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MISA BC Webinars

Municipal Leaders Spotlight

A webinar series focusing on innovative and successful initiatives, led by British Columbia technology professionals in municipalities across the province.


Connectivity and New Technologies: Where will we be in 5 years?

May 30th, 9:30 am PST

Hosted byNetwork BC

PresenterIvan Ricon, Director, Connectivity Initiatives, Network BC Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Division, Ministry of Citizen' Services

Description: Ivan will present the current state of connectivity in our Province, some of the plans to increase coverage, and the upcoming technologies that will change the way we look at high speed within the next five years.


Biography: Ivan Rincon, B. Eng., MBA, PMP is a professional project and program manager with over 27 years of experience in the IT industry. Mr. Rincon has worked for large organizations like IBM, HP, and EDS, as well as consultant for organizations like the European Union and the Inter-American Development Bank. Recently, Mr. Rincon was in charge of initiatives related to public safety in Ocean Networks Canada like the Smart Oceans BC program and the Earthquake Early Warning project. He is currently Director of Connectivity Initiatives at the Ministry of Citizens’ Services, ICT Division. Mr. Rincon lives and plays in Victoria, BC


This Webinar is closed. If you have any questions, please contact Webinar host: Chris Knowles.

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Maple Ridge: Open Government Story

February 27, 9:30 am PT

View Recording HereMISABC Youtube Channel

Hosted byCity of Maple Ridge

PresenterChristina Crabtree, Chief Information Officer, City of Maple Ridge

DescriptionThe City of Maple Ridge embarked on its Open Government journey approximately three years ago.  Although the guiding principles for this project focused primarily on increasing accessibility, engagement and transparency to citizens, we realized early on that there were also enormous benefits to be gained by City staff.  Through concentrating our efforts on business value, we tapped into our abundance of corporate data and repackaged this data into tools and applications that deliver information that is both beneficial to citizens and that delivers business value and efficiencies to City staff and its operations. 


Biography: Christina Crabtree  has been with the City of Maple Ridge for over 12 years.  In her current role as Chief Information Officer, she is responsible for all aspects of the technology strategies and services relating to the City.  With a recent refresh of the City’s IT Strategic Plan, the City is focusing its energies on creativity and innovation in its service delivery model.  A commitment to anywhere, anytime from any device and in maximizing the value of the City’s data for both staff and citizens are key drivers in the City’s approach to Open Government.  Christina has been in the technology industry for 30 years, working in almost every aspect of the field and in private, public and university sectors. 


This Webinar is closed. If you have any questions, please contact Webinar host: Chris Knowles.