Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Toronto
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 2012 series.
Over 100 IT leaders will join us on May 3, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency 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.
Our keynote, Dom Sagolla is the co-creator of Twitter and has been in research and development at HP Laboratories, the MIT Media Lab, and Adobe Systems. He helped build Macromedia Studio, Odeo Studio, the original Twitter, Adobe Creative Suite, and now produces iPhone apps with his company DollarApp in San Francisco. From here we will get a lesson in business innovation collated over a career of experience from Dom, a seriel innovator that has walked the line from concept to creation several times.
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 May 3 with the help of the CIOpanel who include the CIOs from McCain Foods and 4 other enterprise CIOs.