I am on a journey of learning and hopefully understanding about how I reconcile my position as an immigrant settler to what my country has done to the original, indigenous peoples of these lands. As we gather to celebrate this long weekend, I am grateful and thankful for all the people and circumstances of my… Read more »
Oliver Cronk and his Architect Tomorrow team invited me to talk about the City of Vancouver’s work on Smart Cities.
I am participating on an Evanta panel on November 2nd titled “Looking to the Future – Lessons Learned from 2020“. In May, I did a talk on the early days of our pandemic response which you can see here: Pandemic Response Keynote – Smart Communities Virtual Series 2020. My talk focused on how we supported… Read more »
The Public Sector Network (PSN) invited me back this year to provide a keynote on our COVID-19 pandemic response for the Smart Communities Roadshow 2020 in Vancouver. I was fortunate to get to present the keynote in person at the 2019 roadshow last year. You can see my presentation from 2019 here: https://leodesousa.ca/smart-communities-roadshow-2019-presentation/ As you… Read more »
Eight years ago in April 2012, I wrote a post about using the Monday Report approach to help me manage a large team at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I think implementing the Monday Report will help you in these Coronavirus COVID-19 remote work times. I suggest you start with the post I wrote… Read more »
I had the honour of delivering the Keynote presentation at the Public Sector Network Smart Communities Roadshow 2019 in Vancouver on Wednesday March 6, 2019. I posted my presentation slides here. Looking forward to your comments and feedback.
The session format had a panel of HR and Talent Recruitment leaders answering questions and providing guidance on the current employment market. The questions posed were very interesting focusing on the fundamental challenges Technology Leaders face in recruiting talented people to our companies in the Vancouver area.
Our Technology Services Team at the City of Vancouver continues to evolve and improve how we can manage work requests. We established an IT Work Intake process that funnels all work requests into one backlog queue. Note these requests that are not break fix requests as those are already handled by our ITIL Incident Management process.… Read more »
On April 5, 2016, Simon Fraser University hosted a live stream of Edward Snowden: Big Data, Security and Human Rights. The talk had Mr Snowden live streamed from Russia and a panel of experts on the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The host was Laura Lynch from CBC.
For all my good intentions, I was unable to restart my blog posts in the last year. My new role as the Senior Manager, Technology planning is not new anymore! The demand of my new job is significant and I worked very hard for this past year.