Virtual Event: Public Sector Innovation Show - Ontario

Connecting people with ideas to build a better public service

Online: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Start: 12:00pm EDT

Agenda Overview:

Public sector innovation is needed now more than ever before.

Using new approaches – from policy design to service delivery, new technologies, and better use of data – to improve the performance and responsiveness of the public sector is critical if we are to bounce back from the recent challenges we have all faced.

To recover faster and better, we need to collaborate, share ideas and accelerate innovation in the public sector, ultimately delivering better services to all stakeholders. In that spirit, Public Sector Network would like to invite you to join the conversation at our Public Sector Innovation Show – Ontario. Gain the ideas, inspiration, and practical wins needed to drive innovation in this new way of working

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Key Takeaways:

Create opportunities to learn new skills, increase capabilities, reduce redundancies and create better days for public sector employees

Explore unique opportunities to enhance integration and collaboration across departments and agencies to deliver shared outcomes

Discover strategies for staying laser-focused on delivering your vision – and finding the right people, processes and tools to support that vision

Leverage lessons learned from the crisis-driven response to COVID-19 to reprioritize and reframe your processes and services in a way that best supports efficiency, ease-of-use and inclusivity

Build connections, engage and share ideas that support an iterative, flexible and innovative public sector environment

Your Expert Speakers

Alex Coleman

Chief Information Officer/Assistant Deputy Minister, Children, Youth and Social Services I&IT Cluster
Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Robbie Grewal

Robbie Grewal

Director, Strategic Policy & Planning, Corporate Services
City of Toronto

Yael Berger

Yael Berger

Business Strategies Consultant
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Cora Loucks

Cora Loucks

Surveillance Coordinator & Data Analyst
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

Michael Jay

Michael Jay

Director, Measurement Canada Digital Office
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Nora Dempsey

Nora Dempsey

Senior Advisor for Innovation
U.S. Department of State

Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas

Lead, Talent Mobility Strategy / Talent Cloud
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Noah Morris

Noah Morris

Assistant Deputy Minister - Enterprise Financial Services Division
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Spencer Daniels

Spencer Daniels

Senior Product Manager
Ontario Digital Service

Joel Cherkis

Vice President, Global Industries

Robert Conlin

VP, Public Services Canada

Agenda Highlights:

12:00pm EDT
Opening Remarks: Setting the Strategy for Innovation in the Public Sector
12:10pm EDT
Special Address: What Does it Mean to Innovate in Public Service?
12:20pm EDT
Panel: Building our Innovation Capabilities: People, Processes, Data and Technology
12:45pm EDT
Digital Service Delivery Spotlight
1:00pm EDT
Partner Session: Financial Management Transformation in the Digital Age
1:20pm EDT
Government Case Study: City of Toronto’s Citizen Experience Transformation Project
1:35pm EDT
Partner Session: Increasing Productivity, Promoting Flexibility and Unlocking the Power of Team-Based Work
1:50pm EDT
Panel: Working in the Open: Building Trust and Transparency to Better Facilitate Collaboration, Innovation and Coordination
2:25pm EDT
Virtual Refreshment Break
2:30pm EDT
Panel: Innovative Approaches for Attracting and Retaining Digital Talent in the Public Sector
3:00pm EDT
Interactive Session Becoming Digital Champions – Lessons Learned from Catalysts and Trailblazers
3:20pm EDT
Q&A and Best Practices Sharing Session
3:30pm EDT
Closing Remarks from the Chair & Virtual Event Adjourns
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