Showcasing smart cities

SAVE YOUR SEAT AT THIS AMAZING SHOWCASE OF WESTERN CITIES
Dec 6th, 8:30am-10:30am PST

TECHNICITY WEST is designed for municipal decision makers, private sector IT influencers, digital entrepreneurs interested in the public sector space, and individual businesses interested in the changing face of digital government. There is no charge to qualified attendees thanks to corporate sponsorship, but pre-registration is mandatory to receive access to the platform, the session presentations, and the Town Hall discussion.

SAVE YOUR SEAT AT THIS AMAZING SHOWCASE OF WESTERN CITIES
Dec 6th, 8:30am-11:00am PST

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Opening Remarks

Fawn Annan, CIO & CMO, ITWC

Keynote Address

Grow West: The vision by Westerners for Western Canada over the next ten years is its ability to work and attract knowledge-based industries to create new jobs and reduce vulnerability to low commodity prices. Such outcomes lead to communities better connected to the innovation economy, regardless of size or location.

Lloyd Brierley, City Manager, The City of Lethbridge

FireSide Chat: A Focus on the City of Calgary

Jim Love, CIO, ITWC
Jan Bradley, Director/ Chief Information Technology Officer, The City of Calgary

Panel: Intelligent Cities in the Post-Pandemic World

Digital investment in our cities makes them more attractive, creating an opportunity to manage a post-pandemic environment via innovative technologies effectively. The panel will highlight Intelligent cities across the globe that are investing in sensors, IoT, digital twins, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence for better outcomes that incorporate lessons from COVID-19 and what the future might hold.

Panelists:

Natalia Madden, Head of IT, County of Grand Praries
Jazz Pabla, CIO, City of Kelowna, BC
Bachar Khawajah, CIO, City of Burnaby, BC

Fireside Chat: Enabling a mobile government workforce – Sponsored by Citrix

Fawn Annan, CIO & CMO, ITWC
David Byerly, VP and General Manager, Citrix

Panel: Data-driven Strategies for Cities – Sponsored by VMware

Big Data technologies will change sustainable urbanism by bringing new and innovative ways of monitoring, understanding, analyzing, planning, and significantly improving performance for “data-driven smart sustainable cities.” The panel will discuss the complexities big data helps solve for development planning, operational management, and design strategies for Intelligent growing cities.

Moderator:
Mai Nguyen, VMWare

Panelists:
Mike Palmer, CIO, Victoria
Marty Robinson, CIO and Dir of IT, City of Medicine Hat
Mario Lebar, CIO, University of Manitoba, MB

Panel: Enhancing the Citizen Experience using Security and Privacy – Sponsored by Ricoh

Technology and data serve the public good, create new risks, and mitigate threats. Security must be the constant shield of protection to avoid modern hazards that can bring down a citizen portal or a government defence application. This panel will explore the many options for keeping municipalities and stakeholders safe.

Moderator:
Richard Freeman, Certified Information Professional (CIP), ECM Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Workflow Solutions, Ricoh

Panelists:
Trevor Butler, GM & IT Digital Transformation, City of Lethbridge, AB
Darin Young, CIO, City of Delta, BC
Brad Labrenz, Chief Security Officer, City of Calgary, AB
Peter Holowka, Director of Educational Technology, Vancouver, BC

Wrap Up

Fawn Annan, CIO & CMO, ITWC

SPEAKERS

Jan Bradley

Director/Chief Information Technology Officer, The City of Calgary

Trevor Butler

GM & IT Digital Transformation, City of Lethbridge, AB

Natalia Madden

Head of IT, County of Grand Prairies

Mike Palmer

CIO, Victoria

Fawn Annan

CIO & CMO, ITWC

Jim Love

CIO, ITWC

Richard Freeman

Certified Information Professional (CIP), ECM Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Workflow Solutions, Ricoh

Brad Labrenz

Chief Security Officer, City of Calgary, AB

SMART CITY STORIES

NEXT TECHNICITY EVENT - TECHNICITY GTA

WHO WILL ATTEND?

TECHNICITY GTA is designed for municipal decision makers, private sector IT influencers, digital entrepreneurs interested in the public sector space, and individual businesses interested in the changing face of digital government. The conference will be available on-demand to resonate throughout the year.

THE FORMAT

Returning as a hybrid and interactive experience that combines live presentations, recorded panels, networking breakout rooms at Toronto City Hall, Technicity GTA will explore the power of partnerships and technology to spur economic growth; the innovative digital strategies that are driving internal collaboration and efficiency; and how taxpayers are reaping the rewards.

Opening Keynote

Co-host Presentation: Josie Scioli, City Deputy Manager, City of Toronto

Panel 1: City Building

The change in consumer behaviour since COVID-19 has had a huge impact on city centre areas. The changing retail and service habits, dependence on the automobile, increased dependence on remote work alongside better connectivity, and the rising cost of land in downtown cores, feed into

the argument that there are fewer reasons to live and work in city centre regions. Downtown revitalization efforts are necessary to attract and generate significant economic activity placing focus on new policies and investments that ensure a healthy centre. Cities are undergoing major digital transformations to stay competitive and attract the businesses and citizens required to keep a city vibrant and competitive in the short, medium, and long term. This session will examine what is necessary to keep innovation and investment moving forward.

Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie

Citizen Modernization

City modernization and urbanization result primarily from technological advancements. The importance to improve technological infrastructure, with municipalities owning or managing 60% of city infrastructure, helps to attract higher human capital needed to support systems for future development. There is a growing belief to push for bold and sometimes radical yet sustainable solutions to meet future city requirements. Citizens and businesses are demanding such results. This session explores current and future activities for planning, maintaining, and growing great cities.

End-to-End Customer Experiences

The citizen experience, from individual to enterprise business perspectives, comes with expectations for all services offered by a municipality. Rethinking serving the customer by government departments and agencies is now top-of-mind. The pandemic built higher reliability and dependence on the city customer, radically altering expectations. Products and their designs, technology, processes, and policies are being revamped. This session will discuss the changes, the new technologies allowing for radical changes and policy thinking to place the customer first.

Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenge

Smart city technologies are promoted as an effective way to counter and manage uncertainty and urban risks through the effective and efficient delivery of services, yet paradoxically they create new vulnerabilities and threats, including making city infrastructure and services insecure, brittle, and open to extended forms of criminal activity. Deloitte states three factors that influence the potential cyber risk in a smart city ecosystem. From the convergence of cyber and physical worlds to the integration of disparate city services while enabling improved infrastructure spells vulnerability. This session will discuss how to manage the cyber risk landscape.

Wrap-Up

PAST TECHNICITY EVENTS

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Technicity 2022 - Bryce Buffaloe, Google Security Privacy and Compliance

Technicity - 2021 Digital Enablement and Innovation Panel

Technicity GTA 2020 - COMMON GROUND KEYNOTE Kalyan Chakravarthy

Technicity 2019 - Toronto's Got it - Healthy Environments Mobile Inspection Project

Technicity 2018 - Interview with Rob Meikle, CIO, City of Toronto on bridging the digital divideel

Technicity 2017 - Michelle Holland - The coming AI tsunami and need for digital literacy