2022 Agenda

The following is a draft agenda. Changes may be made without notice.
All the sessions will be held in EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

INTELLIGENT CITIES SUMMIT

5TH ANNUAL INTELLIGENT CITIES SUMMIT 2022

November 09-10, 2022 - In Person

IOT, CODE ORANGE EMERGENCY SERVICES SUMMIT 2022

November 09, 2022 - In Person

PEOPLE FIRST SUMMIT 2022

November 10, 2022 - Virtual

6TH ANNUAL IOT, BIG DATA HEALTHCARE SUMMIT 2022

November 10, 2022 - In Person
IOT, Intelligent Cities
IOT, PEOPLE FIRST SUMMIT / MAY 26 & MAY 28, 2021

Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world. In November 2015, Canada captured global headlines with the unveiling of a diverse cabinet that “looks like Canada”. While this was a tremendous milestone, it is important that we do not rest on our laurels and continue to work towards diversity, equity, culture, and engagement at every level of the public sector.

Statistics Canada projects that by 2031 close to 1 in 3 Canadians (31.0%) will be members of a visible minority and almost 1 in 2 (44.2% to 49.7%) will be either an immigrant or a child of an immigrant by 2036. In 2016 the recruitment of people with disabilities to the federal public service decreased from 3.5% to 3.3%. Over the past decade, the overall proportion of women in the public service has increased by 18%, and the overall proportion of visible minority employees increased by 279%.

While we do see significant progress, much work remains to be done across every aspect of inherent diversity (ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, different abilities, etc.), especially as we increasingly step into the digital world and develop the future of work.

The 2021 People First Summit will bring together government leaders in talent and human capital, along with technology and solution providers to discuss the way forward for the public sector.

Why attend?

  • Be a part of productive conversations as leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead in the public sector
  • Connect with thought-leaders and technology providers from across Canada and the world
  • Discover some of the latest tools and techniques being used successfully through case studies
  • Build your own highly personalized agenda, as one ticket gives you access to content from four different summits!

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

9:55

Opening remarks by Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events; Welcome message by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga

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DAY 1 – November 09, 2022

DAY 2 – November 10, 2022

8:50

Opening remarks
Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events

8:50

Opening remarks
Hifazat “Faz” Ahmad, CEO & President, IoT Events

9:00

Opening Keynote
Speaker TBA

9:00

Opening Keynote
Speaker TBA

9:30

Tech Keynote
Speaker TBA

9:30

Tech Keynote
Speaker TBA

10:00

Panel: Making Intelligent, Liveable Cities in a Post Pandemic world
  • Redefining cities
  • Lessons from COVID-19
  • What does the future look like?
Sheila Bassi-Kellett, City Manager, City of Yellowknife
Sandra Austin, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Region of Durham
Jag Sharma, President & CEO, Toronto Community Housing
Dawn M. Comer, Director of Technology Inclusion, City of Los Angeles

10:00

Panel: How to Make Cities Intelligent?
  • What are the milestones?
  • Looking at the big picture: Is Intelligence only limited to deploying technology?
  • Designing cities for Gen Z and Gen Alpha?
Cyrus Tehrani, Chief Digital Officer and Director of Innovation, City of Hamilton

10:30

Networking Break

11:30

Networking Break

11:00

Panel: Building Future-Ready, Intelligent Infrastructure
  • How do cities make sure their technologies are future proof?
  • Can you predict the right tools?
  • Staying relevant: Maintaining and upgrading infrastructure
Rob Adams, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Stouffville
Brian Mackay, Director IT, City of Nanaimo
Gary Kent, Commissioner, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, City of Mississauga

11:00

Panel: Rethinking Resilience
  • What does resilience signify in a post pandemic world?
  • Putting citizens at the heart of resilience efforts
  • New opportunities and challenges
Robert Trewartha, Director of Strategic Communications and Initiatives, City of Mississauga

11:30

Panel: What Does it Take to Manage a Thriving and Tech-Forward County?
  • Aggregating and utilising data from multiple stakeholders
  • Establishing data policies
  • Streamlining communication channel
Bas Boorsma, Chief Digitalization Officer (CDO), City of Rotterdam
David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad

11:30

Data and Privacy Session
Panel: Making Citizen-Centric Data Strategies
  • Getting the right data from the right sources
  • Gaining Citizen’s trust in sharing data
  • What do you do with the collected data
  • How to combine private and public data?
Moderator: Teppo Rantanen Executive Director, Growth, Innovation, and Competitiveness, City of Tampere, Finland
Chen-Yu LEE Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office,  Taipei Smart City Project Management Office

12:00

Panel: Does Size Matter?
  • How to make smaller municipalities smarter?
  • De-urbanization and its impact?
  • Are small cities prepared?
Piero Pelizzaro, Head of the European Affairs and International Relations Department, City of Bologna
Burcu ÖZDEMİR, Smart CityDirector, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Al Wiggins Jr, Commissioner, Department of Public Works, City of Atlanta

12:00

Panel: Data-Driven City Management
  • Taking evidence-based decisions
  • Using Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning to improve planning
  • Breaking silos
Michael Donaldson, Chief Technology Officer and CIO, Barcelona City Council

12:30

Innovation Showcase
  • More to be announced
Speaker TBA

12:30

Innovation Showcase
  • More to be announced
Speaker TBA

13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00

Networking Lunch

14:30

How To Build Cyber Secure Cities?
  • How to Plan for the Unplanned
  • Protecting our Cities from Cyber Attacks
  • Cyberspace and Defeating Tomorrow’s Attacks
  • Avoiding services held at ransom
Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner, Planning and Economic Development, Region of Durham
Maimunah Jaffar, Director Lead Technology & Innovation-Iskandar Regional Development, Authority (IRDA), Malaysia

14:30

Panel: Privacy by Design
  • Ensuring responsible use of technology and data
  • Addressing citizen concerns and ensuring security of data
  • Embedding privacy in policies
Speaker TBA

15:00

Panel: Physical Safety and Security of the cities
  • Role of AI, Data and Smart technologies in Physical security of people
  • Cybersecurity from the inception through to the ongoing management of smart applications
  • 100 per cent cybersecurity awareness among the city administrators
Brandon Branham, Chief Technology Officer and Assistant City Manager, City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia

15:00

Panel: The Future of Cities
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Howcan we prepare for the future-Technology, manpowerinfrastructure and natural resources?‍
  • Importance of accessibility to support a more inclusive society
  • 25 Steps to Smart City Case Study of Poland
Philip Rizcallah, Chief Executive Officer, Accessibility Standard, Government of Canada
Chris Jordan, Manager, Service Design, Calgary Transit City of Calgary
Bartosz Bartoszewicz, Deputy Mayor, City of Gdynia, Poland

15:30

Networking Break

15:30

Networking Break

16:00

Panel: Governance Beyond Cities
  • How are states using technology and innovation to cope with the most pressing challenges?
  • Road to pandemic recovery: Opportunities and Challenges
  • How to build and maintain secure, open, and reliable information and communication infrastructure
Speaker TBA

16:00

Panel: Building a Modern Downtown?
  • Urban density – Pros & Cons to building high
  • Impact of working from anywhere (WFA) on local economy, employee administration and civic operations
  • How to balance the needs of homeless and business issues?
  • What is the vision for the inclusion of homeless in downtown space?
Christine Keung, Chief Data Officer, City of San Jose

16:30

Panel: Meet the Municipalities
  • Thein-betweeners? Striking a balance between state mandates and municipal needs
  • Are minicipalities fighting for visibility?
  • Bridging urban-rural divide
  • Creating a positive Dialogue with Small Communities
Speaker TBA

16:30

Panel: Future of Work
  • How do we design the future of work for municipalities in the post-COVID world?
  • How has the pandemic impacted leaders at theCity?  What new skills are needed to manage through the uncertainty and into the future?
  • What do you see as the main responsibilities of different actors and stakeholders around hybrid work—whether that’s employers, governments, employees, or others? And what are the barriers they face inacting on those responsibilities?
  • How can we approach the question of designing a hybrid work future that benefits everyone (operational and corporate services employees) in a way that is a force for greater inclusion?
Kimberly Armstrong, Deputy City Manager Employee Services, City of Edmonton
Visha Sukdeo, Executive Director, Human Resource Services, City of Oshawa
Anthony Lannucci, Chief Transformation Officer, Office of the City Manager, City of Richmond Hill

17:00

End of Day 01

17:00

End of Day 02