Event Description

In this digital world, responsive, safe and secure aren’t optional for critical business systems.  That’s why Blue Cross Blue Shield of Quebec/Ontario partnered with the CIO Advisory of BDO and CAST, the leader in Software Analysis, to help find the obstacles preventing systems from being resilient to the unexpected, responsive to erratic demands, safe, secure and adaptable to change. 

On May 24th, Marc Lamirande, CIO of Blue Cross Blue Shield Quebec/Ontario, will share his experience working with CAST to get that unprecedented MRI-like visibility that allows him to be more effective in reducing technical risks and to ensure his organization is now building super software. The CIO advisory practice of BDO helps application owners discover the full potential of the CAST’s software intelligence, and help CIOs to build and buy better software.

Who should attend:

  • Business Unit CIOs
  • Chief Enterprise Architects
  • Heads of Application Architecture
  • Business Critical Application owners of Insurance Companies, Banks and Financial Institutions


Marc Lamirande

Marc Lamirande CIO of Blue Cross Blue Shield Quebec/Ontario 


Marc Lamirande has held various executive-level positions, including the past 15 years in the financial services industry. Marc's role includes strategic planning and the management of major projects and innovation, exerting a positive influence on the achievement of business objectives.


Eric Aubailly

Eric Aubailly Senior Manager, IT Advisory Services, BDO CIO Advisory 

CIO Advisory

Eric has strong strategic and tactical skills in assisting customers in their IT strategic projects. With over 25 years of experience, Eric has led many engagements related to IT strategy, enterprise architecture, IT service management, IT sourcing, IT finance, business solution selection and IT project risk-management in several industries including financial services, retail and telecommunications.


Francois Ruchon

Francois Ruchon Senior VP, Banking, Financial Services And Insurance Sector, CAST 


François has more than two decades of experience in the Financial Services, Insurance and IT sectors. In his current role, François helps CIOs reduce business risk, minimize IT costs and achieve greater visibility through system-level software analysis. François previously served as CAST's Group CFO and launched the company's operations in Bangalore, India, building strategic relationships with systems integrators to deliver higher quality products.



The CIO Advisory

Tailored recommendations to meet every challenge, BDO’s CIO Advisory team’s first priority is to develop a deep understanding of each client’s circumstances, objectives, challenges, and opportunities both from the business and IT perspective. BDO guides IT strategy development, help identify improvement opportunities in IT operating model and works collaboratively with the client’s Chief Information Officers and IT staff to design executable and relevant recommendations. BDO’s Advisory provides guidance on IT Strategy & Governance, Enterprise Architecture, IT Performance Improvement and Cybersecurity.

CAST is a pioneer in software analysis and measurement, founded more than 25 years ago with the mission to make the invisible visible. CAST introduces fact-based transparency into software asset management, application development, software maintenance and sourcing, empowering IT-intensive organizations to create and deliver super software that drives business objectives. With more than $150 million cumulative investment in R&D, CAST provides the most advanced technology in the world to capture and quantify the reliability, security, complexity and size of business applications.



The seminar will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m
There is no fee to attend. The breakfast and lunch are sponsored by CAST. Attendees are responsible for the costs of hotel accommodations, airfare, cabs and other incidentals incurred outside of the official program.


Canoe Restaurant

Address: TD Centre, 66 Wellington St W,
Toronto, ON M5K 1H6, Canada

Phone: +1 416-364-0054

Website: http://www.canoerestaurant.com/