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October 29, 2018

The authors of the blog are the lead organizers for the 5th edition of the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS).

This year’s Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario from November 7 to 9, 2018. Niagara is a region with connections between 12 local area municipalities and over 200 other public, private, and non-profit organizations. Together, these groups are collaborating to publish, analyze and use Open Data from both the public and private sectors.

Continue reading "A few reasons why you will want to attend the Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Learn, connect and be inspired"...

October 10, 2018

AI has quickly emerged as a disruptive technology that is rewiring the way we interact with the world. For example, it’s being used in our media, health, financial, and transportation systems. It’s a technology that is becoming more pervasive and will have profound impacts for years to come.

Continue reading "Using Artificial Intelligence in government means balancing innovation with the ethical and responsible use of emerging technologies"...

October 04, 2018

Fall is often a time when we reflect on the past and plan for the future …

Later this fall we will be releasing the Digital Government Strategic Plan, a rebranding and expansion of the Government of Canada’s Strategic Plan for IM/IT which is released annually. This plan will highlight actions underway or planned to help us achieve the Digital Government vision and better, digitally-enabled services for Canadians.

Continue reading "#GCDigital Progress – Recognizing how much we’ve achieved as we plan to keep moving forward"...

September 26, 2018

In my last blog in August, “Next Generation HR and Pay, and how we’re going to do things differently”, I invited people to submit their thoughts on what a next-generation pay system should be capable of, and how it should work.

Continue reading "Thanks for your thoughts on the next-gen pay system"...

September 18, 2018

As a government, our goal is to provide easily accessible, integrated, and trusted public services to Canadians. However, we can only accomplish this if we move past massive projects with rigid designs that are built in silos, with minimal input from our users.

The Digital Standards form the foundation that will guide the Government of Canada's shift towards becoming more agile, open, and user-focused. Canada's inclusion in the D7, a group of leading digital nations, signals the importance of this shift, to harness the power of digital technologies for the benefit of citizens.

Continue reading "Improving government services in the digital age"...