GovTech Summit: Artificial Intelligence

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.

When:      May 28, 2019 (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Where:     University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, 4th floor

Summit Agenda

1:00 p.m. - Registration
1:30 p.m. Opening Remarks by GovStart
1:35 p.m. - Keynote Speaker
1:45 p.m. - Sponsor Keynote
2:00 p.m. - Networking break
2:30 p.m. - First round of presentations
3:30 p.m. - Networking break
4:00 p.m. - Second round of presentation
5:00 p.m. - Networking reception

Speakers include:

Ashley Casovan, Director, Data Architecture and Innovation, Treasury Board

Curious about how new technology has an impact on the delivery of public services, Ashley has worked in progressively challenging positions at all levels of government. Since 2010, she has been actively involved in Canada's Open Data and Open Government Community both as a community champion and implementer. Her new role as Director of Data Architecture and Innovation at Treasury Board Secretariat, has led her to expand her knowledge and engage others to discover the world of Open.

Her passionate and innovative character drives her to help lure in and shine a new light on the world of Digital Government. With ongoing projects relating to GC data strategy, AI policy instruments, AI procurement tools, and Leading Open First initiative, she hopes to bring that same passion to those around the GC.

Christopher Willis,  Applied AI Architect at NetApp

Christopher Willis is a highly experienced and creative data management expert. He specializes in the management, mining and protection of corporate information assets. He provides strategic counsel to customers in the areas of Data Analytics, AI, Cyber Security, Finance, Applications, Cloud, Converged storage and information management solutions. Willis has over 25 years of experience in managing and technical solution presales, assessment and design for Fortune 500 companies in such verticals as defence, healthcare, medical imaging, banking, insurance, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. 

His particular interest is in the intersection of technology and science. This intersection has been explored as a personal passion in digital imagery, robotics, drones, Bioinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics. Willis has held a variety of executive and management roles. He began his career as a MARS Officer in the Canadian Navy. Willis has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from Concordia University.

This is an event you will not want to miss. Register Today!

Summit Sponsor

This artificial intelligence GovTech Summit is sponsored by NetApp a global provider of cloud and digital solutions; accelerating innovation, delivering guidance and expertise, and increasing lifetime solution value.

Learn about the artificial intelligence marketplace through our pitch series:

Following introductions from our keynote speakers, our pitch series will begin. The pitch series will involve some the top AI companies operating in Canada who will present to the audience in a 5 minute, speed pitch format. In their pitches, the companies will present who they are, what they do and how their solutions are applicable to the public sector.

Some of the companies participating in this summit include:

  • Lightship Security
  • Nvidia
  • Uipath
  • QRA Corp
  • Solana Networks
  • VLex
  • Cycura
  • Highside
  • Darktrace

Participating AI Companies


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