Shared Services Canada COO to deliver keynote at GTEC2015

The chief operating officer of Shared Services Canada will deliver a keynote address on the second day of GTEC2015, event organizers announced Thursday.

John A. Glowacki Jr. is the first speaker officially announced for the annual forum for excellence in innovation and government service delivery.

He will discuss how Shared Services Canada is simplifying processes and developing a structure where part of the organization is responsible for the entire life cycle of the services they provide. He will explain how this will consolidate, standardize and re-engineer how the organization does business.

"GTEC is excited to host John A. Glowacki Jr. given his leadership role in the largest IT organization responsible for delivering email, data centre and telecommunication services to 43 departments and agencies across the Government of Canada," GTEC executive director Michele Lajeunesse said in a statement. "Shared Services is a critical piece of the government's drive to bring the public service into the digital era — a topic which is core to the GTEC program."

A former White House advisor and Fortune 200 C-level executive with more than three decades of experience in IT, Mr. Glowacki was appointed to his current position in December of last year.

The event is scheduled from Oct.19 to Oct. 21 at the Shaw Centre.