GovMaker Conference

GovMaker Conference

GovMaker 2019, April 29-30, Fredericton Convention Centre


November 24, 2014

8:30 am – Welcome

Dr. Ted McDonald, Academic Director, New Brunswick Research Data Centre (NB-RDC) and Co-Director, New Brunswick Institute Research Data and Training (NB-IRDT).

Nick Scott, Executive Director, New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network.

9:00 am – Panel Exploring Open Data: A Business Perspective

Moderated by Dan McHardie, CBC online reporter.

Anne Hébert, Executive Director, Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Susan Holt, President and CEO, New Brunswick Business Council.

Ed McGinley, CEO, New Brunswick Information Technology Council (NBITC).

Geoff Flood, Co-Chair, New Brunswick Research and Innovation Council, and Founder/President, T4G.

10:00 am – Break

10:30 am – Panel Exploring Open Data: A Research Perspective

Moderated by Dr. Bill McIver, National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair in Mobile First Technology at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC).

Stéphane Robichaud, Chief Executive Officer, New Brunswick Health Council.

Dr. Monica Wachowicz, Associate Professor, CISCO Systems Chair for Big Data, University of New Brunswick (UNB).

Ursula Gobel, Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

11:30 am – Keynote

Dr. Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa.

12:15 pm – Lunch

1:15 pm – Security and Privacy Panel

Moderated by Lisa Hrabluk, Founder, Wicked Ideas.

Anne Bertrand Q.C., Access to Information and Privacy Commissioner of New Brunswick.

Dr. Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa.

Jamie Rees, Director and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Government of New Brunswick (GNB).

2:15 pm – Lightning Talks Featuring Open Data Use Cases

Dr. Susan O’Donnell, Senior Researcher, Human-Computer Interaction Group, National Research Council specializing in digital technologies for community development.

Dr. Yves Bourgeois, Director, Urban and Community Studies Institute.

Dr. Paul Peters, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Inequalities.

Jake Arsenault, Co-founder, The Black Arcs (TBA), Founder/ former CEO, Inversa Systems Ltd.

Patricia Ryan, President/Co-founder, Health QR.

Jodi LeBlanc, Values and Ethics Advisor, Veterans Affairs Canada, and Outreach and Engagement Advisor, GC 2.0 Tools Team, Treasury Board of Canada.

Ryan Brideau, Founder, Citizens Code.

3:30 pm – Break

3:45 pm – Keynote

Paul Macmillan, Global Public Sector Industry Leader, Deloitte co-author of The Solution Revolution.

4:30 pm– Closing Remarks

Dr. Ted McDonald, Co-director of the New Brunswick Research Data Centre.

4:45 pm – Reception at the James Joyce Irish Pub


November 25, 2014


8:30 am – Welcome

René Boudreau, Executive Director, New Brunswick Research and Innovation Council.

9:00 am – Keynote

Dr. Beth Noveck, Director of The Governance Lab and MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance.

10:00 am – Break

10:30 am – Presentation

David Alston, Chief Innovation Officer at Introhive.

11:00 am – Lightning Talks: Provincial and Municipal Sponsor Challenges (Identifying Current Challenges)

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Roundtable Discussions

Jerry Koh, Manager, Innovation + Foresight for Social Change, MaRS Solutions Lab.

3:15 pm – Break

3:30 pm – Summary of Roundtables

Jerry Koh

3:45 pm – Closing Remarks

Christian Couturier, Chief Information Officer, Government of New Brunswick.

Thank you