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The unique, invitation-only hosted format of ET Canada Exchange, conducted in an upscale resort setting like the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort provides an engaging platform for keynote presentations, panel discussions, use case roundtable discussions , as well as one-on-one conversations with leading vendors and peers on the latest enterprise solutions and strategies.
ETx Summit has many avenues for our attendees to gain insight into how these investments will improve their overall digital strategy. Key aspects include:
Keynotes, Fireside Chats, Panels and General Sessions:
ET Exchange keeps things simple by having only one conference track to focus on. Attendees will sit in on a variety of sessions covering the latest topics, industry news and respected insights from leading solution providers, industry experts and end user executives.
Case Study Boardroom Sessions:
These highly interactive sessions presented by solution providers to an intimate group of executives give an inside perspective on the implementation and strategy of an actual customer use case. These sessions not only provide the vendors with feedback on end user wants/needs, but also promote candid discussions for end users to gain perspective from their peers within various industries.
Our 1:1 Meeting Zone allows our end user attendees, solution providers, and industry experts the perfect opportunity to connect with one another for 20 minute face-to-face meetings, which makes sourcing solutions painless for our executive attendees and makes connecting with prospective clientele cost-effective for our sponsors. Respected industry analysts and experts will also be present to discuss your needs and to help you move your own digital strategy forward.
Connections can be made at a traditional trade show, but with our unique format, lasting relationships are forged through a multitude of networking opportunities. Attendees are able to network over 2.5 days and dive more deeply into discussions that cannot be had walking a trade show floor. We believe that quality over quantity adds a higher value to the conversations and connections.
Group Vice President, Research
About our Conference Chairs:
Lars Goransson is responsible for IDC's Canadian operation as Managing Director. IDC Canada's product and services offerings provide the Canadian IT community with market intelligence and market based research across the value continuum of budgeting & planning, marketing awareness and lead generation, and measurement and performance management.
Nigel Wallis is IDC Canada's Research Vice President for Internet of Things and Industry research. Based in Ottawa, Nigel directs the Internet of Things (IoT) research program. Nigel also leads our research into how different industries are adopting technology across Canada via the Canadian Vertical Markets program.He delivers research covering these markets with a particular focus on demand-side preferences, technology deployment plans, business
Tony Olvet is Group Vice President of the research domains team at IDC Canada. He is responsible for managing the services and research direction of the technology market analysts in Canada. Mr. Olvet is also a member of IDC Canada's Senior Leadership Team.The analyst team that Mr. Olvet manages helps technology vendors, IT professionals, and business executives make fact-based decisions on technology marketing, deployment and strategy. He has researched and presented on a variety of industry topics including mobility, cloud computing, and top executive technology priorities.
Research Vice President, IoT and Industries
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Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2020
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2020 | Delta Grand Okanagan Resort | Kelowna, BC
"The Future Enterprise in the Digital Economy"
"In November 2019 I attended the ET Canada Exchange Summit in Quebec City. It was my second Summit and once again the data, insights and information provided by IDC and the participant panels was extremely engaging and valuable. nGage runs an incredibly well organized event that is filled with content and offers plenty of time to network and share information with other attendees. The time spent with the sponsors was interesting and informative. I look forward to my next opportunity to attend ET Canada Exchange!"
- Tim Thomlison, Director of Support Desk and Computer Operations, Fountain Tire
"ET Canada was very valuable in terms of improving awareness of emerging trends as well as sharing war stories with peers from other Canadian companies. I very much appreciate the Canadian perspective as many such events are more US focused and as we know Canada is different."
-Phil Short, Director of IT, Mars Canada Inc.
"I found the ET Canada Exchange Summit to have excellent content while also offering great peer to peer networking opportunities. I really appreciated the thought-provoking concepts and innovative approaches that were shared with us, and know I will develop richer strategies as a direct result of having attended this event."
- Helen Knight, Director of IT, Calgary Drop-In Centre
"An extremely well planned event to help IT leaders stay current with technology trends and network with peers. The conference is kept to a size that facilitates networking and learning from other attendees and vendors."
-Peter Thompson, VP of IT, Knowledge First Financial, VP of IT, Mars Canada Inc.