ITAC Broader Public Sector CIO Panel Discussion

Wednesday, June 13 - 2018
8:30-11:30 am

ITAC invites you to join us for a thought provoking Broader Public Sector CIO panel discussion featuring four of Ontario’s influential leaders.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
8:30 – 11:30 am

Rogers Communications, 333 Bloor St East, Toronto

Sub Basement Overflow Room

Distinguished panelists will discuss critical issues and opportunities facing Broader Public Sector Leaders and their agencies. This series is designed to be an open and transparent value exchange and to encourage the sharing of information between industry and government as well as to jointly identify IT challenges and solutions.  The goal of each BPS event is to discuss how the IT vendor community can better support government business and cultivate more effective citizen-centred service delivery.

The benefits for ITAC and its member community are extensive.  These forums provide an opportunity for vendors to establish contacts with government and industry leaders whom they might not otherwise meet.  By attending, ITAC members are exposed to government priorities to allow them to better focus their marketing and development specific to current and future needs.


Valerie Adamo, Chief Technology Officer, Ontario Pension Board
Alaisdar Graham, CIO, I&IT, Metrolinx
Samantha Liscio, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, WSIB
Sandy Saggar, Chief Information Officer, Halton Healthcare


8:30 – 9:00      Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00    CIO Presentations and Moderated Panel Discussion
11:00 – 11:30  Wrap-Up and Networking


ITAC Members / ON Government – $75.00 + HST / Non-Members – $100.00 + HST

 Cancellation Date:  June 6, 2018 – after that substitutes only please

Please join us for this much anticipated event.

For more information, please contact Christine Leonard at

Thank you to our Host Sponsor

Tracey (McGillivray) Laurence
Vice President, IT Services

Tracey is a senior IT executive with over 30 years of experience in operations, business development and account management.  Currently, VP of IT Services at Rogers Communications and co-lead of the Workplace Transformation Program, she works with Real Estate, Human Resources and IT to deliver the most connected, tech-savvy and agile workforce in Canada.

Previously as Unisys’ Vice President of End-User Services, Tracey was accountable for the full life cycle of End User services globally, leading a global team of more than 8,000 professionals speaking 20 languages.

Valerie Adamo
Chief Technology Officer
Ontario Pension Board

As the Chief Technology Officer of the Ontario Pension Board, Valerie Adamo is a dynamic, results-driven Leader recognized for the strategic application of information technology to innovate and transform business. An experienced IT leader with a career spanning the insurance and public sectors. Sought after as an expert speaker, panelist, writer & contributor and acknowledged as an IT specialist via multiple international awards.

Adept at managing, cost effectiveness, tight timelines, large teams, complex projects, numerous employees, stakeholders, locations and jurisdictions.


Alaisdar Graham
Chief Information Officer

Alaisdar Graham has over 35 years of leadership in the Information Technology services industry. Prior to joining Metrolinx in 2014, Alaisdar helped a micro-banking charity upgrade their technology platform to better serve the poor and un-banked in nine African countries. He has held VP and C-level positions with a variety of technology services companies in Canada and around the world including COO for Dextrys in China and EVP Enterprise Operations for Atlantic Lottery.

Alaisdar has post-graduate degrees in chemical engineering and business. He is an avid reader of all-things-new in IT and business. As CIO at Metrolinx, Alaisdar is responsible for providing the technology necessary to power the delivery of Metrolinx services to the GTHA.


Samantha Liscio
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

As Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at the WSIB, Samantha is responsible for driving IT service excellence, leading innovation and putting the right solutions in place to shape the future of our business.

Samantha has over 20 years of experience in IT leadership roles. In previous positions with eHealth Ontario, Accenture, and the Ministries of Finance and Government Services, she led the design and implementation of strategic, transformative change.

Currently, Samantha serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre. She has been a past Board member of the CIO Association of Canada and the Institute for Citizen-Centred Services. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD from Queen’s University in Belfast and is an accredited Project Management Professional.

Sandy Saggar
Chief Information Officer
Halton Healthcare

Sandy Saggar joined Halton Healthcare in July 2014 as Chief Information Officer. Sandy came to Halton Healthcare with a diverse background including both private and public sector experience. He has held previous leadership positions across many industries including the financial, automotive, retail, government and healthcare sectors.

His focus at Halton Healthcare includes evolving the Information and Communications Technology Strategy, guiding the technology vision for Halton’s capital redevelopment projects and enabling the improvement of patient services across the organization. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration. Sandy has a high level of commitment to support quality, safe and cost effective patient care.


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