Toronto SIGnature Event

October 26, 2017

Goodmans LLP
333 Bay Centre, Suite 3400
Toronto CAN M5H 2S7

Sponsored By:

Morning Agenda

8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:45 - Live Peer2Peer/Grand Roundtable


10:15 - Mitigating Sourcing Risk Through a Well-Structured, Negotiated Procurement by Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP

11:05 - Key Findings and Trends from SAP Ariba Benchmarking by Kory Manley, Director Value Engineering, SAP Ariba

Afternoon Agenda


12:45 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2-3 roundtable discussions)

2:00 - Accelerating Innovation with Supplier Partnerships - Hindsight and Best Practices by Lorri Rowlandson, Strategy and Innovation VP, BGIS and Kristi Ferguson VP, Business Management & Governance, Enterprise Real Estate, TD Bank Financial Group

2:50 - Executive Buy-side Panel Discussion

3:40  - Closing Discussion and Wrap-up

4:00 - Adjourn


Thought Leadership Presentation on Mitigating Risk by Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Peter Ruby

Goodmans LLP

Peter Ruby is a partner at Goodmans. He has a national and international practice focused on business and information technology dispute resolution, including software, telecommunications, film, radio, television, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, ecommerce and internet litigation, Canadian and cross-border arbitration, mediation and advice.  Peter represents both large multi-national organizations and some of Canada’s most entrepreneurial providers and users of information technology.

Peter also deals with the regulation of the electricity industry, has acted as counsel for the Canadian Electricity Association, and represented electricity utilities across Canada, as well as green energy developers.  He has appeared at the Ontario Energy Board with respect to generation, transmission, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development and distribution issues, and before other provincial energy regulators.

With respect to privacy and data protection, Peter has successfully litigated business-related privacy cases that have been brought before the courts and has considerable experience assisting clients in dealing with privacy breach incidents.  He also assists organizations to draft domestic and multi-jurisdictional privacy and data retention policies, deal with privacy inquiries and investigations by privacy commissioners, and negotiate privacy-related agreements.  

Peter is recognized as a leading IT litigator in Chambers Global Guide to The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Euromoney’s Guide to The World’s Leading Information Technology Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and is also recognized by Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys in the areas of international arbitration, energy and intellectual property. 

Peter was a law clerk to the Federal Court of Canada, taught at Osgoode Hall Law School and is a Professor of Law (adj.) at the University of Toronto teaching Telecommunications and Internet Law.  He was a co-chair of the 2017 World Technology Law Conference in Chicago.  Peter is a frequent speaker at industry and legal events and is the author of articles in his fields of practice.

Thought Leadership Presentation by Lorri Rowlandson, Strategy and Innovation VP, BGIS and Kristi Ferguson VP, Business Management & Governance, Enterprise Real Estate, TD Bank Financial Group

Lorri Rowlandson

Senior Vice President,
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

Lorri is a skilled executive with over 20 years of experience in strategic sourcing and corporate real estate.  She is a relationship driven and results oriented professional who coaches and empowers her team to deliver unprecedented results. Lorri has made a career of tackling highly complex projects with an innovative entrepreneurial spirit, consistently achieving multimillion dollar savings results.

An equally accomplished professional in Strategic Sourcing and Corporate Real Estate, Lorri is a progressive business leader whose results are measured not only in the impressive numbers she delivers but also in the dedication and commitment she offers clients. Lorri is sought after by her industry peers as a subject matter expert as it pertains to Real Estate Outsourcing, with particular specialization in transitioning complex first generation outsourcing arrangements.

She is a powerful presenter and communicator where she effectively conveys thought leadership and subject matter knowledge with an entertaining presentation style.

Previous Attendees

  • Air Canada
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank Of Montreal Financial Group
  • Bell Canada
  • Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Cancer Care Ontario/Action Cancer Ontario
  • CBC Radio Canada
  • CBRE Group Inc. (User)
  • Cirque du Soleil Inc
  • CME Group Inc.
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • GE Canada
  • GE Healthcare
  • HSBC Bank Canada
  • Intact Financial Corporation
  • Manulife Financial
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
  • Michaels Inc.
  • Ministry of Government Services
  • Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • Open Text Corporation
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Rogers Communications Inc
  • RSA Insurance Group
  • Scotiabank
  • Sears Canada Inc.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
  • TD Bank Financial Group
  • Veridian Connections
Event Sponsor: 
SAP Ariba