ITAC Smart Cities Technologies Summit

Tuesday, February 26 - 2019
All Day

On February 26, 2019, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), together with the City of Brampton, will host a full-day event looking at technology for smart cities and will explore ICT applications to help cities and municipalities develop their own innovative applications to best serve their citizens’ needs.

Over the last half century, two trends have re-shaped Canada’s development.  First, there has been an accelerating move of Canadians to big cities.  The second has been the expansion of connected technologies into virtually every area of our lives.   We now use connected devices to work, shop, date, stay connected with family and engage in our communities.

The Smart Cities Technologies Summit will be a collaborative discussion to engage government at all levels with a broad section of the technology sector.

In addition to our keynote speakers, we will host four engaging panel discussions on the following.  Secured speakers to-date…we will continue to update.

Welcome Remarks:  Mayor Patrick Brown, City of Brampton

Keynote Speakers 

  • Joseph Pittari, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
  • Lawrence Eta, Deputy CIO, City of Toronto

Human Mobility Panel

  • Annalise Czerny, Executive VP, PRESTO
  • Tracey DeLeeuw, Commercial Technology Products Leader, Global Markets, EY
  • Laurens Lapré, CGI’s intelligent transport systems and mobility services, Netherlands

Data Privacy & Security

  • Ann Cavoukian – Three-term Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University
  • Paul Haynes – President & COO, eSentire
  • Deborah Evans, Chief Privacy Officers, Rogers Communications
  • Franz Gangl, Director, Professional Services and Principal Consultant, Digital Transformation, Ricoh

Modernizing City Based Services & Civic Innovation

  • Salomon Solinas, Global Leader, Accenture Smart Cities Practice
  • Katherine Kulson, CIO, City of Brampton
  • Karthi Bala, Deputy Chief Information Officer
  • Sean Baird, Commissioner of Digital & Information Services at Region of Peel

Digital Transformation Networks

  • Jarnail Chudge, Innovation Architect, Microsoft Research (UK)
  • Geoff Eaton, Senior Solutions Architect,  Ciena (ENCQOR 5G)
  • Alison Brooks, Research Director, Smart Cities Strategies, Public Safety, IDC

Watch for more details on the speakers and panelists.

DATE:              Tuesday, February 26, 2019
TIME:               8:30 am – 4:30 pm

LOCATION:      Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton

Key Players and Benefits of the Smart City Ecosystem:

Government:  Better decision making and program outcomes for stakeholders; more resilient infrastructure; opportunities to create valuable new public assets (e.g. data sets).

Citizens:   Better connectivity; improved economic opportunities and social equity; higher quality of life.

Academics:   Raw data to support research and innovation; accelerated commercialization of research.

Industry:  Promote innovation and new products and services; improved business environment; helps attract investment.

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