June 18, 2020Data News Roundup – Thursday, June 18th, 2020
This week, AtScale joined senior-level IT executives at the CIO Executive Forum in Toronto. The theme of the day was “Embracing the Digital Revolution from Information to Transformation.”
The day began with a talk by Maurice Tayeh, Global Chief Information Officer of Hatch, a consulting engineering and project implementation. He talked about how the role of CIO has evolved from a “tactical responder” to a strategic leader for the business.
AtScale co-founder and CTO, Matt Baird, joined the panel discussion on “Designing & Aligning for a Digital Enterprise” later in the morning. The panel included IT experts from Humber College, Vertica, Sodexo and Toronto Hydro. In talking about the importance of data for the enterprise, the group talked about the challenges of hiring the right data experts for the organization. Matt explained that one of the biggest challenges today is not just hiring data scientists who can analyze data but hiring data engineers who can build the pipeline to prepare and transform the data for analytics. And, of course, AtScale has an Adaptive Analytics solution that can help both data engineers and data scientists across industries modernize their data architecture.
After lunch, we heard from IT professionals from Scotiabank, and the Toronto Stock Exchange as they discussed their enterprise journey to the cloud. We then discussed the challenges of enabling enterprise agility from business leaders at BMO Financial Group. And, we heard from Hugh Cumming, the CIO of Manulife Financial, who discussed the transformational journey to becoming a digital, customer-centric leader in the industry.
At the end of the day, AtScale invited several of our customers from the Toronto area to a dinner at the Reign restaurant where AtScale’s CTO, Matt Baird, discussed how AtScale is working with the Global 2000 to modernize their analytics and data architecture for the cloud.
We’re looking forward to our next trip to Canada!