We are coming to a city near you!
Cities and dates:
More Cities Coming Soon
March 26th, 2015
June 9th, 2015
Start your day with a complimentary breakfast amongst fellow operations and IT executives, contribute and gain value from an intimate discussion about progressing your Field Service operations.
Hear it directly from organizations that are offering to come share their first-hand experiences with a workforce management business transformation, and how it impacted their people, process, and performance.
Date: Tuesday June 9th
Time: 7:30am – 9:00am
Location: The Fairmont Palliser
Cyber Security – Protecting Your Critical Data & Assets Through Culture and Awareness
One of Enbridge’s top strategic priorities in addition to Safety and Environmental Protection is protecting their critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Enbridge has made a significant investment in this area striving to be an industry leader in security posture up to including the creation of a Chief Information Security Office under the leadership of John Hill, Enbridge CISO. John will discuss how to develop an information security program and will emphasize the importance of a security culture as well as industry and internal collaboration. He will also review the changing threat landscape and specific strategies to address protection of critical assets.
John joined the Enbridge team in the spring of 2014 and is currently leading the Information Security Risk and Compliance teams providing oversight to all enterprise IT and Operations Technology security domains in both Canada and the United States.
Before joining Enbridge, John progressed through a number of complex engineering and IT leadership roles during his 24 years in the telecom industry, most recently as the Chief Information Officer at SaskTel from 2008 to 2014 and a brief role in IT consulting with Capgemini Canada as Vice President, High Tech and Communications based out of Calgary. In addition to being a seasoned executive, John is an electrical engineer, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and is a very active member in the sports community currently sitting on the Board of Directors with Swim Saskatchewan as Past President and previously the Committee Chair for Skate Canada – Saskatchewan Center of Excellence. In early 2014 John and his family moved to Calgary to support their daughter in her competitive training in figure skating and triathlon along her path to an Olympic dream with the National Sports School WinSport at Canada Olympic Park.
John has always been an advocate for technology innovation and strategy throughout his career as evident by many of his professional speaking engagements and associations such as primary and post-secondary educational groups, small and large business customers, Government agencies and many IT and Security industry conferences or workshops. He was a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Council of CIOs for six years and served on its advisory board from 2012-2013. John has tremendous experience and exposure to business issues within the areas of research & development, service development, consulting and general operations.
His personal interests include baseball, running, cycling and operating a Saskatchewan based mixed farm which has been in his family for over 50 years.
Date: Thursday March 26th
Time: 7:30am – 9:00am
Location: the Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St West, Toronto, M5H 1P9
Business Transformation: Understanding the Alignment of Systems, Process, and People (Case Study – Toronto Hydro)
Business Transformations are a significant shift for any organization, and can be very challenging in their ability to reap meaningful successes that are sustainable over time.
As the Energy sector in Ontario keeps intensifying and evolving, history is forecasted to repeat itself. This presentation is a case study of what the former 6 Metropolitan Toronto LDCs faced in 1998, once the Provincial Government changed the geographical boundaries of the City of Toronto, and how we can benefit from the historical context to prevent future challenges.
Bob King has managed his own Professional Services and Consulting Company for the past six years, upon his retirement from Toronto Hydro Electric Systems Limited as Chief Operating Officer.
During his 34 years working in the Utilities Sector he demonstrated a unique insight in developing and leading tactical initiatives with clear and positive results. Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer at Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited in October of 2006, he was Senior Vice-President of Distribution Services, a position that he had held from September of 2002.
Mr. King has been riding a wave of change since first coming into the energy business. Starting out as a power lineperson for the former Ontario Hydro, he went back to school and obtained his professional engineering degree (P. Eng.), and then continued to work in variety of positions in both Transmission and Distribution Organizations in Ontario.
In 1999, after the amalgamation of Metro Toronto’s six municipal electric utilities, Mr. King was asked to lead a program that involved new technology and change processes for a simpler, more efficient and effective approach to execution of work. As Vice-President, Business Transformation, he was the program lead responsible for transforming every aspect of Toronto Hydro Electric Systems Ltd.