Ted Maulucci is the Chief Information Officer for the Tridel Group of Companies and has been with the Tridel Group for over twenty years, leading the information technology group for the last fifteen
Mr. Maulucci has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in Real Property Development.
Mr. Maulucci is passionate about contribution and advancing innovation across Canada through partnerships and collaboration. He has been recognized with several international and local awards for IT leadership, IT application development for the real estate industry, smart buildings, and innovation. Some notable awards are the “Top Ten Best in Class CIO’s in North America” by Computerworld, CIPA Gold Award of Excellence for application development in the real estate industry, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for promoting Canadian innovation, and the Mid-Career Award from the University of Toronto for industry and social contribution in an engineering career.
Pierre Perron joined the RCMP in 1982. His initial postings were in Alberta where he served in general duty, highway patrol and general investigation.
Over the years, Assistant Commissioner Perron worked in several areas of the RCMP: National Security Investigations, Criminal Intelligence, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity.
A/Commr. Perron held the responsibility for the security of the Prime Minister of Canada and served as a senior advisor within the Security and Intelligence Secretariat of the Privy Council Office (PCO). Before becoming the CIO for the RCMP IM/IT Program, he directed the Canadian Firearms Program overseeing the firearms management in Canada.
Ralph provides leadership and direction to Canadian Blood Services’ Information Technology (IT) division. IT is a critical enabler necessary for the organization to deliver its products and services safely and efficiently. Ralph is responsible for ensuring IT aligns with and enables business operations and strategy.
Ralph joined Canadian Blood Services in June 2012 and has extensive technology and business experience in both the private and public sectors ranging from high tech to higher education. Before joining Canadian Blood Services, Ralph was the chief information officer at Carleton University for 10 years. Other experience also includes a variety of senior business roles at Newbridge/Alcatel and technology development in research and development at Mitel Corporation.
Ralph holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Windsor and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Ottawa. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario.
Jim Love is an IT leader, consultant, writer and Internet journalist with 35 years' experience across a variety of business and industry verticals. Jim has worked as both an executive and a consultant for many large companies in Canada and internationally. Currently he is the CIO & Chief Content Officer at ITWC – Publisher of CanadianCIO, Computer Dealer News (CDN), Computing Canada, Direction Informatique (DI), ITWorldCanada.com and ITBusiness.ca - and the leading provider of IT related events in Canada.
As a consultant, he worked with Ernst & Young and DMR Consulting (now Fujitsu) where he headed the the world- wide consulting management consulting practice in IT Value Management and Portfolio Management. In recognition of his contribution to consulting in Canada, he was inducted as a Fellow (FCMC) by the Institute of Certified Management Consultants. Jim is the official trainer for CMC, Canada’s Essentials of Management Consulting Program.
He has published articles and research papers on IT in Canada and abroad. As a writer/broadcaster his articles and interviews have appeared in IT Business, IT World Canada and CanadianCIO. He has also been a guest editor and featured writer for the Cutter Journal of IT in the US.
Jim has hosted and produced a number of popular podcasts and video series. His award winning series "CIO to CIO" features interviews with leaders and analysts throughout North America. His podcasts "Game Changing" and "The Customer Experience Show" ran for several years.
Jim has been part of the faculty of several Canadian universities including the University of Waterloo where he has taught in the Master’s program at the Conrad School for Business Entrepreneurship and Technology (CBET).
A Professor of Information Technology Management and coauthor the best seller “Innovation Nation: From Java to Jurassic Park”. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada’s leading experts on disruptive technologies and innovation processes. For more than 25 years she has worked on initiatives with the private sector, government and NGOs to seize the potential of new technologies and to develop strategies to drive social and economic development. She has worked with luminaries such as Don Tapscott and was an Associate of the Institute for the Future in Menlo Park. She recently returned to Silicon Valley to complete Singularity University’s Executive Seminar and is working on several projects focused on strengthening our national and international innovation ecosystems. As Vice President Research and Innovation at Ryerson University she led a dramatic increase in research funding and growth in its commercialization, incubation and acceleration capacity. Recognizing the importance of “the bottom of the pyramid” she also implemented a pan university strategy on social innovation which led to Ryerson becoming Canada’s first Ashoka Changemaker Campus. The Founder of the Diversity Institute she has led many projects focused on evidence based strategies to advance inclusion for women, immigrants, people with disabilities, aboriginal people and other under-represented groups. She has served on many corporate and community organization boards including ReMAP, the Canadian Aerospace Research and Innovation Council, the Information Communications Technology Council, Women’s College Hospital, Lifeline Syria, and several hi-tech start ups. AS the President of the Coalition for Gun Control she has worked with crime prevention and victims organizations around the world, including the Caribbean, Latin America and South Africa to combat the scourge of gun violence. Her book, The Global Gun Epidemic, was endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Cukier’s contributions have been recognized through numerous prestigious awards including a YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the Canadian Public Health Association Award of Merit, the Canadian Criminal Justice Public Education Award as well as Toronto’s Bob Marley Award. She is a recipient of the Governor General's Meritorious Cross, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours and was named one of the University of Toronto's 100 Alumni Who Shaped the Century. In 2010, she was selected as one of the 25 Transformational Canadians by The Globe and Mail and La Presse. She was named a Diversity Champion and a 2013 Top 25 Women of Influence and most recently received the Black Business Professional Association’s (BBPA) Harry Jerome Diversity Award
Tim Hogarth is the Vice President of API, Application Architecture, Innovation & Channels at TD Bank. In this role, he and his team are accountable for driving a technology innovation agenda, collaborating with key bank business partners to proactively identify future business needs. His team sets the technology architecture direction for all of the bank's customer and assisted channels.
Prior to joining TD Bank, Tim worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) where he was accountable for the reference architecture and road maps for major system platforms that underpinned the broader CBA Group's commercial offerings for Customer Experience, Channels, Sales and Service. At CBA Tim was deeply involved in a decade of IT improvements, and drove a number of key technology innovations in core customer facing platforms.
Kirk Serjeantson is the Chief Information Officer for the Dicom Transportation Group. With over nineteen years of experience in information technology and eleven of those years in a senior leadership role, Kirk has gained significant experience developing high performing teams and executing on large technical projects. Kirk has a proven track record of driving innovative solutions to surpass corporate objectives. Eight of these innovations have been filed as patents and one invention was nominated for an international innovation award. Kirk holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Business and is currently completing a Masters in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University.
Dominic Nessi is a Senior Technology Advisor working with a number of aviation leaders, including the Burns Engineering Group, Qognify (formerly NICE) and Barich Associates. He is also the founder of AeroTech Partners an aviation cybersecurity company. He also works closely with ACI World and SITA on cybersecurity issues. Presently, he is engaged in a number of airport technology projects and continues to speak internationally on a variety of topics, especially focusing on cybersecurity.
Dom is the former Deputy Executive Director and the Chief Information Officer for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). He held that position September 2007 to February 2016. As chief information officer, Nessi was responsible for all information technology-related functions, including technology planning, design, implementation and utilization of LAWA’s information infrastructure and related voice, data and video communications systems for LAX, the world’s fifth busiest airport, Ontario International and Van Nuys, one of the world’s busiest general aviation airport. Mr. Nessi was responsible for the oversight of over 200 applications, including all airport mission-critical systems.
Dom serves on the ISC2 North American Advisory Board, the Airports Council International (ACI) World – Technology Steering Group, the SITA Customer Advisory Board and is a member of UCLA’s CIO Advisory Committee. Mr. Nessi is also the chair of the cyber-security sub-committee for ACI North America, as well as the Chair of the ACI World cybersecurity task force.
Chad Holmes leads the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP) Solution Architecture team which focuses on demonstrating how new mobile technologies and approaches can significantly improve adoption of enterprise mobility solutions. Increasingly, Chad also finds himself speaking with clients about how newer technologies such as Node.js and Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) will directly impact their IoT strategies in the future."
Kevin Pashuk is Chief Information Officer at Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario, a co-educational independent school serving over 750 students in grades 7 – 12. Appleby is in its 17th year of a 1:1 computer program and all school work is accessed, completed, and submitted on their computers. Under his leadership, the technology infrastructure at Appleby has been implemented to support the increased complexities of the 21st learning environment, OneNote has been implemented as a fully integrated collaborative learning platform, – creating an environment that enables measurable innovation in the classroom. Appleby College has been recognized internationally for its innovative work in teaching and learning, and is proud to have its development work in OneNote adapted by Microsoft to make it accessible to teachers everywhere. Under Kevin’s leadership, Appleby College was nominated as a Microsoft Showcase School in 2014 and 2015.
Prior to Appleby College, he was Chief Information Officer for Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario, serving over 45,000 student across multiple campuses.
Kevin was founding Director of Technology for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Canada’s first new medical school in over 30 years with 2 main campuses and multiple teaching and research sites. NOSM delivers complex medical education in a completely distributed model. Smart classrooms, specialized software for teaching and learning, and creative application of technology contributed to the school’s success.
No stranger to learning in innovative learning environments, Kevin earned his MBA in Information Technology Management from Athabasca University, Canada’s first online university while running a management consulting company providing strategic planning and interim leadership services for technical organizations and higher educational institutions.
He is utterly convinced that IT leadership needs to dramatically change how IT is delivered, before being relegated to a costly overhead department. He looks for every opportunity to talk about this... writing, speaking and now blogging.
In the midst of all this fun, Kevin had the distinction of being awarded the inaugural 2010 IT Leader of the Year (SME) Award from Computerworld Canada, and awarded one of the Top 20 Innovative CIOs by Computer Reseller News for his work at Appleby College, absolutely amazing him that his ideas actually make sense to someone.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy expert. She is presently the Executive Director of Ryerson Universities’ Privacy and Big Data Institute. Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design of technology, infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In October 2010, a Conference of International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an essential component of privacy protection. Since then, PbD has been translated into 37 languages.
Dr. Cavoukian’s expertise has been recognized in many ways. She was: ranked among the top 25 Women of Influence, named one of the top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UBM Future Cities; chosen as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business magazine; awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Unviersity of Guelph; she was selected for Maclean’s Magazine’s ‘Power List’ of the top 50 Canadians, and most recently, picked as one of the top 10 women in data security, compliance, and privacy you should follow on Twitter.
In her leadership of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University Dr. Cavoukian is dedicated to demonstrating that Privacy can and must be included, along with other considerations such as security and business interests. Her mantra of “banish zero-sum” enables multiple interests to be served simultaneously.
20 + years’ experience in IT
10 + years’ at senior management level
Worked for public service (Government of Ontario), financial (Manulife) and healthcare (Dynacare and LIfelabs)
Education: York University and Seneca College
David Del Giudice is a Vice President of Enterprise Technologies at Scotiabank, a Top 50 Global Bank. His team’s accountabilities include providing proactive insight and next generation enterprise solutions that enhance corporate effectiveness and employee experience through innovative technology enablement.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, David was the Global Head of Enterprise Architecture at AstraZeneca, a Top 10 Biopharmaceutical company. Here, David was the Information Technology Executive accountable for pulling together the Enterprise Architecture and Corporate Capability model across all global business and technology domains. While at AstraZeneca David also led the organisational transformation of the Enterprise Information Services function and was a leader in establishing AstraZeneca’s global application development outsourced partnership model. Before joining AstraZeneca, David held leadership positions in consulting, at Dell, and at General Electric.
David is on the Board of Directors for the CIO Association of Canada, he’s the Founder of IASA Canada, a national chapter of the world’s largest professional body certifying IT and Enterprise Architects, and an Advisory Board Member for the Enterprise Mobility Network, providing mobility leadership in Canada.
With over 15 years of IT Leadership experience and entrepreneurial business investments David's continual focus is on helping business’ gain maximum value from user focused technology innovations. He's an avid student of behavioural economics, and enjoys blending the topic when speaking at Technology and Leadership Conferences.
Joe Vieira is the Manager, Mobility at Saint Elizabeth Health Care, where he is responsible for all Mobile Technology and Mobility Management initiatives. Joe was instrumental in moving Saint Elizabeth from a paper based system and implementing their blackberry infrastructure, moving forward and providing growth into their now Android smartphone and tablet environment, utilizing the best of emerging wireless and mobile technology to improve the work environment for nurses, PSW, therapists and their clients.
Joe has over 18 years experience in IT. Prior to joining Saint Elizabeth, he held positions in the Real Estate Property Management industry where he implemented a Blackberry infrastructure.
Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SEHC) is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization that shares its talent and wisdom nationally and internationally through direct care and service, consultation, and education and e-learning to support the transformation of care for families, health organizations and communities. With nearly a century of experience and a dynamic talent team of 3,700, SEHC delivers three million home care visits annually and in 2006 was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada. The organization is leading the industry in its incorporation of technology to build local capacity and improve health care practices and client care. SEHC’s vision is to be phenomenal knowledge and care exchange company.
Daniel has over twenty years of experience in building, growing and investing in technology companies in the communications market. Prior to Aetherpal, he was a founding partner of New Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm with $700 million under management. At NVP, he worked with companies and entrepreneurs in fostering innovation and building new ventures, while investing in and managing a portfolio of companies. Before joining New Venture Partners, Daniel was with its predecessor organization, Lucent New Ventures Group. Prior to Lucent, he held a variety of senior positions at Venator Group and Mobilemedia Communications where he played a key financial role in the firm’s IPO. Daniel is currently on the venture advisory councils at Verizon Wireless and Sprint.
He holds a MS in Management of Technology from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania/Penn Engineering, an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in Finance from San Diego State University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.
Rod Davenport is an I.T. professional with 20 years of experience across a variety of industries including publishing, automotive, health care, and energy with skills developed across a broad array of computer technology disciplines. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for the State of Michigan, responsible for IT Strategy, Vendor Management and Innovation, and Infrastructure & Operations. Prior to joining the State, he was most recently employed with DTE Energy where he focused on innovation and emerging technologies as well as taking a lead role in Department of Energy research grants conducting an analysis of Smart Grid communication protocols.
Rod holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Lawrence Technological University.
David Sayavong is a Systems Engineer for Veeam Canada Central with the focus of working with partners and end users to realize the benefits of the Veeam Software solution. He has been in the IT industry for 12 years and has been involved with a number of roles throughout his career including Inside Sales, Account Management, Pre-Sales as well as Professional Services. His focus in the past 6 years has been in design and implementation; consulting on virtualization projects that revolve around vSphere, Hyper-V and a number of different server, storage and backup products.
Adam is the Director of Product at Realm, where he manages the product development for currently supported mobile platforms and upcoming new products. He has a strong background in entrepreneurship and software development, having previously co-founded Roobiq, a mobile-first sales productivity app used by sales teams worldwide.