May 28, 2024
Registration & Breakfast
Event kickoff – Songhees First Nations opening ceremony
Speaker(s)
Nicole Wright, CPA, CMA , Comptroller General Assistant Deputy Minister , Ministry of Finance

Event kickoff – Nicole Wright/Minister Conroy/Songhees First Nations opening ceremony

Session 1 – First Nations Governance
Speaker(s)
Carol Anne Hilton , CEO/ Founder , Indigenomics Institute and the Global Centre of Indigenomics

Session 2 – PSAB update
Speaker(s)
Lenora M. Lee, Partner, Audit , KPMG Canada

This session will provide more information around new and upcoming changes to Public Sector Accounting Standards and the impacts they will have on financial reporting.

Refreshment/Networking Break
Session 3 – Fiscal update
Speaker(s)
Bryan Yu , Chief Economist , AVP Central 1

Session 4 – Digital Talent
Speaker(s)
Jordan Samis, Executive Director, Digital Talent and Capacity , Government of British Columbia

Lunch sponsored by UiPath
Session 5 – TBA
Speaker(s)
Marianne Alto, Mayor , City of Victoria

Session 6 – Fraud Risk Management
Speaker(s)
Priscilla Lai, CPA, CA Principal, Office of the Auditor General , British Columbia

Refreshment/Networking Break
Session 7 – Promoting Psychological Safety: Practical Skills for Effective Interventions
Speaker(s)
Heidi Hynes, Strategic Human Resources Manager , BC Public Service
Kimberly Lowe, Inclusive, strategic Human Resources leader

Session 8 – A Fireside Chat on Calculated Risk
Moderator(s)
Jillian Couse, Head , ACCA North America

Panelist(s)
Imran Zia , CPA, FCA, FCCA (UK), CIA, CISA, CFE, CRMA, Director, Risk Management and Assurance , Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Olga Kuznetsova, Vice President Financial Services , TransLink

Risk is inevitable; every day those working in the public sector, delivering services and projects, are managing multiple risks. The turbulent early years of the 2020s have brought forth an unprecedented series of disruptions to the global economy and society. Successful public services and projects require organizations to effectively identify, plan for, and manage risks.

Please join Olga Kuznetsova, FCCA (UK), MBA, ICD.D, Vice President, Financial Services, TransLink, and Imran Zia, Director, Risk Management and Assurance, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, for a fireside chat on Calculated Risk.

We will explore how finance professionals can support their organizations to better understand and address different types of risk. We will also explore how effective financial management can help public sector organizations become more resilient in the face of widespread uncertainty, complexity, and volatility.

You will gain invaluable insights, discuss best practices, and learn to thrive in the face of uncertainty.

Post-event social reception sponsored by MNP
May 29, 2024
Registration & Breakfast
KEYNOTE: CONFIDENCE: THE CATALYST TO MOBILIZATION. BE YOUR BEST UNDER PRESSURE, STEP-UP, AND THRIVE THROUGH CHANGE
Panelist(s)
Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas, Confidence Expert, 2021 Canadian Presenter of the Year, 12 times International No. 1 Bestselling Author

“You’re not good enough!” – “It’s never going to work!” We don’t talk to others like that. So, why do we talk to ourselves like this? Studies reveal that 85% of people suffer from a lack of self-confidence, while 70% admit to experiencing imposter syndrome. Bottom line: whether on a personal or professional level, most people admit to not working, or living at their full potential. Mobilization requires individuals to step up, take responsibility, and contribute to a collective effort. With the increasingly faster pace and multiple changes financial management professionals have had to adapt to, impactful decisions need to continue to be made following their expertise, skills, and knowledge, without being clouded by layers of stress, emotion build-up, or negative self-talk. When people feel confident, they are more likely to engage actively and make valuable contributions. Nathalie will provide mind-blowing neuroscience in layman’s terms on how the brain works, how people use their brain wrong, and proven strategies to make it work for you. “If you don’t learn to control your mind, it will control you!”

Session 2 – The Need for an Integrated Approach to Manage Third Party Risk
Panelist(s)
Philip Racco, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Services , MNP
Deepak Jaswal , Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Services , MNP

Refreshment/Networking Break
Session 3 – “Transforming Public Sector Work with AI: A Focus on Human Resources”
Speaker(s)
Dean Lancaster, Director , PwC Canada
Evan Seabrook, Solutions Architect , PwC Canada
Marilia Araujo, Partner , PwC Canada

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries, the public sector stands on the brink of a significant transformation. This presentation delves into how AI technologies, particularly in human resources, streamline operations and enhance employee experiences and operational efficiency. We will explore the current landscape, practical applications, and future implications of AI in the public sector, underlined by a live demonstration of a Generative AI-powered HR data portal designed to revolutionize HR tasks. 

Session 4 – Capital asset management – Ministry of Municipal Affairs
Speaker(s)
Craig Joshua , Director Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Shannon Salter, DM to the Premier – Financial Priorities
Speaker(s)
Shannon Salter, BA, LLB, LLM, Deputy Minister to the Premier, Cabinet Secretary and Head , BC Public Service

Lunch sponsored by UiPath
Session 5 – The Intelligent Automation Journey: Case Studies and Client Outcomes
Speaker(s)
Shawn Grisim, Account Executive , Greenlight Consulting
Lewis Goldenberg, Sr. Intelligent Automation Advisor, Greenlight Consulting

Join us for a compelling session on the transformative impact of intelligent automation in both public and private sectors. Dive into detailed customer journeys, including high-impact public sector projects that have collectively saved over 1.7 million hours with automation. This session will showcase various success stories, providing you with actionable insights and proven strategies to implement in your own operations. Learn how to navigate common pitfalls and capitalize on the opportunities of intelligent automation. Don’t miss out – embark on your transformation journey with us!

Session 6 – The Integrated Marketplace – Lessons learned from year 1 of demand side-programming
Speaker(s)
Nathan Nankivell, Vice President Integrated Markets , Innovate BC

Refreshment/Networking Break
Session 7 – Ethics
Speaker(s)
Martha Thomas, CPA, CA, CIA, School of Business Chair & Accounting and Finance Educator

Keynote: Mission, Team, Family, Me – being and seeing the parachute packers in our lives…
Speaker(s)
Stuart Beare, LGen (ret'd), Strategic Advisor, Accenture

Public sector professionals, like other professionals, bring specific skills, knowledge, ways of working and capacities to power and empower their organization’s mission, the people they serve, and the teams alongside whom that service is delivered. General Stu will reflect with us on our own understanding of why we serve – beyond with whom and what we serve.

He will reflect with us on our consciousness and appreciation of ‘the team’ with whom we serve – including those teammates we may not be aware of – or who may not be aware of us. And he will encourage us to take stock of family – and the community that sustains us in our profession and our own service. Through these reflections, General Stu will encourage public sector professionals across all levels of the public service to think about the broader mission they are engaged in, and how they contribute to the overall outcomes of their team, their organization, and their community.

Closing remarks/End of day

 

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