Webinar Details

'Digital transformation' is not only about technology enablement. At its core, it is about creating a customer-centric, borderless organization where people and technologies interact to generate new levels of productivity and value creation; and enabled by creating inclusive and collaborative culture, simplifying processes, expanding brand permissions, and innovating experiences which stretch from the front to the back end of your enterprise.

Our panelists will share first hand experience about how their organizations are thriving digitally. We will then translate those perspectives into what you, in your director role, should be looking out for as your organization engages in its own digital journey. Are you ready to bring these new insights to your boardroom table?

Moderator & Panelists

  • Armughan Ahmad (President & Managing Partner, Digital at KPMG LLP)

    Armughan Ahmad

    President & Managing Partner, Digital at KPMG LLP


    Armughan Ahmad is a President & Managing Partner, Digital at KPMG. He leads the firm’s digital transformation solutions go to market serving large enterprise, commercial and public sector clients.

    He is a technology executive with 20+years of international experience helping clients undergo digital transformations. He has built globally diverse teams that digitally re-engineer business functions using mainstream and exponential technologies delivering innovative personalized experiences for workforce and customers.

    He is a passionate driver of the digital economy and a dot connector leading sales, engineering, marketing and customer success teams by bringing together a complete ecosystem of technology alliances, government policies, start-ups, research and bright minds to accelerate outcomes. Armughan’s passion is fuelled by successful transformations that harmonize human and machine partnerships by embracing future of work models.

    Armughan’s teams have developed award-winning innovative Multi Cloud, ArtificialIntelligence, Internet of Things, Mobility and Security solutions aligned to clients’ front, middle and back office business functions across North American, European and Asian markets.

    He brings his start-up to large corporation growth mindset experience to drive change management by selling and delivering new and improved customer experiences across financial, manufacturing, retail, telecom, energy and public sector industry verticals.

    Before joining KPMG, Armughan served as the Senior Vice President & General Manager at Dell Technologies leading their sales and engineering teams for MultiCloud, Solutions and Alliances business globally. He previously held executive positions at Hewlett Packard and Huawei 3Com ,leading world-class teams that are powering the Fortune 500 and commercial industries.

    Armughan serves on the advisory board of Future Skills Center and Queens University’s AI and Analytics board. He is a passionate promoter of girls’ STEAM education, mental health awareness and homelessness resettlement programs.

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  • Katherine Emberly (President, Business at Shaw Communications)

    Katherine Emberly

    President, Business at Shaw Communications


    Katherine Emberly is the President of Business at Shaw Communications and is responsible for leading the Shaw Business team. Katherine has been a leader at Shaw since 2004 and has held a variety of roles across the organization including President, Business, Brand and Communications, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Vice President, Operations, Vice President Focus to Deliver, Vice President, Marketing, Vice President, Communications and Public Relations, Director, Corporate Communications and Manager, Advertising.

    Prior to joining Shaw, Katherine worked at several top Advertising Agencies in Canada and holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics degree from University of Alberta. In 2012 Katherine completed the Harvard Business School CTAM Executive Leadership program and is a Certified Advertising Agency Professional (CAAP) by the Institute of Canadian Advertising.

    In addition to the Calgary Economic Development board, Katherine is also a member of the Calgary Sports and Major Events Committee reporting into Tourism Calgary. Previously Katherine sat on the board of Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta for five years.

    Katherine is married to University of Calgary professor Dr. Reed Ferber and together they have two young daughters Lucy and Lily. Women in leadership is a key passion of Katherine’s and she spends time speaking to and mentoring the next generation of female leaders in Canada.

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  • Jane Skoblo,  CPA, CITP, ICD.D (Independent Corporate Director)

    Jane Skoblo, CPA, CITP, ICD.D

    Independent Corporate Director


    Ms. Skoblo is an independent corporate director, with extensive financial services, payments, customer loyalty and digital and technology experience. Most currently, she was Vice President, Digital Operations at Rogers Communications, leading digital transformation for the company. Ms. Skoblo was previously CFO of AMEX Bank of Canada and has experience in the customer loyalty industry, having acted as CFO, Global Rewards for American Express (USA). Prior to that, she was CFO and COO of two start-ups - myNext Mortgage Company and Mortgage Architects Inc.

    Ms. Skoblo currently sits on the board of Allstate Canada Group, a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Allstate Corporation (USA) and Points International Ltd. She also sits on the board of and chairs the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee for federal not-for-profit New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO), focusing on ensuring Canadian researchers have the tools, services and infrastructure they need to support leading-edge scientific research, innovation and advancement. Ms. Skoblo was previously a board member of AMEX Bank of Canada and Advisory Board member at the University of Waterloo School of Accounting and Finance.

    Ms. Skoblo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business. She has also holds CPA designation, as well as CITP designation from AICPA and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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  • Pamela Steer, FCA, FCPA, CFA (Former Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at Payments Canada)

    Pamela Steer, FCA, FCPA, CFA

    Former Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at Payments Canada


    Pamela sits on the board of Michael Garron Hospital, and is a member of the City of Toronto’s Investment Board. She sits on the Advisory Boards of the Institute of Sustainable Finance, the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance as well as CFA Society of Toronto where she is also a Past Chair of the Board. In addition, she was appointed to the global advisory council for the Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) under The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation, and is a founding member of the Canadian chapter of the A4S CFO Leadership Network.

    Pamela Steer was most recently Chief Financial and Corporate Strategy Officer at Payments Canada. As a member of the executive management team, Pamela was responsible for finance, people, communications , industry and government relations as well as overseeing the financial and corporate planning functions of the organization

    Pamela joined Payments Canada from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), one of the largest insurance organizations in North America, where she was the CFO and Head of Finance and Employer Services.

    Pamela holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo, is a CPA Fellow, is accredited as a Chartered Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Business Valuator designations. In 2019, Pamela was awarded Canada’s CFO of the Year.

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