Cloud adoption: Interview with Jonathan Spinks, Sourced Group

Cloud technology is a game changer! Successful implementation in both the private sector and public sector is a vital component to business strategy. In this episode of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones chats with Jonathan Spinks, CEO from Sourced Group. Tune in, as they explore the challenges of cloud adoption, security, the future of cloud...

Fostering innovation in new public servants

As a new professional working in government, I hear a lot about “innovation,” and I am regularly encouraged to be innovative and bring new ideas to the table. However, there is always more that we can do to create and support a truly innovative culture. It is very easy for organizations to maintain status quo...

Human-centred design: the challenge of putting people back into policy

Most people go into public service because they want to improve things for the people they serve. But often they simply don’t know how — there’s still this myth that innovation means a crazy scientist in the lab. Teaching ordinary public servants new methodologies can show them that they too can really change things, and...

Bookshelf: When

A few years back, consultants with ghSMART told us the biggest question we face is “who”: Picking staff is our most important decision, even more critical than “what” – the strategy we will employ. These days, in an era in which purpose is prized, “why” can often be the biggest question. But recently, best-selling author...

Being Canadian: Québec’s dialogue with the rest of Canada

The Québec government has initiated a historic engagement process. The 2017 Policy on Québec Affirmation and Canadian Relations, invites a dialogue with the other governments and civil society organizations in Canada on recognizing Québec’s place in the federation in a mutually satisfactory way and ending the constitutional stalemate of the 1980’s and 1990’s. The dialogue...

Top 4 ways the government can help Canada excel

A healthy Canadian economy and opportunities outside of North America are keeping Canadian chief executive officers (CEOs) positive about the future. According to PwC Canada’s 21st CEO Survey , 72 per cent of Canadian CEOs are confident the global economy will improve over the next year, while 88 per cent are confident in the growth prospects of their businesses. This...

Canadian Government Executive appoints Deputy Editor

Canadian Government Executive media (CGE) announced today that Lori Turnbull has been appointed Deputy Editor of the publication. She will bring experience and a dynamic skill set to CGE from her work as a professor at Dalhousie University teaching political science as a faculty member since 2005, as well as being the Interim Director of...

The effects of global population shifts and how it may be a good news story for Canada

Studies have shown that the global population will begin to decline, reshaping the social, political, and economic landscape of the world. Author and journalist, John Ibbitson, talks about how this shift will promote innovation and why it is a good news story for Canada. Ibbitson will be a keynote speaker at the 2018 Public Sector Conference....

EyeCues: Bot armies in public consultations

Automated software applications (“bots”) have been weaponized to unduly sway public opinion and online government consultations. A good defence starts with knowing the mischief each type of bot can get up to. Not all bots are bad. Many Internet-enabled services rely on them. Some bots can fight the good fight by improving political transparency. Knowing...

Northern Leadership Perspectives: An interview with Dr. Joe Dragon

Wildlife Biologist, professional hockey player and public servant, born and raised in a small First Nations Community in the Northwest Territories, Joe Dragon has returned home as the NWTs Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. He joins CGE Editor-in-Chief George Ross to share his leadership perspectives. Dr. Joe Dragon was appointed in December 2016 as Deputy Minister...