Nine & Dine Golf Event: June 15, 2023 @ Angus Glen

Join the Toronto SIM Chapter and your colleagues for a round of golf followed by dinner and discussion. 

Angus Glen Arial View

When:  Thursday June 15, 2023
Where: Angus Glen Golf Club, 10080 Kennedy Road, Markham L6C 1N9 MAP

Nine & Dine Golf Event Registration


3:45 - 4:45 pm   Driving range and practice greens are available
4:50 - 7:10 pm   9 Holes of Golf on the North Course: Meet at carts by Clubhouse
7:15 - 7:30 pm   Introductions: Meet upstairs in the Upper Boardroom in the Clubhouse
7:30 - 9:00 pm   Dinner and Discussion: Main presentation with first course served 
9:00 - 9:30 pm   Wrap up
All times EDT    

Dinner Menu
Salad: Artisan Greens - Baby lettuces, pickled vegetables in a white balsamic vinaigrette
Entree: Roasted 5oz Canadian Salmon Fillet and 5 oz AAA Beef Tenderloin Steak with Pan Jus
Assorted desserts
Please inform of any dietary restrictions or preferences, in particular for your guests, well in advance so the chef can be prepared.

Eric Whaley, CIO, Wolseley Canada Inc.

Eric will take us through his journey on Engaging Talent for the new Paradigm of IT

As many companies have adopted a cloud/SaaS first strategy over the years, and as emerging technologies continue to evolve, there is an elevation of the importance of business experience skills within IT, and less emphasis on technical skills. IT providing business support has been a historical view in many companies in the past, but this has shifted to IT providing business value. The need for partnership is stronger than ever, and the distinction between the IT department from business and other functional areas is less obvious. This provides a necessity and an opportunity to redesign the IT organizational model. This also implies mindset changes in the organization, while opening the door for cross-functional career opportunities. Some of the things to consider are:

How do you apply this model and thinking in an organization

  • What are the benefits and what are the things to watch out for
  • How do you evolve your team, cultivate the team dynamics and people
  • How do you achieve balance between business skills and technical skills

To achieve value, organizations need to evolve with the market dynamics and leverage the opportunities.


John Comacchio, SVP and CIO of Teknion Corporation

John will speak on Navigating Tech Investments During Economic Uncertainty

The world is experiencing an onslaught of economic uncertainty.  IT budgets are facing strong headwinds, although it is clear that technology investments are a business driver.

Forward thinking companies need to continue to look for ways to address friction points through scaled, automated operations to improve operational excellence and customer experience.

John will talk us through some of his insights around prioritizing tech investment and change management during these challenging times.