• 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.

Maintaining Momentum: What it means to have a Cloud First Strategy

When:  May 14, 2019 (12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Where: University of Ottawa

In partnership with Veeam, the Professional Development Institute hosts a Cloud-First strategy session featuring international digital security expert and former FBI agent Jeff Lanza.  This free event also features Solution Architects  speaking on current and emerging trends in cloud adoption and practical solutions to successfully guide your organisation through the cloud journey. 

Jeff Lanza, a 20 year FBI Agent and cyber security and identify theft expert, will speak to real-life examples of vulnerabilities that allow cyber crime and proactive mesures organizations can adopt to safeguard from digital risks.

GovTech Summit: Artificial Intelligence

When:  May 28, 2019 (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Where: University of Ottawa

In partnership with the Professional Development Institute's i-Governance initiative, the next GovTech Summit showcases canadian artificial intelligence. Hear directly from small and medium sized companies through our pitch series highlighting their alignment with the federal government’s priorities.

The GovTech Summit series is designed to facilitate regular interaction between the public sector and specific industries aligned with federal government priorities.

Facing Changes in the Military While Respecting the Rule of Law: Emerging Responses and Legal Issues

​When:  June 10, 2019
uOttawa, Social Science Building, Room FSS4007, 120 University Private

Facing Changes in the Military While Respecting the Rule of Law is a unique one-day program designed to offer high quality presentations and discussions by leading experts.

The Prime Ministers Series 2020 

When:  TBD

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 began in 2019 with the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and the 2020 event will feature the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien.

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