Toronto SIGnature Event

November 07, 2018

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

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Morning Agenda

8:00 - Welcome and Delegate Breakfast

8:45 - Live Peer2Peer Discussion

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Executive Buy-side Keynote presentation on Blockchain as a Procurement Exercise by Richard Corley, Partner, Goodmans LLP and Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP.

11:15 - Sponsor Provided General Session Keynote

Afternoon Agenda


1:00 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2-3 roundtable discussions)

2:30 - Executive Buy-side Presentation with Lorri Rowlandson, Senior Vice President, BGIS 

3:15 - Executive Buy-side Presentation by Don Smith, Vice President of Global Procurement Services, Scotiabank

4:15 - Closing Discussion

4:30- Adjourn


Purchasing Blockchain Services presented by Richard Corley, Partner, Goodmans LLP and Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This discussion will focus on Blockchain as a Procurement Exercise including:

  • The use of Blockchain as a requirement for other outsourcing services.
  •  The consideration of using provider services who are using Blockchain. Benefits and potential risk.
  • Looking at Blockchain form an application perspective.

Richard Corley

Goodmans LLP

Richard Corley is a partner at Goodmans and leads the firm’s Outsourcing practice group. Combining his legal expertise with a unique background in engineering, mathematics, computer science and business, Richard's practice focuses on the intersection of law and technology.

Richard has over 25 years of experience advising clients on complex outsourcing transactions, technology M&A, joint ventures, cleantech and technology-related competition law matters.  With technology at its core, Richard's practice is focused on the growing information technology and cleantech sectors. Richard's practice complements his personal interest and involvement in energy conservation and energy alternatives.  He is currently involved with the Canadian implementation of the Third Industrial Revolution initiative, which integrates distributed renewable energy, low-energy buildings, intelligent power distribution and management, and energy storage systems.

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.

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
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