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


2:30 PM - 5:00 PM        


4:30 PM - 4:35 PM          

Conference Welcome

Speaker: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events

4:35 PM - 4:45 PM  

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Tony Olvet, GVP Research, IDC Canada

Description: Canadian organizations are challenged to transform business through the thoughtful application of technology. The discussion of digital transformation is on the agenda of almost every organization today, while the pace of change is quickening. Cloud, analytics, IoT and security technologies are creating a new foundation for change and competitive advantage in 2019 and beyond. Using examples and drawing on brand new research from IDC Canada’s top executive survey, this session will explore the new business priorities driving the Digital Strategy defining Enterprise IT in Canada.

4:45 PM - 5:25 PM

Opening Keynote: Industry Transformation and Future of Work

Speaker: Nigel Wallis, VP, IoT and Industry, IDC Canada

Description: Technology is transforming Canadian organizations across all sectors of the economy, and with it, changing the most fundamental aspect of business: how employees work. From advances in artificial intelligence to new collaborative tools, we are witnessing a profound shift in how people interact with machines, each other and the enterprise itself. IDC Canada’s research leader for IoT and Industries, Nigel Wallis, will discuss the ways in which different industries are transforming and the implications for the future of work.

5:25 PM - 5:55 PM

Keynote Presentation: Driving the Real-Time Transformation of Your Organization

Speaker: Blaine Mathieu, Chief Marketing & Product Officer, VANTIQ

Description: Uber. Amazon. Netflix. SpaceX. Markets and companies are being disrupted almost overnight. The pressures to become a ‘real-time business’ are building, driven by rapid advances in IoT, machine learning, augmented reality, robotics, and edge computing.  In this session, Blaine Mathieu, Chief Product Officer of application platform company VANTIQ, will describe how it is now possible to quickly create real-time applications that have the potential to transform business operations and help companies avoid the next wave of disruption - and even become disrupters themselves!

5:55 PM - 6:35 PM

General CIO Session Panel:

Speaker: Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada

Participants: Alizabeth Calder, SVP & CIO, HomeEquity Bank | Philippe Johnston, Director General, Digital Services, Transport Canada, and Current President for the CIO Association’s Ottawa Chapter | Phil McBride, CIO, Molson Coors Canada | Joseph Pucciarelli, GVP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM          

Welcome Reception & Dinner:  

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

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM  

General Session Presentation & Panel Discussion: AI and Process Automation

Speaker: Lars Goransson, Country Manager, IDC Canada

Panelists: Bipasha Chiu, VP Business Delivery Management, LCBO | Cari Covent, Vice President, Intelligent Automation, Canadian Tire

Description: AI is for real but for enterprise it encompasses a huge spectrum of technologies and at the center of it all is data. IDC’s Warren Shiau will examine how AI; and why AI, can generate significant business value even in the absence of large data science teams and enterprise-wide high-quality data. Deep learning may rule the future but “small AI” targeting things like process automation rules the day and drive immediate return on investment.

8:45 AM - 9:30 PM  

General Session Presentation & Panel Discussion: AR/VR & Enterprise Use Cases

Moderator: Jean Philippe Bouchard, VP Mobility and Consumer, IDC Canada

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    

Networking Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM          

General Session Panel: Analyst Summit Wrap-Up & Conference Closing Q&A

Speaker: Tony Olvet, Group Research Vice President, IDC Canada

Speakers: Nigel Wallis, Research Vice President for Verticals and IoT, IDC Canada | Joseph Pucciarelli, GVP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC | Warren Shiau, Research VP, IDC Canada

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Attendee Departures

Safe travels to all who participated in ET Canada Exchange 2019! 

Day 1 - Monday, November 4, 2019

Day 2  - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

General Session Keynote: The CIO's Guide to Developing IT Strategies That Drive Enterprise Transformation

Speaker: Joseph Pucciarelli, GVP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC

Description: Joe Pucciarelli will explore the need for new IT strategies aimed at supporting and enabling digital transformation and discusses in detail the elements of effective IT strategy. Joe describes the context and "ecosystem" in which the new strategy is formed and executed and identifies the key attributes and components of a new IT strategy. The IT vision and mission guide IT and LOB organizations and stakeholders, but the IT strategy details "how" to get there. Business strategies are changing significantly in response to new, more disruptive competition, shifting customer dynamics and demands, and turbulent business environments. IT strategies similarly need to undergo significant overhauling or risk becoming detached and irrelevant.

8:50 AM - 9:40 AM

General Session Presentation and Panel Discussion: CYBER SECURITY

Speaker: Kevin Lonergan, Security Lead, IDC Canada

Description: An increase in scale, scope, and sophistication in cyberattacks have led IT administrators to spend more of their time and budget on cybersecurity than ever before. Unfortunately, Canadian organizations have learned that increased spending does not always translate into a decrease in breaches. IDC's Kevin Lonergan will discuss the current cybersecurity challenges facing Canadian organizations, and how to improve an organization's security posture while staying on budget.

9:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Fireside Chat: SAP Canada

Speakers: Tony Olvet, Group Vice President, Research, IDC Canada | Sam Masri, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Canada  

10:30 AM - 12:30 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.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:05 PM          

General Session Presentation and Panel Discussion: BLOCKCHAIN

Speaker: Megha Kumar, Director, IDC Canada | Steven Delaney, CEO, Global Technology

2:05 PM - 2:45 PM

Fireside Chat

Speakers: Tony Olvet, GVP Research, IDC Canada | Helen Knight, CIO, Calgary Drop In & Rehab Centre Society

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM          

Transition to Meeting Zone

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meeting Zone - 1:1 Meetings between Technology Vendors, Industry Experts, and Attendees

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM          

Networking Reception

A networking reception designed to foster interaction and build relationships.

Day 3  - Wednesday, November 6, 2019


Nov. 4-6, 2019 | Le Château Frontenac | Québec City, Quebec

November 4-6, 2019

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Québec City, Quebec