Going Agile Conference

Wednesday, October 18 - 2017
All Day Event
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

ITAC will be hosting a one-day event to help the Government of Canada “Go Agile”. This event is your opportunity to learn about the Agile modernization initiatives underway and share best practices found across ICT sector in other jurisdictions. Now is the time to help shape a more modern Government, adaptable, flexible and able to respond to Canadians.
 


In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, where the pace of change is accelerating, governments know that they must re-invent the ways they do business. Whether this is through the partnerships they develop, the leadership techniques they employ or the skilled workforce they seek out, governments are facing the challenge of managing in uncertainty by focusing on becoming more agile in their operations.

Agile governments provide what citizens want, when they need it, regardless of external pressures and context. And they’re able to do this because they’re responsive, flexible, creative and attuned to citizens’ needs. The Government of Canada has efforts underway to make its policies and practices agile, modern, less burdensome, and inclusive.

Government leaders identified several elements that are critical to agility, namely: developing strong partnerships, investing in human capital, supporting and training leaders and investing in technology. In fact, investments in IT is unavoidable if the public service is going to be agile and keep pace with the digital revolution.

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) appreciates these efforts. Guidance from the ICT industry will help the Government of Canada:

  • Partner with private sector stakeholders to leverage innovation and respond to citizen expectations and delivering services in new ways
  • Provide the bureaucracy with more capacity to take risks
  • Redesign procurement rules and migrate procurement to agile
  • Update policies to reflect the new way of working
  • Move to measuring value created and delivered, not timelines and cost savings

Government attendees

  • Senior bureaucratic leaders and ministerial staff who are directly driving procurement modernization initiatives across the Government of Canada; and
  • Ministers for departments PSPC, TBS and ISED will be invited to attend.
  • Industry attendees will include:
  • Public Sector Procurement, Contract and Legal Authorities
  • Public Sector Modernization and Digital Government Experts
  • Public Sector Leadership, Vice President’s and Sales Directors

Why Is It Important To Attend / Sponsor?

  • Attending this event keeps your organization aware of what is taking place, in front of the changes taking place, providing insights to help shape the desired outcomes and aligned to the reforms on the horizon.
  • Sponsoring this event is strategic – it elevates your organization’s profile with the federal leadership across the three core departments who are driving the Government of Canada’s agile efforts.


Going Agile – DRAFT Program 

  7:30 am Networking Breakfast
  8:30 am
Opening Keynote – Why the Government needs to become more agile
  9:00 am
Guest Speaker – How to make the transition to becoming an adaptable organization
9:45 am
Guest Speaker – Lessons learned
10:30 am
Networking Break
10:45 am
Guest speaker
 11:45 am
Luncheon Keynote – Agile procurement in practice
1:15 pm
Guest Speaker
2:15 pm
Networking Break
2:30 pm
Closing Panel – Next steps
3:30 pm
End of program


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Gold Sponsor:

Afternoon Co-Host Sponsor:


Sponsorship Opportunities

$6,000 – Event Gold Sponsor (Morning Keynote & Panel) (1 only – taken)  

  • Introduces Minister (TBC) and Alex Benay, Why Government needs to move to Agile
  • Provides opening keynote on successful agile implementations
  • Introduces guest speaker at lunch, likely a key federal executive
  • Option to join the agenda development working group
  • Branding on all event activities, materials, event signage, ITAC website etc.
  • 4 event passes

$4,000 – Morning Co-Host Sponsor (1 only – taken)

  • Introduces Speaker; How it’s been done, lessons learned
  • Branding on all event activities, materials, event signage, ITAC website etc.
  • Option to join the agenda development working group
  • One seat at the head table during all plenary sessions
  • 3 event passes

$4,000 – Afternoon Co-Host Sponsor (1 only – taken)

  • Introduces Speaker; What Agile is in a federal context
  • Branding on all event activities, materials, event signage, ITAC website etc.
  • Option to join the agenda development working group
  • 3 event passes

$1,500 – Event Sponsor (5 available)

  • Branding on all event activities, materials, event signage, ITAC website etc.
  • Option to join the agenda development working group
  • 2 event passes

If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Janet Tite.


COST: 
ITAC Members – $150 + HST
Non-Members – $200 + HST
Government Attendees – $200 + HST
Table of 8 – $1,050 + HST

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