2021 Agenda

The following is a draft agenda. Changes may be made without notice.

All the sessions will be held in PST (Pacific Standard Time)

INTELLIGENT PUBLIC SECTOR SHOWCASE

5TH ANNUAL INTELLIGENT CITIES SUMMIT 2021

May 26-27-28, 2021

The Intelligent Cities Summit brings together leading global municipal professionals and tech experts to discuss, share ideas and case studies on how to utilize new technology to make our cities more intelligent – making them more efficient, offering better city services and improving quality of life. The 3-day Summit will highlight how the use of technology has and can contribute in making public services prompt, efficient and more effective. Join us in 2021 so that we can build better cities in Canada and around the world together.

5TH ANNUAL IOT, BIG DATA HEALTHCARE SUMMIT 2021

May 26-27-28, 2021

Now in its 5th year, the 2021 IoT Big Data Healthcare Summit will be co-located with Intelligent Cities and IoT Code Orange Summits. The 3-day IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit gathers healthcare professionals and solution providers under one roof to share new developments, case studies, and ideas that help the healthcare sector move forward. Join us in 2021 so that we can build better healthcare systems in Canada and around the world together. One ticket gives you access to Healthcare Summit, Intelligent Cities Summit, Code Orange, Intelligent Cities Showcase and much more.

IOT, CODE ORANGE EMERGENCY SERVICES SUMMIT 2021

May 26-27-28, 2021

The 2021 IoT Code Orange Summit will be co-located with Intelligent Cities and IoT Big Data Healthcare Summit. This two-day summit will create a common platform for Emergency Services professionals and solution providers from across the globe to congregate and initiate meaningful conversations. Through focused panel discussions and talks, the summit is aimed at sharing advancements, ideas, and case studies on ways to improve the efficiency of emergency services and consider how technology can act as a catalyst in this process.

PEOPLE FIRST SUMMIT 2021

May 26-27-28, 2021

The 2021 People First Summit will be co-located with the Intelligent Cities, IoT Big Data Healthcare, and IoT Code Orange Summits. This two-day summit brings together municipal leaders in human capital and solution providers from across Canada and the world to imagine the future of work in the public sector. Join us in 2021 for crucial conversations on ways to ensure that the Public sector organizations truly reflect the public and embrace diversity, equity, culture, and engagement.  Let us build the leadership of tomorrow, today.

INTELLIGENT CITIES SUMMIT
IOT, PEOPLE FIRST SUMMIT / MAY 26 & MAY 28, 2021

Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world. In November 2015, Canada captured global headlines with the unveiling of a diverse cabinet that “looks like Canada”. While this was a tremendous milestone, it is important that we do not rest on our laurels and continue to work towards diversity, equity, culture, and engagement at every level of the public sector.

Statistics Canada projects that by 2031 close to 1 in 3 Canadians (31.0%) will be members of a visible minority and almost 1 in 2 (44.2% to 49.7%) will be either an immigrant or a child of an immigrant by 2036. In 2016 the recruitment of people with disabilities to the federal public service decreased from 3.5% to 3.3%. Over the past decade, the overall proportion of women in the public service has increased by 18%, and the overall proportion of visible minority employees increased by 279%.

While we do see significant progress, much work remains to be done across every aspect of inherent diversity (ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, different abilities, etc.), especially as we increasingly step into the digital world and develop the future of work.

The 2021 People First Summit will bring together government leaders in talent and human capital, along with technology and solution providers to discuss the way forward for the public sector.

Why attend?

  • Be a part of productive conversations as leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead in the public sector
  • Connect with thought-leaders and technology providers from across Canada and the world
  • Discover some of the latest tools and techniques being used successfully through case studies
  • Build your own highly personalized agenda, as one ticket gives you access to content from four different summits!

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

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DAY 1 – MAY 26, 2021

DAY 2 – MAY 27, 2021

DAY 3 – MAY 28, 2021

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “FazAhmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “FazAhmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

10:15

Shawn Slack, Chief Information Officer, City of Mississauga

10:00

More Challenging Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risk: Is Canada prepared?

Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

10:00

Digital + Open = Intelligent

Melanie Robert, Executive Director, Open Government, Treasury Board Secretariat

10:30

Impact of infrastructure planning on smart city deployments

Michael Stephens
, GM Business Development, Municipalities & Government Relations, BAI Communications

10:30

Digital Government: A Federal Government Perspective

Paul Wagner
, Interim Chief Technology Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat

10:30

Talent at the City of Mississauga

Gary Kent, CPA, CGA, ICD.D
, Chief Financial Officer & Commissioner of Corporate Services, Region of Peel

11:00

Panel: Intelligent Urban Governance and Management
  • The five dimensions of urban governance, and where technology can unlock potential
  • “Intelligent” capabilities for Civic engagement in decision-making structures
  • Urban Living Labs – What are they and do they work?
Raffaele Gareri, Chief Digital Officer, City of Rome
Anja Riedle
, Head Smart City Basel, Switzerland
Jordan Sun
, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose
Leonie van den Beuken
, Program Director, Amsterdam Smart City
Moderator: Youssef Kalad, Cybersecurity Fellow (University of Chicago Harris School)

11:00

Panel: Resilient Cities
  • Lessons Learnt
  • How to create intelligent and effective solutions?
  • What role can IoT play in rethinking the livable, sustainable, and resilient city of the future?
  • The COVID-19 Test
Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh
David Graham
, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad
Craig Hopkins
, CIO, City of San Antonio
Piero Pelizzaro
, Chief Resilience Officer, Milan Municipality
Moderator: Mila Gasco Hernandez, Associate Research Director, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York

11:00

Panel: Cities as Engines of the Global Economy
Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner, Planning and Economic Development, Region of Durham
Fernando de Pablo Martin
, Director Digital Office, Madrid City Council
Gustaf Landahl
, Head of Department, Environment and Health Administration, City of Stockholm
James Pearson
, CEO, City of Joondalup
Moderator: Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events

11:30

Smart Waste Management: Expectations vs. Reality
Rohit Shanker
, CEO & President, Inovex Inc.
Lindsay Kelly, Data & Analytics Team Lead, City of Vancouver


An Integrated and Architectural Approach to IoT

Savio Lee,
Business Unit Leader – Emerging Technology, Ingram Micro Canada

11:30

Panel: Building Intelligent Assets
  • How to Utilize Intelligent City-wide Infrastructure
  • Integration, connection, collaboration, learning
  • You have gathered the data, now what can you do with your Big Data?
  • Multi-use infrastructure planning
Fraser Gibbs, CTO, eleven-x
Brian Mackay, Director, IT , City of Nanaimo
Raimundo Rodulfo, CIO/ Director of IT, City of Coral Gables, FL
Moderator: Jag Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Newmarket

11:30

Panel: Developing People-Centric Data Systems
  • Moving beyond proprietary code and information silos
  • Putting people at the heart of the system
Brandon Branham, CTO and Assistant City Manager, Peachtree Corners (Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners), Georgia
Michael Donaldson, Commissioner of Technological Innovation, Electronic Administration and Good Governance, Barcelona City Council
Óli Páll Geirsson, Chief Data Officer, The City of Reykjavik
Moderator: Lea Hemetsberger, Director, Network & Projects, Open and Agile Smart Cities

12:00

Panel: Does Size Matter? Developing Intelligent Smaller Municipalities
  • Regional collaboration and IoT Solutions to bring smaller communities together
  • Deurbanization and its impacts
  • Being prepared for De-Urbanization and Work From Home Culture
Rob Adams, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
David Fell
, Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Ontario Regional Network
Dan Mathers
, CEO & President, eleven-x
Andrea McKinney
, General Manager, Corporate Services, Town of Orangeville
Moderator: Ashleigh Weeden, Ph. D Candidate, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph

12:00

Panel: Data-Driven Planning
  • How can machine learning, AI, and Big Data improve planning?
  • Are projects scalable, transferable, repeatable?
  • Technology as an aid to planning
Brian C. Dillard, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio
David Graham
, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad
Dr. Anneke Smit
, Director and Associate Professor, Windsor Law Centre for Cities, University of Windsor

12:00

Panel: Creating a culture to foster collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking
  • Empower Communities through partnership
  • Allowing room for failure in municipal systems
  • Rewarding success
Andrew Buss, Deputy CIO for Innovation Management, Philadelphia
Michael Hess, Director of Future Ready, City of Orlando
Jessica Linthorne
, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Chair, Municipal Innovation Council, Town of Saugeen Shores
Moderator: Sheila Bassi-Kellett, City Manager, City of Yellowknife

12:30

Panel: The 21st Century Workforce
  • How will increased working from home shape the urban future?
  • What are the impacts on mobility, retail, property, and municipal taxes?
Alison Burgess, Manager Corporate Initiatives, Region of Durham
Kalyan Chakravarthy
, Chief Information Officer, Regional Municipality of Durham
Mary-Anne Dempster
, City Manager, City of Richmond Hill
Moderator: Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events

12:30

Panel: The Modern Mobility Movement
  • Mobility as a catalyst to unlock and multiply gains from other smart city initiatives
  • What trends are we seeing in mobility? In urban mobility?
  • How can we leverage Big Data from our IoT mobility data?
  • The power of Smart Mapping and Geospatial Technology to address our transport needs
Sharon Fleming, Director, Fleet Services, City of Calgary
Roger Jones
, Chief Technology Officer, Auckland Transport
Moderator: Jenny Alfandary, President and CEO, Westario Power Inc.

12:30

Panel: City Services Panel
  • Sustainability and Waste Management
  • Reimagining the Library
  • Utilities in a Digital Age – Electricity, Water, Gas, & Wifi
Kieran Fahey, Director, Long-Term Control Plan, City of South Bend, Indiana, USA
Erwin Pascual
, Manager, Waste Planning, Waste Management, Region of Peel
Maciej Podoski
, Technical Solutions Architect – Smart Cities & Transportation, CISCO
Paul Takala
, Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library
Moderator: Cyrus Tehrani, Chief Digital Officer, City of Hamilton

13:00

Panel: Data-Driven Governance – Information
  • What is data used for, and how does it benefit citizens?
  • How to enhance decision-making and citizen’s experience?
  • How can tech improve youth civic engagement?
Miquel Estape, VP Government Digital Innovation, ACGP
Christine Keung
, Chief Data Officer, City of San Jose
Teppo Rantanen
, Executive Director, Growth, Innovation, and Competitiveness, City of Tampere
Moderator: Namir Anani, CEO & President, ICTC

13:00

Panel: What Does the Future Hold for Us?
  • Adapting Ecosystems, Organizations, and People
Raimundo Rodulfo, CIO/ Director of IT, City of Coral Gables, FL
Dave Shorey
, Innovation Officer, Municipal Innovation Council
Michael Thususka
, Director of Economic Development, City of Summerside
Moderator: Ashleigh Weeden, Ph. D Candidate, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph

Innovation Showcase by Createch
Denzil Solomon, VP Sales & Emerging Technologies, Createch

13:00

How Taipei transferred itself into a ‘Smart City’
Dr Chen-Yu Lee, Director, Smart City Project Management Office (TPMO), Taipei City Government

13:30

Panel: Data-Driven Governance – Privacy
  • How is data collected and managed?
  • What are the privacy concerns of digital identities?
  • How must we ensure that citizen data is protected?
Sylvia Kingsmill, Partner, Privacy, Regulatory & Information Management (PRIM), KPMG
Mike Shapiro
, Chief Privacy Officer, Country of Santa Clara
Moderator: Garry Scobie, Deputy CISO, The University of Edinburgh

13:30

Recruit like a Marketer
Elizabeth Williams, Co-founder, Academy of Business Communication

13:30

The Creation of the Virginia Smart Community Testbed and Vision for a Smart Stafford
Michael Q. Cannon, Chief Technology Officer, Stafford County, Virginia

14:00

Leading a Respectful Workplace: diversity, inclusion, civility and respect in  workplace
Joy Hulton, Workplace Mediator/Arbitrator, Conflict Facilitator, Hulton Workplace Resolutions

14:00

14:00

IOT, BIG DATA HEALTHCARE SUMMIT
IOT, PEOPLE FIRST SUMMIT / MAY 26 & MAY 28, 2021

Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world. In November 2015, Canada captured global headlines with the unveiling of a diverse cabinet that “looks like Canada”. While this was a tremendous milestone, it is important that we do not rest on our laurels and continue to work towards diversity, equity, culture, and engagement at every level of the public sector.

Statistics Canada projects that by 2031 close to 1 in 3 Canadians (31.0%) will be members of a visible minority and almost 1 in 2 (44.2% to 49.7%) will be either an immigrant or a child of an immigrant by 2036. In 2016 the recruitment of people with disabilities to the federal public service decreased from 3.5% to 3.3%. Over the past decade, the overall proportion of women in the public service has increased by 18%, and the overall proportion of visible minority employees increased by 279%.

While we do see significant progress, much work remains to be done across every aspect of inherent diversity (ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, different abilities, etc.), especially as we increasingly step into the digital world and develop the future of work.

The 2021 People First Summit will bring together government leaders in talent and human capital, along with technology and solution providers to discuss the way forward for the public sector.

Why attend?

  • Be a part of productive conversations as leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead in the public sector
  • Connect with thought-leaders and technology providers from across Canada and the world
  • Discover some of the latest tools and techniques being used successfully through case studies
  • Build your own highly personalized agenda, as one ticket gives you access to content from four different summits!

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

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DAY 1 – 26 MAY, 2021

DAY 2 – 27 MAY, 2021

DAY 3 – 28 MAY, 2021

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “FazAhmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “FazAhmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

10:00

Opening Keynote
Shawn Slack, Chief Information Officer, City of Mississauga

10:00

More Challenging Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risk: Is Canada prepared?
Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

10:00

Digital + Open = Intelligent
Melanie Robert, Executive Director, Open Government, Treasury Board Secretariat

10:30

Impact of infrastructure planning on smart city deployments
Michael Stephens, GM Business Development, Municipalities & Government Relations, BAI Communications

10:30

Digital Government: A Federal Government Perspective
Paul Wagner, Interim Chief Technology Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat

10:30

Talent at the City of Mississauga
Gary Kent, CPA, CGA, ICD.D, Chief Financial Officer & Commissioner of Corporate Services Region of Peel

11:00

Empowering care teams with innovation, timely data, and actionable insights
Jhanvi Solanki, Program Director, Surgical Services & Maternal-Child Programs and Command Centre Generation 2 Co-Chair, Humber River Hospital

11:00

Leveraging brick-and-click to balance timeliness with quality care
Suresh Madan, CEO and President, MyHealth Centre

11:00

11:30

11:30

Using Non-Health Data to Improve Public Health
  • Integration with other municipal data
  • Using publicly accessible data for health purposes
Dr. M. Mustafa Hirji MD MPH FRCPC, Medical Officer of Health and Commissioner (Acting), Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services
Sinéad McElhone
, Manager Surveillance and Evaluation, Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services

11:30

12:00

Panel: Leveraging IoT to Improve Clinical Outcomes
Dr. Aviv S. Gladman, Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer, Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital

12:00

Panel: Creating Resilient Healthcare Systems
  • Is pandemic preparation now a pillar of our healthcare systems?
  • What have we learnt from COVID-19?
  • How do we prepare for future pandemics – funding, management, collaboration, data sharing and education?
Mark Fam, MHA, CHE, Vice President, Programs, Michael Garron Hospital
Christopher J Hutchins VP
, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Northwell Health System
Ronald Johnson
, VP Innovation and Rural Health, Eastern Health
Moderator: Dan Levitt, Executive Director, Tabor Village

12:00

12:30

Panel: Healthcare @ Home
  • Telemedicine
  • M-health
  • Remote health
Jonathan Craven, Head of Information Governance / Data Protection Officer, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Payam Pakravan
, Vice President, Strategy and Analytics , Ontario Health
Jamie Wlodarczak RN
, director, clinical adoption and integration, Office of Virtual Health – Provincial Health Services Authority
Moderator: Francis Harrison, Technical Virtual Care Specialist, Island Health

12:30

Powering Data Innovation, Seattle Children’s Journey to HIMSS AMAM 7
Ryan Sousa, Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital

12:30

13:00

Panel: The Power of Predictive Analytics
  • Strengthen data quality
  • Transferring and sharing of information
Uzma Ali, Business Intelligence Architect Lead, Health Information Management
Matthew Murphy
, Director, Performance, Analytics and Accountability, Nova Scotia Health
Ryan Sousa
, Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Moderator: Dan Levitt, Executive Director, Tabor Village

13:00

Virtual Care optimization in Northern Primary Care
Dr. Harsahil Singh, Medical Director, Primary Care Clinics, Northern Health Region (NHR), MB

13:00

Panel: Caring for Seniors
  • How did we get here? How can we improve care and safety?
  • Creating regulation in line with today’s needs
  • What is the best funding model, how best to utilise each dollar?
Martin Joyce, Partner, National Human & Social Services Leader, KPMG
Nancy Polsinelli
, Commissioner Health Services, Region of Peel
Moderator: Candace Chartier, Chief Seniors’ Advocate and Strategic Partnerships Officer, Southbridge Care Homes Inc.

13:30

Innovating use of data in the Health Information Management (HIM)
  • Expanding boundaries of HIM Data Management Platform
  • Enabling analytics to save time and effort
  • Perspective on COVID-19
Uzma Ali, Business Intelligence Architect Lead, Health Information Management

13:30

13:30

Panel: The Future of Long-Term Care & Senior Health
  • Challenges of ageing population
  • Demand for senior care and long-term care with increasingly retiring Boomers
  • Post-COVID future of care
  • Privatisation vs Public Sector
  • Commodifying compassion
Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist, SE Health
Dan Levitt
, Executive Director, Tabor Village
Nancy Polsinelli, Commissioner Health Services, Region of Peel
Moderator: Candace Chartier, Chief Seniors’ Advocate and Strategic Partnerships Officer, Southbridge Care Homes Inc.
IOT CODE ORANGE EMERGENCY SERVICES SUMMIT
IOT, PEOPLE FIRST SUMMIT / MAY 26 & MAY 28, 2021

Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world. In November 2015, Canada captured global headlines with the unveiling of a diverse cabinet that “looks like Canada”. While this was a tremendous milestone, it is important that we do not rest on our laurels and continue to work towards diversity, equity, culture, and engagement at every level of the public sector.

Statistics Canada projects that by 2031 close to 1 in 3 Canadians (31.0%) will be members of a visible minority and almost 1 in 2 (44.2% to 49.7%) will be either an immigrant or a child of an immigrant by 2036. In 2016 the recruitment of people with disabilities to the federal public service decreased from 3.5% to 3.3%. Over the past decade, the overall proportion of women in the public service has increased by 18%, and the overall proportion of visible minority employees increased by 279%.

While we do see significant progress, much work remains to be done across every aspect of inherent diversity (ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, different abilities, etc.), especially as we increasingly step into the digital world and develop the future of work.

The 2021 People First Summit will bring together government leaders in talent and human capital, along with technology and solution providers to discuss the way forward for the public sector.

Why attend?

  • Be a part of productive conversations as leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead in the public sector
  • Connect with thought-leaders and technology providers from across Canada and the world
  • Discover some of the latest tools and techniques being used successfully through case studies
  • Build your own highly personalized agenda, as one ticket gives you access to content from four different summits!

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

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DAY 1 -MAY 27, 2021

DAY 2 -MAY 28, 2021

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “FazAhmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “FazAhmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

10:00

More Challenging Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risk: Is Canada prepared?
Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

10:00

Digital + Open = Intelligent
Melanie Robert, Executive Director, Open Government, Treasury Board Secretariat

10:30

Digital Government: A Federal Government Perspective
Paul Wagner, Interim Chief Technology Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat

10:30

Talent at the City of Mississauga
Gary Kent, CPA, CGA, ICD.D, Chief Financial Officer & Commissioner of Corporate Services, Region of Peel

11:00

Panel: Rethinking Emergency Services in 21st Century
  • How can technology improve emergency services?
  • Critical aspects of modern systems: Enhanced efficiency, quick response, easy sharing of critical data
Marc Andrews, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police
Monique Belair
, Deputy Fire Chief, Oakville Fire Department
Jason Mercer
, Program Support Specialist, St. John’s Regional Fire Department
Deryn Rizzi
, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services
Moderator: Leah Sobon, Digital Editor and Social Media Director, Crackyl Magazine

11:00

Panel: Cohesive, efficient, integrated, well regulated and funded emergency service-Reality or dream?
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • Roadblocks ahead and how to overcome them
Mark Jones, Chief Officer, South Australian Country Fire Services
Tanya Patterson
, Emergency Program Coordinator, City of Victoria
Tyler Pelke
, Deputy Chief – Operations, Training & Logistics,  Red Deer Emergency Services, The City of Red Deer
Moderator: Melanie Soler, Vice President, Emergency Management, Canadian Red Cross

11:30

Panel: Regulating Emergency Services
  • Where lies the onus: Federal, provincial, or municipal level?
  • Defining roles of different stakeholders
  • Funding nation-wide modern system: Policy frameworks, financial models
  • Best Practices
John A. Lane, Fire & Paramedic Chief, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
Nancy Macdonald-Duncan
, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention & Life Safety, Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services
Tanya Mullally
, Provincial Emergency Management coordinator, PEI Emergency Measures Organisation
Moderator: Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events

11:30

Panel: Integrating Services with Hospitals, Police, Fire, and other emergency services
  • Data Solutions
  • Service Coordination
  • Service Integration
  • Challenges
Steve Czajka, Manager Smart City, City of Mississauga
John A. Lane
, Fire & Paramedic Chief, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
Andrew Moull
, Specialist, Emergency and Disaster Management, Hamilton Health Sciences
Moderator: David Wales, International Fire, Crisis and Disaster Advisor, Shared Aim

12:00

Panel: Creating People-Centric: Emergency Services
  • Putting people first: Ensuring ease of use for anyone in crisis, availability of faster assistance
  • Ensuring Inclusive Emergency Services for citizens with special needs
Steve Dongworth, Fire Chief, City of Calgary Department
Nancy Macdonald-Duncan
, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention & Life Safety, Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services
Stephane Malo, Assistant Chief, Operations and Communication, Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services
Moderator: David Wales, International Fire, Crisis and Disaster Advisor, SharedAim

12:00

Panel: Next Generation of Emergency Services
  • Bringing 911 into the 21st century: What are the key points that must be considered?
  • The way forward for 911: How can the system be enhanced?
Paulo Da Silva, Deputy Chief, York Regional Police
Chris Kearns
, Deputy Chief, Red Deer Emergency Services
Stephane Malo
, Assistant Chief, Operations and Communication, Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services
Moderator: Wesley Wright, Executive Director, NG 9-1-1 Institute

12:30

Panel: Opportunities and Challenges in implementing NG 911
  • Replacing the decades-old system with a new one
  • How can the Data Security Challenge be addressed?
  • What are the expectations from the modern system?
Cristina Lumbreras, Technical Director, EENA
Karen Fry
, Fire Chief, City of Vancouver, BC
Marty Smyth
, Chief Executive Officer, Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority
Larry Thomas
, Fire Chief, Surrey Fire Services, BC
Moderator: Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events

12:30

Panel: Role and Impact of New System on Emergency Services Professionals
  • What are the benefits of going tech-forward?
  • What does NG 9-1-1 have in store for the professionals?
  • How do we protect the people providing these services?
Dean La Grange, Chief of Police, City of Camrose
Joel McDonald ACP
, ENP, Deputy Commander, Lethbridge 9-1-1
Diane Pelletier
, Director, NB911 bureau
Moderator: Tim Beckett, Deputy Fire Marshal, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Ministry of the Solicitor General, Province of Ontario
PEOPLE FIRST SUMMIT
IOT, PEOPLE FIRST SUMMIT / MAY 26 & MAY 28, 2021

Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world. In November 2015, Canada captured global headlines with the unveiling of a diverse cabinet that “looks like Canada”. While this was a tremendous milestone, it is important that we do not rest on our laurels and continue to work towards diversity, equity, culture, and engagement at every level of the public sector.

Statistics Canada projects that by 2031 close to 1 in 3 Canadians (31.0%) will be members of a visible minority and almost 1 in 2 (44.2% to 49.7%) will be either an immigrant or a child of an immigrant by 2036. In 2016 the recruitment of people with disabilities to the federal public service decreased from 3.5% to 3.3%. Over the past decade, the overall proportion of women in the public service has increased by 18%, and the overall proportion of visible minority employees increased by 279%.

While we do see significant progress, much work remains to be done across every aspect of inherent diversity (ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, different abilities, etc.), especially as we increasingly step into the digital world and develop the future of work.

The 2021 People First Summit will bring together government leaders in talent and human capital, along with technology and solution providers to discuss the way forward for the public sector.

Why attend?

  • Be a part of productive conversations as leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead in the public sector
  • Connect with thought-leaders and technology providers from across Canada and the world
  • Discover some of the latest tools and techniques being used successfully through case studies
  • Build your own highly personalized agenda, as one ticket gives you access to content from four different summits!

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

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DAY 1 – MAY 26, 2021

DAY 2 -MAY 28, 2021

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “FazAhmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “FazAhmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

10:00

Opening Keynote
Shawn Slack, Chief Information Officer, City of Mississauga

10:00

Digital + Open = Intelligent
Melanie Robert, Executive Director, Open Government, Treasury Board Secretariat

10:30

Impact of infrastructure planning on smart city deployments
Michael Stephens, GM Business Development, Municipalities & Government Relations, BAI Communications

10:30

Talent at the City of Mississauga
Gary Kent, CPA, CGA, ICD.D, Chief Financial Officer & Commissioner of Corporate Services, Region of Peel

11:00

Panel: Diversity & Inclusion: Visible Minorities and Indigenous People
  • ~20% of Canada’s population is born outside the country, many of whom are visible minorities
  • Leadership opportunities for indigenous peoples beyond their own reserves?
  • Can governments legislate diversity?
Cheryl Gehue, Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Halifax Regional Municipality
Tara Jones,
Director, Human Resources & Corporate Services, Destination Ontario
Saleha J. Khan
, Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Peel Regional Police
Moderator: Adwoa K. Buahene, CEO, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council

11:00

Panel: Diversity & Inclusion: Gender
  • Gender diversity in the public sector, especially in leadership roles
  • Obstacles and overcoming them
  • How can public sector attract more diverse talent?
Monique Belair, Deputy Fire Chief, Oakville Fire Department
Paulo Da Silva
, Deputy Chief, York Regional Police
Anna M. Filice
, CAO, Hamilton Police Services
Moderator: Diane Davy, Executive Director, WorkInCulture

11:30

Panel: Women in Tech – are we still looking at a virtual glass ceiling
  • Pull your own chair and secure a seat at the table
  • Women entering and thriving in tech
  • Building an environment of innovation and collaboration for women
  • Can remote work act as a catalyst?
Yeliz Ali, Strategic Advisor, Digital Transformation, City of Mississauga
Andrea Oliver
, Senior IT Manager, City of Mississauga
Joan Pace Jakobsen
, IT Project Manager – TXM Services, City of Mississauga
Moderator: Roopali Chaudhary, Founder & CEO, Lotus STEMM

11:30

Panel: Attracting Talent
  • Hiring the brightest young talent
  • Accommodating the “tri-athletes” – recognising experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors
  • Discouraging skill discounting (the practice of giving less weightage for experience gained outside public sector)
  • Onboarding and integration of new employees, virtually
Gloria Pakravan, Head of People Strategy & Performance, Toronto Police Service
Visha Sukdeo
, Executive Director, Human Resources Services, City of Oshawa
Robert Alldred-Hughes M.HRM
, CHRL, CHE, Vice President, Operations & Chief Human Resources Officer, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare
Moderator: Elizabeth Williams, Co-Founder, Academy of Business Communication

12:00

Panel: Diversity & Inclusion: The Neurodiverse and People with Disabilities
  • Are municipalities ready to hire employees with disabilities, and the neurodiverse?
  • How can tech in physical infrastructure, hiring, and orientation support these goals?
  • Is Work From Home the access revolution?
Rachel Boutin, Senior Advisor Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion & Official Languages, National Research Council Canada
Saleha J. Khan
, Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Peel Regional Police
Tony Labillois, Director, Public Sector Statistics Division, Statistics Canada
Philip Rizcallah
, CEO, Accessibility Standards Canada
Moderator: Richard Plummer, Director of Business Development & Operations, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

12:00

12:30

Panel: Building Leaders of Tomorrow
  • How can the government attract and retain a young workforce?
  • Defining leadership in public sector and how to Identify leaders
  • Rethinking Hiring processes
  • Innovations in cultivating and empowering leaders
  • How can tech improve youth civic engagement?
Nathalie Dubois, Vice President – Talent, Culture and Evolution, Hydro-Québec
Patrick Faulkner
, Director General Human Resources & Corporate Services, Western Economic Diversification Canada
Lori Kelly
, Director of Human Resources, City of Mississauga
Gary Kent, CPA, CGA, ICD.D
, Chief Financial Officer & Commissioner of Corporate Services, Region of Peel
Moderator: Marilyn Thompson, Associate Provost, Human Resources, University of Waterloo

12:30

Panel: Changing the Culture
  • How to create a culture of innovation, transparency, and growth?
  • Allowing room for failure and encouraging risk-taking
  • How can municipalities encourage experimentation among employees?
Stuart Betts, Deputy Chief of Police, Administration, London Police Service
Dominique Dallaire
, CHRO, Standards Council of Canada
Hajir Nuriddin
, Assistant Chief of Police, Coral Gables Fl. Police Department
Angela Roberge
, CHRO and Chief of Staff, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
Moderator: Tina Walter, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor

13:00

How standards and regulations will help drive positive change and support an inclusive society for all including communities of persons with disabilities
Philip Rizcallah, CEO, Accessibility Standards Canada

13:00

Panel: Employee Data
  • What is data used for, and how does it benefit employees?
  • How is data collected and managed?
  • What are the privacy concerns?
Patrick Faulkner, Director General Human Resources & Corporate Services, Western Economic Diversification Canada
Bethany Kauzlarick
, Manager of Human Resources, City of Charlottetown
Jennifer Guitard
, Director, HR Analytics, Systems, and Information Management, Province of Nova Scotia
Moderator: Joy Hulton, Workplace Mediator/Arbitrator, Conflict Facilitator, Hulton Workplace Resolutions

13:30

13:30

The Art of Inclusion: 3 Pathways to Transform your Organization
Kimberly Armstrong, Deputy City Manager, City of Edmonton

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