Public Sector Innovation Show –

Federal

Innovate to Elevate

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, ON | 7:30am ET

Innovate to Elevate

In the dynamic landscape of the Federal Government, innovation is the driving force propelling Canada towards a sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous future.

Embracing mission-oriented objectives, tackling pressing challenges head-on, and seeking cutting-edge solutions to drive progress are the keys to success. From propelling digital governance to harnessing data analytics and transformative technologies, the journey towards a pioneering tomorrow demands collaborative efforts and boundless ingenuity.

On February 27th, at our Public Sector Innovation Show Federal, we’re bringing together trailblazers and decision-makers to unlock the potential of innovation within the public sector. Discover the latest breakthroughs, explore transformative ideas, and exchange insights that will shape a stronger, more resilient Canada. 

Our GovHub Partners

2023 Recap

A Sneak Peek of Our Speakers

Minister Terry Beech
Minister of Citizens’ Services

RAJ THUPPAL
Executive Vice-President
Shared Services Canada

Raj Thuppal
Executive Vice-President
Shared Services Canada

Mike Hill, Chief Digital Information Officer, UK Cabinet

Mike Hill
Chief Digital
Information Officer
UK Cabinet

CHRIS FORBES
Deputy Minister
Environment and
Climate Change
Canada

Chris Forbes
Deputy Minister
Department of Finance Canada

Philippe Johnston, Chief Information Officer, National Research Council Canada

Philippe Johnston
Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer
 Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Kristina Casey
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Service and Digital Officer
Transport Canada 

Gail Mitchell
Assistant Deputy Minister, Departmental Programs and Operations
Women and Gender Equality Canada

Ima Okonny
Chief Data Officer, Assistant Deputy Minister
Employment and Social Development Canada

Vidya ShankarNarayan
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 

Melissa Kittmer
Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Data Division
Privacy, Archives, Digital and Data, Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery, Government of Ontario

Kiran Hanspal, Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources Brance, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Kiran Hanspal
Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources Brance
Public Services and Procurement Canada 

Elise Legendre
Chief Data Officer & Director General, Data Policy and Transformation
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 

Elise Legendre
Chief Data Officer & Director General, Data Policy and Transformation
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 

Ian D Gallaway, Partner - Client Partner, Canada, Public Consulting, IBM Canada

Ian D Gallaway
Partner – Client Partner, Canada, Public Consulting
IBM Canada

Robert Conlin
Canadian Federal Managing Director Global Sales 
IBM

Robert Conlin
Canadian Federal Managing Director Global Sales
IBM

André Leduc
Senior Business Development Manager
AWS Canada

Melanie D. Gilbert, Partner - Public Sector Canada Consulting, IBM

Melanie D. Gilbert
Partner – Public Sector Canada Consulting
IBM

Phaedra Boinodiris
IBM Consulting’s Global Leader for Trustworthy AI Consulting
IBM

Greg Bukowski Field CTO
BMC

Aaron Reich
Chief Technology Officer
Avanade

Aaron Reich
Chief Technology Officer
Avanade

Steve Harding
Partner – IBM Services Consulting
IBM

Craig McLellan
Chief Executive Officer
ThinkOn

Pauline Martin
Director of Government Strategy for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector
Microsoft

Pauline Martin
Director of Government Strategy for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector
Microsoft

Dominique Dallaire
Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources
Standards Council of Canada 

Dominique Dallaire
Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources
Standards Council of Canada 

JOEL MARTIN
Chief Digital Research
Officer
National Research
Council of Canada

Joel Martin
Chief Digital Research Officer
National Research Council of Canada 

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

Benefits of Attending

Gather and gain valuable insights from the visionary leaders spearheading change and modernization within the Federal Government

Engage intimately with your peers in a series of focused roundtable sessions, delving into the forefront of innovation and modernization drivers

Gain tailored insight in People, Technology, Data Analytics, and Digital & CX in 4 separate conference tracks

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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 Federal Government innovation agenda 2024 and beyond.

A Chance to Get Out of the Office

Join 600+ 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.

I was very impressed with how well organized and smooth the Public Sector Innovation Show – Federal was. It was clearly very well organized. The speakers provided very insightful presentations and the opportunities for networking (breakfast, lunch and evening) were great. I’m already looking forward to attending next year!

– IRCC

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