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Canadian Data Residency and a Secure Switch to the Cloud

On-demand webcast

What finance leaders must know to lower risk and future-proof their business

Learn how forward-thinking finance leaders can mitigate risk when switching to a cloud-based solution 

Many Canadian businesses have enjoyed the benefits of moving their core financials to a cloud-native solution, but some still have unanswered questions about data security and data residency requirements.

This webcast will demystify the security features that keep your data safe, share the benefits of switching to the cloud and explain the positive impact Canadian data residency can have on your organization.

Watch this webcast as guest speakers, Megha Kumar, Research Director, Software & Cloud at IDC Canada and Michael Cheong, Chief Financial & Operating Officer at United Way Greater Toronto, discuss the benefits of moving to the cloud while protecting your data. 

By viewing this webcast, you'll learn: 

  • Why finance leaders need to consider data protection laws when moving to the cloud
  • How to enjoy both benefits and security on the journey to digital transformation
  • Why United Way Greater Toronto needed to ensure that their data was secure within Canada

Our Speakers

Megha Kumar 
Research Director, Software and Cloud Services, IDC Canada 

Megha Kumar heads software and cloud services research at IDC Canada. As a research director, Megha is responsible for managing and delivering projects across technology areas such as cloud services, enterprise applications, software and digital transformation for the Canadian market. 

In addition to research, Megha has aided vendors with go-to-market engagements to improve market awareness and provide end users with essential guidance on technology adoption. She regularly interacts with CIOs and IT decision makers regarding their technology preferences, priorities, and concerns. 

Michael Cheong, Hon. BA, MBA, CPA, CMA 
Chief Financial & Operating Officer, United Way Greater Toronto 

 Michael Cheong is United Way’s Chief Financial & Operating Officer. Michael leads the Strategic Finance, Controllership, Operations & Analytics and IT-Technology Solutions teams for the organization. 

Michael has extensive experience in finance leadership, controllership, planning and analysis, policy and compliance, enterprise resource planning, and various finance transformation projects, with a focus on increasing efficiency of the organization’s processes and procedures to enable corporate strategic objectives. Michael’s primary mandate is to support strategic development and to plan the future growth of United Way from a financial perspective. 

Susan Pearlston  
Product Marketing Manager, Sage 

Susan Pearlston is the Product Marketing Manager for Sage Intacct Canada. She has over 20 years of experience in the ERP industry and has worked for software companies ranging from start-ups to global leaders, in various sales and marketing roles. Susan has helped many SMBs understand the value of technology & software solutions and how it can help to improve efficiencies and drive higher profitability across their business. Being a legacy CMA, Susan has taught accounting, entrepreneurship, and marketing for several colleges in the Greater Toronto Area. 

Carol Foote 
Head of Marketing, Sage Intacct 

 As Head of Marketing for Sage Intacct Canada, Carol Foote opens the line of communication between our customers and partners to deliver relevant content and messaging that speaks to the audience we connect with. With over 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and communications, Carol has driven revenue growth and success for various B2B and B2C organizations. 

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