Navigating Policy in an Era of Disruption: Session 3

Date & Time

Friday December 6, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards
7 Bayview Road, Ottawa, ON, K1Y2C5

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This session will explore networks, including blockchain technology, and the many ways they are (and soon will be) connecting people and communities.

Join a dynamic session with UNICEF’s Christina Lomazzo as we explore the power and potential of blockchain as a tool in the service of the public good.

What you can expect

  • Learning from experienced subject matter experts and policy leaders
  • Discussion and critical thinking about emerging technologies, the challenges for governments in leveraging, regulating, or predicting impacts
  • Facilitated small working groups
  • Building leadership capacity for understanding and navigating emerging trends and pressures
  • Creating a core group of ambassadors for change

This session will be facilitated by Deloitte Greenhouse’s Jen Hunter and expert Dan Munro and consist of short presentations by leading experts and guest speakers, interactive learning modules and roundtable discussions.

Who should attend

The series is for executives, policy directors, and practice leads in the Government of Canada and in other sectors who seek a better understanding of fundamental changes in policy making driven by the emergence of new technologies.


$400 (+HST) per person for PPF members for each individual session

$600 (+HST) per person for non-members for each individual session

$250 (+HST) per person for non-profits for each individual session

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The learning program

PPF is offering a professional development opportunity for public service executives to better understand disruptive technologies and the way they are challenging policy and governance approaches. Government reactions often lag long behind technological changes; how can governments not only catch up, but reorient their organizations to reliably keep up in the future? It starts with understanding a panoply of powerful technology developments and their broader social and economic impacts.

This series of learning modules, designed for current and prospective government executives in consultation with the Digital Academy, provides a deep dive into a selection of emerging technologies, likely areas of disruption and impact, and an exploration of how governments around the world are reacting – or not – to a quickly shifting technological landscape.

In addition to providing you with a basic understanding of the technological innovation that leads to rapid change and real-life examples of its application, we will provide you with practical tools and interactive exercises to think through the opportunities and risks for your organization.

Together with our experts and policy thinkers, we’ll explore the common policy threads of information security, privacy, ethics, regulatory implications and sustainability

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