Policy Ignite + FWD50 Topic Rooms

05/11/2020 16.30 - 17.30

An opportunity for open dialogue around relevant themes. The FWD50 Topic rooms bring the conversation to our attendees. Each room will be hosted by curated experts, promoting open, collaborative and productive conversations around pre-determined themes. Pick the theme that’s of interest to you and start talking!


Policy Ignite

Policy Ignite, a grassroots initiative to highlight innovative new ideas and bring the policy community together, is hosting a special FWD50 Topic Room exploring the intersection of race and technology. Come listen to dynamic and provocative 5-minute Ignite-style presentations on the future of surveillance, data and diversity, social media spaces for organizing and advocacy, and more. Then stick around to engage with our speakers and other participants! SPEAKERS: Leslie Cheung (Senior Advisor, Outreach and Engagement Team for Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat - Twitter @lesliePhD), Sava Saheli (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa), Erica Ifill (Founder, Not In My Colour / Co-founder, the Bad + Bitchy podcast / Columnist, The Hill Times), Midia Hassan (Award winning social entrepreneur / Co-founder and CEO, Dextra)

CIO Strategy Room

This room will facilitate an open discussion tying together the day's Exective Track sessions, looking at what’s next for public/private co-operation around standards, AI ethics, data protection, IoT, cybersecurity and more.

Keith Jansa
Executive DirectorCIO Strategy Council
Greg Wolfond
Chief Executive OfficerSecureKey
Mike Cook

The Future of Digital Governance

No aspect of what government does has been untouched by the impacts of the digital era. Yet many of our institutions of governance have not kept pace with these changes. Join experts affiliated with the Institute on Governance for conversations that will explore different aspects of the governance challenges that government are facing today, including: Enabling world-class digital services across traditional silos; Governing digital ethics; Trust in government in the digital era, and; Evolving the internal enablers of digital government.

Ryan Androsoff
Director of Digital LeadershipInstitute on Governance
Toby Fyfe
President and CEOInstitute on Governance
Peter Bruce
Senior AssociateInstitute on Governance
Shingai Manjengwa
CEO, Fireside AnalyticsTechnical Education Specialist, Vector Institute for AI

The role of allies in real inclusion

Following their earlier discussion, join Sarah Paquet, Martin Bernier and Luc Villeneuve for an open dialogue on the role of allies in promoting equality and inclusion.

Sarah Paquet
Sarah Paquet
Executive Vice-PresidentShared Services Canada
Martin Bernier
Chief Information OfficerUniversity of Ottawa
Luc Villeneuve
PresidentBenchmark Corp.