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Fostering Innovation in the Public Service

What kind of ecosystem (e.g. people, tools, resources, processes and partners) is needed to foster innovation within the public service? As we build a more innovative federal public service, what can we learn from the experiences of others to ensure that innovation in the government yields significant results?

Join us for a discussion of the topic between Neil Bouwer, Vice-President, Innovation and Policy Services, and Lane Becker, former program lead at 10x Investments, a U.S. government investment fund that supports ideas sourced from civil servants into technology products and services that benefit the American public.


  • Lane Becker, former program lead at 10x Investments
  • Neil Bouwer, Vice-President, Innovation and Policy Services, Canada School of Public Service
  • Jennifer Hollington, Assistant Deputy Minister, Communications and Public Affairs Branch, Health Canada
  • Arianne Reza, Assistant Deputy Minister, Procurement, Public Services and Procurement Canada


Rodney Ghali, Assistant Secretary, Impact and Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office

Date and time:

April 5, 2019 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)


English with simultaneous interpretation in French

  • Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Available across Canada by webcast

Designed for public servants in policy and innovation but open to all public servant groups and levels

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