Inaugural GovTech Summit: Canadian Cyber Security

19/Feb/2019 @ 12:00 PM 19/Feb/2019 @ 05:00 PM Professional Development Institute, University of Ottawa 55 Laurier Avenue East, 12th floor Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
In partnership with GovStart Canada, the i-Governance program of the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute cordially invites you to the inaugural GovTech Summit sponsored by VMware on February 19, 2019, from noon to 5 p.m.

The GovTech Summit Series is designed to facilitate regular interaction between the public sector and specific industries aligned with federal government priorities. The theme of the first summit is Canadian cyber security, and it will feature 12 Canadian cyber companies including:

  • DLS Technologies
  • Solana Networks
  • Lightship Security
  • Cycura
  • GoSecure
  • Isara
  • Qra Corp.
  • Bluink
  • Crypto4A
  • ThinkOn
  • UniPrint

During the pitch series, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., each of the 12 companies will have five minutes to pitch their company, capabilities and alignment to federal cyber security priorities. A panel of leading cyber security experts will give feedback after each pitch.

There will be ample time to network between pitches and at the networking reception, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Noon to 1:30 p.m. B2B/B2G meetings available through the NetApp B2B/B2G meeting platform
1:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Event starts: GovStart introductions
1:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guest speaker from the federal government
2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. VMware sponsor speaker
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Networking break
2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. First round of pitches (five minutes per company)
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m Networking break
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Second round of pitches
4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Networking reception (private meetings can be arranged during this time through the NetApp B2B/B2G meeting platform)

VMWare sponsor speaker

This inaugural GovTech Summit is brought to you by VMware. VMware will be providing a keynote speaker to open the pitch series.

NetApp B2B/B2G meeting platform

You can request a private meeting with any of the participants, whether industry or government, through our NetApp B2B/B2G meeting platform. Private meetings can be booked before the event (noon to 1:30 p.m.), during the networking sessions or during the afternoon reception (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) to take place at the company’s display table or in one of the private meeting rooms.

Keep an eye out for further information regarding the NetApp B2B/B2G meeting platform. It is scheduled to be launched during the week of January 21, 2019. Participants will be able to start booking meetings shortly after.

GovStart Canada

This first event will kick off our Summit Series in partnership with GovStart Canada. GovStart Canada is a newly introduced digital platform designed to augment members’ visibility of opportunities in Canada’s public sector. GovStart Canada members have access to the GovStart Canada portal and can participate in regular summits across Canada. For more information, go to govstartcanada.ca.

AI Summit

Keep an eye out for our next summit, in May 2019. Sponsored by NetApp, the event will feature Canadian artificial intelligence companies.