Professional Development – Peer Knowledge Sharing & Learning Day
8:30 am – 9:15 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15 am Stratford’s Smart Parking Pilot Project
Naeem Khan, IT Manager, City of Stratford
St. Catharines’ Smart Kiosk Project
Karthik Venkataraman, Senior Manager of IT, City of St. Catharines
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Demystifying Blockchain and its Impact on Your Municipality
James Alexander, Senior VP, CIO & Vendor Management Practice, Info-Tech Research Group
Most leaders have an ambiguous understanding of blockchain and its benefits, let alone how it impacts their organization. At the same time, with bitcoin drawing most of the media attention, organizations are finding it difficult to translate cryptocurrency usage to a business case.
Learn where to apply the technology and how it can bring value to your organization. Understand what blockchain is and why its architecture and technological features offer a competitive advantage over traditional technology. Hear about blockchain's current use cases in different industries and successful adoption by start-ups and industry leaders.
11:30 am Break, golf registration (for individuals arriving for golf)
11:45 am Lunch Buffet
1:00 pm Networking on the Golf course – Shot gun start (18 holes with cart)
5:30 pm Networking cont’d – Cocktails and Social
6:30 pm BBQ Dinner & Golf Awards