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Association of Public Sector Information Professionals

Developing Professionalism in Informatics

DPI Seminar - Turning Unstructured Data, Content and Information into a Rich Asset Focused on Accelerating the Digital Government of Tomorrow.

Date and Time

Thu, September 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM - Thu, September 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Location Details

Shaw Centre
Rooms 205/207, Second Floor

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
Tel: 613-563-1984 or 1-800-450-0077


08:30 - 09:00 - Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 09:10 - Overview and introduction
09:10 - 10:40 - Panel Discussion and Q&A
10:40 - 11:00 - Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

Seminar Outline:

Turning Unstructured Data, Content and Information into a Rich Asset Focused on Accelerating the Digital Government of Tomorrow.

Oproma Inc. has the honour of hosting a sponsored workshop at the upcoming DPI event on September 21st, 2017. This seminar will inform participants on how to to bring new content, experience and conversation to Digital Transformation in the public sector.

Integration costs and challenges have hampered successful projects in the government for decades. Dealing with the magnitude of information chaos across core systems and programs is critical to the success of every digital services project. The valuable assets contained within public sector data, content and information is for the most part hidden from use in digital services for citizens, employees and partners.

Canadian innovation is leading the way in delivering capabilities that release the value of these hidden assets safely and securely exposing them to rich Digital Services like never before. Learning to merchandise data, content and information is one of the keys to delivering cost effective Digital Government Services.

The keynote address will be conducted by Shawn Cruise, CEO of Oproma Inc. He will detail executive experience in the public sector and how to manage the data chaos and then moderate the panel discussion to follow.

The panel will bring forward an exciting discussion on governance, technology, culture and leadership by providing the elements needed to manage governance expectations in the public sector coping with disruptive change. They will discuss relevant experiences, expectations and challenges working within their sectors.

This session’s DPI Seminar panelists include David Malloy and Duncan Fraser and their discussion will undoubtedly invoke incredible interest in the DPI community.


Shawn Cruise | Chief Executive Officer, Oproma Inc
Shawn Cruise is a 25 year business executive with leadership and relationship management expertise focused on the public sector.  Former GM TIBCO Canada, 11 year   Adobe Canada executive delivering digital transformation, citizen experience and disruptive mobile services. 

Oproma Inc. is an innovative Canadian service provider focused on Merchandising Data, Content and Information.  Mr. Cruise will introduce the future of unstructured data as a valuable asset to the public sector and discuss how Digital Fracking can impact the way you view digital service delivery opportunities.

Dr. David Malloy, PhD | University of Regina: Vice-President (Research)
Dr. David Cruise Malloy is the Vice President (Research) at the University of Regina, Canada. He is the Principal Investigator for the International Healthcare Ethics Research Team at the University of Regina, the Foreign Director of the International Bioethics Research Institute of Shandong Province, China, the Principal Investigator and Honorary Dean of the Research Institute for Multiculturalism and Applied Philosophy at Hunan University, China, and a Fellow of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association in Client Counselling & Organisational Consulting. Malloy has served as the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research and in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies as the Assistant Dean. He serves as an adjudicator for both SSHRC and CIHR, as well he occupies the role of the University’s SSHRC Leader.

A graduate of The University of Western Ontario and Université d’Ottawa (Education Administration & Ethics), Malloy's research focus is in applied philosophy in health care. Specifically his interests include ethical decision-making, codes of ethics, existential hardiness, personhood, and ethical climate/culture. He has published numerous refereed articles and is the co-author of four texts dealing with applied ethics and philosophy. His current research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes for Health (CIHR), and Worksafe BC.

Malloy was born in Gimli, Manitoba and, as the son of an RCAF pilot, lived in numerous places across Canada and the US as well as in Yokohama, Japan before settling in Regina in 1988. He is married to Valerie Sluth and has four children. Apart from family and work, Malloy is an active local musician.

Duncan Fraser | Heuristica Discovery Counsel: CEO and Senior Counsel
Duncan Fraser is CEO and Senior Counsel of Heuristica Discovery Counsel and manages the firm’s Ottawa office.

One of Canada’s leading eDiscovery lawyers, Duncan has over 20 years’ experience in both public and private practice including substantial litigation experience in fraud, aboriginal, environmental, and injunctive matters. Duncan advises law firms and corporate and government clients on all stages of the eDiscovery process, information governance and privacy law.

Prior to moving to private practice in 2015 Duncan was General Counsel and Director of eDiscovery and National Litigation Support Services for the Federal Department of Justice and under his direction, the Department became a public leader in electronic discovery. Duncan created the Department’s evidence management service, which delivers expedited document review to litigation teams across the country. He also provided litigation readiness advice and strategies to other government departments in order to reduce the cost, risk and disruption of the disclosure process in litigation. His team was responsible for the department’s eService initiative, disclosure project management, courtroom technology, and the development of national eDiscovery standards/best practices.

Based in the firm’s Ottawa office Duncan manages the firm’s business in the National Capital Region, Québec and Eastern Canada.

Duncan frequently presents, lectures or appears as a panellist or speaker and also is a published author on eDiscovery law in Canada. He was a sessional lecturer in Civil Procedure in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, as well as a Lecturer and Instructor for the Law Society of Manitoba’s Bar Admission Course. He is a member of the Sedona Canada Working Group 7, Vice-Chair of the Ontario eDiscovery Implementation Committee (EIC) and Co-Chair of the ULCC Electronic Evidence Committee.


Registration for this event is closed as of Fri, September 15, 2017 - 11:59 PM