PSIS British Columbia 2022 – Canada

Public Sector Innovation Show
British Columbia

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Victoria | 8am PT

Harnessing the power of innovation to deliver better government services

The BC government presented the Province’s 2022 budget and updated StrongerBC Economic Plan. Both the budget and the economic plan promises to take bold actions to build a BC economy that is sustainable, innovative and inclusive – with mission-oriented goals set around solving urgent issues related to people, planet and prosperity. To achieve this, the BC government is focused on growing technology and innovation in the Province; innovation is not just about implementing technology. Public sector organizations are now actively collaborating with an array of external organizations and industry partners to gather feedback about digital solutions to create more robust and user-friendly public services. The government is also investing in the rapid upskilling and reskilling of talent that can fill the anticipated one million job vacancies forecasted over the next decade.

Public Sector Innovation Show British Columbia is a one-day, in-person event designed to help you navigate the future digital landscape to benchmark best practices, leverage emerging technologies and harness the latest innovations to deliver life-changing outcomes for your citizens. This event will examine strategies by putting people first and building a stronger BC for everyone.

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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 Alberta

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 at your expert speakers

David Hume
ADM, Digital Experience Division
Ministry of Citizens’ Services

Eleanor Liddy
Ministry of Education and Child Care

Stephen Gordon

Stephen Gordon
Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia

Paula Cousins
ADM, Strategic and Corporate Priorities Division
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Susan Stanford

Susan Stanford
ADM, Connectivity
Ministry of Citizens’ Services

Reg Bawa

Reg Bawa
ADM, Policy, Programs & Partnerships
Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure

Sheila Robinson

Sheila Robinson
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Tim Lesiuk

Tim Lesiuk
ADM, Investment and Innovation Division
Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

Mark Milotay

Mark Milotay
Office of the Representative for Children and Youth

Ian Busby
Chief Data Officer
BC Public Service Agency

Inés Piccinino

Inés Piccinino
Executive Vice President, People, Strategy & Transformation
BC Oil and Gas Commission

Mary LaBoucane

Mary Laboucane
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General 

Rumon Carter

Rumon Carter
Executive Director
Ministry of Citizens’ Services

Jeremy Higgs
Executive Director, Education Analytics Office, Governance and Analytics Division
Ministry of Education and Child Care

Daniel Darche

Daniel Darche
Executive Director, Technology Modernization and Strategic Projects
Ministry of Attorney General

John Jordan
Executive Director, BC Digital Trust Service,
Ministry of Citizens’ Services

Christine Voggenreiter
Executive Director, Integrated Analytics
Ministry of Health

Heather House
Executive Director, Strategic Human Resources and Communications Branch
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Tara Faganello
ADM, Local
Government Division
Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Key sessions

The Public Sector Innovation Series feature the latest initiatives throughout Canada and share 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.

Keynote SessionsPanel SessionsDigital & CX TrackTechnology & Data Track

Ministerial Address:

Building a Stronger B.C. for Everyone

  • A Plan for Today, a Vision for Tomorrow builds on B.C.’s strength – its people
  • How does the Government plan to deliver above goals

Keynote Session:

The Future Digital Roadmap for B.C.

  • Overcoming digitization challenges and lowering barriers to information and accessibility of public services
  • Strategies on embracing technology early and testing policy approach

Keynote Session:

Providing Better Connectivity for the Citizens for B.C.

  • BC’s broadband divide and it’s impacts for rural and Indigenous communities
  • An overview of the broadband strategy including the need for spectrum reform
  • Programs underway and planned to achieve universal connectivity in BC

The Future of Work, Skills and Diversity in the Public Sector

Lessons Learned, and What’s next for the Public Sector in B.C?

Government Keynote

Enhancing Online Experiences and Building Digitally Inclusive Services for BC

  • What are the top barriers for successful digital transformation?
  • Top tips for working around the cultural barriers
Government Case Study

BC Digital Trust Case Study

Panel Session

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Government Case Study 

Transitioning to the Cloud

  • Overcoming the challenges of cloud transformation in the public sector
  • What are the success stories for approaching the cloud transformation?
Government Keynote 

Strengthening the Overall Cybersecurity Posture of the Province

  • Understanding the changing face of cybersecurity to minimize the cyber risk gap
  • Safeguard your organization to prevent cyberattacks
Panel Discussion

Advancing Data & Analytics Maturity in the BC Public Sector

  • What does artificial intelligence offer to governments?
  • What are AI applications/ use cases such as chatbots in government?

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

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

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

“The Public Sector Innovation Show is the right content and format for the future-facing public servant looking to grow; concise, engaging, and actionable”
BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

“I really enjoy the variety of insights provided from different leaders”
BC Court Services Branch

“It was a fantastic experience! The event was very well organized. …The line-up of speakers was exceptional, providing great insight into this digital world.”
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Our event partners

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Interested in sponsoring? Contact Andrew Cowan by phone (1-647-459-8904) or email ([email protected])