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PD Summit 2020!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 -
8:00am to 6:30pm

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Professional Development Summit 2019


News From PDS:

Keynotes Confirmed:

Morning Keynote:               
A strategist who operates at the intersection of creativity, business and technology, who has been recognized globally for his work in innovation will be bringing us an exciting Presentation and Workshop you will not want to miss!
Lunch Keynote:                        
Natasha Clarke - Chief Digital Officer, Associate Deputy Minister
Department of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services
There are leading edge topics that are expected to transform our industry in the next 3-5 years in the areas of:

Innovation, Technology, Management, and Leadership

There are a number of ways you can present:
  • Presentations on a topic of your choosing
  • Case study where lessons learned are presented 
  • Panel discussing/debating a specific topic 

We are looking for professionals to bring high-quality presentations with best practices, approaches, and techniques to help us grow for tomorrow who can lead a session and provide clear defined takeaways for our audience. A variety of topics that would be of interest include the following or propose one you feel would be of interest to our audience.

Leadership / Management Track
  • Change / Organizational Management
  • Strategy Development and Design
  • Agile, Disciplined Agile - Methodologies and Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Applied Leadership
  • Talent Trends and Best Practices – Supply/Attraction/Retention/Graduates/New Immigrants/Regional Trends
  • Diversity / Inclusion / Unconscious Bias
  • IT Service Management
  • Service Design
  • Project Delivery / Execution
  • Succession Planning
Innovation / Technology Tracks

  • Cybersecurity
  • Robotic Process Automation 
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning 
  • Virtual Reality 
  • Cloud Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Big Data / Data Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Mobile Development
  • Innovative Technologies
  • Interactive Digital Media
  • UX/UI Design
  • Blockchain 
  • New to Market Technology and Product

Do you have a Presentation Topic not on the list you feel could be of interest?
We look forward to seeing your submission!
Presentation Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020

PDS 2020
Event Details: 
The Professional Development Summit was founded in 2008, as a joint venture of CIPS, IIBA, and CMC. The Professional Development Summit is now jointly presented by six organizations: Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS); Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC); Digital Nova Scotia (DNS); International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA); IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Event Location: 
Saint Mary's University
0.00 CAD