Design Thinking For Data-Driven Digital Transformation

We are witnessing an incredible convergence of new business and technical innovations that will enable us to change the way we work, live, and communicate.

However, in Canada, 63% of businesses are digital laggards. In order to stay globally competitive, this needs to change – and that change requires national collaboration.

For CIOs and CFOs, this means revolutionary ways of integrating and visualizing data, and creating cross-disciplinary partnerships –all through the reinvention of the IT function beyond back office support to front line forecasting, predictive analytics, and more.

Join us in Toronto on April 18 to hear from some of the world’s leading digital thinkers on how design thinking can make meaningful digital transformation a part of your 2018 planning.



7:00 – 8:00 am CIO-CFO Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 am  

Driving DX using Design Thinking
CIO/CFO ThinkTank


State of DX in Canada
Humza Teherany, President CIO Association of Canada
Michael Conway, President & CEO FEI Canada


Data-Driven Digitalization: A Strategic & Technological Framework
Penny Silvia, Managing Director, SAP Analytics Leader at Deloitte


DX in Action: Customer Case Study


DX Essential: Design Thinking

Jennifer Ford, Presales Design Thinking Lead at SAP

  • Embracing digital disruption is just one part of the equation. Is your organization ready to act, at scale? In a time of rapid change, a flexible mindset and approach are essential to an organization’s ability to continuously innovate. Learn how this human-centered approach is a strategic enabler to deliver practical solutions in your digital transformation.
8:30 – 9:30 am Manager-Director-VP Breakfast
9:30 am – 11:00 am   

Workshop for Manager – Director – VP 


Humza Teherany, President CIO Association of Canada
Michael Conway, President & CEO FEI Canada


WORKSHOP — Making the case for modernization

Penny Silvia, Managing Director, SAP Analytics Leader at Deloitte

Fernando Castillo, Head of SAP WW Customer Engagement at Amazon Web Services

  • Modernizing IT operations requires more than modern technology. It requires a modern framework for planning your transformation—a framework that can help you develop a forward-looking strategy and rapidly make the business case to support it. Join Deloitte, AWS, and SAP to discuss the modern approach to calculating business and IT value. Get a detailed look at the new cost savings and new value you can capture with today’s cloud offerings. Also learn how organizations can migrate to an AWS demonstration environment running on SAP HANA to get a better view of the potential benefits.
11:00 – 11:30 am Manager-Director-VP Networking Break
11:30 am – 1:00 pm  

Roundtable for Manager – Director – VP


Humza Teherany, President CIO Association of Canada
Michael Conway, President & CEO FEI Canada


ROUNDTABLE — Transforming Business in the Digital Economy with Modern Analytics

Debbie Scott, Vice President, Digital Enterprise Platform Global Center of Excellence at SAP

Joseph George, Vice President of Strategy at SUSE Software

  • The Digital Economy is fueled by data. Organizations that will win in the digital economy are the ones that give all their employees, partners, and customers’ immediate access to the most relevant information they need to answer every question, understand their businesses, and seize new opportunities. New digital technology allows companies to reimagine business models; giving rise to disruptive market entrants. This shift is accelerating in every industry and compelling every organization to transform into a Digital Enterprise to not only survive but to thrive. Digital transformation isn’t just about technology, its understanding the disruption chain that leads to dematerialization and democratization of goods and services through digital platforms. Join us for of an interactive roundtable with experts that will help you think about new ideas and ways Modern Analytics are transforming business in the Digital Economy.


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