CIO/CISO Digital Transformation & Public Sector – Canada Summit Recap

April 22-24, 2018 — Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, ON

While the overall theme of our CIOCISO Digital Transformation and CIO & CISO Public Sector Canada Summits was “Digital Transformation Is a Journey, Not a Destination, discussions over the course of the two days highlighted the imperative for a collaborative, partnership approach in order to deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions to the diverse communities served. Moreover, organizations will need to increase their risk appetite to truly start disrupting.

Alex Benay’s ‘Government Next’ keynote set the tone for discussions, highlighting the need to anticipate skills required for the organization of the future. We need to work as a community to innovate our companies, but security needs to be designed in from the beginning instead of being an afterthought. In addition, we discussed how digital transformation requires speed and agility. Speed requires Trust. Trust requires us to engage not only boards and other senior leaders, but also those who will be implementing the key projects that comprise the digital transformation journey. Engaging requires us to be great story tellers of WHY – “Why we need to do what needs to be done.”

We are confident that you created new connections with your peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact your digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help your achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Thanks to all who participated, but a special note of thanks to our MC Rob Collins and our presenters:

We also want to thank each of our panelists:

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator

  • Alex Benay – CIO at Government of Canada
  • Rob Collins – Consultant, Author of the Value Imperative
  • Johanne Duhalme – VP Information Technology & Communications at Hydro Quebec
  • Jake Frelvald – VP Product Marketing at Information Builders
  • Tammy Labelle – CIO at Public Services & Procurement Canada
  • Jennaeya McTavish – CIO at Privy Council Office

CIO as Driver of Digital Disruption

  • Rob Collins – Consultant, Author of the Value Imperative
  • Jacques Mailloux – Executive Director of Innovation at Elections Canada
  • Daniel Steeves – CIO at Ottawa Police

We are confident that you created new connections with your peers, uncovered one or more new ideas that will impact your digital transformation efforts and found several new solution providers that can help your achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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