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Who will attend?

TECHNICITY GTA is 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. 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.

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.

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JANUARY 20. 2022

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10 AM - 1:30 PM (ET)

Registration is mandatory

Moderated Town Hall

Virtual networking discussion
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Appearances By:
MAYOR ALLAN THOMPSON, Town of Caledon | MAYOR BONNIE CROMBIE, City of Mississauga | MAYOR MAURIZIO BEVILACQUA, City of Vaughan


WELCOMING REMARKS

Fawn Annan, CEO, IT World Canada
Harry Turnbull, Director Municipal Modernization & Partnerships, MISA Ontario

FEATURE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Josie Scioli, Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, City of Toronto

MAYORAL SPOTLIGHT

Mayor Allan Thompson, Town of Caledon
PANEL DISCUSSION

USING INNOVATION AT WORK

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of society and the economy. The continued progress in reducing the spread of the virus remains challenging as government and industry embrace protocols as well as new ways to apply technologies as part of the toolkit to help keep work environments safe. Both public and private sectors need to engage in relation to guidance required for employers and workers for the period ahead. This session further discusses the latest ideas and implementations outside of Public Health Guidance.

Moderator: Liz Revelas, Vertical Marketing Manager for the Government Sector at Logitech

Panelists:
Shawn Slack, Dir, Information Technology and CIO, City of Mississauga
Dolf DeJong, CEO, Toronto Zoo
Abiodun Morolari - Chief Information Security Officer, City of Toronto

INDUSTRY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Bryce Buffaloe, Google Security Privacy and Compliance

DIGITAL CITIZEN KEYNOTE

Mike Melinyshyn, CFO & Director of Corporate Services, Town of Innisfil
PANEL DISCUSSION

DIGITAL CITIZEN

In the digital age, citizens are taking a more pivotal role in the community. The participation and information generated by the citizens help municipalities make better decisions for their community. From open data to equality of access to technology, this panel will discuss the challenges and the opportunities at the nexus of technology and the taxpayer.

Moderator: Peter Near, National Director of Technology, VMware

Panelists:
Kalyan Chakravarthy - Chief Information Officer, Durham Region
Cyrus Tehrani - Chief Digital Officer, City of Hamilton
Dan Murray - Director, Technology Innovation and Services, City of Kitchener
Asim Hussain - Director, Customer Experience and Innovation, City of Toronto
Dan Munns, Director, Technology and Innovation Services, Town of Whitby

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Toronto Zoo, Leading the Charge

MAYORAL SPOTLIGHT

Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, City of Vaughan

TECHNICITY QUIZ

PANEL DISCUSSION

NEXT GENERATION SERVICE DELIVERY

The remote worker is here to stay, but security and collaborative technologies ranging from smartphones and teleconferencing to AI-powered traffic control systems are being embraced with varying degrees of confidence. How are municipalities and vendors dealing with the collaboration challenges from driving efficiencies to security issues? What challenges and opportunities have emerged as teams come together from remote locations? This panel will explore all the above issues of how a hybrid workplace is playing out in practice.

Moderator: Frank Di Palma, CIO, City of Vaughan

Panelists:
Lawrence Eta, CTO, City of Toronto
Timothy Schnare, Regional Sales Manager – Central Canada, Cradlepoint
Suresh Andani, - Sr. Director, Cloud Vertical Marketing, AMD
Luisa Andrews, Vice President, ITS, Toronto Community Housing Corp
Chad MacDonald, CIO, City of Burlington

MAYORAL SPOTLIGHT

Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga

LUNCHEON TOWN HALL

Moderator: Jim Love, CIO ITWC

Special Address: Associate Minister of Digital Government, Kaleed Rasheed

Open Discussion
David Stoehr, Field Sales Representative, Public Sector with Google
Daniel Lacerda, Cloud Sales Development Manager, LATAM and North America with AMD
Liz Revalas, Vertical Marketing Manager for the Government Sector at Logitech
Timothy W Schnare, Regional Sales Manager, Central Canada at CradlePoint
Peter Near, National Director of Technology, VMware

CLOSING REMARKS

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Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua

City of Vaughan

Mayor Bonnie Crombie

City of Mississauga

Mayor Allan Thompson

Town of Caledon

Josie Scioli

Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services City of Toronto

Kalyan Chakravarthy

Chief Information Officer Durham Region

Cyrus Tehrani

Chief Digital Officer & Director of Innovation City of Hamilton

Mike Melinyshyn

CFO and Director, Corporate Services Town of Innisfil

Luisa Andrews

Vice President, ITS Toronto Community Housing Corp

Dolf DeJong

CEO Toronto Zoo

Dan Munns

Director of Technology and Innovation Services Town of Whitby

Shawn Slack

Director, Information Technology & CIO City of Mississauga

Frank Di Palma

CIO City of Vaughan

Dan Murray

Director of Technology Innovation and Services City of Kitchener

Peter Near

National Director of Technology VMware

Jamie Hagg

President MISA Ontario

Lawrence Eta

CTO City of Toronto

Chad MacDonald

CIO City of Burlington

Asim Hussain

Director, Customer Experience and Innovation

Liz Revelas

Vertical Marketing Manager for the Government Sector at Logitech

Daniel Lacerda

Cloud Sales Development Manager | LATAM and North America, AMD

Abiodun Morolari

Chief Information Security Officer - City of Toronto

Bryce Buffaloe

Product Manager at Google Security, Privacy and Compliance

Timothy Schnare

Regional Sales Manager, Cradlepoint

Suresh Andani

Sr. Director, Cloud Vertical Marketing, AMD

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