Professional
Development
Week 2019

Day 1

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

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


Time: 2:30 pm

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


Stream Overview
Inclusion Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Unconscious Bias Awareness for an Inclusive Environment


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Innovation & Experimentation Sessions

Time: 9:00 am

Title: Innovation in Public Sector Finance

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

Abstract:
The proposed session will address emerging innovative practices in public sector finance as well as how finance professionals can adapt to these upcoming changes. Innovation and the public sector are typically seen as antithetical, and this session would ‘myth bust’ this assumption and explore areas where governments are applying practices in their finance function in order to improve outcomes for citizens. Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy, ACCA will examine what innovation means in the context of public sector finance and how prevalent innovation is in public finance, drawing on global case studies to provide insights.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Embedding Experimentation in the Government of Canada

Speaker(s):
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


Time: 3:15 am

Title: Building innovation and experimentation in government: one brick at a time

Speaker(s):
Catherine Charbonneau
Mathieu Audet

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


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Internal Audit Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Panel: TBS-OCG Internal Audit Framework - Method for developing a transformation assurance strategy for major public projects

Speaker(s):
Linda Anglin, Chief Audit Executive, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Moderator(s):
Joanne Gorenstein , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview

Real property and real property information are significant corporate resources that, when managed well, enable effective and efficient resource management aligned with program requirements, 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.

Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada , Statistics Canada

Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
Darlene Dasent, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer , University Health Network

Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Communication Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

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


Stream Overview
Inclusion Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Unconscious Bias Awareness for an Inclusive Environment


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Innovation & Experimentation Sessions

Time: 9:00 am

Title: Innovation in Public Sector Finance

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

Abstract:
The proposed session will address emerging innovative practices in public sector finance as well as how finance professionals can adapt to these upcoming changes. Innovation and the public sector are typically seen as antithetical, and this session would ‘myth bust’ this assumption and explore areas where governments are applying practices in their finance function in order to improve outcomes for citizens. Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy, ACCA will examine what innovation means in the context of public sector finance and how prevalent innovation is in public finance, drawing on global case studies to provide insights.

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Embedding Experimentation in the Government of Canada

Speaker(s):
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


Time: 3:15 am

Title: Building innovation and experimentation in government: one brick at a time

Speaker(s):
Catherine Charbonneau
Mathieu Audet

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


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Internal Audit Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Panel: TBS-OCG Internal Audit Framework - Method for developing a transformation assurance strategy for major public projects

Speaker(s):
Linda Anglin, Chief Audit Executive, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Moderator(s):
Joanne Gorenstein , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview

Real property and real property information are significant corporate resources that, when managed well, enable effective and efficient resource management aligned with program requirements, 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.

Stream Overview
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

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


Time: 2:30 pm

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


Stream Overview
Costing Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 9:15 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

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


Time: 3:15 pm

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


Stream Overview
Critical Thinking Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Character Matters: Character-based leadership and how it influences how we lead

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Economic Update Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 3:15 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Keynote Theatre
Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Career Development Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

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


Stream Overview
Costing Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 9:15 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

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


Time: 3:15 pm

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


Stream Overview
Critical Thinking Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Character Matters: Character-based leadership and how it influences how we lead

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Economic Update Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 3:15 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


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

The Executive Stream is an exclusive day designed for CFOs, DCFOs, CAEs and other executives from all levels of governments. This year, the Executive Stream includes two sessions, one in the morning and the afternoon, and will host the FORD graduation during lunch. The day will end with a networking and social event – the President’s Reception. Inspired by this year’s PD Week theme – Let’s Engage! – the Executive Stream will explore a variety of leadership topics including digital transformation, artificial intelligence and the workplace of the future. In addition to discussions around current and emerging topics, executives will have the opportunity to share common challenges and explore solutions with peers from across government.

Stream Overview
Financial Reporting Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Introduction to Sustainability

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


Stream Overview
Forecasting Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Title: Forecasting 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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Panel

Speaker(s):
Tammy Labelle, Chief Information Officer, Digital Services Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Christian Stumpf, President, NorthBayer Consulting

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Transformation Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Keynote Theatre
Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

The Executive Stream is an exclusive day designed for CFOs, DCFOs, CAEs and other executives from all levels of governments. This year, the Executive Stream includes two sessions, one in the morning and the afternoon, and will host the FORD graduation during lunch. The day will end with a networking and social event – the President’s Reception. Inspired by this year’s PD Week theme – Let’s Engage! – the Executive Stream will explore a variety of leadership topics including digital transformation, artificial intelligence and the workplace of the future. In addition to discussions around current and emerging topics, executives will have the opportunity to share common challenges and explore solutions with peers from across government.

Stream Overview
Financial Reporting Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Introduction to Sustainability

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


Stream Overview
Forecasting Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Title: Forecasting 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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Panel

Speaker(s):
Tammy Labelle, Chief Information Officer, Digital Services Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Christian Stumpf, President, NorthBayer Consulting

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Transformation Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
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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

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Panel

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Hot Topics Sessions

Time: 9:15 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Lessons learned in AI - how we can improve

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 3:15 pm

Title: Panel

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


Stream Overview
Project Management Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Title: The New TB Directive on the Management of Projects and Programs

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 9:15 am

Title: Panel: Departmental perspective on implementing the New TB Directive on the Management of Projects and Programs

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Resource Management Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Keynote Theatre
Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Ethics Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Panel

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Hot Topics Sessions

Time: 9:15 am

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


Time: 2:30 pm

Title: Lessons learned in AI - how we can improve

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 3:15 pm

Title: Panel

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


Stream Overview
Project Management Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Title: The New TB Directive on the Management of Projects and Programs

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 9:15 am

Title: Panel: Departmental perspective on implementing the New TB Directive on the Management of Projects and Programs

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Resource Management Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


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

The purpose of the Major Financial Processes stream is to provide insight into the major financial processes and how the federal government will evolve as a result of the financial management transformation (FMT). Given the importance of financial processes in an organization, it’s important to understand what they are and how to make them more efficient.

Stream Overview
Mobilizing People Sessions

Time: 8:35 am

Title: Introduction

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 9:00 am

Title: Lightning Round: Work-life balance

Speaker(s):
Mélanie Cabana, Principal, 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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 am

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
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Technology Sessions

Time: 3:15 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Keynote Theatre
Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

The purpose of the Major Financial Processes stream is to provide insight into the major financial processes and how the federal government will evolve as a result of the financial management transformation (FMT). Given the importance of financial processes in an organization, it’s important to understand what they are and how to make them more efficient.

Stream Overview
Mobilizing People Sessions

Time: 8:35 am

Title: Introduction

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 9:00 am

Title: Lightning Round: Work-life balance

Speaker(s):
Mélanie Cabana, Principal, 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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Time: 2:30 am

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

Technology Sessions

Time: 3:15 pm

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

Language: English – simultaneous interpretation available


Stream Overview
fmi*igf Evening of Celebration Ballroom

 

*Subject to change

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