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Program

Schedule of Events

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Keynotes

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K1 (English)
The Fallacy of Impossible
Mick Ebling | Tech Entrepreneur, CEO Not Impossible
K2 (English)
Digital Innovation: Disruption in the Digital Age
Lital Marom | Corporate Innovator & Digital Transformation Expert
K3 (English)
The Power of Challenge: How to Overcome Obstacles, Improve Health & Enhance Resilience
Dr. Greg Wells | Health & Performance Expert | Physiologist |Bestselling Author
K4 (English)
Future Gov
Alex Benay | Deputy Minister at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the Chief Information Officer of Canada
K5 (English)
The Future of A.I. and Business
Adam Cheyer | Co-Founder and VP Engineering of Siri and Viv Labs
K6 (English)
The Mind of The Leader : How to Lead Yourself, Your People, & Your Organization for Extraordinary Results
Jacqueline Carter | Leadership & Mindfulness Expert

Seminars

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S1 (English)
A Cloud for Global Good: Trusted, Responsible & Inclusive
Kevin Peesker| President, Microsoft Canada

S2 (English)
An Excursion in Interactive Analytics: Shared Services Canada’s journey to a data driven approach
Gilles Dufour | Director General, Business Planning and Client Support, Shared Services Canada (SSC)
Liz McKeown | Chief Information Officer & Departmental Security Officer, Shared Services Canada (SSC)
Suzanne Monette | Director of the Enterprise and Information Management Division, Shared Services Canada (SSC)
David Pyman | Acting Senior Director, Service Strategy, Analytics and Benchmarking, Shared Services Canada (SSC)

S3 (English)
Health as your Competitive Edge for Leadership and Peak Performance
Michelle Cederberg | President, Work-Life Energy Group

S4 (English)
Tell us Once for Business Registration
Nicholas Eisner| Senior Consultant, Systemscope
Stephen Karam | Partner, Systemscope

S5 (English)
Improving Government Services in the Digital Age
Teresa D’Andrea | Director Digital Enterprise Exchange, Office of the Chief Information Officer of Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat

S6 (English)
Stand up and Speak OUT: How to Communicate Your Confidence and Elevate Your Presence
Carol Schulte | Speaker, Founder, Living BIG

S7 (English)
We Are in The Technology Stone Age: Are You Ready For Disruption?
Hugues Belanger | General Manager, TELUS

S8 (English)
Alexa is Stealing Your Job!
Rhonda Scharf | CSP, HoF, ON THE RIGHT TRACK – Training & Consulting Inc.

S9 (English)
Provision a Cloud Innovation Lab Using Public Cloud Offerings
Jason Vriends | IT Senior Specialist, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Anik Egan | IT Senior Specialist, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

S10 (English)
The Next Wave: Generation Z – Are you Ready?
Nicole Miller | Assistant Director, Learning and Professional Development, University of Ottawa

S11 (English)
International Panel Discussion – Digital Crossroads
Maria Gabriela Ayala (Ecuador) | Director of Simplification of Procedures and Service Delivery, General Secretariat of the Presidency of Ecuador
Yih-Jeou Wang | Danish Permanent Representative to the EU
Sarah Paquet (Canada) | Executive Vice President, Shared Services Canada (SSC)
Peter Littlefield (Moderator) (Canada) | Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

S12 (English)
The Art of the Practical: Making AI Real
Tara Holland | Sr. Manager, Public Sector Solutions Specialist, SAS

S13 (English)
Agile Adoption or Transformation: How To Know What Is Right For You?
Chris Juryn | Director of Consulting Services – Agile Practice Lead, CGI

S14 (English)
Transport Canada’s Hub: Promoting Innovation & Guiding Change
Grahame Rivers | Director, Digital Services Enablement, Transport Canada (TC)

S15 (English)
The Bots Are Here: Are You Ready?
Paul Macmillan | Strategy & Operations Consulting Leader, Deloitte Canada Strategy & Operations Consulting Leader, Deloitte Canada

S16 (English)
IM/IT Yin and Yang
Liseanne Cadieux, Head, Knowledge and Information Management, Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) and Doctoral Student
Helen Mitronikas | Manager, Information Management Business Solutions, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

S17 (English)
Public Speaking Can Be Learned & Fun
Julie Blais Comeau | Chief Etiquette Officer, Etiquettejulie.com

S18 (English)
Think Better Live Better
Marc and Angel Chernoff | Professional Coaches, Marc and Angel Hack Life

S19 (English)
Gartner’s Scenarios For The Future of IT
Chris Howard | Vice President, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

S20 (English)
Embracing Change Using a Start-up Mentality
Megan Martin | Account Manager, Iversoft

S21 (English)
Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour (Part 2)
Judy Croon | Comedian / Motivational Speaker

S22 (French)
La Gestion du Changement: Catalyseur Pour de Meilleurs Résultats
Pierrette Desrosiers | Psychologue du travail, conférencière et formatrice, Pierrette Desrosiers Psycoaching

S23 (English)
Accelerating Digital Transformations and Asset Identification
Shawn Cruise (MC) | CEO, Oproma Inc.
Duncan Fraser | Partner, Noticia LLP
Dugald Topshee | Chief Information Officer, Justice Canada
Sylvain J. Richard | Director, Information Management and Collaboration Systems, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

S24 (English)
Migrating to Cloud Native Applications: City of Ottawa Case Study
Tim Pinet | Project Manager – Web, Applications Management, City of Ottawa
Chris Carty | Intermediate Systems Dev/Integrator, City of Ottawa
Susan Pay | Sr Systems Developer/Integrator, City of Ottawa

S25 (English)
The People Skills That Matter Most in Driving More Actions From Data Analytics
Cinny Little | Senior Analyst, Forrester

S26 (English)
AI for Mental Health and Wellness in Canada
Colleen McDowell | Associate Partner, Global Cognitive and Analytics, IBM Global Business Services, IBM

S27 (English)
Building Digital Skills and Mindsets: Canada’s Digital Academy
Chris Allison | Director General of Digital Services, Canada’s Digital Academy

S28 (English)
Yes the Digital Landscape is Changing: How are YOU going to talk about it in a way that is relevant to your audience?
Suzannah Baum | Chief Presentation Officer, Ideal Communications


Workshops

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W1 (English)
Innovating Through Design Thinking
Nilufer Erdebil | P.Eng, MBA, PMP ,Founder, Spring2Innovation

W2 (English and French)
Are you EQIT-ed? Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Communication for IT Professionals
Glynis E. Devine | Speaker, Emcee & Consultant, Squeeze the Day!


Mentoring

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M1 (English)
Speed Mentoring
Lise Arnett | Vice President, Consulting Expert, CGI
Marc Brouillard | Chief Technology Officer, Treasury Board of Canada (TBS)
Francois Dicaire | Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Tammy Labelle | Chief Information Officer, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Peter Littlefield | Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer, Employment and Skills Development Canada (ESDC)
Louise Youdale | Chief Information Officer and Director General, Information Management & Technology, Canadian Nuclear Safety Canada (CNSC)

M2 (English)
Speed Mentoring
Lise Arnett | Vice President, Consulting Expert, CGI
Marc Brouillard | Chief Technology Officer, Treasury Board of Canada (TBS)
Vicki Iverson | Chief Technology Officer, Iversoft
Peter Green | National Sales Director, Federal Public Service, Telus Communications Company
Tammy Labelle | Chief Information Officer, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Liz McKeown | Chief Information Officer and Departmental Security Officer, Shared Services Canada (SSC)

M3 (English)
Speed Mentoring
Francois Dicaire | Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Barry Doucette | CEO/Owner, Orangutech
Angus Howieson | Chief Technology Officer, Infrastructure Canada
Tammy Labelle | Chief Information Officer, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Paul Wagner | Chief Information Officer, National Research Council Canada (NRC)
Louise Youdale | Chief Information Officer and Director General, Information Management & Technology, Canadian Nuclear Safety Canada (CNSC)


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