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TECHNICITY WEST brings together technology leaders in Western Canada to celebrate the power of information technology to transform both the public service and the citizen experience in the region.


The Citizen Experience, IT Enablement and Partnership

Join us for an exclusive half-day virtual event designed for municipal decision-makers, private sector IT influencers, digital entrepreneurs interested in the public sector space, and individual businesses interested in the changing face of digital government.

THE POWER TO TRANSFORM

Created as an interactive experience that combines live presentations, recorded panels, networking breakout rooms, and a luncheon Town Hall, Technicity WEST will explore the innovative digital strategies and tools used by governments in Western Canada to drive efficiency, collaboration, and security internally while improving the way they interact with taxpayers.

TUNE IN ON THE TECHNICITY-TV PLATFORM

The virtual conference event will take place on ITWC’s proprietary TECHNICITY-TV, a platform that allows for the seamless integration of live and pre-recorded material. The platform also features live chat capabilities, the opportunity for downloadable assets and quizzes, and breakout rooms to facilitate networking opportunities.

HAVE YOUR SAY AT THE LUNCHEON TOWN HALL

The conference wraps up with a moderated Town Hall discussion that builds on the learning of the day. It will challenge the audience and participant leaders to describe the path forward and the required partnership to bring the promise of digital government at the local level to fruition.


There is no charge to qualified attendees thanks to corporate sponsorship, but pre-registration is mandatory to receive access to the platform, the session presentations, and the Town Hall discussion.

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TECHNICITY-TV

Virtual event platform

FEBRUARY 9. 2021

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10 AM - 1 PM (MST)

Registration is mandatory

Moderated Town Hall

Virtual networking discussion

Agenda

Some presentation and panel spots are still available. If you know of a digital transformation or technology initiative that deserves attention, please reach out to Conference Content Lead Steve Proctor

10:00 am

OPENING REMARKS

Fawn Annan, President and CEO, ITWC
10:15 am

THE CHANGING CITIZEN EXPERIENCE

Keynote: Mayor Brian Bowman, City of Winnipeg

THE CHANGING CITIZEN EXPERIENCE

How has technology changed the conversation/interaction with citizens? What are the strategies and tools in play that ensure the citizen’s voice is heard? What has worked - and not worked - as municipalities try to meet the demand for improved digital customer experience. The discussion will cover everything from the impact of COVID-19 on communicating with citizens to the challenges and opportunities of open data.

Panelists
• Catherine Chick, CIO, City of Vancouver
• Jan Bradley, CIO, City of Calgary
• Helen Wetherley Knight, CIO, Helen Knight Consulting
11:00 am

DIGITAL ENABLEMENT AND INNOVATION KEYNOTE

Keynote: Roy Hart, CIO, British Columbia Institute of Technology

DIGITAL ENABLEMENT AND INNOVATION PANEL

The remote worker is here to stay, but the use of collaborative technologies ranging from smartphones and teleconferencing to AI-powered systems are being embraced with varying degrees of confidence. How are municipalities dealing with the collaboration challenge? What platforms have been tried? What challenges (security) and opportunities (easier access to experts) have emerged as teams come together from remote locations? With screen-fatigue setting in, how do local governments move forward to truly collaborate, explore and govern in this new virtual space? Where does governance fit in the mix?

Panelists
Michael Barr, CIO, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Wayne Karpoff, President & CEO, Willowglen Systems Inc
Jaimie Boyd, Chief Digital Officer, Government of British Columbia
11:45 am

PARTNERSHIP KEYNOTE

Building partnerships and shared resources
Keynote: Glen Cottick, Acting Director of Innovation and Technology Services - Innovation, Transformation & Technology Department - City of Winnipeg

PARTNERSHIP PANEL

Faced with tight budgets and limited resources, municipalities are being forced to do more with less. This panel will discuss how local governments are sharing resources internally and externally with the goal of creating a digitally savvy, cybersecurity-centric staff and citizenry. How do we build partnerships? How do businesses and organizations with ideas for digital change approach municipal units.

Panelists
• Dr. Barb Carra, President and CEO, Cybera
• Roy Tal, CTO, Visual Defence Inc.
• Justin Rutley, Director of Customer Success, MuniSight
12:30 pm

TOWN HALL DISCUSSION

Speakers

Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

Jan Bradley

CIO, City of Calgary

Glen Cottick

Acting Director of Innovation and Technology Services - Innovation, Transformation & Technology Department - City of Winnipeg

Catherine Chick

CIO, City of Vancouver

Michael Barr

CIO, Southern Alberta Institue of Technology

Jim Love

CIO and Chief Content Officer at ITWC

Helen Knight

CIO, Helen Knight Consulting

Fawn Annan

President & CMO, ITWC

Dr. Barb Carra

President and CEO, Cybera

Wayne Karpoff

President and CEO at Willowglen Systems Inc.

Roy Tal

CTO, Visual Defence Inc.

Roy Hart

CIO, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Rob Meikle

Moderator, Town Hall

Mayor Brian Bowman

City of Winnipeg

Jaimie Boyd

Chief Digital Officer, Government of British Columbia

Sponsors

Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this event possible

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