ETx Canada is a hosted summit focused on bringing IT leaders together with peers, industry thought leaders and solution providers for 2 days of peer-to-peer networking and knowledge sharing. For the past 5 years, this unique event has served as the ideal educational and social forum helping CIOs and IT leaders across Canada build new relationships and understand the latest solutions and strategies to stay innovative and forward-thinking.

Taking place September 29 - October 1, 2020 at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, BC, ETx Canada features a comprehensive agenda expertly crafted by IDC Canada with keynote sessions, panel discussions, breakout sessions, case study presentations and 1-on-1 meetings. With support from the CIO Association of Canada, the quality of networking and conversation is at its peak, enabling our attendees to have an even more productive conference experience.

In appreciation for time spent out of office, attendees are hosted, which means that complimentary airfare, ground transportation, hotel and registration costs are provided by nGage Events adding more value to a resource-rich summit.

The Future Enterprise in the Digital Economy

The future enterprise is IDC's vision for how organizations must organize and invest to serve increasingly digitally centric customers and citizens. The digital economy has been eagerly anticipated for years, but felt to be in the distant future. As we look beyond 2020, we can see the digital economy appear on the horizon. By 2023, products and services from digitally transformed enterprises will account for more than half of the global GDP, according to IDC’s research. Business and IT leaders in enterprise and government will need to focus on four key areas when thinking about the digital economy:

  • Customer and Citizen Experience: Organizations will need to create empathy with customers at scale; pivoting operations from throughput and efficiency to market-driven objectives; and engendering trust with customers.
  • Digital Capabilities and Talent: Acquiring and building new capabilities will be critical, with the goal of becoming an intelligent (AI-driven) organization, creating software to deliver innovative services and personalized experience at scale, and implementing new work models within the organization.
  • Critical infrastructure: Leaders will also need to shift their view of critical infrastructure as physical plants and buildings are replaced by digital IT infrastructure and connectivity. This will be necessary to ensure reliable digital services and experiences and to create the pervasive experiences digital customers expect.
  • Industry Ecosystems: What becomes of their industry as new ecosystems develop and power shifts among industry players? To succeed, business leaders will need to define the new value in the digital economy, who their new partners will be, and what role they will play in these ecosystems.

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Spring 2021

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Kelowna, BC

Alizabeth Calder


HomeEquity Bank


General Manager & Group Vice President - IDC Canada Research Vice President, IoT and Industries - IDC Canada

Welcome to ETx Canada

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ETx Conference Chairs | IDC Canada

Lars Goransson

Managing Director

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT and Industries

IDC Canada

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

IDC Canada


Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2020 | Delta Grand Okanagan Resort | Kelowna, BC


"The Future Enterprise in the Digital Economy"

Blaine Mathieu

Chief Marketing & Product Officer


Lars Goransson

Managing Director

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT and Industries

IDC Canada

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

IDC Canada

Philippe Johnston

Director General, Digital Services | National VP, CIO Association of Canada

Transport Canada 

Phil McBride


Molson Coors Canada

Joseph Pucciarelli

GVP & IT Executive Advisor



Bipasha Chiu

Vice President, Business Solutions Delivery and Relationship Management


Cari Covent

Vice President, Intelligent Automation

Canadian Tire

Sam Masri

Chief Operating Officer

SAP Canada

Tracy Dallaire

Senior Director Technology Integration Academic

Mohawk College

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Denis Gaudreault

Country Manager

Intel Canada Ltd

Rob Falzon

Head of Engineering, Office of the CTO - Security Evangelist

Check Point Software Technologies

Kevin Lonergan

Research Manager, Security and Infrastructure


Steven Delaney

CEO & Co-Founder

Capital Blockchain

Megha Kumar

Research Director


Jean Philippe Bouchard

VP Mobility and Consumer

IDC Canada

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