2018-03-02 08:30:00 2018-03-02 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Keeping Up with the Speed of Disruption: Session 1 Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards,7 Bayview Road, Ottawa, ON, K1Y2C5

Friday March 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

About the Event

The Public Policy Forum 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, 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. For each session, we’ll explore the common threads of information security, privacy, ethics, regulatory implications, sustainability and data.

What you can expect

  • Discussion, learning and critical thinking about emerging technologies, the challenges for governments in leveraging, regulating, or predicting impacts
  • Building capacity for understanding and navigating emerging trends and pressures
  • Creating a core group of interested ambassadors for change

The sessions will be facilitated by a team of experienced moderators 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 digital government trends and digital-era governance challenges.

Session I: March 2, 2018

Session II: April 6, 2018

Session III: May 4, 2018

Session IV: June 1, 2018


Jen Hunter
Dr. Elissa Strome
Myriam Côté
Mathieu Germain
Nazim Hussain
Jon Watson
Ben Syme
Andrew Popp
Fenwick McKelvey
Abhishek Gupta
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