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Building a Resilient Workforce over Custom Shirts and Cocktails

According to research, there are 19 ransomware attacks happening every second. Join Veeam and your Toronto CIO peers for an evening of style, good food and an interactive discussion on the power of building resilient teams at Gotstyle in the Distillery District.
Raymond Umerley, CISO of Coveware, and Ray Heffer-Field, CISO at Veeam, will be chatting through the power of ensuring you and your team remain resilient in the face of any eventuality. As a continuation from our previous events where we chatted about the theme of bouncing forward as a leader, this time we will discuss the value of building high performing teams and the power of incident response and having a team that holds different skill sets to help remain resilient in the face of any threat.
During this fireside chat we will be discussing how in order to be genuinely successful in a technology-driven world, IT and Security leaders first need to build trust with their people and leverage their skill sets in continuous preparation for the inevitable.
Following the fireside chat we will enjoy dinner and discussions, along with getting fitted for a high quality custom shirt. It will be another great evening together!

Fireside chat followed by dinner and discussion

Tuesday June 25, 2024
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gotstyle - The Distillery District
21 Trinity Street, Toronto ON M5A 3C4

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Seriously loved by CIOs

Our intimate roundtables offer an unparalleled forum to candidly discuss issues that are top of mind for CIOs.

“As the CIO of one of the largest school boards in North America, it is critical for me to be on top of the latest technology trends and to connect with peers from across the educational and technology industries. As a member of Toronto CIO for a number of years, I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of insightful and engaging learning sessions covering a wide range of strategic and operational topics. I have also been able to connect with CIOs in various industry sectors in an informal, engaging and collaborative environment to share ideas and information and discuss common technology challenges and opportunities. Being able to connect with CIOs from Toronto and getting a local perspective has been especially helpful. Given the dramatic pace of change in the technology industry, I think it is crucial to have organizations like Toronto CIO that provide CIOs with learning and networking opportunities that help them become more effective technology leaders.”

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Peter Singh

Executive Officer - IT Services / CTO

Toronto District School Board

“I have been attending many of the Toronto CIO events for the past few years. I appreciate the consistently high-calibre of speakers, the wide and interesting variety of topics covered -- almost all of which are applicable to me in my role as CIO/CTO at Pelmorex Corp. (aka The Weather Network) I also learn alot from my conversations and networking with the really impressive fellow attendees during and after the sessions, and have made several really solid connections. Susan does a splendid job of staying dialed into the topics we are most interested in, of arranging really great venues and speakers, and of keeping us all well informed between events.”

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Alex Leslie


The Weather Network

“Toronto CIO provides an opportunity to network with peers and discuss threats and opportunities we all face, regardless of industry. The content is always relevant and the group discussions are engaging and honest. I appreciate having a forum to share learnings and experiences in an intimate atmosphere!”

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Kathy McLeod

Chief Information Officer

Samuel, Son & Co., Limited

“Toronto CIO plays a key role in helping me be a better CIO. It allows me to meet and network with a diverse group of CIO's who always bring a broader perspective to important current topics. Event sponsors expose us to new technologies and, over time, we have engaged partners who have helped us deliver better solutions to the business.”

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Mike May

Chief Information Officer

GFL Environmental Inc.

“The Toronto CIO Forum provides an excellent platform for CIOs and IT executives to share their experiences, challenges, and insights. The forum periodically meets in group settings featuring panel discussions, keynote speeches, and interactive sessions with extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful technology leaders, experts and key vendors from various sectors, making it an ideal place to learn, exchange ideas, collaborate, partner and network. Above and beyond that, I also got the opportunity to visit really interesting headquarters, technology and operations centers, making the sessions extremely memorable and rewarding. I have heavily benefited from the Toronto CIO forum, it is expertly organized by Susan and her team.”

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Sheikh Nahyaan

EVP and Chief Information Officer

Toronto Hydro