GTEC 2015: Former White House Cyberspace Policy Expert Melissa Hathaway Announced as Opening Keynote

Jun 23, 2015

Conference Schedule Now Available for Canada's Leading Technology and Service Delivery Event, October 19-21 in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GTEC, Canada's premier event for service delivery through technology, today announces the initial conference schedule for the 2015 event, including Opening Keynote speaker – Melissa Hathaway, leading cyber security expert and cyberspace policy advisor. Focusing on the challenges and opportunities of advanced technology within the public sector, GTEC returns to the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, October 19–21. For more information and to register for GTEC, visit:

GTEC 2015 - October 19-21 - Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Melissa Hathaway is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cyber security with a long track record advising U.S. and partner nation governments, global organizations and private industry. Currently serving as President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, she counsels on the latest in risk management, technology investments, cyber strategy, and policy. Previously working with the White House, she spearheaded the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Obama and led the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for President George W. Bush. Additionally, Hathaway is an appointed member of the Global Commission for Internet Governance (Bildt Commission), and serves on the board of directors of several private and non-profit entities.

From the GTEC 2015 Main Stage, Hathaway will explain how the Internet of Things (IoT) and information communications technology (ICT) are changing the cyber security landscape. More than ever before, a lack of stakeholder trust in these technologies is prominent both across and between different governments, corporations and citizens, affecting the digital economy and the free flow of data and services. Hathaway will discuss the implications of this shift in trust on economic health and security of nations, as well as the future of citizen-essential services. Her engaging and forward-looking presentation will take place the morning of Tuesday, October 20 when GTEC 2015 officially kicks off.

GTEC 2015's Robust Conference Offerings
Helping delegates navigate the changing landscape of technology and service delivery in Canada, GTEC's annual conference and exhibition is the leading destination for professional development. The lineup of thought-provoking keynotes, seminars, panels, workshops and round-table discussions covers a comprehensive selection of IT topics, presented by leading public sector and industry experts.

GTEC 2015 will deliver more than 50 sessions within four unique conference tracks, including:

  • Open, Participatory and Anticipatory Government
  • Talking SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud)
  • Security, Privacy and Trust – Defending Our Digital Frontier
  • Revitalizing the Core (of IT)

For the most up to date schedule of conference sessions and presenters, visit:

"GTEC has a long history of connecting Canada's leaders in the public sector with industry experts, facilitating a knowledge exchange of bold ideas," said GTEC Executive Director Michele Lajeunesse. "With a spectacular lineup of conference sessions presented by top influencers, including renowned opening keynote Melissa Hathaway, GTEC 2015 will be no exception. GTEC provides a unique forum to drive innovation in public service delivery, helping Canada stay on top of the global technology marketplace."

GTEC also includes a two-day expo, which showcases the top solutions in government IT and business in Canada. Problem solvers and influencers will gather to learn about how they can do more together with technology.

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GTEC is Canada's internationally recognized forum for excellence in innovation and government service delivery. For over two decades, it has served public sector enterprises with learning and professional development, an annual conference and exhibition showcasing major technology solutions, and an awards program that celebrates excellence and achievements across all levels of government in Canada. For more information, visit:

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