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Calendar page2017 & 2018 CIO Roundtable Series

Topics are developed with the guidance of the CIO community. Our popular CIO roundtables are available for single sponsorship on a first come first served basis.

These events are by invitation only and are no-charge for qualified attendees. IT executives who wish to be included in our VIP invitation list may complete the request form on the right or by contacting ITMG directly.


(Toronto – April 6, 2017)

Sponsored by:

A Framework for Innovation

A key benefit of Digital Transformation is the ability to innovate. Ironically, one of the key roadblocks to executing a Digital Transformation strategy is the inability to innovate. CIOs must turn their organizations into the innovation engine for their company or risk being displaced by more nimble competitors. This roundtable will delve into tactics and frameworks being used by organizations to create and sustain innovation. 


(Toronto – May 18, 2017)

Sponsored by:

Business-casing in the C-suite

CIOs must lead with a clear and compelling vision that supports their organizations’ objectives. IT executives are required to ensure that their strategic investments result in tangible benefits and are supported by their peers and stakeholders. This interactive roundtable will explore various examples of how CIOs are identifying, marketing, and championing their ideas in the C-suite.


(Calgary – June 7, 2017)

Sponsored by:

A Framework for Innovation - Western Canada edition

Great ideas can come from anywhere, but ideas are not, themselves, innovation. Companies that have a track record of innovation have developed a culture, tools and processes to generate and capture ideas; assess and test concepts; and, rapidly implement and measure resulting initiatives. CIOs must look beyond their traditional roles and be the innovators to transform breakthroughs in technology into real business solutions.


(Toronto – September 28, 2017)

Sponsored by:

Data-Driven Customer Engagement

This roundtable will explore the role of the CIO and technology in elevating the customer experience. And we’ll discuss the technologies, processes and practices that support greater customer insights, and enable engagements that match your customers’ real-world experiences to their expectations.


(Toronto – November 23, 2017)

Sponsored by:

Smart Strategies for Leveraging AI

In this session, we’ll explore what AI can actually do and how it may intersect with your business needs. We’ll discuss the steps needed to ensure you are setting yourself up for success, and the pitfalls that can spell disaster.


(Toronto – February 22, 2018)

Sponsored by:

Mark Your Calendars

Content for this roundtable is currently under development. Please mark your calendars.


 CIO Soft-Skill Development*

In order to properly prepare for the next big thing, CIOs need to be equipped with the skills necessary to successfully ready their organizations for change. This roundtable will delve into the soft-skills necessary to build teams, communicate with boards, and transform the business.


Big Data and Machine Learning *

The ability to take advantage of Big Data is considered a game-changer for most organizations. CIOs have been working to define IT’s role and responsibilities around it. In 2017, machine learning becomes an add-on capability that leverages an organization's data to produce even more value. This roundtable will identify how organizations are exploiting and driving value from Big Data and Machine Learning.


IoT Security*

Very soon, more than 20 billion devices will be connected to the internet. At the same time, 200,000 new products and services will be introduced to take advantage of those devices. The proliferation of device types and data volume growth has created significant security challenges for CIOs. This roundtable will discuss tactics being used by organizations to secure their environments, while at the same time deploying new products and services that will keep them competitive.

*Sponsorship note:

Vendors wishing to sponsor an event may modify one of the listed topics or may nominate a different topic, provided that topic is of current interest and value to the executive community.

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