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Join fellow finance and accounting professionals to discuss best practices, challenges, opportunities and key updates at CPA Ontario's Public Sector Day. This year’s robust agenda will provide specialized content to meet the changing needs of public sector professionals, leaving delegates equipped with the technical skills, strategic thinking and leadership qualities required to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public sector management.

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Conference Agenda – January 26, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Opening Keynote:

Reflections from a Recovering Public Policy Player
Janet Ecker
Former CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance and former Cabinet Minister

9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (Select One):

Capital Assets: The Forgotten Topic
Khatera Akbari, CPA CA
Senior Policy Analyst, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Advanced Analytics and the Public Sector — The Hope, Hype, and the Promise
Ron Schwartz
President, Adante

Jim Oneschuk
Director, Adante

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Networking Break

10:20 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (Select One):

Enterprise Risk, Control and Assurance in the Ontario Public Service
Gary Wuschnakowski
Director, Office of the Provincial Controller, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat

Finance Trends in the Public Sector
Mike Goodfellow
Partner, Audit and Assurance, Deloitte

11:20 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Millennials in the Public Sector — Discerning Fact From Fiction
Farah Huq
Director Future of Canada, Deloitte

12:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Select One):

Public Sector Accounting Board Update
Michael Puskaric, CPA, CMA
Director, Public Sector Accounting Board

Building Capacity in the Finance Function in the Ontario Public Service
Indira Ramdhan, CPA, CMA
Manager, Office of the Provincial Controller, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat

2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Select One):

Infrastructure Financing and Funding
Michael Fenn
Senior Advisor, StrategyCorp and former Ontario Deputy Minister

Outsourcing in the Public Sector
Jordan McAuley
Research Officer, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)

3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Networking Break

3:50 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Closing Keynote:

The Trump Effect: What Can Canadians Expect?
David Frum
Senior Editor, The Atlantic

4:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception