IDC Connections 2021 Canada

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Canada, November 4, 2021
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The digital economy is quickly advancing, and recent pandemic disruption has only served to further increase the urgency of addressing digital transformation requirements across all businesses and industries. Soon, most Canadian executive leaders will be running companies that look more digital than physical. And that means their plans are built around new, reprioritized agendas with key areas of focus that include:

  • Addressing new customer requirements
  • Developing new capabilities
  • Building new, cloud-centric digital IT infrastructures that support resilient operations and pervasive experiences

Join IDC Canada and its sponsors for IDC Connections 2021 on November 4th, 2021 to learn how to accelerate your organization along its path to become a digital enterprise.

Key Topics

This IDC Connections 2021 Canada event will provide essential guidance on the following topics:



Future Enterprise


Future of Digital Innovation


Future of Digital Infrastructure


Future of Work


Digital Transformation




Time Event & Speakers

Digital Networking & Virtual Expo


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Lars Goransson

Managing Director, IDC Canada

Thought Leadership Keynote - Presented by our Platinum Sponsor, Dell Technologies


IDC Keynote Intro - Gold Sponsor#1


IDC Opening Keynote: Accelerating Your Digital Journey - Sponsored by Carbon60

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

Breakout Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Breakout Session 1 - Sponsored by Pure Storage

14:00 - 14:30

Cloud Fireside Chat

Dave Pearson

Research Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions

Breakout Session 2 - Sponsored by Silver Sponsor #2

14:00 - 14:30

Future of Work Fireside Chat

Evan Hardie

Research Director, Future of Work

Virtual Expo & Digital Networking Break


Welcome back & Panel Intro


Canadian CIO Best Practices Panel Discussion - Sponsored by our Panel Sponsor, TBD

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

Closing Keynote Intro - Gold Sponsor#2


Closing Keynote: The Future of Hockey - Sponsored by our Gold Sponsor, TBD


Closing Remarks


Virtual Expo & Digital Networking


Platinum Sponsor
Gold Partner
Silver Partner

Become a Partner

General Information


Thursday, November 4, 2021



12:45 PM - 4:30 PM ET



Virtual Event on Hopin




Registration Fee
No Charge: For Canadian Technology Executives



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 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

Guests of our sponsors

Contact Us

Cristina Santander

Manager, Marketing & Customer Experience

+1 (416) 673-2235

About IDC

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