MISA Ontario 2018 Professional Development and Networking Golf Day
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MISA Ontario 2018 Professional Development and Golf/Networking Day Join us for an interactive morning, filled with learning and information sharing, followed by an afternoon of Golf and then join us for dinner! We look forward to seeing you in Uxbridge.

When: 2018-08-13
Where: Wooden Sticks
40 Elgin Park Dr
Uxbridge, Ontario  L9P 1N2
Contact: Toni McLean

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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