Growing Canada’s ICT Sector
CENGN Summit is the nation’s leading conference devoted to promoting the commercial growth and adoption of disruptive networking technologies across Canada. Facilitating development of the tech communications sector will not only benefit the traditional telecom sector, but all businesses and sectors that are growing increasing dependent on networking advancements to optimize their processes.
CENGN Summit is the conference for tech professionals and businesses to learn which technologies are set to revolutionize the industry. Learn how business, government, academia, and NPOs are working together to leverage next generation network technology and grow our innovation economy.
Amy RadinAdviser & Author
Bruce RossGroup Head, Technology & Operations, RBC
Jean-Charles FahmyPresident & CEO, CENGN
Amy Radin is a trusted leader and adviser to executives and boards on how to accomplish growth through meaningful innovation. For over 25 years she has brought pragmatic vision and leadership to transformations in complex, highly regulated businesses including global Fortune 500 consumer financial services, payments, retail banking, investments, financial planning and insurance.
Amy wrote the award-winning book, The Change Maker’s Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company (City Point Press, Fall, 2018) to share expertise and a methodology that addresses the inevitable challenges any company will face in pursuit of an innovation agenda and offers real-world approaches to succeed.
She advises a select portfolio of early-stage companies on enterprise business development and go-to-market strategy and planning, and keynotes corporate, board, and women’s leadership events. Amy serves on the Board of the Association (AICPA), the global association serving 650,000 accounting and financial management professionals.
Amy has been honored by US Banker as a Most Powerful Woman in Banking; by NYU Stern Graduate School of Business as a recipient of the Nichols Award for Enterprise, Integrity and Service; and by BusinessWeek, who named her a Top 25 Global Champion of Innovation. Amy is a graduate of The Wharton School (MBA, Marketing) and Wesleyan University (BA, College of Letters and Spanish).
Bruce Ross is responsible for the strategy and overall management of global technology and operations for RBC, which includes innovation, applications development, infrastructure and enterprise operations. Together with other members of the Group Executive, he is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the bank.
Since joining in 2014, Bruce has led the technology team in transforming RBC to a digitally-enabled relationship bank. He has spearheaded a technology strategy designed to deliver exceptional client experiences in today’s digital world, while also driving efficiency, maintaining security and growing talent. Under his leadership, the team is evolving traditional models to deliver efficiency as transaction volumes rise while continually innovating to create exceptional client experiences through data insights and leading digital capabilities. Bruce was named Canadian CIO of the Year in 2017 by the Information Technology Association of Canada.
A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of technology and business experience, Bruce was the General Manager, Global Technology Services, North America at IBM before joining RBC. He also held roles as the General Manager, Global Technology Services, Europe for IBM and General Manager and President, IBM Canada.
Bruce is a professional engineer and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.
As President and CEO of CENGN, Jean-Charles (JC) Fahmy is accountable for providing leadership and strategic direction to the company, and responsible for the organization’s day-to-day operations. He drives the delivery of CENGN’s mission by working collaboratively within the wider ICT ecosystem, aligning the community on the goal of enabling the Canadian ICT sector to thrive. As chief ambassador, JC is actively engaged with CENGN’s external stakeholders to strengthen and promote the development of Canada’s innovation economy in the ICT sector.
JC has over 20 years of global business and operational leadership experience with a proven track record of achieving exceptional results guiding technology organizations to harness innovation, achieve differentiation, create value for customers, and accelerate business performance.
JC has broad and diverse experience with large public companies as well as both Private Equity and Venture Capital backed businesses. Prior to CENGN, JC was Vice President of Product Management & Business Development at Coriant, where he led the formation and strong growth of Coriant’s strategic Data Center Solutions Business. Prior to Coriant he held several senior leadership roles at Nortel Networks, BTI Systems, where he was VP Product Management, and as Operating Executive in the Telecom practice at Marlin Equity Partners, a leading Private Equity Firm.
JC holds an MBA from McGill University, and a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.
*More speakers to be announced
Tamer Shenouda, Director of Network Transformation, BELL
All members of this organization should strive to create a more open ecosystem to drive innovation.
John Kadianos, CEO, Breqwatr
CENGN is providing a common table for people of like-minded capabilities to come and communicate openly, it’s almost like the physical manifestation of open source software.
Claudio Mazzuca, VP System & Analytics, EXFO
CENGN is a key R&D collaboration entity that allows a lot of the Canadian service providers and technology providers to work together to really look at specific problems in the industry and allow us to put together solutions that we feel will benefit not only Canadian enterprises and customers, but globally bring our footprint into the market.
CENGN Summit 2019 Sponsors
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Attendees that need hotel accommodations can book at the Brookstreet Hotel and reference the 2019 CENGN Summit for our group rate.
525 Legget Drive, Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2