Events / Conference
Past Event

DataVision Toronto 2024

Date and Time

Thu, Jun 13, 2024


Deloitte Toronto, Bay Adelaide East, 8 Adelaide Street West, Toronto – Virtual option also available



Join EDM Council for DataVision, our global, in-person event series. Learn from industry experts and practitioners – and network with your peers – at this half-day, thought-provoking conference as we explore critical data management and advanced analytics topics. All are welcome! DataVision is complimentary for EDM Council members, prospective members, guests and ALL data management leaders.

Agenda Summary:

See below for session topics and speakers. (Subject to change.) More will be added soon! 12:00-1:00pm – Lunch, networking and sponsor expo 1:00-5:15pm – Conference sessions: Keynotes, Panels 5:15-7:00pm – Networking reception REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, 10 June, at 12:00pm EDT

Please note – Registration policy:

The Toronto DataVision event is being held primarily in person, with the option to attend virtually. For in-person attendance, this event has limited capacity reserved for the data management community. Should the event become fully subscribed, the EDM Council reserves the right to limit the number of delegates per firm attending in person and/or to prioritize tickets for participants from EDM Council member organizations. This may require canceling some in-person registrations in excess of the per company or non-members limit, or if registrations are not from the data management professional community. If an in-person ticket is not available, you will be offered a virtual option. Tickets for students are extremely limited. The purpose of this policy is to ensure a diverse member audience with a mix of data professionals across institutions/corporations, the public sector, vendors, consultants, and others. Therefore, please ensure that your registration is confirmed before booking any travel.  


Meet our hosts from Deloitte and the EDM Council team, and hear from John Bottega, President of EDM Council, with his perspectives on data management, AI and the opportunities for today's data leaders.

Session Speakers

John Bottega
President, EDM Council

In Partnership with Deloitte

The purpose of the Keynote is to furnish Canadian entities with a comprehensive overview of the European Union (EU) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act. Noemi and Preeti will engage in a discussion pertaining to the regulatory environment surrounding AI, encompassing both cross-sector and sector-specific regulations. Furthermore, they will present a principle-based framework that prioritizes innovation and clarify how it applies to the regulation of AI systems under the EU AI Act. This framework will showcase different AI use cases and expound upon the key requirements and transparency obligations that must be adhered to.

Session Speakers

Preeti Shivpuri
Director in Risk Advisory – Trustworthy AI & Responsible Use, Deloitte

In this era of increased focus on sustainability, businesses need to integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria into their strategies effectively. Experts from various industries will discuss ESG data management challenges, opportunities, and innovations that contribute to a sustainable future. The discussion will also include key insights from the EDM Council's recently published "Playbook for Effective ESG and Sustainability Data Management," the latest report produced by the ESG Working Group.

Session Speakers

Matthew Ayearst
Ex-Head of Sustainability Mgmt Consulting, CGI
Lindsey Walton
Head of Americas, Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI)
Alka Bhide
Senior Consultant, ADEC Innovations
Sean Delsnider
Director, Sustainability & Climate, Deloitte

In the current digital landscape, organizations recognize the immense potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to harness data-driven insights, drive innovation, and deliver cutting-edge solutions for clients. However, the question arises: are these investments underutilized due to the lack of a well-crafted and effective data management program? Industry experts from various sectors will share their experiences and insights on how their organizations have achieved significant business value and measurable return on AI investments (ROAI) supported by continuous investments in data management.

Session Speakers

Moderator: Jennifer Gibbs
Vice President, Chief Data Officer, CIBC
Christopher Hayes
Director Data Science and Visualization, Aviso Wealth
Gord Nassar
Director, Data & AI Governance, GreenShield
Kristine Pfeiler
VP of Enterprise Data Strategy and Governance, RBC

Session Speakers

John Bottega
President, EDM Council
Paul Childerhose
Regional Advocate – Canada, EDM Council
Stella Cabrera
Member Services, EDM Council
Kyle Morton
Global Head of Industry Engagement

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a nice-to-have, but a necessity to fight financial crimes. Legacy systems, models and data are not up to the task. Fraud, money laundering and cyber-attacks are top of mind for all businesses - nobody wants to be a victim. AI has the potential to significantly improve our collective ability to fight these criminals, but where do we start? This panel of Financial Crimes experts will discuss today's challenges, opportunities and investments required.

Session Speakers

Brian McConnell
President and Founder, Wellington Consulting Group
Malcolm Clarke
Principal Consultant, Wellington Consulting Group
Stuart Davis
EVP, Internal Data Protection (Retired), Scotiabank
Gabriel Meleg
Director, Financial Crimes Technology, BMO Financial Group
Palash Thakur
VP, Head of Data & Fraud Analytics (CDO), Interac

Organizations are embracing cloud computing services at an accelerated pace. The cloud offers unparalleled agility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, enabling businesses to innovate and compete in an increasingly digital world. However, harnessing the benefits of the cloud comes with inherent risks that organizations must navigate effectively. Our panel discussion aims to empower organizations with the knowledge and strategies necessary to leverage the cloud securely and mitigate third-party risks.

Session Speakers

Rohit Shanker
CEO, Naryant
Yasir Faiz
Director in Deloitte Consulting and Alliance Lead for Snowflake
Craig Milroy
SVP, Enterprise Architecture - Data & AI, M&T Bank

In Partnership with Informatica

As the world continues adopting and expanding the use of GenAI, Analytics, and Cloud to support their mission-critical business priorities, it is time to modernize data management and governance. Hear Peter Ku from Informatica as he shares what modern data management and data governance look like, the measurable business value that can be realized, and what is required for success.

Session Speakers

Peter Ku
VP & Chief Strategist - Financial Services and Head of Business Value Engineering, Informatica

In Partnership with Deloitte