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2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums Hailed as a Great Success

The 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums were a tremendous success. These forums attracted many high profile attendees including top officials and executives from the Province of Ontario, Industry Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, The Institute/PWGSC, Oracle, IBM, Corel, Accenture, Teradata Canada, EDS, SafeHarbor and many other leading organizations.

Hosted at a world class facility, the Crowne Plaza Hotel; all speaker presentations, including the featured keynotes delivered by Government of Saskatchewan’s Minister Andrew Thomson, EDS’ Frank Hart, and Saskatchewan Health’s Phillip Moleski, were delivered to standing room only audiences. Delegates also enthusiastically participated in various networking activities and discovered new products and services at our sponsors’ table top expositions. The 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums are clearly established as the leading technology events for government, health and the public sectors.

Fully Packed Keynote Sessions
Teradata Luncheon a Great Success!
Exciting Technologies and Products Showcased by Sponsors

If for any reason you missed the conferences, you are welcome to download the show guide, which is now available online.

Thanks for coming to the 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums! Your participation this year made Government & Health Technologies Forums a real success! We would like to thank all our guests, sponsors, staff and attendees for coming and sharing our passion. The planning has already begun for the 2006 Government & Health Technologies Forums, so stay tuned for details. Our 2005 e-Financial WorldExpo will be held on October 27 and 28. We hope to see you there!


"The 2005 Government & Health Technologies Conference exceeded our expectations. It was a well organised conference, with attendees at the senior to middle management level. The presentations were both relevant and of high content value. The sales team reached excellent contacts with key decision makers at the conference. Teradata will definitely consider WOWGAO for future events, and we were very pleased with the WOWGAO team, who were very pro-active in managing the event." John D. Tulley, Area Vice President, Retail and National Accounts Division, Teradata - a division of NCR

"The 2005 Government and Health Technologies Forum was an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues in both the public and private sectors to discuss current issues and upcoming trends. The event was very successful, and the staff at WowGao Inc. were extremely professional and helpful. I look forward to their next event." Akif Ghani, Information Management Consultant, CONDAR Consulting

"As presenters it was very worthwhile presenting at the Government and Health Technologies Forum. The participants attending our session represented a broad range of experiences and interests from both the public and private sectors which resulted in some very interesting discussion and useful contacts being made following our presentation." Joanne E. Harrington, Director, Seniors Cluster, Veterans Affairs Canada & Walter Bilyk, Head, Technology & Business Solutions, Community Services I⁢ Cluster, Province of Ontario

"I'm looking forward to the event as it was one of the best conferences I attended last year. I especially enjoyed the break out sessions, and the wide variety of choices. Thanks again, and what a value!" Nathan Porter, VP, Financial Analysis & Technology, American Reporting Company

"I had a great time at the conference, gained some valuable knowledge, and made some good contacts. I look forward to meeting you again at future events!" Baden R. de Bari, President, Nascor Technologies

"I want to thank you for providing a forum for me last week, and particularly to thank the excellent technical staff for being very supportive...Those are wonderful people to work with..." Andy Oram, Editor, O'Reilly & Associates

"Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to attend the event. I really enjoyed it..." Joan Zhang, IBM Global Services

Featured Sponsors

Business isn't just about making decisions. It's about executing better, faster, proactive decisions based on actionable information. About a vision and strategy driven by a single, integrated view of your business. And that's what we're all about. We're Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation. We put the unbridled power of the world's leading enterprise data warehouse solution into our customers' hands. Our Teradata solutions deliver a great ROI through a simple and efficient infrastructure, built for speed and infinite growth. And that frees our customers to uncover new opportunities for business growth, increased efficiency, and improved customer relationships.

Are you looking for cost-effective IM/IT training? In support of e-government initiatives, The Institute provides a wide-range of in class, online and customized training such as: IT Project Management, IT Security, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Business Analyst. As a government organization serving departments and agencies across Canada, we optimize the use of public funds.

SafeHarbor Technology Corporation provides managed Web self-service environments that improve customer service while simultaneously lowering support costs. In as few as eight weeks, SafeHarbor designs, builds and optimizes Web-based customer support solutions for mid- to large-sized enterprises. SafeHarbor solutions integrate self-service into a multi-channel customer support strategy, enabling an understanding and optimization of the complete customer experience.

Protegra is passionate, creative professionals that provide business process, information and technology solutions. Protegra believes all people have an important voice. That is why our clients drive the design of our work, and our employees are key contributors to the way our company operates. Our professionals are well versed in an array of technologies including Microsoft, Java and Open Source; our teams have designed, built and delivered enterprise solutions globally. We are often called upon to provide process and technology coaching to our clients' project teams, allowing them to leverage our best practices and technology assets. We also recognize that every organization has a process, a way of doing things. Our experts work closely with you to examine opportunities for improvement. Our findings enable us to recommend high impact solutions designed to improve operational efficiencies. Protegra is different, and that is why we are one of Canada’s fastest growing companies with clients in North America, Europe and Asia.

Centennial College offers several computer systems and networking programs, including a one-year certificate, two- and three-year diploma and four-year applied degree. The benefits of professionals teaching in the classroom, leading-edge technology and strong partnerships with companies such as Avaya, HP and Cisco, make Centennial graduates marketable in a variety of occupations, including technical support and services, network administration and project management. Our programs are delivered in a variety of modes: full- and part-time study, fast-track, co-operative education, continuing education and online 'distributed' learning. Our goal is to provide graduates with marketable skills and competencies to assure success at jobs in their chosen fields, as well as an appreciation for continuing education and lifelong learning.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, August 30
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Frank Hart
Vice President, Government Solutions

This presentation will examine the variety of types of initiatives underway relative to what is required to achieve true citizen centric government. ironically, established to improve service tend to work against the notion of citizen-centric service. More Details…

Tuesday, August 30
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Phillip L. Moleski
Director, Information Technology
Saskatchewan Health

This presentation will cover how to integrate the topics of privacy and security into the systems development methodology for information technology projects, including using privacy impact assessments as a tool. It also covers the relationship between privacy, supporting policy, and legislation. More Details…

Wednesday, August 31
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Andrew Thomson
Minister of Learning and Minister Responsible for Information Technology
Government of Saskatchewan

This presentation will outline the practical benefits of CommunityNet and how it is paving the way to opportunity and a better future for all Saskatchewan people. This is particularly true in the Learning sector, where among other initiatives, the province has launched a pilot project involving three major Saskatchewan school divisions. More Details…

Wednesday, August 31
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Rick Makos
Teradata Canada

This presentation will explore why a "one size fits all" approach to managing data is not the answer. It looks at how scalable platforms can lead to better knowledge discovery and management. The session will also cover how enterprise-wide data warehousing can transform slow, inefficient information systems into powerful engines that reduce costs and boost efficiency. More Details…

To view the Conference Agenda, please click here

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