‍‍‍‍‍‍12:00 PM - 4:00 PM        

Registration

4:55 PM - 5:00 PM          

Conference Welcome

Speaker: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events

Description: Welcome to ET Canada Exchange 2017

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM  

Conference Chair Opening Remarks: Technology & Business Redefined

Speaker: Tony Olvet, GVP Research, IDC Canada

Description: Some of the topics included are digital transformation, industry clouds, Platform as a Service, innovation accelerators such as IoT, cognitive computing and robotics.  This presentation will not only touch on the longer term trends and new innovative solutions driving change in 2020, but really hone in on 2018 and the actions required to position your company for a digitally driven, rapidly evolving buinsess environment.

5:40 PM - 6:10 PM

KEYNOTE: IBM: The Transformational Power of Smartphones and AI

Speaker: Jonathan Dale, Director of Marketing, IBM

6:10 PM - 6:50 PM

General Session Panel: Digitally Transforming Enterprise Business Processes

Speaker: Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada

Participants: Brian Turpin, VP of IT, Greenwin Inc. | Patti Creed, VP of IT, MCAP | Bill Keyworth, Vice President of Research, IT Operational Excellence, IDC

Description: We will discuss IDC’s Leading Research in 3D framework for assisting end-users manage challenging digital transformation initiatives. Joining Lars for an interactive discussion are three CIOs. We are very excited about the opportunity to engage with these senior decision makers to discuss how they manage increasingly transformative and company-wide digital transformation engagement.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM          

Welcome Reception & Dinner Sponsored by: IBM

An elegant networking reception and dinner for all designed to foster interaction and build relationships.

Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2017 | Fairmont Tremblant | Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM    

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM  

General Session Presentation: Introduction of Process Automation, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cognitive Computing and AI

Speaker: Ron Babin, Adjunct Research Advisor, IDC Canada

Description: Examples of specific topics include:

• New organizational structures to accommodate digital labour

• Changing skill requirements for process automation

• Displacement of no-longer-needed skills and how  to reposition the workforce

• How to blend and balance human and automation for effective and efficient processes

The presentation and panel discussion will be vendor and product agnostic. Case studies will be used to describe how organizations have adapted to the introduction of process automation.    

9:10 AM - 9:45 PM  

General Session Panel: Cloud and Cyber Security

Moderator: Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada

Panelists: Jonathan Dale, Director of Marketing, IBM | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft | Gordon Blackie, VP US East and Canada, Check Point Software Technologies | Benjamin Rossignol, Senior Security System Engineer, Cisco

Description:  This panel will focus topics related to Cloud and Cyber Security.  Topics we will cover include Government legislation regarding the storage, use, and sharing of personal identifiable information -- what are key considerations for organizations going forward. What steps are needed to move towards compliance?  Digital transformation has been increasing responsibilities of CISOs - how do we see the role of the CISO evolve in the future?  With increased Cloud adoption in Canada comes new security challenges -- as a shared responsibility between provider and consumer, how are organizations rising to the challenge? Is cloud a viable option for regulated industries? What impact may AI capabilities have on securing our organizations and data.

10:00 AM - 12:05 PM

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their End User customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

12:05 PM - 1:00 PM    

Networking Lunch

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM  

Fireside Chat: The Future of Communications and Enablement of Digital Transformation

Participants: Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada | Dan Curtin, Director of Financial Services, TELUS | Sylvian Denoncourt, IoT Architecture Consultant,CISCO

Description: Key topics we will cover include: Unified IoT PLatform, 5G from an enterprise perspective, Implications of SD-WAN, Enabling Cloud First Strategy, Flexible Digital Workplace and Best Practices.

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM          

General Session Keynote: A Market Maturing: The Reality of DX & IoT Use Cases in Canada

Speaker:  Nigel Wallis, Research Vice President for Verticals and IoT, IDC Canada

Description:IDC’s Nigel Wallis will discuss what use cases are most important across key industry sectors in Canada. We are very excited about the opportunity to engage with these senior decision makers to discuss how they built their business cases, overcome implementation challenges and are able to measure results and sustain their DX & IoT strategies.  

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Analyst Summit Wrap-Up

2:30 PM - 5:20 PM

Meeting Zone - 1:1 Meetings between Technology Vendors and Attendees

2:30 PM - 5:20 PM

Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ET Canada Exchange Awards Banquet & Dinner

Description: An elegant dinner followed by entertainment an awards reception.

2017 AGENDA

Day 1 - Monday, October 30, 2017

Day 2  - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

General Session Keynote: Evolving Your IT Organization for Digital Transformation

Speaker: Bill Keyworth, Vice President of Research, IT Operational Excellence, IDC

Description: In the era of digital transformation, the strategic relevance of technology is becoming ever more critical. This discussion will explore ways that the IT organization can arm itself to become a true partner to the enterprise: refocusing the IT organization on business-essential functions, supporting enhanced customer-centricity, and driving innovation. Specifically, we’ll focus on three critical IT strategies to help you and your enterprise confront the challenge of digital transformation:

Experimental Engagement – by blending digital and physical in consumer engagement

Data Monetization – by leveraging data to create new digital revenue streams

Digital Business at Scale – by delivering hyper-personalized cost effective digital services

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Fireside Chat: Digital Workplace: The Truth We Hide From

Speakers: Marque Teegardin, CRO,Sapho | Bill Keyworth, VP Research, IDC Canada

9:00 AM - 11:10 AM        

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their End User customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM        

General Session Panel: How Tech-Enabled Care Givers are Enhancing Patient Care  

Moderator: Ron Babin, Adjunct Research Advisor, IDC Canada

Panelists: Vin Singh, VP Information Systems and Technology,Circle of Care | Roy French, CIO, St. Elizabeth Hospital | Dave Speedie, Director of Information Technology, CarePartners | Deepak Gandhi, VP Enterprise Solutions, MPOYNT

Description: In this panel, we will discuss how Canada’s leading healthcare providers are leveraging technology to drive the patient experience.  

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:05 PM - 1:45 PM

Fireside Chat: Microsoft

Speaker: Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada | Kevin Peesker, President, Microsoft Canada

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM          

IDC Daily Review: Industry Analyst Content Wrap Up

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meeting Zone - 1:1 Meetings between Technology Vendors and Attendees

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Break

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM          

Networking Reception

A‍‍‍ networking reception designed to foster interaction and build relationships.

Day 3  - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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