Program 2021

As part of our commitment to inclusion and accessibility, DPI is pleased to announce that closed captioning in both English and French will be made available for all PDW2021 sessions.

Schedule of Events

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PDW 2021 Keynotes

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Ziya Tong

K1 (English)
What Are Our Blind Spots?

Ziya Tong | Author of The Reality Bubble | Award-Winning Broadcaster

Dr. Shimi Kang

K2 (English)
Navigating Opposing Realities: 21st Century Stress and Innovation
Dr. Shimi Kang | Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Bestselling Author | Global Social Entrepreneur

PDW 2021 Seminars

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Ricardo Wagner

S1 (English)
Designing for All – Inclusion, Accessibility and Why it Matters
Ricardo Wagner | Accessibility Lead, Microsoft Canada

Paul Glover

S2 (English)
Flexibility and Risk in the Face of Crisis
Paul Glover | President, Shared Services Canada (SSC)

Trish Tutton

S3 (English)
The Mindfulness Advantage: Avoiding Burnout
Trish Tutton | Speaker & Mindfulness Expert

Mark Eldridge

S4 (English)
Change Management in Uncertain Times
Mark Eldridge | President, Mark R Eldridge and Associates Inc. | Lead Change Management Instructor, Algonquin College

S5 (English)
Enabling Digital Transformation across the Government of Canada

Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner | Acting Chief Technology Officer for the Government of Canada (Moderator)

Jayson MacIntosh

Jayson McIntosh | Senior Technical Advisor, Digital Change, OCIO, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)

Robert Trottier

Robert Trottier | Acting Executive Director, Digital Policy, OCIO, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)

Teresa D'Andrea

Teresa D’ Andrea | Executive Director of Digital Enablement, OCIO, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)

Jody Lobb

Jody Lobb | Acting Executive Director, Enterprise Strategic Planning, OCIO, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)

S6 (English)
Executive Guide to Hyperautomation (inclusive of AI and Beyond)
Frances Karamouzis | Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

S7 (Français)
Créer et inspirer une culture de coaching
Denis Lévesque | Président, Conférencier et Coach, Solutions OptiGestion

Dr. Sandra Toze

S8 (English)
Skills for Tomorrow: Building Digital Capacity for the Federal Government
Dr. Sandra Toze | Assistant Professor & Director, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

The Web version of our program supersedes the printed material. Please note that the program is subject to change at any time in response to cancellations or additions. The program material is published in the language in which it will be presented.  The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of DPI. Download the Acrobat Reader

DPI focuses on providing high quality learning and networking opportunities,  as well as hosts an array of forums to consult and engage our various members in the IM/IT community. All of our events are put on by public sector professionals for public service professionals, and in the spirit of maintaining and fostering an environment of respect, integrity, inclusivity and excellence, we support and abide by the principles of the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector on all occasions.

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