Thursday, March 21, 2013
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Trump International Hotel & Tower
We're proud to host CIOsynergy in Toronto, Canada on March 21st: an ideal city to revisit for our 2013 CIOsynergy series. As Canada's commercial capital and one of the top financial centres in the world, Toronto is onsidered an apha world city. Toronto contains more corporate headquarters than any other Canadian city, incuding those of Canada's five largest banks. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, music, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, touris, engineering, and sports industries. According to Forbes, Toronto is the tenth-most economically powerful city in the world and one of the fastest growing among the G7 nations, making this an ideal city to host the CIOsynergy 2013 series.
Over 100 IT leaders will join us on March 21st, 2013 in Downtown Toronto, Canada; these IT leaders represent both the fortune and vast mid-market enterprise community within the Toronto metro area. It's an afternoon of unparalleled networking in an ultimate learning environment with the CIOs of Toronto's enterprise.
Our keynote, Travelocity.com founder Terry Jones; currently the Chairman of Kayak.com and former CIO of American Airlines. Through his consulting practice, as a board member, a venture capitalist and a speaker, Terry Jones has been helping companies use the tools and techniques he's developed to keep up with this rapidly changing world.Rare insight into the innovative path of this former CIO turned business mogul; the trials, successes, failures, and lessons learned will all be shared.
Scott Shuster - ABC News foreign correspondent. Producer of NPR's All Things Considered. Consulting Editor, The McGraw-Hill Companies and BusinessWeek. Scott's remarkable background and prodigious skills onstage make him the right choice to serve as moderator to the CIOpanel.
Scott Shuster has led virtually every BusinessWeek CEO, CFO, and CIO conference held since the founding of the magazine's events group -- more than 100 of the world's most prominent gatherings of large-company leaders and senior executives.
The CIOpanel has been a staple ingredient of CIOsynergy since its inception 4 yrs ago. Here we pick 5 CIOs who have demonstrated operational excellence within the organization they serve. We look to these CIOs for guidance on what challenges they are facing, what technologies have they adopted over the past year that have elevated and morphed the operating platform of their businesses, and what are their lessons learned.
Keith Collins, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SAS, serves as a member of the executive team. He is responsible for leading the Research and Development, Information Services and Technical Support Divisions. Collins fosters close working relationships with marketing and sales to ensure that SAS® technologies are aligned with customer needs and market demand. He has been instrumental in leading SAS' evolution as a provider of industry-specific solutions that deliver the benefits of powerful analytic technologies into the hands of users. Collins led the effort to develop the company's breakthrough SAS Business Analytics Framework that is redefining business intelligence as it is known today. The CAB continues to successfully bring together CIOs and CTOs from some of the world's top companies to provide guidance to SAS about the company's strategy and the business impact of current and future IT technologies.
Are they innovating, divesting, or securing? We will find out on March 21st with the help of the CIOpanel.