FWHP Hosts Regional Showcase
State-of-the art information technology took centre stage at the Regional Showcase staged at Fort William Historical Park May 13th.

This marked the second consecutive year that the Regional Showcase was held at the Fort. Over 365 delegates attended various exhibits and workshops held throughout the day. The Regional Showcase made full use of FWHP's multi-room exhibit centres featuring high-speed Internet services and audio-visual systems.

The Regional Showcase provided an opportunity for individuals to participate in learning as well as experience the latest applications and initiatives from different ministries that relate to information technology and improvements of service delivery and the continued modernization of the OPS.

The Fort's Visitor Centre featured a variety of exhibits collectively offered by Northern Development and Mines, Environment, Natural Resources, Justice, Ontario Shared Services and several other ministries.

Several FWHP heritage structures with contemporary interior service capabilities also served as host venues on the historic site. Workshops centered on related themes including the effective uses of Outlook and the Blackberry, ITS Service, Improving Customer Engagement, Career Management and Lifeskills.  

Keynote addresses were provided by David Nicholl, Corporate Chief of Information and Information Technology Officer, Ministry of Government Services and Ron McKerlie, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Government  Services, Associate Secretary of the Cabinet and Secretary of Management Board of Cabinet.

Consensus among the participants was extremely positive for both the Showcase presentations and FWHP as host venue.