National Canada Transformation Summit

April 21, 2022

National Canada Transformation Summit

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Opening Remarks


Keynote Panel: “Enterprise Transformation: How to Futureproof against Technology Shifts and Disruptive Technologies?

Ravi Shankar

AB InBev
The Citco Group Limited
Joshua Hamilton
Director Strategy & Digital Transformation
Satyajeet Sarangi
Director, IT Operations,
Services and Support
Saurabh Dixit
EVP – Head of Real Assets Technology
Arpita Bhowmick
Global Director Technology Strategy
Gini Wong
Head of Information Technology

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The only way for your business to stay ahead of the competition is to embark on continuous enterprise transformation. That means, given the digitally entwined business, enterprises need to embrace disruptive technologies and brace for technology shifts. But how can you insulate the business from such technology changes and keep the operations running without interruption? In this panel, veteran CIOs and CDOs will share their experience of what, and specifically what not, to do while adopting the latest technologies and yet keeping the business humming.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the major challenges in undertaking major transformation changes. When to migrate data, how much and which priorities.
  • Lean how you can plan for a future state architecture across a Hybrid environment

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Fireside Chat: “Can We Really Trust Our Developers to Handle Security?

Steve Kinman
Field CISO

University of Ottawa
Nicolas Buache
Nilesh Shastri
Director Security & Compliance

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Traditionally, security teams were built to be reactive and only focus on production environments. In many cases, development environments were scoped out to make their compliance and audit lives easier. However, with the latest attacks being targeted toward developer environments security teams are having to rethink their approach.

We’ll discuss:

  • Tackling these new environments without having the resources required
  • How traditional security teams can take a modern approach to developer environments to ensure proactive security
  • The support needed from leadership to ensure developer and security alignment

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Fireside Chat: “Security Observability – Are you ready for the next Log4J?

Dana Gardner
Director, Product Evangelist
Sanjay Nagaraj
Co-Founder & CTO

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When Log4j emerged, many organizations were caught “flying blind”, hoping that they could protect their applications with their traditional perimeter defense. Modern applications are extremely hard to secure because, in the cloud, the apps are no longer behind a firewall, but rather connected to services potentially everywhere. As a result, security at the gate is simply not enough, now we need visibility of what we have, how it is behaving, and how it is being used or abused. We need visibility with the context of the application in order to protect the business from emerging threats like Log4J and others.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • How applications have changed and why we need to rethink application security
  • How APIs are the key to security in the future
  • How application security requires close collaboration across dev, sec, and ops

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Fireside Chat: “Achieving Digital Transformation Despite Labor-shortages of Technical Talent”

Michael Nixon
VP of Product Marketing

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Companies everywhere want the benefits of digital transformation, but not every company has the luxury of a software development team to achieve it. The competition to hire technical talent is fierce. So, what are companies that are not Google, Facebook, or Apple to do? Join us as we have an insightful conversion with Michael Nixon, VP, Product Marketing with SnapLogic, producers of intelligent data and applications integration and enterprise automation solutions. We will explore strategies that enable everyday companies to succeed with digital transformation and enterprise automation to accelerate and achieve business results.

  • 78% of businesses plan to increase their spending on automation initiatives in the near-term future
  • Cost savings is the primary reason, followed by increasing customer engagement and satisfaction and to drive employee productivity.
  • Second to legacy technology as the reason for hampering digital transformation and automation initiatives is lack of skilled personnel

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Fireside Chat: “The Journey to Loginless. First Step, Passwordless

Salman Ladha
Sr. Product Marketing Manager
Priya Mouli
Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy

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Got questions? We've got answers!

Why should I attend?

Your time is valuable and we make sure to make the most of it! We take the time to figure out your challenges and customize your experience to meet your needs. Our agendas are tailored to your feedback and we pride ourselves in covering the most cutting-edge content delivered by renowned industry experts. Look forward to building enduring partnerships and together we’ll go straight to the top.

Where is the event taking place?

The event is by invitation-only. The location will be released to all attendees once your registration has been confirmed. 

What is the dress code?

We recommend business attire. Most attendees wear suits or comparable attire. Ties are optional.

Can I bring a colleague with me?

Yes! We always urge our members to refer their colleagues! We love adding new members to the community, especially if they come highly recommended by a current member. Either have them reach out to your Apex POC or have them fill out the Member Registration Form.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

No problem! Please let your Apex POC know as soon as possible in order for us to work with the venue on providing alternate options for you at the event.

What if I want to speak at an assembly?

Apex is always looking for speakers that can contribute their valuable insight. If you would like to speak, please contact your Apex POC or fill out the Speaker Registration Form on the Assemblies page. Please keep in mind that we receive many inquiries for speaking and sessions are available on a first come first served basis. But no need to worry, we have plenty of opportunities available at future assemblies.

I plan on being in attendance, but what if something comes up and I have to cancel?

We understand that something may come up on your calendar! Before canceling with us, please know that we will have a separate room for attendees to step out for work-related activities (meetings, emails, conference calls, etc.). If you must cancel, we just ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance so that we can open up the waitlist for another member.


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