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Events

IT Media Group events promote conversations among IT executives, enabling them to share knowledge, opinions and best practices in a comfortable private setting.



Security: Training for Users (video)

The IT Media Group's roundtable, Securing Information in an Unsecure World, drew a full roster of IT and Security executives. Discussion addressed incident response, the implications of the millenium generation, internal threats and, in this segment extract, the importance of user education.

See also: Roundtable: Securing Information in an Unsecure World

Roundtable: Crunch Time for CIOs (Toronto)

On June 4, 2015, The IT Media Group brought together 16 IT executives from a variety of private and public-sector organizations in the Toronto area for a roundtable called “Crunch Time for CIOs”, which focussed on a variety of issues around cloud computing. Sponsor for this CIO Master Series Roundtable was Salesforce, represented at the table by Chris Makkreel, Head of Solution Engineering.

Cloud computing is impacting the IT organization in a variety of ways, and IT executives now find themselves in the position of no longer being the company’s sole source of applications and services. While some technology leaders see this as a threat to their traditional domain, others see it as an opportunity collaborate more fully with line-of-business leaders and recast themselves as business enablers, rather than impediments.

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Roundtable: The CIO in a Data-driven World (Calgary)

On May 28, 2015, The IT Media Group brought together 19 IT executives from a variety of private and public-sector organizations in the Calgary area to discuss “The CIO in a Data-driven World”. Sponsor for this CIO Master Series Roundtable was Hitachi Data Systems Canada, represented at the table by CTO, Paul Lewis.

The brave new world of data-driven decision-making is presenting CIOs with a variety of challenges, many of which are complicated by the economic downturn in Canada. In Alberta, this downturn is especially pronounced due to the sharp decline in oil prices.

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Strategic Insights: Securing Information in an Unsecure World (Ottawa)

Three experts from diverse backgrounds took the stage in Ottawa recently to explore some of today’s most challenging IT security issues.

Produced by The IT Media Group, the Strategic Insights session featured Neils Johnson, Principal Technologist for event sponsor Symantec, a Vice President in charge of security for a large public corporation and another VP with security responsibility in a private firm that has very high security requirements. Names of the latter individuals have been withheld upon request. Chairing the session was John Pickett, VP, Executive Programs for The IT Media Group.

The invitation-only breakfast event for IT executive peers drew an audience of high-ranking executives from government, academia and the private sector.

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Strategic Insights: Securing Information in an Unsecure World (Montreal)

A wealth of excellent information on a variety of IT security issues was presented at The IT Media Group (ITMG) Strategic Insights breakfast “Securing Information in an Unsecure World”, held November 20 in Montreal.

The session was hosted by John Pickett, VP, Executive Programs, ITMG, who interviewed guest experts Neils Johnson, Principal Technologist for Symantec, Matt Broda, Technical Fellow – Security with Bell Canada, and Sébastien Lapointe, Information Security Officer, National Bank of Canada.

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Roundtable: Innovation in the Cloud (Toronto)

The IT Media Group’s recent roundtable, “Innovation in the Cloud”,   brought together 13 IT executives from a variety of Toronto area private and public-sector organizations to discuss challenges and approaches related to Cloud. Sponsor for this CIO Master Series roundtable was Hitachi Data Systems Canada, represented at the table by CTO, Paul Lewis.

When it comes to innovation, the participating CIOs saw Cloud primarily as an enabler, allowing them to try out new things relatively cheaply and without a big commitment of time and resources. At this point, they are not looking at Cloud as a strong force for innovation in and of itself.

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Roundtable: Putting Business-Value Creation on Steroids

A dozen senior IT executives from a cross-section of private and public-sector organizations gathered in Toronto on March 5 to exchange ideas and share best practices around “Putting Business Value Creation on Steroids”.

This CIO Master Series roundtable, produced by The IT Media Group (ITMG) and sponsored by IBM Canada, explored a number of themes that impact the relationship between IT and the business. David Drury, General Manager, IBM Global Technology Services, took a seat at the table and shared his insights and customer learnings.

The discussion focused on a variety of issues including: impact of social media; Big Data challenges; accommodating the needs and demands of the business; promoting and enabling innovation; finding the right skill sets; getting people engaged; creating good vendor partnerships; and public sector procurement.

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Past Attendees


ADP - VP Architecture & Infrastructure

AESO - VP, Information Technology

Agnico Eagle Mines - VP, IT

Agrium - Global Mgr., IT Security

Agrium - Senior Director IT Shared Services

Aimia - SVP & Global CIO

Ainsworth Engineered - Director IT

Air Canada Vacations - Director IT

Alberta Energy Regulator - Director, Office of the CIO

Anthem Properties - VP IS

AON Risk Solutions Canada - Head of IT

Aviva Canada - VP, Architecture & Strategy

Bank of America Merrill Lynch - CTO

BC Ferry Services - VP & CIO

Bellatrix Exploration - Director, Information Technology

Bentall Kennedy - VP IT

Black Press - CTO

BlackBerry - VP Corporate IT

BMO Financial Group - Head of Services Delivery

Bombardier Aerospace - CISO

Bonavista Petroleum - Head of IT

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Global CIO

Bow Valley College - Director, IT Services

Bridgewater Bank - Head of IT

BuildDirect - VP IT

Bulk Barn - Head, IT

Burnco - CIO

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec - VP, IT Planning, Architecture, Governance, Operations

Calfrac Well Services - Head of IT

Canada Mortgage and Housing - VP, Information & Technology

Canadian Depository for Securities - CIO

Canadian Direct Insurance - CTO

Canadian Payments Association - VP & CIO

Canucks Sports - Head of IT

Capgemini - Service Delivery Director

CAPREIT - CIO

Cardel Homes - VP MIS

Cargojet - CIO

CCS Corp. - VP IT

Centerra Gold - Director IT & Comm

CIBC - Senior Director, Infrastructure Planning & Engineering

CIBC - SVP & CIO, Retail and Business Banking Technology

CIBC Mellon - AVP, Enterprise Architecture

CIBC Mellon - SVP & CIO

Cineplex Entertainment - CTO

City of Brampton - Senior Manager, IT Architecture & Planning

City of Richmond Hill - CIO

City of Toronto - Director of Strategic Planning & Architecture

CN Rail Service - Chief Information Security Officer

Coast Capital Savings - VP Technology

Concordia University - AVP & CIO

Crescent Point Energy - Head of IT

Dairy Farmers of Ontario - Head of IT and Administration

Dale Parizeau Morris Mackenzie - VP, IT

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP - Director, Information Technology

DealerTrack Canada - Director, Technology

Defence Construction Canada - Corporate Manager, IT

Deloitte - Director, Cyber Risk

Dentons - Canada CIO

Devon Energy - Director, Integrated Business Services

Direct Cash - VP IT & Security

Dynamic Tire Corp - CIO

D+H Partnership - VP, Head of Canadian Mortgage Technology

eHealth Ontario - VP, IT Systems & Services

Encana - Director, InfoSec

Enbridge Inc. - VP, Technology and Information Services

Enerflex - CIO

Enerplus - VP. IS

ENMAX - VP, IT & PMO

Essential Energy Services - Director, IT

Expedia Cruise Ship Centers - VP IS

FGL Sports - VP, Information Technology

Fix Auto Canada - COO & SVP

Flightnetwork.com - CIO

FT Services - CIO

FundServ - CIO

Genus Capital Management - CTO

Genworth Financial Inc. - VP IT

Golder Associates - CTO

Gran Tierra Energy - Director IT

Grant Thornton LLP - CIO

Greenwin Inc - VP, Information Technology

Groupe Dynamite - Director, IT

GSK Canada - IT Director

GTAA - Acting CIO

H&R Block Canada - VP IT

Hewitt Equipment Ltd. - VP & CIO

Hitachi - CTO, Americas

Home Trust Company - CIO

Home Trust Company - CTO

Home Trust Company - VP & CISO

Horizon North Logistics - CIO

IBM Canada - Associate Partner, Payments Industry

Indigo Books and Music - CIO

ivari - SVP & CIO

JP Morgan Chase Canada - Executive Director, Information Risk Management

Keyera Energy - Director, Information Technology

KnowledgeOne - CIO

LaFarge Canada - Director, IT

Landmark Cinemas Canada - VP, IT

LCBO - Director, Applications Systems

LCBO - SVP & CIO

Leisureworld Senior Care Corp - VP IS

Lightstream Resources - Head, Information Services

London Drugs - GM IT

Loto-Quebec - Corporate Director, InfoSec

Magna International Inc - VP & Global Leader, IT (CIO)

March Networks - VP Professional Services & CIO

McCain Foods Limited - Manager InfoSec

McInnis Cement - Director of Information Technology

Medical Pharmacies Group - VP, Information Technology

MEG Energy - Manager, Information Technology Solutions & Services

MMM Group - CIO

Montreal Police Service - CIO

Morguard Investments - CIO

Moulding & Millwork - CIO

National Bank of Canada - Information Security Officer

National Capital Commission - Chief, IT infrastructure & Support Services

NHL Players' Association - Head, Security & Technology

Northbridge Financial Corp - CIO

OEC Group Canada - Vice President, Information Technology and Client solutions

Oildex - VP, Architecture & Infrastructure

Olympia Financial Group - CIO

OMERS - SVP IT

Ontario Pension Board - CTO

Ontario Trillium Foundation - CIO

Osum Oil Sands Corp - Manager, IS

Ottawa Police Service - CIO

Pacific Western Transportation - CIO

Packers Plus - Global IT Director

Pason Systems - Manager, Digital Communications & Corporate IT

Patient News - CTO

Peel District School Board - CIO

Pengrowth Corp - Director IS

Penn West Exploration - Snr. Manager, IT Operations

Peterson Investment Group - Head of IT

PFB Corp. - CIO

Pizza Pizza - CIO & VP, IT

Precision Drilling - VP, IT

Precision Drilling - Director, IT Infrastructure & Security

PSP Investments - Snr. Director, Internal Audit & Business Infosec

Public Works and Government Services Canada - Director, IT Security Directorate

PwC - Managing Director, Real Estate Technology Advisory

Qantas - Global CIO

Queen's University - Director, Information Technology

RBC Royal Bank - Head of Application Security, Data Protection & Security Consulting

Regal Lifestyle Communities - CIO

Revera Inc. - CIO

Revera Inc. - Security Architect

Ricoh Canada - VP,IT

RioCan Property Services - VP IT

Rogers Communications - SVP, Customer Experience IT

ROM - CIO

Russel Metals - VP,IS

Scotiabank - Head, Systems Architecture & Platform Modernization

Scotiabank - VP - International Systems Technology

Scotiabank - Director, Architecture & Engineering

Sears Canada - Divisional VP, Information Technology Services

Secure Energy Services - GM, IT

Shaw Communications - VP, Technology Operations

Shaw Communications - Director, Risk Management

SMART Technologies - Director, IS Corporate Services

Smartcentres - Director IS, IT

Societe de Transport de Montreal - Division Head - Security and Compliance

Street Capital Financial - CIO

Sun Life Financial - AVP, Data & Business Intelligence Services

Sun Life Financial - VP Application Ops & Services

Suncor Energy Inc. - Director, Application Portfolio Optimization, I&PM, Business Services

Symcor - CTO, VP Technology Services

Talisman Energy - SVP IT & Business Services

TD Bank - Enterprise Architect

Teknion - SVP, CIO

TELUS - Chief Security Architect

Tervita Corporation - VP, Information Technology

The Hudsons Bay Company - VP Technology

The Hudson's Bay Company - SVP & CIO

The Source - VP, Information Technology

TMX Group - VP, CISO

Toromont Industries - VP & CIO

Toronto District School Board - Chief Technology Officer

Toronto Hospital for Sick Children - Director of Technology

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) - Chief Enterprise Architect

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) - CIO

Toyota Canada - National Manager, IS

Transamerica Life Canada - CIO

Trican Well Services Ltd. - Director, Business Information Systems

Tridel Corporation - CIO

Trillium Health Partners - IT Director, Applications & Clinical Informatics

UFA Cooperative - VP & CIO

University of Calgary - Executive Director, Development Services

University of Ottawa - CIO

University of Ottawa - Senior Director IT Services & Infrastructure

University of Waterloo - Director, Technology Entrepreneurship

Vancity - VP Technology & Solutions

Viterra - Director Enterprise Technology

World Health - Director IT

Wolseley Canada - CIO & COO

Yellow Pages Group - Director - Enterprise Data Management

York Region District School Board - CIO

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