CIOsynergy TorontoThursday, March 21, 2013 12:00pm-7:00pm Trump International Hotel & Tower
We’re proud to host CIOsynergy in Tornoto on March 21, 2013; As Canada’s commercial capital and one of the top financial centres in the world, Toronto is considered an alpha world city. Toronto contains more corporate headquarters than any other Canadian city, including those of Canada’s five largest banks. Toronto’s leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, music, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism, engineering, and sports industries. According to Forbes, Toronto is the tenth-most economically powerful city in the world and one of the fastest growing among the G7 nations, making this an ideal city to incubate the CIOsynergy 2013 series.
Over 100 IT leaders will join us on March 21, 2013 in downtown Toronto; these IT leaders represent both the fortune and vast mid-market enterprise community within the Toronto metro area. An afternoon of unparalleled networking in an ultimate learning environment with the CIOs of Toronto’s enterprise arena.
Terry Jones - Founder of Travelocity.com and Kayak.com
Our keynote, Travelocity.com founder Terry Jones; currently the Chairman of Kayak.com and former CIO of American Airlines. Through his consulting practice, as a board member, a venture capitalist and a speaker, Terry Jones has been helping companies use the tools and techniques he’s developed to keep up with this rapidly changing world.Rare insight into the innovative path of this former CIO turned business mogul; the trials, successes, failures, and lessons learned will all be shared.
Keith Collins - Senior VP and CTO of SAS
Keith Collins, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SAS, serves as a member of the executive team. He is responsible for leading the Research and Development, Information Services and Technical Support Divisions. Collins fosters close working relationships with marketing and sales to ensure that SAS® technologies are aligned with customer needs and market demand. He has been instrumental in leading SAS’ evolution as a provider of industry-specific solutions that deliver the benefits of powerful analytic technologies into the hands of users. Collins led the effort to develop the company’s breakthrough SAS Business Analytics Framework that is redefining business intelligence as it is known today.
In 2006, Collins established SAS’ CIO Customer Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB continues to successfully bring together CIOs and CTOs from some of the world’s top companies to provide guidance to SAS about the company’s strategy and the business impact of current and future IT technologies.
A graduate of North Carolina State University in computer science, Collins is a devoted supporter of the university. He is the founding member of the strategic advisory board of the department of computer science. In 2003, the university named him a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus. Collins also serves as a technical advisor for Southern Capitol Ventures and holds seats on North Carolina Technology Association’s Board of Directors and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Scott Shuster - Event Moderator / Chair
Scott Shuster – ABC News foreign correspondent. Producer of NPR’s All Things Considered. Consulting Editor, The McGraw-Hill Companies and BusinessWeek. Scott’s remarkable background and prodigious skills onstage make him the right choice to serve as moderator to the CIOpanel.
Scott Shuster has led virtually every BusinessWeek CEO, CFO, and CIO conference held since the founding of the magazine’s events group — more than 100 of the world’s most prominent gatherings of large-company leaders and senior executives.
The CIOpanel has been a staple ingredient of CIOsynergy since its inception 4 yrs ago. Here we pick 5 CIOs who have demonstrated operational excellence within the organization they serve. We look to these CIOs for guidance on what challenges they are facing, what technologies have they adopted over the past year that have elevated and morphed the operating platform of their businesses, and what are their lessons learned.
Are they innovating, divesting, or securing? We will find out on March 21st with the help of the CIOpanel. Attendees will enjoy an evening among peer CIOs and IT leaders in Downtown Toronto over a epicurean feast and cocktails.
CIOsynergy Toronto's Agenda
March 21, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Registration & Networking Lunch
Dine in style with Leading IT Peers at the beautiful 65-story Trump Tower rated as Toronto’s #1 hotel – the style and luxurious feel of the new Trump Tower is perfectly complimented by a epicurean 5-star lunch, and you’re in good company as you dine with the Who’s Who of IT leaders from within Toronto.
1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
NPR's Scott Shuster welcomes our delegation to CIOsynergy Toronto.
1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Meet Keith Collins of SAS
Insight from the leading architect behind breakthrough enterprise technologies delivered by SAS, Keith Collins, CTO of SAS. In 2006 Keith founded CAB a CIO advisory board which rosters CIO members from some of the largest enterprises which makes Keith the ideal candidate to share with CIOsynergy the path of the CIO.
2:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Meet the CIOPanel
5 CIOs take a tell-all position on a panel that explores the direction of enterprise IT, the successes, failures, and celebrations that defined their paths as ultimate IT leaders. We’ll gain insight into their vision with the help of moderator Scott Shuster.
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception and Sponsored Mixer
A cocktail reception under the umbrella of the latest technologies and the visionaries behind them. We’ve carefully selected 20 organizations that provide cutting edge solutions to the growing pains of the CIO – from the masters of intrusion detection to the pioneers of Hybrid Cloud, you’ll meet these visionaries during our cocktail reception at the beautiful marvel new to the Toronto scene… The Trump Hotel
Compliments of Cologix
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
A CIOs case by Jive Software
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
What do all CIOs have in common? A questions we asked ourselves before designing the secureCIO Panel.
The media is plagued with stories of intrusion to the largest brands we rely on daily; retail outlets, financial institutions, and among the latest victims are services like twitter and evernote which made headlines. When these attacks occur all eyes are on the CIO and questions of what they did, or what they didn’t do come into question. 5 CISOs join us on a panel that will discuss the clear and present danger these organizations face and the steps they take to guard against the enemy.
4:45 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.
BYOD – Soft Benefits, Hard Costs
Does BYOD exist for the benefit of the users or the technology companies? Brad Blaskavitch of Ideaca explores the people, process and technology costs that are often ignored or misunderstood as he challenges the current thinking of BYOD.
5:05 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Our Keynote Speaker: Terry Jones
Travelocity.com founder and former chairman of Kayak.com Terry Jones takes us on a journey of innovation as we walk the line with a leading innovator. He inspires our audience as we hear of his journey that started as the CIO of American Airlines.
5:50 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
A cocktail reception with the who’s who of IT leadership with premium bars, appetizers, and a book signing and meet & greet with Travelocity Founder Terry Jones.
Compliments of Cologix
6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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