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, People First Summit
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 – MAY 26, 2021

DAY 2 – MAY 27, 2021

9:55

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

9:55

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

10:15

Shawn Slack, Chief Information Officer, City of Mississauga
ABC, Designation, Company name

10:00

More Challenging Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risk: Is Canada prepared?
ABC, Designation, Company name

10:30

Impact of infrastructure planning on smart city deployments
ABC, Designation, Company name

10:30

Digital Government: A Federal Government Perspective
ABC, Designation, Company name

11:00

Panel: Intelligent Urban Governance and Management
  • The five dimensions of urban governance, and where technology can unlock potential
  • “Intelligent” capabilities for Civic engagement in decision-making structures
  • Urban Living Labs – What are they and do they work?
ABC, Designation, Company name

11:00

Panel: Resilient Cities
  • Lessons Learnt
  • How to create intelligent and effective solutions?
  • What role can IoT play in rethinking the livable, sustainable, and resilient city of the future?
  • The COVID-19 Test
ABC, Designation, Company name

11:30

Smart Waste Management: Expectations vs. Reality
Rohit Shanker
, CEO & President, Inovex Inc.
Lindsay Kelly, Data & Analytics Team Lead, City of Vancouver
An Integrated and Architectural Approach to IoT
ABC, Designation, Company name

11:30

Panel: Building Intelligent Assets
  • How to Utilize Intelligent City-wide Infrastructure
  • Integration, connection, collaboration, learning
  • You have gathered the data, now what can you do with your Big Data?
  • Multi-use infrastructure planning
ABC, Designation, Company name

12:00

Panel: Does Size Matter? Developing Intelligent Smaller Municipalities
  • Regional collaboration and IoT Solutions to bring smaller communities together
  • Deurbanization and its impacts
  • Being prepared for De-Urbanization and Work From Home Culture
ABC, Designation, Company name

12:00

Panel: Data-Driven Planning
  • How can machine learning, AI, and Big Data improve planning?
  • Are projects scalable, transferable, repeatable?
  • Technology as an aid to planning
ABC, Designation, Company name

12:30

Panel: The 21st Century Workforce
  • How will increased working from home shape the urban future?
  • What are the impacts on mobility, retail, property, and municipal taxes?
ABC, Designation, Company name

12:30

Panel: The Modern Mobility Movement
  • Mobility as a catalyst to unlock and multiply gains from other smart city initiatives
  • What trends are we seeing in mobility? In urban mobility?
  • How can we leverage Big Data from our IoT mobility data?
  • The power of Smart Mapping and Geospatial Technology to address our transport needs
ABC, Designation, Company name

13:00

Panel: Data-Driven Governance – Information
  • What is data used for, and how does it benefit citizens?
  • How to enhance decision-making and citizen’s experience?
  • How can tech improve youth civic engagement?
ABC, Designation, Company name

13:00

Panel: What Does the Future Hold for Us?
  • Adapting Ecosystems, Organizations, and People
ABC, Designation, Company name

13:30

Panel: Data-Driven Governance – Privacy
  • How is data collected and managed?
  • What are the privacy concerns of digital identities?
  • How must we ensure that citizen data is protected?
Sylvia Kingsmill, Partner, Privacy, Regulatory & Information Management (PRIM), KPMG
Mike Shapiro
, Chief Privacy Officer, Country of Santa Clara
Moderator: Garry Scobie, Deputy CISO, The University of Edinburgh
ABC, Designation, Company name

13:30

Recruit like a Marketer
ABC, Designation, Company name

14:00

Leading a Respectful Workplace: diversity, inclusion, civility and respect in  workplace
ABC, Designation, Company name

14:00

IOT, People First Summit
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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NOVEMBER 10, 2022

8:55

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

9:00

Opening Keynote: Art of Inclusion: Maintaining thriving, healthy and productive workplace cultures
Kimberly Armstrong, Deputy City Manager, Employee Services, City of Edmonton

9:30

Tech Keynote
Speaker TBA

10:00

Panel: Designing Our Healthcare Future
  • Is Connected and Virtual healthcare here to stay?  
  • Scaling up physical and digital healthcare infrastructure
  • How can Machine Learning, AI and Big Data improve healthcare access and affordability
Speaker TBA

10:30

Networking Break

11:00

Panel: Diversity & Inclusion
  • Does the public sector reflect the diversity of its citizens?
  • How can we make public sector a more attractive destination to all people?
  • How can we ensure Gender diversity in leadership roles?
  • How can the government ensure that their workforce is truly diverse?
  • How can we promote a nuanced approach to public sector employment of visible minorities?
  • Are indigenous peoples in leadership positions beyond their own locations?
  • Are municipalities ready to hire employees with disabilities, and the neurodiverse?
Saleha J. Khan Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Peel Regional Police
Cheryl Copage Gehue, Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Halifax Regional Municipality

11:30

Panel: Ensuring and Enhancing Security
  • Building a future-proof system
  • Making networks cyber-secure
  • Establishing standards and defining procedures
Speaker TBA

12:00

Panel: Smart Waste Management
  • How can we build more habitable cities?
  • Intelligent waste water and solid waste recycling and management
  • How to use waste data?
Speaker TBA

12:30

Networking Lunch

14:00

Panel: Intelligent Mobility: Personal and Public Transportation
  • Rethinking fare and funding models
  • Addressing First Mile-Last Mile problem
  • The future of sustainable transport
  • The myriad use of mobility data
  •  The future of autonomous vehicles
  • Green tech-driven mobility
Sharon Fleming, Director, Calgary Transit, The City of Calgary

14:30

Panel: The Future of Public Spaces
  • Using technology to redesign public spaces
  • Relooking at how to build physical Infrastructure
  • Streets and sidewalks
  • Role of tech in Public Spaces
Alexandra Cutean, Chief Research Officer, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

15:00

Panel: Libraries of the future
  • How can libraries adapt in the digital age?
  • What did the pandemic-led digital acceleration change for the libraries?
Christina de Castell, Chief librarian & CEO, Vancouver Public Library
Todd Kyle, CEO, Brampton Library in Ontario

15:30

End of Summit