IDC CIO Panel Series: Accelerate & Simplify Your Canadian Digital Transformation Journey

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Canada, June 16, 2021

Overview

In the near future, an organization’s ability to generate value will be increasingly tied to its participation in a new digital economy. New business models will emerge, accompanied by new customer requirements and ways of operating, that will spur the creation of new, scaled up digital ecosystems that leverage software platforms to deliver scale and speed. With the impact of the pandemic, many Canadian organizations are now looking for ways to simplify how their business consumes and delivers IT services and accelerate their digital transformation journey to be ready for the digital future. Is your organization ready?

Join us for a live webinar, IDC CIO Panel Series: Accelerate and Simplify Your Canadian Digital Transformation Journey on June 16 at 2pm ET as we explore the current state of digital transformation in Canada, how it was accelerated by the pandemic and where your organization needs to be to thrive in the new digital-first world. This 90-minute webinar feature 2 IDC Canada keynote speakers, a CIO Best Practices Panel and a fireside chat. Key topics for the webinar include:

  • Tony Olvet will explore where Canadian organizations are in their digital transformation journeys and some of the digital resiliency trends in Canada,
  • Nigel Wallis will examine how the pandemic impacted major industry sectors in Canada, and provide some examples of Industry Transformation.
  • Our distinguished Canadian CIO panel will discuss their real-life challenges and triumphs on their respective digital transformation journeys.
  • The final segment will be a fireside chat between IDC’s Tony Olvet and the incoming Dell Technologies Country Manager, Pamela Pelletier.

Walk away from this webinar with a better understanding on how you can simplify and accelerate your own organization’s digital transformation journey. There is no fee to attend this webinar. Register today to save your spot!

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Agenda

All event times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). Click the 'V' beside presentation titles to view the related session description.

 

Time Event & Speakers
14:00

IDC Presentation: Digital Path Forward: From Adaptation to Acceleration

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

As Canadian organizations look forward to the post-pandemic economy, management and IT priorities are quickly shifting from crisis response to focus on meeting new customer, citizen and employee needs and expectations. This requires IT teams to adapt their infrastructure, applications and services, and to accelerate investments to meet a new set of organizational objectives. Learn how this all fits together in the context of the digital path forward in Canada.

14:10

IDC Presentation: Industry Transformation in Canada

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT & Industries

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for organizations of all sizes. It’s important to note that these tribulations weren’t equally distributed across Canada – and neither will the recovery. The rapidly changing intersection between technology, people and process has been central to our coping strategies, whether supporting a completely remote workforce, finding new ways to engage customers in a contactless fashion, or providing resources to cross-industry efforts to deliver social good. Even with the prospect of a post-pandemic recovery on the horizon, many of the digital-centric behaviours we have adopted will be permanent, influencing business priorities and a corresponding shift in ICT decision-making and spending in Canada. Learn how the pandemic impacted various Canadian industries differently, how they've responded to those challenges and what’s next for critical sectors within the Canadian economy. 

14:30

CIO Best Practices Panel Discussion and Panel Q&A

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

Catherine Chick

Senior Vice President, IT, Canada Goose

Ziad Mehio

Vice President, Technology & Food Service Operations, Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corp.

Geoff Cronin

Senior Vice President, IT & CIO, LCBO

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT & Industries

The panel will be moderated by IDC Canada's Tony Olvet and include 3 leading Canadian CIOs.  Confirmed panelists include:

  • Catherine Chick, SVP, IT at Canada Goose
  • Ziad Mehio, Vice President, Technology & Food Service Operations, Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corp.
  • Geoff Cronin, SVP & CIO, LCBO
  • Nigel Wallis, Research VP, IoT & Industries, IDC Canada

 

 

15:15

Fireside Chat with Pamela Pelletier, Canada Country Manager, Dell Technologies

Pamela Pelletier

Canada Sales Leader & Country Manager, Dell Technologies

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research
15:25

Closing Comments & Key Takeaways

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

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Attendee Benefits

  • Learn why your Canadian organization needs to be more digitally resilient to thrive in the post-pandemic era
  • Hear how to adapt your infrastructure, applications and services to accelerate investments to meet a new set of organizational objectives
  • Understand how the pandemic impacted various Canadian industries differently and how they've responded to those challenges
  • Learn some best practices for simplifying and accelerating your digital transformation agenda from our Canadian panel of CIOs
  • Understand how your organization compares to other Canadian organizations in their digital transformation efforts
  • Meet our Canadian CIO panelists and ask them questions about their digital transformation strategies and/or your related challenges
  • Get practical advice from your peers in Canada on how to move your organization forward as a digital enterprise

Who Should Attend

  • C-Level executives from Canadian businesses and organizations
  • Managing Directors for Canadian operations
  • Senior IT executives from Canadian businesses and organizations
  • Senior decision-makers from Canadian businesses and organizations
  • Senior Technology leaders from Canadian government organizations from all levels (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Senior Technology leaders from Canadian crown corporations
  • Senior Technology leaders from Canadian educational insitutions and organizations
  • Senior Technology leaders from Canadian healthcare organizations

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General Information

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

 

 

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

 

 

Virtual Event on Zoom Webinar

 

 

Language
English

Registration Fee
No Charge: For Canadian Technology Executives

 

 

Contact Us

Cristina Santander

Manager, Marketing & Customer Experience

+1 (416) 673-2235

Barbara Hall

Associate Vice President

+1 (416) 673-2296

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