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 2023:


VMware x Qualtrics

VMware: Move Fast and Be Free in a Multi-Cloud World / Qualtrics: Make every interaction an experience that matters



At Avanade, our vision is to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft.

Google Cloud

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

Kyndryl Canada

We design, build, manage and modernize the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on every day.


Fujitsu North America, Inc.

We are a global leader in technology and business solutions that transform organizations and the world around us. We have a long heritage of bringing innovation and expertise, continuously working to contribute to the growth of society and our customers.


We deliver actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

HPE is the global edge-to-cloud company built to transform your business.

PwC Canada

We have a proud 110-year history of helping Canadian organizations thrive. Our 7,700+ partners and staff are located coast to coast and bring their expertise to provide quality services and products that help solve important problems.

Thrive Health

We believe that trusting relationships are the foundation of meaningful change. By empowering patients and providers with tools that put patients at the center of their data, we facilitate conversations that lead to better outcomes.


Our mission is to help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities.


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



As data experts, our mission is to change the way you find, understand, and action data to make better business decisions.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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


Step into the brain cave. The literal “zone”. The “don’t bother me I’m about to change the world” room. Your Inbox transforms into whatever you need each day—a dedicated room to connect with your team or somewhere you won’t be interrupted.


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.

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.

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.

Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation

The Beeck Center improves systems that are the foundation for daily life, using data, design, technology, and policy as instruments for equitable societal change.


We are a public policy and leadership institute at Toronto Metropolitan University, connecting people to the ideas and power we need to build a more inclusive, innovative, prosperous Canada.


Who nowadays would book a trip or buy a product without first seeing what’s available and what others’ experiences have been? Apolitical brings to government the sharing and ongoing learning we take for granted in other sectors, making it inspiring and easy to find the latest and best ideas and skills, grounded in the experience of peers.


AI Governance & Safety Canada is a cross-partisan not-for-profit and community with a mission to build Canada's leadership in reducing global AI risk. AIGS works with all sectors and affiliations to advocate for meaningful governance solutions.

Creative Bureaucracy Festival

The Creative Bureaucracy Festival shines a light on outstanding approaches to making the public sector fit for the 21st century and brings the people behind them into conversation. From small adjustments to bold future visions! The festival represents a shift from a “no, because” culture to a “yes, if” culture that embraces experimentation and new ideas. In doing so, the festival aims to refresh the reputation of public administrations and appeal to imaginative new talent. In 2024, the festival returns with the Digital Kick-Off Day on 21 March and the highlight event from 13-15 June live in Berlin, Germany.

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