The Translation Bureau and language technologies…a natural fit!

From Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: I am happy to share this Blog from a Recipient of the 2015 Distinction Awards Program.
 
By Richard Després, Public Services and Procurement Canada | Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada, Translation Bureau | Bureau de la traduction
 
(cliquer pour la version française)
 
In a world where the speed of change is phenomenal, organizations have no choice but to innovate to meet the needs of their clients. The Translation Bureau is constantly involved in this

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The Benefits of GTEC for Professional Development

Note from Jessica Perreault, Manager of GTEC’s Content and Programs: We are so pleased to share this post from Algonquin College, one of our 2016 Exhibitor’s, as part of the How to Survive GTEC Series, outlining the benefits of GTEC for professional development.
 
By Nashveen Mendes,Marketing & Social Media Officer, Algonquin College Corporate Training
 
This year, GTEC’s Conference and Exhibition will attract over 4,000 participants from all levels of government, academia, industry and health care. GTEC 2016 presents a great opportunity for

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Your Next Data Breach Could Be an Inside Job

By Walid Rjaibi, Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Data Security
Every day, organizations across the globe uncover new, and better, ways to leverage their customer data. But as these digital assets become more valuable to their corporate owners, they also become more appealing to cyber criminals.
 
Cybercrime—particularly data theft—has evolved into an exceptionally lucrative offense in recent years and, as a result, it’s attracting a broader variety of perpetrators. Today, your organization’s data is more likely to be stolen by someone you know—an

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It’s all about the People at BC’s NRS Business Service Desk!

From Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: I am happy to share this next blog from one of our 2014 Provincial Award Winners! It is nice to hear stories about teams working together to improve their working environment for both themselves AND their clients!

My thanks to Silvia for inviting me to participate in blogging!

Our experience as a recipient of the GTEC Distinction Awards all began as an impromptu conversation with a fellow delegate at Call

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Here Ye! Here Ye! Soon to be Announced – 2016 Honourees!

From Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards
 
Before I jump in to the focus of this blog, I want to start by giving a big shout out to all who submitted to the Leadership Awards which closed on July 25. Since I started managing the GTEC Distinction Awards, 8 years ago, we have recognized and honoured 11 outstanding individuals from all levels of the Canadian government – Municipal, Provincial and Federal. I look forward to learning who will

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How to Survive GTEC: Part 2 – Get the Most Out of Your GTEC Sessions!

By Jessica Perreault, Manager, Content and Program, GTEC

Content is King (or Queen!) and this year we had over 110 Call for Content submissions to consider for the 2016 Program, and boy were there some fantastic proposals! We took our time to review every detail of every submission and had to make some tough cuts. Not only were we looking for killer content, but we were also looking for storytellers, social media super stars and speakers who could engage with

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Bringing Municipalities and Communities Together – Online and On-The-Go

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Note from Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: We are pleased to share this next blog from one of our 2013 Distinction Awards Honourees as part of the GTEC Awards Experience Series

In October 2013, the City of Waterloo was selected as one of the GTEC Distinction Award Honourees in the category of Excellence in Public Service Delivery – EXTERNAL for Pingstreet – a mobile app changing how communities and municipalities interact. The app was developed

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#OpenGov: From Theory to Practice

By Nick Scott, Executive Director, New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network, @thefaketree

Enough talky talky. It’s time for some walkie walkie. But first… a tweet chat.

Maybe it’s just me, but I believe we have crossed the threshold of whether or not this #OpenGov is for real, or just another fad that will fizzle out (not unlike the Macarena or Achy Breaky Heart). We’re there. Open Government isn’t a nice to have, it’s a must-have. Open government will help all of us

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How to Survive GTEC: Part 2 – Get the Most Out of Your GTEC Sessions!

By Jessica Perreault, Manager, Content and Program, GTEC

Content is King (or Queen!) and this year we had over 110 Call for Content submissions to consider for the 2016 Program, and boy were there some fantastic proposals! We took our time to review every detail of every submission and had to make some tough cuts. Not only were we looking for killer content, but we were also looking for storytellers, social media super stars and speakers who could engage with you,

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Cyber security of the future—today: How cognitive computing is changing cyber security’s silver bullet

By Sandy Bird, IBM Fellow, CTO, IBM Security Systems Division

New cyber threats are introduced every day, at an increasingly rapid pace. Fortunately, for every new threat that’s introduced, someone, somewhere, has figured out how to remediate it—and blogged about it.

The problem? With over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being produced around the world daily—and thousands upon thousands of cyber security blogs out there—finding the solution to a threat you don’t yet know exists is, well, an impossible human feat. Fortunately,

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