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Analyst Series
Live Analyst Series

IDC Dinner Series, Toronto ON

Terroni

May 25, 2022
Toronto ON
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Speaker Alizabeth Calder IDC Adjunct Research Advisor

Alizabeth Calder, an adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP), is the former CIO of HomeEquity Bank, a contributing writer to IT World Canada, and a best-selling author and sought-after keynote speaker. She focuses on bridging the gap between the technology sector and the leaders who provide the governance and investment needed to succeed.

CIO Exchange: Strategies, Tactics, and Best Practices to help you thrive in 2022

2020 was a bear, 2021 has been a beast – 2022 is the year of the tiger. Are you ready?

Join us as Research Adjunct Advisor, Alizabeth Calder, shares market observations and guidance to help you enhance your organization’s resiliency, improve agility, and accelerate innovation as digital-first business strategies become the norm. Then over dinner discuss, debate, and exchange perspectives with your fellow CIOs about 2022 challenges and opportunities. Discussion topics include:

  • How design thinking accelerates innovation 
  • Setting your cloud optimization strategy 
  • What the board needs to know about ransomware

Enjoy a luxurious Three-Course Dinner while you listen to presentations from some of the greatest minds in technology, headed by IDC's Research Adjunct Advisor, Alizabeth Calder. The event will be at Terroni, an Italian restaurant with a breathtaking view overlooking downtown Toronto.

Opened in Dec. 2011, Terroni Price is our uptown jewel. Lunch meeting's, with friends, or date night - we have you covered. Our rooftop patio boasts one of the most breathtaking views of our skyline.

If you ask Mammoliti why people love his restaurants so much: “It’s simple food. I’m not doing anything big; it’s just that I go to great efforts to get the right products, the freshest ingredients. That’s what we do. We don’t mess around with traditional recipes – which is challenging for some people to understand.”

– Phil Caravaggio

Speaker: Alizabeth Calder | Research Adjunct Advisor

Alizabeth Calder, an adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP), is the former CIO of HomeEquity Bank, a contributing writer to IT World Canada, and a best-selling author and sought-after keynote speaker.  She focuses on bridging the gap between the technology sector and the leaders who provide the governance and investment needed to succeed.

Prior to her current role, Alizabeth has been the CIO at firms including IBM, Loyalty Group (a Division of Alliance Data) and CML Healthcare.  Her more than 35-year technology career includes transformational success in banking, financial services, transportation, logistics, healthcare, analytics and professional services.  Alizabeth is a recognized thought leader on digital oversight and Board engagement, including strategies to close the value gap and deliver the right level of digital maturity to have a long term impact.  Alizabeth has also been an expert in cybersecurity since the 1980’s, providing a unique bridge for Directors and C-Level executives on one of their most critical risk considerations.

TechTalks is the place for leaders in the technology community to relax, network and hear about the latest mission-critical technologies in a social setting. Enjoy your beverage of choice; munch on appetizers; connect with people you’ve friended, LinkedIn and tweeted; and discuss cutting-edge technology with innovative IT manufacturers and their partners.

Agenda

Time Sponsor Title Description
5:30 pm Event begins. Cocktails served. Meal courses will be dropped bet...
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm Strategies with IDC's Research Adjunct Advisor, Alizabeth Calder. Strategies, Tactics, and Best Practices to help yo...
6:20 pm - 6:40 pm Suse SUSE is a global leader in innovative, reliable, s...
6:40 pm - 7:00 pm Veeam Veeam®is the leader in backup, recovery and data m...
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Dessert, raffles & networking

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