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Tuesday, October 4
 

8:00am

9:00am

Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Bette-Jo Hughes

Bette-Jo Hughes

Bette-Jo has been the Associate Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia since October 2012.  Her current responsibilities include executive oversight of ServiceBC, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Service BC is the government’s leader in citizen centred service delivery, and provider of general advice and transactional services to citizens and businesses. The Office... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 9:00am - 9:10am
Lecture Theatre

9:10am

Keynote: 10 Things You Should Know About Agile Development

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Speakers
avatar for Andy Kyte

Andy Kyte

Andy Kyte is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research and is a member of the Application Strategy and Governance team. With more than 35 years of experience in the application arena, Mr. Kyte now focuses his research on the challenges facing CIOs and business management teams in managing large complex application portfolios while dealing with continuous demand from business managers for more application capability. This... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 9:10am - 10:10am
Lecture Theatre

10:10am

Networking Break
Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:10am - 10:30am
Level 1 Foyer

10:30am

Industry Intelligence with a focus on Cloud

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Speakers
avatar for Ed Anderson

Ed Anderson

Ed Anderson focuses his research on the broad cloud service market, including market trends, forecasts, the cloud vendor landscape and cloud sourcing scenarios. He tracks different cloud usage cases, including public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud scenarios. Cloud adoption often means employing consulting, implementation, migration and managed services, and Mr. Anderson provides a perspective on the key service providers... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Oak Bay Room

10:30am

Digital Government Transformation Amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution

During this pivotal time, we have an awesome responsibility to help governments create sustainable long term economic growth and stronger social inclusion.  We must help governments responsibly seize the capability that cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and Internet of Services presents to create a better world for all citizens.  Many in the scientific community warn of the unintended consequences that artificial intelligence gains may create thru this revolution.  Mr. Day will outline steps we can we take now with examples of new private sector and civil society partnerships that can help digitally transform the workforce and the role of government.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Day

Mark Day

As General Manager of the Government Industry for Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft, Mark oversees the global strategy worldwide to help central, local and regional government create a real impact with their citizens in more than 180 countries. Mark is responsible for the market strategy for Microsoft’s field sales organizations and partners to help modernization efforts using the world’s leading productivity and platform... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Lecture Theatre

10:30am

Block Chain Friend or Foe?

Block Chain. What is it, who’s adopting it and how is it being incorporated into everyday business? We invite you to attend this informational panel to find out how this new technology is rattling the world with its potential to change the way we share vital information.

 




Speakers
avatar for Geraldine (Geri) Balaj

Geraldine (Geri) Balaj

Geri is one of the PwC Blockchain leaders with a focus on Capital Markets and has been involved in the space for the last three years specializing in business case development for next generation market structure anchored in Blockchain methodology.  Geri brings over 22 years of Capital Markets experience with a focus on highly transformative initiatives including but not limited to front to back Exchange design, Margin & Collateral... Read More →
avatar for Andre Boysen

Andre Boysen

Andre is responsible for positioning SecureKey’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and promoting demand for the company’s solutions globally. He serves as SecureKey’s digital identity evangelist. Prior to joining SecureKey, Andre co-founded and served as chief technology officer of 724 Solutions Inc. Previously, he served as chief technology officer for Footprint Software and as chief... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Saanich Room

11:20am

Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies That Are Transforming Government

How can government transform its capabilities by capitalizing on today’s new digital tools? Best-selling author William D. Eggers, a research director at Deloitte, coined the term Government 2.0 more than a decade ago and now envisions an even more revolutionary era in government enabled by cloud computing, mobile devices and analytics.

 

In this entertaining and inspiring talk based on his new book Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies That are Transforming Government, Eggers chronicles the new generation of digital innovators who are “hacking bureaucracy” to reform and modernize long-standing bureaucratic processes and reimagine virtually every facet of what government does using digital tools. The key to unlocking the power of digital in government is not the tools themselves but the digital mindset needed to fully harness them. Eggers will inspire your audience to “think digital” when it comes to citizens, products, and process. Once they do, we’ll have the power to make government faster, iterative, and adaptable.  The results will be as revolutionary as the changes it took to get there.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for William Eggers

William Eggers

William Eggers is the Executive Director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights where he is responsible for the firm’s public sector thought leadership. His new book is Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies that are Transforming Government (Deloitte University Press, 2016).  His eight other books include The Solution Revolution: How Government, Business, and Social Enterprises are Teaming up to Solve... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:20am - 12:05pm
Lecture Theatre

11:20am

Has the World Gone Crazy?

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Speakers
avatar for Scott Penberthy

Scott Penberthy

Scott is PwC's resident futurist, advising boards of directors, c-suite executives, and leadership teams around the world on technology. Scott focuses exclusively on existential threats and opportunities, then strategies to win. Scott is also the mastermind behind PwC Now, an emergent AI that drives information to partners much like Amazon's Echo, Apple's Siri and Google Now. Previously, Scott led PwC's foray into public cloud computing in... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:20am - 12:05pm
Saanich Room

11:20am

Industry Intelligence with a focus on Insights into Innovation

3rd Platform technologies (cloud, mobile, analytics/big data, and social) are having a profund effect on business models, information, stakeholder interaction, security, and more. Together, they represent a fundamental shift in how companies and governments interact with citizens/customers/partners/employees, as well as new expectations, opportunities, and outcomes.

 This session will highlight case studies of digital transformation to examine some clichés and predictions:

 

  • The 3rd Platform changes EVERYTHING
  • Information is the new oil
  • It’s not omni-channel, now, it’s omni-experience
  • 80% of business-lead digital transformation initiatives will struggle

 Join us as we identify best practices, and explore the role, challenges, and opportunities for CIOs and IT professionals.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Mike Rosen

Mike Rosen

Mike Rosen is Research Vice President for Strategic Architecture for IDCs CIO Advisory Practice. His current emphasis is on using 3rd Platform technologies to enabling scalable, sustainable, and agile digital transformations. He has more than 35 years of technical leadership experience architecting, designing, and developing software products and applications. Mr. Rosen is VP and Founding Member of the Business Architecture Guild. Prior to... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:20am - 12:05pm
Oak Bay Room

12:10pm

Lunch
Tuesday October 4, 2016 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Crystal Garden

1:30pm

Keynote: Microsoft HoloLens - Innovation Through Process & Product

Driving innovation starts with how we work. It's as much about process as it is about the products we use. Creating a culture that supports the taking of risks, the acceptance of failure and a willingness to learn allows for experimentation. An innovative culture is further enhanced by technology. Microsoft is working to redefine learning and development through its entry into mixed reality computing with HoloLens. Edoardo De Martin and his colleagues will connect the dots between process, product and innovation.


Speakers
avatar for Edoardo De Martin

Edoardo De Martin

Edoardo De Martin brings two decades of coaching and leadership to his role as Director of the Microsoft Canada Excellence Center (Microsoft Vancouver) . Starting out in telecommunications, De Martin quickly made the shift to video games, climbing the ladder from Producer to Franchise Development Director at EA. In 2005, he was named the Studio General Manager for Next Level Games and over the next six years landed the organization on both... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lecture Theatre

2:30pm

Networking Break
Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Level 1 Foyer

2:50pm

Journey to the Cloud

In today's world, organizations are constantly having to adapt to their changing environment. Steve will be sharing insights and examples of how cloud is changing the way organizations work and what he has been hearing from CIOs about their own cloud evolution journey.



Speakers
avatar for Steve Fast

Steve Fast

As Vice-president, Managed IT Services (MITS) Client Operations, Steve leads a high-performing team responsible for the solutioning, design, delivery and client support of TELUS’ MITS business.  MITS Client Operations is focused on delivering the highest levels of service and IT innovation to enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Working in partnership with Sales and Marketing, the team is actively engaged... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Lecture Theatre

2:50pm

The Use of Hackathon

To Hack or not to Hack? That is the question. Do they produce viable outcomes? Are they a good use of time? Come to this panel to hear from industry experts and learn how they Hacked their way into innovative solutions.

 


Speakers
avatar for Graham Churchill

Graham Churchill

Author of the New Innovation Economy and a global thought leader in IBM’s cloud business, Graham has over thirty years of experience in Information technology, with 20 years within IBM.  Graham spent 9 years in Europe in various product and sales roles that brought to life IBM’s original middleware (MQSeries and the Enterprise Service Bus).  He then spent several years as IBM’s global sales leader for business... Read More →
avatar for Erin Graham

Erin Graham

Erin Graham is a Director in PwC’s Digital Services practice, where she develops inventive approaches to strategy implementation that translate complex concepts into practical action and results.   Erin has worked with teams of every kind to help them drive rapid innovation and bring strategy to life. Recently Erin served on a panel of judges for the D-Congestant Hackathon, a weekend event with more than 200 participants from... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Saanich Room

2:50pm

3D Printing: Art of Future Manufacturing
3D printing…. A topic that continues to get media attention billed as a technology with the potential to “change the world”. Even though, today’s existing technologies on 3D printing is far from that, by looking into large socio-economic “megatrends”, we gain confidence that 3D can be the catalyst for a seismic shift in the manufacturing industry by redefining the boundaries between the physical and digital worlds and producing individualized goods only on-demand from imagination and ideas. The next industrial revolution is coming and we expect HP to lead the way with its disruptive technology and open platform approach.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lihua Zhao

Dr. Lihua Zhao

Dr. Lihua Zhao is Senior Research Manager and Scientist at HP Labs, leading an elite research team to advance HP’s 3D printing technology for future industry revolution. Dr. Zhao joined HP in January 2009, and spent 4 years leading research efforts on materials design and development for flexible electronics, as well as device fabrication for OLED flexible displays using roll-to-roll processed TFT backplane. Prior to joining HP, Dr. Zhao... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Oak Bay Room

2:50pm

Microsoft HoloLens Demo Room
Limited Capacity full

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Speakers
avatar for Edoardo De Martin

Edoardo De Martin

Edoardo De Martin brings two decades of coaching and leadership to his role as Director of the Microsoft Canada Excellence Center (Microsoft Vancouver) . Starting out in telecommunications, De Martin quickly made the shift to video games, climbing the ladder from Producer to Franchise Development Director at EA. In 2005, he was named the Studio General Manager for Next Level Games and over the next six years landed the organization on both... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Esquimalt Room

3:40pm

Agile Use Case with BC Pension Corp
Speakers
avatar for Laurie Desautels

Laurie Desautels

Laurie’s journey in Digital began over 30 years ago where her passion for Ux was apparent even in her green-screen applications. Laurie specializes in Digital Strategy and helps her clients weave technology throughout their business. With her strong technical background in the building blocks of digital - web, social, mobile, analytics, and cloud - and her skills as a management consultant, Laurie is equally comfortable in conversation with... Read More →
avatar for Dave Marecek

Dave Marecek

Dave Marecek joined BC Pension Corporation in January 2012 from private sector IT consulting. He is accountable for Transformation and Information Services. Dave has deep strengths and extensive experience in enterprise business transformation, management consulting, information management, information technology and human resources. Dave is a broad-thinking leader who likes to challenge the process and help employees succeed in their... Read More →
avatar for Keyvan Rafiei

Keyvan Rafiei

Keyvan Rafiei is a Manager in PwC’s Technology Consulting practice with over 9 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining PwC, Keyvan had a successful career with various central agencies of the BC Provincial government, including the Office of the Auditor General and the Office of the Chief Information Officer. His many years with the public sector has afforded Keyvan invaluable insight into and... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Saanich Room

3:40pm

Industry Intelligence: Transforming the Government from the Outside In

THE PUBLIC DEMANDS BETTER GOVERNMENT SERVICES 

Organizations in every industry have discovered that the only sustainable competitive advantage is knowledge of and engagement with customers. Governments are no exception. As companies become more responsive to their customers, citizens are becoming more dissatisfied with governments' inability to keep up. In fact, only a third of citizens say that their experience with government organizations meets their expectations.  More than ever before, the public's demand for better experiences means that CX pros in government organizations must:

  • Offer the services that people need. Leading companies like Amazon and Google use big data analytics to understand what customers want.  
  • Provide services when and where people want them. The public is pushing for governments to offer more mobile contextual services and easier access.
  • Make access effective, easy, and emotionally engaging.  Only about half of citizens said that they can find what they are looking for on government websites. 
  • Deliver services quickly and efficiently.  The public expects similar performance from government.

 This presentation is based on Rick’s report “Transform Government From The Outside In” 

 


Speakers
avatar for Rick Parrish

Rick Parrish

Rick Parrish is a Senior Analyst Serving Customer Experience Professionals.  Based in Washington, DC, Rick serves government Customer Experience Professionals. Rick's research helps governments overcome the unique challenges they face in developing successful and innovative customer experiences for the people they serve. Rick has over 14 years of experience in government analysis. He was previously an analyst at the Central... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Oak Bay Room

3:40pm

Unleashing Innovation in the New Era of Computing

Today’s government leaders often find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place — between disruptive mission and business challenges on the one hand, and an explosion in the sheer Volume, Variety & Velocity of data on the other.  They find themselves constrained by traditional information management and analytics systems that limit their ability to harness, cross correlate, and analyze data, ultimately producing actionable insight in a timely manner. Faced with the phenomenon that is Big Data, many have reached a tipping point where they know they need to transform.   The good news is that many have both recognized the challenge and have embraced the value that Cognitive Analytics can provide in engaging the citizenry in new ways, uncovering formerly hidden insights, and creating entirely new ways of optimizing the mission – and from this we now know that the transformation looks like.

This best practices, experience based discussion will:

  • Describe the common mission analytics challenges government mission and business leaders face,
  • Define the Cognitive Analytics era, and describe the opportunity it creates
  • Examine more than a dozen case studies in which leaders have taken steps to seize the opportunity.
  • Review the recurring keys lessons learned and best practices for getting started.   
  • Explain how next generation analytics lays the foundation for building the cognitive enterprise.

 


Speakers
avatar for Tim Paydos

Tim Paydos

Tim first joined IBM in 1995 as an industry solutions consultant. He came to the company after graduating from Harvard University, where he studied international relations and became obsessed with deterrence theory and nuclear war-gaming. He has spent 18 years at IBM, though not contiguously—he left briefly in 1999 to try his hand at a startup, catching the dotcom implosion at just the right time before rejoining the mother ship three years... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Lecture Theatre
 
Wednesday, October 5
 

8:00am

Registration and Morning Coffee
Wednesday October 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Level 1 Foyer

9:00am

Keynote: The Internet of Things: Are You Ready?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is big, it’s real, and along with the coming Millennial generation, it’s creating a hyper-connected “sharing economy” that has turned traditional businesses upside-down.

In this presentation, Michael draws from his experience running BlueCat, an IoT company with the idea that there needs to be a highly dynamic, flexible way of getting business done. Michael stresses the need to stay connected technologically, without losing the personal connections.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt became a self-made millionaire when he was just 25, by building two highly successful tech firms valued in the hundreds of millions. Today, he ranks as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, is a celebrated “Dragon” on CBC’s new online sensation Next Gen Den, and is a weekly Business Commentator on CBC News Network. Hyatt is also an active investor, speaker, and philanthropist. Speaking on leadership... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Lecture Theatre

10:00am

Networking Break

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Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
Level 1 Foyer

10:20am

Dreaming the Future - Innovation, Incubation and Disruption in Organizations

Innovation. Incubation. Disruptive Technologies. These are buzz words that many people hear day in and day out. Discover what this could mean to different organizations and how "dreaming" about the future is more important than ever before.



Speakers
avatar for Keith Davidson

Keith Davidson

Keith spent the first decade of his life dreaming of being an astronaut and the following decade working towards that goal. When puberty decided that he was over the "you must be under this height to ride" Space Shuttle height limit, that didn't quite pan out. The closest he came to space was a simulated Mars landscape high in the Canadian Arctic, where he spent his summers working on a project for The Canadian Space Agency and NASA.   But... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:05am
Lecture Theatre

10:20am

#EpicFail

A shiny business opportunity has been presented to you and the future looks bright. All the pieces begin to fall into place and a successful horizon seems within arm’s reach.  A compounded series of events and decisions swiftly leads the business south and the reality of an #EpicFail sets in.  The dust settles, your ego is bruised and battered - now what? 

 


Speakers
avatar for Gerry Brimacombe

Gerry Brimacombe

Gerry has been studying technology since 1981 and studying people much longer. He has a degree in Computer Science and a certificate in Project Management. Gerry’s passion is building SharePoint Intranet solutions for small to medium sized enterprises; solutions that help them become more effective and efficient. A self-confessed “efficiency nut” Gerry is always looking for faster, cheaper, and better ways to... Read More →
avatar for Mark Grambart

Mark Grambart

Mark grew up in Victoria where he studied mechanical engineering. After graduating, he joined Mercedes-Benz in Germany and South Africa. While at Mercedes, he helped advance their electric vehicle program.  Five years later, he found himself more involved in the commercial side of the business and decided to return to school.  After completing a MBA from the IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, he moved his family to Atlanta to join American... Read More →
avatar for Alan Smith

Alan Smith

AL knows that people are the biggest asset a business has and he has learned to work with and motivate them to accomplish more than they would ever accomplish on their own. | | He brings a level of energy, enthusiasm, and sustainability to any project he am a part of. Most would describe him as a visionary that has the ability to share his vision in a way that builds community, passion, teamwork, and action. | | If you need a technical... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:05am
Oak Bay Room

10:20am

The Vortex of Innovation

There’s a new way for innovators in the tech sector and government to work together, grow B.C.’s economy, and make services for British Columbians better. How is this being done, and who’s on-board? Come to this session to learn more about ‘the experiment’!

 


Moderators
avatar for David Hume

David Hume

David Hume is Executive Director of Citizen Engagement for the Government of British Columbia. His small but high impact team is helping ministries across government think through and launch better ways to bring British Columbians into the process of improving policy and services that affect them. He has been full time with the Province of BC since May 2009, and before that has worked in various consulting and project roles with the UN... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Raddysh

Lisa Raddysh

Lisa Raddysh is the Chief Digital Officer for the province of Saskatchewan. Lisa is an accomplished digital strategy leader with over 10 years of experience leading teams to deliver an evolving portfolio of integrated web, social media and mobile solutions.   She focuses on identifying emerging technology, user behaviours and business trends to chart big-picture strategies for managing large, complex digital properties that deliver on... Read More →
avatar for Shirley Vickers

Shirley Vickers

Shirley Vickers is President & CEO of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC). Shirley is an entrepreneur with many years of experience building companies from the ground up. She has started, owned and managed several multi-million-dollar oil and gas drilling companies and helped develop and commercialize drilling technologies that reduced costs, improved efficiencies and increased worker safety. She believes that technology is everywhere, and she... Read More →
avatar for Peter Watkins

Peter Watkins

Peter Watkins is an executive director in the  Developers' Exchange and DevOps Branch of the BC Government Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizen’s Services. Mr. Watkins has more than 20 years of experience as an information systems professional and public servant. He is one of the driving forces and experts behind the government’s strategy for a user-centric solution to the vexing problem of digital identity... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:05am
Saanich Room

10:20am

Cloud BC Workshop

Adopting cloud services is a top priority for leading IT organizations around the world. The Open Data Centre Alliance’s Cloud Maturity Model (CMM) helps organizations evaluate their ability to adopt and integrate cloud services, benchmark their capabilities against industry standards, and build a custom readiness and adoption roadmap. Join Bill Dupley, a contributing author of the CMM, to learn more about the framework and hear key insights from applying it to leading public and private sector organizations in Canada and beyond. The ODCA is a unique consortium of leading global IT organizations dedicated to accelerating adoption of interoperable solutions and services for cloud computing.


Moderators
avatar for Stephen Gordon

Stephen Gordon

Stephen Gordon is the Executive Director leading the B.C. Government cloud strategy and is currently focused on addressing the path forward for core government cloud adoption. Stephen represents the OCIO as the co-chair of the pan-Canadian Cloud Sub-Committee of the Public Sector CIO Council (PSCIOC) and CloudBC Technology Working Group.    A graduate of Queen’s University of Belfast Computer Science Honours program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Dupley

William Dupley

My specialty is IT strategic planning. At HPE Canada, I help government and industry migrate to a Hybrid IT Cloud Operating model. Worldwide, I have led IT transformation and strategic planning teams for over 50 companies and governments. I have over 35 years’ experience in IT consulting, IT process design, and enterprise architecture.   As a Cloud Chief Technologist, I provide advisory services on hybrid cloud, mobility, security... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:20am - 12:00pm
Esquimalt Room

11:05am

Digital Journey from a Canadian Perspective - The "Self-Service Citizen": Case Examples of Digital Transformation for Better Citizen Services

The exponential pace of technological advancement has governments world-wide working and often struggling to keep up.  Compound these advancements with a new generation of "tech-savvy" consumers, and an added pressure for better, more efficient citizen services online emerges. Deloitte's National Digital Government leader will introduce case studies of government organizations in North America that are not only keeping up with exponential technology, but are working to deliver leading citizen services online. What did these government organizations get right? What can we learn from them? And what are the key questions you should be asking when getting ready to embark on your own digital transformation journey?

 


Speakers
avatar for Alan Ribeiro

Alan Ribeiro

Alan is the National Digital Government leader and the Leader of Deloitte's Public Sector Consulting Practice for the Province of Ontario focusing on the Ministries and major government agencies. Alan has over 20 years of consulting experience in the areas of large scale complex program deliveries and technology advisory across the public and private sector. As an entrepreneurial and visionary people leader Alan has led the creation and growth of... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:05am - 12:00pm
Lecture Theatre

11:05am

Internet of Things

Are you ready to have your fridge tell you the milk is low? Is your car sending you messages to wake you up for your commute to work? Technology is changing the way we interact with ‘things’. Join our panelists to find out where the Internet of Things is taking us in the near future.


Speakers
avatar for SJ  Camarata

SJ Camarata

S.J. Camarata is a Director of ESRI. He focuses on the company’s global corporate strategies.  He also currently serves on a number of boards (both for profit and non-profit organizations) and has held a number of other board seats over the years.  He has been a founder and co-founder of several companies in the GIS, technology and mobile medical industries.  He holds a BS degree from the University of Utah and an MLA... Read More →
avatar for Peter Guest

Peter Guest

Peter Guest is a Client Technical Leader with IBM Canada and also teaches a variety of courses at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), primarily on Business Analysis and Project Management.   | | The Client Technical Leader is a technical leadership role focused on IBM’s largest customers. Peter provides strategic technical leadership and direction to Alberta and British Columbia public sector clients. Peter... Read More →
avatar for Jayne Landry

Jayne Landry

Jayne Landry is the global leader for Business Intelligence at SAP, responsible for the solutions and go-to-market for SAP’s Business Intelligence portfolio including SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, SAP Lumira, SAP BusinessObjects Roambi and the SAP Digital Boardroom. In this role Ms Landry drives product portfolio planning, product innovation and roadmaps, new product introduction, strategic alliances, pricing... Read More →
avatar for Terry Stuart

Terry Stuart

“Innovation has to be real and market relevant. True innovation is about delivering something tangible that either creates revenue or dramatically reduces cost to our clients or to our people.” -Terry Stuart When some of the world’s leading brands need to discuss innovation strategies or figure out how to get ready for disruption, Terry Stuart often gets the call.  As Deloitte Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:05am - 12:00pm
Oak Bay Room

11:05am

Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence

From Westinghouse’s introduction of Elektro and Sparko at the 1939 World Fair, to the development of the Turing Test in 1950, to IBM’s Watson defeating Jeopardy contestants in 2010, artificial intelligence has come a long way in a short amount of time. What are the impending social impacts of artificial intelligence moving forward? Find out from our expert panelists, where it is going and how it can change our daily interactions.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Davidson

Keith Davidson

Keith spent the first decade of his life dreaming of being an astronaut and the following decade working towards that goal. When puberty decided that he was over the "you must be under this height to ride" Space Shuttle height limit, that didn't quite pan out. The closest he came to space was a simulated Mars landscape high in the Canadian Arctic, where he spent his summers working on a project for The Canadian Space Agency and NASA.   But... Read More →
avatar for Tim Paydos

Tim Paydos

Tim first joined IBM in 1995 as an industry solutions consultant. He came to the company after graduating from Harvard University, where he studied international relations and became obsessed with deterrence theory and nuclear war-gaming. He has spent 18 years at IBM, though not contiguously—he left briefly in 1999 to try his hand at a startup, catching the dotcom implosion at just the right time before rejoining the mother ship three years... Read More →
avatar for Scott Penberthy

Scott Penberthy

Scott is PwC's resident futurist, advising boards of directors, c-suite executives, and leadership teams around the world on technology. Scott focuses exclusively on existential threats and opportunities, then strategies to win. Scott is also the mastermind behind PwC Now, an emergent AI that drives information to partners much like Amazon's Echo, Apple's Siri and Google Now. Previously, Scott led PwC's foray into public cloud computing in... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:05am - 12:00pm
Saanich Room

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Crystal Garden

1:30pm

Minister's Address
Speakers
avatar for Minister Amrik Virk

Minister Amrik Virk

Amrik Virk was appointed as Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, on December 18, 2014.  Previously he served as Minister of Advanced Education from June 2013, after being elected as MLA in the riding of Surrey-Tynehead in the 2013 Provincial General Election. In his current role, Virk has unveiled the BC Tech Strategy which includes a $100 million BC Tech Fund, and the introduction of coding to the K-12 curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 1:30pm - 1:35pm
Lecture Theatre

1:35pm

Compete @ Connect
Speakers
avatar for Deputy Minister John Jacobson

Deputy Minister John Jacobson

John Jacobson was appointed Deputy Minister, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Province of B.C., on June 10, 2013. He comes to government from the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) where he held the position of President and CEO. John is a seasoned British Columbian entrepreneur and business leader with a track record of identifying new business opportunities and bringing innovative products to market... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 1:35pm - 2:15pm
Lecture Theatre

2:15pm

Networking Break
Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Level 1 Foyer

2:35pm

Compete @ Connect Results & Award Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Deputy Minister John Jacobson

Deputy Minister John Jacobson

John Jacobson was appointed Deputy Minister, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Province of B.C., on June 10, 2013. He comes to government from the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) where he held the position of President and CEO. John is a seasoned British Columbian entrepreneur and business leader with a track record of identifying new business opportunities and bringing innovative products to market... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:35pm - 2:45pm
Lecture Theatre

2:45pm

Exponential Change
Companies are scaling and failing faster and more than ever.  With the changing economic and demographic landscape at home and abroad, combined with the rapid onslaught of exponential technologies, what will this mean for organizations today and in the future?   How can leaders develop new strategies to evaluate potential opportunities?  Surviving and thriving in an age of disruption now requires a different toolkit.  Challenge yourself to think differently and take advantage of the opportunities created.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Stuart

Terry Stuart

“Innovation has to be real and market relevant. True innovation is about delivering something tangible that either creates revenue or dramatically reduces cost to our clients or to our people.” -Terry Stuart When some of the world’s leading brands need to discuss innovation strategies or figure out how to get ready for disruption, Terry Stuart often gets the call.  As Deloitte Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Lecture Theatre

3:45pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
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Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey was appointed as Assistant Deputy Minister of Technology Solutions on November 22, 2013. He has 28 years of experience in Information Management and Information Technology. He joined the B.C. Government in 1993 and has been the Chief Technology Officer prior to this appointment. Ian has worked on a number of key initiatives in the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and Shared Services BC, including development... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Lecture Theatre