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ISACA Ottawa Valley Chapter

Digital Transformation Pitfalls and Opportunities

According to Harvard Business Review (Tabrizi, Behnam et al 2019) “… a recent survey of directors, CEOs and senior executives found that their digital transformation (DT) risk is their #1 concern in 2019. Yet 70% of all DT initiatives do not reach their goals. Of the $1.3 trillion that was spent on DT last year, it was estimated that $900 billion went to waste.” 

Conference Overview

Attendees will network with peers and subject matter experts in government, private sector, and academia. In the process, all parties will have an opportunity to learn, and hear about other’s experiences, best practices and emerging standards and technologies that enable and support government digital transformation and digitization. 

Attendees will leave the conference with a wealth of new knowledge to share with others on their team and to use in discussion with vendors, which will help their organizations achieve their goals in digital transformation and digitization.  Attendees will also be able to claim up to 22 CPEs, PDUs, or CEUs in support of their professional development and certification.

Conference Format

The conference will be packed with opportunities to hear from subject matter experts and organizations on their experiences and recommendations, through three days of morning plenaries followed by managerial and technical break-out sessions (by stream) in the afternoons. 

All sessions will be conveniently held at the new University of Ottawa facilities. Attendees will have ample opportunity for refreshment and networking during regular coffee breaks and lunches, offered every day. As well, a special evening networking and buffet event will allow all attendees to relax and socialize with both new and old friends and colleagues.  

Conference Domains

- Government Transformation

- Cyber-Security and Privacy

- Governance and Enterprise Architecture

- Management of Change

- Audit and Risk Management

- Integrating technology into business

- Shared Services

- Government Design and Innovation


ISACA's SheLeadsTech program seeks to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles and the tech workforce. 

As part of the Digital Transformation in Government Conference, there will be a networking event for the SheLeadsTech initiative as well as a call for female speakers to share their unique experiences and perspectives on the tech industry. 

As industries undergo ever-faster digital transformations, the need for talented and skilled professionals grows with it. By supporting future and current women leaders, women can become embedded in every part of the global tech economy


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