Canadian AI & Data Showcase

Online:Tuesday, November 30th
& Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
Time: 12:00-2:45pm ET

Accelerating Innovation in the Public Sector through Data Transformation and Artificial Intelligence

The Public Sector AI & Data Showcase provides a comprehensive forum to educate Canadian government executives and practitioners on proven strategies and tactics to deploy AI and cognitive technologies.

The Public Sector AI & Data Showcase will cover how Canadian government agencies and departments are advancing their data and analytics work and their thinking around deploying and integrating AI and data-driven government services. The conference convenes experts from our nation’s strong innovation ecosystem across government, technology, business, and research to present the latest strategies and state of technology to assist the public sector in leveraging advanced intelligent technologies to meet the missions of our government agencies.

Your Expert Speakers

Day 1: Tuesday, November 30th, 2021Day 2: Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Dr. Vik Pant

Chief Scientist and Chief Science Advisor
Natural Resources Canada

Jake Van der Laan

Chief Information Officer, Director, Information Technology and Regulatory Informatics
Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick

Yvan Gauthier

Head, Artificial Intelligence Accelerator, Data Analytics Centre, NRC Digital Technologies
National Research Council, Government of Canada

Christiana Cavazzoni

Christiana Cavazzoni

Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy CIO
Department of National Defence

Pauline Martin
Senior Industry Manager, Government

Christopher Clissold

Chief Information Officer, Director General IT/IM Administration and Privacy
Veterans Affairs Canada

Sylvain Bélanger

Senior Director General, Digital Services, CIO, CDO
Office of the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada / Government of Canada

Taka Ariga

Chief Data Scientist | Director
Innovation Lab, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Bob Osborn

MinisterCTO Global Governments
ServiceNow (Federal)

Maryam Haghighi, PhD

Director, Data Science
Bank of Canada

André Loranger

Assistant Chief Statistician and Chief Data Officer, Strategic Data Management, Methods and Analysis
Statistics Canada

Shannon Drew

Acting Director General, Research and innovation Lab, Service, Innovation and Integration Branch
Canada Revenue Agency

John Walsh

Chief Data Officer, Director General Data
Analytics, Strategy and Innovation Department of National Defence

Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Hear how the local governments and municipalities are transforming their operations to become more digitally savvy to enhance service delivery 

Practical insights and takeaways for developing and executing seamless digital transition strategies to upscale digital capabilities across your organization 

Enhance integration and collaboration across all levels of government to share lessons and drive improved outcomes  


WEST: Thursday, November 4, 2021EAST: Monday, November 1st, 2021
  • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

    Welcome from PSN

  • 9:05am PT /12:05pm ET

    Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 9:20am PT / 12:20pm ET

    Government Keynote: Securing Canada’s Future: Addressing the Nation’s challenges with AI

  • 9:35am PT / 12:35pm ET

    Partner Session: Building Resilience and Sustainable Strategies through AI innovation

  • 9:50am PT / 12:50am ET

    Government Keynote: Getting your agency AI ready

  • 10:05am PT / 1:05pm ET

    Government Keynote: Building out your AI capacity and capabilities

  • 10:20am PT / 1:20pm ET


  • 10:25am PT / 1:25pm ET

    Partner Session: Engineering your AI Platform

  • 10:40am PT / 1:40pm ET

    Panel Discussion: Overcoming the Barriers to Scaling and Operationalizing AI

  • 11:15am PT / 1:15pm ET

    Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of session

  • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

    Welcome from PSN

  • 9:05am PT /12:05pm ET

    Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 9:20am PT / 12:20pm ET

    Government Keynote: Ethics and Privacy in an AI World

  • 9:35am PT / 12:35pm ET

    Partner Session: Managing the Complexity of Adopting AI in Government

  • 9:50am PT / 12:50am ET

    Government Keynote: Developing and Implementing your AI use Cases

  • 10:05am PT / 1:05pm ET

    Government Keynote: Best Practices for Implementing AI at Scale – AI Case Study

  • 10:20am PT / 1:20pm ET


  • 10:25am PT / 1:25pm ET

    Partner Session: AI Fireside chat

  • 10:40am PT / 1:40pm ET

    Panel Discussion: What does the Future of Government look like with AI?

  • 11:10am PT

    Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of session


What’s included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring 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 solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


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

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

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