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Meet the Workshop Speakers

Meet the leaders who will explore essential skills and strategies for modern CIOs.




Nasheen Liu is a Partner and SVP of CIO Program Strategy at the IT Media Group, where she oversees strategic initiatives that impact the IT executive community. In addition, she chairs a cross-industry CIO Advisory Board that provides guidance on compelling issues and topics for senior IT leaders and the vendor community. Nasheen has more than 20 years of technology industry experience driving marketing mandates for companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises. Furthermore, she is an avid advocate for women in technology and leadership, giving back by providing pro-bono coaching, mentoring and sponsorship to aspiring candidates at all career levels.

As CTO, Paul Lewis drives Pythian’s technology strategy, helping enterprises leverage and scale their data and cloud assets to deliver valuable business outcomes. As a 25+ year global CTO and technology executive, Paul is well-known in the industry for his dynamic technology evangelism, client executive advocacy, and technological and business acumen. In addition, Paul serves on the Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) and Master of Management Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) advisory boards at the Schulich School of Business, the IT Media Group advisory board, a Technical Advisor to the board of WSIB, and as an executive analyst at GigaOm.

Julie Hansen is an award-winning business counsellor who has helped transform hundreds of organizations over the last 25 years. As VP & Global Executive Advisor at Salesforce, she helps simplify complex problems to identify actionable paths to realize growth and scalability. A strong supporter of ESG and DEI initiatives, Julie coaches women leaders globally and serves on the board of Forward Together, which focuses on advancing women. She holds degrees in Business, Computer Science and Psychology and certifications from Arizona State University, MIT Sloan and Harvard.

John Comacchio is the Senior Vice President and CIO at Teknion Corporation, where he is responsible for providing enterprise-wide technology vision, leadership and management. Previously, he was a Principal at KPMG Consulting, General Manager of US Interactive Toronto, the Information Technology Officer at Nissan Canada, and a Nissan North America CIO Council member. In addition, John sits on a series of Advisory Boards, bringing external strategic insights into view through his expertise, skills, and knowledge. He holds an Ivey MBA from Western University.

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The IT Media Group is an award-winning producer of events and content for senior IT executives. Based in Toronto, our leadership team includes some of the most experienced and well-respected media, technology and business professionals serving the IT executive community in Canada.

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