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Schedule of Events

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Salim Ismael K1 (English)
Exponential Organizations
Salim Ismael | Founder ExO | Bestselling Author
K2 (English)
George Blankenship K3 (English)
The Culture of Customer Experience
George Blankenship | Former Vice President, Tesla
Dr. Shimi Kang K4 (English)
Navigating Opposing Realities: 21st Century Stress and Innovation
Dr. Shimi Kang | Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician |Bestselling Author | Global Social Entrepreneur
K5 (English)
Hayley Wickenheiser K6 (English)
The Olympic Experience
Hayley Wickenheiser | Olympic Gold Medalist | Canadian Women’s Hockey Team | Author


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S1 (English)
Scale Learning for Yourself, Your Team, Your Organization and Beyond
Andrew Barrett, PhD | Learning Platform Lead, Shopify

S2 (English)
Opening of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station
Louis-Paul Normand | Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Shared Services Canada (SSC)

S3 (English)
Public – Private – Community – Hybrid Clouds: What, Why and When?
Steven Woodward | CEO, Cloud Perspectives

S4 (English)

S5 (English)
Designing for All – Inclusion, Accessibility and Why it Matters
Ricardo Wagner | Accessibility Lead, Microsoft

S6 (English)
How Do We Secure our Personal Data in the Cloud?
Gleb Otochkin | Senior Cloud Architect, Eclipsys Solutions Inc.

S7 (English)
The Mindfulness Advantage: Avoiding Burnout
Trish Tutton | Speaker and Mindfulness Expert

S8 (English)
Success Factors for Managing Large Government Projects
Andree Theriault | Former Acting Director General, Individual Returns Directorate, Information Technology Branch, Canada Revenue Agency

S9 (English)
Demystifying the Journey of AI and Hyperautomation
Frances Karamouzis | Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

S10 (English)
Office365 at the City of Ottawa: The Journey from Deployment to Adoption
Shannon Kenney | Program Manager Solutions Delivery, City of Ottawa
Lee Farrell | Manager of Frontline Services, City of Ottawa
Chad Yach | Solutions Project Manager for Office 365, City of Ottawa

S11 (English)
Beyond the Usual Suspects: Springboards to Unleash Your Teams Creativity & Tap Into Their Next Innovation
Kristin Arnold | Expert Panel Moderator and Professional Meeting Facilitator, Gateway Leadership Inc.

S12 (English)
Mental health: Breaking the Silence Through Supportive Conversations
Bev Beurermann-King | Resiliency, Stress and Wellness Speaker and Strategist, Work Smart Live Smart – R ‘n’ B Consulting Corp.

S13 (English)
Application Development in a Hybrid Environment
Ian Ives | Senior Lead, Deloitte

S14 (English)
Skills for Tomorrow: Building Digital Capacity in the Federal Government
Dr. Sandra Toze | Assistant Professor and the Director of the School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

S15 (English)
The TED Effect: Enhancing Effective Communication Skills
Teri Kingston | Certified World Class Speaking Coach and TEDx Speaker coach, Real Impact Speaking

S16 (English)
The Positive Effect of Introducing AI Based Forecasting and Scheduling in Government Call Centers
Paul Kasanda | CEO, L3 Prime Inc.

S17 (English)
Learn the 5 Step Playbook for Storytelling That Drives Actions from Data and Insights
Cinny Little | Principal Analyst, Forrester

S18 (English)
Managing Cyber Risks in the Public Sector
Richard Rambaran | Data Protection Security Advisor, Dell EMC

S19 (English)
International Panel Discussion

S20 (English)
Leading the Shift to a Coaching Culture
Denis Lévesque | President, Speaker and Coach, Solutions OptiGestion

S21 (English)
The 3 R’s for Adopting AI
Michel Tourigny | Head of Canada, InfoSys Public Services

S22 (French)
Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour (Part 3)
Judy Croon | Comedian / Motivational Speaker

S23 (English)
Artificial Intelligence for Federal Government IM Initiatives
Daniel Sanscartier | Chief Technology Officer, Orangutech

S24 (English)
Fast Track Innovations in Artificial Intelligence by Harnessing the Power of Data De-Identification
Marc Labonte | Senior Manager, Data Dynamics and AI, MNP LLP

S25 (English)

S26 (English)

S27 (English)
Agile, DevOps and the Cloud: Complementary Concepts
Ross Button | Vice President, Consulting, CGI

S28 (English)
Creating an Accessible Public Service
Shannon Archibald | Chief Information Officer & Departmental Security Officer, Shared Services Canada (SSC)

S29 (English)
Get Your BRÃV On! Show Up more Powerfully & Get Noticed as the Leader You Are
Carol Schulte | International Speaker and Founder, The BRÃV Institute

S30 (Français)


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W1 (English)
So, you want to be a Data Scientist?
Tara Holland | Senior Manager Canadian Public Sector, SAS Canada
Sabrina Mancini | Customer Advisory Associate, Canadian Government, SAS Canada


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