Keith Jansa

Executive Director

CIO Strategy Council

Keith Jansa is the Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council. He works with Canada’s most forward-thinking public and private sector Chief Information Officers to collectively address the pace of digital transformation and advance Canada’s position in the global digital economy. In his previous role as Vice President of Standards and Innovation, Keith provided executive leadership in the design and successful accreditation of the Council’s standards-setting process to drive the creation of national standards to advance Canada’s digital economy.

Among his previous positions Keith led a team of specialists in a crown corporation devising many winning standardization strategies designed to accelerate market access for Canadian companies and their innovative technologies; managed a trade association standards program advancing strategic priorities in the interests of member companies and their customers; worked as a standards specialist for a leading standards development organization; and served as a board director for a non-profit organization providing strategic direction, overseeing financial reporting and enhancing the quality of life of those with mental health challenge.

Keith holds a Bachelor in Health Sciences honours degree from the University of Ottawa. He is married to his university sweetheart, Kayla Jansa, and loves chasing after his 3 children.


Public and private sector collaboration in a data-driven economy

05/11/2020 13.30 - 13.40

Executive Track: Public / Private Sector Collaboration (CIOSC)Channel 2Keynote

Join CIO Strategy Council Co-Chairs, Marc Brouillard and Jim Balsillie in conversation on some of the most highly rated and pressing digital policy areas to kick-off the afternoon’s session with the Council.

Digital cooperation and standards in a data-driven economy

05/11/2020 13.40 - 14.10

Executive Track: Public / Private Sector Collaboration (CIOSC)Channel 2Panel

Join an interactive panel session on fostering digital cooperation in the wake of a pandemic. Examine the intersection between the public and private sector in shaping marketplace rules and policy-oriented standards that govern our data and security.

Data protection laws – Privacy, human rights, ethics and beyond

05/11/2020 14.15 - 14.55

Executive Track: Public / Private Sector Collaboration (CIOSC)Channel 2Keynote

Mounting calls for an overhaul to privacy and data protection regimes around the world have some countries enacting a new set of online rights for citizens, while others are embarking on needed changes. Explore how companies and governments are not only addressing privacy rules in changing regulatory environments, but more broadly the public responsibility for data.

Preserving algorithmic integrity in AI systems

05/11/2020 15.00 - 15.40

Executive Track: Public / Private Sector Collaboration (CIOSC)Channel 2Keynote

Examine novel approaches and essential controls to safeguard algorithms and maintain confidence and trust in AI systems in an interactive panel session with industry and government leaders. Explore how COVID-19 has transformed advanced analytics and responsible AI.

Optimizing digital security and cyber resiliency in an era of IoT proliferation

05/11/2020 15.45 - 16.25

Executive Track: Public / Private Sector Collaboration (CIOSC)Channel 2Keynote

What makes IoT different? Interact with leading public and private sector experts in examining how COVID-19 accelerated IoT, its limitations, and turned recommended approaches for applying commonly accepted security practices across growing IoT data value chains.

Policy Ignite + FWD50 Topic Rooms

05/11/2020 16.30 - 17.30

Topic RoomFWD50 Topic RoomsTopic room

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!