage and take advantage of your supply chain ecosystem.

Sponsored by:

RSA View details

 
 

Presented by:

Dan Carayiannis, RSA Archer Public Sector Director, RSA

 
 

2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

Think Tank

2020 Focus: The People

Successful IT executives focus on the people. Leaders need to read shifts in environmental context including organizational strategy, external driving factors and new opportunities to deliver value to end users. It's important for IT executives to partner with others both within and outside of the organization to aid with the shift in workforce dynamics, emerging technologies and urgent needs of the user base. 

 Takeaways: 

  • IT executives need to focus on aligning strategy to results and tracking tech debt incurred during times of crisis 
  • Employee empowerment is critical to delivering organizational results enabled by IT  
  • Leadership needs to bridge the strategy of the organization with the capabilities of their teams and recognize when status quo is no longer sufficient

Presented by:

Elizabeth Rhodenizer, CIO, Public Service Commission of Canada

 

Think Tank

Automating Cybersecurity

IT security professionals all face one major issue: being asked to do more, with less resources. Automation and integration are a necessity in order to meet the demands of an organization's security needs. Managing risk without diminishing the speed and quality of development is achievable by integrating security into agile processes, like DevOps or CI/CD. Since most security teams are understaffed, automated solutions are becoming a requirement, rather than an option to properly manage the ever-increasing workload. 

Takeaways:

  • Automation is required to meet today's security demand 
  • DevOps can operate more efficiently with CI/CD  
  • IT security staff are responsible for more than ever
 

2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

Executive Boardroom

Recent Insights Into the Tactics and Targets of the Cyber Threat landscape

Please join Josh Burgess, Lead Technical Cyber Intelligence Advisor for CrowdStrike, as he discusses the significant events and trends in cyber threat activity observed within the Public Sector and other industries. With input from CrowdStrike's global observations, illustrated with real-world case studies that provide insight into today's adversaries and their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), he will discuss actionable recommendations that can guide your cybersecurity strategy and help defend against sophisticated attacks in 2020 and beyond.

 Topics covered will include: 

  • The latest lures and attacks revolving around COVID-19
  •  Content on the evolution of ransomware and threat actors 
  • A review of how criminal groups are successfully breaching Canadian organizations

Sponsored by:

Crowdstrike View details

 
 

Presented by:

Josh Burgess, Lead Global Technical Threat Advisor, Crowdstrike

 
 

3:05 pm - 3:10 pm

Closing Remarks