Health Infrastructure – Canada

Healthcare Infrastructure Conference

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Chelsea Hotel Toronto | 8am ET

Event Overview

Digital and technology applications for a more sustainable, integrated and patient-centric healthcare system

To create a more prepared Canadian Healthcare system, officials must prioritize longevity, resilience, data protection and seamless digital operations. Redesigning and upgrading your health infrastructure to adapt and leverage innovative technology is an ongoing journey that requires continuous improvement and cross-departmental collaboration. To better support the healthcare provider and patients, opportunities must be identified to leverage technology to evolve with the digital landscape with the goal to enhance delivery, accessibility and efficiency of healthcare services.

The Healthcare Infrastructure Conference, will provide opportunities to hear from key leaders in Canadian Healthcare as they share their journeys to successfully implementing digital and smart solutions throughout their healthcare organizations. Let’s embrace innovation and digitalization of healthcare services – Together, we can work towards a future-proofed Canadian Healthcare System for all.

Benefits of Attending

Network and benchmark with your peers to learn how to digitally transform your healthcare organization to create a connected digital healthcare infrastructure

Join this exclusive in-person event to discuss strategies, solutions and best practice with 20+ public sector health leaders

Engage in live and interactive Q&A panel sessions to unlock how to drive value from healthcare data and improve patient centricity

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Dr. Adam Kassam Faculty Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto & Immediate Past President , Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

Dr. Adam Kassam
Faculty Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto & Immediate Past President , Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

Duska Kennedy Chief Digital Officer North York General Hospital

Duska Kennedy
Chief Digital Officer
North York General Hospital

Sacha Bhatia
Population Health and Value Based Care Executive
Ontario Health

Jeff Curtis DBA, MBA, MSc, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, CISM, Chief Privacy Officer, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Jeff Curtis
Chief Privacy Officer
Sunnybrook Hospital

Alexandre Bourque
Director and Product Lead, Digital Product Management, VaccineConnect, Digital Transformation Branch
Health Canada

Dr. Payal Agarwal
Medical Director Virtual
Women’s College Hospital

James Schembri
Scarborough Ontario Health Team

Dr. Carmine Simone
Vice President Medical Affairs
Michael Garron Hospital

Akanksha Rai
Customer Success Advocate
Smile CDR

Bonnie Scott
Regional Digital Lead and Director, Digital Transformation and Innovation
Ontario Health West

Sean Landicho

David Rauchwerger
Chief and Medical Director of the Emergency
Medicine Program and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program
Mackenzie Health

Cliff Harvey, Chief Planning Officer, Niagara Health

Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer
Niagara Health

Joanna Yang
Senior Director, Enterprise Architect
The Hospital for Sick Children

Ian McDermott, Executive Director, Planning & Integration, FM-PRO, UHN Connected Care & Altum Health

Ian McDermott
Executive Director, Planning & Integration, FM-PRO
Connected Care & Altum Health

Andriana Lukich, Director Digital Solutions, St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Andriana Lukich
Director, Digital Solutions
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Alexis Villa
Senior Program Director
UHN Connected Care & Altum Health

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Mehdi Somji
Director, Innovation & Partnerships
Trillium Health Partners

John Kurvink
Vice-President Performance & Financial Strategy, CFO/CIO
Grey Bruce Health Services

Nader Soltani
Sectra Canada Inc. 

Todd Wilson
Chief Strategist
Red Hat

Scott King
Senior Sales Manager, Enterprise Vertical Lead – Healthcare & Education
Samsung Electronics Canada

Lyn Baluyot
President & CEO
TransForm Shared Services Organization 

Dan Brown
Chief Technology Officer
AGFA HealthCare

Dawn Potter
Healthcare Sales, Canada
SailPoint Canada

David Troy
National Business Development Manager: Ovid Synthesis
Wolters Kluwer

Nathan Bluvol
Business Leader, Enterprise Diagnostic Informatics
Philips Canada

Dr. Madhu Natarajan
Director, Hamilton-Niagara Integrated Heart Investigation Unit | Professor of Medicine
Hamilton Health Sciences, Niagara Health System | McMaster University

Kat Higgins
Enterprise Transformation Specialist
Red Hat

John Marshman
Vice President Capital, Facilities and Business Development
Southlake Regional Health Centre

Dr. Indra Joshi
Health, Research & AI

Peter Jones
Healthcare Industry Lead

Aviviere Telang
Global Strategist & Digital
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Nick Gnidziejko
Manager, Digital Solutions (Hub)
Canadian Institute for
Health Information

Elizabeth Keller
Business Development
Executive, Public Sector,

Angela Tibando
Digital Excellence in Health Executive
Ontario Health 

James Agnew
Head Geek and CTO
Smile CDR

Key Sessions

The Public Sector Innovation Series feature the latest initiatives throughout Canada and share insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and fireside chats. To provide additional perspective – concurrent tracks will address more specific topics and challenges in the worlds of technology, people, data & process faced by public sector leaders today.

Keynote SessionsPanel SessionsSmart Health Facilities TrackDigital Health Infrastructure Track

Ministerial Address:

The Evolution of Canadian Healthcare Infrastructure

International Government Keynote:

The Future of Health Infrastructure – How COVID and Digital Transformation Have Redefined Priorities and Possibilities

Sacha Bhatia, Population Health and Value Based Care Executive, Ontario Health

Keynote Session:

The Pandemic Years in Review – How Can We Create a More Prepared Canadian Health System

Ted Scott, Vice President Research and Chief Innovation Officer, Hamilton Health Sciences

Fireside Chat:

High-impact Digital Strategies to Improve Patient and Provider Experiences

Angela Tibando, Digital Excellence in Health Executive, Ontario Health

Alexandre Bourque, Director and Product Lead, Digital Product Management, VaccineConnect, Digital Transformation Branch, Health Canada

Partner Session:

Technology & Innovation: Driving Success Through Partnership

Nathan Bluvol, Business Leader, Enterprise Diagnostic Informatics, Philips Canada

Partner Session:

Setting Your Project up for Success: Examining the Importance of Relationships During Complex Projects

Fast-Tracking Post-Pandemic Recovery – How Must Health Infrastructure Evolve for High Impact Health Outcomes?

  • Understanding the needs of the community
  • Incorporating community voice in infrastructure design and development

Dr. Adam Kassam, Faculty Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto & Immediate Past President, Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

Eric Sutherland, Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy, Public Health Agency of Canada

Dr. Payal Agarwal, Medical Director Virtual, Women’s College Hospital

Innovation by Necessity vs. Innovation by Strategy: Shifting Gears to Build a Sustainable Approach to Healthcare

  • Defining the pillars for innovation: Demonstrate, evaluate, scale and sustain
  • Rethinking approaches to innovation to evolve in-sync with the patients, clients, and customers
  • Key learnings: The importance of the ‘test, fail, redo’ cycle
  • Identifying new opportunities for improvement in healthcare
  • Setting up for Success: How to create innovation by strategy within a governance structure

Mehdi Somji, Director, Innovation & Partnerships, Trillium Health Partners

Bonnie Scott, Regional Digital Lead and Director, Digital Transformation and Innovation, Ontario Health West

James Schembri, Director, Scarborough Ontario Health Team

Welcome from the Track Chair:

Smart Hospitals: Future-Proofing Canada’s Facilities for
Flexibility, Sustainability, Patient Centricity and Care Excellence

Government Keynote

Improving Alignment Between Health Infrastructure and
Integrated Services Planning

Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer, Niagara Health

Government Keynote

Project to Operations: Creating Sustainability and Embedding it into the DNA

Lyn Baluyot

President & CEO, TransForm Shared Services Organization 

Partner Session

A Place to Heal – Creating Intelligent Environments to Support Patient Recovery

Partner Session

Smart Answers to Hospital Pressures – Improving Treatment, Efficiency and Outcomes Through Technology and Innovation

Panel Session

Smart Solutions for the New Normal

Hospitals must excel in the new normal, and digitalization is key. It will revolutionize the human experience, minimize exposure to risks and change both financial and operational aspects too.

  • Addressing climate change for sustainable healthcare
  • Given our current stage along the technology maturity journey, what opportunities exist to personalize, simplify, automate and streamline services to create value now, as well as in the future?
  • Inclusive design experience – How can we co-create successful outcomes with patients, caregivers, employees and community partners
  • Big picture vs business of today – How do we work towards our vision of a smart hospital whilst juggling the daily demands of running a facility

Ian McDermott
Executive Director, Planning & Integration, FM-PRO, University Health Network

Joanna Yang, Senior Director, Enterprise Architect, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Carmine Simone, Vice President Medical Affairs, Michael Garron Hospital

Welcome from the track chair:

Improving Clinical Governance, Operational Efficiencies and Patient Outcomes through an Integrated Digital Healthcare Strategy

Todd Wilson
Chief Strategist,
Red Hat

Government Keynote:

Enabling the Digital Patient: Patient Engagement Enabling Better Care Accessibility through Digital Health Innovationility through Digital Health Innovation

Duska Kennedy
Chief Digital Officer, North York General Hospital

Government Keynote:

Accelerating Transformation in Healthcare – Enabling Shifts to Predictive, Preventative, Personalized and Participatory Care

David Rauchwerger
Chief and Medical Director of the Emergency Medicine Program and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program, Mackenzie Health

Partner Session

Beyond the Walls of a Traditional Health Facility – Augmenting Capabilities to Deliver Care with Cloud-Based Enterprise Imaging

Nader Soltani President Sectra Canada Inc. 

Partner Session

Intelligent Use of Healthcare Data to Improve Patient
Experience, Clinical Governance and Care Outcomes

Panel Discussion

Advancing Health in the Modern World: Where do we go next?

  • Moving beyond patient medical records implementation to system value creation
  • Navigating through the flooded digital health tools ecosystem for optimal patient outcomes
  • Taking steps to integrate tools into the health system for a more connected system
  • Making digital adoption more manageable for the patient, and care providers
  • Sustainably scaling telehealth and new models of virtual care

Jeff Curtis, Chief Privacy Officer, Sunnybrook Hospital

Andriana Lukich, Director, Digital Solutions, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Alexis Villa, Senior Program Director, UHN Connected Care & Altum Health

View the agenda for the full speaker lineup, sessions and event timeline

Your Registrations

Virtual Presentations

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


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology

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


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

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Toronto, Ontario

Chelsea Hotel Toronto
33 Gerrard Street West Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4 Canada

Keeping You Safe

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically. In addition, we will be working closely with the venue to ensure precautionary measures are in place.

What Your Peers Had to Say

This was my first conference. I was very impressed by how much content was fit into this forum
Alberta Health Sciences

I really appreciated the experts from such a broad spectrum of Public Sector Health Services across the country. The presentations had depth as well as breadth.
Sault Area Hospital

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