The topics ranged from “Creating a culture of ownership” to “Accelerating IT transformation,” but for for at least IT leader attending Evanta’s CIO Executive Summit in Vancouver last week, an indirect theme might have been, “Bald guys rule!”

Hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 5, the CIO Executive Summit was organized by a governing body that included chief information officers from BC Hydro, Husky Energy and many others. This was one of our favourite tweets:

On a more serious note, the event reinforced some thinking that’s been pervasive in IT leadership circles for quite some time.

As might be expected, privacy and security came up several times over the course of the day, based on feedback from attendees via Twitter.

Probably the best social media response of the day was about a presentation from EMC CTO Patricia Fossi, who discussed the increasingly complex role of data in delivering value in the enterprise.