Public Sector Innovation Show –

Atlantic

Delivering an Agile and Responsive Public Service 

May 22nd, 2024
Halifax Convention Centre, Halifax, NS

Event Partner:

200+

Registered attendees in 2023

31

inspiring speakers

6

Case studies

6

Round tables

Delivering an Agile and Responsive Public Service

The public sector in Atlantic Canada has been on a remarkable journey of innovation, continuously striving to provide improved services to its citizens. Yet, as individuals become accustomed to the convenience of digital tools in their everyday lives, the public sector faces the challenge of matching these experiences and, crucially, ensuring trust and security in service delivery. Our upcoming conference offers a dynamic platform where innovation, digital strategies, and the seamless integration of technology come together to redefine the landscape of the public sector.   

Join us to unlock the potential of tomorrow today. Secure your spot and become a catalyst for change, contributing to a more agile, responsive public sector that not only enhances the experience of your colleagues and employees but, most importantly, enriches the lives of the people in the Atlantic provinces. Together, we can shape a brighter future for all.  

2024 Recap

Our Past Speakers

Natasha Clarke
 Deputy Minister
 Nova Scotia Department of Cyber
Security & Digital Solutions

Natasha Clarke
Deputy Minister
Nova Scotia Department of Cyber
Security & Digital Solutions

Arlene Williams Associate Deputy Minister and Chief Digital Officer
Nova Scotia Department of Cyber
Security & Digital Solutions

Lee Burry
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services,
Department of Health 
Government of New Brunswick

Lee Burry
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services,
Department of Health
Government of New Brunswick

Christopher Clissold, CIO, Director General Information Technology/Information Management Administration and Privacy Division, Veterans Affairs Canada

Christopher Clissold
Chief Information Officer, Director General IT, IM Administration and Privacy
Department of Veterans Affairs

Scott McKenna, Chief Information Officer, Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada

Scott McKenna
Chief Information Officer
Nova Scotia Health Authority

Wendy MacDermott, Chief Experience Officer, Department of Social Development, Government of New Brunswick

Wendy MacDermott
Chief Experience Officer
Department of Social Development, Government of New Brunswick

Valerie Kelly
Director of Digital Transformation
Government of New Brunswick

Valerie Kelly
Director of Digital Transformation
Government of New Brunswick

Jennifer Guitard Executive Director (Acting), Corporate Services
Government of Nova Scotia

Gab Kelly
Acting Director, Human Centred Service Design Nova Scotia Department of Cyber
Security & Digital Solutions

Jill Casey, Executive Director, Health and Wellness, Government of Nova Scotia

Jill Casey
Executive Director, Data Management
Nova Scotia Department of Cyber
Security & Digital Solutions

Ameeta Vohra
Senior Digital Policy Advisor, Digital
Culture, Strategy & Performance
Nova Scotia Department of Cyber
Security & Digital Solutions

Christina 	Windsor	Executive Director – Strategic Communications & Marketing	Government of New Brunswick

Christina Winsor
Executive Director – Strategic Communications & Marketing
Government of New Brunswick

Dawn  	Stegen	Executive Director	Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate, Department of Justice

Dawn Stegen
Executive Director
Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate, Department of Justice

Rita	Orji	Canada Research Chair in Persuasive Technology, 	Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

Rita Orji
Canada Research Chair in Persuasive Technology
Faculty of Computer Science, 
Dalhousie University

Jen Young, Senior Product Manager, Digital Platform Services, Nova Scotia Department of Cyber Security & Digital Solutions

Clay Bates, Executive Director, Digital Practices and Technology, Nova Scotia Department of Cyber Security & Digital Solutions

Josh Weston, Director, Data Strategy, Cyber Security and Digital Solutions, Government of Nova Scotia

Greg Landry, Senior Project Executive, Strategic Foresight, Office of Planning and Priorities

Blake McNeil, Executive Director of Shared Analytics, Social Development, Government of New Brunswick

Jean Flynn, Executive Director, Digital Culture, Strategy & Performance, Cyber Security and Digital Solutions (CSDS), Government of Nova Scotia

Matt Spurway, Executive Director, GEO Nova Scotia

Jason Rideout, Program Executive, Cyber Security and Digital Solutions, Government of Nova Scotia

Dorothy Eng
Chief Executive Officer
Code for Canada

Gab Kelly, Acting Director, Human Centred Service Design, Cyber Security and Digital Solutions, Government of Nova Scotia

Kaylyn Brassington, Senior Service Designer, Human Centred Service Design, Cyber Security and Digital Solutions, Government of Nova Scotia

Lisa MacDonald, Senior User Researcher, Human Centred Service Design, Cyber Security and Digital Solutions, Government of Nova Scotia

Rachelle Dyer, Junior Service Designer, Human Centred Service Design, Cyber Security and Digital Solutions, Government of Nova Scotia

Meagan Harris, Team Lead, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Tracy Wood, Chief Digital and Operating Officer, Department of Finance, Government of Prince Edward Island

Steven Maynard, Managing Partner, Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, EY

John Munro, Partner, EY

Safia Rahemtulla, Risk Consulting, Provincial Government & Public Sector Risk Leader, EY

KYLE WIERKS Account Executive ThoughtExchange

Kyle Wierks, Senior Account Executive, Thought Exchange

Richard Herritt, Associate Partner, Healthcare Consulting Leader, Barrington Group 

Alkin Gorgun Senior SASE Leader, Canada Cloudflare

Alkin Gorgun, Head of Cloudflare One Canada, Cloudflare

Jonathan 	Benett	Director, Global Government Solutions	Adobe

Jonathan Benett
Chief, Global Government Solutions
Adobe

Katie Odegaard, Canada Public Sector Provincial Government Account Director, Adobe

Brett Tackaberry, Principal Architect, Google Cloud

Trevor Flynn, Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft

Hesham Fahmy, Chief Information Officer, Telus

Benefits of Attending

Engage with Visionaries

Connect with the trailblazers who are driving the evolution of digital transformation in the public sector. 

Immersive Learning

Immerse yourself in the forefront of innovation and modernization through dynamic, interactive roundtable sessions. 

Personalized Learning Path

Customize your conference experience by selecting from a diverse array of technology and digital CX sessions, each presented in distinct conference tracks. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Chiefs | Directors | Heads | Managers of

Digital, Innovation and IT

Corporate Services

Service Design and Delivery

Citizen Engagement and Experience (CX) & User Experience (UX)

Workforce, Learning and Development and HR

Information, Security and Enterprise

Strategic Planning and Operations Data

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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

Interactivity

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

On-Demand

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

2024 Event Partners


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Location

Halifax Convention Centre, Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, Canada

1650 Argyle Street

Halifax

Nova Scotia, CA

B3J 0E6

26 + Inspiring Speakers

Hear from and network with the industry’s most senior government decision makers in data, digital, ICT, and people strategies that are pioneering the advancement of the Atlantic Canada innovation agenda 2023 and beyond.

A Chance to Get Out of the Office

Join 300+ of your peers set to come through the doors of the showcase. Kick up your heels and strike up a conversation – who knows where it may take you?

An Immersive Show Floor

The exhibition floor will showcase bleeding edge technology providers that provide solutions for your most pressing challenges. Pop down in the networking breaks and explore the expo.

The highlight for me has been the ability to meet and collaborate with new people and new faces. I’ve met tons of interesting people.

– Avanade Canada Inc

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