“I value the relationships, connections and information share I get as part of the Toronto CIO community. It is a great opportunity to interact with peers who face similar IT challenges within their own organizations. We exchange ideas and lessons, learn what is working and what is not, talk about innovation that works and leverage process, tools and people to have IT become an enabler to the business.”

Roger Favero
SVP Information Technology

“As a regular attendee of Toronto CIO meetings, I find that the format offers a unique opportunity for Toronto-based CIOs to discuss ideas and share views on current IT topics from a more relevant local perspective. Furthermore, the smaller setting provides a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to open sharing of information and effective networking.”

Robert Wong
VP Information Technology and Strategic Management
Toronto Hydro

“The smaller group atmosphere of Toronto CIO events lends itself to truly sharing best practices and experiences with peers in an open and accessible manner compared to the larger more presentation- and panel-focused events. The networking and discussions over coffee or drinks after the event are friendly and foster additional interaction that one would normally not find at similar events. An added benefit was that during a recent career search I found that my participation at Toronto CIO events was responsible for my search success. The majority of serious leads were obtained through Toronto CIO peers — over twice as many as from any other channel.”

Gesa Wisch
SVP Information Technology
Tim Hortons

“The ability to attend informal sessions that provide information on relevant topics CIO’s are facing today is great. These forums allow CIO’s to openly discuss challenges with their peers and to hear how others are tackling issues to help their businesses move forward.”

Anthony Iannucci
Head – Information Technology Services
Toronto Transit Commission

“I have participated with Susan and Toronto CIO since it’s inception. I have found this group to be a very interesting format that prompts peer exchange both during the formal meetings and beyond. With so many choices and groups vying for my time, this is one event I try religiously to attend. The topics are always timely and the discussion is always lively and informative.”

Valerie Adamo
Chief Technology Officer
Ontario Pension Board

“The Toronto CIO meetings provide an excellent forum to discuss relevant topics and collaborate with fellow IT executives and gain practical insights to better support our business.”

Vince Campanelli
VP Information Technology
Parmalat Canada Inc.

“Toronto CIO is a good way to help stay current with trends and vendors in an informal setting. It also helps me network outside of my industry vertical and get fresh perspectives.”

Colin Stairs
CIO of a Community Hospital

“I look forward to participating in Toronto CIO sessions because the events are focused on topics that affect my major decisions. The brief presentations provide valuable information, but it’s the break out sessions with peer CIOs where the real value is derived. I can see how they have handled similar situations and ALWAYS exit with a better understanding or plan. The opportunity to network at the end of the session is equally welcome. One gets a sense of supportive CIO community.”

Mike May
Progressive Waste Solutions