Webinar: Driving Innovation in a 

New Era of Public Service           

Accenture’s Innovation Drivers tells us where
we are and how to get where we need to be

Thursday, Jan. 21 | 12:00-1:00 PM EST

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our public service organizations as never before. Governments across the world have shown that they are ready to do whatever it takes – at unprecedented speed to support and keep their citizens safe through the pandemic.

The urgency of the moment has brought a greater awareness and ambition of what governments can do and the ways that public sector service delivery can be executed. The flexibility and cost-effectiveness of cloud services have surged. Artificial intelligence and blockchain-based digital identity and biometrics will transform citizen services.

Star public sector innovators are harnessing these technologies, driving collaboration, and tapping into successful new models and ideas.

Join Accenture’s Canadian Innovation Lead, Iliana Oris Valiente and former Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick for a discussion on how Canada can build on its COVID-19 success- and rejoin the Innovation Drivers by:

  • Embracing Ambitious Change
  • Investing Wisely
  • Prioritizing Collaboration

Ready to hear more about this topic? Register today for this free live webinar produced by CGE!


Michael Wernick

Former Clerk of the Privy Council

Michael retired in 2019 after a 38-year career as one of the key leaders of Canada’s world-class Federal public service, culminating in his appointment in 2016 as the 23rd Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet. He is currently working with MNP as a Strategic Advisor Associate on their Ottawa Federal Government Consulting team.


Iliana Oris Valiente

Managing Director, Canada Innovation Strategy and Blockchain Lead, Accenture

Iliana Oris Valiente, CPA, CA, CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional) is a Managing Director at Accenture where she oversees both the Canada Innovation Hub and the Canadian blockchain practice, working with clients to support their strategic transformation journeys leveraging the latest emerging technologies. 


Rob Devries

Assistant Deputy Minister Platforms, Ontario Digital Service

Rob has been leading and motivating the teams behind key transformation projects within the Government of Ontario since 2010. In his current role as Assistant Deputy Minister, Platforms within the Ontario Digital Service, Rob is helping execute on the vision of how modern technology platforms can help enable simpler, faster and better government services. Key platform initiatives include Digital Identity as a component of digital infrastructure that will enable the next generation of public and private sector services.

Rob brings extensive business and technology experience transforming front-line service delivery and back office operations across both the private and public sector. He has more than 20 years of experience developing and supporting large scale information technology solutions across the government, telecom and financial sectors. During his career in Government, Rob has also served as Assistant Deputy Minister of Enterprise Digital Services and Chief Information Officer within the Ministry of Government and Consumer services.


Dr. Lori Turnbull

Director of the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University

Dr. Lori Turnbull is the Director of the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University and Deputy Editor of Canadian Government Executive.

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