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IBM’s 2nd Annual Smarter Government Summit 2013 - Strategies to Drive Innovation and Improve Government Performance


Under a persistent mandate of “doing more with less”, Government departments and agencies are being challenged to become “smarter”: to better optimize assets and resources -- while still ensuring more effective service delivery and better program outcomes for the Canadian taxpayer.

A commitment to government transformation through IT-enabled innovation and collaboration are keys to achieving these goals. To learn more, IBM is hosting its 2nd Annual Smarter Government Summit on Wednesday February 20,2013 for Canadian Federal government departments and agencies.

Conference sessions will focus on how government organizations can drive innovation and improve overall performance by:

• Consolidating and optimizing key government IT infrastructures and applications – including solutions and best practices for data centre consolidation and application portfolio management in a shared service context.
• Managing and leveraging the sheer volume, variety, and velocity of data that is being created across the government ecosystem-- to turn information into insights that can drive better decisions and improve program outcomes.
• Driving more productivity and better citizen engagement through improved collaboration and a modernized workplace that takes advantage of mobile and cloud computing technologies.

Breakout Session Tracks:

Breakout sessions will be offered throughout the day across the following four conference tracks:

Track 1 - Transforming Government Data Centres and Enabling Smarter Computing
Track 2 - Transforming the Business of Government with Smarter Government Solutions
Track 3 - Optimizing Applications to Provide More Value
Track 4 – Enabling a Smarter Workplace to Improve Collaboration and Productivity

There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited.

Sessions will be in English

Registration is now closed.
Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa Convention Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

Agenda: Wednesday February 20, 2013
7:30am - 8:30am Registration / Breakfast / Solutions Showcase Open
8:30am - 10:00am General Session
Enabling Smarter Government With Innovation That Matters
Dan Chenok, Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government

Demystifying Big Data to Transform the Business of Government
Martin Wildberger, Vice President, World Wide Information Management Development, IBM

Spotlight on Smarter Government: IT-led Innovation at Canada Revenue Agency
Keith Barrass, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Solutions, Information Technology Branch, Canada Revenue Agency

10:00am - 10:20am Morning Break / Solutions Showcase Open
10:20am - 11:05am Breakout Sessions
1. Evaluating and Optimizing IT Infrastructure and Services
2. Intelligent Front Office: Driving Citizen-Centric Services and Sustained Government Value
3. Modernizing Application Operations: A Quality Oriented Approach to Application Testing
4. Where Ideas Come From: Developing a Creative and Social Culture within Government
11:10am - 11:55am Breakout Sessions
1. Cloud Ready Platforms: Deploy Applications in Hours and Adjust Capacity as Needed
2. Driving Innovation and Results-Based Government with Smarter Analytics
3. Simplifying IT with Application Portfolio Management (APM)
4. Creating a Mobile and Flexible Government
12:00pm - 12:45pm Breakout Sessions
1. Accelerating Analytics and Harnessing Big Data within Government
2. Enabling Smarter Government Outcomes: How CATSA is Getting it Right with Performance Management and Analytics
3. Best Practices in Platform Selection for Government Applications
4.IBM Case Manager: Optimizing Outcomes by Unifying Information, Processes and People
12:45pm - 1:30pm Networking Lunch / Solutions Showcase
1:30pm - 2:15pm Breakout Sessions
1. Data Centre Design for the 21st Century: Best Practices on Operational Efficiency from the IBM Data Centre Study
2. Intelligent Back Office: A UK Case Study for Improving Government Efficiency
3. Enhancing the Value of Your SAP Investment with Business Process Management (BPM)
4. Improving Business Service Management for Shared Services Canada - Science Portfolio
2:20pm - 3:05pm Breakout Sessions
1. Designing Storage Systems for Consolidated, Virtualized and Cloud Deployed Workloads
2.Improving Social Program Delivery, Management and Outcomes
3. Enabling Secure Information Sharing Across all of Government
4. Delivering an Improved Web Experience for Citizens
3:05pm - 4:00pm Networking Reception / Solutions Showcase Open