Speakers

Our speakers lead digital innovation initiatives around the world. From executives and academics to authors and instigators, the unparalleled lineup brings the world’s foremost thinkers on digital government to Canada.

Our 2018 CFP has now closed but we’re always looking for suggestions for future events. If you know someone we should have on stage, please use this contact form.  You can also check out slides from past speakers on our Slideshare page.

Francis Maude

The Right Honorable Lord Maude of Horsham

Former UK Cabinet Office Minister, 2010-2015

Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang

Digital Minister
Taiwan

Kristo Vaher

Kristo Vaher

Chief of Technology
Government of Republic of Estonia

Natalie Evans Harris

Natalie Evans Harris

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
BrightHive, Inc

James Delorme

James Delorme

President
First Sky Media Group

Melissa Hathaway

Melissa Hathaway

Distinguished Fellow
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Pia (Waugh) Andrews

Pia Andrews

Executive Director of Digital Government
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, NSW Government (Australia)

Aurélie Pols

Aurélie Pols

Co-founder
Competing on Privacy

Santiago Paz

Santiago Paz

Information Security Director
AGESIC Uruguay

Gino Lechasseur

Gino Lechasseur

Director General
Enterprise Architecture, Information Management and Common Services

Julie Leese

Julie Leese

Chief Information Officer and Director General
Digital Services, Transport Canada

Mark van der Net

Mark van der Net

Technology lead
Chief Technology Office, Amsterdam

Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo

Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo

Founder
Phoensight

Toshiyuki Zamma

Toshiyuki Zamma

Executive Advisor to Government CIO, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan
Past Chairman, ICA

Maayan Ziv

Mayaan Ziv

Founder
AccessNow

Aneeta Bains

Aneeta Bains

Chief Digital Office and Assistant Deputy Minister
Digital Transformation Service Sector

Susan Wilkins

Susan Wilkins

Digital Government Lead
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

David McRaney

David McRaney

Author
You Are Not So Smart

Terry Halvorsen

Terry Halvorsen

Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President
IT and Mobile Business to Business, Samsung Electronics

James Anderson

James Anderson

Director
Technology Consulting, PwC Canada

Molly Cain

Molly Cain

Director of Venture
Department of Homeland Security

Barry Lowry

Barry Lowry

Government CIO
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Ireland

Bianca Wylie

Bianca Wylie

Senior Fellow
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Aaron Shull

Aaron Shull

Managing Director and General Counsel, Centre for International Governance Innovation
CIGI

Liz (Elizabeth) McKeown

Liz (Elizabeth) McKeown

President of the Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI)
Chief Information & Departmental Security Officer at Shared Services Canada

Dan Tse

Dan Tse

Product Manager
Code for Canada

Stephen Townsend

Stephen Townsend

Director of Network Programs
Project Management Institute

Khadija Cajee

Khadija Cajee

Co-founder
No Fly List Kids

Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers

Registrar and Executive Director
British Columbia's Civil Resolution Tribunal

Honey Dacanay

Honey Dacanay

Senior Manager/Executive Lead, Standards & Governance
Ontario Digital Service, Government of Ontario

Ashley Casovan

Ashley Casovan

Director, Data Architecture and Innovation
Chief Information Officer Branch, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Amy MacFarlane

Amy MacFarlane

Founder and CEO
Recreational Respite

Muhammed Y. Idris

Muhammed Y. Idris

Lead Developer, Compass
Resident, TED Conferences

Kylie Havelock

Kylie Havelock

Senior Product Manager
Canadian Digital Service

Gert du Preez

Gert du Preez

Partner
Technology Consulting, PwC Canada

Maureen O’Neil

Maureen O'Neil

President
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Claude Théoret

Claude Théoret

Founder
Nexalogy

Ruthe Farmer

Ruthe Farmer

Chief Evangelist
CSforAll

Gary Yorke

Gary Yorke

Director 311
City of Toronto

Tim Bouma

Tim Bouma

Senior Policy Analyst
Government of Canada’s Chief Information Officer Branch

Ioana Finichiu

Ioana Finichiu

Policy Analyst
Community of Federal Regulators, Government of Canada

Alexandra Cutean

Alexandra Cutean

Director, Research & Policy
Information & Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Melaina Vinski

Melaina Vinski

Behavioural Insights Lead
PwC Canada

Shiladitya Sircar

Shiladitya Sircar

Vice President, Secure Messaging & Enterprise Identity
BlackBerry

Farzad Fazeliani

Farzad Fazeliani

Service Design Manager
Veterans' Affairs Canada

Dan Ciuriak

Dan Ciuriak

Senior Fellow
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Anjali Agrawal, MD

Anjali Agrawal, MD

Senior Managing Consultant, Clinical Subject Matter
IBM Watson Health Implementations

Peter Doolan

Peter Doolan

EVP of Digital Transformation & Innovation
Salesforce

Taylor Owen

Taylor Owen

Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs
University of British Columbia

Nadia Diakun-Thibault

Nadia Diakun-Thibault

Senior Aviation Security Policy Advisor
Transport Canada

Tiago de Jesus

Tiago de Jesus

Chief Technology Office
Quantum Cyber Defence Inc.

Shawn Mandel

Shawn Mandel

CDO
TELUS Digital

Alex Coqueiro

Alex Coqueiro

Solutions Architect Manager
Public Sector Team, Amazon

Katherine Benjamin

Katherine Benjamin

Lab Leader
Ontario Digital Service, Government of Ontario

Annette Hester

Annette Hester

Senior Data Visualization Expert
Contractor, National Energy Board

Nadir Hirji

Nadir Hirji

Partner
Strategy& and PwC Canada Digital Services Lead

Patricia Nadarajah

Patricia Nadarajah

Director of Cloud Planning
Shared Services Canada

Jean Scott

Jean Scott

National Director, Digital Workplace
Microsoft Canada

Gary Devis

Gary Devis

Director, Business Solutions, Data & Analytics
Invest in Canada

Scott Ashdown

Scott Ashdown

Director, Product Management
BlackBerry

Ron Laudadio

Ron Laudadio

Vice-President of the Emerging Technologies Group
CGI

Joni Brennan

Joni Brennan

President
Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada

Aaron Snow

Aaron Snow

Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Digital Service

Stephan Belanger

Stephan Belanger

Director General
Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada

Tracey Lindeman

Tracey Lindeman

Future of transportation
Motherboard

Ryan Androsoff

Ryan Androsoff

Digital Government Expert and Innovation Consultant

Olivia Neal

Olivia Neal

Executive Director for Digital Change
Office of the Chief Information Officer

Simona Gandrabur

Simona Gandrabur

Sr. Director, AI Lead
National Bank of Canada, Wealth Division

Chami Akmeemana

Chami Akmeemana

Chief Executive Officer
Blockscale Solutions Inc. & Blockchain Learning Group Inc.

Lisa Fast

Lisa Fast

UX Architect
Vation Inc.

Katy Lalonde

Katy Lalonde

Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff to Hillary Hartley
Ontario Digital Service, Government of Ontario

Walter Knitl

Walter Knitl

Owner and principal consultant, Praxiem
Chief Business Development Officer, IoT613

Anthony P. Sheehan

Anthony P. Sheehan

Sr. Director, Digital Delivery, HR & Pay Program
Government of Canada (TBS)

Cameron Haight

Cameron Haight

Americas Chief Technology Officer
VMware

Giovanna Mingarelli

Giovanna Mingarelli

CEO and Co-Founder
MC2

Mike Kujawski

Mike Kujawski

Managing Partner & Senior Consultant
Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing (CEPSM.ca)

Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards

Vice President and General Manager
Enterprise Mobility Samsung Electronics Canada

Frank Leyman

Frank Leyman

Manager of International Relations
Belgian Federal Public service Strategy and Support

Pavel Abdur-Rahman

Pavel Abdur-Rahman

Data Scientist & Associate Partner, AI and Advanced Analytics
IBM Canada

Rainhard Fuchs

Rainhard Fuchs

Head of Public Sector
Pioneers.io

Steven Woodward

Steven Woodward

CEO
Cloud Perspectives

Charles-Antoine Drouin

Charles-Antoine Drouin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Trajan Schulzke

Trajan Schulzke

Director, Digital Transformation
CGI

Michael Thomson

Michael Thomson

Vice President, Technology Sector Lead
Edelman Canada

David Alston

David Alston

Chief Entrepreneur in Residence
Government of New Brunswick

Chris Juryn

Chris Juryn

Director of Consulting Services - Agile Practice Lead
CGI

Susan Etlinger

Susan Etlinger

Industry Analyst
Altimeter Group, a Prophet Company

Adam Goldenberg

Adam Goldenberg

Associate
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Chamika Ailapperuma

Chamika Ailapperuma - Track Chair (50 years)

Senior UX Researcher and Service Designer
Government of Canada

Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll

Founder
Solve for Interesting