Technicity West: What’s next for digital government?

For all the challenges and heartache caused by the pandemic, COVID-19 has had an upside for public sector organizations: It forced them to embrace technology at a previously unimaginable level so they could keep employees safe at home and still deliver the services both required and demanded by citizens.

On Feb. 9 senior leaders from across Western Canada including mayors, big city CIOs, and businesses focused on the public sector market will gather virtually to discuss how to maintain the momentum and push further toward digital government goals.

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Surrey, BC Mayor Doug McCallum,  BC’s Chief Digital Officer Jaime Boyd, Calgary CIO  Jan Bradley, and Vancouver CIO, Catherine Chick, headline the participants for the three-hour virtual event.

Rob Meikle, a nationally recognized CIO with roots in the public sector, will moderate a Town Hall discussion open to the entire audience. Samantha Liscio, ITWC’s 2020 CIO of Year, will moderate one of the panel discussions.

“The public sector is often criticized for its inability to embrace technology to move quickly,” says conference host Fawn Annan, President and CEO of ITWC. “But there are stunning examples of success in Western Canada and we are going to highlight them.”

There will also be frank discussions about best practices for doing business with the public sector and examples of innovation and collaboration practices embraced by some institutions that can be shared across the rest of the West or Canada as a whole.

Four examples of Western Canadian innovation to be highlighted include virtual policing in Winnipeg, an emergency alert system with global implications, a tablet-based  HR tool in use in Saskatchewan, and an AI-fueled app that find potholes before they develop.

Register now to attend: Technicity West 2021

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Steve Proctor
Steve Proctor
Steve is Vice-President Marketing and Communication with ITWC. He spent 25 years in progressively senior positions as a journalist and editor with the Halifax Herald, with his final ten years as Business Editor. He has published two books and his freelance articles have appeared in national and regional magazines. He has led social media and communication efforts for two crowdfunding ventures and written and directed numerous dinner theatres for charitable endeavours.

Featured Articles

Cybersecurity in 2024: Priorities and challenges for Canadian organizations 

By Derek Manky As predictions for 2024 point to the continued expansion...

Survey shows generative AI is a top priority for Canadian corporate leaders.

Leaders are devoting significant budget to generative AI for 2024 Canadian corporate...

Related Tech News

Tech Jobs

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

Tech Companies Hiring Right Now