Canada IT & Security Leaders Forum

Banff, AB | May 29 – 31, 2022

Presentation: Enabling the Institution for the Digital Economy: Key Future Trends

The world now depends on the digital economy. IT is central to the organization’s successful response and there are four pillars of strength required: recoding the institutional DNA, treating security as survival, responding to the new relationship with work, and reducing the bureaucratic burden.

Presented by: Mark Roman, Managing Partner, Info-Tech Research Group

Presentation: Ransom-proof: Cyber Safety in 2022

In this session, Karine Bassette discussed about:

  • Preparing for an attack

  • Timeline of a recovery

  • Recovery in action

Presented by: Karine Bessette, Technologist, PS, Veeam

Presentation: Why the Nonprofit Sector Needs CIOS & How You Can Help

Building a compelling business case for digital transformation is a challenge faced by many technology leaders. It becomes even more complicated when the change beneficiaries are not the funders, and the choice to invest in technology feels like it is taking services from our most vulnerable citizens. Helen Knight, an award-winning leader of non-profit digital transformations will share how she modernized emergency shelters and food banks, and how she uses technology to optimize services for people struggling with poverty. Helen will also share ways technology leaders can use their skills to help people today, and invite you to help solve the challenges ahead.

Presented by: Helen Knight, Transformation Consultant, Helen Knight Consulting

Presentation: 90 DAY PLAN IN YOUR NEW ROLE

You’ve just stepped into your new IT leadership role. Your first 90 days in a new IT leadership role should be focused on learning. Investing this time will help you understand the current state, appreciate the culture and inform your strategy. Prioritize these steps to kickstart improvement:

  • Understand your job. Learn the organization and industry you are in
  • Define and revise measurements for success
  • Articulate your vision and strategy
  • Organize people for success
  • Build culture
  • Revise processes for success & delivery, and suitable for the environment and the times
  • Upgrade technologies

Presented by: Michael Barr, CIO, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Presentation: Software Supply Chain Risk – The Business Impact

Breaches can hit any type of business at any time and angry investors are turning to litigation over lost equity. Learn how to avoid over reliance on questionnaires for Third-Party Supplier Risk Assessments

Presented by: Steve Magowan,