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Public Sector Innovation Show


Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Halifax | 8am AT

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Event Overview

In Atlantic Canada, accelerating digital transformation is happening across the public sector – organizations are collaborating and involving industry partners in the design of processes by actively soliciting ideas, gathering feedback, and co-creating better public service solutions.

When we work together with organizations and experts across a wide range of departments, we can turn ideas into real solutions and make them available for citizens. For the Atlantic public sector, this opens the door to reimagine a future in which all citizens have access to the benefits and opportunities of the digital economy.

Public Sector Innovation Show – Atlantic is a one-day event designed to provide the inspiration, tools, and information for public sector leaders to drive overall growth in their departments and the region. This conference is for the community to meet each other in the context of quality conversations from some of the leading innovative ‘doers’ in Atlantic Canada.

Benefits of Attending

Hear about the shared vision for public sector innovation and how to leverage cross-agency collaboration to drive common outcomes

Explore the emerging technologies enabling faster, safer and more efficient operations across the public sector in the Atlantic region

Hear how innovative digital and customer experience strategies and processes are transforming government services and helping to deliver positive outcomes to citizens

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Cheryl Hansen
Chief Operating Officer, Clerk of the Executive Council, Head of the Public Service and Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury Board
Province of New Brunswick

Natasha Clarke
Associate Deputy Minister and Chief Digital Officer
Department of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

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

Keltie Jamieson
CIO and Senior Director IMIT & One Person, One Experience Team
Nova Scotia Health

Glenn Chamberlain
Regional Director, Human Resources (Atlantic Region)
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Todd Brown
Director-Strategic Initiatives, Public Safety and Field Communications Division
Government Services Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Internal Services

Mark Sajatovich
Director, Visitor Experience & Partnerships- Archives, Museums, and Libraries
Government of Nova Scotia Development (DHDC)

Valerie Kelly
Director of Digital Transformation
Government of New Brunswick

David A. Wilson
Provincial 911

Gerald A. Post
Executive Director, Renewable Resources
Nova Scotia Natural Resources and Renewables

Lee Burry
Performance and Continuous Improvement
Government of New Brunswick

Stephanie Carter
Executive Director – Project and Advisory Services Finance and Treasury Board
Government of New Brunswick 

Stephanie Bush
Regional Director, Human Resources
Maritimes Region Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Key Sessions

The Government Innovation Series features the latest initiatives throughout Canada; sharing insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and fireside chats. To provide additional perspective – concurrent tracks will address more specific topics and challenges in the worlds of technology, people, data & process faced by public sector leaders today.

Opening Keynote Session:

Transforming the Institution

Cheryl Hansen, Chief Operating Officer, Clerk of the Executive Council, Head of the Public Service and Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, Province of New Brunswick

Afternoon Keynote Session:

Collaborative Approaches to Innovation: Building a Better Citizen Experience Together

Speaker TBA

Setting Priorities to Develop Innovative Thinking and Practices

Stephanie Carter, Executive Director – Project and Advisory Services, Finance and Treasury Board, Government of New Brunswick

Government Keynote 

Department of Social Development’s Enterprise Transformation: New CX, Agile and Client-Centered Design Tactics and Tools in Action

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

Government Keynote

The Sum is Greater than its Parts: Co-developing Digital Strategies for Bigger Wins 

Mark Sajatovich, Director, Visitor Experience & Partnerships- Archives, Museums, and Libraries, Government of Nova Scotia

Panel Session

Designing and Defining Your Digital Strategy

Stephanie Bush, Regional Director, Human Resources, Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Glenn Chamberlain, Regional Director, Human Resources (Atlantic Region), Public Services and Procurement Canada

Valerie Kelly, Director of Digital Transformation, Government of New Brunswick

Government Keynote 

The Evolution of Nova Scotia’s Health Care System: Key Factors for Success when Modernizing Enterprise Architecture

Keltie Jamieson, CIO and Senior Director IMIT & One Person, One Experience Team, Nova Scotia Health

Government Keynote

Extracting the Value from New Brunswick’s Data to Create the Building Blocks for a Better Public Service 

Lee Burry, Director, Performance and Continuous Improvement, Government of New Brunswick

Panel Session

Technology and AI in Government: The Next Stage of Evolution 

Todd Brown, Director-Strategic Initiatives, Public Safety, and Field Communications Division, Government Services Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Internal Services

David A. Wilson, Director, Provincial 911 Gerald A. Post, Executive Director Renewable Resources, Nova Scotia Natural Resources, and Renewables

View the agenda for the full speaker lineup, sessions and event timeline

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 Solutions

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

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Location TBD

Keeping You Safe

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically. In addition, we will be working closely with the venue to ensure precautionary measures are in place.

What Your Peers Had to Say

“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.”

The Comptroller Government of New Brunswick

“Excellent quality, knowledge, and passion from the panelists and presenters.”

Government of Nova Scotia

Our Event Partners


Marketing Partner

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