CIO Public Sector Summit Canada | June 12, 2019 | Ottawa Marriott Hotel - Ottawa, ON, Canada

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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.

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - CIO Public Sector Summit Canada

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Sylvain Perras, Former Chief Information Officer, City of Montreal

 
 

8:55 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

Leveraging AI to Fuel the Future

Artificial intelligence is continuing to be one of the hottest topics no matter what industry you're in. However, there is still discussion on the future of AI and its effect on our everyday lives. One side feels that it is a threat to the more routine jobs as it changes entire industries while the other side feels that AI's capabilities pale in comparison to the human mind. The fact remains that AI is trending into aspects of our lives and our work. This panel will gather industry leaders to put AI's emerging trends into perspective. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Learn more about how to implement AI into your or organization  
  2. Rethink the way humans and machines interact 
  3. Discuss how AI can drive new offerings and business models

Presented by:

Marc Brouillard, CTO, Government of Canada

 
 

9:30 am - 10:05 am

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Keynote Presentation

A New Era of Strategic Challenges and Strategic Responses

A world that is seemingly upended. Geo-strategic alliances are under stress; democracies are subjected to persistent overt and covert attacks; technology continues to run ahead of policy controls; while simultaneously disrupting the workplace as well as families in their homes. Most important in the face of all of these challenges are the sustainability of our economy, the successful integration of technological innovation, and the maintenance of trust in public institutions. The described drivers are transforming societies around the globe. Our responses to those challenges are key. Essential to that objective will be our ability to protect and grow critical public services that serve all citizens in a democracy like Canada - - a place where ethics, the rule of law, free markets and good governance resonate around the world. 

Join IBM Canada's Ray Boisvert as he discusses the global threat environment, the challenges targeting Canadian interests, as well as the strategic responses necessary to ensure the critical mission of the Canadian Public Service.

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 

Ray Boisvert, Associate Partner - Ontario - IBM Security Services, IBM View details

 
 
 

10:10 am - 10:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Future of Autonomous Things

Today, we are seeing more Autonomous Things technology than ever before. As a result, functions formerly performed by humans are being replaced with AI. This technology's automation goes beyond the automation by using AI to deliver innovative behaviors that interact more efficiently and effectively with their surroundings and with their end-users.

Takeaways:

  1. Cover the latest innovations in autonomous and networked entities for 2019
  2. Learn how these innovations will shape the different industries and business landscapes
  3. Discuss the potential compromises to privacy and safety in the future of AI

Presented by:

Dugald Topshee, Chief Information Officer, Department of Justice Canada View details

 
 
 

10:35 am - 10:45 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:50 am - 11:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Government & Enterprise Industry: Performance, Security and Compliancy in the Digital Era

The Global Regulatory climate is shifting, with the introduction of personal information protection (PIP) laws world wide. Spanning from Canada's own Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - the new regulatory landscape creates evolving challenges for enterprises to move, store, and process large data sets in compliant, performant, and secure ways. 

How can enterprises prepare and ensure compliance? The answer is by embracing the digital edge- creating and moving regulatory environments to where data collection and storage occurs. This session will overview how enterprises in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, across multiple industries, are already architecting their business to take advantage of hybrid cloud and performance infrastructure solutions leveraging Equinix's 200+ global interconnection data centers, ensure compliance with PIP regulations, and performance and readiness to serve their customers and end-users in the digital era.

Sponsored by:

Equinix View details

 
 

Sanjeevan Srikrishnan, Senior Global Solutions Architect, Equinix View details

 
 
 

11:20 am - 11:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Bringing Down the Barriers

With the role of the CIO expanding, CIOs are being pushed to increase digital business by using IT in ways that deliver cost saving methods and increased levels of productivity, as well as new opportunities. However, many believe that current methods for these opportunities have reached their end. As a result, it is time to reconfigure these methods in new, unique ways.

Takeaways:

  1. Latest strategies or methods to increase digital business
  2. How to confront resiliency or resistance to new digital initiatives
  3. The different types of behavioral patterns or mindsets to confront

Presented by:

Daniel Steeves, CIO, Ottawa Police Service

 
 

11:50 am - 12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

DevOps: The New Movement Promising Speed, Agility & Predictability

The DevOps movement not only challenges traditional IT philosophies, organizational structures and processes, but also requires deep changes to culture.

What is DevOps? What are its core principles? How should leaders introduce DevOps into their organizations? What are the considerations around organization structure, processes, software tooling and culture? 

Join Michael Cardy, Chief Strategist Red Hat, as he shares his research and practical insights of how Canadian enterprises have achieved DevOps successes

Sponsored by:

Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 

Mike Cardy, Chief Technology Strategist - Canada, Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 
 

12:20 pm - 12:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Enabling a user-centric approach to cyber security

The increased focus on digital transformation, coupled with the rapid evolution of technology, has made cyber security even more of a key strategic priority for business. However, in an era where ?digital? is synonymous with words like agility, adaptability, speed and seamless user experience, traditional risk-averse approaches to cyber security are no longer acceptable. We will discuss how security and usability need to be complimentary ideas, including different ways to achieve an acceptable balance of both. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Changing the culture of cyber security to focus on designing around user needs  
  2. Actions your organization can take to establish a user-centric approach 
  3. Sharing stories about the Government of Canada's journey to changing its cyber security culture

Presented by:

Imraan Bashir, Executive Director, Cyber Security, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat - Government of Canada View details

 
 
 

12:45 pm - 1:55 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CXO

A CXO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CXOs supervise teams and units beyond their IT department. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CXO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CXO has become both more attractive and more demanding.

Takeaways:

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CXO?
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements
  3. How to properly measure a CXO's success

Moderated by:

Sylvain Perras, Former Chief Information Officer, City of Montreal

 

Panelists:

Tammy Labelle, CIO, Public Services and Procurement Canada

 

Debbie Lewis, Chief Information Officer, Royal Canadian Mint

 

MaryAnn Welke Lesage, Chief Enterprise Architect, University of Ottawa

 
 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

THE 1/10/60 MINUTE CHALLENGE: A Framework For Stopping Breaches Faster

"Breakout time" is the average time it takes an intruder to compromise a system and move laterally through a network. This concept is emerging as a critical window to stop a breach, and on average it takes one hour and 58 minutes. Best practices dictate that preventing/detecting is less than 1 minute, analyzing is less than 10 minutes, and responding in less than 60 minutes to stop these adversaries. Is your department or organization up to the challenge? 

Join CrowdStrike for an important, in-depth discussion of the common hurdles Canadian organizations face in developing and executing an effective incident response framework . We will discuss "outcome-driven metrics" that can spell the difference between an organization stopping a breach or experiencing catastrophic data loss.

Takeaways:

  1. First is Time to Detection - organizations should set a goal of allowing only one minute to detect an incident or intrusion (automated). 
  2. Second is Time to Investigation - the length of time it takes to find out if the incident is legitimate and determine next steps (containment, remediation, etc.). The best organizations do this within 10 minutes. 
  3. Third, and most important, is Time to Remediation - the period of time needed to eject the intruder and clean up your network, which may involve coordination with the business owner of that asset. The best organizations try to do this within 60 minutes.

Sponsored by:

Crowdstrike View details

 
 

Serge Bertini, Vice President Canada, Crowdstrike View details

 
 
 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Creating A Great Employee Experience to attract and retain top talent:

The labour work pool of talented technology people has become extremely competitive. Similar to using the User Experience approach in application design, CIO's are increasingly focusing on an Employee Experience concept to attract and retain top talent. It is up to the senior management to change its working environment to ensure that employees are engaged and productive to meet organizational goals. This session will provide and discuss the latest research on the Future of Work from this perspective and its implications.

Presented by:

Dr. Alan Viau, Director Business Planning & Management Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada

 
 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Realizing the full benefits of cloud through an organization readiness framework

Cloud offers tremendous business opportunities through increased scalability, flexibility, security, efficiency, user pay model and many more. In order to fully realize these benefits, organizations must ensure they have the right processes, skillsets and technologies. Organizations who plan on leveraging cloud computing should measure and understand their current cloud readiness and establish a maturity roadmap.

Takeaways:

  1. Why is cloud organizational readiness important
  2. What are the implications of designing, deploying and operating solutions in the cloud: peoples, processes and technologies
  3. How can you assess your cloud organizational readiness

Presented by:

Martin St-Yves, Assistant Deputy Minister, Statistics Canada

 
 

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:45 pm - 4:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Navigating Security & Risk in a Changing IT Landscape

Agile, DevOps, containers, microservices and The Cloud are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. But, while there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Is this change necessary? If so, how can this change be accommodated effectively, safely? This session will cover some common elements of the risk of change - and of not changing - and suggest approaches to minimize risk as you adopt these new technologies.

Takeaways:

  1. The IT Landscape will continue to change leading to new processes, new technologies and new "standard" ways of doing IT business
  2. This changing Landscape will present security challenges where you will need to balance the "pain of same" vs the "pain of change"

Presented by:

James Lindsay, Chief Architect and Engineer - Endpoint Security, Department of National Defence Canada View details

 
 
 

4:15 pm - 4:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Advisory Board Discussion

Takeaways: 

  1. 2020 Agenda Content 
  2. Call for Speakers 
  3. Vendor Suggestions

 

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs, where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CIO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers

Presented by:

Sylvain Perras, Former Chief Information Officer, City of Montreal

 
 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour