Governing from the edges: digital change, inclusion and impact in British Columbia

05/11/2019 09.00 - 09.30

FastforwardGreen stageFFWD session

Technology is a tremendous force for good. It can create efficiencies, support innovation, and strengthen the basis for shared prosperity. In BC, we are working to capitalize on that force to benefit our citizens through the services that impact them most.

Digital innovation has changed our world, but governments have not always adapted. This talk will explore efforts in the Government of BC to adopt digital change. We’ll include lessons for other digital leaders, particularly at the subnational level. We’ll focus on specific strategies for governments to become digital, delivering services in modern ways that citizens deserve, and strategies for managing digital change for inclusion, empowering traditionally marginalized people, and impact, maximizing the usefulness of public sector investments.

Participants will come away from the presentations with: (i) insight into our strategy for digital government in BC; and (ii) insight into how the public sector can collaborate and adopt technology, both effectively and responsibly, so that our governments work better.

Jaimie Boyd
Jaimie Boyd
Chief Digital OfficerGovernment of British Columbia