Roadshow 2023: IT and Innovation – Canada

IT and Innovation
Roadshow

March 1 – 16 2023
MB | ON | AB | BC

Event Overview

Building an effective framework for Innovation & IT in Government

Relentless and disruptive are synonymous with today’s digital landscape. Governments are challenged to anticipate, adapt, and keep pace in a rapidly changing environment. Citizen expectations are also changing; they want to use the latest digital technology to receive the services they need, when and where they need them on any device. To meet these shifting demands, the public sector must leverage IT to facilitate accessibility, enhance productivity and increase internal collaboration to deliver the essential services citizens rely on. 

The multi-city, IT & Innovation Roadshow, will travel coast to coast from March 1st to March 16th, 2023. This event is packed with practical case study sessions, interactive panels, and round table discussions to help you design a blueprint to harness IT technologies to optimize service delivery and citizen outcomes. This series will also feature drill-down roundtables, allowing you to delve into the array of platforms and technological solutions available to help you sift and separate the technologies and tools most relevant to your department and digital journey. 

At the IT & Innovation Roadshow hear first-hand about what your future tech stack should look like, the emerging tech trends and strategies that are being used to bridge the digital divide and get insights into industry best practices. Also, take advantage of practical advice on how to move to, secure, and optimize cloud services. What steps should you be taking to modernize legacy processes to adapt and meet citizen expectations? More critically, what is being done to attract and retain expertise and talent which is vital to keep pace with rapid change and the ongoing modernization of government services?  

Innovation & IT Roadshow will delve into these questions and more. Join us to debate and compare innovative strategies and technologies to leverage IT to increase productivity and drive citizen-first processes! 

Benefits of Attending

Hear how innovative digital strategies and processes are transforming government services and helping to deliver positive outcomes to citizens 

Increase organizational efficiency and facilitate innovation through modern IT frameworks and technologies  

Understand how emerging technological augmentations and interventions can reduce digital health connectivity variations within the departments and provinces


Your Inspiring Speakers

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Faisal Shibley
Director, Business Support Services, Corporate Services
Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning 

Louie Orbeta Manager, Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Winnipeg Airports Authority

Louie Orbeta
Manager, Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure
Winnipeg Airports Authority

Sandra Hodzic, Director of Strategic Innovation and Design, Finance and Treasury Board, Government of New Brunswick

Sandra Hodzic
Director of Strategic Innovation and Design
Finance and Treasury Board, Government of New Brunswick 

Dafna Carr
Associate Deputy Minister, Service Ontario
Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery 

Alex Coleman, Chief Information Officer/Assistant Deputy Minister Children, Youth and Social Services I+IT Cluster (CYSSC), Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Alex Coleman
Chief Information Officer/Assistant Deputy Minister Children, Youth and Social Services I+IT Cluster (CYSSC)
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services 


John Roberts
Chief Privacy Officer / Archivist of Ontario
Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery

Uma Gopinath
Chief Information Officer
Metrolinx 


Kalyan Chakravarthy

Kalyan Chakravarthy
Chief Information Officer
Durham Region 

Manish Agrawal
Chief Information Officer / Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery 

Marwan Afara
Director, Information Technology & Business Optimization
iGaming Ontario

Gloria Er-Chua, Director, Policy & Digital Enterprise, Ontario Digital Service

Gloria Er-Chua
Director, Policy & Digital Enterprise
Ontario Digital Service 

Mandeep Flora
Director, Data Strategy and Solutions Platform, Business Intelligence and Practice Division
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Paul N. Wagner
Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy & Transformation 
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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Philippe Johnston
Chief Information Officer
National Research Council of Canada 


Natalie Verdon, Director, IT Business Line Advisory Services, Health Canada

Natalie Verdon
Director, IT Business Line Advisory Services
Health Canada

Paul faucher Director, Enterprise Services and Digital Engagement Director Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Paul Faucher
Director, Enterprise Services and Digital Engagement Director
Office of the Auditor General of Canada 


Nadine Clément, Senior Director, Application & Software Procurement Directorate, Business and Technology Solutions Sector (BTSS), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Nadine Clément
Senior Director, Application & Software Procurement Directorate, Business and Technology Solutions Sector (BTSS)
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Sean Stricker
Director, Digital Transformation
Canada Energy Regulator  

Katrina Ingam
Advisor, Data Analytics & AI Ethics
City of Edmonton


Penny Rae
Chief Information Officer
Alberta Health Services 

Tamreen Arif
Senior Policy Advisor
Canadian Digital Service 



Genevieve Lambert
Chief Digital Officer, Office of Chief Information Officer
Government of British Columbia  

Mike Palmer
Chief Information Officer, Information Technology
City of Victoria  


Karen Stewart
Chief Information Officer
City of Maple Ridge 

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Jazz Pabla
Director, Information Services
City of Kelowna 


DON OSTERGARD Chief Information Officer Royal Roads University

Don Ostergard
Chief Information Officer
Royal Roads University  

Olena Mitovska
Product Director of Private Cloud as a Service Platform
BC Provincial Government


Key Sessions

Government KeynoteGovernment KeynotePanel DiscussionRoundtable Discussion

Emerging Technology Trends & Strategies 

  • What should a future-facing Tech Stack look like?  
  • Industry best practices – what’s working, what’s not?  
  • Designing a roadmap to bridge the digital divide 

Building Your Cloud Security Strategy

  • Exploring the pillars of cloud security enablement  
  • Incorporating security into your cloud operationalization framework  
  • Practical tips for protecting your data in the cloud 

Moving Forward with Cloud: Challenges, Best Practice 

  • Creating a checklist for success: key factors and action items to help you prepare  
  • Leveraging experimentation to learn from successes and failures  
  • Mitigating risks and disruptions, including downtime during the migration, data protection and loss recovery  
  • How to efficiently secure cloud services? 
  • Exploring ways to optimize cloud  

Roundtable 1: Modernizing IT Architectures for Seamless Service Delivery 

Roundtable 2:   What can Cloud do for You? Leveraging Cloud to Meet Your Innovation Needs! 

Roundtable 3: Revolutionizing Public Sector Services: Capturing the Value of the Building a Robust Digital Foundation 

Roundtable 4: Automating CX Processes and Enabling Self Service 


Your Registration

Live Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


Networking

An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks


Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


On-Demand

Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had To Say

The Innovation Show surpassed my expectations. It was a very informal, relaxed environment with solid diversity and inclusion along with real-life relatable topics and information. I highly recommend attending in the future.

Nova Scotia Health

Positive, lots of amazing information to make us think and talk better about digital. The event changes (in a very good way) my view about digital and its necessity in the public sector.

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada

Very engaging presenters. Well organized; well facilitated. Great mix of presenters from various sectors. Well done!

Employment and Social Development Canada

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