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Innovation and IT
National Insights – Winter Edition

Thursday, December 1st, 2022 | 12:00 – 2:00pm ET • 9:00 – 11:00am PT | Online

Event Overview

Future-Proofing Canada’s Public IT Services for Speed and Agility

Canadian governments face pressures from all sides such as regulators require robust data governance and citizens demand the latest digital and mobile technologies. Legacy systems are riddled with redundancies and incompatibilities. Adopting the right technologies can help governments overcome these challenges and speed up service delivery while staying within the bounds of budgets. These technologies should focus on improving performance, productivity, efficiency, and security without sacrificing reliability or accessibility. 

However, with exciting new tools and applications and an volatile economy, it is impossible to predict which technology will suit your organization. Another critical question is training your workforce to handle future technologies. We’ve put together this ‘Winter Edition’ Virtual Event as part of our 2022 Innovation & IT Community National Insights series. To aid further exploration of how modern technologies can be optimally and sustainably utilized to yield maximum efficiency and cross-departmental collaboration and hear how IT leaders are managing their teams within the shifting nature of the tech-based workplace. Join us as we hear case studies from tech-focused peers and discuss how to further develop and integrate consistent, cohesive IT infrastructure strategies across Canada’s public sector. 

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Benefits of Attending

Develop effective IT strategies to balance people, processes and technology in an environment of constant flux 

Explore actionable insights and practical solutions based on the test technologies from the proven practices at leading organizations 

Expand your sphere of influence and learn from the experts in the Canadian IT Public Sector  

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Mohammad Qureshi  
Corporate Chief Information Officer / Associate Deputy Minister  
Ontario Government 

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Jake van der Laan  
Chief Information Officer and Director, Information Technology and Regulatory Informatics 
Financial and Consumer Services Commission 

Tammy Labelle
Public Sector Network

Daniel Darche, PgMP, PMP  
Executive Director, Technology Modernization and Strategic Projects 
Government of British Columbia 

Steve Witt
Director, Public Sector

Key Sessions

Case StudyKeynotePanel Discussion 1

Bold Leadership: Foresight to Create the Future 

  • Thriving in the future of work means focusing on your people 
  • Adopting latest the technologies to designing the future of work 


Mohammad Qureshi, Corporate Chief Information Officer / Associate Deputy Minister, Ontario Government

Developing a Digital Strategy for a Government Organization 


Jake van der Laan, Chief Information Officer and Director, Information Technology and Regulatory Informatics, Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Future of IT and Public Sector: How does a future of government IT look like?

  • What innovative ways to increase your organization’s agility by adopting new technologies? 
  • How to ensure your data and systems are all secure in the cloud, especially if your workforce is on mobile, available to work from everywhere at any time? 
  • How do we overcome skills shortages and talent management in public IT? 
  • What technologies do you foresee adapting by the public sector in the next five years? 
  • How to ensure your workforce is highly collaborative and flexible in working with ad-hoc, anonymous project team environments 


Rita Lazar-Tippe, Director, Data Insights, AI, Corporate Innovation, and IT Operations, Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS) 

Gaetano Mazzuca, Chief Information Officer, City of Red Deer 

Daniel Darche, PgMP, PMP, Executive Director, Technology Modernization and Strategic Projects, Government of British Columbia 

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

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

What Your Peers Had to Say

“Excellent quality, knowledge, and passion from the panelists and presenters.”
Government of Nova Scotia

“I really enjoyed this virtual event… The content was timely and very informative. Knowing that we really are all in this together! The speakers were amazing, the breadth of knowledge that was shared is priceless. Very happy to know this is recorded, will allow me to revisit and share with my colleagues.”
Service Alberta

“Great sessions. New ideas to contemplate. Keep these sessions going to get us fired up with digital transformation.”
Government of Ontario

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