The New Economy Series

The New Economy Series

The New Economy Series—a partnership between the Canada School of Public Service and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)—is a new learning series that aims to support public servants in navigating the modern economy and in preparing for the ways it will influence day-to-day work.

Events in the series will cover specific topics related to the new economy, including data, foreign direct investment, cybersecurity, privacy, intellectual property, as well as the latest developments on COVID-19 and its effects on the emerging economy. In addition to presenting the features of the new economy, the series will help public servants understand how the economy is changing and how they can best adapt to it.


The New Economy Series: Intellectual Property

The ability to create, protect, and promote intellectual property (IP) is at the core of the new economy. It informs Canada's Intellectual Property Strategy, which seeks to help entrepreneurs and innovators understand, protect and access IP.

There is great revenue potential for Canadian-made innovations, but issues related to IP leakage, access to collaborative innovation spaces, and barriers to participation in emerging sectors must first be addressed in order to keep pace with the world's IP leaders.

Join us for the third event in the New Economy Series to explore the opportunities intellectual property presents for Canada, as well as the challenges of balancing property protection with openness and information sharing. Learn about key characteristics of intellectual property in Canada and engage with leading thinkers on how the public service can support and prepare Canadian IP owners for the new economy.

Moderator

Mark Schaan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
@markschaan

Speakers

  • Karima Bawa, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Natalie Raffoul, Managing Partner, Brion Raffoul LLP
    @RaffoulNatalie
  • Myra Tawfik, Professor of Law, University of Windsor, and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
    @colonialip

Past events

The New Economy Series: The Data-Driven Economy

Data is the cornerstone of the new economy. It is a key driver for innovation and economic growth, providing opportunities and challenges simultaneously. Public servants are increasingly being confronted with challenges related to national and international data governance, the ethics of data use and sharing, and how to leverage existing data sources to accelerate innovation. In an effort to better respond to the emerging data landscape, the Government of Canada recently launched its Data Strategy, which seeks to position Canada as a leading jurisdiction in the field.

Many of the challenges related to data are no longer purely academic in nature.  Governments around the world are working through the privacy implications and are challenged by the power of emerging technologies that may threaten the integrity of disaggregated and anonymized data. Questions around data privacy and security are not new, but the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new urgency to the issue.

The second event in the New Economy series dives into the topic of the data-driven economy. Our panelists will offer their expertise on subjects including data ownership, the governance of emerging technologies, and setting standards for big data and artificial intelligence. Participants will learn about the key characteristics of the data-driven economy and gain insight into how the public service will need to adapt to face both short- and long-term challenges.  


Date and time:
July 8, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm (ET)
Language:
English, with interpretation in French
Moderator:
Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada, Statistics Canada
Speakers:
  • Michel Girard, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
    @MichelFGirard
  • Taylor Owen, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
    @taylor_owen
  • Teresa Scassa, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa
    @TeresaScassa
Location:
This event will be delivered virtually. A link to the live broadcast will be provided upon registration.
Audience:
All public servants at all levels
The New Economy Series: The Importance of the Intangibles Economy

The global economy is undergoing a massive shift in terms of what drives economic competitiveness. We are moving away from an economy based on traditional forms of capital to one that places greater value on intangible assets such as data, intellectual property, and patents. This significant trend is accelerating rapidly and shows no signs of slowing down or reversing course.

Coupled with this shift is the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the global economy. The pandemic is expected to have an enduring impact on the future of work for every sector and profession around the world.

The first event in the New Economy Series focuses on how the economy has changed and what policies will be required to support a strong recovery and respond to longer-term trends such as the shift towards the digital economy. You will learn what this means for the public service and how you will need to adapt.


Date and time:
May 21, 2020 | 1:30 pm 3:00 pm (ET)
Language:
English with interpretation in French
Moderator:
Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service
Speakers:
  • Dan Ciuriak, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Robert Fay, Director of Global Economy, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Location:
This event will be delivered virtually. A link to the live broadcast will be provided upon registration.
Audience:
All public servants at all levels

Features

COVID19

Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Updates for employees on COVID-19, telework, advisories, messages and resources to share.
COVID-19: Learning resources

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Learning resources to support public servants during the COVID‑19 pandemic.

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