Professional
Development
Week 2019

Detailed Program

DAY 1 - November 18, 2019
Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
Registration Opens Salon Jardin
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Communication Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Mozart

Title: Optimize Your Communication for Effective Leadership and Strategic Governance Part 1

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon, Synergology expert, analyst, trainer, speaker

Abstract:
Learn how to detect different verbal and non-verbal types of communication coming from your interlocutor in order to convey the intended message as naturally as possible while meeting your objectives. You will be able to effectively apply a variety of techniques and methods and thus, you will gain knowledge that will be very useful in any discussion or negotiation linked to the success of your organisation and your projects. The program encompasses: interpretation of body language, linguistic analysis, voice temper and intonation analysis, and different types of interrogation. This is an interactive workshop and will include concrete video examples and practical interpretation exercises.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communication Results Driven

Presentation(s):
MOZ_Slido-Christine-Gagnon-21-oct-19.pdf MOZ_Mon_230pm_STR_Christine-Gagnon_BI-2.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Mozart

Title: Optimize Your Communication for Effective Leadership and Strategic Governance Part 2

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon, Synergology expert, analyst, trainer, speaker

Abstract:
Continuation of morning session.

Language: French – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communication Results Driven


Stream Overview
Inclusion Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Beethoven

Title: Unconscious Bias Awareness for an Inclusive Environment

Speaker(s):
Prince Ehoro, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Centre for Intercultural Learning

Abstract:
This session is offered by the Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL) which has provided a variety of courses to enhance individual and organisational effectiveness in multicultural environments since 1969. Culturally-diverse workplaces and communities bring about many benefits along with occasional challenges. An understanding of culture, cultural trends, and issues such as unconscious bias can enhance your effectiveness in working across cultures. Developing strategies for more effective personal, professional & organization-wide intercultural practices can help build positive and enduring workplace relationships. The session Bias Awareness for an Inclusive Environment  addresses questions of unconscious or implicit bias to help ensure that your work environment is a respectful and inclusive one. Biases are powerful and often outside of our awareness. Implicit biases may be associated with stereotyping and discrimination and they can be a barrier to creating an inclusive environment. Unconscious bias can negatively affect work relationships, impair decision making and hamper creativity. The session will make these hidden biases explicit so that they can be effectively addressed. The session will help you: - understand the key concepts related to unconscious bias - recognize the role of the brain in bias and perception of power - explore good practices to address unconscious bias

Competencies:
Collaboration Communication Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
BTH_Mon_830am_STR_Prince-Ehoro_EN.pdf BTH_Mon_830am_STR_Prince-Ehoro_FR.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Beethoven

Title: Capitalizing on the Power of Multi-Generational Teams

Speaker(s):
Nicole Miller, Assistant Director, Learning and Professional Development, University of Ottawa

Abstract:
The reality of today’s workplace requires you to lead multi-generational teams. But how do you create and manage a cohesive team in this unprecedented five-age-group environment? Our speaker has assisted employers in creating dynamic onboarding systems that champion the similarities between peer groups through recognition, reward and engagement. She will share the insights she has gained from firsthand experience, allowing you to explore specific, actionable strategies that will help you leverage the power of multi-generational teams.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Adaptability Collaboration Communication

Presentation(s):
BTH_Mon_230pm_STR_Nicole-Miller_EN.pdf BTH_Mon_230pm_STR_Nicole-Miller_FR.pdf


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Innovation & Experimentation Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Chopin

Title: Embedding Innovation in the Public Service

Speaker(s):
John Gorrie, Director General, Innovation and Policy Services Branch, Canada School of Public Service

Abstract:
Public servants are being called upon to be nimbler, help identify creative solutions to complex societal issues, and meet a rising bar for better services and greater citizen involvement. This environment places a premium on an innovative public service that can readily adapt to change. John Gorrie will highlight leading practices used by public innovators within public service organizations, where they have succeeded, and some of the challenges they have faced along the way. He will share what innovation and adaptation can mean for functional specialists, and in turn the clients they serve. He will also outline what the Canada School of Public Service is doing to foster innovation across government.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
CHP_Mon_830am_STR_John-Gorrie_EN.pdf CHP_Mon_830am_STR_John-Gorrie_FR.pdf


Time: 9:00 am

Room: Chopin

Title: Myth-Busting Assumptions about Innovation in Public Sector Finance

Speaker(s):
Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Abstract:
This session will examine what innovation means and how prevalent it is in the context of public sector finance. Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy at ACCA will draw on ACCA’s recently released report on this topic and effectively “myth-bust” the assumption that innovation does not occur in public sector finance. In fact, ACCA's research indicates that there is a significant appetite for innovation among public sector finance professionals, especially in working to address budget reductions and talent shortages. Alex will discuss report highlights, including the finding that finance professionals want to transition from incremental to more radical forms of innovation to address governments’ complex challenges. This session will also examine how finance professionals are uniquely placed to help drive innovation within an organization. Alex will draw on two global case studies as examples of this innovation and the public sector finance professionals' critical role in it:  - Universal Basic Income in Finland, and - Self-Managed Teams in the Netherlands.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
CHP_Mon_900am_STR_Alex-Metcalfe_EN.pdf CHP_Mon_900am_STR_Alex-Metcalfe_FR.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Chopin

Title: Embedding Experimentation in the Government of Canada

Speaker(s):
Sarah Chan, Advisor, Innovation & Experimentation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Nick Chesterley, Director of Strategic Policy, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
In government, experimentation is the deliberate use of methods that seek to explore, test, and compare the effects and impacts of policies, interventions and approaches. Knowing “what works” leads to improved decision-making and, ultimately, better outcomes for citizens. In this presentation, the TBS Innovation and Experimentation Team will provide an update on their work embedding a culture and practice of experimentation across the Government of Canada. Members of the team will share highlights on embedding experimentation within whole-of-government mechanisms, such as MAF, as well as an update on Experimentation Works: a unique learning-by-doing model that has been internationally recognized for its success in showcasing public sector experimentation in the open.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
CHP_Mon_230pm_STR_Sarah-Chan_EN.pdf CHP_Mon_230pm_STR_Sarah-Chan_FR.pdf


Time: 3:00 pm

Room: Chopin

Title: Building Innovation and Experimentation in Government: One Brick at a Time

Speaker(s):
Mathieu Audet, Behavioural Insights Research and Design, Innovation Lab, Employment and Social Development Canada
Catherine Charbonneau, Manager, Focused Design Projects and Outreach, Innovation Lab, Employment and Social Development Canada

Abstract:
A creative demonstration of the application of user-centred design and behavioural insights experimentation to develop solutions with Canadians. A showcase of case studies that will highlight characters, insights and tools from the ESDC Innovation Lab.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration Communication Results Driven

Presentation(s):
CHP_Mon_300pm_STR_Mathieu-Audet_EN.pdf CHP_Mon_300pm_STR_Mathieu-Audet_FR.pdf


Time: 3:30 pm

Room: Chopin

Title: Experimentation Panel

Speaker(s):
Mathieu Audet, Behavioural Insights Research and Design, Innovation Lab, Employment and Social Development Canada
Sarah Chan, Advisor, Innovation & Experimentation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Catherine Charbonneau, Manager, Focused Design Projects and Outreach, Innovation Lab, Employment and Social Development Canada
Nick Chesterley, Director of Strategic Policy, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Moderator(s):
Poya Saffari , Senior Analyst, Global Affairs Canada

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Internal Audit Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Theatre

Title: Can Auditors and Clients Be on the Same Side of a Round Table?

Speaker(s):
Jean-François Riel, Senior Advisor, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
Audit is a service, and service is a dance between a client and a service provider. Come join this engaging session that will shed light on this important service relationship from both partners’ perspective. We will consider internal audit from a client service perspective while preserving the requisite notions of independence and objectivity. We will also look at how clients can obtain the most value-added from the internal audit process and how they can contribute to improving their own organization with the assistance of auditors.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration

Presentation(s):
TH_Mon_830am_STR_Jean-Francois-Riel_FR-2.pdf TH_Mon_830am_STR_Jean-Francois-Riel_EN-2.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Theatre

Title: Panel: TBS-OCG Internal Audit Framework - Method for Developing a Transformation Assurance Strategy for Major Public Projects

Speaker(s):
Tricia Goulbourne, Director, Policy and Professional Practices, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Martin Rubenstein, Chief Audit & Evaluation Executive, Transport Canada
Dr. Andrew Schuster, Director, Risk Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Jane Weldon, Director General, Marine Safety and Security, Tansport Canada

Moderator(s):
Joanne Gorenstein , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Abstract:
Given the number of highly publicized transformation programmes ongoing across the Federal government and the millions of taxpayers dollars spent to achieve the expected outcomes, Internal Audit must play a real-time role within these transformations….but what role? The Internal Audit community within the federal government has established a vision is for Internal Audit to take an active role in transformation programmes by providing targeted and timely audit and advisory services that provide credible advice to decision makers….but how? This panel discussion will examine how Internal Audit can and does make a real contribution towards the success of transformation programmes.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Adaptability Collaboration Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
TH_Mon_230pm_STR_Joanne-Gorenstein_EN.pdf TH_Mon_230pm_STR_Joanne-Gorenstein_FR.pdf


Stream Overview
Real Property Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Salon Royal

Title: PANEL: What do future CFOs need to know about the management of federal real property?

Speaker(s):
Jean Deschamps, Executive Director, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Jean-François Legault, Senior Director Parliamentary Precinct
Renetta Siemens, National Comptroller, Correctional Service Canada

Moderator(s):
Jessica Sultan , Senior Director, Real Property and Material Policy Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
This session will answer this question while exploring policy requirements, financial considerations and emerging trends in the management of federal real property. Jessica Sultan, Senior Director of the Real Property and Materiel Policy Division at TBS will lead a panel of real property and financial management experts in a discussion of preliminary findings of the Horizontal Fixed Asset Review, lifecycle management principles and how federal real property can be leveraged to advance socio-economic priorities.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 9:30 am

Room: Salon Royal

Title: Overview of Requirements in the Policy on Management of Real Property relating to the Management of Federal Contaminated Sites

Speaker(s):
Beth MacDonald, Senior Advisor, Real Property and Materiel Policy Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Sarah Orovan, Analyst/Advisor, Real Property and Materiel Policy Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) develops government-wide policy and provides guidance on the management of federal assets (i.e. Policy on Management of Real Property), which includes requirements relating to the management of federal contaminated sites. In accordance with policy, TBS also administers the Directory of Federal Real Property (DFRP) and the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory (FCSI), the latter in which federal organizations are required to report specified data on all known or suspected contaminated sites. To date, departments, agencies and consolidated Crown corporations have identified and classified over 23,000 contaminated or suspected contaminated sites in urban, rural and remote areas across Canada. The FCSI publicly displays a standard set of basic tombstones about these contaminated sites and annually updated information for federal contaminated sites. This presentation will provide a summary of policy requirements related to the management of contaminated sites, information management and reporting requirements for contaminated sites as well as an overview of the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
SAR_Mon_930am_STR_Beth-MacDonald_EN.pdf SAR_Mon_930am_STR_Beth-MacDonald_FR.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Salon Royal

Title: Accrual Budgeting

Speaker(s):
Serge Campeau, Director, Accrual Budgeting, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Alain Lagacé, Director, Budget Management, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Benoit Robert, Director, Federal Accommodation and Holdings Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Abstract:
Since 2003, the Government has prepared the Budget (and the financial statements in Volume I of the Public Accounts) on an accrual basis. In contrast, the Estimates (and the corresponding reports on actual expenditures in Volume II of the Public Accounts) are prepared on a cash basis as they are designed to primarily support the Parliament’s consideration of supply bills and control of the government’s short-term cash requirements. PSPC has developed, in close collaboration with Central Agencies, an Accrual Budgeting Framework for Budget 2019; this framework is being implemented for the management of its PSPC Predicable Capital Plan. The implementation of Accrual Budgeting will enable proactive, long-term and strategic planning for PSPC's capital assets portfolio through access to stable capital funds. It will also increase the department’s financial flexibility and maximize the use of its resources for the recapitalization of its assets.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
SAR_Mon_230pm_STR_Alain-Lagacé_EN.pdf SAR_Mon_230pm_STR_Alain-Lagacé_FR.pdf


Time: 3:15 pm

Room: Salon Royal

Title: Public Private Partnerships: An Option to Consider

Speaker(s):
Bruce Hirst, Chief Executive Officer, BHH Consulting Services
Robert Ryan, Principal, Senior Advisor

Abstract:
Is your department or organization considering a new facility, building or major renovations? Have you considered the business case for a Public Private Partnership (P3) rather than a conventional construction contract? During this presentation you will learn what a P3 is, benefits and challenges of a P3, how to manage a successful P3 relationship and the lessons learned from an actual P3 project. Our two speakers have extensive experience in implementing and managing one of the federal government's largest P3 initiatives, the $5 billion project to construct and operate the Top Secret facility for the Communications Security Establishment. In your role of future CFO or if you are providing advice/guidance to your CFO to support real property decisions, this is a session you won't want to miss!

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
SAR_Mon_315pm_STR_Bruce-Hirst_EN.pdf SAR_Mon_315pm_STR_Bruce-Hirst_FR.pdf


Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
The Uninhabitable Earth Theatre
Speaker(s)
David Wallace-Wells, Deputy Editor, climate columnist, and the author of the international bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth

The future is being transformed by climate change faster and more dramatically than we realized. Politics, technology, cities, business—even our sense of history, human rights, and justice—will all be changed by this massive force. But how? To what degree? In his critically hailed instant New York Times bestseller The Uninhabitable EarthDAVID WALLACE-WELLS tells the epic story of our time. In urgent talks, he asks key questions—how will the map of global power shift as coastlines are redrawn? —and reminds us that everything is within our control, so long as we resist complacency.

With an original take on climate keynotes, Wallace-Wells moves beyond “what must be done” to investigate “what will the world actually look like.” Neither a scientist or an environmental activist per se, Wallace-Wells is a celebrated journalist who has spent his life living in cities, adding a much-needed focus on storytelling, as well as a look at geopolitical and economic consequences. How will humans live together on a degraded planet? Will carbon become a central topic of the 21st century the way human rights were to the 20th? How will the dynamics between nations shift as a result of divergent climate impacts? Wallace-Wells also examines how public sentiment and political action are changing—again, much faster than anyone might have predicted. For the corporate sphere, he reminds us that no sector will be left untouched—but change will vary. This, he says, is the moment to truly engage with what climate change really means.


Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Lunch Ballroom
Finance: The Lifeblood of a Business Theatre
Speaker(s)
Darlene Dasent, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer , University Health Network


Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Communication Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Mozart

Title: Optimize Your Communication for Effective Leadership and Strategic Governance Part 1

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon, Synergology expert, analyst, trainer, speaker

Abstract:
Learn how to detect different verbal and non-verbal types of communication coming from your interlocutor in order to convey the intended message as naturally as possible while meeting your objectives. You will be able to effectively apply a variety of techniques and methods and thus, you will gain knowledge that will be very useful in any discussion or negotiation linked to the success of your organisation and your projects. The program encompasses: interpretation of body language, linguistic analysis, voice temper and intonation analysis, and different types of interrogation. This is an interactive workshop and will include concrete video examples and practical interpretation exercises.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communication Results Driven

Presentation(s):
MOZ_Slido-Christine-Gagnon-21-oct-19.pdf MOZ_Mon_230pm_STR_Christine-Gagnon_BI-2.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Mozart

Title: Optimize Your Communication for Effective Leadership and Strategic Governance Part 2

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon, Synergology expert, analyst, trainer, speaker

Abstract:
Continuation of morning session.

Language: French – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communication Results Driven


Stream Overview
Inclusion Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Beethoven

Title: Unconscious Bias Awareness for an Inclusive Environment

Speaker(s):
Prince Ehoro, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Centre for Intercultural Learning

Abstract:
This session is offered by the Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL) which has provided a variety of courses to enhance individual and organisational effectiveness in multicultural environments since 1969. Culturally-diverse workplaces and communities bring about many benefits along with occasional challenges. An understanding of culture, cultural trends, and issues such as unconscious bias can enhance your effectiveness in working across cultures. Developing strategies for more effective personal, professional & organization-wide intercultural practices can help build positive and enduring workplace relationships. The session Bias Awareness for an Inclusive Environment  addresses questions of unconscious or implicit bias to help ensure that your work environment is a respectful and inclusive one. Biases are powerful and often outside of our awareness. Implicit biases may be associated with stereotyping and discrimination and they can be a barrier to creating an inclusive environment. Unconscious bias can negatively affect work relationships, impair decision making and hamper creativity. The session will make these hidden biases explicit so that they can be effectively addressed. The session will help you: - understand the key concepts related to unconscious bias - recognize the role of the brain in bias and perception of power - explore good practices to address unconscious bias

Competencies:
Collaboration Communication Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
BTH_Mon_830am_STR_Prince-Ehoro_EN.pdf BTH_Mon_830am_STR_Prince-Ehoro_FR.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Beethoven

Title: Capitalizing on the Power of Multi-Generational Teams

Speaker(s):
Nicole Miller, Assistant Director, Learning and Professional Development, University of Ottawa

Abstract:
The reality of today’s workplace requires you to lead multi-generational teams. But how do you create and manage a cohesive team in this unprecedented five-age-group environment? Our speaker has assisted employers in creating dynamic onboarding systems that champion the similarities between peer groups through recognition, reward and engagement. She will share the insights she has gained from firsthand experience, allowing you to explore specific, actionable strategies that will help you leverage the power of multi-generational teams.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Adaptability Collaboration Communication

Presentation(s):
BTH_Mon_230pm_STR_Nicole-Miller_EN.pdf BTH_Mon_230pm_STR_Nicole-Miller_FR.pdf


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Innovation & Experimentation Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Chopin

Title: Embedding Innovation in the Public Service

Speaker(s):
John Gorrie, Director General, Innovation and Policy Services Branch, Canada School of Public Service

Abstract:
Public servants are being called upon to be nimbler, help identify creative solutions to complex societal issues, and meet a rising bar for better services and greater citizen involvement. This environment places a premium on an innovative public service that can readily adapt to change. John Gorrie will highlight leading practices used by public innovators within public service organizations, where they have succeeded, and some of the challenges they have faced along the way. He will share what innovation and adaptation can mean for functional specialists, and in turn the clients they serve. He will also outline what the Canada School of Public Service is doing to foster innovation across government.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
CHP_Mon_830am_STR_John-Gorrie_EN.pdf CHP_Mon_830am_STR_John-Gorrie_FR.pdf


Time: 9:00 am

Room: Chopin

Title: Myth-Busting Assumptions about Innovation in Public Sector Finance

Speaker(s):
Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Abstract:
This session will examine what innovation means and how prevalent it is in the context of public sector finance. Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy at ACCA will draw on ACCA’s recently released report on this topic and effectively “myth-bust” the assumption that innovation does not occur in public sector finance. In fact, ACCA's research indicates that there is a significant appetite for innovation among public sector finance professionals, especially in working to address budget reductions and talent shortages. Alex will discuss report highlights, including the finding that finance professionals want to transition from incremental to more radical forms of innovation to address governments’ complex challenges. This session will also examine how finance professionals are uniquely placed to help drive innovation within an organization. Alex will draw on two global case studies as examples of this innovation and the public sector finance professionals' critical role in it:  - Universal Basic Income in Finland, and - Self-Managed Teams in the Netherlands.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
CHP_Mon_900am_STR_Alex-Metcalfe_EN.pdf CHP_Mon_900am_STR_Alex-Metcalfe_FR.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Chopin

Title: Embedding Experimentation in the Government of Canada

Speaker(s):
Sarah Chan, Advisor, Innovation & Experimentation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Nick Chesterley, Director of Strategic Policy, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
In government, experimentation is the deliberate use of methods that seek to explore, test, and compare the effects and impacts of policies, interventions and approaches. Knowing “what works” leads to improved decision-making and, ultimately, better outcomes for citizens. In this presentation, the TBS Innovation and Experimentation Team will provide an update on their work embedding a culture and practice of experimentation across the Government of Canada. Members of the team will share highlights on embedding experimentation within whole-of-government mechanisms, such as MAF, as well as an update on Experimentation Works: a unique learning-by-doing model that has been internationally recognized for its success in showcasing public sector experimentation in the open.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
CHP_Mon_230pm_STR_Sarah-Chan_EN.pdf CHP_Mon_230pm_STR_Sarah-Chan_FR.pdf


Time: 3:00 pm

Room: Chopin

Title: Building Innovation and Experimentation in Government: One Brick at a Time

Speaker(s):
Mathieu Audet, Behavioural Insights Research and Design, Innovation Lab, Employment and Social Development Canada
Catherine Charbonneau, Manager, Focused Design Projects and Outreach, Innovation Lab, Employment and Social Development Canada

Abstract:
A creative demonstration of the application of user-centred design and behavioural insights experimentation to develop solutions with Canadians. A showcase of case studies that will highlight characters, insights and tools from the ESDC Innovation Lab.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration Communication Results Driven

Presentation(s):
CHP_Mon_300pm_STR_Mathieu-Audet_EN.pdf CHP_Mon_300pm_STR_Mathieu-Audet_FR.pdf


Time: 3:30 pm

Room: Chopin

Title: Experimentation Panel

Speaker(s):
Mathieu Audet, Behavioural Insights Research and Design, Innovation Lab, Employment and Social Development Canada
Sarah Chan, Advisor, Innovation & Experimentation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Catherine Charbonneau, Manager, Focused Design Projects and Outreach, Innovation Lab, Employment and Social Development Canada
Nick Chesterley, Director of Strategic Policy, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Moderator(s):
Poya Saffari , Senior Analyst, Global Affairs Canada

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Internal Audit Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Theatre

Title: Can Auditors and Clients Be on the Same Side of a Round Table?

Speaker(s):
Jean-François Riel, Senior Advisor, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
Audit is a service, and service is a dance between a client and a service provider. Come join this engaging session that will shed light on this important service relationship from both partners’ perspective. We will consider internal audit from a client service perspective while preserving the requisite notions of independence and objectivity. We will also look at how clients can obtain the most value-added from the internal audit process and how they can contribute to improving their own organization with the assistance of auditors.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration

Presentation(s):
TH_Mon_830am_STR_Jean-Francois-Riel_FR-2.pdf TH_Mon_830am_STR_Jean-Francois-Riel_EN-2.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Theatre

Title: Panel: TBS-OCG Internal Audit Framework - Method for Developing a Transformation Assurance Strategy for Major Public Projects

Speaker(s):
Tricia Goulbourne, Director, Policy and Professional Practices, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Martin Rubenstein, Chief Audit & Evaluation Executive, Transport Canada
Dr. Andrew Schuster, Director, Risk Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Jane Weldon, Director General, Marine Safety and Security, Tansport Canada

Moderator(s):
Joanne Gorenstein , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Abstract:
Given the number of highly publicized transformation programmes ongoing across the Federal government and the millions of taxpayers dollars spent to achieve the expected outcomes, Internal Audit must play a real-time role within these transformations….but what role? The Internal Audit community within the federal government has established a vision is for Internal Audit to take an active role in transformation programmes by providing targeted and timely audit and advisory services that provide credible advice to decision makers….but how? This panel discussion will examine how Internal Audit can and does make a real contribution towards the success of transformation programmes.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Adaptability Collaboration Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
TH_Mon_230pm_STR_Joanne-Gorenstein_EN.pdf TH_Mon_230pm_STR_Joanne-Gorenstein_FR.pdf


Stream Overview
Real Property Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Salon Royal

Title: PANEL: What do future CFOs need to know about the management of federal real property?

Speaker(s):
Jean Deschamps, Executive Director, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Jean-François Legault, Senior Director Parliamentary Precinct
Renetta Siemens, National Comptroller, Correctional Service Canada

Moderator(s):
Jessica Sultan , Senior Director, Real Property and Material Policy Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
This session will answer this question while exploring policy requirements, financial considerations and emerging trends in the management of federal real property. Jessica Sultan, Senior Director of the Real Property and Materiel Policy Division at TBS will lead a panel of real property and financial management experts in a discussion of preliminary findings of the Horizontal Fixed Asset Review, lifecycle management principles and how federal real property can be leveraged to advance socio-economic priorities.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 9:30 am

Room: Salon Royal

Title: Overview of Requirements in the Policy on Management of Real Property relating to the Management of Federal Contaminated Sites

Speaker(s):
Beth MacDonald, Senior Advisor, Real Property and Materiel Policy Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Sarah Orovan, Analyst/Advisor, Real Property and Materiel Policy Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) develops government-wide policy and provides guidance on the management of federal assets (i.e. Policy on Management of Real Property), which includes requirements relating to the management of federal contaminated sites. In accordance with policy, TBS also administers the Directory of Federal Real Property (DFRP) and the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory (FCSI), the latter in which federal organizations are required to report specified data on all known or suspected contaminated sites. To date, departments, agencies and consolidated Crown corporations have identified and classified over 23,000 contaminated or suspected contaminated sites in urban, rural and remote areas across Canada. The FCSI publicly displays a standard set of basic tombstones about these contaminated sites and annually updated information for federal contaminated sites. This presentation will provide a summary of policy requirements related to the management of contaminated sites, information management and reporting requirements for contaminated sites as well as an overview of the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
SAR_Mon_930am_STR_Beth-MacDonald_EN.pdf SAR_Mon_930am_STR_Beth-MacDonald_FR.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Salon Royal

Title: Accrual Budgeting

Speaker(s):
Serge Campeau, Director, Accrual Budgeting, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Alain Lagacé, Director, Budget Management, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Benoit Robert, Director, Federal Accommodation and Holdings Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Abstract:
Since 2003, the Government has prepared the Budget (and the financial statements in Volume I of the Public Accounts) on an accrual basis. In contrast, the Estimates (and the corresponding reports on actual expenditures in Volume II of the Public Accounts) are prepared on a cash basis as they are designed to primarily support the Parliament’s consideration of supply bills and control of the government’s short-term cash requirements. PSPC has developed, in close collaboration with Central Agencies, an Accrual Budgeting Framework for Budget 2019; this framework is being implemented for the management of its PSPC Predicable Capital Plan. The implementation of Accrual Budgeting will enable proactive, long-term and strategic planning for PSPC's capital assets portfolio through access to stable capital funds. It will also increase the department’s financial flexibility and maximize the use of its resources for the recapitalization of its assets.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
SAR_Mon_230pm_STR_Alain-Lagacé_EN.pdf SAR_Mon_230pm_STR_Alain-Lagacé_FR.pdf


Time: 3:15 pm

Room: Salon Royal

Title: Public Private Partnerships: An Option to Consider

Speaker(s):
Bruce Hirst, Chief Executive Officer, BHH Consulting Services
Robert Ryan, Principal, Senior Advisor

Abstract:
Is your department or organization considering a new facility, building or major renovations? Have you considered the business case for a Public Private Partnership (P3) rather than a conventional construction contract? During this presentation you will learn what a P3 is, benefits and challenges of a P3, how to manage a successful P3 relationship and the lessons learned from an actual P3 project. Our two speakers have extensive experience in implementing and managing one of the federal government's largest P3 initiatives, the $5 billion project to construct and operate the Top Secret facility for the Communications Security Establishment. In your role of future CFO or if you are providing advice/guidance to your CFO to support real property decisions, this is a session you won't want to miss!

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
SAR_Mon_315pm_STR_Bruce-Hirst_EN.pdf SAR_Mon_315pm_STR_Bruce-Hirst_FR.pdf


Stream Overview
fmi*igf Annual General Meeting Beethoven
DAY 2 - November 19, 2019
Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
Registration Opens Salon Jardin
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Career Development Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Mozart

Title: Relational Intelligence

Speaker(s):
Martin Latulippe, President, Wow Now Inc.

Abstract:
The goal of relational intelligence is to improve collaborative relationships by learning how to adapt to others and develop interpersonal skills vis-à-vis colleagues. This will allow you to create and maintain pleasant and productive relationships. During this session, you will discover the keys to relational intelligence, enabling you to build lasting interpersonal relationships. Together, we will explore the meaning of emotional intelligence and thus establish a better understanding of people’s needs, while respecting your own. We will equip you to use relational intelligence with others to ensure successful communication.

Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration Communication

Presentation(s):
MOZ_Tues_830am_STR_Martin-Latulippe_BI.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Mozart

Title: Relational Intelligence

Speaker(s):
Martin Latulippe, President, Wow Now Inc.

Abstract:
The goal of relational intelligence is to improve collaborative relationships by learning how to adapt to others and develop interpersonal skills vis-à-vis colleagues. This will allow you to create and maintain pleasant and productive relationships. During this session, you will discover the keys to relational intelligence, enabling you to build lasting interpersonal relationships. Together, we will explore the meaning of emotional intelligence and thus establish a better understanding of people’s needs, while respecting your own. We will equip you to use relational intelligence with others to ensure successful communication.

Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration Communication


Stream Overview
Costing Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Beethoven

Title: Setting Government of Canada Fees Based on Costing for Services

Speaker(s):
Michel Pariseau, Acting Director, Strategic Planning and Accountability Division, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada

Abstract:
Michel will discuss the importance of costing in the context of fee regimes and cost recovery, placing a focus on the relationship between costing, fee amounts and service standards.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
BTH_Tues_830am_STR_Michel-Pariseau_EN.pdf BTH_Tues_830am_STR_Michel-Pariseau_FR.pdf


Time: 9:15 am

Room: Beethoven

Title: Understanding Service Costs and Improving Service Delivery

Speaker(s):
Mike Haley, President, Landmark Decisions Inc.

Abstract:

Public sector organizations are under increasing pressure to reduce costs while improving service delivery quality. The first step in resolving this paradox is to develop a better understanding of the key operational drivers and constraints that impact service costs. Concepts such as activity-based costing (ABC) and activity-based planning (ABP) are making a resurgence based on their ability to dig deeper into the operational processes that support cost effective service delivery.

This presentation will cover the fundamentals of ABC/ABP while discussing the pros and cons of each methodology including how to overcome typical implementation challenges. It will also address how current ABC/ABP technology solutions are enabling public sector organizations to develop more accurate operational cost data thereby enhancing their ability to make better business decisions for program and service improvements. Real-world examples will be presented for three different ABC/ABP solutions currently being used at the federal, provincial and/or municipal levels to provide improved service cost information.



Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
BTH_Tues_915am_STR_Mike-Haley_EN-v3-for-Distribution.pdf BTH_Tues_915am_STR_Mike-Haley_FR-v3-for-Distribution.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Beethoven

Title: Improving Decision Support in Costing for Services and Programs Leveraging International Best Practices

Speaker(s):
Daniel Kerry, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Troels Otte Andersen, Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Abstract:
Deloitte is planning to bring the concept of costing alive through a series of innovative demonstrations and interactions. Please join us as we explore; types of costing, examples of best practice, introductions to alternative tools and a series of lessons learned. Daniel Kerry and Troels Andersen will pepper the presentation with actual examples of their global work from; the UK, Finland, Denmark and Canada.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
BTH_Tues_230pm_STR_Troels-Andersen_FR.pdf BTH_Tues_230pm_STR_Troels-Andersen_EN.pdf


Time: 3:15 pm

Room: Beethoven

Title: ICEAA Costing Certification for the Public Sector: the DND experience

Speaker(s):
Pierre Métayer, Director, Cost Estimate Delivery, Centre for Costing in Defence, Department of National Defence

Abstract:
During this session, you will learn about the Costing certifications administered by the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEEA) and a description of the program that the Department of National Defence has put in place to support the costing professionals interested in becoming CCEA or PCEA certified. The session will also inform participants on the advantages and value-added that cost certifications bring to costing in the public sector.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Strategic Lens


Stream Overview
Critical Thinking Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Chopin

Title: Critical Thinking at a Glance

Speaker(s):
Kimberley Milani, Manager, Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Ivey School of Business

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 9:00 am

Room: Chopin

Title: What about critical thinking in the era of information overload?

Speaker(s):
Isabelle St-Pierre, Conflict Management Coach & Consultant, St-Pierre Coaching and Consulting

Abstract:
Critical thinking is a process that goes beyond automatic thinking to make an informed judgment about a situation. Questioning and reasoning are the foundation of critical thinking. In this presentation, we will explore a framework that proposes three components to critical thinking: clarity, conclusions, and decisions. We will focus particularly on the conscious or unconscious mechanisms underlying how we draw conclusions by examining the facts, observations, and experiences that form the assumptions and suppositions guiding our judgment. We will argue that it is imperative to question current practices and the status quo when acting as a change agent. We will conclude our session by examining the main barriers to critical thinking, as well as the risks of a practice that would not use it.

Language: French – simultaneous interpretation available 
Presentation(s):
CHP_Tues_900am_STR_Isabelle-St.-Pierre_EN-2.pdf CHP_Tues_900am_STR_Isabelle-St.-Pierre_FR-2.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Chopin

Title: Character Matters: Character-based Leadership and How it Influences How We Lead

Speaker(s):
Kimberley Milani, Manager, Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Ivey School of Business

Abstract:
In today’s fast-paced work environments that include an onslaught of data and information, the capacity to think critically and make sound judgements efficiently is more important than ever. Traditionally, components of critical thinking have included aspects such as logic, analysis, and problem solving, but these are largely competency-based functions. Research conducted by the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis revealed that what underpins effective decision-making is character. Leadership – and by this we mean having the disposition, not the position, to lead – is a combination of three elements: competence, commitment to the leadership role, and character. Yet, character has traditionally received the least attention of these three pillars – both in research, as well as in professional development and workplace practices – even though is foundational to being able to think critically and have good judgement. So why is it then, that character is not a more common and robust aspect of professional development programs? Our research uncovered a few common beliefs/reasons: We often to not know what character is or what it means We believe it is subjective We often believe it is something we are born with, or at least set in place during childhood We do not have language with which to address character – good and bad – within the workplace We underestimate its impact on how we think and our resulting behaviours All of the above beliefs or reasons, however, are completely contrary to the revelations of current research: character can be defined, assessed, measured and, taught and developed at any age. In fact, the more we exercise our character, the more integrated it becomes into our ability to think critically and into our habit of being. Kimberley Milani will present the multi-year research conducted by the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School with leaders from all sectors. She will outline the various dimensions of leader character and provide you with exercises you can perform to cultivate your own. Session Objectives: 1. Explain the 3 Cs of leadership: competence, commitment, character. 2. Define the meaning of leadership character, including what it is and why it is important. 3. Show how character can be defined, assessed and developed in individuals. 4. Demonstrate how and why character matters to critical thinking, as well as sustained excellence within individuals and organizations.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Adaptability Collaboration Communication Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
CHP_Tues_230pm_STR_Kimberley-Milani_FR.pdf CHP_Tues_230pm_STR_Kimberley-Milani_EN.pdf


Stream Overview
Economic Update Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Theatre

Title: The Green Economy is Bigger Than You Realize

Speaker(s):
Tim Nash, The Sustainable Economist, Good Investing

Abstract:
Tim Nash discusses the size and scale of the global green economy and shows how large financial institutions are recognizing the risks and opportunities available as the economy shifts.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
TH_Tues_830am_STR_Tim-Nash_EN.pdf TH_Tues_830am_STR_Tim-Nash_FR.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Theatre

Title: Canadian Competitiveness: The Current State and the Forces Shaping the Future

Speaker(s):
Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Abstract:
Dr. Stratton will discuss the technological and geopolitical forces influencing the global economy and how Canada stacks up within this transformative economic landscape.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
TH_Tues_230pm_STR_Trevin-Stratton_FR.pdf TH_Tues_230pm_STR_Trevin-Stratton_EN.pdf


Time: 3:15 pm

Room: Theatre

Speaker(s):
Mark Macdonald, Global Public Finance Management Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Abstract:
Mark will be discussing the role of blockchain in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery, with a focus on public budgeting and performance management.  The implications for securing competitive economic advantage by jurisdictions that are early adopters will be addressed.  The presentation will focus on key value-drivers of blockchain, the regulatory conditions under which technology can be promoted within the economy, and the practical lessons learned from early adopters.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
TH_Tues_315pm_STR_Mark-Macdonald_EN.pdf


Stream Overview
Networking Break Sponsored by CPA Canada Exhibit Hall
Trust and Resilience – The Role of Public Finance Theatre
Speaker(s)
Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive Officer , Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Public trust in government institutions is a growing problem that defies international borders. What role is there for public finance professionals in building cultures of accountability, ethics and resilience? Rob Whiteman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, will explore lessons from the UK to address this mounting international concern.


Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Lunch Sponsored by MNP LLP Ballroom
Staying In It Whole-Heartedly Theatre
Speaker(s)
Peter Katz, JUNO-Nominated Musician & Storyteller

Part concert, part keynote talk, Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Peter Katz uses his engaging stories of surviving and thriving in the music business to motivate his audiences to stay on their path while adapting to change and embracing the unexpected and the uncomfortable along the way. How do you find the strength and courage to ‘stay in it’ when life is constantly presenting you with new challenges?  How do you stay connected to your bigger picture so you can create the positive impacts you wish to make? How do you learn to get comfortable with the uncomfortable?  Through his powerful songs and stories, Peter pulls you in and leaves you inspired to show up with integrity and purpose every day.

“His ability to connect is unlike anyone I’ve seen. To be the highest standard of being a storyteller is to be like Peter Katz”. Jeff Pulver (Vonage Founder) 


Language of presentation: French – simultaneous interpretation available 
Networking Break Sponsored by CPA Canada Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Career Development Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Mozart

Title: Relational Intelligence

Speaker(s):
Martin Latulippe, President, Wow Now Inc.

Abstract:
The goal of relational intelligence is to improve collaborative relationships by learning how to adapt to others and develop interpersonal skills vis-à-vis colleagues. This will allow you to create and maintain pleasant and productive relationships. During this session, you will discover the keys to relational intelligence, enabling you to build lasting interpersonal relationships. Together, we will explore the meaning of emotional intelligence and thus establish a better understanding of people’s needs, while respecting your own. We will equip you to use relational intelligence with others to ensure successful communication.

Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration Communication

Presentation(s):
MOZ_Tues_830am_STR_Martin-Latulippe_BI.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Mozart

Title: Relational Intelligence

Speaker(s):
Martin Latulippe, President, Wow Now Inc.

Abstract:
The goal of relational intelligence is to improve collaborative relationships by learning how to adapt to others and develop interpersonal skills vis-à-vis colleagues. This will allow you to create and maintain pleasant and productive relationships. During this session, you will discover the keys to relational intelligence, enabling you to build lasting interpersonal relationships. Together, we will explore the meaning of emotional intelligence and thus establish a better understanding of people’s needs, while respecting your own. We will equip you to use relational intelligence with others to ensure successful communication.

Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaboration Communication


Stream Overview
Costing Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Beethoven

Title: Setting Government of Canada Fees Based on Costing for Services

Speaker(s):
Michel Pariseau, Acting Director, Strategic Planning and Accountability Division, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada

Abstract:
Michel will discuss the importance of costing in the context of fee regimes and cost recovery, placing a focus on the relationship between costing, fee amounts and service standards.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
BTH_Tues_830am_STR_Michel-Pariseau_EN.pdf BTH_Tues_830am_STR_Michel-Pariseau_FR.pdf


Time: 9:15 am

Room: Beethoven

Title: Understanding Service Costs and Improving Service Delivery

Speaker(s):
Mike Haley, President, Landmark Decisions Inc.

Abstract:

Public sector organizations are under increasing pressure to reduce costs while improving service delivery quality. The first step in resolving this paradox is to develop a better understanding of the key operational drivers and constraints that impact service costs. Concepts such as activity-based costing (ABC) and activity-based planning (ABP) are making a resurgence based on their ability to dig deeper into the operational processes that support cost effective service delivery.

This presentation will cover the fundamentals of ABC/ABP while discussing the pros and cons of each methodology including how to overcome typical implementation challenges. It will also address how current ABC/ABP technology solutions are enabling public sector organizations to develop more accurate operational cost data thereby enhancing their ability to make better business decisions for program and service improvements. Real-world examples will be presented for three different ABC/ABP solutions currently being used at the federal, provincial and/or municipal levels to provide improved service cost information.



Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
BTH_Tues_915am_STR_Mike-Haley_EN-v3-for-Distribution.pdf BTH_Tues_915am_STR_Mike-Haley_FR-v3-for-Distribution.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Beethoven

Title: Improving Decision Support in Costing for Services and Programs Leveraging International Best Practices

Speaker(s):
Daniel Kerry, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Troels Otte Andersen, Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Abstract:
Deloitte is planning to bring the concept of costing alive through a series of innovative demonstrations and interactions. Please join us as we explore; types of costing, examples of best practice, introductions to alternative tools and a series of lessons learned. Daniel Kerry and Troels Andersen will pepper the presentation with actual examples of their global work from; the UK, Finland, Denmark and Canada.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
BTH_Tues_230pm_STR_Troels-Andersen_FR.pdf BTH_Tues_230pm_STR_Troels-Andersen_EN.pdf


Time: 3:15 pm

Room: Beethoven

Title: ICEAA Costing Certification for the Public Sector: the DND experience

Speaker(s):
Pierre Métayer, Director, Cost Estimate Delivery, Centre for Costing in Defence, Department of National Defence

Abstract:
During this session, you will learn about the Costing certifications administered by the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEEA) and a description of the program that the Department of National Defence has put in place to support the costing professionals interested in becoming CCEA or PCEA certified. The session will also inform participants on the advantages and value-added that cost certifications bring to costing in the public sector.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Strategic Lens


Stream Overview
Critical Thinking Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Chopin

Title: Critical Thinking at a Glance

Speaker(s):
Kimberley Milani, Manager, Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Ivey School of Business

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 9:00 am

Room: Chopin

Title: What about critical thinking in the era of information overload?

Speaker(s):
Isabelle St-Pierre, Conflict Management Coach & Consultant, St-Pierre Coaching and Consulting

Abstract:
Critical thinking is a process that goes beyond automatic thinking to make an informed judgment about a situation. Questioning and reasoning are the foundation of critical thinking. In this presentation, we will explore a framework that proposes three components to critical thinking: clarity, conclusions, and decisions. We will focus particularly on the conscious or unconscious mechanisms underlying how we draw conclusions by examining the facts, observations, and experiences that form the assumptions and suppositions guiding our judgment. We will argue that it is imperative to question current practices and the status quo when acting as a change agent. We will conclude our session by examining the main barriers to critical thinking, as well as the risks of a practice that would not use it.

Language: French – simultaneous interpretation available 
Presentation(s):
CHP_Tues_900am_STR_Isabelle-St.-Pierre_EN-2.pdf CHP_Tues_900am_STR_Isabelle-St.-Pierre_FR-2.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Chopin

Title: Character Matters: Character-based Leadership and How it Influences How We Lead

Speaker(s):
Kimberley Milani, Manager, Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Ivey School of Business

Abstract:
In today’s fast-paced work environments that include an onslaught of data and information, the capacity to think critically and make sound judgements efficiently is more important than ever. Traditionally, components of critical thinking have included aspects such as logic, analysis, and problem solving, but these are largely competency-based functions. Research conducted by the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis revealed that what underpins effective decision-making is character. Leadership – and by this we mean having the disposition, not the position, to lead – is a combination of three elements: competence, commitment to the leadership role, and character. Yet, character has traditionally received the least attention of these three pillars – both in research, as well as in professional development and workplace practices – even though is foundational to being able to think critically and have good judgement. So why is it then, that character is not a more common and robust aspect of professional development programs? Our research uncovered a few common beliefs/reasons: We often to not know what character is or what it means We believe it is subjective We often believe it is something we are born with, or at least set in place during childhood We do not have language with which to address character – good and bad – within the workplace We underestimate its impact on how we think and our resulting behaviours All of the above beliefs or reasons, however, are completely contrary to the revelations of current research: character can be defined, assessed, measured and, taught and developed at any age. In fact, the more we exercise our character, the more integrated it becomes into our ability to think critically and into our habit of being. Kimberley Milani will present the multi-year research conducted by the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School with leaders from all sectors. She will outline the various dimensions of leader character and provide you with exercises you can perform to cultivate your own. Session Objectives: 1. Explain the 3 Cs of leadership: competence, commitment, character. 2. Define the meaning of leadership character, including what it is and why it is important. 3. Show how character can be defined, assessed and developed in individuals. 4. Demonstrate how and why character matters to critical thinking, as well as sustained excellence within individuals and organizations.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Adaptability Collaboration Communication Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
CHP_Tues_230pm_STR_Kimberley-Milani_FR.pdf CHP_Tues_230pm_STR_Kimberley-Milani_EN.pdf


Stream Overview
Economic Update Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Theatre

Title: The Green Economy is Bigger Than You Realize

Speaker(s):
Tim Nash, The Sustainable Economist, Good Investing

Abstract:
Tim Nash discusses the size and scale of the global green economy and shows how large financial institutions are recognizing the risks and opportunities available as the economy shifts.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
TH_Tues_830am_STR_Tim-Nash_EN.pdf TH_Tues_830am_STR_Tim-Nash_FR.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Theatre

Title: Canadian Competitiveness: The Current State and the Forces Shaping the Future

Speaker(s):
Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Abstract:
Dr. Stratton will discuss the technological and geopolitical forces influencing the global economy and how Canada stacks up within this transformative economic landscape.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
TH_Tues_230pm_STR_Trevin-Stratton_FR.pdf TH_Tues_230pm_STR_Trevin-Stratton_EN.pdf


Time: 3:15 pm

Room: Theatre

Speaker(s):
Mark Macdonald, Global Public Finance Management Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Abstract:
Mark will be discussing the role of blockchain in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery, with a focus on public budgeting and performance management.  The implications for securing competitive economic advantage by jurisdictions that are early adopters will be addressed.  The presentation will focus on key value-drivers of blockchain, the regulatory conditions under which technology can be promoted within the economy, and the practical lessons learned from early adopters.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
TH_Tues_315pm_STR_Mark-Macdonald_EN.pdf


Stream Overview
DAY 3 - November 20, 2019 Sponsored by
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by BMO Foyer A & Grand Salon
Registration Opens Salon Jardin
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Sponsored by:
  

Executive Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Beethoven

Title: Panel: Innovation

Speaker(s):
Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Terry Stuart, Senior Partner, Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte
Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Global Affairs Canada

Moderator(s):
Julie Leese , Chief Digital Officer, Transport Canada

Abstract:
The panel on Innovation will discuss emerging technologies that are already amongst us as well as those that will shape the way we work in the future. Moderated by Julie Leese, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Transport Canada, the discussion will be centered on how organizations can best adapt and be prepared to embrace evolving technologies and be ready to face future workforce disruption.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Adaptability Collaboration Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
2.BTH_Wed_830am_STR_Terry-Stuart_EN.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Beethoven

Title: Panel: Future of Work

Speaker(s):
Kim Brewer, Principal, 33 Group
Soula Courlas, Partner, National Lead, People and Change Services, KPMG Canada
Mary Karamanos, Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada
Gloria Pakravan, Head of People Strategy and Performance, Toronto Police Service

Moderator(s):
Marty Muldoon , Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Abstract:
The panel on Future of Work will focus on the ever-changing workplace and impact on our workforce. Panelists will discuss how we work today and compare to how we should be working and why. Panelists will talk about adapting and shifting our work environments to respond to the needs of multi-generational workforces and inclusive teams, and to increase productivity. In addition, they will touch on the economic and social benefits of that adaptation. The panel will be led by Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Adaptability Collaboration Communication

Presentation(s):
6.BTH_Wed_230pm_STR_Soula-Courlas_EN.pdf


Stream Overview
Financial Reporting Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Chopin

Title: Accounting Standards Implementation

Speaker(s):
Diane Peressini, Executive Director, Government Accounting Policy and Reporting, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
An update on how the new accounting standards will be implemented in the Treasury Board of Canada’s Directive on Accounting Standards and related tools.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
2.CHP_Wed_830am_STR_Diane-Peressini_FR.pdf 2.CHP_Wed_830am_STR_Diane-Peressini_EN.pdf


Time: 9:00 am

Room: Chopin

Title: Accounting Standard Updates

Speaker(s):
Suzie Gignac, Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Stephen McIntyre, Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Abstract:
Keep up to date with the new rules and regulations in accounting.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
4.CHP_Wed_900am_STR_Stephen-McIntyre_FR.pdf 4.CHP_Wed_900am_STR_Stephen-McIntyre_EN.pdf 3.CHP_Wed_900am_STR_Suzie-Gignac_FR.pdf 3.CHP_Wed_900am_STR_Suzie-Gignac_EN.pdf


Time: 2:30 pm

Room: Chopin

Title: Introduction to Sustainability

Speaker(s):
Rosemary McGuire, Director, External Reporting & Capital Markets, CPA Canada

Abstract:
Change the way companies report on their traditional financial statement disclosures.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Results Driven Strategic Lens

Presentation(s):
7.CHP_Wed_230pm_STR_Rosemary-McGuire_EN.pdf 7.CHP_Wed_230pm_STR_Rosemary-McGuire_FR.pdf


Time: 3:15 pm

Room: Chopin

Speaker(s):
Janice Noronha, Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC Canada

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Presentation(s):
8.CHP_Wed_315pm_STR_Janice-Noronha_EN.pdf


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Forecasting Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Room: Mozart

Title: Principles & Emerging Technology

Speaker(s):
David Bryden, Manager, Government and Public Sector, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Abstract:

The goal of forecasting is not to predict the future but to tell you what you need to know to take meaningful action in the present.

We know that our forecasts will not be accurate, at least not in the sense that actual results match predicted ones.  But we need to be able to predict with enough accuracy that the decisions made based on those predictions are the right ones or, at worst, not the wrong ones.  

This discussion will focus on the principles that support an effective forecasting process, considerations for developing both better and more actionable forecasts, and present recommendations for action. In addition, we will discuss three technologies that are progressively emerging that add value to the forecasting process: Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blockchain, and Machine Learning. Each of these technologies enables different capabilities – RPA can enhance the accuracy and completeness of the information you are working with; Blockchain can allow you to combine financial and non-financial information from across organizational boundaries; and Machine Learning can be used to develop and evaluate complex, dynamic scenarios.

Specific examples of what we will discuss include:

  • Forecasting to match the organization’s planning horizon;
  • Highlighting financial & non-financial risks, opportunities, and their magnitude;
  • Making and assessing the assumptions underlying a forecast; and
  • How emerging technologies can transform and enhance public sector forecasting processes


  • Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    2.MOZ_Wed_830am_STR_David-Bryden_EN.pdf 2.MOZ_Wed_830am_STR_David-Bryden_FR.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Mozart

    Title: Summary: Principles & Emerging Technology

    Speaker(s):
    David Bryden, Manager, Government and Public Sector, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Time: 2:45 pm

    Room: Mozart

    Title: Forecasting IT Projects: Complexity and Risk Mitigation Strategies

    Speaker(s):
    Tammy Labelle, Chief Information Officer, Digital Services Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada

    Abstract:
    Continuation on a morning session, with a focus on the forecasting process in the IT environment. We know that very few, if any, IT projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the original specs/features. In that context, how a Financial Management Advisor (FMA) would add value to the forecasting process? What a Chief Information Officer (CIO) would expect from his/her FMAs?

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    5.MOZ_Wed_245pm_STR_Tammy-Labelle_EN.pdf 5.MOZ_Wed_245pm_STR_Tammy-Labelle_FR.pdf


    Time: 3:15 pm

    Room: Mozart

    Title: Panel: Forecasting in the Government: The Challenge Function

    Speaker(s):
    Raef Gouiaa, Professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais
    Tammy Labelle, Chief Information Officer, Digital Services Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada
    Christian Stumpf, President, NorthBayer Consulting

    Moderator(s):
    David Bryden , Manager, Government and Public Sector, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

    Abstract:
    The place of the challenge function in the decision-making process, will be at the heart of an exciting 30 minutes discussion between panelists from different backgrounds.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Stream Overview
    Sponsored by:
      

    Transformation Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: The Intelligent Public Sector Enterprise

    Speaker(s):
    Christine Diaz, Senior Director of SAP S/4 HANA Finance Centre of Excellence, SAP

    Abstract:

    We realize that Public Sector organizations have missions that vary widely with the government's timeless objective - protecting the community, providing services, and helping the economy prosper - all while being good stewards of taxpayer money and taking care of employees.

    We know that each public sector organization has a very different landscape and focus based on their unique mission and circumstances.  Thus, the path of continuous transformation towards an Intelligent Enterprise vision is distinctive.  Governments who put data and intelligence at the center of their future and strategically invest in technology modernization with a focus on open, standards-based technologies - will free up the capacity to pursue transformative operational models.  They will be able to deliver best-in-class citizen and employee experiences, reimagine operations and business models, attain better agility and automate with minimal risk and cost. 

    How can SAP’s help deliver on the vision of the intelligent enterprise? In this presentation, we will explain the fundamental difference between SAP ECC and S/4HANA and how these changes drive business value for the organization.  As well as how digital transformation is necessary for future growth and future innovation. 

    The Key highlights of this presentation are as follows: 

    How Digital Transformation can help Government Agencies to focus on strategic priorities:

  • Putting the Citizen at the Center
  • Leveraging Data as an Asset
  • Reimagining business processes and models 
  • SAP’S Framework for the Intelligence Enterprise
  • How to organize your journey to Digital Transformation


  • Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    5.TH_Wed_830am_STR_Christine-Diaz-EN.pdf 5.TH_Wed_830am_STR_Christine-Diaz-FR.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Theatre

    Title: The Journey to Digital Procurement in the Government of Canada

    Speaker(s):
    Shweta Srinivaz, Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
    Michel Turbide, Manager, Solution Delivery, Electronic Procurement Directorate, Acquisitions Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada

    Abstract:
    Join us for an informative session on Digital Procurement and Government of Canada’s transformation journey with the new Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS). During this session, we will discuss lessons learned, organizational change management, and PSPC’s collaborative approach to identifying and resolving key enterprise issues. We look forward to sharing with you our key accomplishments thus far and giving you a preview of the future of digital procurement in the Government of Canada!

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    8.TH_Wed_230pm_STR_Michel-Turbide_EN.pdf 8.TH_Wed_230pm_STR_Michel-Turbide_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Networking Break Exhibit Hall
    The Road Less Traveled Theatre
    Speaker(s)
    Candy Palmater, Orator, Writer, Humourist

    From student council President in a small rural high school, to valedictorian of her law school class, and a national TV show, Candy Palmater’s  life experiences are at once unique and universal.  Her varied career has included 10 years with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and a brief stint on CBC radio where Canadians fell in love with her. Harper Collins is about to publish her first book, a memoir of her wild and wonderful life.   This orateur, writer and humorist will, through words of guidance and personal stories, share her passionate perspective on inclusion, radical self- acceptance and the love of reading. You will feel empowered to affect change in yourself, your family and your community.  Prepare to laugh, cry, and be up-lifted!


    Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Lunch Sponsored by BMO Ballroom
    Can We Get Canada Ready For The 21st Century? Theatre
    Speaker(s)
    Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation , Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

    We live in a world of rapid, intense and unpredictable innovation. The country faces a serious dilemma.  Rapid innovation will challenge governments and society at large while introducing major disruptions.  Without constant and even accelerate innovation, however, our core economic sectors could suffer several economic dislocations.  How does Canada innovate in order to remain globally competitive without undercutting the social and economic compacts that underlie national prosperity and stability?  This presentation lays out, in stark terms, the challenges Canada faces and discusses some of the core organizational, institutional and political options available to Canadian decision-makers in the age of constant disruption.


    Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Networking Break Exhibit Hall
    Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

    Sponsored by:
      

    Executive Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Panel: Innovation

    Speaker(s):
    Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
    Terry Stuart, Senior Partner, Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte
    Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Global Affairs Canada

    Moderator(s):
    Julie Leese , Chief Digital Officer, Transport Canada

    Abstract:
    The panel on Innovation will discuss emerging technologies that are already amongst us as well as those that will shape the way we work in the future. Moderated by Julie Leese, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Transport Canada, the discussion will be centered on how organizations can best adapt and be prepared to embrace evolving technologies and be ready to face future workforce disruption.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Collaboration Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    2.BTH_Wed_830am_STR_Terry-Stuart_EN.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Panel: Future of Work

    Speaker(s):
    Kim Brewer, Principal, 33 Group
    Soula Courlas, Partner, National Lead, People and Change Services, KPMG Canada
    Mary Karamanos, Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada
    Gloria Pakravan, Head of People Strategy and Performance, Toronto Police Service

    Moderator(s):
    Marty Muldoon , Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Public Services and Procurement Canada

    Abstract:
    The panel on Future of Work will focus on the ever-changing workplace and impact on our workforce. Panelists will discuss how we work today and compare to how we should be working and why. Panelists will talk about adapting and shifting our work environments to respond to the needs of multi-generational workforces and inclusive teams, and to increase productivity. In addition, they will touch on the economic and social benefits of that adaptation. The panel will be led by Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Public Services and Procurement Canada.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Collaboration Communication

    Presentation(s):
    6.BTH_Wed_230pm_STR_Soula-Courlas_EN.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Financial Reporting Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Chopin

    Title: Accounting Standards Implementation

    Speaker(s):
    Diane Peressini, Executive Director, Government Accounting Policy and Reporting, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

    Abstract:
    An update on how the new accounting standards will be implemented in the Treasury Board of Canada’s Directive on Accounting Standards and related tools.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    2.CHP_Wed_830am_STR_Diane-Peressini_FR.pdf 2.CHP_Wed_830am_STR_Diane-Peressini_EN.pdf


    Time: 9:00 am

    Room: Chopin

    Title: Accounting Standard Updates

    Speaker(s):
    Suzie Gignac, Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
    Stephen McIntyre, Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

    Abstract:
    Keep up to date with the new rules and regulations in accounting.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    4.CHP_Wed_900am_STR_Stephen-McIntyre_FR.pdf 4.CHP_Wed_900am_STR_Stephen-McIntyre_EN.pdf 3.CHP_Wed_900am_STR_Suzie-Gignac_FR.pdf 3.CHP_Wed_900am_STR_Suzie-Gignac_EN.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Chopin

    Title: Introduction to Sustainability

    Speaker(s):
    Rosemary McGuire, Director, External Reporting & Capital Markets, CPA Canada

    Abstract:
    Change the way companies report on their traditional financial statement disclosures.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    7.CHP_Wed_230pm_STR_Rosemary-McGuire_EN.pdf 7.CHP_Wed_230pm_STR_Rosemary-McGuire_FR.pdf


    Time: 3:15 pm

    Room: Chopin

    Speaker(s):
    Janice Noronha, Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC Canada

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    8.CHP_Wed_315pm_STR_Janice-Noronha_EN.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Sponsored by:
      

    Forecasting Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Mozart

    Title: Principles & Emerging Technology

    Speaker(s):
    David Bryden, Manager, Government and Public Sector, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

    Abstract:

    The goal of forecasting is not to predict the future but to tell you what you need to know to take meaningful action in the present.

    We know that our forecasts will not be accurate, at least not in the sense that actual results match predicted ones.  But we need to be able to predict with enough accuracy that the decisions made based on those predictions are the right ones or, at worst, not the wrong ones.  

    This discussion will focus on the principles that support an effective forecasting process, considerations for developing both better and more actionable forecasts, and present recommendations for action. In addition, we will discuss three technologies that are progressively emerging that add value to the forecasting process: Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blockchain, and Machine Learning. Each of these technologies enables different capabilities – RPA can enhance the accuracy and completeness of the information you are working with; Blockchain can allow you to combine financial and non-financial information from across organizational boundaries; and Machine Learning can be used to develop and evaluate complex, dynamic scenarios.

    Specific examples of what we will discuss include:

  • Forecasting to match the organization’s planning horizon;
  • Highlighting financial & non-financial risks, opportunities, and their magnitude;
  • Making and assessing the assumptions underlying a forecast; and
  • How emerging technologies can transform and enhance public sector forecasting processes


  • Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    2.MOZ_Wed_830am_STR_David-Bryden_EN.pdf 2.MOZ_Wed_830am_STR_David-Bryden_FR.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Mozart

    Title: Summary: Principles & Emerging Technology

    Speaker(s):
    David Bryden, Manager, Government and Public Sector, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Time: 2:45 pm

    Room: Mozart

    Title: Forecasting IT Projects: Complexity and Risk Mitigation Strategies

    Speaker(s):
    Tammy Labelle, Chief Information Officer, Digital Services Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada

    Abstract:
    Continuation on a morning session, with a focus on the forecasting process in the IT environment. We know that very few, if any, IT projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the original specs/features. In that context, how a Financial Management Advisor (FMA) would add value to the forecasting process? What a Chief Information Officer (CIO) would expect from his/her FMAs?

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    5.MOZ_Wed_245pm_STR_Tammy-Labelle_EN.pdf 5.MOZ_Wed_245pm_STR_Tammy-Labelle_FR.pdf


    Time: 3:15 pm

    Room: Mozart

    Title: Panel: Forecasting in the Government: The Challenge Function

    Speaker(s):
    Raef Gouiaa, Professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais
    Tammy Labelle, Chief Information Officer, Digital Services Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada
    Christian Stumpf, President, NorthBayer Consulting

    Moderator(s):
    David Bryden , Manager, Government and Public Sector, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

    Abstract:
    The place of the challenge function in the decision-making process, will be at the heart of an exciting 30 minutes discussion between panelists from different backgrounds.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Stream Overview
    Sponsored by:
      

    Transformation Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: The Intelligent Public Sector Enterprise

    Speaker(s):
    Christine Diaz, Senior Director of SAP S/4 HANA Finance Centre of Excellence, SAP

    Abstract:

    We realize that Public Sector organizations have missions that vary widely with the government's timeless objective - protecting the community, providing services, and helping the economy prosper - all while being good stewards of taxpayer money and taking care of employees.

    We know that each public sector organization has a very different landscape and focus based on their unique mission and circumstances.  Thus, the path of continuous transformation towards an Intelligent Enterprise vision is distinctive.  Governments who put data and intelligence at the center of their future and strategically invest in technology modernization with a focus on open, standards-based technologies - will free up the capacity to pursue transformative operational models.  They will be able to deliver best-in-class citizen and employee experiences, reimagine operations and business models, attain better agility and automate with minimal risk and cost. 

    How can SAP’s help deliver on the vision of the intelligent enterprise? In this presentation, we will explain the fundamental difference between SAP ECC and S/4HANA and how these changes drive business value for the organization.  As well as how digital transformation is necessary for future growth and future innovation. 

    The Key highlights of this presentation are as follows: 

    How Digital Transformation can help Government Agencies to focus on strategic priorities:

  • Putting the Citizen at the Center
  • Leveraging Data as an Asset
  • Reimagining business processes and models 
  • SAP’S Framework for the Intelligence Enterprise
  • How to organize your journey to Digital Transformation


  • Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    5.TH_Wed_830am_STR_Christine-Diaz-EN.pdf 5.TH_Wed_830am_STR_Christine-Diaz-FR.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Theatre

    Title: The Journey to Digital Procurement in the Government of Canada

    Speaker(s):
    Shweta Srinivaz, Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
    Michel Turbide, Manager, Solution Delivery, Electronic Procurement Directorate, Acquisitions Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada

    Abstract:
    Join us for an informative session on Digital Procurement and Government of Canada’s transformation journey with the new Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS). During this session, we will discuss lessons learned, organizational change management, and PSPC’s collaborative approach to identifying and resolving key enterprise issues. We look forward to sharing with you our key accomplishments thus far and giving you a preview of the future of digital procurement in the Government of Canada!

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    8.TH_Wed_230pm_STR_Michel-Turbide_EN.pdf 8.TH_Wed_230pm_STR_Michel-Turbide_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    fmi*igf President's Reception Salon Royal
    DAY 4 - November 21, 2019
    Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
    Registration Opens Salon Jardin
    Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

    Ethics Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Mozart

    Title: It’s the Right Thing to Do, but It’s Not Always Easy: Exploring Barriers to Whistleblowing with the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

    Speaker(s):
    Joe Friday, Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada, Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada

    Abstract:
    Public servants have a responsibility to foster a culture that supports ethical behaviour, and part of that responsibility includes speaking up when we see wrongdoing. In this presentation about barriers to whistleblowing, Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Joe Friday will explore the reasons why some people do not feel comfortable coming forward, and how a cultural change is necessary to ensure that whistleblowers feel supported in the federal public sector.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Communication

    Presentation(s):
    3.MOZ_Thurs_830am_STR_Joe-Friday_EN.pdf 3.MOZ_Thurs_830am_STR_Joe-Friday_FR.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Mozart

    Title: Panel: Ethical Behaviours in the Workplace

    Speaker(s):
    Mario Baril, Ombudsman, Mental Health and Employee Well-Being, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Ann Fraser, Executive Director, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Alexandre St-Jean, Ombudsman and Director, Office of the Ombudsman, Ethics and Conflict Resolution, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

    Moderator(s):
    Gord Beal , Vice President of Research, Guidance and Support, CPA Canada

    Abstract:
    As working professionals, we face many ethical challenges in our day-to-day activities. This session will bring together senior leaders to discuss real-life ethical situations as well as available resources for public servants. It will focus on the importance of applying sound ethical principles in decision making in order to foster a high standard of ethical behaviour in the workplace.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Collaboration Communication

    Presentation(s):
    6.MOZ_Thurs_230pm_STR_Ann-Fraser_EN.pdf 6.MOZ_Thurs_230pm_STR_Ann-Fraser_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Sponsored by:
      

    Hot Topics Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Blockchain - Building Trust and transparency in Government Finance

    Speaker(s):
    Mélanie Gilbert, Associate Partner, Canadian Federal Public Sector, IBM Services

    Abstract:
    What is an enterprise Blockchain? How will it impact me and my work? Join Melanie Gilbert, IBM's Associate Partner and Blockchain leader for the Canadian Public Sector, for a discussion on how enterprise blockchains can help to build trust and transparency in financial reporting and government operations. Citing common use cases in government, Melanie can help you to determine whether blockchain technology is right for the challenges faced by your organization.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    5.TH_Thurs_830am_STR_Melanie-Gilbert_FR.pdf 5.TH_Thurs_830am_STR_Melanie-Gilbert_EN.pdf


    Time: 9:15 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Government Finance

    Speaker(s):
    John Craig, Director, Government & Integration Partnerships, MindBridge Ai

    Abstract:
    Government today is faced with the challenge of managing, analyzing and verifying an unprecedented amount of financial data. The data generated today has outstripped the ability for humans to review and analyze it efficiently and ensure its integrity. Artificial intelligence (AI) provides a way for CFOs, mangers and financial officers to review 100% of the financial information being generated, enhancing their ability to assess risk, develop forecasts and detect anomalies. In this session you will learn, with examples from governments in Canada, the UK and US, on how AI has been used to increase the efficiency of government financial operations, increase the assurance in the data reviewed and develop insights into government operations essential for managing the unavoidable big financial data problem faced by every government today.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    6.TH_Thurs_915am_STR_John-Craig_EN.pdf 6.TH_Thurs_915am_STR_John-Craig_FR.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Data Analytics – We All Know It’s Coming, but What First?

    Speaker(s):
    Claire Lake, Director of North America, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
    Emilie Wilcox, Director, Risk and Performance, Baiame Consulting

    Abstract:
    We’ve been hearing for years that “the robots are coming” to change the way we work, force us to tap more deeply into our analytical skills and ultimately transform the face of modern finance and accounting. But if all of this is imminent and we need to be jumping into the fray, where is our diving board? What are the first steps we need to think about in order to be successful in implementing these new, powerful and incredibly useful tools? This presentation will delve into the things we all need to think about in order to prepare ourselves for AI or Advanced Data Analytics’ implementation. What are the first steps we need to take as both organizations and individuals to best leverage advanced tools and improve data analysis across the public sector.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    9.TH_Thurs_230pm_STR_Claire-Lake-EN.pdf 9.TH_Thurs_230pm_STR_Claire-Lake-FR.pdf


    Time: 3:15 pm

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Panel: Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Data Analytics – We All Know It’s Coming, but What First?

    Speaker(s):
    Gillian Fischer, Global Manager of Customer Adoption & Advocacy, MindBridge Ai
    Mélanie Gilbert, Associate Partner, Canadian Federal Public Sector, IBM Services
    Deloranda Munro, Director General, Financial Operations and Administrative Services and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Transport Canada

    Moderator(s):
    Claire Lake , Director of North America, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
    Emilie Wilcox , Director, Risk and Performance, Baiame Consulting

    Abstract:
    We’ve been hearing for years that “the robots are coming” to change the way we work, force us to tap more deeply into our analytical skills and ultimately transform the face of modern finance and accounting. But if all of this is imminent and we need to be jumping into the fray, where is our diving board? What are the first steps we need to think about in order to be successful in implementing these new, powerful and incredibly useful tools? This presentation will delve into the things we all need to think about in order to prepare ourselves for AI or Advanced Data Analytics’ implementation. What are the first steps we need to take as both organizations and individuals to best leverage advanced tools and improve data analysis across the public sector.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Results Driven Strategic Lens


    Stream Overview
    Project Management Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: The New Directive on the Management of Projects and Programmes

    Speaker(s):
    Hélène Paquette, Executive Director, Investment and Project Management Policy Division, Treasury Board Secretariat

    Abstract:
    The new Directive on the Management of Projects and Programmes were promulgated on April 11, 2019 and the 6 month transition period end date is October 11th. This essential guidance document was modernized and streamlined to ensure that government projects and programmes are effectively planned, implemented, monitored and controlled, and closed to enable the realization of the expected benefits and results for Canadians. Join the Executive Director to understand the benefits and key changes with the new Directive.

    Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    3.BTH_Thurs_830am_STR_Helen-Paquette-FR.pdf 3.BTH_Thurs_830am_STR_Helen-Paquette-EN.pdf


    Time: 9:15 am

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Panel: Departmental Perspective on Implementing the New TB Directive on the Management of Projects and Programmes

    Speaker(s):
    Jim Butcher, Executive Director, Corporate Business Management, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Julie St-Laurent, Director, Corporate Planning and Accountability, Library and Archives Canada
    Allan Weldon, Director General, Costing, Investment Planning and Approvals, Department of National Defence

    Moderator(s):
    Hélène Paquette , Executive Director, Investment and Project Management Policy Division, Treasury Board Secretariat

    Abstract:
    Join us for this session moderated by TBS, where you will hear from several departments who will share their experience, challenges and tips on their implementation of the new on the Management of Projects and Programmes.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    7.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Allan-Weldon_FR.pdf 7.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Allan-Weldon_EN.pdf 6.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Julie-St.-Laurent_FR.pdf 6.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Julie-St.-Laurent_EN.pdf 5.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Jim-Butcher_FR.pdf 5.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Jim-Butcher_EN.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: LEAN Project and Change Management to Reduce Waste

    Speaker(s):
    Louisette Bizier, Senior Associate, The Right Door Consulting & Solutions

    Abstract:

    Lean is an often-used adjective in business these days, but there’s some confusion over its exact definition. In essence, the goal of Lean is to maximize value while minimizing waste. In other words, creating more value for the customer with fewer resource (time, money, people, goods, space, etc). Lean project management is the application of Lean principles to the project management process. This is in an effort to achieve the same goal: maximizing value while minimizing waste. Lean project management can help achieve a number of goals including:

  • Adding value and improving the quality of the final product
  • Completing the project on time, and reducing the time to completion
  • Completing the project on budget and meeting project performance requirements
  • Eliminating waste


  • Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Collaboration Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    10.BTH_Thurs_230pm_STR_Louisette-Bizier_EN.pdf 10.BTH_Thurs_230pm_STR_Louisette-Bizier_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Resource Management Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Chopin

    Title: The Collaborative Economy Fundamental Changes for our Society

    Speaker(s):
    Guillaume Lavoie, Public Policy Entrepreneur, Lecturer, Professional Speaker

    Abstract:
    The collaborative (or sharing) economy is not a fad, but an irreversible societal phenomenon. It impacts (or will impact) all spheres of activity: social, economic, and political. It transforms the way markets work, relations between individuals, employment status, and taxation policy. And so, inevitably, the very role of government, at all levels. It upsets the established order. It creates new customers ... and new competitors!\ Its fundamentals tend towards a world that is more productive, more sustainable, and more entrepreneurial. In order to achieve this, it is crucial to draw up new rules for protecting and regulating these practices. Regulate in order to better permit. The challenge is huge.  For businesses, it means rethinking their operations, the competition, and possibly their business models. The regulatory framework is bound to change as well. For governments, such as cities, it means reviewing both regulations (permits, zoning, urban planning, inspections, etc.) as well as operations (procurement, vehicles fleet, citizens services, etc.) The barriers we face are no longer technological, but cultural and institutional. The world of tomorrow will belong to those societies — and businesses — that are the first to better understand this phenomenon and its fundamental nature, and to conceive a new framework enabling both protection and prosperity. In this accessible and captivating conference, see what is this "Sharing Economy”. Discover why Uber and Airbnb are just the tip of the iceberg. Learn how the collaborative economy will profoundly impact your sector and the very role of your organization. See how organizations and governments can best navigate and succeed in this “Back-to-the-Future” revolution.

    Language: French – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Results Driven Strategic Lens


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Chopin

    Speaker(s):
    Jonathan Moor, Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Management Branch, Canada Border Services Agency

    Abstract:
    What is the role of Resource Management in helping to deliver an organization’s priorities and improvements? Are there differences between the Canadian and UK approaches and what lessons can we learn? How can we put Finance at the heart of decision making and build capability across the Finance profession? Jonathan will explore these and other questions in an interactive session covering a range of different Resource Management functions. He will compare his experience in both countries and consider what we can learn from each other. He will provide real life examples of how we can challenge existing approaches, implement best practice and grow together. Come prepared to ask your questions, engage in a debate and learn from each other.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    6.CHP_Thurs_230pm_STR_Jonathan-Moor_EN.pdf 6.CHP_Thurs_230pm_STR_Jonathan-Moor_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Networking Break Sponsored by National Bank Exhibit Hall
    Communicating Risk Theatre
    Speaker(s)
    Dan Gardner, Risk Management & Forecasting, Award-winning Journalist, Bestselling Author

    You’re sure you’ve got a risk figured out but the people on the other side of the table don’t believe you. You show them the data. They shrug. Doesn’t matter, they say. You are astonished. “But the data proves I am right! Look at the data!” They shrug. Not convinced, they say. This makes no sense. “Look at the data and stop being irrational!” Now they’re unconvinced and angry.

    This scenario has played out a thousand times in a thousand places and it always ends badly. The problem lies in a failure to understand that while logic and numbers matter in people’s thinking, they often matter much less than we realize. In this presentation, Dan Gardner explores the fundamentals of how people perceive, think, and decide — then shows how we can speak to what really shapes people’s judgements with language that engages, informs, and changes minds.


    Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Lunch Ballroom
    Making Innovation Happen in Financial Management! Theatre
    Speaker(s)
    Lee-Anne McAlear, Program Director, COE of Innovation Leadership , Schulich School of Business SEEC, York University


    Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Networking Break Sponsored by National Bank Exhibit Hall
    Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

    Ethics Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Mozart

    Title: It’s the Right Thing to Do, but It’s Not Always Easy: Exploring Barriers to Whistleblowing with the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

    Speaker(s):
    Joe Friday, Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada, Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada

    Abstract:
    Public servants have a responsibility to foster a culture that supports ethical behaviour, and part of that responsibility includes speaking up when we see wrongdoing. In this presentation about barriers to whistleblowing, Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Joe Friday will explore the reasons why some people do not feel comfortable coming forward, and how a cultural change is necessary to ensure that whistleblowers feel supported in the federal public sector.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Communication

    Presentation(s):
    3.MOZ_Thurs_830am_STR_Joe-Friday_EN.pdf 3.MOZ_Thurs_830am_STR_Joe-Friday_FR.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Mozart

    Title: Panel: Ethical Behaviours in the Workplace

    Speaker(s):
    Mario Baril, Ombudsman, Mental Health and Employee Well-Being, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Ann Fraser, Executive Director, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Alexandre St-Jean, Ombudsman and Director, Office of the Ombudsman, Ethics and Conflict Resolution, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

    Moderator(s):
    Gord Beal , Vice President of Research, Guidance and Support, CPA Canada

    Abstract:
    As working professionals, we face many ethical challenges in our day-to-day activities. This session will bring together senior leaders to discuss real-life ethical situations as well as available resources for public servants. It will focus on the importance of applying sound ethical principles in decision making in order to foster a high standard of ethical behaviour in the workplace.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Collaboration Communication

    Presentation(s):
    6.MOZ_Thurs_230pm_STR_Ann-Fraser_EN.pdf 6.MOZ_Thurs_230pm_STR_Ann-Fraser_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Sponsored by:
      

    Hot Topics Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Blockchain - Building Trust and transparency in Government Finance

    Speaker(s):
    Mélanie Gilbert, Associate Partner, Canadian Federal Public Sector, IBM Services

    Abstract:
    What is an enterprise Blockchain? How will it impact me and my work? Join Melanie Gilbert, IBM's Associate Partner and Blockchain leader for the Canadian Public Sector, for a discussion on how enterprise blockchains can help to build trust and transparency in financial reporting and government operations. Citing common use cases in government, Melanie can help you to determine whether blockchain technology is right for the challenges faced by your organization.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    5.TH_Thurs_830am_STR_Melanie-Gilbert_FR.pdf 5.TH_Thurs_830am_STR_Melanie-Gilbert_EN.pdf


    Time: 9:15 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Government Finance

    Speaker(s):
    John Craig, Director, Government & Integration Partnerships, MindBridge Ai

    Abstract:
    Government today is faced with the challenge of managing, analyzing and verifying an unprecedented amount of financial data. The data generated today has outstripped the ability for humans to review and analyze it efficiently and ensure its integrity. Artificial intelligence (AI) provides a way for CFOs, mangers and financial officers to review 100% of the financial information being generated, enhancing their ability to assess risk, develop forecasts and detect anomalies. In this session you will learn, with examples from governments in Canada, the UK and US, on how AI has been used to increase the efficiency of government financial operations, increase the assurance in the data reviewed and develop insights into government operations essential for managing the unavoidable big financial data problem faced by every government today.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    6.TH_Thurs_915am_STR_John-Craig_EN.pdf 6.TH_Thurs_915am_STR_John-Craig_FR.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Data Analytics – We All Know It’s Coming, but What First?

    Speaker(s):
    Claire Lake, Director of North America, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
    Emilie Wilcox, Director, Risk and Performance, Baiame Consulting

    Abstract:
    We’ve been hearing for years that “the robots are coming” to change the way we work, force us to tap more deeply into our analytical skills and ultimately transform the face of modern finance and accounting. But if all of this is imminent and we need to be jumping into the fray, where is our diving board? What are the first steps we need to think about in order to be successful in implementing these new, powerful and incredibly useful tools? This presentation will delve into the things we all need to think about in order to prepare ourselves for AI or Advanced Data Analytics’ implementation. What are the first steps we need to take as both organizations and individuals to best leverage advanced tools and improve data analysis across the public sector.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    9.TH_Thurs_230pm_STR_Claire-Lake-EN.pdf 9.TH_Thurs_230pm_STR_Claire-Lake-FR.pdf


    Time: 3:15 pm

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Panel: Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Data Analytics – We All Know It’s Coming, but What First?

    Speaker(s):
    Gillian Fischer, Global Manager of Customer Adoption & Advocacy, MindBridge Ai
    Mélanie Gilbert, Associate Partner, Canadian Federal Public Sector, IBM Services
    Deloranda Munro, Director General, Financial Operations and Administrative Services and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Transport Canada

    Moderator(s):
    Claire Lake , Director of North America, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
    Emilie Wilcox , Director, Risk and Performance, Baiame Consulting

    Abstract:
    We’ve been hearing for years that “the robots are coming” to change the way we work, force us to tap more deeply into our analytical skills and ultimately transform the face of modern finance and accounting. But if all of this is imminent and we need to be jumping into the fray, where is our diving board? What are the first steps we need to think about in order to be successful in implementing these new, powerful and incredibly useful tools? This presentation will delve into the things we all need to think about in order to prepare ourselves for AI or Advanced Data Analytics’ implementation. What are the first steps we need to take as both organizations and individuals to best leverage advanced tools and improve data analysis across the public sector.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Results Driven Strategic Lens


    Stream Overview
    Project Management Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: The New Directive on the Management of Projects and Programmes

    Speaker(s):
    Hélène Paquette, Executive Director, Investment and Project Management Policy Division, Treasury Board Secretariat

    Abstract:
    The new Directive on the Management of Projects and Programmes were promulgated on April 11, 2019 and the 6 month transition period end date is October 11th. This essential guidance document was modernized and streamlined to ensure that government projects and programmes are effectively planned, implemented, monitored and controlled, and closed to enable the realization of the expected benefits and results for Canadians. Join the Executive Director to understand the benefits and key changes with the new Directive.

    Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    3.BTH_Thurs_830am_STR_Helen-Paquette-FR.pdf 3.BTH_Thurs_830am_STR_Helen-Paquette-EN.pdf


    Time: 9:15 am

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Panel: Departmental Perspective on Implementing the New TB Directive on the Management of Projects and Programmes

    Speaker(s):
    Jim Butcher, Executive Director, Corporate Business Management, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Julie St-Laurent, Director, Corporate Planning and Accountability, Library and Archives Canada
    Allan Weldon, Director General, Costing, Investment Planning and Approvals, Department of National Defence

    Moderator(s):
    Hélène Paquette , Executive Director, Investment and Project Management Policy Division, Treasury Board Secretariat

    Abstract:
    Join us for this session moderated by TBS, where you will hear from several departments who will share their experience, challenges and tips on their implementation of the new on the Management of Projects and Programmes.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    7.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Allan-Weldon_FR.pdf 7.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Allan-Weldon_EN.pdf 6.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Julie-St.-Laurent_FR.pdf 6.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Julie-St.-Laurent_EN.pdf 5.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Jim-Butcher_FR.pdf 5.BTH_Thurs_915am_STR_Jim-Butcher_EN.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: LEAN Project and Change Management to Reduce Waste

    Speaker(s):
    Louisette Bizier, Senior Associate, The Right Door Consulting & Solutions

    Abstract:

    Lean is an often-used adjective in business these days, but there’s some confusion over its exact definition. In essence, the goal of Lean is to maximize value while minimizing waste. In other words, creating more value for the customer with fewer resource (time, money, people, goods, space, etc). Lean project management is the application of Lean principles to the project management process. This is in an effort to achieve the same goal: maximizing value while minimizing waste. Lean project management can help achieve a number of goals including:

  • Adding value and improving the quality of the final product
  • Completing the project on time, and reducing the time to completion
  • Completing the project on budget and meeting project performance requirements
  • Eliminating waste


  • Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Collaboration Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    10.BTH_Thurs_230pm_STR_Louisette-Bizier_EN.pdf 10.BTH_Thurs_230pm_STR_Louisette-Bizier_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Resource Management Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Chopin

    Title: The Collaborative Economy Fundamental Changes for our Society

    Speaker(s):
    Guillaume Lavoie, Public Policy Entrepreneur, Lecturer, Professional Speaker

    Abstract:
    The collaborative (or sharing) economy is not a fad, but an irreversible societal phenomenon. It impacts (or will impact) all spheres of activity: social, economic, and political. It transforms the way markets work, relations between individuals, employment status, and taxation policy. And so, inevitably, the very role of government, at all levels. It upsets the established order. It creates new customers ... and new competitors!\ Its fundamentals tend towards a world that is more productive, more sustainable, and more entrepreneurial. In order to achieve this, it is crucial to draw up new rules for protecting and regulating these practices. Regulate in order to better permit. The challenge is huge.  For businesses, it means rethinking their operations, the competition, and possibly their business models. The regulatory framework is bound to change as well. For governments, such as cities, it means reviewing both regulations (permits, zoning, urban planning, inspections, etc.) as well as operations (procurement, vehicles fleet, citizens services, etc.) The barriers we face are no longer technological, but cultural and institutional. The world of tomorrow will belong to those societies — and businesses — that are the first to better understand this phenomenon and its fundamental nature, and to conceive a new framework enabling both protection and prosperity. In this accessible and captivating conference, see what is this "Sharing Economy”. Discover why Uber and Airbnb are just the tip of the iceberg. Learn how the collaborative economy will profoundly impact your sector and the very role of your organization. See how organizations and governments can best navigate and succeed in this “Back-to-the-Future” revolution.

    Language: French – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Results Driven Strategic Lens


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Chopin

    Speaker(s):
    Jonathan Moor, Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Management Branch, Canada Border Services Agency

    Abstract:
    What is the role of Resource Management in helping to deliver an organization’s priorities and improvements? Are there differences between the Canadian and UK approaches and what lessons can we learn? How can we put Finance at the heart of decision making and build capability across the Finance profession? Jonathan will explore these and other questions in an interactive session covering a range of different Resource Management functions. He will compare his experience in both countries and consider what we can learn from each other. He will provide real life examples of how we can challenge existing approaches, implement best practice and grow together. Come prepared to ask your questions, engage in a debate and learn from each other.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    6.CHP_Thurs_230pm_STR_Jonathan-Moor_EN.pdf 6.CHP_Thurs_230pm_STR_Jonathan-Moor_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Conference Catch-Up Exhibit Hall
    DAY 5 - November 22, 2019
    Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
    Registration Opens Salon Jardin
    Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

    Major Financial Processes Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Chopin

    Title: Financial Management Transformation: The Journey to Digital Comptrollership

    Speaker(s):
    Yves Bacon, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Transformation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

    Abstract:
    In partnership with key stakeholders, the Office of the Comptroller General is forging a new path toward Digital Comptrollership and positioning itself for the next level of innovation.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    3.CHP_Fri_830am_STR_Yves-Bacon_FR.pdf 3.CHP_Fri_830am_STR_Yves-Bacon_EN.pdf


    Time: 9:30 am

    Room: Chopin

    Title: Automating Internal Controls: Leveraging Existing Capabilities to Quickly Implement Automated Data-Driven Controls

    Speaker(s):
    Charles Segal, President, Chief Executive Officer, River AA

    Abstract:
    In this session Charles will discuss the many existing capabilities within the federal government that allow most departments to immediately leverage data analytics and automation for testing and tracking controls as well as identifying Fraud, Waste, and Abuse; and how to set-up automated controls in a sustainable way. Charles’ passion throughout his career is taking the work out of finding issues within financial operations and controls, so people can focus on action over-identification, and he is excited to pass this knowledge on at FMI!

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    4.CHP_Fri_930am_STR_Charles-Segal_EN.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Chopin

    Title: Major Financial Process - What You Need to Know

    Speaker(s):
    Marc Tassé, Professor, uOttawa

    Abstract:
    The purpose of the session is to give the audience a global view on some of the Major Financial Processes in an organization including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and budgeting. The participants will learn how they are related and impacted by eachother. The participants will also learn how to improve them for more efficient and effective work.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability

    Presentation(s):
    7.CHP_Fri_230pm_STR_Marc-Tasse_EN.pdf 7.CHP_Fri_230pm_STR_Marc-Tasse_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Mobilizing People Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Introduction: Work-life Balance

    Speaker(s):
    Amanda Bernardo, Community & Engagement Manager, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Time: 9:00 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Lightning Round: Work-life Balance

    Speaker(s):
    Brenda Brûlotte, Director, Systems, Policy & Control Division, Canada Revenue Agency
    Mélanie Cabana, Principal Director, Office of the Auditor General of Canada
    Nicolino Frate, Director General, Communications, Shared Services Canada
    Nicole Girard, Director General – Navigation Protection Program, Transport Canada
    Sahir Khan, Executive Vice-President, Institute of Fiscal Studies & Democracy

    Moderator(s):
    Amanda Bernardo , Community & Engagement Manager, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

    Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Collaboration Communication

    Presentation(s):
    5.TH_Fri_830am_STR_Lightning-Round_EN-2.pdf 5.TH_Fri_830am_STR_Lightning-Round_FR-2.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Dealing with Work-Life Conflict: Rhetoric Versus Reality

    Speaker(s):
    Linda Duxbury, Professor, Management, Sprott School of Business

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability

    Presentation(s):
    9.TH_Fri_230pm_STR_Linda-Duxbury_FR.pdf 9.TH_Fri_230pm_STR_Linda-Duxbury_EN.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Sponsored by:
      

    Technology Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Cutting Through the Hype—How to Fight Financial Fraud and Abuse

    Speaker(s):
    Wesley Girdharry, Senior Solutions Specialist – Fraud & Security Intelligence, SAS

    Abstract:
    Organizations are being pushed by the risk and pace of the bad actors seeking to exploit their systems. Marketing “hype” and unrealistic promises are among the many challenges in evaluating effective solutions. Assessing how to deal with these problems is complex and organizations risk time consuming “analysis paralysis” trying to predict future needs while looking to avoid past shortcomings. Join us for a thoughtful session as we explain what AI, ML and hybrid approaches, in the prevention of financial fraud and abuse, are really about. We’ll look at how we improve efficiency in a realty of limited resources through changes like moving to a risk-based approach, leveraging robotic process automation, and, of course, making better use of your own data. We’ll demystify the industry terms, the hype and provide some key considerations for solution development and/or evaluation including “gotchas” and “passing the smell test”.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Time: 9:15 am

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: The Impact of Big Data and AI on the Audit Process

    Speaker(s):
    Solon Angel, Founder, MindBridge Ai

    Abstract:
    Disruptive technologies continue to impact the accounting and auditing profession with no end in sight. Hear the challenges and opportunities that big data is bringing to auditing. Plus, get hands-on with a demo of how an AI-powered auditor tool can help harvest those opportunities.

    Language: French – simultaneous interpretation available 


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Emerging Disruptive Technology and Responsive Government Services

    Speaker(s):
    Jesse Hirsh, Futurist

    Abstract:
    The expectations of citizens are being changed and set via their interaction with the digital world and the rise of algorithmic driven services like Amazon, Google, and Facebook. How can and are governments keeping up with this rising digital culture? What are examples of digital transformation by governments around the world and across the country? How are public services becoming more responsive and adaptive to the needs of citizens? What role will AI, machine learning, and blockchain technology play in the evolution of public service delivery?

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Time: 3:15 pm

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Robotics Process Automation for Finance

    Speaker(s):
    Deloranda Munro, Director General, Financial Operations and Administrative Services and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Transport Canada

    Abstract:
    Budgetary constraints and increased demands challenge departments to find better ways to do things.  Transport Canada is beginning to implement Robotics Process Automation (RPA) to achieve process efficiencies, internal control improvements and service delivery transformation.  Come join this dynamic session that will explore Transport Canada’s RPA journey; outlining what RPA is, discussing the types of processes that lend themselves well to RPA, and highlighting TC’s key lessons learned along the way.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    8.BTH_Fri_315pm_STR_Deloranda-Munro_EN.pdf 8.BTH_Fri_315pm_STR_Deloranda-Munro_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Networking Break Exhibit Hall
    Blockchain and the Decentralized Future Theatre
    Speaker(s)
    Anne Connelly, Expert, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain


    Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Lunch Ballroom
    The 0 to 100 Effect: How to Navigate through Disruption Theatre
    Speaker(s)
    Shawn Kanungo, Disruption Strategist

    Since the dawn of civilization, when converging technologies go from scarcity to abundance, the world fundamentally changes. We always see an explosion in new challenges, new behaviours and new opportunities. The only difference is that today, technologies are on an exponential scale. From doctors to AI-assisted health, banks to blockchain, retail to Amazon’s Alexa, we will see the most chaotic era of commerce ever. To navigate through disruptive time, we need relentless leaders to make digital part of their core business.

    In this session, you will:

    • Understand how the convergence of exponential technologies are disrupting every industry.
    • Learn why timing is the most critical aspect when it comes to dealing with disruption.
    • Learn the secrets of how game-changing organizations exploit new problems.
    • Learn how organizations successfully experiment with technologies and business models at the edges.


    Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Networking Break Exhibit Hall
    Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

    Major Financial Processes Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Chopin

    Title: Financial Management Transformation: The Journey to Digital Comptrollership

    Speaker(s):
    Yves Bacon, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Transformation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

    Abstract:
    In partnership with key stakeholders, the Office of the Comptroller General is forging a new path toward Digital Comptrollership and positioning itself for the next level of innovation.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    3.CHP_Fri_830am_STR_Yves-Bacon_FR.pdf 3.CHP_Fri_830am_STR_Yves-Bacon_EN.pdf


    Time: 9:30 am

    Room: Chopin

    Title: Automating Internal Controls: Leveraging Existing Capabilities to Quickly Implement Automated Data-Driven Controls

    Speaker(s):
    Charles Segal, President, Chief Executive Officer, River AA

    Abstract:
    In this session Charles will discuss the many existing capabilities within the federal government that allow most departments to immediately leverage data analytics and automation for testing and tracking controls as well as identifying Fraud, Waste, and Abuse; and how to set-up automated controls in a sustainable way. Charles’ passion throughout his career is taking the work out of finding issues within financial operations and controls, so people can focus on action over-identification, and he is excited to pass this knowledge on at FMI!

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available
    Presentation(s):
    4.CHP_Fri_930am_STR_Charles-Segal_EN.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Chopin

    Title: Major Financial Process - What You Need to Know

    Speaker(s):
    Marc Tassé, Professor, uOttawa

    Abstract:
    The purpose of the session is to give the audience a global view on some of the Major Financial Processes in an organization including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and budgeting. The participants will learn how they are related and impacted by eachother. The participants will also learn how to improve them for more efficient and effective work.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability

    Presentation(s):
    7.CHP_Fri_230pm_STR_Marc-Tasse_EN.pdf 7.CHP_Fri_230pm_STR_Marc-Tasse_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Mobilizing People Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Introduction: Work-life Balance

    Speaker(s):
    Amanda Bernardo, Community & Engagement Manager, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Time: 9:00 am

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Lightning Round: Work-life Balance

    Speaker(s):
    Brenda Brûlotte, Director, Systems, Policy & Control Division, Canada Revenue Agency
    Mélanie Cabana, Principal Director, Office of the Auditor General of Canada
    Nicolino Frate, Director General, Communications, Shared Services Canada
    Nicole Girard, Director General – Navigation Protection Program, Transport Canada
    Sahir Khan, Executive Vice-President, Institute of Fiscal Studies & Democracy

    Moderator(s):
    Amanda Bernardo , Community & Engagement Manager, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

    Language: Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability Collaboration Communication

    Presentation(s):
    5.TH_Fri_830am_STR_Lightning-Round_EN-2.pdf 5.TH_Fri_830am_STR_Lightning-Round_FR-2.pdf


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Theatre

    Title: Dealing with Work-Life Conflict: Rhetoric Versus Reality

    Speaker(s):
    Linda Duxbury, Professor, Management, Sprott School of Business

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Adaptability

    Presentation(s):
    9.TH_Fri_230pm_STR_Linda-Duxbury_FR.pdf 9.TH_Fri_230pm_STR_Linda-Duxbury_EN.pdf


    Stream Overview
    Sponsored by:
      

    Technology Sessions

    Time: 8:30 am

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Cutting Through the Hype—How to Fight Financial Fraud and Abuse

    Speaker(s):
    Wesley Girdharry, Senior Solutions Specialist – Fraud & Security Intelligence, SAS

    Abstract:
    Organizations are being pushed by the risk and pace of the bad actors seeking to exploit their systems. Marketing “hype” and unrealistic promises are among the many challenges in evaluating effective solutions. Assessing how to deal with these problems is complex and organizations risk time consuming “analysis paralysis” trying to predict future needs while looking to avoid past shortcomings. Join us for a thoughtful session as we explain what AI, ML and hybrid approaches, in the prevention of financial fraud and abuse, are really about. We’ll look at how we improve efficiency in a realty of limited resources through changes like moving to a risk-based approach, leveraging robotic process automation, and, of course, making better use of your own data. We’ll demystify the industry terms, the hype and provide some key considerations for solution development and/or evaluation including “gotchas” and “passing the smell test”.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Time: 9:15 am

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: The Impact of Big Data and AI on the Audit Process

    Speaker(s):
    Solon Angel, Founder, MindBridge Ai

    Abstract:
    Disruptive technologies continue to impact the accounting and auditing profession with no end in sight. Hear the challenges and opportunities that big data is bringing to auditing. Plus, get hands-on with a demo of how an AI-powered auditor tool can help harvest those opportunities.

    Language: French – simultaneous interpretation available 


    Time: 2:30 pm

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Emerging Disruptive Technology and Responsive Government Services

    Speaker(s):
    Jesse Hirsh, Futurist

    Abstract:
    The expectations of citizens are being changed and set via their interaction with the digital world and the rise of algorithmic driven services like Amazon, Google, and Facebook. How can and are governments keeping up with this rising digital culture? What are examples of digital transformation by governments around the world and across the country? How are public services becoming more responsive and adaptive to the needs of citizens? What role will AI, machine learning, and blockchain technology play in the evolution of public service delivery?

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


    Time: 3:15 pm

    Room: Beethoven

    Title: Robotics Process Automation for Finance

    Speaker(s):
    Deloranda Munro, Director General, Financial Operations and Administrative Services and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Transport Canada

    Abstract:
    Budgetary constraints and increased demands challenge departments to find better ways to do things.  Transport Canada is beginning to implement Robotics Process Automation (RPA) to achieve process efficiencies, internal control improvements and service delivery transformation.  Come join this dynamic session that will explore Transport Canada’s RPA journey; outlining what RPA is, discussing the types of processes that lend themselves well to RPA, and highlighting TC’s key lessons learned along the way.

    Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available

    Competencies:
    Results Driven Strategic Lens

    Presentation(s):
    8.BTH_Fri_315pm_STR_Deloranda-Munro_EN.pdf 8.BTH_Fri_315pm_STR_Deloranda-Munro_FR.pdf


    Stream Overview
    fmi*igf Evening of Celebration Ballroom

     

    *Subject to change