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Hot Topics in the IT world for the CFO

 Export to Your Calendar 10/29/2020
When: Thursday October 29, 2020
7:30 AM
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Mississauga L4W 5K9
Contact: Lauren Pasternak

Online registration is available until: 10/29/2020
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The world of IT is moving at hyper-speed. The Chief Financial Officer is facing a significant challenge and opportunities to execute the right IT strategy.  Join us on October 29th to explore the ever-changing work of IT and how the Chief Financial Officer can become a Master of this domain.

Join our expert panel will discuss topics such as Robotic Process Automation, Agile transformations, DevOps, Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain and cover some best practices, including providing a variety of perspectives on how to strategize, plan and execute a successful strategy and take a deep dive into digital transformation/cloud migration.


  • A better understanding of trends in tech and how they might apply to their business
  • A clear understanding of the technology and process behind a digital transformation/cloud migration project
  • An understanding of the common pitfalls, things to be aware of and key considerations when undertaking an IT project and specifically in a digital transformation/cloud migration 



Steve MacKinnon

President - Randstad IT Solutions

As the President of IT Solutions at Randstad Canada, I lead the strategic direction of an ambitious and agile division. With a solutions-focused approach, we combine Randstad’s powerful staffing engine with exceptional IT expertise for customers across North America.

To this role, I bring a passion for providing innovative, flexible solutions that creatively solve the talent + expertise challenge of Randstad’s customers. Our team has the capacity to build and manage applications, software and e-commerce platforms that scale to each client’s unique needs.

I have devoted most of my career to Randstad Canada, beginning as a Resource Manager in 1996 and progressively growing into senior positions. My experience creating, driving and implementing Randstad’s customer strategy across Canada has prepared me for the challenge of building a business model that is as responsive to customer needs as it is agile in the IT industry.


Nadine Kazan

Director of Sales, IT Solutions

Nadine Kazan is an accomplished business leader with over two decades of experience in IT as an enabler for growth and sustainable ROI.

Having led various professional and managed services projects during her tenure at IBM Global Services, Hewlett-Packard Consulting and SAP,  Nadine achieved award-winning success for her client-centric approach. Prior to joining Randstad IT Solutions in her current role as Director of Canadian Sales, Nadine spent 2 years in CFO recruitment; which married her new experience in talent sourcing with her previous experience in System Integration. Nadine has been well-poised to lead business development for Randstad IT Solutions, a division of Randstad Canada specializing in Software Engineering, Application Delivery, Cloud Enablement, Digital Transformation, DevOps/Automation and Agile practices.

A strong believer in the power of mentoring in the workplace, Nadine regularly works with her protégés to assist with their individual development plans.  She is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion committee as well as Women Transforming the Workplace programs such as Move the Dial.

Nadine enjoys a good Netflix binge and can also be found jogging on parks and trails in the spring and summer.


Ryan Tucker 

Manager at MNP, Digital Strategy and Solutions for Business Service and Finance

Ryan Tucker is a Manager with MNP’s Consulting and Technology Solutions team, drawing on more than 14 years of experience delivering strategy and solutions for business information systems. Ryan helps businesses transform their processes and systems to automate repetitive processes at the back-end, and deliver Digital Products and Services for mass-market E-Commerce, Finance, and Service functions at the front-end.

Ryan’s unique proposition is with managing the gap between technical and business interests, helping to bridge the vision of the business stakeholders into a realized technology implementation. Leveraging Management Consulting principals of Process Improvement, Ryan delivers practical solutions that are made from a combination of Platform Configuration, RPA, BPA, iPaaS Integrations, and Custom Software Development (.NET, Salesforce, Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics 365).


Ryan’s cross-industry expertise includes Digital Product and Program Management within Finance and Cloud Accounting, Municipal Development Planning, Real Estate Construction Development, Residential Property Management, Private Sector Energy Services (US and Ontario), and Medical Transportation Public Sector.


Francois Pompeo

Director of Delivery, Randstad Solutions

Francois Pompeo (Certified ScrumMaster) has extensive experience in software project delivery professional services, and has taken on the role of project manager and professional services team manager, collaborating closely with clients to help achieve their goals.
Francois has spent most of his career delivering client server solutions through experienced software development teams using call center (IVR) front end standard technologies (VXML, CXML, CTI) and various back end technologies (mostly Java and Linux), speech recognition and voice biometrics.
Most importantly, Francois has been close collaborator to his customers in multiple verticals for Fortune 500 companies (Finance, Insurance, Telcos, Mining, Healthcare). Recently, Francois worked in the mining industry developing Agile delivery methodologies for underground telemetry and data telecommunications hardware and software.  




CFOs and other senior finance executives interested in mastering the current world on IT.

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