Speakers

Afua Bruce

Afua Bruce

Director of Engineering, Public Interest Technology
New America

Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan

Director
Babilim Light Industries

Shu Yang Lin

Shu Yang Lin

Consultant and international liaison
PDIS.tw

Guy Elad

Guy Elad

Deputy CIO
Tel Aviv Yafo municipality, Israel

Pia (Waugh) Andrews

Pia Andrews

Open and digital government expert

Rainhard Fuchs

Rainhard Fuchs

International Relations
Austrian Digitalisation Agency

Catherine Desgagnés‑Belzil

Catherine Desgagnés‑Belzil

Chief Digital Officer and Head of Quebec’s Digital Center of Excellence
Province of Quebec

Aaron Snow

Aaron Snow

Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Digital Service (CDS)

Hillary Hartley

Hillary Hartley

Chief Digital and Data Officer
Deputy Minister, Cabinet Office - Province of Ontario

David Eaves

David Eaves

Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

María Inés Baqué

María Inés Baqué

Secretary of Digital Government and Technological Innovation / Secretary of Modernization
Argentina

Kristo Vaher

Kristo Vaher

Chief of Technology
Government of Republic of Estonia

Elizabeth Rhodenizer

Elizabeth Rhodenizer

Chief Information Officer
Public Service Commission of Canada.

Nikhil J. Deshpande

Nikhil J. Deshpande

Chief Digital Officer
State of Georgia

Renee DiResta

Renee DiResta

Technical research manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust

Robert Król

Robert Król

Vice Director
GovTech Polska Programme, Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Tammy Labelle

Tammy Labelle

Chief Information Officer
Digital Services Branch, PSPC

Jerry Overton

Jerry Overton

DXC Fellow, Head of AI
DXC

Sarah Paquet

Sarah Paquet

Executive Vice-President
Shared Services Canada

Chris Taggart

Chris Taggart

Co-Founder & CEO
OpenCorporates

Lena Trudeau

Lena Trudeau

CEO
U.Group

Silvano	Tocchi

Silvano Tocchi

Director General Digital Services Directorate
Canada Revenue Agency

Jaimie Boyd

Jaimie Boyd

Chief Digital Officer
Government of British Columbia

Yantisa Akhadi

Yantisa Akhadi

Country Manager - Indonesia
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Lia	Milito

Lia Milito

Managing Director
Code for Canada

Georges Clement

Georges Clement

Co-Founder, JustFix.nyc
MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School

Deputy Chief Shawna Coxon

Deputy Chief Shawna Coxon

Deputy Chief of Police
Toronto Police Service

Lewis S Eisen

Lewis S Eisen

Speaker • Consultant • Author

Julie	Leese

Julie Leese

Chief Digital Officer
Transport Canada

Eric Ward

Eric Ward

Senior Director
Policy Horizons Canada

Malka Older

Malka Older

Author
Associated Researcher, Center for Sociology of Organizations, Sciences Po

Shlomo Swidler

Shlomo Swidler

CEO
Orchestratus

Sofia Mota

Sofia Mota

Director of TicAPP
Public Administration Digital Competencies Centre, AMA

Jesse Robbins

Jesse Robbins

Founder & CEO
Orion Labs

Iris Arbel-Ganz

Iris Arbel-Ganz

Innovation Development
Kfar Saba Economic Development Company

Ramy Nassar

Ramy Nassar

Founder
1000 Days Out

Diane Spencer

Diane Spencer

Manager, Information Management
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Syed Ahmed

Syed Ahmed

Lead Cloud Architect
CloudOps

Val Thomas

Val Thomas

Lead, Talent Mobility Strategy / Talent Cloud
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat / Government of Canada

Trevor Banks

Trevor Banks

Creative Change Agent
Banks Change Management

Ashley Bélanger

Ashley Bélanger

Manager, UX Research and Service Design
Government of Canada

Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Manager, Analytics & Innovation
Toronto Police Service

Jacqueline Lu

Jacqueline Lu

Digital Innovation Lead
Sidewalk Labs

Jesse Shapins

Jesse Shapins

Director of Development and Public Realm
Sidewalk Labs

Honey Dacanay

Honey Dacanay

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

Charles Eagan

Charles Eagan

Chief Technology Officer
BlackBerry

Cathy Barrera

Cathy Barrera

Founding Partner
Prysm Group

Ian Rae

Ian Rae

Founder and CEO
CloudOps

Rita Whittle

Rita Whittle

Executive Director, Government of Canada Security Policy, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada

Brad Mills

Brad Mills

Police Constable
Toronto Police Service

Katy	Lalonde

Katy Lalonde

Director
Ontario Digital Service/Government of Ontario

Paul Glover

Paul Glover

President
Shared Services Canada (SSC)

Rebecca Kain

Rebecca Kain

Sr. Consultant
Quarry

Eric Swedersky

Eric Swedersky

SVP, Delivery and Public Sector
SecureKey

Margaret Dawson

Margaret Dawson

Vice President, Portfolio Product Marketing
Red Hat

Jon Finkelstein

Jon Finkelstein

Executive Creative Director
PwC Canada

Janice Cudlip

Janice Cudlip

Strategist and Community Builder with the Policy Community Partnership Office
Canada’s Federal Public Service

Robert Osborn

Robert Osborn

Federal CTO
ServiceNow

Chamika Ailapperuma

Chamika Ailapperuma

Senior UX Researcher and Service Designer
Government of Canada

Steven Greene

Steven Greene

Associate Partner
IBM iX

Tracy Miranda

Tracy Miranda

Director of Open Source Community
CloudBees

Andrew Pitt

Andrew Pitt

Solutions Architect
Red Hat

Sherry Tiao

Sherry Tiao

Product Marketing Senior Manager
Oracle

Tom De Rosa

Tom De Rosa

Strategic Program Lead
Oracle

Diane Allan

Diane Allan

President, Measurement Canada
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada / Government of Canada

Anatoly Tulchinsky

Anatoly Tulchinsky

Director Consulting; Data Science, Advanced Analytics and AI
CGI

Diana Cheptene

Diane Cheptene

Studios Lead & Senior Managing Consultant
IBM

TJ Stidwill

TJ Stidwill

Associate Partner, Public Sector Cognitive Process Transformation
IBM

Angela Mondou

Angela Mondou

President and CEO
Information Technology Association of Canada

Ryan Hum

Ryan Hum

Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Data and Information Management
Canada Energy Regulator

Nilufer Erdebil

Nilufer Erdebil

CEO
Spring2 Innovation

Michael Cole

Michael Cole

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Bell Canada

Susan Sharp

Susan Sharp

Partner, Digital Experience & Innovation Consulting
PwC Canada

Larry Cooper

Larry Cooper

Partner
AdaptiveOrg Inc.

Ella Mae Lewis

Ella Mae Lewis

Director of Product
Apolitical

Daniel Berg

Daniel Berg

Distinguished Engineer
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

Dr. Diane Gutiw

Dr. Diane Gutiw

Vice President, Big Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning
CGI

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

Partner
AdaptiveOrg Inc.

Vivian Nobrega

Vivian Nobrega

Open Source Advocate for the Government of Canada
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Azalia Shamsaei

Azalia Shamsaei, Ph.D.

Product Manager
MindBridge Ai

Jim Whitestone

Jim Whitestone

Chief Environmental and Financial Economist
Blockscale Solutions Inc.

Fatema Pirone

Fatema Pirone

Senior Director, Enterprise Innovation
CIBC

Pete	Frasco

Pete Frasco

Senior Manager, Sales Engineering
BlackBerry, AtHoc

Domenica Maciocia

Domenica Maciocia

Senior Vice President, Client Services and Sales Operations
Bell Business Markets

Kent Aitken

Kent Aitken (TRACK CHAIR)

Policy and Partnerships
CSPS' Digital Academy

Zahra Merchant

Zahra Merchant

Director – Service Management Office
Bank of Canada

Jaethan Reichel

Jaethan Reichel

Co-Founder & CEO
Lightship

Kim Ennis

Kim Ennis

Program Manager, Service Improvement, Service Transformation
City of Ottawa

Brandon Biggs

Brandon Biggs

Winner, 2019 IDeA Canada Competition
Technological / Communication barriers

Sonia Powell

Sonia Powell

Director General, Real Property Service’s Workplace Solutions Service Line
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Alexander Howard

Alexander Howard

Director of the Digital Democracy Project
Demand Progress Education Fund

Claudia Thompson

Claudia Thompson

Managing Director, Health & Public Service Canada / Managing Director, Inclusion & Diversity Canada
Accenture, Canada

Matthew Levy

Matthew Levy

Winner, 2019 IDeA Canada Competition
Architectural / Industrial Design barriers

Natalie McGee

Natalie McGee (Moderator)

Executive Director, Enterprise Strategic Planning, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat / Government of Canada

Louis-Pierre Auger

Louis-Pierre Auger

Winner, 2019 IDeA Canada Competition
Attitudinal / Systemic barriers

Lisa Carroll

Lisa Carroll

Canadian Public Sector Lead
Microsoft Canada

Jared Uramowski

Jared Uramowski

Winner, 2019 IDeA Canada Competition
Architectural / Industrial Design barriers

Tracy Sletto

Tracy Sletto

Executive Vice President, Transparency and Strategic Engagement
Canada Energy Regulator

Kaveh Afshar-Zanjani

Kaveh Afshar-Zanjani

Manager, Data Science (Chief Data Office)
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Anna Wong

Anna Wong

Director
Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

Dinesh Mohan

Dinesh Mohan

Director General, Cloud Services
Shared Services Canada

Pauline Martin

Pauline Martin

Industry Executive, Government
Microsoft Canada

Kowsi Murugapoopathy

Kowsi Murugapoopathy

Technical Solution Architect
Lixar

Daphnée  Nostrome

Daphnée Nostrome

Lead, Digital Training, Senior Content Designer
Ontario Digital Service, Government of Ontario

Sagar Jha

Sagar Jha (TRACK CHAIR)

Partnership Development Lead
Code for Canada

Gillian Whichelo

Gillian Whichelo

Data Governance Analyst
Assistant Deputy Minister (Data, Innovation, Analytics), ADM (DIA) National Defence / Government of Canada

Bryce Buffaloe

Bryce Buffaloe

Hybrid & Edge Compute Specialist
Google Cloud

Christiane Coda

Christiane Coda

Digital Advisor
Microsoft Canada

Mike Kujawski

Mike Kujawski

Managing Partner
CEPSM.ca

Parinaz Sobhani

Parinaz Sobhani

Director of Machine Learning
Georgian Partners

Shiladitya Sircar

Shiladitya Sircar

Vice President, Secure Messaging & Enterprise Identity
BlackBerry

Meaghan Reinecke

Meaghan Reinecke

Manager, UX Strategy
PwC Canada

Wes George

Wes George

CTO
Proof

Shelley Fraser

Shelley Fraser

Leader
Lixar Creativity Hub

Charles-Antoine Drouin

Charles-Antoine Drouin

Business Intelligence Analyst
Health Canada

Evelina Pituch

Evelina Pituch

Winner, 2019 IDeA Canada Competition
Attitudinal / Systemic barriers

Walter Knitl

Walter Knitl

CEO, Praxiem
Chief Business Development Officer, IoT613

Shelly Smith

Shelly Smith

City of Winnipeg Records & Information Management Coordinator
ARMA Canada Conference Program Director

Kate Armour

Kate Armour

Information Security Program Specialist | Enterprise Information Security
Export Development Canada

Mélanie Robert

Mélanie Robert

Executive Director, Open Government, Chief Information Officer Branch
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada

Michele Lajeunesse

Michele Lajeunesse

Director, Cloud Solutions
IBM Canada

Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll

Founder
Solve for Interesting

Ioana Finichiu

Ioana Finichiu

Innovation and Policy Services
Canada School of Public Service, Government of Canada