Technology in the New Enterprise

CIO Think Tank

August 25, 2022 - Toronto, Canada
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All times Eastern Time
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Welcome & Registration

1:00 PM-1:35 PM
What’s AI Doing for You?

The terms "Artificial Intelligence" and "Advanced Machine Learning" are often thought of interchangeably. While there is a relationship between AI and AML, to say they are the same thing is an oversimplification and misclassification. Rather, one begets the other with AI being the basic principle upon which AML is developed. As AI begins to mature and migrate away from purely advanced mathematical operations into decision making paradigms, AML steps forward as the predictive ability of machines to process vast quantities of data. As data and analytics becomes foundational to the way every business operates, AI and AML will become foundational capabilities.

1:40 PM-2:35 PM
Future Proofing Analytics Modernization: How to Mitigate Business Disruption while Modernizing the Analytics Technology Stack

Companies that have had legacy data warehouses, data marts, and reporting technologies for the last 10 to 20 years are looking to modernize them, especially to a cloud equivalent. For e.g., many firms are migrating from on-premises data warehouses like Teradata to its cloud data warehouses equivalents like Snowflake. However, such transition is sure to impact the business users in many ways: applications not being available due to downtime during the migration, training on the new analytics technologies, and new ways to search, find, and use the data in the new system. Such disruption can cause lost revenue, degradation in employee productivity, and decreased customer satisfaction.

Is it possible to minimize or eliminate the business disruption? There might be impact to the marketing/sales reports that need to be run weekly, regulatory compliance statements that need to be filed quarterly, and customer assistance that need to be provided in real-time by call center representatives. So, how can these critical business operations continue unimpeded while the IT is switching to the new technologies?

This panel of experts, based on their experience, will discuss the best practices to minimize business disruption.

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2:35 PM-2:50 PM
Networking Break

2:50 PM-3:35 PM
Bridging the Gap Between IT and the Business

Bridging the gap between business and technology is not easy and requires discipline and balance between technology, people, and the business. For so many organizations today, technology is the business. Technology needs to be understood as a critical enabler in every part of the organization from the front line to the back office. It creates new value by crunching data to deliver new insights, it spurs innovation, and it disrupts traditional business models.

For business and technology leaders alike, new actions and behavioral changes can help their organizations make this shift. CIOs must take responsibility for problems, they should convey that when technology fails, many people typically share responsibility.

3:40 PM-3:55 PM
Darktrace for Cloud: Taking Cover with Self-Learning AI

Mass-scale migration to the cloud has surged as organizations embrace more flexible working patterns. This rapid transformation brings new security challenges as IT teams grapple with unfamiliar and complex technologies. Achieving visibility and control across third-party environments can be difficult, while attackers continue to find creative ways to scale their attacks and bypass common tools.

Join David Masson, Darktrace’s Director of Enterprise Security, as he discusses the challenges of securing the cloud and SaaS applications, and why organizations are turning to Self-Learning AI technology that learns its unique surroundings in order to stop cyber-attacks in their tracks. Includes real-world examples of attacks detected and stopped by this technology. 

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3:55 PM-4:10 PM
Networking Break

4:10 PM-4:25 PM
Delivering CIO priorities with Low-Code Automation " Top 8 priorities for CIOs in 2022
  1. Improving digital dexterity
  2. Upgrading talent recruitment and retention
  3. Committing to sustainability
  4. Coping with Covid
  5. Advancing automation
  6. Committing to the cloud
  7. Strengthening cybersecurity skills
  8. Reinforce Privacy

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4:30 PM-5:25 PM
The “New” Workspace

In the post pandemic era, remote employment is the new status quo. Employers are forced to implement and improve the digital workplace by providing productivity tools and accessibility to company resources. In this session, we will share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations, including how to deal with the inherent security risks of expanded accessibility to company resources.

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5:25 PM-5:30 PM
Closing Remarks

5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Cocktail Hour

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