By Invitation Only: 100 IT leaders collaborate in a day of thought-leading exchange as we examine directions from within the Office of the CIO






Insight leaders...



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(2010 - Present)





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(2016 Keynote)

World renowned thought-leaders take stage at CIOsynergy; those who have walked the line from concept to reality. From the founders the of the most disruptive companies of our time to the CEO's that have soured revenues and market share through the adoption and support of innovative cultures... These are the CIOsynergy thought-leaders that breed conversations that just dont happen within the confines of the office, they shared there stories through 2016.

Since 2008 CIOsynergy has harnessed thousands of CIO's and IT leaders together through 100's of events through North America and Europe. CIOsynergy events engage these leaders into an intimate day of thought-leading exchange under the umbrella of riveting keynotes, revealing CIOpanels, engaging round-tables and unparralled networking. By invitation-only these are the Who's Who of IT leadership and this is their path.

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Kevin Pashuk

(2016 CIOtoronto)

CIO, Appleby College

(2016 CIOtoronto)

Howard Bertrand

CIO, Ontario Transportation Ministry

Kin Lee-Yow

(2016 CIOtoronto)


Jim Tom

(2016 CIOtoronto)

CIO, Public Health Ontario

Kirk Serjeanston

(2016 CIOtoronto)

CIO, Dicom Transportation

Roberto Israel

(2016 CIOtoronto)


Kalyan Chakravarthy

Dir IT, Alcohol & Gaming Commission

Anthony Lannucci

CIO, Toronto Transit Commission

The coveted CIOpanel has been the center of discussion at CIOsynergy events since inception in 2008, we've brought forward leading CIO's that have rallyed to innovate the landscape and here they have a platform to share not only their successes but also the challenges and lessons learned. 100's of CIO's have taken seat on the CIOpanel and are recognized as our industry thought-leaders as they share best practices and directions from within the Office of the CIO.

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Founders Panel...

Thought leading insight is a recipe at CIOsynergy we have created from collaborating founders and leaders from some of the most innovative companies. This collaboration takes stage as the Founders panel and is a moderated exploration of the trends that are driving enterprise innovation. Leaders that have walk the line from concept to reality give insight into some of the most advanced solutions that are driving the biggest enterprises today and what tomorrow has in store for us.

Jim Ambrosini

Larry Augustin

Brian Beyer

Jeffrey Phelan

Paul Troisi

MD, CohnReznick LLP


Co-Founder & CEO, Red Canary

Chief Evangelist, BlueVector

Chief Customer Officer, Troy Mobility

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Thursday February 16, 2017








Thursday February 16, 2017

9:30am - 4:30pm

The Omni King Edward Hotel

Randy Alexander

CIO, Street Capital Bank of Canada

Sarah Shortreed

CIO, Bruce Power


Lan Nguyen

Deputy CIO, City of Toronto

Fariba Rawhani

CIO, Home Trust Company

Robert Wong

CIO, Toronto Hydro


Every year at CIOsynergy we explore directions from within the Office of the CIO; Are these leaders planning to innovate, divest, or secure? Through these discussions we're able to understand their path and identify industry trends. By pairing our audience with a selection of industry innovators on edge of product and solution development for the enterprise we're able to incubate true thought-leaders with actionable technology. From leading blue-chips like IBM, Microsoft and CISCO to newly funded start-ups this is where we gather the latest and greatest.   


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9:30 AM

Check-in, grab a coffee and prepare for a day of collaboration, today's discussions start in the CIOlounge where you'll join Toronto' leading IT strategists

10:00 AM

Let's set the tone for a day of collaboration; under the umbrella of our renowned keynote and revealing panel's we have an audience of 100 IT leaders from within Toronto. To support their daily endeavors we'll introduce our sponsors who through cutting edge innovation in the enterprise have helped turn concept into reality.  

10:20 AM

The Predictions Panel insight into the predictions for 2017. What should leaders & strategists be on the lookout for? Will our vulnerabilities be mobile, web, cloud, application or endpoint? Here we have insight from a panel charged with predicting the future and tailoring their approach in advance.

10:40 AM

Fireside Chat-Wombat Security with our industry expert who has through a career of innovation, the insight and knowledge to help shape trending manoeuvers

11:15 AM

Retreat to the CIOloungemore than a cocktail reception these are the connections that add light to daily decisions made. Conversations with colleagues and peers in the CIOlounge under the umbrella of the latest technologies and visionaries behind them - from the masters of intrusion detection to the pioneers of Hybrid Cloud; you'll meet them during our cocktail reception.

12:00 PM

Leaders Lunch connects the dots at CIOsynergy; this epicurean lunch is the foundation of todays relationship building

The CIOpanel takes stage to reveal directions from within the Office of the CIO; are these IT leaders innovating, divesting, or securing? We'll find out in this investigative discussion that goes beyond the successes to pin-point hurdles, strategies, best-practices and those ever important lessons learned

1:00 PM

1:30 PM

Transforming business applications into systems of engagement

Companies have invested millions of dollars and decades of work into automating and customizing their business applications only to find that complex user experiences have hindered their ability to achieve any real productivity or enhanced customer experience. Harnessing the power of existing business applications in the mobile era requires putting the user in the center and abstracting the base application to create one-minute workflows that enable users to do something quickly on a mobile device.

1:50 PM

4:30 PM

CIOdraw; we know IT folks love gadgets that's why you'll love the CIOdraw™. Our sponsors have put forth a compilation of great giveaways; from Apple's latest to Amazon's voice automation and even weekend getaways at BMW driving schools. At CIOsynergy™ we’ve seen it ALL, but are always taken back as they get better and better.

5:00 | CLOSE

Fireside Chat-IBM Canada with our industry expert who has through a career of innovation, the insight and knowledge to help shape trending manoeuvers

2:05 PM

Retreat to the CIOlounge; grab coffee while touring the latest innovation our sponsors have to offer.

3:00 PM

Sweet Collaboration - round-tables congregate over dessert; nothing makes more sense of enterprise IT than stories of ROI, it's battles and game plans over chocolate cake

3:30 PM

Keynote; at CIOsynergy we partner with renowned keynotes that have pushed the limits of their profession to shape the future.

11:00 AM

Modernizing IT Delivery to Accelerate Digital              Business                                                                                  To stay competitive, CIOs must find new ways to optimize IT investment so they can deliver maximum value to the business. At the same time, they must modernize technology to digitally enable the enterprise for the cognitive era. Cloud makes it possible. Join IBM ERP and cloud expert Angus Palmer to hear how leading businesses are modernizing their ERP capabilities through managed cloud services.