CXO Think Tank Vancouver | June 15, 2017 | Pan Pacific Vancouver - Vancouver, BC, Canada

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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, June 15, 2017 - CXO Think Tank Vancouver

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Registration and Greeting

 

1:30 pm - 1:35 pm

Opening Remarks and Welcome Address

 

1:35 pm - 2:10 pm

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Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation - A Fireside Chat on How to Architect Your Digital Platform for Success

The digital economy is forcing enterprises of all types to transform how they connect customers, partners, employees and operations. Learn about the unique challenges that face Canadian companies with a cloud migration strategy and learn how a Canadian enterprise addressed these pain points. This interactive fireside chat will highlight solutions that you can consider to localize the delivery of cloud-supported services to your customers, employees, and partners.

Sponsored by:

Equinix View details

 
 
 

2:15 pm - 2:55 pm

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CXO Roundtable

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Presented by:

Alma Barranco-Mendoza, CIO, Canadian Space Society View details

 
 

CXO Roundtable

Planning for a MultiCloud Future

The promise of the cloud is almost beyond compare; infinite computing resources, unmatched reliability and uptime, instantaneous service availability, simplistic self-service and provisioning, and the low-low prices of a buy by the drink model. These are the reasons behind the rush to the cloud that we are currently experiencing, but the wholesale adoption does bring a downside - as more and more capability is moved to the cloud, more and more cloud providers are utilized since, for the most part, each provider offers only a limited suite of services. The MultiCloud environment that creates a new set of challenges that IT leaders need to overcome, notably resiliency, interoperability/integration, and security and compliance through careful planning and the lessons learned from building complex on premise distributed systems. 

Takeaways: 

  • As enterprises move to the cloud, MultiCloud environments will increasingly become the norm, not the exception 
  • Consistent planning and thoughtful architecture will be essential to efficient and effective cloud deployments 
  • IT leaders do not need to be alarmed, they've been down the complex environment path before, but they do need to be careful

Presented by:

Bonnie-Lynn Holter, Director of Information Technology, Conifex Timber Inc. View details

 
 
 

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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Visionary Partner Presentation

Changing the Game: Accelerating the Delivery of Value by Transforming Organization Structure, Process, Tooling and Culture through Client Case Studies.

In response to increasing competitive pressures, organizations are requiring technology capabilities to not only accelerate the delivery of new digital services, but also need greater agility to adapt to ever changing conditions, fundamentally transforming internal processes, tooling, architectures and corporate culture.  

This presentation will walk through the Province of BC's remarkable transformative journey, from its initial vision, to the execution and realization of unprecedented, digital transformation outcomes. Moreover, the Province has also created an external, developer exchange platform allowing the sharing of ideas, application source code with the community, effectively fostering innovation through collaboration with external parties around the globe. 

We intend to discuss the impact of the tool capabilities on the development of new culture shifts, new processes and organizational structure supporting this new DevOps approach to digital application delivery.

Sponsored by:

Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 

Presented by:

Mike Cardy, Chief Technology Strategist - Canada, Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 
 

3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

Networking Session

Afternoon Networking/Coffee Break
 

4:00 pm - 4:35 pm

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Partner Roundtable

Become a Change Agent for Business Transformation

Today's modern CIO is embarking on a digital transformation journey exploring radical hybrid IT strategies and leveraging new technologies like Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data. However with 'keeping the lights on' legacy IT components costing nearly 90% of a typical IT budget, how can IT make powerful advancements and lead business change? 

Join this interactive session to learn how award-winning CIOs are successfully tipping the balance by liberating people, time and money from costly ongoing maintenance of their ERP systems including SAP and Oracle, to invest in strategic initiatives that create real-world competitive advantage.

Sponsored by:

Rimini Street View details

 
 
 

4:40 pm - 5:15 pm

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Partner Roundtable

Application Portfolio Optimization - No Need to Fret, it's Very Achievable

We get it. The business loves their applications. And having quality, reconciled data on your portfolio is more of a puzzle then your IT business office is letting on. 

But perhaps you are under cost pressure. Or want to tell a story about centralizing IT. Perhaps through various M&As or growth you have a bit of a mess on your hands. 

We successfully removed 430 applications out of 1723 our last client had. At two of our current clients, we are helping them realize over $30M in optimization opportunity. We have proven it: You can safely optimize your application portfolio. 

Takeaways:
  • How to perform a results oriented application portfolio analysis 
  • What are your goals and how they shape the initiative 
  • Share & discuss lessons learned on our many engagements so you have a head start
  • Get a high level roadmap on how to run these projects successfully

Sponsored by:

Beniva Consulting Group View details

 
 
 

5:20 pm - 5:50 pm

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Executive Visions

Facilitating Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly IT execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the table but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler. 

Takeaways:

  • IT leadership can no longer be simply technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into business process and become business focused 
  • A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before 
  • Success for CxOs will be measured not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth

Moderated by:

Mike Cardy, Chief Technology Strategist - Canada, Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 

Panelists:

Mihai Strusievici, Director of IT, North America, Colliers International View details

 
 

Milan Zivkovic, CIO, Impark

 

Evgueni Loukipoudis, CIO & CTO, Change Healthcare (A McKesson Company) View details

 
 
 

5:50 pm - 6:25 pm

Closing Remarks/Networking Cocktail Reception

 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Exclusive VIP Networking Dinner

Five Sails Restaurant