Past Summits

2016 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Four Seasons Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Event Highlights

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit delivers world class thought leadership in a club-like setting where attendees will receive unique insights into best practices and will hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

Highly interactive sessions will provide many opportunities for attendees, speakers and panelists to be engaged in both learning and discussion. The objective for the day is to deliver high quality useful information that attendees can develop into an action plan.

Key Areas of Focus Include:
• Strategy, Process Improvement and Alignment
• Innovation and Technology
• Career Management and Leadership Development

  • Scott Bohannon
    Info-Tech Research Group

    Scott joined Info-Tech Research Group as CEO in 2014. Across his career, Scott has provided guidance to C-level executives at the vast majority of the Global 1,000 on issues including IT strategy, change management, risk management, advocacy, corporate strategy, social media, and growth planning.

    Previously, Scott was President of nsight2day, a company he founded in 2011 to help organizations better protect and engage customers, employees, and students through innovative technology. From 1999 to 2011, Scott was General Manager and Executive Committee member at the Corporate Executive Board. Prior to CEB, he was an attorney at Sidley Austin and an Instructor at the University of Virginia.

    Scott is a member of the Boards of Directors for two non-profit organizations: The Goyen Foundation and Wishes4MeNU. Scott has a BA (Public Policy) from Centre College, and an M.A. (Economics), J.D. (Law), and Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Virginia.

  • Roman Coba
    VP Technology and CIO
    Federated Co-operatives Limited

  • John Cowan
    VP, Business and Corporate Banking Technology

    John joined CIBC in 2008 in a Global Transaction Product and Operation role within Retail and Business Banking before becoming Vice-President, Business and Corporate Banking Technology. He took on his current role in Technology in August of 2011. This was extended to be CIBC representative to CIBC FCIB for all aspects of technology and Operations in 2013.

    Before joining CIBC, John was State General Manager of the Commercial and Professional Division, for New South Wales at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

    As a senior executive at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, John was responsible for meeting the lifetime needs of customers, both Personal and Business, accountable for short and long term profitability. This included responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve the relationship, market penetration and profitability of the Personal and Business Banking Segment across all products and channels.


    John is a graduate of the Charles Sturt University in Accounting and Economics, and has completed various executive programs at the Schulich School of Business.

  • Susan Doniz
    CIO and SVP IT & Data Analytics
    The Boeing Company

    Susan Doniz is the chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics at The Boeing Company. She leads all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics for the world’s largest aerospace company. She also supports the growth of Boeing's business through IT- and analytics-related revenue-generating programs.

    Prior to joining Boeing in May 2020, Doniz was the Group CIO of Qantas Airways, where she focused on expanding the airline’s digital ecosystem and adopted new technology to support the needs of the business and its customers.

    Previously, during a 17-year career at Procter & Gamble, she led IT programs in support of the supply chain, research-and-development and sales, as well as a cross-functional program to digitize the company. She’s also worked at SAP and Aimia. At SAP, she was a strategic advisor to the Global CEO on transformation and technology issues in support of customers.

    Doniz has been a champion and self-starter of a variety of diversity networks for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as for Hispanics in business leadership. In 2012, she was named as a national diversity champion in Canada.

    She has been a board member of multiple non-profit organizations including The Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Salvation Army, and Engineers without Borders. She serves as an advisor to the Center for Digital Transformation at the University of California, Irvine and vice chair of the Digital Transformation Advisory Council of the International Air Transport Association. In 2011, she was named one of Canada’s most powerful women by WXN.

    An honors graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in Engineering, she has lived and worked in Australia, Canada, Spain, most of the countries in Latin America and the United States. Her first language is Spanish, which she speaks at home with her family. She also is fluent in French and English.

  • Roger Favero
    SVP IT

  • Raymond Gilbert
    Managing Partner
    Causal Effects, Inc.

  • Steve Heck
    Global IT Director, Canada

    In a business that is all about enabling the potential of others through the power of IT, Steve Heck is tasked with breaking down silos across the global Microsoft IT organization that constrain agility, collaboration to ultimately, unlock the full potential of Microsoft IT employees and their ability to create value.

    During Steve’s 10 years with Microsoft, he has actively participated in MSIT’s evolution and maturity, evolving the organization from a traditional corporate IT organization into a strong business partner that leverages both business acumen and technical expertise to create business value.

    As an active Board Member of the CIO Association of Canada and President of the Toronto Chapter, Steve facilitates networking, sharing of IT vision & best practices and advocates for issues facing IT Executives.

    Steve holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Waterloo and an MBA from York University.

  • Naveen Kumar
    SVP, Consulting Services
    Info-Tech Research Group

    Naveen Kumar is Vice President of Consulting Services at Info-Tech Research Group. He also sits on the Board of Directors of DataCore Fund Services. Prior to joining InfoTech Research Group, Naveen held several senior leadership roles at KPMG and Citigroup.  

    A celebrated industry presence, Naveen brings extensive business and technology knowledge related to both the Public and Private Sector. He has received several awards and has been quoted in the Financial Post, National Post, by Don River, Inc., and others. 

    Naveen’s advisory portfolio includes Business and Technology Strategy, Governance, Service Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Sourcing. A recognized leader in business transformation, Naveen has helped numerous organizations to enable innovation through technology. Using practical approaches, he successfully introduced new and emerging technology and ideas to address organizational needs.

    In addition to his executive leadership training from Cornell University, Naveen has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Instrumentation & Electronics and a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

  • Jonathan Landon
    President & Founder
    Connectiv Innovation Corporation

    Jonathan Landon‘s firm specializes in technology-infused accelerated innovation, emerging technology research, and digital strategy enablement, while also advocating to influence Canada’s commercialized innovation output and the creation of sustainable next generation organizations and middle-class jobs. 

    Prior to founding Connectiv, Jonathan spent the majority of his career at Kimberly-Clark Corporation where he held various positions with global accountability including IT Strategy, Innovation & Architecture, e-Commerce, Infrastructure, Computer Security, and Business Intelligence., Jonathan has implemented technology in over 50 countries and played key roles in a diverse range of projects ranging from starting up a business in China to divesting a $2 Billion global Health Care business and moving it onto a set of cloud-based services.

    Jonathan Serves on the Salvation Army’s Technology Advisory Council, as an expert consultant for DoGood and on the Toronto Chapter Board of Directors for the CIO Association of Canada 


  • Maurizio Laudisa
    Former Vice President IT, Procurement, Fleet, and Real Estate
    Superior Propane

    Maurizio Laudisa is Vice President of Information Technology and Procurement at Superior Energy Services, a respected $2 Billion energy company with a 60 year history of success in Canada and the US.  Maurizio’s accomplishments at Superior include the successful delivery of transformational projects such as migrating a large data center to the cloud, implementing a new ERP system, and deploying industry leading B2C and B2B web portals. Prior to Superior, he worked in the U.S. as CIO and Vice President of Supply Chain at Harlan Laboratories, a bio-pharmaceutical company that employs 3,000 people in 12 countries. At Harlan he implemented several new enterprise systems, upgraded infrastructure, and developed robust IT governance. As VP Supply Chain, he consolidated a large supplier base down to 3,500 and reduced supply chain and IT costs by over $8.0 million in 3 years. Prior to Harlan, Maurizio was CIO of Lifelabs, Canada’s largest medical laboratory operating in Ontario, BC, and Quebec. As CIO, Maurizio worked with eHealth Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario, hospitals, family health teams and other healthcare stakeholders developing and working with complex technology implementations in healthcare. While at Lifelabs, he was a member of the Board of Directors at Excelleris Technologies, a leading provider of fast, secure and easy to use systems for delivering electronic diagnostic information to health care professionals in British Columbia. Prior to his executive roles in industry, Maurizio spent 6 years at IBM Canada as a Distribution consultant and project manager, and held progressively more senior roles as ERP Practice Principal and Engagement Manager. Maurizio was born and raised in Italy, but moved to Canada in 1979 having won a 2-year scholarship at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in Victoria, B.C. He subsequently moved to Toronto where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1986.

  • Robert McEwen
    Chairman, Director, & Chief Owner
    McEwen Mining Inc.

    Rob has been associated with the mining industry for 29 years. His career began in the investment industry, and then in 1990 he stepped into the mining sector. Rob is the founder of Goldcorp Inc., where he took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $10 billion. Rob is currently the Chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of McEwen Mining Inc. and Chairman of Lexam VG Gold Inc., exploring for gold, silver, copper, in Canada, USA, Mexico and Argentina.

    Some of Rob’s awards:
    2000: Business Week elects Goldcorp as one of 50 most innovative companies on the web worldwide; 
    2002: Ernst & Young’s Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Energy;
    2003: Northern Miners’ Mining Man of the Year;
    2004: Outstanding Achievement Award “Philanthropy” by the Canada Museum Association;
    2005: Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from York University;
    2006: Most Innovative CEO by Canadian Business Magazine;
    2007: Order of Canada;
    2013: Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Award; 
    2014: Weizmann Canada's Leading Man Award

  • John Mealia
    Senior Client Partner
    Korn Ferry

    John Mealia is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry's Toronto office and Canadian leader for the Firm’s Global Technology Market. With more than 15 years of search experience, Mr. Mealia focuses his recruiting efforts on placing high-impact, cross-functional executives within technology companies, as well as information system executives. He offers extensive experience to both client and vendor organizations serving the software, outsourcing, electronic, communications and wireless industries. Mr. Mealia is also a member of the firm’s Financial Officers Centre of Expertise and Global Financial Market, placing chief financial officers and senior executives in audit, compliance and tax. He has conducted numerous search assignments throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2000, Mr. Mealia worked for a boutique search firm, with the mandate to start a systems and technology practice. He became a partner and helped grow that practice significantly over a seven-year period. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mealia enjoyed a successful career with IBM, where he held senior sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility in both the U.S. and Canada. An avid sportsman, Mr. Mealia is a former board member of the Golf Association of Ontario and active in a number of charitable organizations. He combines his passion for sport and executive search best practices to hire leaders in the world of sports (Commissioner, CFL; Executive Director, Royal Canadian Golf Association). Mr. Mealia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and advertising from Indiana University.

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the Founder and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

    An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.

    Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

  • Young Park
    Board Member and Leadership Coach

    Young is a corporate board member, strategic advisor, and lecturer.  She is also an accomplished C-level executive with a unique combination of business and technology transformations, corporate governance, and risk management experience.  

    With more than 30 years of experience in FinTech, Insurance, Telecommunications, and public sectors, Young has provided executive leadership and consulting services that resulted in revenue growth and operational efficiencies via Go-to-Market Strategy, New Products and Services Development, Digitalization, Innovation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Integration, Enterprise and IT Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Large Complex Operations Management including Global Delivery, and P&L Management. 

    Currently, Young is on the Board of Calian Group Ltd., President's Choice Financial, and Fundserv Inc.  She is also a long-time member of not-for-profit boards that include a focus on skilled immigrant employment, healthcare, and community well-being.  

    Young has earned the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.  She also earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (co-op Computer Science) from University of Waterloo and completed executive development programs at Queen’s School of Business.

  • Lisa Porlier
    Managing Director, Technology Sector Leader
    Russell Reynolds Associates

    Lisa Porlier leads the Technology Sector in Canada. She is based in Toronto. Lisa joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 2004 from the University of Toronto where she was the Executive Director of the Capital Markets Institute, a policy institute focused on providing rigorous research guidance to policy makers on the competitiveness of the Canadian Capital markets. Previously, Lisa worked in investment banking with Scotia Capital Inc., for nine years. As a director and relationship manager, she led the firm's technology practice, working in mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and corporate finance advisory. Lisa is past President of Women in Capital Markets, and Chair of the Heather L. Main Memorial Scholarship, where she has played an instrumental role in developing and implementing internship programs for women graduates of business schools. Lisa received her B.B.A. (with honors) from Wilfrid Laurier University and her M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Sanjiv Purba
    Partner, Advisory

    Sanjiv is a Partner in the Advisory Practice at KPMG. He is a past CIO and assumes Acting CIO roles in his position at KPMG. Sanjiv leads the Canadian Data Driven Business Transformation Practice which includes SAP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Program Management, and Cloud-based transformation. Under his leadership, Sanjiv’s teams have won several awards in the implementation and operations of large end-to-end ERP solutions such as SAP with cutting edge incorporation of social media and cloud integration solutions. Sanjiv has also held both not-for-profit and for-profit Board of Director positions. He has authored or edited 18+ industry related books, as well as several fantasy fiction graphic novels.

  • Valerie Spriet
    Egon Zehnder

    Valerie Spriet is a Partner in the Toronto office of Egon Zehnder and has an extensive background in senior level search. She leads the CIO, IT Services and Technology & Communications practices in Canada and is a member of the global Technology & Communications practice.

    Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Valerie spent eight years with Cap Gemini in London, England in the global Telecom and Media practice where she provided strategic and business advice to a variety of companies across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Valerie led the Telecom and Technology Global Strategic Research Group where her work focused on defining leading-edge strategies. Prior to this, she worked for Johnson & Johnson.

    Valerie has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island.

  • Alex Tapscott
    CEO and Founder
    Northwest Passage Ventures

    Alex Tapscott is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building industry-defining and path-breaking companies in the blockchain industry. In 2014 he researched and wrote the seminal report on governing digital currencies for the Global Solutions Network program at the Rotman School of Management. Prior to founding Northwest Passage Ventures, he worked for seven years in investment banking in New York and Toronto. Alex currently sits on the advisory boards of numerous companies in the fintech industry. He is a graduate of Amherst College (Cum laude) and a CFA Charterholder. 

  • Jonathan Ward
    Ward Technology Talent

    Jonathan Ward, is the founder and CEO of Ward Technology Talent (WTT), a boutique service provider specializing in helping companies grow, launch new projects, write and rewrite applications and digitize their environments by providing leading edge technology resources on a consultative and full time basis.  As an entrepreneur since he was five years old, Jonathan has a passion for technology, disruptors and the start up world.

    WTT was founded over 15 years ago and has been on the Profit 500 list for both 2014 and 2015. WTT clients include start-ups and SaaS, financial services, solutions providers, and some of Canada’s largest employers working on innovative technology including one of Canada’s five major banks and one of Canada’s top telecommunications companies.

    WTT believes in creating communities that have a positive impact and runs technology sector events including the Mobile Learning Lab (1600+ members), Women Leaders in Technology and Technical Executive Breakfast Series.

    Jonathan holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

  • Elaine Zelby
    Enterprise Product Marketing



7:00 AM - 8:30 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM   

CEO INTERVIEW: Leadership Lessons in Global Markets and Highly Disruptive Times

Hunter Muller will interview Robert McEwen, Chairman& Chief Owner, McEwen Mining Inc. and Founder and former Chairman & CEO, Goldcorp Inc.

In 1990, Rob McEwen jumped from the investment industry into the mining industry. By 1993, he had begun a consolidation of five companies that would take eight years to complete. The resultant company was Goldcorp Inc.During the last thirteen years of being CEO, the company’s market capitalization grew from $50 million to over $8 billion and its share price grew at a compound annual rate of 31%.

In this interview, Rob will share his story of being an innovative leader and entrepreneur of the largest gold producer in the world.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Transforming Business Applications into Systems of Engagement

Elaine Zelby, Director Executive Programs, Capriza

Companies have invested millions of dollars and decades of work into automating and customizing their business applications only to find that complex user experiences have hindered their ability to achieve any real productivity or enhanced customer experience. Harnessing the power of existing business applications in the mobile era requires putting the user in the center and abstracting the base application to create one-minute workflows that enable users to do something quickly on a mobile device.

In this session, Capriza will discuss

  • How you can transform your business applications from systems of record into systems of engagement, enabling employees across the organization to maximize the one-minute mobile moment
  • Examples of companies extending the reach of existing business applications to employees in ways never before available
  • How you can deliver mobile solutions that empower lines of business in weeks not months

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation

Susan Doniz, Executive Director, DIACC

Steve Heck, Global IT Director, Microsoft Canada

Jonathan Landon, Global IT - CTO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Maurizio Laudisa, CIO, Superior Propane

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Leaders who build their skills on a strong foundation of courage have a significant advantage for successfully driving innovation to create value to their organization. Today’s CIO must be prepared to embrace strategic innovation while simplifying IT and bringing legacy operations and applications into the future. To accomplish this, the CIO must be strategically aligned with the CEO and the board.

This session will address the new and dynamic mindset a CIO must employ to lead with courage and drive innovation.

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM  



1:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Strategic Leadership in a World of Accelerated Change

John Mealia, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Lisa Porlier, Managing Director, Technology Sector Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates

Valerie Spriet, Partner, Egon Zehnder International

Jonathan Ward, President, Ward Technology Talent

Moderator: Raymond Gilbert, Managing Partner, Causal Effects, Inc.

Accelerated change in today’s markets requires a new range of performance from today’s CIO – including taking a starring role in the C-suite, becoming more customer-focused, adapting to new environments and leading innovation to create value by leveraging technologies in the new IT ecosystem model of this decade.In addition, recruiting, development and retention in the war for talent can be a huge challenge in today’s economic environment, particularly for global organizations.

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Accelerating Transformation… with Data

Scott Bohannon, CEO, Info-Tech Research Group

Despite a global IT spend of over $4 Trillion, 67% of CEOs & CIOs are misaligned on how IT should be enabling the business*.. With the dramatic increase in digital technology & the business’s appetite to understand and enable their own innovations through technology, CIOs are challenged with the need to rapidly understand business inputs, stakeholder satisfaction, and assess their own teams internal capabilities. Info-Tech has found too often this is done through ad-hoc and informal processes, making improvement hard to measure, and success impossible to define. A new model is needed to enable the CIO to rapidly make decisions, prove success & analyze challenges with DATA.

In this session Info-Tech will present how CIOs can overcome these challenges, and forge a new data driven approach to rapidly accelerate decision making, as well as measure the benefits of IT with DATA. Info-Tech will share insights from Info-Tech’s 3 year Stakeholder Satisfaction Study & how IT can enable transformation at unparalleled rates.

By the Numbers:

  • 66% of CEOs don’t understand how to use IT to transform the business.
  • 84% of IT Organizations score below 80% on IT satisfaction
  • 43% of CIOs overestimate the size of their next budget.
  • 78% of CEOs/CIOs are aligned on what IT issues impede innovation BUT are Highly Misaligned on the Business Barriers that Impede Innovation
  • 72% of business leaders misjudge which services really matter to them

* Info-Tech CEO/CIO Alignment study

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM  

HMG GLOBAL INNOVATION INSTITUTE DIGITAL SERIES: Silicon Valley Luminaries on Emerging Technologies You Should Know About

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

This series of digital interviews with Silicon Valley's leading thought leaders and CIOs will illuminate discussion around emerging technologies and top trends to focus on in 2016.

Interviewees include:Patty Hatter,Intel Corporation;Patrick Steele&David Blumberg,Blumberg Capital;Sheila Jordan,Symantec;Christopher Desautel,Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies;Beth Devin,Alvarez and Marsal; andSanjay Beri,Netskope.

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Identifying Future Trends That Will Impact the Enterprise

John Cowan, VP, Business Banking Technology, CIBC

Naveen Kumar, Vice President, Consulting Services, Info-Tech Research Group

Sanjiv Purba, Partner, Financial Management/IT Advisory, KPMG Canada

Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Innovation in enterprise IT is accelerating, driven by massive platform and technology shifts. This panel of senior executives will share discussion around significant future trends in technology that are likely to impact the enterprise.

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Future Role of the Enterprise Technology Executive - Going Digital

Roman Coba, CIO, Emera

Roger Favero, SVP IT, OMERS

Jonathan Landon, Global IT - CTO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Young Park, CIO, D+H

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Truly successful IT leaders are advancing the traditional CIO role by stepping up with bold, game-changing strategies for growing the business, creating value, dominating markets, and delivering innovation to a new generation of empowered and demanding customers. They are taking broader and more proactive roles in enterprise-level operational functions and shared services, forming business strategy and leading execution, and winning an increasing number of Board of Director seats.

This panel of IT executives will share their leadership, innovation and transformation strategies that have earned them recognition among the most successful IT leaders of today – and take a look ahead at what the future holds for the CIO role.

4:40 PM - 6:00 PM

Raffle Prize Drawings and Executive Networking Reception

Presenting Partners

  • Info-Tech Research Group

    Info-Tech Research Group was established in 1997 and is currently the world’s fastest growing and most innovative information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 35,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well informed decisions. Focused on providing practical research solutions to help IT professionals implement key projects and build core processes we partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need from actionable tools to analyst guidance. Info Tech helps CIOs and their teams drive measurable results and enhanced decision making through our data driven approach evolving the value of IT to their organization.

  • Capriza

    Capriza modernizes your business by simplifying and mobilizing your critical workflows. Capriza's end-to-end simplification platform enables IT and lines of business to mobile-enable critical business workflows in a matter of days without any coding, APIs, or integration. The solution is applicable for packaged applications such as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce as well as custom built solutions. Capriza disrupts the speed and economics of the journey by extending the capability of legacy applications, in a simple and useable way, onto any smartphone, tablet or desktop. Founded in 2011 by former executives of Mercury Interactive, Capriza is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Tenaya Capital, Harmony Partners and Allen & Company.

Gold Partners

  • HR Strategies Consulting

    Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, HR Strategies has been assisting leading companies for more than 20 years to attract and retain performance driven talent and achieve enterprise-wide efficiencies that cut costs, improve operations and increase profitability. HR Strategies’ success is proven by its expanded projects with existing customers and strong referral business by both clients and partners. Our projects are delivered efficiently and achieve a fast rate of return on investment. We are differentiated by our unique mix of HR and HR Technology products and services that deliver full-scale, comprehensive and innovative end-to-end solutions that solve business challenges.

Research Partners

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

Strategic Partners

  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
  • Egon Zehnder

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