The Organizing Committee for the 4th Annual (2023) Digital Transformation in Government (DTiG) Conference is made up of volunteers from the public and private sector. If you are interested in volunteering for future conference events, please Contact Us.
Robert Weisman, PhD, PEng, PMP, CD1 – Conference Chair for DTiG 2023; President, ISACA Ottawa Valley Chapter; and President, Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA), Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter
Robert is an Engineer in Residence and Professor Digital Transformation and Innovation at University of Ottawa where he now teaches enterprise architecture to graduate and undergraduate students and soon Digital Transformation Leadership. He is a very active member of The Open Group and also CEO and Executive Management Consultant at Build The Vision Inc.
Jean Lapierre – Vice-Chair Government Advocacy for DTiG 2023; Director for Government Advocacy, Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA), Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter
Jean’s most recent public service engagement is at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is as an enterprise architect, seeking to enable architectural alignment and reduce technical debt. Previously, his career was focused in the field of Data Warehousing, having worked at National Defence (DND), Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), and Shared Services Canada (SSC). For the conference, Jean is responsible for getting key speakers for DTiG 2023 and communicating with the public service.
Jennifer Smith – Committee Member, DTiG 2023
Jennifer is the President of Intergage Consulting Group Inc. and she has extensive experience working in various senior leadership positions in the areas of strategic planning, governance, organizational renewal, transformation and change management and talent management.
Her expertise spans the public, not-for-profit and private sectors with an in-depth experience and understanding of the requirements and challenges of operating in a public sector environment. She has a wealth of experience in working with and coaching senior leadership teams in planning for the future and dealing with change in a timely and holistic way; engaging stakeholders to inform transformations; and monitoring and reporting on results.
Jennifer is dedicated to supporting Canada’s commitments to reconciliation. Her work focuses on building understanding and bridges between various levels of government in Canada and Indigenous governments, organizations, communities and peoples and developing plans that support Indigenous self-determination and shared outcomes that lead to new and revitalized nations, communities, and relationships.
Jennifer holds a Master of Arts, Public Administration from Carleton University. She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC Canada); she has a Leadership Coaching Certificate (International Coaching Federation) and she is a Credentialed Evaluator (Canadian Evaluation Society). She is also a Board Member for a number of non-profit organizations.
Stephen Donahoe – Committee Member, DTiG 2023
Stephen Donahoe is recognized as an Information and Data Management (IDM) strategist by both the public and private sectors. Superior communication and negotiation skills enable him to deal with end-users, stakeholders, and senior managers when determining IDM requirements at the enterprise and business unit levels. He is also a Fellow Certified Management Consultant (FCMC); a fellowship designation awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions made to clients, the community, and the profession, and for maintaining the highest levels of standards as a CMC.
Will Xu – Conference Website Administrator, DTiG 2023
Will serves as the Director of Communications and Webmaster for the ISACA Ottawa Valley chapter. Professionally, he is a member of the audit team at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, conducting IT performance audits of federal government departments. He has created and maintained the web presence of DTiG 2023.