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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: Priorities for Surviving and Thriving in Lean Times (Calgary)

On April 7, 2016, The IT Media Group travelled to Calgary, where it hosted 13 IT executives, most of them from the oil and gas sector, at its CIO Master Series roundtable, “CIO Priorities to Survive and Thrive in Lean Times”.

John Pickett, IT Media Group VP Executive Programs, moderated the discussion, while Chris Makkreel, Head of Solution Engineering, represented event sponsor Salesforce.

While oil patch IT organizations have often had relatively smooth sailing in the face of Canadian economic downturns, this time around they have been hit hard due to the steep decline in oil prices. This session explored strategies IT leaders are taking to minimize the impact of these sizeable cutbacks.

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Roundtable: Securing Data & Applications in a Digital Enterprise

March 30, 2016

Attempts to obtain unauthorized access to corporate data and applications are growing at an alarming rate. Threats can originate from both outside and inside the organization.

At the same time, customers, regulators, and stakeholders expect that personally identifiable information (PII) is safe and secure. This is made more difficult as IT integrates their systems with outside suppliers and employees access these systems remotely using their own devices.

This roundtable will cover topics such as security through the lens of your customers, critical data management issues, protecting data sovereignty in the Cloud, best practices for securing applications, and what to expect from your security technology providers.   

Sponsor for the event is Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).  Interested IT and security executives can use this link to access our brief VIP registration form.

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Roundtable: Securing Information in the Cloud (Montreal)

On December 10, 2015 The IT Media Group brought together 11 IT executives from a variety of private and public-sector organizations for a CIO Master Series Roundtable discussion entitled, “Securing Information in the Cloud”. Sponsor for the Montreal event was Salesforce, represented at the table by Chris Makkreel, Head of Solution Engineering.

While businesses see Cloud as a great way to bring rapid and economical functionality to the organization, it demands fresh thinking about how we manage and protect corporate information.
In an environment where some enterprise systems reside with one or more Cloud vendors while others remain on premises, integration and information security issues are more complex.

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Roundtable: Tackling the Tough Cloud Integration Issues (Toronto)

On October 8, 2015, The IT Media Group brought together 17 IT executives from a variety of private and public-sector organizations in the Toronto area for a roundtable called “Tackling the Tough Cloud Integration Issues”. Sponsor for this CIO Master Series Roundtable was Salesforce, represented at the table by Chris Makkreel, Head of Solution Engineering.

As Cloud evolves, some enterprise systems may reside with one or more Cloud vendors while others remain on premises. Though not fully in control of all of these systems, CIOs will have to manage them as if they were a single computing environment. That will be a tall order, especially as hybrid environments expand and integration issues grow more complex.

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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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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

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

Yellow Pages Group - Director - Enterprise Data Management

York Region District School Board - CIO

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