Thursday, June 20

8:30am – 5:00pm


The Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Ottawa, ON

Event Summary

Let’s put smart to work.™

Designed for leaders and change makers in government, IBM Think Gov is one-day, complimentary event featuring powerful keynote speakers, targeted breakout sessions, live demos and networking with industry experts.

Get inspired. Sharpen your skills. Extend your professional network into one of the world’s most celebrated communities of technologists and thought leaders by attending Think Gov 2019 in Ottawa on June 20th.

Seating will be limited. There is no cost to register.

Expand your skill set with inspiring sessions
Hear about the latest technology solutions and approaches for jump-starting innovation and charting a course for your department’s transformational goals.

See technology in action
Get up close and personal by visiting our Solutions Showcase, featuring IBM Watson-powered AI demos, as well as IBM solutions and experts in the areas of cloud, data, security and blockchain.

Network with a purpose
Connect with other government colleagues from across the federal government of Canada, as well as like-minded peers from provincial and municipal organizations with digital transformation goals in mind. Meet and build relationships with IBM government expert thinkers from around the world.


Gain valuable perspectives and information on proven strategies and technologies that can help drive innovation and accelerate your organization’s digital transformation journey with topics that will cover:

  • Data & the Journey to AI: How can government organizations unlock the value of their data and accelerate their journey to AI?
  • Modernizing Government with Cloud: What are the key considerations and approaches for modernizing and building on the cloud — and what are the pitfalls to avoid?
  • Innovations in Cybersecurity: How can government build more trust and resiliency in the face of evolving cyber threats?
  • Blockchain, SAP S4/HANA migration and more.



Registration / Breakfast / Solutions Showcase open


Morning Main Tent Session


Meet and network with subject matter experts in cloud, AI, blockchain and more


Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Delivering on the Promise of Wokload Migration (WLM)
Track 2: Creating the Cognitive Enterprise with IBM Intelligent Automation and SAP


Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Thriving in a Hybrid and Multicloud World
Track 2: Blockchain: Not Just a Buzzword in Government


Lunch / Solutions Showcase open


Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Digital Transformation
Track 2: Journey to Cloud: The Case for Modernization


Breakout Sessions

Track 1: How a Strong Security Strategy Can Enable Digital Transformation
Track 2: Journey to Cloud from any Platform: An open source container demo


Closing Keynote


Networking Reception / Solutions Showcase open

Additional details coming soon. Final topics and speakers subject to change.