MindLab’s Culture Shift

By: Patrice Dutil The MindLab meets every expectation you might have about a post-modern Danish institution that would dare sport such a title. Nestled on the ground floor of a rather non-descript building that contrasts cruelly with Copenhagen’s old stock exchange (the “Børsen”) across the street, the MindLab presents itself as a deep, white rectangle....

Systems evolution: A gigamap

In Renewal On March 25, 2015 0 1.1K 0

What is the central challenge facing government institutions and societies in coming decades? We define this challenge as Digital Era Governance, where information knows few boundaries, power is dispersed, and authority and accountability need to be reconceived....

The evolution of service delivery

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Policy development in the digital age

In Renewal On March 23, 2015 0 815 0

Last September the federal government announced a small business hiring credit. Asked to justify the policy, finance minister Joe Oliver cited analysis by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), a nonprofit that represents the interests of small and mid-size business owners....

Everything has changed

In Renewal On March 17, 2015 0 628 0

We hear it often about the digital era: “Everything has changed.” We hear that new technologies, business models, and modes of thinking are not just interesting, but downright revolutionary....

Global Solution Networks: A revolution in governance

In Renewal On March 11, 2015 0 623 0

I don’t think governments have changed fundamentally since Al Gore made that famous commitment 20 years ago. We’ve largely paved the cow path and I think we know what needs to be done: we need to change the whole architecture of government. We need to release raw data so that governments can become a platform...

When data meets regulatory uncertainty

In Renewal On March 9, 2015 0 622 0

Last September Netflix refused the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) order to provide confidential subscriber information and in so doing called into question the Commission’s authority to regulate it under The Broadcasting Act....

When accountability goes viral

In Renewal On March 5, 2015 0 629 0

Go ahead. Read the comments that anonymous users post under online news articles. Fire up your smartphone, your tablet, or your laptop. Maybe the news outrages you. Why not create an anonymous account of your own? Join the online accountability machine....

For what it’s worth

In Renewal On March 4, 2015 0 643 0

There’s something happening here. It might not warrant the protest cry of Stephen Stills’ iconic lyrics, but it is revolutionary nonetheless and it will have a profound impact on the governance of our country. Trouble is, of course, what it is ain’t exactly clear....

Digital Governance Forum keynote videos

In ICT On February 12, 2015 0 729 0

If you missed the Digital Governance Forum, hosted by the Institute on Governance and Canadian Government Executive, or wish to listen once again to two superb presentations from the event’s keynote speakers, Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, both are now available online....