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Tradition of celebrating DX excellence continues in July

After 16 months of continuous change, Canadian companies are grappling to find new ways to keep pushing their pandemic-inspired digital transformation efforts forward.

It’s a big challenge, but if you are among the leaders interested in maintaining the momentum that saw years of digitization take place in just a few months, ITWC has the conference –  and conference sessions that are just right for you.

ITWC’s 2021 Digital Transformation Week Conference: Count me in

Our annual Digital Transformation Week conference slated for July 13 -15 and is chock full of panels, presentations and case study awards that will bring peer insights to bear on topics ranging from the new digital workforce to how to sell digital transformation to your Board.

“Over the past year, businesses have done a superb job of making the shift to a work-from-home posture and implementing online sales,” said ITWC President Fawn Annan. “The challenge is now to keep that going.”

Three senior leaders in the Canadian tech scene will be tackling that subject directly during the closing day of the 2021 conference. Humza Teherany,  Chief Technology and Digital Officer, MLSE Inc. Mark Bryant, CIO, PLC Construction, and Christine Day, CIO, Questrade will share their thoughts on developing an innovation-first culture during the panel  How to build on your pandemic-inspired progress.

The three-day conference features 90-minutes of live and recorded sessions that bring together national DX thought leaders on ITWC’s unique presentation platform. Each day offers a mix of material devoted to a single critical aspect of digital transformation followed by the recognition of one of our Digital Transformation Award winners or a CIO of the Year Award winner.

July 13: Remote work and the new digital workplace
July: 14: Data, analytics and AI
July 15: Digital transformation from the CIO perspective

Other Panels

“Our goal is to offer presentations that serve up the freshest material and best advice for business leaders interested in driving their own innovation agenda faster and harder,” says ITWC CIO Jim Love, moderator of a number of panel discussions. “And by sharing award-winning case studies, we hope the audience will walk away with practical ideas to fuel their own success.

Among the other panels on tap:

Business as UnusualAn expert panel discussion around the cultural, logistical, and technological challenges companies are facing now in the new world of work

Three Keys to Successful AI Implementation: A presentation by Bruno Morency, Managing Director, Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator, offering tips and other important information around ensuring the effective implementation of AI

Practical Application for Tech’s Next Big Disruptor: An expert panel discussion around quantum computing and how it can and will be harnessed for business. Participating companies include Infinity, D-Wave, Xanadu and IBM.

It’s Closer Than You Think: A senior cloud architect in the automotive industry shares his thoughts on the progress of vehicles.

The national 2021 Digital Transformation Award winners will be presented on July 13 and 14. The CIO of the Year Awards recognizing the top tech leaders in the country will be handed out on July 15.

Conference sponsors include UKG, SAS, Shinydocs, and Jabra.

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Steve Proctor
Steve Proctorhttp://www.itworldcanada.com
Steve is Vice-President Marketing and Communication with ITWC. He spent 25 years in progressively senior positions as a journalist and editor with the Halifax Herald, with his final ten years as Business Editor. He has published two books and his freelance articles have appeared in national and regional magazines. He has led social media and communication efforts for two crowdfunding ventures and written and directed numerous dinner theatres for charitable endeavours.

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