I attended Showcase 2010 for one day and registered for four events, those four were:
Due to time restraints (lunch and exhibition expo) I only went to two events:
* I didn't have to register for this event.
Event #1 - Security
We learned how the OPS overlooks ~75,000 workstations (i.e. all workstations connected to the network) and makes sure they're safe and being used for acceptable reasons.
They have some suite of tools that let them analyze many different things, they even use Twitter to stay up to the date on the latest security news.
Before they can take action, they have to find a "needle in the haystack". Three things that raise suspicion:
1: It can be malware that has outgoing connections (and possibly also incoming) and the user will have no clue. It can also be public servants downloading movies, streaming media, etc.
2: Either the public servant is deliberately trying to access many blocked sites (e.g. porn, youtube, facebook), or there is malware trying to access a blacklisted site and keeps making attempts that are unknown to the computer user.
3: A user has gotten their password stolen by a coworker (or someone else) and they are locked out of their account.
If anything looks suspicious then the case is sent over to the IT Forensics Unit.
A resolution can range from a manager reprimanding an employee, to a court-case.
Event #2 - I&IT Innovation Panel
The discussion was on "Building Ontario's Knowledge Economy: Challenges, Potentials and Innovations".
The panelists were
Highlights from Sir Matthews:
Highlights from Jenkins: