Denis Skinner

Executive Director, Digital Change Sector, Office of the Chief Information Officer of Canada

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat / Government of Canada

Denis Skinner, Executive Director of Digital Change at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, holds a Bachelor of Engineering, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. An experienced digital systems professional and entrepreneur, Denis has successfully led a number of high profile initiatives and major crown projects, including those for key Government of Canada departments such as the Public Health Agency of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Public Service Commission, where he was the Chief Information Officer. Joining TBS from Employment and Social Development Canada, Denis led the department’s IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture in support the department’s transformation in its service to Canadians. Denis now brings his strong and disruptive leadership to TBS, leveraging his experience and strength in community building and progressive change.


Digital Standards as a Service

09/11/2020 13.30 - 15.00

Workshop TrackChannel 3Workshop

Digital standards have set a new bar for what good looks like for digital government. They have openly codified best practice, encouraged new ways of working, and challenged bad behaviour. In many countries, standards have started to become part of the public service fabric, shaping incentives in ways that weren’t always predicted.

In this session you’ll hear about how and why the first...