Enterprise Transformation in 2020

Enterprise organizations must continuously evolve and adapt to meet the future of work requirements that the industry and, most importantly, the customers are demanding. Enterprise automation, building new and interactive customer experiences with enterprise software and applications, embracing mobility solutions for dynamic and optimized operations, becoming lean and more agile organizations, and leveraging advanced technology as well as emerging IT solutions will be key to remaining competitive and relevant in today’s fast-paced 5G economy. Devops, either outsourced or leveraged in-house, is becoming more important to CIOs and IT managers as we embrace automation and connect devices, people, places, and things, which require more robust tools and software to analyze, secure, and store data.

The workforce of the future will increasingly be distributed, and intelligent machines and humans will be working together to build the agile enterprise. Going beyond chatbots and robotic process automation (RPA), emerging technologies will augment human capabilities delivering automation and new products and services. In addition, the automation and connectivity of machines, people, logistics, vehicles and other enterprise assets pushes data storage, intelligence, and management to new levels that even the most savvy companies will need to become well versed around. Lastly, our industry experts expect that traditional talent sourcing models will evolve and move toward a quicker, virtual, borderless, and task-oriented approach. The workforce of the future will see augmented humans and machines collaborating and transforming the nature of work and thus enhancing the enterprise to agile applications and technology.


Key technology topics include:

•    Workspace and workforce software and applications

•    Mobile experience and enterprise mobile apps

•    Robotics and RPA

•    Enterprise AR/VR and simulation/training

•    5G impacts and new enterprise use cases

•    Enterprise content, data management, and analytics

•    Automation Tools and solutions

•    Current and future IT and cyber security solutions

•    Customer and Digital Experience technology

•    Agile enterprise applications, solutions, and core infrastructure

•    IoT, connectivity, and smart operations, logistics, and client-facing technology


The unique, invitation-only hosted format of ET Canada Exchange, conducted in an upscale resort setting like the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac provides an engaging platform for use case presentations and keynotes, small group discussions, industry specific and vertical-focused topics as well as one-on-one conversations with leading vendors and peers on the latest enterprise solutions and strategies.

ET Exchange 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.

1:1 Meetings:

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.

Networking Receptions:

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.

“Future of Work: Building the Intelligent & Agile Enterprise”

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

IDC Canada

Conference Overview

ET Conference Chairs | IDC Canada

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.

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

Lars Goransson

Managing Director

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT and Industries

IDC Canada


September 28-30, 2020

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Kelowna, BC

Sept. 28-30, 2020 | Delta Grand Okanagan Resort | Kelowna, BC