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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: Securing Information in a Mobile World (Toronto)

On May 16, 2014 The IT Media Group brought together 15 Toronto area CIOs and information security executives from a variety of private and public-sector organizations to discuss “Securing Information in a Mobile World”. This CIO Master Series roundtable was sponsored by Symantec Canada, with Anuja Sharma, Director, Technical Sales, taking a seat at the table and providing her thoughts and insights.

Key topics included device security methodology, serving the needs of business users who want to use personal devices, security in the Cloud, the proliferation and management of personal devices, and data breaches & response procedures.

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Roundtable: Securing Information in an Unsecure World (Calgary)

On June 5, 2014 The IT Media Group brought together 13 CIOs and information security executives from a variety of private and public-sector organizations to discuss “Securing Information in an Unsecure World”. Sponsor for this CIO Master Series Roundtable was Symantec Canada, represented at the table by Sean Forkan, Vice President and General Manager.

The participant-driven discussion revolved around strategies, techniques and ideas for improving IT security while meeting the needs of the business.

Key topics included overcoming organizational impediments to security, obtaining more budget, using a crisis as a means of boosting security investment, value of penetration testing and social engineering, most worrisome aspects of IT security, lack of support from government and security agencies, reputational risk resulting from a security breach, need for a cultural shift in IT, building the security team, and meeting user needs.

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Roundtable: Securing Information in an Unsecure World

Many pressing issues around enterprise security were discussed in depth at The IT Media Group’s recent Master Series roundtable “Securing Information in an Unsecure World”, held Dec. 6, 2013 in Toronto. Turnout for the event was excellent, with 19 CIOs and CISOs in attendance from a variety of private-sector (e.g., financial services, retail, healthcare, natural resources, real estate) and public-sector (e.g., Govt. of Ontario, healthcare, education) organizations. Sponsor for the event was Symantec Canada.

Here are some of the highlights:

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Roundtable: The Economics of Big Data

The volume of data captured by or available to all organizations is growing at a staggering rate. It’s coming at you faster from real-time transactions, online customer interactions and social media sources. And it’s coming in a variety of flavours from traditional to exotic.

Over the next couple of years we expect to see a widening gap in performance and competitiveness between the companies that understand Big Data and are able to exploit it and those that have yet to figure it out. Leading firms are already exploiting Big Data to predict financial and information risk, identify fraud, predict customer behaviour, identify new markets, and to drive a host of industry-specific initiatives. So how do you make the economics of Big Data work for your organization?

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Roundtable: The CIO in Transition (Toronto)

By the very nature of their job, CIOs have always had to be adept at adjusting to change. But never before have they been so challenged by such sweeping change on so many fronts; changes that demand innovative responses from CIOs in order to to survive and help their companies remain competitive.

Roundtable members discussed the key factors that are impacting their role now and that they expect will impact it in the future. They shared their current responses to those influences, and what longer term steps they are contemplating to ensure that they remain strategically important members of the executive team.

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Roundtable: Winning Tactics for Hard Times (Calgary)

In the midst of today’s global economic turmoil, Canadian CIOs face enormous challenges in meeting the expectations of their CEOs and corporate stakeholders. Participants shared successful tactics and innovative ideas for fulfilling the CIO’s mandate in the midst of continuing tight budgets and economic uncertainty, including strategies for improving vendor relationships, negotiating better deals, and creating more synergy with vendors.

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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

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 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

Dentons - Canada CIO

Devon Energy - Director, Integrated Business Services

Direct Cash - VP IT & Security

Dynamic Tire Corp - CIO

eHealth Ontario - VP, IT Systems & Services

Encana - Director, InfoSec

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

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

Ottawa Police Service - CIO

Pacific Western Transportation - CIO

Packers Plus - Global IT Director

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 - 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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