Diane Allan is the President of MC, an agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. This Agency is responsible for ensuring accuracy in the selling of measured goods, developing and enforcing the laws related to measurement accuracy, approving and inspecting measuring devices and investigating complaints of suspected inaccurate measurement.
Prior to starting her public service career, Diane worked in the biotechnology sector for a few years. In the 90s, she began her public service career managing grants and contributions programs and continually progressed in more senior roles in both policy development and operational delivery within the Health, Agricultural and Transportation portfolios in the Government of Canada.
She has always played a pivotal strategic role in change leadership to help build organizational capacity, continuous engagement and awareness by influencing others and facilitating horizontal linkages and integration within, across and externally with the aim to ensure that the public service is successful in delivering its operational as well as its modernization agenda.
We surveyed people to find the critical technologies and departments. And we chose these to create four concurrent half-hour discussions, four times over. It’s a choreographed dance of experts, ideas, and disruption.