06/11/2019 15.20 - 17.00

CirclesquareGreen stageInteractive session

We surveyed people to find the critical technologies and departments. And we chose these to create four concurrent half-hour discussions, four times over. It’s a choreographed dance of experts, ideas, and disruption.

Technology Corners

AI and data science

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Training algorithms on data, then using them to make predictions and classifications, sometimes better than humans can—with possible ethical consequences.

TJ Stidwill
Associate Partner, Public Sector Cognitive Process TransformationIBM
Jerry Overton
Jerry Overton
DXC Fellow, Head of AIDXC
Azalia Shamsaei
Azalia Shamsaei, Ph.D.
Product ManagerMindBridge Ai
Shiladitya Sircar
Vice President, Secure Messaging & Enterprise IdentityBlackBerry
Kaveh Afshar-Zanjani
Manager, Data Science (Chief Data Office)Environment and Climate Change Canada

Sensors and the Internet of Things

Using the Internet of Things (or Enterprise of Things) to create a mesh of ubiquitous computing that can assimilate, process, and act on information at scale.

Alasdair Allan
Alasdair Allan
DirectorBabilim Light Industries
Jackie Lu
Jacqueline Lu
Digital Innovation LeadSidewalk Labs
Nilufer Erdebil
Nilufer Erdebil
CEOSpring2 Innovation
Walter Knitl
CEO, PraxiemChief Business Development Officer, IoT613

Cloud computing

Migrating to, and operating, on-demand elastic resources. From virtual infrastructure to software-as-a-service to containers, cloud computing represents a new paradigm for application delivery—and requires new approaches such as Devops, agile delivery, and continuous deployment.

Dinesh Mohan
Director General, Cloud ServicesShared Services Canada
Bryce Buffaloe
Hybrid & Edge Compute SpecialistGoogle Cloud
Shlomo Swidler
Natalie McGee (Moderator)
Executive Director, Enterprise Strategic Planning, Office of the Chief Information OfficerTreasury Board of Canada Secretariat / Government of Canada

Open compute, open source, open data

If you want application sovereignty, you need to be sure you can repatriate your computing resources. Can you modify your hardware? Edit your code? Own your data? What does a truly open computing stack look like, and when is it necessary?

Tracy Miranda
Tracy Miranda
Director of Open Source CommunityCloudBees
Chris Taggart by Paul Clarke
Chris Taggart
Co-Founder & CEO OpenCorporates
Vivian Nobrega
Vivian Nobrega
Open Source Advocate for the Government of CanadaTreasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Margaret Dawson
Margaret Dawson
Vice President, Portfolio Product MarketingRed Hat
Alexander Howard
Alexander Howard
Director of the Digital Democracy ProjectDemand Progress Education Fund

Domain Slices

Climate, disaster, and emergency

Disasters and emergencies are a fact of life. But rising oceans, refugees, wildfires, and more are happening at an increasing rate. How do we mitigate, detect, and react to such challenges—and what role can technology play in improving our resilience as a society?

Jesse Robbins
Founder & CEOOrion Labs
Jim Whitestone
Chief Environmental and Financial Economist Blockscale Solutions Inc.
Ioana Finichiu
Innovation and Policy ServicesCanada School of Public Service, Government of Canada
Jaethan Reichel
Co-Founder & CEOLightship
Kate Armour
Information Security Program Specialist | Enterprise Information SecurityExport Development Canada

Regulation and compliance

Government runs on laws and rules. Navigating those regulations can be complex, and technology can help. How do citizens, companies, and governments themselves balance well-regulated activity with freedom and agility?

Pia Andrews
Pia Andrews
Open and digital government expert
Lewis S Eisen
Lewis S Eisen
Speaker • Consultant • Author
Diane Allan
Diane Allan
President, Measurement CanadaInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada / Government of Canada
Angela Mondou
President and CEOInformation Technology Association of Canada
Wes George

Finance and spending

In the digital era, money is information. How do governments manage budgets and spending, leveraging the latest technologies for financial processes while ensuring accountability and transparency?

Maria Ines Baque
María Inés Baqué
Secretary of Digital Government and Technological Innovation / Secretary of ModernizationArgentina
Charles-Antoine Drouin
Charles-Antoine Drouin
Business Intelligence AnalystHealth Canada
Mélanie Robert
Executive Director, Open Government, Chief Information Officer BranchTreasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada

Records and Information Management

Gone (mostly) are endless warehouses of paper documentation. But simply stuffing records into a data lake makes information unusable. How should we manage the torrent of information that modern societies generate, making the most of data for the benefit of citizens and governments alike?

Diane Spencer
Diane Spencer
Manager, Information ManagementNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Trevor Banks
Trevor Banks
Creative Change AgentBanks Change Management
Shelly Smith
City of Winnipeg Records & Information Management CoordinatorARMA Canada Conference Program Director
Gillian Whichelo
Gillian Whichelo
Data Governance AnalystAssistant Deputy Minister (Data, Innovation, Analytics), ADM (DIA) National Defence / Government of Canada
Mike Kujawski