Four major
themes

A mix of ‘must attend’ practical and inspiring content

PDWeek 2021 is a virtual event with speakers and sessions organized around four themes that are shaping the public sector and financial management practices around the globe:

  • Hot Topics
  • Leading Practices in Comptrollership
  • Technology, Innovation, and Experimentation
  • Mobilizing People

Recorded sessions will be available for 3 months post event. It has never been easier to take advantage of the full breadth and depth that PDWeek has to offer.

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Summary of
each theme
and supporting
sessions

Hot Topics – Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Hot Topics Day will focus on where we find ourselves, in a world adapting to profound transformations. Ever-accelerating change, climatic upheavals, pandemics, IT revolutions, the emergence of new ways of working, are all headlines of these transformations. Governments around the world are adapting at different speeds, in the midst of evolving information, research, and innovations. Their success or failure at adaptation could have significant implications for the economy, social programs, and the broader society. Please join us to explore the effects and opportunities of these trends as we hear what is being done to embrace change and prepare for what lies ahead in a post-pandemic world.

Tuesday Keynote Speaker

  • Rick Mercer (Canada Coast to Coast), Canadian Comedian, Political Satirist and Author

 Sessions

  • Data Is The Key to Transformation
  • Economorphics: The Economic Trends Changing Today into Tomorrow
  • Emerging Topics in the Post-Pandemic World
  • An Engagement with DM Matthews
  • Lessons Learned from the Pandemic – thoughts on risk and leadership
  • Lean Process Improvement
  • Transformation of Post-COVID Financial Processes: Managing Risks, Opportunities and Leveraging Technology
  • Future of Work – CFO Fireside Chat

Leading Practices in Comptrollership Day – Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Leading Practices in Comptrollership Day – over the years, including machinery of government changes, new policy directions, and so much more, comptrollers have always adapted and continued to provide essential support to their departments and programs. Distinguished speakers will share their experience and expertise on real life ways that are helping to elevate and modernize Comptrollership. Join these leaders and learn about the latest evolution and best practices in areas such as Financial Management, Internal Audit, Acquired Services and Assets, to help up your bench strength in comptrollership management.

Wednesday Keynote Speaker

  • Roch Huppé (The Future of Comptrollership), Comptroller General, Government of Canada

Sessions

  • Global Accounting Standards Update
  • The Fraud Trends and Forecast: Are Your Prepared?
  • Estimates and Supply in the Federal Government
  • Building A Renewed Vision for Internal Audit in the Government of Canada
  • Comptrollership: Beyond the Numbers
  • Macroeconomic and Financial Outlook
  • Preparing to Adopt the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures – A Practical Approach
  • The World of Work has Changed Forever. Now What?
  • Analytical Therapy: Get A Custom Prescription to Your Data Analytics Challenges

Technology, Innovation and Experimentation – Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Technology, Innovation and Experimentation Day will provide participants with an exceptional opportunity to explore topics from a variety of technology experts, including emerging digital technologies, innovation and experimentation of new ideas, methods, and activities. Leading speakers will share their experiences and provide delegates with valuable information on how you can help to shape the future of the public service.

Thursday Keynote Speaker

  • Mark Schwartz (The CFO and CIO: Partners in Success), Enterprise Strategist, Amazon Web Services Canada

Sessions

  • S/4Hana
  • Cryptocurrency 101: Understanding Crypto Typologies
  • Experimentation in the public service: lessons learned and plans ahead
  • Ransomware: Building a Playbook to Survive A Ransomware Attack
  • Data to Decision Making Intelligence: Improving Government Program Integrity by Tackling Waste, Abuse and Payment Inaccuracies
  • Leveraging digital transformation to drive efficiency, enable data-driven decision making and reduce organizational risk
  • Innovation
  • AI Ethics
  • Intelligent Planning and Budgeting: Leveraging Automation and AI

Mobilizing People Day – Friday, November 26, 2021

The Mobilizing People Day will provide participants with invaluable information and guidance on how to become the best version of themselves: someone who is mentally and physically healthy, has balance in the various aspects of their life, and successfully overcomes challenges. These sessions will help participants acquire the tools to better understand and manage changes and provide essential learning about how to adapt to them while staying connected to others. Participants will hear incredible speakers and their insightful stories, and be able to relate to the actionable information that applies to the various aspects of your life, including; self-confidence, resilience, mental health, diversity and inclusion, stress management, change management, remote work and more! Come on this most intimate and personal journey.

Friday Keynote Speakers

  • Ivan Joseph (Fueling Success Through Inclusivity and Diversity), Award-winning Performance Coach, Leadership and Cultural Transformation Expert
  • Robyne Hanley-Dafoe (Everyday Resiliency in Ever-Changing Times), Expert on Resiliency and Workplace Wellness

Sessions

  • How to Stay Connected to your Network in a Virtual World
  • Being a leader in times of change
  • Pay Attention! The Science of avoiding distractions
  • Secrets of Modern Professional Communication Mastery
  • Systemic Racism
  • The Art of Reinventing Yourself… in a Few Days!
  • Stress Management: An Essential Skill for Working in Tomorrow’s World
  • LinkedIn for Financial Professionals: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Building your Community on the World’s Largest Networking Platform
  • Nutrition and Physical Wellness
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