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Developing Professionalism in Informatics


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K1 (English)
Songs & Stories
Susan Aglukark, O.C., LL.B | Award-Winning Inuk Singer/Songwriter

K2 (English)
Lessons From the Frontlines: Disruption, One Industry At A Time
Robert Stephens | Geek Squad Founder and Former CTO of Best Buy

K3 (English)
A Fresh New Approach To Productivity
Chris Bailey | Productivity and Performance Expert – Bestselling Author, The Productivity Project

K4 (English)
The Digital Landscape
Alex Benay | Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada

K5 (English)
Empowering Sustainable Innovation: Ideas for Creating a Data-Driven Organization
Avinash Kaushik | Web Analytics Master - Google

K6 (English)
You're a Hurdler, You Just Don't Know It
Perdita Felicien | Canadian World Champion Hurdler & Two-Time Olympian


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S1 (English)

S2 (English)
Invisible Influence
Rhonda Sharf | Certified Speaking Professional - ON THE RIGHT TRACK – Training & Consulting Inc.

S3 (English)
Technology trends facing the government
Melanie Travers i | Deloitte
Erin Kaegi | Deloitte

S4 (English)

Mindful Work: Increase Focus and Manage Stress
Trish Huston | Speaker and Mindfulness Teacher

S6 (English)
You Get What You Play For: How Game-Based Learning promises to transform employee skills training
Scott Wright BASc., MBA, CISA | President and Chief Security Coach - Security Perspectives Inc.

S7 (English)
The Open by Default Pilot – A journey to transparency
Teresa D’Andrea | Senior IM Strategist - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)

S8 (English)

S9 (English)
Insecurity in Information Technology
Tanya Janca | Application Security Analyst

S10 (English)
Fostering Virtual Collaboration and Innovation
Claire Sookman | Principal - Virtual Team Builders

S11 (English)
Leveraging Social Media For Developing IT Supervisors
David Bedard | IT Manager & Project Manager - Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

S12 (English)
I Love My Job, it’s the People I Can’t Stand!
Jody Urquhart | Motivational Speaker - Idoinspire

S13 (English)

S14 (English)
Navigating IT-enabled Change – Lessons in Collaboration and Leadership
Chris Brennan | Avenai Inc.
Zaina Sovani | Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Omar Subhani | Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC)
Lija Logan | Export Development Canada (EDC)

S15 (English)

S16 (English)
THE POWER WITHIN – Harnessing Your Subconscious Mind
Gary Summers | Owner - Gary Summers Unlimited

S17 (English)
Actionable Intelligence – Combining Data, Technology and Expertise for Enhanced Decision Making
Jason Thomas | Chief, Innovation - Thomson Reuters Special Services LLC

S18 (Français)
L’intelligence émotionnelle au cœur du leadership collectif
Pierrette Desrosiers | Pierrette Desrosiers Psycoaching

S19 (English)
Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour
Judy Croon | Motivational Speaker/ Comedian

S20 (English)
The Art and Science Of Business Architecture In A Customer Driven Era.
Dr. Gordon Barnett ACCA | Principal Analyst - Forrester Research Inc.

S21 (English)
Scrum Development: Breaking the business and IT silos for a more intelligent way to deliver results.
Tarek Houssari | Business Solutions Development - Elections Canada

S22 (English)

S23 (English)
Using KPIs to put the Citizen at the Heart of Digital Government
Bill Finnerty | Research Director - Gartner

S24 (Français)
Incarnez le changement
Robert Savoie |Conférencier-Auteur-Animateur - Centre du mieux-être Robert Savoie

S25 (English)
Data Science as a Team Sport with Open Source
Matt McInnis | Data Scientist, Open Source Evangelist - IBM

S26 (English)


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W1 (English)
Managing as an Enterprise: We’re Better Together
TBA | Shared Services Canada

W2 (English)
Playing for the #WIN
Rob Oddi | CCMP, Certified/Registered Facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® - V2R Social Media Inc.

W3 (English)
The Geometry of Change, Conflict & Challenge: Shaping Individual and Collective Thinking
Dale Allen | Co-Founder - The Leadership Group
Trevor Stevenson| Co-Founder - The Leadership Group

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