IDC CIO Panel Series - Part 2

Building Resiliency & Innovation into your Canadian Digital Transformation Journey

September 22, 2021
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COVID-19 has shown that Canadian organizations that prioritize adaptability and resiliency are much better equipped to roll with the punches and meet customers' changing expectations. However, the traditional definition – and support system – for business resiliency doesn't cut it in today's market. Digital resiliency is the new cornerstone for the Future Enterprise, and must be supported with multiple digital capabilities. This 90-minute webinar will focus on two of those digital capabilities: Digital Infrastructure and Digital Innovation, as chosen by our live audience at our previous IDC CIO Panel Series event on June 16 (Watch Replay).

In the Future of Digital Infrastructure, digitally driven enterprises will take a holistic approach to deployment across the digital infrastructure ecosystem. Timely access to innovative infrastructure resources both shared and dedicated will be imperative to support adaptive, resilient, secure, and compliant digital business models. But how can Canadian organizations be more innovative? As the digital economy continues to emerge and grow, businesses will need to make a strategic shift from being just software consumers to also becoming software producers. Business leaders will need to meet new customer requirements, build new capabilities and infrastructures, and form new partnerships to fuel future growth and sustainability.

Is your firm ready to ensure faster & more reliable digital services and experiences? Do you have the best infrastructure to support the development & continual refinement of your digital services & experiences? How do you overcome integration challenges while developing the capacity to deliver repeatable software innovation? Is your organization truly ready to compete in the digital economy?

Join us on September 22 at 2pm ET for a 90-minute webinar on how to build resiliency and innovation into your Canadian digital transformation journey. In addition to the IDC presentations, we will explore digital resiliency and innovation topics with our all-Canadian CIO panel. We will also dive into a digital infrastructure trends and use cases during the program. This live webinar is jam-packed with guidance and advice for Canadian organizations to succeed in the digital economy – don’t miss out on your chance to learn from our IDC, Dell Technologies and CIO experts. There is no fee to attend this webinar. Register to save you spot!

Countdown to IDC CIO Panel 2021 Webinar





All event times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

Time Event & Speakers

The Digital Path Forward in Canada

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

Digital Infrastructure in Canada

Dave Pearson

Research Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions

Future of Digital Innovation in Canada

Megha Kumar

Research Director, Software & Cloud Services

CIO Best Practices Panel

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

Irene Zaguskin

Chief Operations and Technology Officer, The Printing House

IDC Canada's Tony Olvet will moderate a CIO Best Practices panel, comprised of 3 Canadian CIOs.


Innovation and Infrastructure – Fireside Chat with Michael Kurek on helping Canadian Organizations Transform

Dave Pearson

Research Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions

Michael Kurek

VP Sales & Operations, Data Center Solutions, Dell Technologies

The pandemic forced businesses to accelerate their digital journeys and focus on becoming digital-first organizations by quickly pivoting and innovating to meet their customers' expectations. During this fireside chat, Michael Kurek, VP Sales & Operations, Data Center Solutions at Dell Technologies, and Dave Pearson, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions at IDC Canada, will discuss trends and use cases of how digital innovation and infrastructure-forward solutions can help organizations break the cycle of outdated digital business models to drive growth and succeed in transformation.


Closing Comments

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

Key Topics

This IDC CIO Panel webinar will provide essential guidance on the following topics:



Future Enterprise


Future of Digital Innovation


Future of Digital Infrastructure


Digital Transformation



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 why your organization needs to be more innovative with your solutions and why you will need to embed more software into those solutions
  • 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


Panel Sponsor
In Association with

General Information


Wednesday, September 22, 2021



2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET



Virtual Event on Zoom Webinar




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

About IDC

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