Global TechView

Innovation Conference

Global TechView is an exclusive annual conference focused on technology, innovation and digital transformation

WHAT WE DO

We partner with leading companies and provide senior leaders the opportunity to evaluate innovative technologies and solutions. By using a unique and intimate conference model, senior leaders are able to benchmark insights, expertise, and solutions with an aim to overcome their specific business challenges.

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Join us as senior leaders and innovators come together to learn about new digital technologies and how to embrace strategic business transformations.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • WHEN

    May 9 – 10, 2019

  • WHERE

    St Regis Toronto, 325 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5H 4G3

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Confrence Schedule

The conference takes place on May 9 & 10 with a multi-streamed agenda focusing on Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Technology. We encourage a divide-and-concur approach, bring a few colleagues so that you can split up and not miss out on anything! There will be immersive hands-on workshops by handpicked leading companies and business networking to the highest level.

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Conference Schedule

The conference takes place on May 9 & 10 with a multi-streamed agenda focusing on Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Technology. We encourage a divide-and-concur approach, bring a few colleagues so that you can split up and not miss out on anything! There will be immersive hands-on workshops by handpicked leading companies and business networking to the highest level.

Day 1 – Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time Activity Location
Day 1
8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Networking Breakfast Foyer
(9th Floor)
Day 1
9:00 – 9:05 a.m.
Conference Welcome
Conference Chair: Paul Boris, President & COO, Praemo
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 1
9:05 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
What is the Next Disruptive Technology?
Speaker: Nikos Acuña, Partner, AI Practice Lead
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 1
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
The No-Collar Workforce of the Future is Here: A Guide for Humans and Machines
Keynote: Joseph Bradley, Global VP, Incubation Services & Technology, CISCO
IoT is now causing value to shift to different kinds of work: from labor to talent, and from information to insight. In his keynote presentation, Mr. Bradley will provide actionable insights on how to succeed in a world of man and machines.
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 1
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Plenary Panel Discussion
AI and Data Enhanced Human Intelligence to Drive New Levels of Business Impact
Panelists:
Mark Riley, Director Innovation and Corporate Ventures, Dow Jones
Lawrence Eta, Deputy Chief Information Officer - I&T Technology Infrastructure services, City of Toronto
Moderator:
Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, HAVAS
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 1
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Coffee Break, Networking & 1 x 1 Meetings Exhibition Hall
(9th Floor)
Day 1
11:45 – 12:15 p.m.
Plenary Presentation
The Next Chapter of Digital Reinvention
Speaker: Beth Bell, Vice President, Enterprise and Commercial IBM Global Markets Canada, IBM
For the past several years, businesses around the world have been driving their digital reinventions to take advantage of data, their most powerful source of competitive advantage.
The first chapter has been defined largely by clients experimenting with narrow and disparate AI applications and moving simple workloads—typically consumer and customer-facing applications to the cloud.
Now, we are beginning to prepare for Chapter 2 where pioneering businesses will move from experimentation to true business transformation at scale with AI and a hybrid cloud. These leading enterprises will be more responsive to client needs and competitive forces, generating consistent and strong business value.
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 1
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Stream Sessions
Main Hall
The Internet of Things Latest Trends
Speaker: Lorri Rowlandson, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, BGIS
During this informative and lively presentation, participants will learn the approaches leading organizations use to design workplaces that are fun and engaging, while providing the opportunities and tools necessary so they can undertake meaningful work.
Room 2
Building a Responsive Organization for the Digital Era
Speaker: Marcelo De Santis, Executive Advisor, Digital Transformation, Thoughtworks
There are many organizations adopting new technologies but fewer that become “responsive organizations”. In this session, Mr. De Santis will explain how ThoughtWorks is helping companies to become responsive organizations that can deliver and sustain customer value in the digital era.
Breakouts (10th Floor)
Day 1
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Stream Sessions
Main Hall
The Innovation Journey: Lessons Learned
Hosted by: AppCentrica
Speakers: Ken Kitamura, CTO and Founder, AppCentrica
Mike May, CIO, VIQ Solutions
This case study will provide an inside look at execution of an innovation transformation – including the basis of transformational changes to core platforms and introduction of mobile, digital media capture, workflow management, and artificial intelligence into the business structure.
Room 2
The Workplace Experience: Your Competitive Advantage
Hosted by: CompuCom
Speakers: Traci Taylor, Digital Strategy Director, CompuCom
Reem Gedeon, Senior Vice President & GM, CompuCom
This session will explore the following:
  • A case study leveraging Persona research to empower and enhance employee experience;
  • Coupling human attributes with service profiles to enable a holistic and complete approach;
  • Leveraging Personas to re-imagine, automate and streamline for greater speed, enterprise collaboration and agility;
  • Delivering dynamic and integrated models to improve overall experience;
  • Trends that impact and drive the Digital Workplace Experience.
Breakouts (10th Floor)
Day 1
1:15 – 2:30 p.m
Lunch, Networking & 1 x 1 Meetings Exhibition Hall
(9th Floor)
Day 1
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Plenary Panel Discussion
Leading Change: Women in Innovation
Panelists:
Lesley Andrews, VP Business Development and Solutions, CompuCom
Betsy Ziegler, CEO, 1871
Lorri Rowlandson, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, BGIS
Moderator:
Alyson Gausby, Head of Research, Canada
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 1
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Stream Sessions
Main Hall
Lego Bricks, Research Labs, and Sprints
How to make innovation a culture, not just an initiative
Hosted by: Theorem
Speakers: Mike Joyce, Client Partner, Theorem
Alex Finnemore, Head of New Business, Theorem
This session will explore the following:
  • Hear from actual practitioners who have brought new products to market for large enterprises, time and time again.
  • Lessons in developing sustainable and impactful programs that grow over time, justifying the associated investment by measuring the results of innovation and tying them to business outcomes.
  • Showcasing the story of how AT&T developed its own IoT platform and marketplace from the ground up, and other success stories from our innovation partnerships with Fortune-500 companies.
Room 2
Driving Digital Transformation
Hosted by: Introhive
Speakers: Adam Draper, VP of Sales, North America, Introhive
Christine Robertson, Partner, Marketing, Communications & Sales Leader, PwC
The objective of business transformation is to align people, processes, and technology with strategy, purpose, and vision. But what are the keys to driving a truly successful transformation?
Join Introhive & PwC to hear key business development transformation strategies gathered from years of trial and error. You’ll also learn how to plan, perform and bring about effective change in both large and small enterprises and discover the role that innovative technology can play to bring all this together in one seamless experience for all.
Breakouts (10th Floor)
Day 1
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Coffee Break, Networking & 1 x 1 Meetings
Exhibition Hall
(9th Floor)
Day 1
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Plenary Presentation
How to Achieve the Digital Transformation of the Bank, and Bring Value to our Clients, by Partnering with FinTech’s and Start-ups
Speaker: Fabien Legland Director, Head of Project Management & Innovation, Credit Agricole CIB Americas
Banks have to fight for customers love as they are seen as unfriendly, out of date and expensive. FinTechs are seen as user-centric, modern and agile. Banks must embrace FinTech opportunities to get the best of the two worlds. Options include invest capital, incubate, partner, acquire or create open architectures.
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 1
4:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Plenary Presentation
The Corporate Innovation Journey – Too Many Priorities, Shiny Objects, Budget Constraints - Why Now?
Speaker: Fate Saghir, VP Market Strategy & Innovation, IGM Financial
Innovation mandates are difficult to take on, especially within established organizations that are rightfully focused on BAU and incremental growth. While balancing current growth and making the case for future or new growth is no easy feat, it can lead to an exciting journey.
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 1
5:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception Foyer
(10th Floor)

Day 2 – Friday, May 10, 2019

Time Activity Location
Day 2
8:30 – 9:10 a.m.
Networking Breakfast Exhibition Hall
(9th Floor)
Day 2
9:10 – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Conference Chair: Paul Boris, President & COO, Praemo
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 2
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
Keynote: Dr. Wendy Cukier,Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ted Rogers School of Management
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 2
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Plenary Panel Discussion
Leading Innovation From the Front
Panelists:
Steve Brar, Vice President, Advanced Analytics Technology, Scotiabank
Bart Piwowar, Director, Analytics Innovation Outpost (CIBC Data Studio), CIBC
Moderator:
Amy Young, Head of Digital Wealth Partnerships, BMO
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 2
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break, Networking & 1 x 1 Meetings Main Hall
(9th Floor)
Day 2
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Plenary Presentation
Mission Impossible? Digital Transformation in Law
Speaker: Robert Garmaise, Chief Innovation Officer, Fasken
Law is at a crossroads, and is facing many of the disruptions we are seeing more broadly across the economy. In this session, we will explore the latest disruptions in law and what this means for other industries.
Exhibition Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 2
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Plenary Presentation
“Started from The Bottom, Now We’re Here!” – Drake
Speaker: Fareena Contractor, Founder & Head, Walmart Innovation Community, Walmart
Learn about the journey a group of associates at Walmart went on to build a global grassroots innovation ecosystem that has grown to over 1600 members in 8 countries.
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 2
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Plenary Presentation
Seniors Are Sexy: Why Entrepreneurs, Technology Companies and Investors Should Focus on the Aging Demographic.
Speaker: Azi Boloorchi, Director of Innovation & Strategic Projects, Revera
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 2
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch, Networking & 1x1 Meetings Exhibition Hall
(9th Floor)
Day 2
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Keynote Presentation
Leadership in the Era of Industry 4.0, its challenge and success roadmap
Keynote: Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton
This session will explore the following:
  • Challenges in keeping with the pace of disruptive technology and innovation
  • Best practices in taming the digital revolution that is guided by business paradigms
  • Success roadmap includes talent, cultural and execution transformation
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 2
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Plenary Panel Discussion
Talent & Culture: It’s All About the People
Panelists:
Michelle Gregory, VP Innovation and Content, Elsevier
Anna Foat, Global Digital Transformation Office, Sun Life Financial
Nancy Paris, Director, MAKE+ & Product and Process Applied Research Team, BCIT
Moderator:
Mark Organ, CEO & Founder, Influitive
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 2
3:30 – 3:35 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Conference Chair: Paul Boris, President & COO, Praemo
Main Hall
(10th Floor)
Day 2
3:35 – 4:00 p.m.
Too Early for Prosecco? Foyer
(10th Floor)

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As a partner you could:
  • Share your thought leadership alongside 200 industry experts as a speaker on our program
  • Meet potential clients and new contacts through six hours dedicated to networking
  • Build your profile through a number of branding and exhibiting opportunities
  • Drive the conversation as a lead partner
Please contact our Program Director on info@thinktek.ai to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Who Attends?

  • Targeted at senior-level executives across all industry sectors who are re-evaluating and adjusting their digital strategy, technology and innovation framework for the future, to transform businesses, achieve top-line growth, and gain a competitive advantage.
  • The conference is attended by senior professionals with responsibilities that include innovation, technology, digital transformation, R&D. Business titles include CXOs, CMOs, CIOs, VP/Director of Innovation, Digital Transformation, R&D, Technology.
  • Sectors include Finance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Energy, Oil&Gas, Aerospace, Automation, FMCG, Medical Device, Telecomm.

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