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Forum on Digital Government

Forum on Digital Government

Video on Demand

Transforming the Public Service Through Digital Government

You have likely heard about disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, deep learning, robotics, the internet of things and big data. But how will these technological advances impact how we work? How do we harness these changes to provide more effective services to Canadians? This day-long event ‎was organized by the Canada School of Public Service in collaboration with the Canadian Digital Service of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

This is your opportunity to hear again from world experts and public service leaders on how technologies are transforming the way we work, communicate and interact with each other, and about the security issues we need to consider over the long term.

Event Information

Didn't get a chance to participate? A recording of the entire event, held on February 9, is available on demand until 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on March 14, 2018. Once registered, you will receive two links: one for the morning program and one for the afternoon program.

Video on Demand

Dates and Times:

From February 14, 2018 to March 14, 2018, at 3:00 pm (EDT)


Bilingual with interpretation in official languages




Opening Remarks: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

  • Stéphane Tourangeau, Capacity building Lead, Canadian Digital Service
  • Olivia Neal, Executive Director, Digital Change, Chief Information Officer Branch
  • Pascale Elvas, Director, Canadian Digital Service

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning: Preparing for Transformation?

  • Alex Benay, Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Adam Blinick, Director of Public Affairs, Uber Canada
  • Renee Sieber, Associate Professor, McGill School of Environment and Department of Geography, McGill University
  • Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Facebook Canada
  • Elissa Strome, Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Privacy and Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

  • Scott Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, IT Security, Communications Security Establishment Canada
  • Karen Eltis, Professor, Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa
  • Suhayya (Sue) Abu-Hakima, President and CEO, Amika Mobile Corporation
  • Scott Smith, Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce


How the Digital Revolution is Changing Human Behaviour

Steven Sloman, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Rhode Island, United States

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