PSIS Ontario 2022 – Canada

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Public Sector Innovation Show
Ontario

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Chelsea Hotel Toronto | 8am ET

Event Overview

In Ontario, accelerated digital transformation is occurring across the public sector. As we enter a new digital era, the province is a worldwide leader in service delivery that puts people first, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Interoperability and innovation are needed more than ever.


When leaders from various organizations and departments work together and share their visions, we create opportunities for public sector innovation. This can be used to leverage cross-agency collaboration to drive common outcomes. We can turn ideas into real solutions and make these available for all citizens. This equates to empowered Ontarians who feel supported and connected, with better access to essential services that improve their quality of life and the digital economy.


The Public Sector Innovation Show – Ontario is a one-day event designed to establish future priorities, benchmark best practices, and leverage emerging technologies to harness innovation and deliver lifechanging outcomes. Join us to examine how to streamline operations and provide improved citizen services by empowering the public sector with best-in-class tools and applications.

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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 Ontario



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

Jody Young, Assistant Deputy Minister, Operation Division, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Jody Young
Assistant Deputy Minister, Operation Division
Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

LISA PRIEST Assistant Deputy Minister & Executive Lead Future State Modernization, Transformation Office

Lisa Priest
Assistant Deputy Minister &
Executive Lead
Future State Modernization, Transformation Office

SPENCER DANIELS Senior Product Manager Ontario Digital Service

Spenser Daniels
Senior Product Manager
Ontario Digital Service

HARRIETT GRANT Director, Retirement Home Modernization Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Harriett Grant
Director, Retirement Home
Modernization
Ontario Ministry for Seniors
and Accessibility

LEON GOONARATNE Senior Director, Digital, Enterprise Application Engineering and Virtual Care University Health Network

Leon Goonaratne
Senior Director, Digital,
Enterprise Application
Engineering and Virtual Care
University Health Network

SUNNY SHARMA Director, Business Innovation & Implementation Branch, Social Assistance Policy, Planning & Innovation Division Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services

Sunny Sharma
Director, Business Innovation
& Implementation Branch,
Social Assistance Policy,
Planning & Innovation
Division
Ministry of Children,
Community & Social
Services

ROBBIE GREWAL Director, Strategic Policy & Planning, Corporate Services City of Toronto

Robbie Grewal
Director, Strategic Policy &
Planning, Corporate Services
City of Toronto

ANNE-MARIE RONCADIN Project Director, Business Transformation City of Toronto – Purchasing & Materials Management

Anne-Marie Roncadin
Project Director, Business
Transformation
City of Toronto – Purchasing
& Materials Management

HOWIE DAYTON Director, Community Recreation Parks, Forestry, and Recreation, City of Toronto

Howie Dayton
Director, Community
Recreation
Parks, Forestry, and
Recreation, City of
Toronto

Kelly Michalicka
Director, Corrections
Centre for Professional
Advancement & Training
Ministry of the Solicitor
General

SANDRA LAWSON Executive Director, Operations Division Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Sandra Lawson
Executive Director, Operations Division Ontario
Ministry of
Labour, Training and
Skills Development

Renu Kulendran Deputy Minister Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Renu Kulendran
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Government
and Consumer Services

Sandra Austin Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer The Regional Municipality of Durham

Sandra Austin
Director of Strategic
Initiatives, Office of the
Chief Administrative
Officer
The Regional
Municipality of Durham

Harold Godwin Managing Director Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute

Harold Godwin
Managing Director
Waterloo Artificial
Intelligence Institute

Elham Dolatabadi Applied Machine Learning Scientist, AI Engineering Vector Institute

Elham Dolatabadi
Applied Machine
Learning Scientist, AI
Engineering
Vector Institute

Shawna Bourne Manager, Agriculture Labour Unit Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Shawna Bourne
Manager, Agriculture
Labour Unit
Ontario Ministry of
Agriculture, Food and
Rural 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 SessionsFireside ChatPanel SessionsDigital & CX TrackTechnology & Data Track

Keynote Session:

Revisioning Canada’s Innovation Ecosystem

Gerri Sinclair
B.C. Innovation Commissioner

Keynote Session:

Paving the Way for Innovation: Peer Support for the Public Sector

Jody Young
Assistant Deputy Minister, Operation Division, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Keynote Session:

React, Pivot, and Adapt: Delivering Efficient, Effective and Agile Services During a Pandemic

Lisa Priest
Assistant Deputy Minister & Executive Lead, Future State Modernization, Transformation Office

Keynote Session:

Economic Development, Province-Wide Resilience, & Value for Ontarians: Update from Supply Ontario

Executive Representative from Supply Ontario

Conquering Barriers and Increasing the Appetite for Province-Wide Innovation

Sunny Sharma
Director, Business Innovation & Implementation Branch, Social Assistance Policy, Planning & Innovation Division, Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services

Kelly Michalicka
Director, Corrections Centre for Professional Advancement & Training, Ministry of the Solicitor General

Digital Transformation Strategies to Support the Future Growth and Prosperity of Ontario

Robbie Grewal
Director, Strategic Policy & Planning, Corporate Services, City of Toronto

Shawna Bourne
Manager, Agriculture Labour Unit, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Anne-Marie Roncadin
Project Director, Business Transformation, City of Toronto – Purchasing & Materials Management

Government Keynote 

Leveraging Partnerships to Build Ontario’s First Pandemic
Verification App

Spencer Daniels
Senior Product Manager, Ontario Digital Service

Government Keynote

Achieving Business Transformation Through Digital Innovation

Howie Dayton
Director, Community Recreation, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation, City of Toronto

Partner Session

Personalizing Digital Experiences to Engage and Empower Citizens

Partner Session

Uplifting Use of Technology to Support Both the Organization and its Employees

Panel Session

Increasing Ontarians’ Satisfaction with Government Digital
Services

Sandra Austin
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, The Regional Municipality of Durham

Olga Bakonyi
Head, Contact Centre Modernization, Government of Ontario

Harriett Grant
Director, Retirement Home Modernization, Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Government Keynote 

COVID Safety Compliance and Enforcement – An extraordinary response to an unprecedented event, the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sandra Lawson
Executive Director, Operations Division, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Government Keynote 

Topic TBA

Renu Kulendran
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Partner Session

Uncovering Valuable Insights with Data Visualization Tools and Techniques 

Partner Session

Maximizing the Benefits of Public Sector Data 

Panel Discussion

Ingenuity, Innovation, and Leadership: Practical Applications of AI in the Public Sector

Harold Godwin
Managing Director, Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute

Elham Dolatabadi
Applied Machine Learning Scientist, AI Engineering, Vector Institute

Leon Goonaratne
Senior Director, Digital, Enterprise Application Engineering and Virtual Care, University Health Network

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

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Toronto, Ontario

Chelsea Hotel Toronto,

33 Gerrard Street West

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

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

“Well organized, well timed, great panelists, great variety,
thanks!”
The Regional Municipality of Durham

“Great story telling gives insight and hope that government
business sections are working together – let’s keep it going!”
City of Greater Sudbury

Our Event Partners

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