Expanded my knowledge of duty to accommodate, and identified the significant factors at play in each instance.  
- HR Advisor
Canada Revenue Agency
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Preparing for

Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

Be Ready for a Future in which AI will be the Basis of Decision Making in the Public Sector!

February 18 - 19, 2020  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
Day Two Agenda | Wednesday, 19 February, 2020
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
John Lark, Co-Founder, Applied AI Inc.
9:10 - 10:00
Artificial Intelligence at the Canada Revenue Agency
André Patry, Director, Accelerated Business Solutions Lab, Canada Revenue Agency
Philippe Bélanger, Manager, Advanced Analytics, Accelerated Business Solution Lab, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Provide Better Service and Enhancing client experience
  • Enable Better detection/deterrence of non-compliance
  • Increase efficiency of our internal programs and corporate services
10:00 - 10:15        Networking Break
10:15 - 11:15
The Almost Mythical Expectations Concerning AI’s Impact on our Future
Alex Ramirez, Associate Professor, Information Systems, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
Gregory Richards, Executive MBA Director and Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa
Stéphane Gagnon, Associate Professor, Business Technology Management, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Jobs will disappear
  • Robots will be ubiquitous
  • Computers will anticipate our needs
  • Humans will be augmented by cybertechnology
  • Computers will play a major role in solving social problems

In this session, we will explore the “kernels of truth” contained in these expectations and discuss what’s real and what’s likely to emerge

11:15 - 12:15
Cloud Foundations for AI in the Department of National Defence
James McIntosh, Technical Architect, Department of National Defence
  • The DND Cloud Journey
  • Cloud foundations
  • Network - joys and sorrows
  • Data - glitches and gotchas
  • Path to PROD (PBMM)
12:15 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:15
Cognitive Computing, AI, Deep Learning & More
Ken Holmes, CPA & Doctoral Student, American Military University
  • Tools to achieving measurable results
  • Learn why big data is an enabler for AI implementation
  • Hear the latest developments in AI software
  • Improved decision-making through advanced analytics
  • Tips and techniques to achieving measurable results
2:15 - 3:15
Beyond the Algorithmic Impact Assessment (AIA): Procuring, Building and Deploying AI in the Public Sector
Rob Davidson, Manager, Data Analysis & Research, Information & Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
  • The AIA and its Function (hint: Risk Management)
  • The Federal Government's AI Procurement Vehicle
  • Acquiring and Building Responsible AI
  • Practical Operational AI Considerations
  • The Future of AI in the Public Sector
3:15 - 3:30        Networking Break
3:30 - 4:30
Redesigning Civic Engagement with Smart Computing
  • Learn how the Cloud streamlines data sharing and administrative processing
  • Explore whether smart computing is the future of public service
  • Improve transactional processes
  • Learn how cloud computing can become affordable and save costs
  • Hear about real-life revenue boosting benefits of digital citizen engagement
4:30        Closing Remarks from the Chair
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