Our partners

Since its first edition in 2017, FWD50 has become one of the leading digital government conferences in the world, with over 30 countries joining the event each year. And we couldn’t have done this without the support of our partners.

FWD50 is not a tradeshow. Rather than booths and vendor pitches, we focus on expert content, curated networking, and concrete takeaways, so that every participant has to bring something to the conversation.

And our sponsors—some of the world’s leading tech companies—support the event year after year because they believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. Their support helps make an open, interactive, event, accessible to a wide audience, possible.

Want to learn more about how you can support the event and share your message with technologists and government executives from around the world? Get in touch and we’ll share a prospectus, some data on our growth and attendee demographics, and ways you might get involved.

Meet the companies who are helping us bring the world’s most vital digital government conversations to our global audience in 2022:

Presenting

Google Cloud

Accelerate your transformation with Google Cloud. Build apps faster, make smarter business decisions, and connect people anywhere.

IBM

For more than a century IBM has been dedicated to every client's success and to creating innovations that matter for the world.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally.

Leadership

VMware

VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control.

Innovation

Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing services and solutions in strategy & consulting, interactive, technology and operations.

Ceridian

Ceridian is a global human capital management software company.

Salesforce

We bring companies and customers together on the #1 CRM. Sharing the news, events, and innovation you need to change the world for good.

Supporting

Equinix

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company. Digital leaders harness our trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success.

Bell

Canada’s largest communications company.

Collaboration

Policy Ignite

Over a decade ago, two Canadian public servants organized the first speaking event in the nation’s capital. “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” Five minutes. 20 slides. Each auto-advancing every 15 seconds. That was the beginnings of Policy Ignite.

FORA

Fora is a centre of excellence for young women’s leadership development. Through our signature programs - Global Summit, Girls on Boards and Next Level - we make strategic investments in young women through education and training, building networks, and access to unparalleled opportunities at home and abroad.

Think Digital

We are a Canadian-based consultancy that advocates for agile, human-centered approaches to solving problems. We support innovative uses of digital technology and data to advance the public good through our advisory, training, and engagement services.

Public Digital

Digital transformation is the act of radically changing how your organisation works, so that it can survive and thrive in the internet era. We are a consultancy that can help make it happen by working directly with your leaders and teams.

Digital Nations

The Digital Nations is a collaborative forum of the world’s leading digital governments that aims to use technology to improve citizens services in Canada and globally.

Code for Canada

Code for Canada is a national nonprofit that enables governments to deliver better digital services and empowers communities to solve civic challenges. Our programs connect residents, government innovators and civic technologists, so they can work together to build a better nation.

Code for America

Code for America works shoulder to shoulder with community organizations and government to build digital tools and services, change policies, and improve programs.

Stance Global

Stance was created to help organisations realise the transformative potential of technology. We help catalyse opportunities across both private and public sectors to achieve better, re-imagined ways of delivering everything – from public policy to frontline services.

CloudOps

CloudOps is a cloud consulting, managed services, and software company focused on open source, cloud native platforms, networking, and DevOps.