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C4 CIO Insider: Christine Day, Questrade | Arlene McDonald, Farrow

January 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+0

The CIO Insider Breakfast Series features an intimate behind the curtain perspective from some of Canada’s top technology leaders.


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Our next breakfast will feature two leading CIOs: Christine Day of Questrade and Arlene McDonald of Farrow. Questrade is Canada’s fastest-growing online brokerage with $9 billion in assets under management. Farrow is among the largest private family-owned custom brokers in Canada. It has over 700 employees in 31 warehouse offices.


Christine Day

As an entrepreneurial C-suite executive with a unique background in capital markets and information technology, Day has played a significant role in steering Questrade from start-up to the fastest-growing independent Canadian online brokerage and a Deloitte “Best Managed Company” for seven consecutive years.
As an agent of digital transformation, she has pioneered industry-wide innovation and led regulatory change that allowed Questrade to launch Canada’s first robo-advisory platform, Portfolio IQ. She is an advisor on Fintech Innovation for both the Ontario Securities Commission Launchpad and the Ontario Ministry of Finance Fintech Working Group.  In 2007  she was recognized as a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

Arlene McDonald

An experienced technology and digital transformation executive,  McDonald has a 20-year history of leading IT initiatives around information management, security, customer support and business continuity. She is skilled in negotiations and building high-performance teams. Prior to joining Farrow, she held senior IT leadership positions with PointClickCare and the Region of Waterloo.


The discussion will include:

  • What do these CIOs look for in technology partners and alliances?
  • How do these CIOs measure vendor credibility?
  • How do you get a meeting with these CIO?
  • What is the process they use for evaluating new technology?
  • What they find works when developing a relationship and what efforts are a waste of time.

Seating is limited, so register today to join Christine and Arlene in conversation with C4 President Fawn Annan for breakfast and a peek at how a leading  CIO really thinks




January 23, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+0




Verity Club
111 Queen St E.
Toronto, Ontario M5C1S2 Canada
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