PSIS Atlantic 2023 – Canada

Public Sector Innovation Show Atlantic

Thursday, April 27th, 2023
Halifax

Event Overview

Governments in  Atlantic Canada are committed to embracing innovation and digital solutions to improve service provision to citizens by becoming more transparent, agile and user-friendly. This innovation show looks to build on the success and momentum of the 2022 show, galvanizing industry partners and government departments to progress technological, digital and business innovation. 

The show’s agenda has been planned with the help of government figures to ensure the event is truly designed for the sector by the sector. An in-person event boasting keynote speeches from leading lights across the provinces, panel discussions and roundtables to deep dive into the latest hot topics and more solutions than you can shake a USB stick at. Tailor your day by choosing from technology, digital and customer experience specialist streams, which are available throughout the program.  

We invite you, and your team, to join us to gain key tools, learnings and best practices, which will undoubtedly help you re-shape the way   you work, improving the experience of your colleagues, employees and most importantly the citizens of Atlantic Canada. 

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Benefits of Attending


Meet and learn from the chief protagonists driving change and modernization in Provincial and Municipal Government, all under one roof  

Get up close and personal with your peers to discuss the latest drivers for innovation and modernization in a series of drill-down roundtable sessions 

Gain tailored insight into Technology and Digital & CX in 2 separate conference tracks   

Our Inspiring Speakers:


Ava Czapalay, Deputy Minister of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, Government of Nova Scotia

Ava Czapalay
Deputy Minister of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration
Government of Nova Scotia

Dave Barr
Chief Digital Officer
Government of New Brunswick

Mike Bannister, Director of Digital Government, Department of Digital Government and Service NL, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Mike Bannister
Director of Digital Government, Department of Digital Government and Service NL
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador  

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy, Vice President of Research, Innovation and Discovery, and Chief Nurse Executive, Nova Scotia Health

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy
Vice President of Research, Innovation and Discovery, and Chief Nurse Executive
Nova Scotia Health

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Wendy Macdermott
Chief Experience Officer Department of Social Development
Government of New Brunswick

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

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

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

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

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

Sharon Davis-Murdoch C.M, Co-President and a Founding Member, Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC)

Sharon Davis-Murdoch C.M
Co-President and a Founding Member
Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC)

Tamim Rahman, Senior Technical Advisor - Cyber Security, Enterprise Architect, Federal Government

Tamim Rahman
Senior Technical Advisor – Cyber Security, Enterprise Architect
Federal Government

Stephanie LeBlanc Sr. Manager – Information & Technology Services Halifax Water

Stephanie LeBlanc
Senior Manager – Information & Technology Services
Halifax Water

Beth Fox, Senior Strategic Engagement Advisor, Canadian Digital Service

Beth Fox
Senior Strategic Engagement Advisor
Canadian Digital Service

Jennifer Sheils, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Horizon Health Network

Jennifer Sheils
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Horizon Health Network

Dorothy Rice, Chief Electoral Officer, Elections Nova Scotia

Dorothy Rice
Chief Electoral Officer
Elections Nova Scotia

Derrick Whalen, Director Information & Technology Services, Halifax Port Authority

Derrick Whalen
Director Information & Technology Services
Halifax Port Authority

Key Sessions

The Public Sector Innovation Series features the latest initiatives throughout Canada and shares insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and fireside chats. To provide additional perspective – topic-based tracks will address more specific ideas and challenges in the worlds of digital & CX, people, and technology faced by public sector leaders today.

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Keynote SessionsPanel SessionsDigital and CX TrackTechnology TrackCo Hosted Roundtables

Opening Keynote Session:

Future of Government in Innovation and Digitalization

Speaker TBA

Afternoon Keynote Session:

Initiatives For Population Growth and the Retention of Skilled Labour

Ava Czapalay
Deputy Minister of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, Government of Nova Scotia

The Provincial Chief Digital Officer Panel 

Dave Barr
Chief Digital Officer, Government of New Brunswick

Mike Bannister
Director of Digital Government, Department of Digital Government and Service NL, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador  

How Collaboration Is Key For Innovation

Scott McKenna
Chief Information Officer, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Beth Fox
Senior Strategic Engagement Advisor, Canadian Digital Service

Jennifer Sheils
Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Horizon Health Network

Dorothy Rice
Chief Electoral Officer, Elections Nova Scotia

Government Keynote

Digitally Transforming the Health Service

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy
Vice President of Research, Innovation and Discovery, and Chief Nurse Executive, Nova Scotia Health

Government Keynote

Enhancing the Government Digital Experience to Engage Citizens 

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

Panel Discussion

Keeping Within the Rules of Citizen Data from Generation to Utilization

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

Sharon Davis-Murdoch C.M
Co-President and a Founding Member, Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC)

Government Keynote

Transformation to Become Agile Through Technology

Government Keynote

Implementing an Enterprise Agile and Product Management Framework

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

Panel Discussion

Cyber Security: How To Strengthen Digital Defences So Critical Infrastructure Can Perform

Tamim Rahman
Senior Technical Advisor – Cyber Security, Enterprise Architect, Federal Government

Stephanie LeBlanc
Senior Manager – Information & Technology Services, Halifax Water

Derrick Whalen
Director Information & Technology Services, Halifax Port Authority

Digital & CX Track

Co Hosted Roundtables

  1. Utilizing digital applications to meet communication goals 
  1. Importance of cultural leadership in driving digital transformation 
  1. Citizen engagement in meeting digital expectations 
  1. Ensuring you have the right skill set to deliver digital programs 
  1. Making public sector digital experiences accessible to all 
  1. Data-centric approaches to improving services 
  1. The interaction between employee and customer experiences 

Technology Track

Co Hosted Roundtables

  1. How XaaS and Cloud are set to transform digital experiences 
  1. Utilizing 5G and a comms infrastructure 
  1. Is leveraging blockchain technology for the public sector?  
  1. Future of IoT, Robotics, AI in the public sector 
  1. How to manage cyber threats 
  1. Integrating new solutions with legacy systems 
  1. Innovation in financial reporting 


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

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

What Your Peers Had to Say:

The Public Sector 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

It was an awesome event, so impactful.

Halifax Regional Municipality

A very rich and informative session around important strides in technology from the Public sector perspective. Highlighting unique opportunities, achievements and how to make things better through people and technology in other to serve the citizenry a lot better.

Office of The Comptroller Government of New Brunswick

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