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Roundtable: CIO Essentials for Digital Transformation

On December 9, 2016, 17 IT executives from the Toronto area gathered for another of The IT Media’s Group’s highly regarded Master Series Roundtables, this one entitled “CIO Essentials to Digital Transformation”. This very interactive discussion was moderated by Jeff Ishii, ITMG’s Chief Technologist, and sponsored by Salesforce, represented at the table by Chris Makkreel, Head of Solution Engineering.

Digital Transformation supports the technology innovation agenda of a company’s business strategy. CIOs need to understand the benefits that can be realized for their industry and communicate those benefits effectively to their business partners.

In this private roundtable, the executives explored how digital transformation is being managed across industries. Participants shared insights about how technology is being used to drive revenue and optimize costs.

Key discussion topics included: using digital technologies to create new business models; realizing benefits from such new models; stimulating innovation within the IT organization and the company; leveraging the abilities and creativity of millennials; meeting the ongoing challenges of security; educating Boards on the need for technology innovation and risk mitigation; and overcoming the barriers to technology innovation.

Session Highlights Videos

Tackling security complexity

How to address security while executing digital transformation.


Creating a digital business

CIO's discuss the creation of a digital business.


Risk issues & the Board

Dealing with risk and working with the board.


Post session interviews

Chris Makkreel - Digital disruption and security considerations


Amar Narain - The digital transformation journey


Stephen Frank - Enabling digital innovation


Anju Virmani - Working with startups


The IT Media Group’s CIO Master Series is one of the most successful event programs for IT executives in Canada, bringing together scores of senior level peers for thoughtful private discussions around the top issues facing enterprise IT. For a better understanding of these events please visit our Video section.

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