Professional
Development
Week 2019

Streams

Monday, November 19

Innovation

Privy Council Office (PCO): The Impact and Innovation Unit (IIU) at the Privy Council Office (PCO) wants to change the way the Government of Canada uses its funding to solve complex public policy challenges. The IIU supports the development of new methods that work for – and with – Canadians.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan): Under PCO’s Impact Canada Initiative, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is one of two federal departments chosen to pilot new funding approaches and new partnership models. The Office of Energy Research and Development at NRCan is going beyond Impact Canada in its funding innovation; existing funding programs are modernizing their methods, too. Lesson learned: be resilient. Change doesn’t come easy in government. Come listen to our firsthand experiences in our efforts to drive change in the world of grants and contributions.

Experimentation

The term experimentation in the public policy context can sometimes have a negative connotation – suggesting everything from uncertainty and risk to failed social experiments. But experimentation shouldn’t be scary. 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, to explain and support decision-making. The idea of applying experimentation to government policy and program outcomes stems from a larger focus on evidence-based policy making. In fact, experimentation is about systematically learning what works and what doesn’t and integrating the acquired knowledge into policy- and decision-making processes to arrive at the best outcomes for citizens. TBS is acting on its mandate to ease experimentation across the public service through initiatives such as “Experimentation Works.” The Innovation and Experimentation stream will give more information on these initiatives, as well as an overview on the role of experimentation in the Government of Canada and in an international context.


Room: Chopin



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • How innovation and experimentation are being embraced by both the public and industry sectors to improve productivity, enhance customer experiences and increase efficiencies and sustainability.
  • Current creative initiatives and solutions being pursued to enhance delivery of policies and programs and goods and services.


Innovation & Experimentation Sessions

PANEL: Increasing the Impacts of Government of Canada Investments

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Michael Hammond, Executive Director, Finance, Planning and Administration Directorate, Privy Council Office

Chad Hartnell, Director of Operations, Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office

Amanda Wilson, Director General, Office of Energy Research and Development, Natural Resources Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Create Vision and Strategy Promote Innovation and Guide Change

The Impact and Innovation Unit (IIU) at the Privy Council Office (PCO) wants to change the way the Government of Canada uses its funding to solve complex public policy challenges. The IIU supports the development of new methods that work for – and with – Canadians. Under PCO’s Impact Canada Initiative, the Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD) at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is testing new funding approaches and new partnership models with five clean tech-themed challenges. But Impact Canada isn’t the only area where OERD is breaking ground; other funding programs are modernizing their methods too. Lesson learned: be resilient. Change doesn’t come easy in government. Come listen to our firsthand experiences in our efforts to drive change in the world of grants and contributions.

PANEL: How We Test Our Approaches in Government: Experimentation in Policy, Programs, and Services

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
André Patry, Director, Accelerated Business Solutions Lab, Canada Revenue Agency

Natalie Frank, Senior Advisor on Experimentation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Terhas Ghebretecle, Analyst on Experimentation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Create Vision and Strategy Promote Innovation and Guide Change

The session, led by experimenters from TBS and CRA, will discuss the renewed focus on experimenting with new approaches, as seen from a central agency perspective and as applied on-the-ground in departmental context. They will discuss Government of Canada initiatives underway that focus on testing “if” and “how” new ideas and alternative approaches work in the real world; and they will explore how experimentation applies to the financial community.

The Internal Audit stream will engage the internal audit community with a focused learning on data analytics. From technical applications of data analysis for performing data-supported audits to how data analytics is changing the way we do business.


Room: Theatre



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • New tools and ideas on the assessment of the effectiveness of risk management, controls and governance processes in government organizations.
  • Emerging issues in the internal audit community.
  • How internal audit professionals keep up with the IIA education requirements through continuous professional development.
  • The definition of analytic models and analytics Controls
  • How to conduct analytic model risk assessments
  • How to examine different methodologies for conducting analytics audits


Internal Audit Sessions

Linking Data to Risks and Controls

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Dave Coderre, President, Computer Assisted Analysis Techniques & Solutions (CAATS)

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management

How can you move from identifying risks to determining the required analytics to assess risks and perform more effective and efficient audits? This session of the Internal Audit stream will present simple, software-neutral approaches to defining the data and analytics required to perform data-supported audits.

Auditing Analytic Models

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Allan Sammy, Director, Data Scientist & Audit Analytics, Canada Post

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management

In this session, the Internal Audit stream will examine how today's organizations have billions of dollars riding on the accuracy and performance integrity of analytical models. With model performance becoming a strategic enabler, organizations need to manage the risks associated with analytics. To manage these risks effectively and move beyond simple financial model or spreadsheet auditing, organizations need a system of controls around analytic model development, application, and maintenance. These analytics controls provide checks and balances around model selection, validation, implementation and maintenance.

Successful projects don’t just happen – every project needs a manager and the Project Management stream will show you how success can be achieved. You will be provided with insight into current policies and best practices on how to better scope, plan, monitor and report on time-limited project initiatives, particularly focusing on the project cost and risks. The stream will give participants a better understanding of how to use available guides and tools to assess the complexity and risks of departmental projects and prioritize them based on available resources.


Room: Mozart



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Project Management Fundamental
  • Project Costing
  • Project Risk Management


Project Management Sessions

Project Risk Management

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Pete Grieve, Vice-President, Programs, Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter, Project Management Institute

Jennifer Read, President, Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter, Project Management Institute

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Engagement Management excellence: action Management excellence: finance Planning and Resource Management Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis Uphold Integrity and Respect

The goal of proper Risk Management within a Project/Program/Portfolio is to increase the probability and/or impact of positive risks and to decrease the probability and/or impacts of negative risks in order to optimize the chances of project success. Topics included in the Discussion: - Processes of conducting risk management planning; o How to identify all the Stakeholders and associated departments that should be within scope; o How to identify Stakeholder risk appetite or level of comfort; - Classifying Risks – positive risk (opportunities) and negative risks (threats) and what they mean to a project’s success; - Identification, analysis, response planning, response implementation, and monitoring risk on a project; o Building and maintaining a risk registry; o Rating the Risks – classifying them, determining their likelihood to occur and impacts if they did occur; - Qualitative Risk Analysis – what does that mean? How to undertake the exercise? Impacts to the project and the affected departments including Finance; - Continual Monitoring of Risks and eventual closing; - Trends and Emerging Practices in Project Risk Management. Case Studies used to illustrate the above points: 1) Software implementation of a new Passport system. 2) Software implementation of a new e-commerce program for a major publicly-traded corporation. 3) Bridge construction project.

Project Costing

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Pete Grieve, Vice-President, Programs, Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter, Project Management Institute

Jennifer Read, President, Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter, Project Management Institute

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Engagement Management excellence: action Management excellence: finance Planning and Resource Management Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis Uphold Integrity and Respect

Project Costing is essential to the overall success of the Project/Program/Portfolio. It ensures that costs are known from the onset, budgeted and planned for and assigned by the business. Cost Management is completed throughout the entire project life-cycle to ensure planned costs are on track and we will not run out before the project is delivered. Any Cost Overruns are addressed and either absorbed or Executive Management approved to ensure overall success of the project/program/portfolio. Topics included in the Discussion: - Introduction into various project costs we have been involved with in our careers (the good/bad/ugly); - Why IT and Finance teams sometimes do not agree on Project Costing approaches; o Hoping to break down some of the barriers from both sides; - Preceding 2 steps to Project Costing: Scope + Resources. - Creating the Project Triangle: Time, Scope, Cost; and silent 4th element (Quality); - Plan Cost Management; - Estimating Costs and Determine Budget; - Control Cost; - Trends and Emerging Practices in Project Costing. Case Studies used to illustrate the above points: 1) Software implementation of a new e-commerce program for a major publicly-traded corporation. 2) Building and Move to new office location.
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Room: Krieghoff



Speed Mentoring Sessions

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm


We know that inclusive organizations with diverse teams perform better. A Forbes Insights study showed that maintaining a diverse workforce is crucial for attracting top talent and that diversity in the workplace is a key driver of innovation.

Join us to learn about the opportunities to enhance inclusion and diversity in the workplace, what that means on a personal and professional level, and how you can make a difference.


Room: Beethoven



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Diversity vs. inclusion and how to integrate these concepts into the workplace.
  • How to be a mentor while guiding people to be successful on their own.


Women & Diversity Sessions

From Struggle to Success: Lessons in Life and Leadership

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Zaina Sovani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Sector & Chief Information Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Communications Mobilize People

Determination, Discipline, Giving Back; these are words that guide Zaina Sovani in her work as both a business and community leader. Zaina came to Canada from Uganda with her family, following an ethnic cleansing campaign led by Uganda’s oppressive dictator, Idi Amin. Those early days of struggle, as a refugee, helped to shape the values and beliefs that have propelled Zaina forward in her life and her career. Last year, she was nominated for an Amazing People award in Ottawa. Please join Zaina as she shares her insights into the challenges and the gifts that have marked her journey to becoming a successful business leader and community activist.

A League of Their Own: Lessons and Reflections

Time: 9:15 am
Speaker(s):
André Lachance, Coach, Canadian National Women's Baseball Team

Language: French | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Communications Mobilize People

Sports promote self-esteem and confidence. Being part of a team provides an opportunity to learn fundamental skills like teamwork and leadership. When girls quit sports in their teens, they don’t just lose the opportunity to play and participate in tournaments. They also leave behind intangible life lessons that can help them grow and become strong leaders in their communities. This session will help you learn more about the lessons learned over the last 15 years following and training 20 outstanding athletes. You will have a better understanding of the major differences in performance monitoring of men and women.

Empowerment and Diversity

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Anahita Ariya Far, Lawyer, Senior Advisor, Privy Council Office

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Communications Mobilize People

The terms diversity and empowerment have gained increasing levels of interest in recent years. But what do they mean, and why do they matter to organizations? How can we build on the existing federal legislation on employment equity and human rights to empower organizations through diversity and inclusion?

PANEL: Building a Culture of Gender Diversity Empowers Us All

Time: 3:00 pm
Speaker(s):
Michaela Alexis, Millennial LinkedIn Trainer

Alexis Corbett, Managing Director, Human Resources, Bank of Canada

Laraine Kaminsky, President & CEO, Global LK

Carol Ring, President, The Culture Connection

Moderator(s):
André Lachance , Coach, Canadian National Women's Baseball Team

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Communications Mobilize People

Diversity isn’t what you say: It’s what you see. As gender evolves around the world, so too does its impact on the workplace. Our panel, using their own experiences and perspectives, will delve into where Canada stands on diversity and where it needs to go to shape a more inclusive workplace and community in the future.


Tuesday, November 20

Be amazing!

Looking to move up? Change roles? Or confirm your career is moving in the right direction? The Career Development stream will guide you to better understand that your strengths, values and interests are key to determining the best way forward to a rewarding career. This interactive session will enhance the development of your career objectives. Participants will leave with better insights and an action plan to rev up their career.

The landscape of career has changed so much in the last decade that most people find it challenging to align themselves with the right path to a successful career. Employers don’t manage their employees’ careers anymore. Management has now shifted to the employee. To achieve success in your career, four key steps (1. Understanding yourself.  2. Branding yourself properly. 3. Networking. 4, Accountability.) are important to properly execute your career plan.


Room: Chopin



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding in the following three categories:

Oral and Written Communications

  • Use varied communication systems, methodologies and strategies to promote dialogue and deliver difficult messages
  • Deliver confident, consistent and coherent messages

Management Excellence: People

  • Develop and support career plans and learning opportunities
  • Coach, challenge and provide opportunities for growth

Engagement

  • Solicit input from and listen to staff, partners and stakeholders
  • Communicate with clarity and commitment


Career Development Sessions

All the Right Moves: the Right Steps for a Fulfilling Career, Part 1

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Denis Levesque, Owner, Big Dashan

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Engagement Management excellence: people

Be amazing!

Looking to move up? Change roles? Or confirm your career is moving in the right direction? Understanding your strengths, values and interests are key to determining the best way forward to a rewarding career. This interactive session will enhance the development of your career objectives. Delivered by career coach Denis Levesque, participants will leave with better insights and an action plan to rev up their career in the next 90 days.

The landscape of career has changed so much in the last decade that most people find it challenging to align themselves with the right path to a successful career. Employers don’t manage their employees’ careers anymore. The responsibility of career management has now shifted to the employee. To achieve success in your career, four key steps (1. Understanding yourself. 2. Brand yourself properly. 3. Networking. 4. Accountability.) are important to properly execute your career plan.


All the Right Moves: the Right Steps for a Fulfilling Career, Part 2

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Denis Levesque, Owner, Big Dashan

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Engagement Management excellence: people

Be amazing!

Looking to move up? Change roles? Or confirm your career is moving in the right direction? Understanding your strengths, values and interests are key to determining the best way forward to a rewarding career. This interactive session will enhance the development of your career objectives. Delivered by career coach Denis Levesque, participants will leave with better insights and an action plan to rev up their career in the next 90 days.

The landscape of career has changed so much in the last decade that most people find it challenging to align themselves with the right path to a successful career. Employers don’t manage their employees’ careers anymore. The responsibility of career management has now shifted to the employee. To achieve success in your career, four key steps (1. Understanding yourself. 2. Brand yourself properly. 3. Networking. 4. Accountability.) are important to properly execute your career plan.


The Costing stream will provide participants with practical costing knowledge by exposing them to a case-based, interactive, costing challenges, the skills from which will be transferable to a work context. The stream will allow participants to understand the various facets that are involved with producing a quality cost estimate.


Room: Beethoven



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • How key assumptions can influence costing process.
  • How to identify strengths and weaknesses in a given cost estimates.
  • How cost estimates inform the decision-making process.


Costing Sessions

Costing Part 1: The Final Frontier

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Erin Barkel, Manager, Costing Centre of Expertise

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Negotiation and Persuasion Planning and Resource Management

It's 2088 and new space shuttle technologies have changed many facets of Canadian industry. In response to the growing demand for shuttle launches, the Department of Futuristic Transportation has been tasked to develop a strategy to expand government shuttle launches to serve Canadian industry and private citizens. Cost estimates can be used to inform decision making from program conception to launch. Pun intended. Where should the new shuttles be located? Is this idea financially feasible? How much should the government charge for this service? Attend the Costing stream to learn some of the cost-estimating approaches and techniques that you can use in 2018 to better inform decisions of the future.

Costing Part 2: The Final Frontier

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Erin Barkel, Manager, Costing Centre of Expertise

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Negotiation and Persuasion Planning and Resource Management

It's 2088 and new space shuttle technologies have changed many facets of Canadian industry. In response to the growing demand for shuttle launches, the Department of Futuristic Transportation has been tasked to develop a strategy to expand government shuttle launches to serve Canadian industry and private citizens. Cost estimates can be used to inform decision making from program conception to launch. Pun intended. Where should the new shuttles be located? Is this idea financially feasible? How much should the government charge for this service? Attend the Costing stream to learn some of the cost-estimating approaches and techniques that you can use in 2018 to better inform decisions of the future.

The main purpose of the Critical Thinking stream is to contribute to the development of financial officers who have a sound foundation in complex financial rules, processes, legislation, policies and regulations and who are also able to provide solution-oriented advice through client engagement.


Room: Mozart



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Developing strategic partnerships
  • Focusing on client service
  • Providing solutions to maximize benefits and increase the likelihood of success


Critical Thinking Sessions

PANEL: Finding Optimal Solutions for Complex Problems: Collaboration, Client Service and Career Development

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Marc-André Audette, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Courts Administration Service

Julie Charron, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance, Department of National Defence

Alain P. Séguin, Assisant Comptroller General of Canada, retired, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Moderator(s):
Leena Patel , Principal, Practice Leader, Government & Public Sector Advisory Services, Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Negotiation and Persuasion Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis Strategic thinking: ideas

Organizations are facing an explosion of new challenges, new behaviours and new opportunities emerging from an ever-changing technological and global economic landscape. These shifts are causing governments to dramatically rethink how services are delivered, including creating new partnerships to deliver services where and when they are needed the most. Progressive concepts like “design thinking” take a more proactive approach to service delivery and will change the way we think about public services in the future. But how do financial organizations become more relevant and high performing? What does a future-ready, client-first government look like? Join us for a lively panel that will look at how governments are moving beyond the provision of technical advice and services to embrace more results-oriented delivery models. We will explore ways to develop strategic partnerships and enhance client service to build our networks and our resumes.

Awaken Your Design Mindset to Solve Everyday Challenges

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Nilufer Erdebil, CEO, Spring2 Innovation

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Negotiation and Persuasion Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis Strategic thinking: ideas

In today’s fast-paced world, organizations, individuals and governments are becoming increasingly challenged with solving complex problems in a collaborative way, working with their end-users, clients and citizens. Whether you are tackling specific project-related challenges, designing new policies, developing new products, or building a solution to encourage ongoing innovation within your organization, Design Thinking can guide you to the optimal outcome. Design Thinking will awaken your design mindset and teach you how to solve problems from a solution-focused and action-oriented perspective, versus the traditional problem-focused approach most people (and organizations) use. This critical skillset is applicable to all industries and all levels of government. Throughout this session you will learn the Five Stages of Design Thinking: Empathize (Discovery), Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test. By the end of the session, you will know how to apply design thinking tools and methodologies from a solution-based lens with the end-user in mind.

The Economic Update stream will empower participants to take control of their own economic future and provide a broader understanding of the Canadian economy. The first session will address financial literacy, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) investing and new options for investors. The second session will examine the Canadian economy and Canadians’ participation in it.


Room: Theatre



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • The importance of economic information.
  • How economic information can lead to better investment decisions.
  • How their actions can influence personal economic outcomes, as well as the economic outcomes of Canada as a whole.


Economic Update Sessions

The Empowered Investor

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Rob Carrick, Finance Columnist, Globe & Mail

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management

How to invest for yourself, find advice when you need it and generally ensure you're on track to manage your investments successfully. Topics to covered include the importance of low fees, the benefits of index investing, a comparison of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, choosing and using an online broker and robo-advisers.

National Strategy for Financial Literacy – the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Time: 9:30 am
Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management


FYI on Employment Insurance

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers, Canada Employment Insurance Commission

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management

Commissioner (Employers) Judith Andrew will outline the parameters of Employment Insurance and the Commission’s mandate in overseeing the system. She will discuss the system financing and recent changes to the program that are aimed at addressing key labour market trends.

Fiscal Forensics: Shining a Light on Federal Government Spending Plans

Time: 3:15 pm
Speaker(s):
Randall Bartlett, Chief Economist, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management


Sponsored by:
  

Get up to speed!

Looking to chart your career path? Wish you had someone who’s been there, done that, to talk to?

Well, here’s your chance with a unique networking opportunity.

Speed Mentoring is back at PD Week 2018, and it promises to be chock-full of leading public sector CFOs and CAEs, providing participants the rare occasion to hear from the best in the business.

Imagine, 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a mentor from whom you can ask, listen and learn. How valuable would that be to you?

Or take part in a group session where a CFO/CAE will share their knowledge and expertise with five participants at a time in two 25-minute-sessions.

Whichever path you choose, it promises to be an educating, inspiring and empowering experience.

Be there!

For more information, please contact events@fmi.ca.


Room: Krieghoff



Speed Mentoring Sessions

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm




Wednesday, November 21
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You must be an executive to register for this session

The Executive stream (formerly Community Leaders) is a private event and is designed for CFOs, DCFOs, CAEs and other government executives from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

New this year: The invitation to participate in this session is extended to all executives in the finance, audit, evaluation and all related corporate management communities.

Inspired by this year’s PD Week theme of Empowering People, and the Clerk of the Privy Council’s commitment to mental health and well-being of public service employees, the 2018 Executive Stream will explore a variety of executive leadership topics, including Happiness in the Workplace, Diversity and Inclusiveness and Leading Transformations. In addition to discussions around current and emerging topics, executives will have the opportunity to share common challenges and explore solutions with their peers from across government.

Executive Full Day Agenda

10:30 – 11:45 am Keynote Speaker: Senator Beverley Busson (Theatre)
11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch (Beethoven)
1:00  – 2:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Alexander Kjerulf (Theatre)
2:30  – 4:00 pm Panel Session: Executive Leadership Topics (Beethoven)
4:00 – 6:00 pm FMI President’s Reception (Salon Royal)

Panel Session

Moderator: 

  • Michel G. Vermette, Chief Executive Officer, APEX (Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada)

Panel Speakers:

  • Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer, Woohoo Inc.
  • Marie-Josée Lamothe, Founder & President, Tandem International, Former Google and L’Oréal Executive
  • Carol Schulte, Professional Speaker, Trainer, Certified Coach

Room: Beethoven



Learning Objectives:

The objective of the Executive stream is to provide senior executives with an opportunity to hear from experts and thought leaders focused on the business of government in a truly enriching exchange. This session will target common needs and interests, as well as aid in maintaining and building a broad and varied network of executive leaders.



Executive Sessions

Panel

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Marie-Josée Lamothe, Founder, President, Tandem International

Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer (CHO), Woohoo Inc.

Carol Schulte, Professional Speaker, Trainer, Certified Coach, carolschulte.com

Moderator(s):
Michel G. Vermette , CEO, APEX

Language: English | French


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The Financial Reporting session will provide participants with a day of technical and practical learning. During the first session, participants will learn about new and emerging accounting standards through an informative presentation. During the second session, a panel of experts will examine the effectiveness of financial reporting disclosures, given the trend toward transparency. They will identify who uses the data published and how they use it to perform their work.


Room: Chopin



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • New and emerging accounting standards
  • Who uses the data published by the government
  • How these disclosures are used by the industry


Financial Reporting Sessions

Update on Public Sector Accounting Standards

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Michael Puskaric, Director, Public Sector Accounting, CPA Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Applying principles and procedures Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Strategic thinking: analysis

Participants will learn about new and emerging accounting standards through an informative presentation.

PANEL: The Effectiveness of Financial Reporting Disclosures

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Sahir Khan, Executive Vice-President, Institute of Fiscal Studies & Democracy

Alison Millard, Acting Director of Finance, IT and Corporate Controller, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Applying principles and procedures Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Strategic thinking: analysis

A panel of experts will examine the effectiveness of financial reporting disclosures, given the trend toward transparency. They will identify who uses the data published and how they use it to perform their work.
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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 do need to predict with enough accuracy that the decisions made based on those predictions are the right ones or, at worst, not the wrong ones.

Through a case study and interactive discussion, the Forecasting Stream will provide participants with tools and hands-on practice to allow them to effectively understand the forecasting process, develop both better and more actionable forecasts and present recommendations for action.

Specific examples of what will be discussed include:

  • Forecasting to match the organization’s planning horizon
  • Highlighting financial and non-financial risks, opportunities and their magnitude
  • Making and assessing the assumptions underlying a forecast
  • Forecasting for action: What we need to do today to achieve a favourable outcome tomorrow

Room: Mozart



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • How the forecast was developed, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
  • How to evaluate financial and non-financial risks.

Participants will be able to better answer the following questions:

  • What assumptions were used in the process?
  • What level of confidence can be inferred from the forecast?


Forecasting Sessions

Building a dynamic, scenario-based forecast

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Rob Torok, Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Planning and Resource Management Strategic thinking: analysis

Forecasting is a planning tool that supports management to deal effectively with the uncertainty of the future, relying mainly on data from the past and present and analysis of trends. Through a case study and interactive discussions, the Forecasting stream will provide participants with tools and hands-on practice to allow them to effectively understand the forecasting process, its importance in increase efficiency and decision making, develop both better and more actionable forecasts and present recommendations to management and senior management.

Forecasting From a CFO Perspective

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Philippe Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Rob Torok, Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Negotiation and Persuasion Planning and Resource Management

Forecasting is a significant corporate resource that, when managed well, enables effective and efficient government programs, provides strategic decision-making and facilitates horizontal initiatives. A panel of experts will examine the importance of an accurate and timely forecast for decision-making and the effectiveness of financial reporting.

The public sector is currently undergoing rapid change and transformation and a renewed focus on innovation and collaboration. The Hot Topics Stream will provide participants with an increased awareness of significant government-wide initiatives supporting this change management journey, as well as, exploring any associated challenges and/or opportunities. Innovative solutions, best practices, practical strategies and lessons learned will be shared to help the financial community adjust to their own change management initiatives/projects.

As per PD Week 2018’s theme “Empowering People” speakers will share “hot off the press” information relating to changes in how policies and programs are delivered, together with, implementation updates and the progress towards achieving these initiatives.


Room: Theatre



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Significant government-wide initiatives supporting change management.
  • How government-wide initiatives will impact the work environment and how to adapt to those changes.
  • New techniques and approaches to be applied to public sector management and how they will benefit day-to-day work.


Hot Topics Sessions

Stop Thinking of Them as IT Projects

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Patricia Sauvé-McCuan, Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President, Common Administrative Services Directorate

Marc Fortin, Vice-President, Research Partnerships, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada

Language: English | French | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Create Vision and Strategy Engagement Management excellence: finance Management excellence: people Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management

Does your organization continue to struggle with the need to replace old systems, modernize, support digital government, transform? Do you find that your new projects seem to sound like they are trying to achieve the same outcomes as previous projects? Are your project outcomes still many years out? Do you review project costing, or have to sign-off on projects, having to rely on expertise and assumptions that you cannot comfortably validate? In the Hot Topics stream, learn how to view technology focused opportunities or needed improvements from a different perspective, stop calling them projects out of the gate, stop viewing them as IT projects. Innovation comes from the collision of ideas and concepts, and no one has the monopoly on good ideas. As financial professional, learn how you can influence your organization to take a different approach to projects. We will explore ways to unleash innovation within your organization, with your partners and with others who can be recruited to enrich the ideation space.

Good Governance in the Public Sector – Providing Stability in a Dynamic World

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Claire Lake, Director North America , Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

Emilie Wilcox, Director, Risk and Performance, Baiame Consulting

Language: English | French | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Uphold Integrity and Respect

The world is increasingly dynamic and demanding. Citizens, partners and employees are progressively asking more from public sector organizations, usually with fewer resources. Good governance in the public sector has long been a topic of discussion for financial management professionals – what is it and how do you achieve it? But the question we should be asking today is – how do we achieve good governance given the current conditions and demands being placed on our public sector institutions? This session will try to answer this question with some key principles that enable public sector organizations to offer better and faster service delivery and improved accountability while acting in the public interest at all times. The session includes a panel of experts and will be moderated by Claire Lake and Emilie Wilcox.

PANEL: Good Governance in the Public Sector – Providing Stability in a Dynamic World

Time: 3:15 pm
Speaker(s):
Roxanne Anderson, CEO, March Advisory Inc.

Peter Bruce, Senior Associate, Institute on Governance

Renetta Siemens, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Moderator(s):
Claire Lake , Director North America , Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

Emilie Wilcox , Director, Risk and Performance, Baiame Consulting

Language: English | French | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Uphold Integrity and Respect


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Imagine, 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a mentor from whom you can ask, listen and learn. How valuable would that be to you?

Or take part in a group session where a CFO/CAE will share their knowledge and expertise with five participants at a time in two 25-minute-sessions.

Whichever path you choose, it promises to be an educating, inspiring and empowering experience.

Be there!

For more information, please contact events@fmi.ca.


Room: Krieghoff



Speed Mentoring Sessions

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm




Thursday, November 22

The Communication stream will delve into the understanding and use of key strategies necessary to communicate the right message to colleagues and senior management. Identify your own strengths and weaknesses, stress triggers and roadblocks in interpersonal communications; and use that information to interact effectively. Even though everyone is unique, there are recognizable clues that will enable you to sense what a person may think or do in certain situations, and ultimately gain an understanding of their actions and reactions.


Room: Mozart



Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn to deal with difficult people in three ways:

  • Through conflict and confrontation management.
  • Navigating with different personalities.
  • Through the utilization of improved communication skills.

Participants will learn how to communicate effectively for results in three ways:

  • By learning how to use assertive communication skills.
  • By learning communication techniques that ensure the right message is delivered.
  • By improving their effectiveness of communication.


Communication Sessions

Say it With Backbone … Not Bite

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Pamela Jett, Innovative Communication Leader, Communication Skills Expert, Jett Communication

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Negotiation and Persuasion

Assertive communication is the hallmark of a true professional. In this powerful, skill-building program you will learn to communicate assertively in a variety of challenging situations so that you can be a positive role model to those you work with and for. Assertive communication is a choice, one every professional can master. In this interactive session, you will learn: What assertiveness is and what it is not How to avoid the perils and pitfalls of passive-aggressiveness Clever tactics to deal with the passive-aggressiveness of others New strategies for handling difficult conversations and conflict How to assertively say “no” – and not feel guilty Surprising words to avoid and powerful words to choose instead Proven language patterns to deal with requests for your time How to use assertive communication to maintain control of your day and productivity The best kept secrets superstars use to communicate assertively to leadership How to build inner victory for outer communication success Powerful, assertive communication skills yield better relationships, better productivity, decreased tension, and better team involvement. No one wins when issues are ignored, or tensions stockpiled. Gain the must have tools, and the words that matter, to communicate with confidence in today’s challenging workplace.

Snipers, Steamrollers and Chronic Complainers

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Pamela Jett, Innovative Communication Leader, Communication Skills Expert, Jett Communication

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Negotiation and Persuasion

Get past the drama of difficult people and on with the business of being productive. Master tools to stay calm, cool and productive in emotionally charged situations. Discover the No. 1 reason difficult people are difficult and what to do about it. Know specifically what to do and say to counteract typical tactics difficult people use. Learn powerful communication techniques to diffuse anger and calm people down. Enhance your ability to handle multiple demands and pressures without losing your composure. Learn why "goat hiding" is a must-have skill set and how to use it for success. Discover the most powerful and productive things to say when others lose their cool, and what not to say. Polish language patterns for those "tough conversations" such as criticism and discipline. Imagine how you and your organization would profit – literally – if team members could deal more effectively with difficult people. Imagine: no more productivity-killing feuds between coworkers and departments. No more time-wasting conversations with demanding customers. The net results – better relationships, better customer service, increased employee satisfaction and retention.

Real property and real property information are significant corporate resources that, when managed well, enable effective and efficient government programs, inform strategic decision-making and facilitate horizontal initiatives. The Real Property stream will examine areas such as the systematic, structured process covering real property activities on a whole-of-life basis, including activities related to planning, acquisition, use and disposal.


Room: Beethoven



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of how to:

  • Provide detailed information regarding the new funding framework.
  • Identify the role of the Deputy Minister and CFO vis-a-vis the accountability attached to the funding framework.
  • Identify the links between TBS costing models/plans and departmental space envelop and the impact of program renewals.


Real Property Sessions

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Peter Cochrane, Director, Real Property Planning, Health Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Create Vision and Strategy Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management


An Introduction to Federal Real Property

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Jessica Sultan, Senior Director, Real Property and Material Policy Division, Acquired Services and Assets Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Create Vision and Strategy Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management

Comptrollership functions are key to enabling the achievement of organizational goals. This presentation will provide an overview of the Federal Real Property function and explore opportunities for Real Property and Finance to work effectively together.

Resource management emphasizes the need to deliver and report results. Financial management advisors and managers are being asked to account for the use of their resources in the delivery of expected outcomes. The goal of the Resource Management stream is to provide professionals with the tools and ideas to successfully deal with today’s requirements.


Room: Theatre



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have more:

  • Insight from central agencies on resource management issues of the day.
  • Exposure to tools and techniques for analyzing financial, people management and planned spending data.
  • Examples and solutions of resource management issues faced by departments.
  • Strategies for collaborating and leveraging partnerships and using best practices.


Resource Management Sessions

Spending Reviews and You

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Gibby Armstrong, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Canada Border Services Agency

Erik de Vries, Senior Director, Results Division, Treasury Board Secretariat

Language: English | simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Planning and Resource Management

They have had many titles over the years (Strategic Review, Comprehensive Review, Horizontal Review, Resource Alignment Review to name a few) but spending reviews all come down to the same thing … they are a detailed examination of how Canadian tax dollars are being spent and the benefits Canadians get from that spending. If you have ever wondered: • What is a spending review? • What will happen if my department is selected for review? • Why are we doing this? • What is TBS looking for? • How do we do this? • What happens to the information? This session will give an overview of the history of spending reviews along with an in-depth firsthand experience to the process. It will help you understand the big picture from an inside government (government wide, central agency, cross departmental, departmental, branch or even program) perspective, as well as from an external public perspective.

Principles of Defence Funding

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Werner Liedtke, Chief Financial Management/Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Department of National Defence

Language: English | simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Planning and Resource Management

As we are called upon to manage more complex capital programs, do we have the necessary tools to enable our financial community to effectively plan and manage our financial resources over the long-term? The Government recently announced a new Defence Policy that is based on funding over a 20-year planning horizon. Recently, the Department of Finance, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada and National Defence have collaborated to develop a new Governance Model for the management of the National Defence Capital Investment Fund. This new funding regime provides greater flexibility in the long-term planning of Defence’s capital investments. This session will provide an overview of how National Defence plans and manages its $108-billion investment portfolio on both a cash and accrual basis.
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Imagine, 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a mentor from whom you can ask, listen and learn. How valuable would that be to you?

Or take part in a group session where a CFO/CAE will share their knowledge and expertise with five participants at a time in two 25-minute-sessions.

Whichever path you choose, it promises to be an educating, inspiring and empowering experience.

Be there!

For more information, please contact events@fmi.ca.


Room: Krieghoff



Speed Mentoring Sessions

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm


Digital transformation is defined as an integration of digital technology into all areas of business changing how the organization operates and delivers services. Digital transformation can also affect or cause a culture change. From the federal government perspective, the digital transformation would mean that business processes will be affected and change drastically. As such the host will explain how the digital transformation will affect the way government delivers the programs and offers services to Canadian citizens.


Room: Chopin



Learning Objectives:

Participants will be a better understanding of: 

  • The ever-changing face of their jobs. 
  • The effect transformation has on the way government delivers programs and offers services to Canadians.


Transformation Sessions

Transforming How Procurement is done in the Government of Canada

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Michel Turbide, Manager, Solution Delivery, Electronic Procurement Directorate, Acquisitions Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Financial Systems Promote Innovation and Guide Change

This session of the Transformation stream will explain how Public Services Procurement Canada (PSPC) plans to transform the way procurement is done in the Government of Canada through the introduction of a modern, cloud-based platform known as Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS). Learn how the EPS project will leverage an agile approach to ensure end user needs are met, while at the same time reducing risk to the government. You will also see a demonstration of the solution, which is expected to result in significant improvement to throughput time, data quality, reduction of cost and process burden, making it faster, easier and cheaper for suppliers to sell and departments and agencies to buy.

The Digital Government, unlocking New Value with Digital Technologies

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Lance Bialas, Enterprise Transformation Lead, Strategic Industries, SAP

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Financial Systems Promote Innovation and Guide Change

A digital economy is the future of Canada and it supports all sectors. This session of the Transformation stream will explore how the transformational technologies the federal government have introduced over the past five years can ensure the government’s digital services work better for Canadians across the country. Large department transformational projects provide the launchpad to deliver intelligently and efficiently on departments’ missions while introducing a common foundation for an integrated approach to serve Canadians. Discover how other leading public sector organizations transform to intelligent enterprises through integrated applications that can be extended to all constituents with artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver personalized services.

PANEL

Time: 3:00 pm
Speaker(s):
Emilio Franco, Senior Director, Procurement Business Modernization, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Yves Bacon, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Transformation Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Omar Subhani, Executive Director, Canada Border Services Agency

Moderator(s):
Lance Bialas , Enterprise Transformation Lead, Strategic Industries, SAP

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Financial Systems Promote Innovation and Guide Change




Friday, November 23

Morning

Hear how investment planning contributes to the Government of Canada by having the necessary assets and services in place to support Canadians.

Afternoon

A panel of experts ranging from the federal government, municipal government, as well as the private sector, discuss concepts and best practices to ensure successful investment planning implementation for all stakeholders within the process.


Room: Beethoven



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Familiarity with the investment planning process within the Government of Canada.
  • The roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders within the financial process, as well as the implications on other enablers.


Major Financial Processes Sessions

Investment Planning and Management in the Government of Canada

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Denise Gomes, Senior Director, IT Planning and Priorities, Office of the CIO, Treasury Board of Canada

Mel Thompson, Director, Strategic Policy, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis

Hear how investment planning contributes to the Government of Canada by having the necessary assets and services in place to support Canadians.

PANEL: Key Strategies for Successful Investment Planning

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Jacques Cormier, Director General, National Financial Management Advisory Services, Public Services & Procurement Canada

John Craig, Director, Solutions Delivery, MindBridge Ai

Cyril Rogers, Program Manager, Planning & Budgeting, City of Ottawa

Moderator(s):
Hélène Joncas , Innovation Catalyst, Intel Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis

A panel of experts ranging from the federal government, municipal government, as well as the private sector, discuss concepts and best practices to ensure successful investment planning implementation for all stakeholders within the process.

The Mobilizing People stream focuses on the human side of the equation. Personal development is the focus as this stream encompasses a variety of topics and issues, such as soft skills, abilities and personal suitability, health and wellness, change management and personal growth.


Room: Theatre



Learning Objectives:

The sessions will provide participants with the tools to motivate them to persevere through the following means:

  • Inspiring stories and life experiences
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Focus one’s energy on reaching goals


Mobilizing People Sessions

Chase your dreams

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Actor & Film Producer

Language: French | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Mobilize People

Having literally grown up in the limelight, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge has touched all facets of the business: theatre, animation, music, acrobatics, radio and, of course, television and cinema. With a career spanning more than 35 years, Guillaume’s life course is far from ordinary. Motivating and determined, Guillaume will address, among other things, the themes of self-esteem and perseverance. Passionate about skydiving, free-fall simulations, thrills and sports, he will make you aware of the importance of maintaining physical and mental fitness. In addition to being immersed in the arts, he is also a businessman who is a co-owner of the Voltige Parachute School. Using examples from his own journey and visual aspects to illustrate his point, Guillaume will explain the steps to take, the pitfalls to avoid, the risks involved and the qualities that need to be developed when starting out in business. Guillaume has been long admired in Quebec for his talent, personality and versatility. Guillaume is the perfect choice for a colourful and memorable event!

The Best You: Move to the Next Level

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Dr. Janet Lapp, Change Leadership Speaker & Consultant, lapp.com

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Mobilize People

In this high-energy, interactive program:
  • Learn your strengths and challenges under change. Make sure you have the confidence you need to accomplish what you know you can.
  • Practice the key skills you’ll need to move up to the next level.
  • Learn what the top motivator is and do fun exercises that you can take home to practice.
  • Learn how to reduce stress and boost enthusiasm and develop the courage to lead and innovate.

Stand Up, Speak Out: Communicate Your Confidence & Magnify Your Presence

Time: 3:15 pm
Speaker(s):
Carol Schulte, Professional Speaker, Trainer, Certified Coach, carolschulte.com

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Mobilize People

Confidence is the most attractive thing a person can wear, and the quality of your communication determines the quality of your life. Bold statements, and yet true statements. And moreover, your ability to communicate your confidence is what will take you to the next level both in your professional as well as in your personal life. It's time for high potential leaders to see they already have a seat at the table.

When you are fully comfortable in your own skin, you exude poise and power. You demand attention and respect. And you attract whatever it is you want into your life.

Workplace application:

In this session you will learn simple strategies and tangible techniques to stand out more powerfully, communicate with greater ease and confidence, and have the influence and impact you want to have.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn practical, tangible tools to boost your confidence and magnify your executive presence
  • Discover what it means to speak up for yourself – being authentically assertive versus haughtily aggressive
  • Uncover 7 simple strategies that will ensure you stand out in any crowd
  • Find out what it means to show up consistently in the workplace as a 10
  • Understand why being YOU will always give the winning advantage


Sponsored by:
  

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Well, here’s your chance with a unique networking opportunity.

Speed Mentoring is back at PD Week 2018, and it promises to be chock-full of leading public sector CFOs and CAEs, providing participants the rare occasion to hear from the best in the business.

Imagine, 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a mentor from whom you can ask, listen and learn. How valuable would that be to you?

Or take part in a group session where a CFO/CAE will share their knowledge and expertise with five participants at a time in two 25-minute-sessions.

Whichever path you choose, it promises to be an educating, inspiring and empowering experience.

Be there!

For more information, please contact events@fmi.ca.


Room: Krieghoff



Speed Mentoring Sessions

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm


Technology is rapidly changing in the government environment, as it is in all areas of society. In the Technology stream, you will learn how planning for the shifts in technology is taking place at the Government of Canada level. We will also look at how Canada is doing as a nation in the implementation of IM/IT technology, value for Canadians, and what more can be done to move the country ahead in this fast-paced environment.


Room: Chopin



Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of: 

  • Strategic thinking (financial procurements and value for money)
  • Engagement (financial professionals leading change and engagement through transformational leadership)
  • Management excellence (action, people, finance)


Technology Sessions

The Journey Towards Serving a Digital Government

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Barry Rodger

Gilles Dufour

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Promote Innovation and Guide Change

The rate of change in technology continues to increase, resulting in opportunities to try new tricks to address the age-old challenge of transforming data into information to eventually share wisdom. The Cloud and secure telecommunication devices are key to enable the agile workforce we are expected to become and critical for the Government of Canada to implement its digital strategy. After celebrating seven years of existence, Shared Services Canada (SSC) has come a long way in understanding the costs of its more than 20 mandated services, aligned to a “run-differentiate-innovate” model, a challenge for any shared service organization, let alone one of SSC’s size and mandate. This presentation will provide insight into the costing and pricing challenges SSC must tackle to ensure it has the required resources to support the IT infrastructure used by 43 partner departments and other customers.

Canada’s Path to Becoming an AI Powerhouse

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Eli Fathi, CEO, MindBridge Ai

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Promote Innovation and Guide Change

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having, and will continue to have, a profound impact on society. The genie is out of the bottle - we can’t put it back in. Reports predict that AI will increase the Global GDP by $15.7 trillion by 2030. Canadian organizations are already a dominant force in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and we’re globally recognized as a nation of innovation with purpose. But Canada is not alone in the race for AI domination with many nations having blueprints for massive AI spending. There are legitimate concerns preventing the accelerated global adoption of AI. For many, AI is still a “black box” that provides results without explanation. To accelerate the adoption of AI and continue as a global leader, we must foster an ecosystem of public and private partners that encompass large, mid-size and start-up companies, entice more multinationals to establish AI-based research labs in Canada, embed the next generation of talent in organizations while in school and take a leading position on “Principled AI” to offer transparency to the user. Canada needs to advance the education and encourage the entire population to participate in the new economy that supports inclusive and diverse employment. As a caring nation, Canada must emphasize a social entrepreneurship to promote the practice of capitalism with heart. Creativity must be engendered across our entire society by providing opportunities to those who may be overlooked.  The AI race is in the first 100 metres in the 42-kilometre marathon to singularity, where a machine will be as powerful as a human. In the end, it will be up to each of us play our part to take advantage that is available to us by AI.

Blockchain: Not Just a Buzzword in Government

Time: 3:15 pm
Speaker(s):
Melanie Gilbert, Business Development Executive, IBM Services

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Promote Innovation and Guide Change

Thanks to blockchain technology, our world is becoming more transparent, honest, secure and connected in ways we’ve never experienced before. Blockchain is reimagining the world's most fundamental business interactions and opening the door to invent new styles of digital interactions.

Learn how blockchain and distributed ledgers are being used in government and the financial sector through real world use cases, and what all this means for you.




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