Cyber Security Program | 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
All Hands on Deck: (Cyber) Security is Everyone’s Business
Cybercrime is increasing in frequency, size and sophistication so technological defences alone are no longer sufficient. Gone are the days of pointing the finger at IT and saying ‘it’s their responsibility’ – cyber security is a shared responsibility – one in which Canadians, their governments, the private sector and our international partners all have a role to play.
Join us as we explore solutions to the ever widening security skills gap, learn about insider threats and how to address them, and hear firsthand from industry leaders who have successfully established an enterprise approach to security involving all business lines.
Leadership Program | 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Unleash Your Public Intrapreneur
In·tra·pre·neur·ship (n) 1) Successful adaptation of entrepreneurial attitudes and strategies inside of a bureaucratic organization. 2) Implementation of start-up practices within a large organization, producing valued innovation.
Join us as we reimagine the role of the public servant and explore the impact social leadership and intrapreneurship are having on both the leaders of today and tomorrow in the public sector.
This interactive full-day program, built on a framework that looks at the organizational and human dimensions of leadership, will also deliver experience-based, practical ideas and approaches that delegates can implement for themselves, in their own organizations, and specifically within the public sector.
Executive Roundtable | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This exclusive ‘by invitation only’ session will provide an interactive platform where attendees hear from leading experts and share best practices with their peers. For 2016, the program content will focus on the 2016 Conference Tracks.
WELCOME | 8:45 – 8:50 AM
ARMCHAIR DISCUSSION | 8:50 – 9:30 AM
Sandra Cascadden, Nova Scotia’s Associate Deputy Minister of Internal Services and CIO, will launch the final day of GTEC with an overview of the Shared Services initiative that is transforming public service delivery in the province. A key architect, Ms. Cascadden will engage in this Armchair Discussion with GTEC Executive Director Michele Lajeunesse, and discuss the value of this approach, key progress and lessons learned. Once fully implemented, this initiative is expected to save the province millions of dollars per year.
As part of this interactive session, Ms. Cascadden will provide an overview of Nova Scotia’s shared services model and its implementation across more than 20 departments, five crown corporations, 11 district health authorities and eight school boards. This transformation is consolidating six key service functions into three strategic pillars: service centres of excellence; streamlined transactional processing; and client services. These public services span IT management; financial services; building management; human resources; supply chain management and procurement; and construction project services. This activity is occurring in parallel with government restructuring, a review of economic development mechanisms, and the ONE Nova Scotia 10-Year Action Plan.