GTEC Honours Bold ICT Leaders Who Are Increasing the Performance and Productivity of Canada's Public Service

OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW/ -- Bold thinkers, strategic visionaries, technology evangelists, and innovation champions – these are the attributes of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) leaders who are increasing the performance and productivity of Canada's public service.  And on the eve of the federal election, GTEC will recognize some of Canada's most accomplished ICT change agents during its annual Distinction Awards at the Shaw Centre in the nation's capital.

GTEC, Canada's internationally recognized forum for enabling and celebrating ICT leadership, innovation and impact in Canada's public sector, today announced the distinguished Honourees of its highly-prized Distinction Awards.  The annual awards recognize and celebrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) leadership, excellence and service delivery across municipal, provincial and federal governments. 

Following the receipt of 73 nominations and rigorous criteria-driven evaluation by leading public and private sector executives, the GTEC Judging Committee selected 37 honourees from government departments across the country.  The 2015 honourees join more than 556 public sector teams and individual leaders who, since 1992, have received this distinction for excellence in public service ICT management and delivery. This year's recipients will be honoured at GTEC's Distinction Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 19 in the presence of hundreds of public and private sector guests.  Up to 18 honourees will be awarded the coveted Distinction Medal at this special event.

"GTEC is committed to showcasing and celebrating leaders who are transforming Canada's public sector, and achieving impact through the creative application of technology," said Michele Lajeunesse, Executive Director of GTEC. "Selected projects demonstrate leadership, dedication, and represent true 'firsts' in government. These initiatives are increasing public sector performance and productivity; enhancing value to clients, and bolstering Canada's capabilities and impact as a global ICT partner."

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Backgrounder: GTEC Distinction Award Honourees

Federal Honourees: 24 Initiatives

Application Sustainability Program (ASP)
Canada Revenue Agency, Information Technology Branch

apps@DFATD
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Information Management and Technology Bureau, Business Solutions

Corporate Payment Management System (CPMS)
Employment and Social Development Canada

Cost Effective Telephony Services (a.k.a. Cut-the-Cord)
Shared Services Canada (SSC), Networks and End Users Branch, Project Management

Criminal Intelligence Solution
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Federal Policing Knowledge Management

Enterprise Information Technology Service Management
Department of National Defence, Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management), Director General Information Management Project Delivery

Express Entry
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Solutions and Information Management Branch

Integrated Risk Assessment System (IRAS)
Canada Revenue Agency, Compliance Programs Branch, International and Large Business Directorate

iRIMS to GCDOCS Migration Project
Department of Justice Canada, Information Solutions Branch, Management and Chief Financial Officer Sector

Joint Command System (Air) Project
Department of National Defence, Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management), Director General Information Management Project Delivery

Local Solutions Governance
Canada Revenue Agency, Information Technology Branch

Mercury Global Early Access
Department of National Defence, Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management), Director General Information Management Project Delivery

Mobili-Key
Canada Revenue Agency, Information Technology Branch

Online mail / Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD)
Canada Revenue Agency, Information Technology Branch

Quebec Region Talent Management Team - Performance Management Learning Labs
Employment and Social Development Canada

Secret C
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Secure Supply Chain Information Management System Enhancement Project
Transport Canada, Aviation Security Program Development

SSC Videoconferencing Transformation
Shared Services Canada (SSC), Networks and End Users Branch, Telecommunications Services, Conferencing Services

Strategic Business Reengineering:  Innovative Language Technology
Public Works and Government Services Canada, Translation Bureau

Submit Documents
Canada Revenue Agency, Information Technology Branch

Surface Infrastructure System
Transport Canada, National Capital Region, Transportation Infrastructure Programs Directorate

Tax Data Delivery
Canada Revenue Agency, Information Technology Branch

Tri-agency Database System Renewal (TDSR)
Bank of Canada, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), and Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC)

Winnipeg Data Centre Relocation
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Shared Services Canada (SSC)

Provincial Honourees: 8 Initiatives

Child Protection Information Network
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Children and Youth Services

IFIS Renewal Project- Phase 2
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Enterprise Financial Systems Branch, Enterprise Financial Services and Systems, Ontario Shared Services

IT Security Assessment Alignment Team
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Education – Architecture and Quality Assurance Unit (Community Services I+IT Cluster) and Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Cyber Security Branch (Treasury Board Secretariat)

New Brunswick Road Network - a Collaborative Effort
Service New Brunswick, New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, Ambulance New Brunswick and municipalities of  Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John

ServiceOntario Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Compliance Project
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Government Services Integration Cluster, Business Solutions Branch

POLARIS II Work Queue Modernization
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, ServiceOntario, Citizen Services Transformation Branch, Regulatory Services Branch, Central Production and Verification Services Branch

Provincial Approach to Student Information (PASI)
Government of Alberta, Alberta Education, Program and System Support, Information and Technology Management, PASI and Student Records Branch

Small Claims eFiling
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, ServiceOntario, Business Services Transformation Branch, Business Improvement Division

Municipal Honourees: 5 Initiatives

Business Process Centre of Excellence Division Implementation
City of Windsor, Information Technology Department

ePIC  -  Electronic Police Information Check
Calgary Police Service, Police Information Check Unit and Information, Communication & Technology Section

Free Public Wifi in City of Ottawa Facilities
City of Ottawa, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

ottawa.ca
City of Ottawa, ServiceOttawa and Information Technology Services departments

Public Works Work Management Solution (WMS)
City of Ottawa, Public Works Department, Traffic Services & Information Technology Services

About GTEC

GTEC is Canada's internationally recognized forum for enabling and celebrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) leadership, innovation and impact in Canada's public sector.  Since 1992, GTEC has brought together more than 100,000 public and private sector innovators, leaders and enterprises to explore and drive leading-edge ICT initiatives, application and service delivery.  Building on targeted webinars, summits, and roundtables that stimulate dialogue throughout the year, GTEC's annual flagship Conference and Exhibition attracts more than 4,500 participants, and delivers:

  • Education and training opportunities that develop top ICT talent
  • A robust conference program with compelling keynote presentations and panels on current strategies, opportunities and trends
  • An extensive exhibition showcasing emerging technologies, innovations, and solutions that enhance productivity and performance
  • A wealth of collaboration, business development and networking opportunities
  • Distinction Awards that celebrate ICT excellence in Canada's public sector

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