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Professional Development Summit

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (All day)

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World Trade and Convention Centre
1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS, Canada





On May 3rd, we celebrate 10 years as Atlantic Canada's premier professional development conference for the region's growing ICT sector! The ICT sector continues to see exponential growth – in fact, our $2.5 billion industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Nova Scotia. Demand for skilled talent continues to grow and we’re simply not keeping up with that demand. We must find creative ways to fill gaps. One of the best ways is through investing in the talent we have now and grow their technology and leadership skill-sets! Innovation: The Power of Information, People, Passion, & Technology – it all collides at #PDShfx2017!

The 2017 Professional Development Summit (PDS) Steering Committee is pleased to announce our 2017 speaker line-up featuring Keynote Presenter, Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at General Motors, and an Executive Panel with senior level executives from some of our region's largest employers and fastest growing companies!

Executive Panel on the importance of innovation and technology in today's world Gain insight on emerging innovations from the region's top ICT leaders during our Executive Panel, which will be moderated by Fawn Annan, the President of IT World Canada. Panelists include:

  • Peter Burns, Chief Information Officer, High Liner Foods
  • Sandra L. Cascadden, Chief Information Officer, Nova Scotia Government
  • Roman Coba, Chief Information Officer, Emera
  • Spiro Bokolas, VP of Technology, Kinduct Technologies


Information Communications Technology


Halifax Regional Municipality



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