CISO Toronto Summit | November 14, 2019 | Sheraton Centre Toronto - Toronto, ON, Canada

↓ Agenda Key

Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - CISO Toronto Summit

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 
 

9:10 am - 10:00 am

Executive Visions

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CXO

A CXO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CXOs supervise teams and units beyond their IT/IT security department. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CXO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CXO has become both more attractive and more demanding. 

Takeaways: 

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CXO?
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements 
  3. How to properly measure a CXO's success

Moderated by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 

Panelists:

Foad Godarzy, Head of IT and OT Canada, ENGIE Canada View details

 
 

Kashif Parvaiz, CISO, University Health Network View details

 
 

Amy Kavanagh, VP - Technology, Manulife Financial

 
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Leading an Overdue Digital Transformation in Healthcare

In recent years, Ontario's health care system has been under pressure to meet the needs of a growing and aging population.  Combined with data existing in disparate systems across local, regional, and provincial levels, the time is ripe for digital transformation activities.  In this session, we will discuss how technology and innovation can lead us to meet those needs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding of the background that led us to an environment with siloed data
  2. Identification of the challenges and how they can be overcome
  3. Acknowledging the patient's voice and experience as part of the health team so requirements can be met and the patient experience can be improved

Presented by:

Sime Pavlovic, CIO, Niagara Health View details

 
 

Angela Lianos, Director, Digital Health Data & Sciences, eHealth Ontario View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Enabling a Business-First Network

Moving from Software-defined to a Self-driving Wide Area Network

Sponsored by:

Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 

Presented by:

Tim Van Halteren, Regional Sales Manager, Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Cloud as an Option for Your Legacy System's Security

Over the lifespan of an organization, CIOs/CISOs have developed and implemented technologies that have been key to the organization's success. However, CISOs and their security teams today find themselves stuck ensuring that legacy systems are secure. One option The solution is cloud-delivered security products that are more agile with the ability to implement potentially new detection methods and services faster than on-site solutions.
While cloud security is an ideal solution, it is important to know that using the cloud is more than moving legacy management servers to the cloud.

Takeaways:

  1. Review the status of legacy system security
  2. What cloud solutions are the best fit for their business
  3. What are the main needs in regards to system's scale, data telemetry, staff growth, machine learning, API-based access, and more


Presented by:

Ragulan Sinnarajah, Director, Cyber Security DevOps, TELUS Corporation View details

 
 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Mobile-centric Zero Trust Security Framework

Passwords are no longer sufficient protection against breaches because users are accessing information from a variety of untrusted devices, apps, networks, locations and services. So, in the reality of today's security world how does an organization protect itself? One answer is with a Zero Trust approach and framework to security. But with numerous theories about Zero Trust, how do you ensure that you've taken the right approach? in this session, discover how to: 

Takeaways: 

  1. Drive business innovation with mobile productivity by giving employees the ability to use mobile, cloud and endpoints
  2. Enforce corporate security without impacting the user experience 
  3. Redefine enterprise security strategies to address a perimeter-less environment

Sponsored by:

MobileIron View details

 
 

Presented by:

Girish Bhat, Vice President of Product Marketing, MobileIron View details

 
 
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Keeping ALL endpoints continuously patched and compliant - quickly and cost effectively

IT security and operations teams struggle to keep Unix, Linux, Mac and Windows servers and end user devices continuously patched and compliant with security and regulatory mandates. They also strive for faster time-to-remediation during incidents. Using HCL BigFix, IT operations and security teams can instantly report to executives, board members and high-value supply chain partners that all systems are continuously patched and compliant, resulting in increased productivity and cost savings.

Sponsored by:

HCL BigFix View details

 
 

Presented by:

Don Moss, BigFix Technical Adviser, HCL BigFix View details

 
 

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Executive Boardroom

Your network drives your business.  What drives your network? Data. It's the lifeblood of your company. To keep it flowing efficiently and freely, you need to make business-critical decisions based on informationâ?" not assumptions. CommScope's imVision® gives you the visibility and insight you need to direct your network's functionality with confidence.

imVision Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) solution provides actionable insights and granular visibility into your network's complex, interdependent physical layer as well as the myriad devices connected to it so you can find new optimization opportunities. For a network-driven business like yours, imVision delivers many critical IT advantages:

  1. Optimizing capacity by revealing all active components to show you where you can get more from the infrastructure you already have.
  2. Optimizing availability, by minimizing human error and network downtime.
  3. Optimizing efficiency, power and connectivity critical with the increase in IoT and POE devices
  4. Tracking end devices: With BYOD and the proliferation of devices in the office,  location information on all connected devices, whether wired or wireless is critical. This level of insight can help quickly identify and locate unauthorized devices.

These are a few of the features that Intelligent Infrastructure systems provide.  CommScope is leading the way with our approach to infrastructure management, a proven model of success characterized by flexible deployment, real-time intelligence and operational efficiency.

 It's a proven approach to infrastructure managementâ?"connected and efficientâ?"available only from CommScope.

Sponsored by:

CommScope View details

 
 

Presented by:

Matt Macklin, Account Manager, CommScope

 
 

12:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Client Journeys to the True Hybrid, Multi-cloud: Emergent Principles & Lessons Learned

Are you interested in understanding some of the common barriers and challenges organizations face as they embark on their journey to accelerate their velocity of innovation and organizational agility at scale?  


Join Michael Cardy, Chief Strategist Red Hat, as he highlights observations, lessons learned and emergent guiding principles resulting from over 50 clients who have adopted hybrid, multi-cloud platforms utilizing containers, Kubernetes, DevOps, and more.

Sponsored by:

Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 

Presented by:

Mike Cardy, Chief Technology Strategist - Canada, Red Hat Canada Limited View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Enabling Enterprise Agility

The world continues to change around us and the pace of innovation is faster than at any other time. The demands on leaders are changing as the workplace continues to evolve, customer expectations are higher than ever before, there are increased stakeholder expectations, and an increased focus on the importance of digital dominance. Many organizations are adopting both agile and customer-centric mindsets that will enable us to tackle the challenges we face moving forward. In this interactive session come to discuss and learn about how a shift needs to happen in the areas of customer engagement, decision making, time to market, how teams work, and measures of success in order to continue to evolve and thrive. 

We will discuss the importance of: 

  1. Truly adopt an agile mindset and why does agile work?
  2. Empowering others through agile leadership behaviour shift
  3. Outcome and benefits of agile delivery and how to measure the success 

Presented by:

Peyman Parsi, Chief Client Delivery Officer, Global Technology Services, TMX Group View details

 
 
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

3 Best Practices for Application Security (and Bonus Tip)

Applications are the lifeblood of the enterprise, but as the threats multiply, as applications move to the cloud, as legacy applications need to be maintained, and as organizations seek competitive advantage with new technologies and faster release cycles, it's easy to see that application security can be a thankless, endless and challenging job. 

Imperva has distilled three best practices (and a bonus tip) that help enterprises of any size vastly improve and simplify application security, accelerate threat detection and operationalize application security in a dynamic world where change is the only constant.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 

Presented by:

Terry Ray, SVP and Imperva Fellow, Imperva View details

 
 
 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Still Using Passwords? Forget That Sh*t.

The constant barrage of breaches over the last decade has made it clear that usernames and passwords - invented back in 1964 - are simply no longer secure enough. According to the 2019 Verizon Breach Investigations Report, compromised credentials are responsible for over 80% of all breaches. 

Despite attempts to make static credentials more secure by adopting two-factor authentication utilizing SMS, OTPs or hardware tokens, these added layers still leave organizations vulnerable to phishing attacks, keylogging, malware and more. 

By removing the past reliance on usernames and passwords, you can enhance your organization's security by significantly reducing your overall attack surface and virtually eliminating the risk of compromised credentials. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Learn how usernames and passwords are leaving your organization at risk. 
  2. See how passwordless authentication removes major threat vectors. 
  3. Provide users a fast, simple and consistent authentication experience across any channel.

Sponsored by:

Trusona, Inc. View details

 
 

Presented by:

Ken Granger, Sales Engineer, Trusona, Inc. View details

 
 
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

CXO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining Talent while promoting Diversity

While new technology and solutions can help CXOs make faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CXOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly grow the skills and capabilities of their teams while providing engaging and challenging opportunities. Culture is what defines the work environment, its mission, ethics, expectations and goals. Right now, in a world with opinions that are constantly moving and changing and with such high visibility, it is important that companies highlight difference and cherish it, because it drives innovation. Yet the tech industry still struggles with diversity and inclusion. As in any transformation effort, brand and culture are intimately connected.

Presented by:

Dhruv Chandra, Head of Cloud Governance & Compliance, Royal Bank of Canada

 
 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

Zero Trust in Practice: Why Identity Drives Next-Gen Access

Zero Trust is quickly becoming the dominant security model for the cloud, shifting the perimeter from the network to the people and devices that make up a modern workforce. As a model with many moving parts, the immediate question is where to start? 

This session will focus on: 

· The full Zero Trust reference architecture and steps to get there 

· Why Identity is the foundational layer to build contextual access controls from

Sponsored by:

OKTA View details

 
 

Presented by:

Teju Shyamsundar, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, OKTA View details

 
 
 

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CISOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CISO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers

Presented by:

Alizabeth Calder, SVP CIO, HomeEquity Bank View details

 
 
 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour