CIO Canada Summit | Nov 12, 2020 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - CIO Canada Summit

9:15 am - 9:25 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:25 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Panel

Steering Cultural Change

An IT executive's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years. Most leaders supervise teams and units beyond their IT department. Due to these changes in responsibilities, their success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, these roles have become both more attractive and more demanding.  

Takeaways: 

  • What are the significant changes regarding the role of the IT Executive 
  • How to keep up with the changing requirements 
  • How to properly measure an IT executive's success

Moderated by:

Michael Alonzi, CTO, Affari Corp

 

Panelists:

Debasis Bhaumik, VP, Information Technology, Nutrien

 

Marjan Pouran, Head of Technology & Agile Transformation, TD Bank View details

 
 

Uma Gopinath, Head of Technology and Innovation, Lush Cosmetics

 
 

10:00 am - 10:30 am

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Keynote Presentation

Open Security - from patchwork to platform

As organizations adopt new technologies and utilize the cloud for business innovation and growth, security teams are challenged with ensuring that those initiatives and missions are successful. They are faced with creating an effective security program from a fragmented patchwork of solutions and data sources that do not easily interoperate without a great deal of custom development and integration. To help address this industry wide problem, IBM joined forces with 25 other cybersecurity vendors - including McAfee and Crowdstrike - to form the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) to promote open and interoperable cybersecurity. OCA members subscribe to the mantra of "Integrate Once, Reuse Everywhere" to enable security teams to focus on solving security issues rather than getting tools to work together. Join IBM Security's Patrick Vowles, Team Lead North America Marketing to hear how the OCA members are working together and contributing foundational technologies under the open-source Apache 2.0 license to enable security solutions to communicate with each other over a standard fabric during the entire threat management life cycle.

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 

Presented by:

Patrick Vowles, Team Lead - North American Marketing - IBM Security, IBM

 
 

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Reflections on the Way Forward

Sabina will reflect upon her experiences of the last eight months. She will share her thoughts and insights on change impacting leadership, culture, digital transformation, and security

Presented by:

Sabina Posadziejewski, CIO, Government of Alberta

 
 

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

You Need to Know Who Is Accessing Your Data, But Do You Really?

Knowing who is accessing what data is at the heart of security. Today, users and attackers get to your data through a mesh of web applications, APIs, and microservices. Unfortunately, your database logs only report the querying source as an authorized intermediary application without the originating requestor's information. This blind spot causes glaring gaps during audits, slows incident response, and impede breach detection. 

Learn how to apply new ways of continuously linking originating users' information to every database access with cohesive interworking between edge WAF, server RASP, and Data Activity Monitoring tools.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 

Presented by:

Jose Gomez, Sales Engineering Manager, Imperva

 
 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

The strategic Role of RPA and Hyperautomation in Digital Transformation

Hyperautomation is a key strategic component of the digitally enabled organizations and the top trend in emerging technologies.?Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?is the?core?technology that?enables the?Hyperautomation. RPA?software robots automate?manual,?repetitive and mundane human tasks and brings?processing speed, cost savings and?quality.?RPA?technology can be?extended by artificial intelligence and?analytics?capabilities to offer smarter?and?more advanced intelligent?automation solutions.??In this session we will review some of the RPA benefits, capabilities, steps required to scale up an RPA implementation and ignite the Hyperautomation journey in the right direction. 

Takeaways: 

  • RPA benefits and opportunities Steps in an 
  • RPA journey and what tools or resources you need 
  • What to consider when scaling up the RPA implementation in your enterprise

Presented by:

Peyman Parsi, CTO, Blanclabs View details

 
 
 

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Threat Intelligence, Real-life Phishing Attacks, and Open APIs: How to Determine Organizational Risk Score

In this session, Josh Douglas, VP of Threat Intelligence at Mimecast, will explore the benefits of a consolidated cyber resilience platform to layer security, enhance visibility, and more effectively reduce mean time to remediate (MTTR). Attendees can expect to learn how to leverage an open API platform that uses shared threat intelligence to integrate with the prevention, detection, and response technologies, and identify phishing emails with machine learning using real-life attacks to train and educate end-users. With this knowledge session, attendees will gain an understanding of business risk with a Risk Score, comprised of aggregated data, to better gauge their organization's security posture.

Sponsored by:

Mimecast View details

 
 

Presented by:

Josh Douglas, Vice President of Threat Intelligence, Mimecast

 
 

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Unlocking Modernization with your Content Strategy

There is tangible electricity in the air when we talk with organizations about their need and desire to modernize. The competing forces of tightening regulations, the promise of the Cloud and the need to improve customer satisfaction has organizations scrambling to find their best path forward. Recent industry studies have agreed that the success of achieving true modernization is directly linked to transforming the access and automation of documents and unstructured content to customers, partners and employees across your enterprise. Join this session where industry experts and your peers will give insights into significant Content modernization trends and highlight a number of use cases and projects.

Sponsored by:

ASG Technologies Group, Inc. View details

 
 

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Executive Boardroom

Credential Stuffing on the Rise: How to Stay Ahead of Threats

Credential stuffing attacks are increasingly common and can leave a great deal of destruction in their wake. The Canadian government was the recent target of one such attack in which hackers obtained and used stolen credentials to access over 9,000 accounts on GCKey, the authentication system that provides access to dozens of government departments. 

Rapid detection and mitigation is critical to minimizing the impact of these attacks, and even the most mature organizations are vulnerable if they don't have the right preventative measures in place. 

 Join Matthew Marji, Sr. Product Security Engineer at Auth0, to learn: 

  • How credential stuffing attacks work 
  • What the enablers of these attacks are, and the impact they can have on your business 
  • Why a layered defense is key to detection and mitigation

Sponsored by:

Auth0

 
 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity - Dream and Reality

Artificial intelligence capabilities are these days advertised as important features and selling points of almost every technology system. In cybersecurity also a number of products claim that they can intelligently analyze behavior of both systems and humans and report detected or even predict future suspicious and malicious activities. 

Opportunities for use of AI appear to be limitless. The claims go from a promise that automated security protection will make the job of security professionals much easier up to the extreme that the (artificially) intelligent systems can entirely replace humans. But what realistically can we expect from AI? 

The answer to this question is especially important in the context of cybersecurity. Overestimating capabilities of the AI enabled cybersecurity systems could provide a false sense of security. Underestimating the value of the AI systems, on the other hand, would leave us with inefficient cybersecurity protection. In both cases our systems would be vulnerable to the attacks of those that use sophisticated AI techniques and tools. 

In this short presentation we will discuss: 

  • Key capabilities of artificial intelligence techniques (such as unsupervised, supervised, reinforcement, and deep learning, as well as rule-based systems.) 
  • Crucial importance of collecting sufficient training datasets. 
  • Where AI can replace a human and where "Human in the Loop" is a must.

Presented by:

Miroslav Kis, Director Cyber Strategic Initiatives, TMX Group View details

 
 
 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Hacking Exposed

Brian Robison has over 20 years of cybersecurity experience. As Chief Evangelist at BlackBerry, he is focused on educating and inspiring the world. During this Hacking Exposed session, Brian will reveal the tools and techniques of real-world threat actors and explain why preventing cybersecurity threats is actually possible and a much better approach than detecting and responding after the attack.

Sponsored by:

BlackBerry View details

 
 
 

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

2021 - A New Path to Digital Transformation

COVID-19 has increased the speed of digital transformation to a pace that was unimaginable twelve months ago. At the same time organizations are being forced to quickly transform their digital infrastructures, many are facing decreased IT and security budgets. Considering increased security risks targeting remote workers, rapid moves to public cloud and SaaS, and complex audit requirements, CIOs need new strategies to meet these demands. In all this confusion, many organizations overlook their digital foundation - name and IP addressing services. In this session, Infoblox will explain how a modernized digital foundation (DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management) helps to most efficiently address these IT and security challenges, under budget.

Sponsored by:

Infoblox View details

 
 

Presented by:

Michael Katz, Principal Security Specialist, Infoblox

 
 

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

From Technologist to Foundation -- Changing the Vernacular?

It's not about "the technology" anymore! 

Today the voice of the CIO/CISO and the perception of IT has been propelled forward from "apps, databases and servers" to the lifeblood of the organization's ability to exist and execute its mission. 

How we communicate with our peers, board members and our teams must evolve from the IT speak to advocating and propelling the business vision

Presented by:

Michael Alonzi, CTO, Affari Corp

 
 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Protect Against BEC Fraud, the $26B Scam That is Worse Than You Think

Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) scams have cost victimized businesses over $26 billion since 2016. Are you prepared to protect yourself and your employees from these attacks? 

What BEC and EAC have in common is that their number one target is your people. They rely on social engineering and are designed to solicit fraudulent wire transfers or payment. Attackers use various tactics, such as password spay, phishing, or malware, to compromise an email account. Once they're in, they can phish internally or launch another attack. None of these emails carry malicious payload and they are narrowly targeted at a few people within an organization, making these types of threats very hard to recognize. 

In this session, we'll discuss: 

  • Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) 
  • Best Practices: How to address and mitigate BEC and EAC risks 
  • Real-world examples of BEC and EAC attempts and lessons learned

Sponsored by:

Proofpoint View details

 
 

Presented by:

Denis Ryan, Senior Director, Advanced Technologies, Proofpoint

 
 

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Closing Remarks