GTEC 2012 Announces Keynote Speakers & Growing Conference Program

Canada's Government Technology Event Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - GTEC, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces keynote presentations from a leading speaker line-up including the CIO for the Government of Canada, Corinne Charette and the President of Shared Services, Liseanne Forand. Celebrating its 20th year, GTEC is Canada's leading government technology event, presenting a multi-day conference program, in-depth workshops and an expo floor featuring the latest IT solutions. GTEC will take place November 5-8, 2012 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. To register or for more information visit:


"As GTEC marks its 20th anniversary, governments are facing an environment of unprecedented change. The pressure to do more with less continues and the need to collaborate and innovate has never been more important," said Nancy Dorigo, Executive Director of Content, GTEC Ottawa. "We are excited for this year's theme, Collaborating & Innovating – Making a Difference for Canadians, and will present a program rich with speakers who can and will address how governments are connecting to better serve Canadians."

To date, GTEC 2012 keynote speakers include:

  • Corinne Charette, Chief Information Officer, Government of Canada
  • Liseanne Forand, President of Shared Services, Canada
  • The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group
  • Michael Cole, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Bell Canada
  • Rebecca Jacoby, Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President, IT & Cloud & Systems Management Technology Group, Cisco
  • Dr. Bernie Meyerson, Ph.D., Vice President for Innovation, IBM

In addition to keynote presentations, this year's conference is featuring special programs like the Executive Round-Table and Next Generation CIO programs. The establishment of Shared Services Canada provides a unique opportunity for departmental CIOs to change their focus from pureIT service delivery to strategic business enablement, which will be the content focus of the Executive Round-Table – The Transformed CIO. For the Next Generation CIO event, titled The CIO for the Next Generation: Are You Up to the Challenge?, thought leaders and public and private sector CIOs, will present attendees with the skill sets necessary to lead transformation in the public sector and provide practical use-case examples that can be applied in current and future leadership roles.

As a multi-day conference and expo, GTEC will feature a major exhibition, featuring a 15% space increase over 2011 to accommodate the growth and demand of participating exhibitors and sponsors. Gold and Silver event partners include Cisco, IBM, Bell, Maplesoft Group, Microsoft, TELUS and Trend Micro. For more information visit:

About GTEC
GTEC, the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference, is now in its 20th year and is produced in Ottawa by UBM TechWeb. The event includes a professional development conference, a major exhibition and the Distinction Awards Gala. Over the past five years, GTEC has explored "Government 2.0" as a way for governments to integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their service transformation efforts. More information on GTEC can be found at

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market.More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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