Public Sector Innovation Show Saskatchewan

Monday, June 27, 2022
Delta Hotel Regina | 8:30 am CT

Event Overview

Over the past few years, the public sector has fast-tracked the adoption of a digital-first mindset. The need to innovate the public service has been of growing importance as staying the same is no longer an option. Innovation has become the new normal and with the landscape continually shifting, public sector leaders must keep up with the speed of change.

Innovation is not just about leveraging technology, organizations are now collaborating and involving industry partners in the design of processes by actively soliciting ideas, gathering feedback, and co-creating better public service solutions.

When we work together with organizations and experts across a wide range of departments, we can turn ideas into real solutions and make them available for citizens. For the Saskatchewan public sector, this opens the door to reimagine a future in which all citizens have access to the benefits and opportunities of the digital economy. How can public sector leaders continue the transformation momentum and build a culture that is forward thinking and innovative?

The Public Sector Innovation Show is designed to provide inspiration, tools, and information for public sector leaders in Saskatchewan to drive overall growth in their departments and the province. This event is for the community to meet each other in the context of quality conversations from some of the leading innovative ‘doers’ in the region.

Benefits of Attending

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

Learn how to seize opportunities to enhance integration across departments and agencies to deliver shared outcomes

Discuss how to employ emerging technologies to enable fast, progressive, safe, and efficient operations

Explore ways to create an autonomous and trusting environment to promote innovative thinking within an organization

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Kathryn Pollack

Kathryn Pollack
Chief Procurement Officer
Government of Saskatchewan

Nathan Wilson Director of Innovation & Collaboration - Business Solutions Sasktel

Nathan Wilson
Director of Innovation & Collaboration – Business Solutions

Tamara Therrien
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Saskatchewan Government Insurance

Brianna Verhelst
Executive Director – Office of Planning, Performance & Improvement, Ministry of Finance 
Government of Saskatchewan

Councillor Shanon Zachidniak
Councillor, Ward 8
City of Regina

Dr Diane Gutiw
Vice President, Analytics and AI

Michael Switzer
Senior Vice President, Consulting Services, Saskatchewan

Eric Van Iersel
VP –  SAP SuccessFactors

Simon Weng, Senior Mobile Transformation Consultant, Samsung

Simon Weng
Senior Mobile Transformation Consultant

Robert Falzon, Head of Engineering, Office of the CTO, Check Point

Robert Falzon
Head of Engineering, Office of the CTO

Tom Leung
Solution Sales Executive, Employee Workflows 

Steven Kandborg
Solution Sales Executive, Creator & ERP Workflows

Dom Amyotte
Regional Sales Manager

George Nazarey
Regional Sales Engineer

Key Sessions

Government Case StudyFireside ChatRoundtable DiscussionsPanel DiscussionGOLD SpotlightPlatinum KeynoteGOLD Spotlight

Government Case Study:

Enhancing Citizen Experience with Cross-Agency Collaboration

Nathan Wilson, Director of Innovation & Collaboration – Business Solutions, Sasktel

Fireside Chat:

Driving Innovation and Building on our Modernization Progress

Brianna Verhelst, Executive Director – Office of Planning, Performance & Improvement, Ministry of Finance, Government of Saskatchewan

Roundtable 1:

Innovative Public Service Ideas to Engage and Serve Citizens and the Workforce.  If You Build It, They Will Come.

Steve Kandborg, Solution Sales Executive, Creator & ERP Workflows, ServiceNow

Roundtable 2:

Personalizing Digital Experiences to Engage and Empower Citizens

Robert Falzon, Head of Engineering, Office of the CTO, Check Point

Roundtable 3:

Harnessing Industry 4.0 Technologies to Support Collaboration and Innovation

Simon Weng, Senior Mobile Transformation Consultant, Samsung

Roundtable 4:

Protecting Your Digital Assets: Key Strategies to Defend Against Modern Cyber Attack

Dom Amyotte, Regional Sales Manager, CrowdStrike
George Nazarey, Regional Sales Engineer, CrowdStrike

Roundtable 5:

Boosting Digital Transformation Efforts by building a Data-driven culture

Eric Van Iersel, VP – SAP SuccessFactors, SAP

Panel Discussion:
Driving Public Service Transformation Strategies by Aligning People, Process and Culture

  • What are the key trends driving transformation strategies within Saskatchewan’s public service?
  • How to embed the right organizational culture to ensure seamless transformation?
  • How can leaders play a key role to build or support a culture of continuous innovation and improvement?
  • What are the common challenges and barriers to enterprise-wide transformation? How do we ensure that all the functions are on a symbiotic transformation journey?
  • How can organizations work towards breaking down silos and co-developing digital transformation strategies for bigger wins?
  • What tips would you to like to share with those looking to sustain and grow their transformation efforts beyond Covid?

Kathryn Pollack, Chief Procurement Officer, Government of Saskatchewa
Tamara Therrien, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Christa Ross, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Immigration and Career Training
Simon Weng, Senior Mobile Transformation Consultant, Samsung
Moderator: Michael Switzer, Senior Vice President, Consulting Services, Saskatchewan, CGI

Upskilling and Reskilling for a Future-Fit Public Service

Eric Van Iersel, VP –  SAP SuccessFactors, SAP

Putting people at the heart of public-sector transformations

Tom Leung, Solution Sales Executive, Employee Workflows, ServiceNow

Mobile Security – The Hackers Next Frontier

Robert Falzon, Head of Engineering, Office of the CTO, Check Point

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

Your Registration

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 Solutions

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

Delta Hotel Regina

1919 Saskatchewan Drive,
Regina, Sasktachewan, S4P 4H2

Monday, June 27, 2022

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

“Very well organized, it was smooth. That requires a lot of work and many people working in the background. Congrats, good job!”
Employment and Social Development Canada

“Some amazing work is being done and some great advancements have been initiated by the federal government agencies!”
Canada Border Services Agency

“The presenters and the panelists provided very relevant and insightful information.”
City of Leduc

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