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Fast Tracking Digital


Digital is here to stay. This has been reinforced by COVID‑19, which has pushed our digital limits at an unimaginable pace, completely changing the way we work. The result is that now almost everything is online and remote work is the new normal.

How does the public service prepare its employees and leaders to work in this digital reality, today and in the future? To explore this question, we have brought senior leaders and experts together to share their insights with you. Through our panel and breakout sessions, you will learn about the various skills, competencies, tools and mindsets you need to thrive in a digital environment.

* This event was formerly named "Becoming Digital
by Default".

This event is part of the Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions in the Workplace Series.

Master of ceremonies

  • Brian Enright, Director, Digital Engagement, Canada School of Public Service

Opening Remarks

  • Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service


  • Pia Andrews, Special Advisor, Digital and Client Data Workstream Lead, Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Teresa D'Andrea, Director, GC Digital Exchange, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Jesse Hirsh, Futurist, researcher, artist, and public speaker
  • Daphne Guerrero, Senior Analyst, Digital Change, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Liz McKeown, Faculty Member, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service
  • Pascale Elvas, Senior Director, Email Notification Service, Health Canada
  • Honey Dacanay, Director, Strategy and Delivery, Canada School of Public Service
  • Dave Sharrock, CEO North America and Enterprise Agile Coach at Agile42
  • Paul Wagner, Interim Chief Technology Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Anatole Papadopoulos, Executive Director, Canadian Digital Service
  • Amanda Clarke, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University


Chris Allison, Director General, Digital Services, Canada School of Public Service

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