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Public Sector Network Innovation Show

Federal

Wednesday, February 24, 2022
Ottawa | 8am ET

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Event Overview

Following the success of the first two Federal Public Sector Innovation Shows in 2020 and 2021, in 2022 this year’s Innovation Show we will focus more on the culture of innovation, both internal and external and how to “build back better” in the post-covid period of recovery. To build sustainability around that vision, leaders will need champions who advocate innovation which in turn drives prosperity.

We will showcase projects that are making a difference to the people you serve and your colleagues across government. We want to ensure that change implemented under pressure becomes sustainable and scalable, backed by strong fundamentals and a collaborative, iterative approach to getting things done.

And in that spirit, we invite you to join the discussion at our in-person Public Sector Innovation Show (Federal).   Taking place at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, our goal is to bring together a series of case studies, panel discussions, and keynotes to share ideas on the next generation of innovation in public service and celebrate wins in spite of the challenging times.

Benefits of Attending

Create opportunities to learn new skills, increase capabilities, reduce redundancies and create better days for public sector employees

Build connections, engage and share ideas that support an iterative, flexible and innovative public sector environment

Learn how to achieve a more agile and innovative organization

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Anatole Papadopoulos
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Digital Services

Honey Dacanay
Executive Director, Benefits Delivery Modernization
Employment and Social Development Canada

Raj Thuppal
Chief Digital Officer, Digital Services and Transformation Office
Transport Canada

Silvano Tocchi
Assistant Commissioner, Digital Transformation Officer
Canada Revenue Agency

Sandy Kyriakatos
Chief Data Officer
Canada Border Services Agency

Dominique Bohn
Chief Officer + Assistant Deputy Minister, Digital Innovation Office
Government of Alberta

Natasha Jetté
Head – Idea Exploration Hub, Exploration Lab, and R&D, Digital Innovation Network (DIN)
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Liz McKeown
Interim Director General, Digital Academy
Canada School of Public Service

Pascale Elvas 
Executive Director, Priorities, and Planning
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Martine St-Louis
Director, Leadership, Performance and Talent Management, Human Resources Branch
Canada Border Services Agency

Uttara Chauhan
Executive Director, Future of Work
Employment and Social Development Canada

Michael Jay
Director
Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada

Natalie Kahale 
Director Service Transformation
City of Ottawa

Riaz J. Kara
Executive Director, EE Act Review Secretariat – Labour Program
Employment and Social Development Canada

Ashley Belanger
Director Design and Experimentation
Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada

View Full Speaker Line-Up

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:

Putting Citizen’s Needs at the Centre of Government Services

Anatole Papadopoulos, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Digital Services

Afternoon Keynote Session:

An Update from Alberta: Meeting the Needs of Citizens in the Digital Era

Dominique Bohn, Chief Officer + Assistant Deputy Minister, Digital Innovation Office, Government of Alberta

Digital Transformation Process

Natasha Jetté, Head – Idea Exploration Hub, Exploration Lab, and R&D
Digital Innovation Network (DIN), Public Services and Procurement Canada

Silvano Tocchi, Assistant Commissioner, Digital Transformation Officer, Canada Revenue Agency

Natalie Kahale, Director, Service Transformation, City of Ottawa

AI in Government: The next stage of Evolution

Sandy Kyriakatos 
Chief Data Officer
Canada Border Services Agency

Leadership and Team Management

Martine St-Louis, Director, Leadership, Performance and Talent Management, Human Resources Branch, Canada Border Services Agency

Uttara Chauhan, Executive Director, Future of Work, Employment and Social Development Canada

Welcome from the Track Chair

Focusing on digital upskilling – Empower your public sector workforce for more efficiency

Government Keynote 

Focusing on a smarter, more productive government workforce

Honey Dacanay, Executive Director, Benefits Delivery Modernization, Employment and Social Development Canada

Government Keynote Session

Embedding a Culture of Internal Innovation

Riaz J. Kara, Executive Director, EE Act Review Secretariat – Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada

Welcome from the Track Chair

Synching the modern and traditional processes – focus on a distributed workforce

Government Keynote 

Habits for Highly Effective Digital Governments

Liz McKeown, Interim Director General, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

Government Keynote Session

What Does a Digital First Government Look Like? 

Ashley Belanger, Director Design and Experimentation at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 

Welcome from the Track Chair

Incorporating innovative modern technology to achieve a more efficient public sector

Government Keynote 

Omni / Multi Channel Citizen Engagement

Raj Thuppal
Chief Digital Officer Digital Services, and Transformation Officer
Transport Canada

Government Keynote Session

Building a Cyber Resilient Organization 

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

Interactivity

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

On-Demand

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

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

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

“Very well organized, it was smooth. That requires a lot of work and many people working in the background. Congrats, good job!”

Employment and Social Development Canada

“Some amazing work is being done and some great advancements have been initiated by the federal government agencies!”

Canada Border Services Agency

“The presenters and the panelists provided very relevant and insightful information.”

City of Leduc

Our Event Partners

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