User menu

Association of Public Sector Information Professionals

Developing Professionalism in Informatics


Schedule of Events

For a copy of the Schedule of Events (PDF) click here!


For more details click here!

K1 (English)
Getting To Success: Embracing Change, Encouraging Disruption, and Incentivizing Innovation
Michele Romanow | “Dragon”, CBC Dragons’ Den & Co-Founder Snap By Groupon

K2 (English)
Winning Body Language to Stand Out, Win Trust and Gain Credibility
Mark Bowden | Communication Expert | Performance Trainer, TRUTHPLANE®

K3 (English)
Renewing the Public Service
Michael Wernick | Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Government of Canada

K4 (English)
Changing My Mind
Margaret Trudeau | Celebrated Canadian, Mental Health Advocate

K5 (English)
The New Information Economy in 2017
Nikolas Badminton | Futurist

K6 (English)
Redefine Possible: Lessons for Tackling Mountains in the Corporate WorldA
Spencer West | Double Amputee, Motivational Speaker for Social Change


For more details click here!

S1 (English)
‘Pick me, Pick me!’: The Real Rules of Engagement
Carol Schulte | Speaker, Founder, Living Big

S2 (English)
The 5G Workplace
Bruce Langevin | Author, Speaker, Business Advisor, The Modern Leader

S3 (English)
Taking action on digital transformation
Ryan Androsoff | Senior Advisor, Digital Government Transformation, Chief Information Officer Branch, TBS
Anthony P. Sheehan | Deputy Chief Information Officer, NSERC and SSHRC

S4 (English)
Bimodal Leaders - Raising Everyone’s Game for Digital
Alvaro Mello | Research Vice President, Gartner

S5 (English)
The Seven Mortal Sins of Communication and How to Conquer Them
Norman Bowley | Principal, Purposeful Communication

S6 (English)
A case study illustrating a TBS-driven collaborative development between multiple departments using Dynamics CRM on the Shared Case Management System 
Ronald Surette | Enterprise Grant & Contribution Business Architect, RH Surette
Robert Miller | Enterprise Grant & Contribution Solution-Technical Architect, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Chantal Périard | Enterprise Grant & Contribution Solution Lead, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Office of the Comptroller General (TBS)

S7 (English)
Awaken Your Inner Health: Eating from 9 to 5
Hélène Charlebois | Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist, HC Nutrition Inc. Consulting & Wellness

S8 (English)
Digital by Default - Client Behavior
Som Shahapurkar | Principal Scientist, FICO

S9 (French)
La confiance - un avantage crucial
Etienne Vendette CSP | Conférencier Professionnel Certifié, Motivateur, Magicom International Inc.

S10 (English)
Developing Applications That Matter: When IT Partnerships Lead to Consistent Improvements to the User Experience
Denise St. Jean| Director, IT/IM, Canada Council for the Arts (CCA)
Chris Gamberg| Manager, Business Analysis & Systems Development, Canada Council for the Arts (CCA)

S11 (English)
For the record…Transitioning to a Managed Service Solution
Debora Turner| Director – Agency Logistics and Administrative Services,Finance and Administration Branch (CRA)
Colleen Shanahan | Acting Assistant Director of the Centre of Records Expertise (CORE), CRA

S12 (English)
This Would Be Funny... If It Wasn’t Happening To Me! How To Navigate the Future With Enthusiasm & Vigor
Jody Urquhart | Motivational Speaker, Idoinspire

S13 (English)
Winning the position! A plan for competitive process success
Joel Lalonde | Communications Security Establishment (CSE)

S14 (English)
Five Top Trends Shaping The Evolution of Enterprise Content Management and Collaboration
Cheryl McKinnon | Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

S15 (French)
Le leadership, qu’est-ce que ça donne?
Jean-Pierre Ebacher | Analyste d’architecture de données, Emploi et Développement social Canada

S16 (English)
Humour Leadership
Steve Robertson | Senior Director, Shared Services Canada (SSC)

S17 (English)
CAN’T WE JUST GET ALONG?: How To Go From Conflict To Collaboration
Monique Caissie | Strategist for Recovering Doormats

S18 (English)
Technology Vision 2017: Amplify you. Technology for the people
Rodney Kelly | Senior Technology Architect, Accenture
Don Allen | Senior Manager, Digital Consulting, Accenture

S19 (English)
Thought Leaders Panel on Collaboration, Partnership & Agility
Kristin Arnold | Master Facilitator, Gateway Leadership Inc.
Panel Members TBD

S20 (English)
Smart City and Cyber Security Assurance: Ambiguity, Complexity and Change At Scale
Murray Rosenthal | Senior Policy Analyst (Security), City of Toronto

S21 (English)
Blockchain in the Public Sector: What’s the Hype?
Kevin Armstrong | Partner, Deloitte
Christina Lomazzo | Consultant, Deloitte

S22 (French)
Gérez le conflit avec confiance!
Denis Lévesque | Président, Conférencier et Coach, Solutions OptiGestion

S23 (English)
Goodbye Stress. Hello Life!
Allan Kehler | Professional Speaker, College Instructor, Counsellor, Out From the Shadows Consulting

S24 (English)
Citizen.nxt:  A vision of the citizen-powered government
Stefano Lindt | Director, Strategic Marketing, HPE

S25 (English)
Change Your Thinking – Change Your Life
Gary Summers | Owner, Gary Summers Unlimited

S26 (English)
Making the jump to IT Leadership roles – competition advice and more
Terri Lacroix| Senior Project Coordinator, Community Enablement (TBS)


For more details click here!

W1 (English)
Why tell a story: Engage, Inspire & Connect
Mark R Thompson | Chief Engagement Officer, McKinley Solutions

W2 (English)
The Birds – Creating Communication Connections
Joseph Sherren, CSP, HoF, FellowGSF | CEO, Gateway Leadership Inc.

W3 (English)
The Benefits of Successfully Navigating Change in the Public Sector Workplace
Scott Lesnick | President, Successful Business Solutions LLC

The Web version of our program supersedes the printed material. Please note that the program is subject to change at any time in response to cancellations or additions. The program material is published in the language in which it will be presented.  The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of DPI. Download the Acrobat Reader