RECAP: Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016 - Toronto

Last week our team had the pleasure of attending the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016 in Toronto, from June 14th - June 16th, where our CTO, John David Chibuk, was one of the panelists speaking on cloud innovation tools.


Keynotes and Panels

In attendance were inspirational leaders, including Colonel Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut, and the event was overall a great learning experience for any one interested in innovative technology.


Gartner CIO IT Executive Summit 2016


One interesting panel, IBM: Level the Playing Field with Cloud, had four speakers talk on the importance of cloud innovation. Claiming cloud is able to level the playing field regardless of if you're a startup or a large player, the panel had amazing insight.


Panelists on this cloud innovation panel included:


Understanding and utilizing cloud is increasingly important and the speakers recanted experiences of how cloud tools helped their businesses succeed. When it comes to the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and motion technology, cloud innovation is also an important step to processing sensor data.


IBM Cloud innovation panel at Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016

John David Chibuk, CTO of Kiwi, speaking on cloud innovation


During the panel, John noted that "as data passes from embedded to cloud, or from mobile to cloud, data loss may occur, and one of the biggest challenges that companies are facing is the ability to minimize data loss between each jump". The challenge of packet loss has always been a relevant issue in data transfer, and especially now in the IoT space, where devices constantly stream data to the cloud, it could prove crippling.


Luckily for us, Kiwi has developed internal tools that minimize loss between each data transfer stage, allowing for maximum data integrity throughout an entire end-to-end solution.


Exhibitor Space

The exhibitor space at the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit was filled with other really cool displays and demonstrations. IBM's Bluemix was on full display, showcasing it's ability to manipulate a small BB-8 figurine using the Myo Armband and two Raspberry Pi's.

 Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016 booths


Other cool exhibitors included Amazon Web Services, Rimini Street, and more.