AWS Public Sector Summit Ottawa

The move to the cloud is unlike any other technology shift in our lifetime. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness technical insights, service announcements, inspiring customer stories, and engaging learning opportunities. Choose from business-focused sessions and technical deep-dives into hot topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, cloud architecture best practices, and more.

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Attend the Summit keynote and 15 breakout sessions, divided into three tracks, led by AWS solutions architects and customers.

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At the Summit, you'll have the opportunity to connect with our Canadian public sector partners and get your questions answered by AWS experts at the AWS booth.

 

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Meet and mingle with other public sector customers from government, education, and nonprofits. Hear how your peers have overcome challenges and share best practices for migration to the cloud.

Teresa Carlson

Teresa Carlson leads the AWS Worldwide Public Sector business, which includes central, local, and regional governments; educational institutions and education technology companies; and charities and non-governmental organizations. She also advises Amazon Public Policy on global policy issues.

Carlson dedicates time to philanthropic and leadership roles to support the global community. This includes service on the American Red Cross Chairman’s Advisory Council, USO of Metropolitan Washington Board of Directors, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Advisory Committee, and Princeton University’s Infrastructure Board, among others. Carlson has received many honors over the years, including being named as one of Business Insider’s Most Important People in Cloud Computing, Washington Life’s Power 100 list, Washingtonian Tech Titan, and is a recipient of the 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which recognizes individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, and boundless compassion.

Teresa Carlson leads the AWS Worldwide Public Sector business, which includes central, local, and regional governments; educational institutions and education technology companies; and charities and non-governmental organizations. She also advises Amazon Public Policy on global policy issues.

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Teresa Carlson

Scott Brison focuses his energy on thinking ahead, driving change, and breaking boundaries.

Introduced to digital as an investment banker during the dot.com boom, Brison discovered the value of delivering government IT projects for the betterment of the public as Paul Martin’s Public Works minister. A decade later, named Treasury Board President by the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau in 2015, he was determined to effect change in government IT planning and procurement.

Brison leads the Government of Canada Service Strategy and strategic information technology/information management policy; drives the government’s focus on results; and ensures the efficient functioning of the federal government through government expenditure management. He’s not a technologist but has championed a more robust government of Canada CIO, and the creation of the new Canadian Digital Service, while promoting a public service ethos of experimentation.

In July 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau added Minister of Digital Government to Brison’s responsibilities as Treasury Board President.

Scott Brison focuses his energy on thinking ahead, driving change, and breaking boundaries.

Introduced to digital as an investment banker during the dot.com boom, Brison discovered the value of delivering government IT projects for the betterment of the public as Paul Martin’s Public Works minister. A decade later, named Treasury Board President by the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau in 2015, he was determined to effect change in government IT planning and procurement.

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Teresa Carlson

Ms. Jennifer Griffin Schaeffer is the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of Athabasca University, Canada’s only 100% open and online comprehensive academic research university. Reporting to President Neil Fassina, she leads the digital transformation of Athabasca University to a Cloud & Code Campus, providing a collaborative engagement space for students, professors, and researchers to continuously innovate in digital pedagogy, applied augmented intelligence, and online learning experiences.

Schaeffer has over 15 years of executive management experience and over 20 years of digital strategy and information and communication technology expertise. Most recently at the University of Alberta, Schaeffer was Associate Vice President of University Digital Strategy and while there, co-founded the spin-off, Onlea Corporation, a nonprofit focused on producing engaging, interactive learning experiences for academia and industry. Before joining the public sector, Schaeffer led product development, R&D, and customer acquisition strategies in institutional securities, as well as for retail banking at financial services firms headquartered in the USA and Canada.

Schaeffer holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University in Bloomington, and continues to be a lifelong learner in leadership, entrepreneurship, and IT professional development programs. Married to artificial intelligence researcher, Jonathan Schaeffer, she and her husband live in Edmonton, Alberta, and enjoy nature hikes, antiquing, and travel adventures with their children 

Ms. Jennifer Griffin Schaeffer is the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of Athabasca University, Canada’s only 100% open and online comprehensive academic research university. Reporting to President Neil Fassina, she leads the digital transformation of Athabasca University to a Cloud & Code Campus, providing a collaborative engagement space for students, professors, and researchers to continuously innovate in digital pedagogy, applied augmented intelligence, and online learning experiences.

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Teresa Carlson

Mark McKay is a digital leader with over 14 years of experience helping businesses with digital transformation and storytelling.

As one of Canada’s pioneer video bloggers, McKay has been at the forefront of social media and internet video, operating a successful content marketing agency for clients including TD Bank, Molson, Rogers, CTV, and the Ontario government.

Career highlights include leading and executing social media and digital strategy for Ford of Canada, the University of Waterloo and TVOntario.

Today, McKay is Director of Digital at the Art Gallery of Ontario where he leads a 15-person division made up of three departments responsible for developing and executing the AGO’s Technology Strategy.

Mark McKay is a digital leader with over 14 years of experience helping businesses with digital transformation and storytelling.

As one of Canada’s pioneer video bloggers, McKay has been at the forefront of social media and internet video, operating a successful content marketing agency for clients including TD Bank, Molson, Rogers, CTV, and the Ontario government.

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8:00AM - 9:00AM  Registration and Breakfast in the Expo Hall

9:00AM - 09:50AM  Session 1

10:00AM - 10:50AM  Session 2

11:00AM - 12:15PM  Keynote

12:15PM - 1:15PM  Lunch in the Expo Hall

1:15PM - 2:05PM  Session 3

2:10PM - 3:05PM  Session 4

3:05PM - 3:30PM  Break

3:30PM - 4:20PM  Session 5

4:30PM - 6:00PM  Networking Reception

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4, Canada

We Power Tech: Inclusive Conversations with Women in Technology

October 30, 2018 | 9:30AM – 11:30AM

Stay an extra day and join us in an intimate panel discussion with expert leaders in a candid dialog around race, gender identity, ability status, and other underrepresented and intersectional communities. This event is delivered in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute.


AWS Public Sector Partner Forum

October 30, 2018 | 8:30AM – 5:30PM

The Public Sector Partner Forum will consist of one-day of sales and business development sessions, as well as technical training for our APN Public Sector Partners to learn more about utilizing APN programs and resources, join us to learn more about building a successful partnership and accelerating your business with AWS. Registration starts at 7:30AM and the event will be followed by a networking reception with your peers and the AWS Partner Sales team.