Conference Programme

 

52nd ICA Conference

"Transforming Nations - from e to d to AI"

3 - 6 September, 2018, Helsinki, Finland
Monday September 3rd, 2018
Governance Day
(LocationTBC)
09:00 - 12:00

Registration Opens

09:00 - 10:00

Welcome and information session for new observing countries

Chairs:

  1. Mr. Larry Caffrey, ICA Life Member | UK
  2. Mr. Jan Timmermans, ICA Treasurer | The Netherlands
10:00 - 12:30

SDG Education Session

10:00 - 10:50

ICA Board Meeting | Board members only

Chair: Mr. Toshi Zamma, ICA Chair, Executive Advisor to GCIO, Technology Advisor to MIC | Government of Japan

11:00 - 12:30

ICA 52nd Annual Council Meeting & Elections

Chair: Mr. Toshi Zamma, ICA Chair, Executive Advisor to GCIO, Technology Advisor to MIC | Government of Japan

Attendees: Governing Board, Programme Committee, National Representatives and Deputy National Representatives only (no substitutes)

  • Treasurer Report
  • Elections - to be conducted by life member
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:30 - 17:00

Site Visit – (Location TBC)

Welcoming Event
TBC  
Tuesday September 4th, 2018
Information Day
Scandic Park Helsinki (Room - VISION I)
09:00 - 10:00

Session 1

Opening Session

Welcome by Mr. Toshi Zamma, ICA Chair, Executive Advisor to GCIO, Technology Advisor to MIC | Government of Japan

10:00 - 10:25  

Coffee Break and Group Photo

10:30 - 10:50

Session 2

Keynote Presentation: The Fourth Industrial Revolution - One Government’s Response

Chair: Mr. Joseph Yew, Cluster Director - Justice, Law & Foreign Affairs Cluster, Government Technology Agency | Government of Singapore

Keynote Speaker: TBC

The First Industrial Revolution was of urbanisation and industrialisation, powered by steam. The Second used electricity, for mass production. The Third, also known as the Digital Revolution, is the evolution of analog and mechanical devices to electronics and digital technology. We are in the Third Industrial Revolution and are on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution - a new and exciting era in which technology becomes embedded within our everyday lives, marked by breakthroughs in AI, robotics, IoT, and other technologies.

How has the Government of (TBC) been equipping themselves to respond, as the society moves from “d” to “AI”? What has the Government of (TBC) been responding with?

Our distinguished Keynote Speaker will share with us the working principles, the exciting initiatives, the successes and perhaps the failures and learnings that the Government of (TBC) has undertaken thus far.

10:50 - 12:00

Session 3

Government Update - Getting the Public Sector and IT Departments to Think Business Transformation, Digitalisation, and Beyond

Real-world practices of digital transformation. In this session we will take a look at how a number of governments have transformed or are transforming from an e-Government to a digital-Government, and in some instances even making the move towards an “AI-Government”.

Chair: Mr. Joseph Yew, Cluster Director - Justice, Law & Foreign Affairs Cluster, Government Technology Agency | Government of Singapore

Speakers:

  1. Mr. Alex Benay, Government CIO | Government of Canada
  2. Mrs. Anna-Maija Karjalainen, Director General, Ministry of Finance | Government of Finland
  3. Mr. Cheow Hoe Chan, Government CIO - Government Technology Agency | Government of Singapore
12:00 - 13:30  

Lunch

13:30 -14:15

Session 4

Industry - Co-creation of Collaborative Transformation

Chair: Mr. Shimon Broner, Senior Chief Information Officer Ministry of Economy, Government of Israel

14:15 - 15:00

Session 5

Member Update

Chair: Mr. Peter Littlefield, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Employment and Social Development | Government of Canada

Member States demonstrate their major achievements and concerns of the year that passed. They will share how their government citizen centric services measured up to an effective, transparent and above all secure user experience.

15:00 - 15:15  

Coffee Break

15:15 - 17:00

Session 6

Member Update - Interactive Demonstration

Chair: Mr. Peter Littlefield, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Employment and Social Development | Government of Canada

Member States’ select best case practices will be analysed during an interactive discussion.  What are the lessons learnt during this journey of transformation? Our participating technology experts will be called to advise on the way forward.

17:00 - 17:30  

Day Roundup: Prof. Harald Kjellin, Stockholm University | Sweden

Evening Event
TBC    
Wednesday September 5th, 2018
Interaction Day

Scandic Park Helsinki (Room - VISION I)

8:30 - 08:45

Session 7

Scene Setting & Introduction of Day Ahead

Interaction Day Chair: Mr. Vasilis Koulolias, Director of eGovlab | Sweden

Interaction Day Co-Chair: Mr. Rogelio Tejada, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Office of the President | Government of Mexico

8:45 - 09:30

Session 8

Celebrating what AI has Achieved

09:30 - 10:00

 

Interaction

10:00 - 10:15  

Coffee Break

10:15 - 11:00

Session 9

The Future of AI

11:00 - 11:30  

Interaction

11:30 - 12:00

Session 10

Mapping the ecosystem

12:00 - 13:30  

Lunch

13:30 - 16:15

Session 11

Deep Dives on AI

Topic 1: Governance, Ethics and Legal

Topic 2: Soft and Hard Infrastructure

Topic 3: Robotics, General/Specific Function

Topic 4: Human Resources, Capacity Building

16:15 - 16:30  

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:00

Session 12

Deep Dives on AI

Report back from Deep Drive session

17:00 - 17:30

Session 13

The Work Ahead of Us

Motivational Speaker: Prof. Harald Kjellin, Stockholm University | Sweden

17:30

 

Conference Day Closing

   

Free Evening

Thursday September 6th, 2018
Consolidation Day

Scandic Park Helsinki (Room - VISION I)

09:00 - 10:30

Session 14

Collaboration Coffees-Demonstration

Chair: Mr. Cheng-Ming (Ken) Wang, Senior Analyst of National Development Council | Government of Taiwan

   

Topic1: Use and sharing of data and MyData to promote Proactive Government
Moderator - TBC

Topic2: Ask once: International cooperation
Moderator - Mr. Joseph Yew, Cluster Director - Justice, Law & Foreign Affairs Cluster, Government Technology Agency | Government of Singapore

Topic3: Data driven innovation in the public sector
Moderator - TBC

Topic4: Cybersecurity
Moderator - Mr. Hong-Wei Jyan, General Director at the Executive Yuan/Department of Cyber Security | Government of Taiwan

10:30 - 11:00  

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Session 15

Collaboration Coffees - Report Back

Report back from the four Topic Groups

11:30 - 12:30

Session 16

International Reach

Chair: Dr. Magnus Enzell, Senior Adviser - Ministry of Finance | Government of Sweden

Speakers:

  1. Ms. Barbara-Chiara Ubaldi, Senior project manager, Digital Government and Open Data within the Division for Public Sector Reform of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate| OECD
  2. The World Bank - Speaker TBC
  3. SDGs - Speaker TBC
12:30 - 14:00  

Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Session 17

Industry/Demos

Live demonstration on Best practices

Chair: Mr. Juhani Korhonen, Ministerial Advisor, Public Sector ICT Ministry of Finance | Government of Finland

15:30 - 16:15

Session 18

Rapporteur Session

Report back from Developing countries

ICA Rapporteur: Prof. Harald Kjellin, Stockholm University | Sweden

16:15 - 16:45

Session 19

Closing Session

Closing Event
TBC