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Upcoming Events

Toronto CIO events allow technology executives to network with their cross industry peers and discuss relevant trends, opportunities and challenges

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Mixology Competition and Leadership Discussion

Join TELUS Business and your Toronto CIO peers for a unique and exciting event at BarChef. Following a brief mixology tutorial, CIOs will be divided into groups, given amazing ingredients and tools and tasked with creating a signature cocktail. Judges will be looking for balance, technique, appearance, creativity, inspiration and flavour when selecting the winning cocktail.
We will follow this fun activity with an engaging discussion surrounding "Cloud Security: Expectations vs. Reality." Join Kevin Lonergan, Senior Cybersecurity Strategy Manager, as he shares insights from the new TELUS Canadian Cloud Security Study.
Based on the feedback of 500+ Canadian organizations, the TELUS Canadian Cloud Security Study shares insights on the current state of cloud adoption in Canada, the security challenges organizations are facing, how threats are being detected and which controls have been most effective in helping to protect their organizations.
The study reveals the expectations Canadian organizations had about cloud security, and whether their real-life experiences with it are meeting those expectations.

Space is limited so please register soon to reserve a spot

Thursday October 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

472 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B2

Sponsored By

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Talent in the World of Generative AI

Generative AI, autonomous data engineering and other AI trends are heating up and gaining momentum. As a CIO, how are you preparing your data engineering teams for success?
Join Nick Dobbins, Chief Technology Officer at Informatica and your CIO peers as we discuss how to release the potential tucked inside your current staff who might feel stymied or underappreciated. Learn ways you can show teams how generative AI can empower to innovate and problem solve so you can effectively compete in today’s cloud-first, digital economy.
We encourage CIOs to bring their organization’s CDOs to join a lively and engaging discussion. Feel free to extend the invitation for this event to your CDO.

Dinner and Discussion

Wednesday November 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Keg Mansion
515 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2H7

Sponsored By

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