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.
AI and data science
Training algorithms on data, then using them to make predictions and classifications, sometimes better than humans can—with possible ethical consequences.
Associate Partner, Public Sector Cognitive Process TransformationIBM
DXC Fellow, Head of AIDXC
Product ManagerMindBridge Ai
Vice President, Secure Messaging & Enterprise IdentityBlackBerry
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.
DirectorBabilim Light Industries
Digital Innovation LeadSidewalk Labs
CEO, PraxiemChief Business Development Officer, IoT613
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.
Director General, Cloud ServicesShared Services Canada
Hybrid & Edge Compute SpecialistGoogle Cloud
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?
Director of Open Source CommunityCloudBees
Co-Founder & CEO OpenCorporates
Open Source Advocate for the Government of CanadaTreasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Vice President, Portfolio Product MarketingRed Hat
Director of the Digital Democracy ProjectDemand Progress Education Fund
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?
Founder & CEOOrion Labs
Chief Environmental and Financial Economist Blockscale Solutions Inc.
Innovation and Policy ServicesCanada School of Public Service, Government of Canada
Co-Founder & CEOLightship
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?
Open and digital government expert
Speaker • Consultant • Author
President, Measurement CanadaInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada / Government of Canada
President and CEOInformation Technology Association of Canada
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?
Secretary of Digital Government and Technological Innovation / Secretary of ModernizationArgentina
Business Intelligence AnalystHealth Canada
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?
Manager, Information ManagementNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Creative Change AgentBanks Change Management
City of Winnipeg Records & Information Management CoordinatorARMA Canada Conference Program Director
Data Governance AnalystAssistant Deputy Minister (Data, Innovation, Analytics), ADM (DIA) National Defence / Government of Canada