From Policy Maker to Change Maker

From research to policy implementation, Canadian public servants possess the knowledge and expertise that have shaped and strengthened the country’s socioeconomic landscape. In this article, we look at the tremendous impact of former high-level government officials who decided to share their expertise and knowledge as volunteers. With over 50 years of experience of working in...

The Architecture of Failure

We all ask why governments fail, often spectacularly, to carry out their policy goals through bad implementation. When something goes wrong, we watch the arch of public attention rise, demands for accountability, and then governments move in to fix the problem. Then, we move on. We seldom go back and do a post-mortem on failure....

Digital Reinvention addresses citizens expectation

Citizens are embracing technology as it rapidly changes. The experience that they are receiving from this adoption has created an expectation that they are looking for their government to meet. This demand from citizens is pushing governments to create personalized experiences for services similar to what citizens are getting through traditional means like shopping online....

Smart City strategies

Federal efforts to increase the use of data to inform and improve services may soon cross paths with parallel efforts at the municipal level. Smart City strategies have been gaining momentum worldwide. A Smart City uses information and communication technology to manage a city’s assets, such as public transportation or power systems. Using sensors and...

Enterprise Automation is up for a spin

Emerging technologies are getting faster and smarter. Cognitive capabilities, robotics and artificial intelligence are all blending and multiplying their existence with each passing day. While it is critical to embrace technology, it’s also imperative to strike a balance between the past and the future. The rapid innovation in business transformation begs the following fundamental questions:...

TechGov Executive Leadership Forum announces Michael Wernick as Keynote Speaker

Canadian Government Executive is honoured to have Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet as Keynote Speaker for TechGov Forum 2018 . This two-day conference which will be held in Ottawa on January 29 and 30 will provide a platform to discover challenges, opportunities, technology advancements and innovations for the government and public...

On the cusp of a dramatic, generational change

On a recent visit to Ottawa, I had the opportunity to sit down with some of Canada’s top public service executives to find out what’s on their mind and to discuss CGE. These meetings reinforced what I’ve been hearing from executives and managers at all levels across the country. Namely, with the rapid onset of...

TechGov Forum: How can your agency unlock value from its digital assets?

Does your organization have a very narrow view of what digital means in today’s economy? If so, then your agency may be losing out on the opportunity to unlock the true value of its digital assets. Overall, Canadians are upbeat about the principles of digital strategy. As many as seven out of 10 executives in...

TechGov Forum: How network analysis can benefit government agencies

With businesses and government agencies increasingly operating in a highly information-based economy and technologically-linked society, knowing the implications of various social network connections that link individuals and organization will become essential, according to John Burrett. Burrett is president and principal consultant at Haiku Analytics. He is an expert in using data graphics, social network analysis,...

TechGov: Showcasing technological advancements

Canadian Government Executive media through its upcoming TechGov event is providing the platform to help improve service delivery to the public. This event is designed to showcase the technological advancements being made in our rapidly changing world that our government can adopt to better serve Canadians. Join us for TechGov forum on November 7 & 8 at...