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CCIO Breakfast Event - Toronto

November 15, 2011

ITAC Presents: "CCIO Roundtable Breakfast Series Event"


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

7:30 - 8:30am - Registration, networking and continental breakfast
8:30 - 11:00am - Program

Where Allstream Centre, 105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Exhibition Place
Cost $70.00 - ITAC Members / YTA Members, $140.00 - Non-Members

Welcome Denise Shortt, Vice President, Industry Development, ITAC
Opening Remarks David Nicholl, Corporate Chief Information and Information Technology Officer
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CIO Presentations Jim Hamilton, Chief Information Officer, Central Agencies Cluster
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Health Break  
CIO Presentations Samantha Liscio, Corporate Chief Strategist
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Corbin Kerr, Chief Information Officer, Children, Youth & Social Services
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Speaker Bios

Jim Hamilton
Chief Information Officer, Central Agencies Cluster

In 2010 Jim took the reins of the Central Agencies I&IT Cluster (CAC) where he assumes leadership for delivering technology solutions to five ministries, including the Ministry of Revenue, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Energy, The Ministry of Infrastructure and Cabinet Office.

Jim joined the CAC from the Community Services I&IT Cluster where he held the role of Chief Information Officer since February 2004. The Community Services Cluster is responsible for the provision of I & IT services to five ministries and affiliated agencies, including: Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ministry of Tourism and Culture; and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Science from Trent University.

Corbin Kerr
Chief Information Officer, Children, Youth anfd Social Services

Corbin Kerr assumed the position of Chief Information Officer of the Children, Youth and Social Services Cluster (CYSSC) in March 2008.  The Cluster employs over 400 staff who support the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in their delivery of vital programs to the public.

Corbin has over 20 years of experience in the OPS.  Prior to joining CYSSC, Corbin held executive positions in the OPS and private sector including:  CIO, Economics and Transportation Cluster; Executive Lead, Infrastructure Technology Services,  and CIO, Bermuda Ministry of Education.

Corbin holds an Honours BA from the University of Guelph and enjoys coaching his son’s hockey team in his spare time.

Samanth Liscio
Corporate Chief Strategist

As the Corporate Chief Strategist since September 2010, Samantha helps position the Ontario government in the broader context of global changes toward e-government and e-business. In this role, Samantha champions the importance of I&IT as a key corporate enabler and driver of business opportunities, leads the alignment of I&IT strategy, policy and technology with government priorities and directions, leads and facilitates the development of government-wide I&IT directives, policies and standards and provides strategic advice to the Management Board of Cabinet on major I&IT decisions.

Previously, Samantha was the Chief Information Officer with the Government of Ontario in the Central Agencies I&IT Cluster.  As CIO, Samantha provided information and information technology leadership to the ministries of Finance, Revenue, Energy & Infrastructure and Cabinet Office. During her tenure, Samantha delivered key initiatives including the Ontario news room, infrastructure stimulus tracking portal, Ontario taxes online and launched one of the first public sector telework pilots with 10% of staff working remotely 3-days per week.

Hailing from Northern Ireland, Samantha earned a Bachelor of Science and a PhD from Queen’s University in Belfast. She is a Project Management Professional and has worked in both the private and public sectors in Canada.

David Nicholl
Corporate Chief Information and Information Technology Officer

David Nicholl has been Ontario’s Corporate Chief Information and Information Technology Officer since November 2008. Prior to that, he held the position of Corporate Chief of Infrastructure Technology Services. He was responsible for leading the establishment of the Government’s new Infrastructure Technology Services (ITS) organization, establishing its business and service delivery model, and implementing key e-Ontario infrastructure consolidation projects.

Prior to joining ITS, David had been the Chief Information Officer at the Transportation Cluster since 2002.

Previous to this, David was Senior Vice-President of Global Consulting and Delivery at Oasis Technology, a leading global provider of ePayment systems.

David also spent seven years in Bermuda and the United Kingdom where he worked for HSBC (Bank of Bermuda) as Vice-President and Director of Information Technology. Previously, David had worked for the Toronto-Dominion Bank as a Systems/Project Manager.

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