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Understand Your Risks to Succeed: Intelligent Risk-Taking in the Federal Public Service


Change is a constant in the Government of Canada—indeed, it has become the new normal. Across all levels of the public service, every day brings new challenges, along with a great deal of uncertainty and risk. In an environment that promotes innovation, how do we recognize our threshold for risk? How do we manage the risks involved with being more innovative? Join the conversation as senior leaders discuss intelligent risk-taking and their experience in managing in uncertain times.


  • Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
  • Bob Hamilton, Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Marcus Ballinger, Manager of foresight, Policy Horizons Canada
  • Reza Lahidji, Associate Partner, Menon Economics
  • Olivia Neal, Executive Director, Digital Change, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Annette Butikofer, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Jane Hazel, Director General, Communications Directorate, Public Affairs Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Brian Philbin, Assistant Commissioner, Audit, Evaluation and Risk Branch, Canada Revenue Agency


  • Joshua Drake, Assistant Director, Enterprise Risk Management Division, Canada Revenue Agency

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