• Featured Expert Events

Busy professionals keep their edge by regularly upgrading their knowledge, keeping up with the latest in best practices and adding new skills. To help, we are proud to offer networking events featuring national and international experts on current topics such as government, security and policy, leadership and other matters important to Canadians today.

Our featured expert events provide opportunities to build and strengthen key relationships and stay current as knowledge evolves and new trends emerge.

To register, choose event and follow the online registration process.

Inaugural GovTech Summit: Canadian Cyber Security
When:  February 19, 2019, 12 PM - 5 PM
Professional Development Institute, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, 12th floor, Ottawa

In partnership with GovStart Canada, the i-Governance program of the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute cordially invites you to the inaugural GovTech Summit sponsored by VMware on February 19, 2019, from noon to 5 p.m.The GovTech Summit Series is designed to facilitate regular interaction between the public sector and specific industries aligned with federal government priorities.

AWS DigiGov: Leveraging the Cloud
When:  February 25 and 26, 2019, 9 AM - 4 PM
Professional Development Institute, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, 12th floor, Ottawa

Amazon Web Services (AWS), in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute, has developed AWS DigiGov, a FREE 2-day pilot program. The AWS DigiGov program will equip government on how to leverage the cloud to deliver user centric digital services to Canadians. This session is designed for those wishing to learn about cloud computing concepts, cloud value propositions, use cases and the different cloud services available. 

The Prime Ministers Series 

When:  March 5, 2019, 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Trillium Ballroom, Ottawa, Ontario

How does transformative change happen in government? The Prime Ministers Series—a partnership between the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute and the Canada School of Public Service—highlights transformative policy initiatives of Canadian prime ministers. The purpose of this annual day-long event is to inform, educate and inspire policy makers and public service leaders to conceive and deliver change. The series begins with the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and will be followed in 2020 by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien.

Technology Turbulence 2019
When:  April 16, 17, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM
Ottawa Convention Centre

Understanding emerging technologies is necessary for confident decision-making. New technologies are emerging at an increasingly rapid pace, with profound effects on commercial enterprises, all levels of governments, consumers and private citizens. Remaining current with technological developments presents unprecedented challenges for business leaders and government decision makers. Although technology turbulence creates unimagined possibilities for businesses and public sector organizations, not fully understanding new technologies can lead to inefficiency and missed opportunities from fear of negative disruption or security concerns.

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