Val Thomas

Lead, Talent Mobility Strategy / Talent Cloud

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat / Government of Canada

Val is a rebel with a cause with gravity-defying hair.
She has over a decade of experience leading change and “first of its kind” transformative initiatives in the Government of Canada. Val was one of the original members of IN.spire – the Government of Canada’s first Innovation Hub and is currently the Lead of Talent Mobility for Talent Cloud – an experimental staffing platform reimagining a new talent engine for the Government of Canada.

Val is pushing boundaries to develop a dynamic skills recognition ecosystem that allows individuals to record, validate and showcase the vastness of what they are capable of. She is driven by her passion to empower individuals and to create stronger talent signals that lead to meaningful work.


Technology, Trust and Talent for the Digital Age

05/11/2019 14.30 - 15.00

FastforwardGreen stageFFWD session

In the digital age, the world is experiencing the biggest restructuring of the labour market since the industrial revolution. Many of the jobs being staffed today didn’t exist a decade ago. Globally, economies are seeing massive shifts towards temporary and contract work, otherwise known as the rise of the gig economy. Workers are changing jobs and careers dozens of times in their life, and learning...