Peter Bruce is a Senior Associate for Leadership and Learning at the Institute on Governance (IOG). Since 2017, he has been facilitating the IOG’s Executive Leadership Program. He has also provided advice on digital strategies for government organizations both in Canada and internationally.
After 32 years of Public Service at the federal and provincial levels Mr. Bruce retired from the position of Senior ADM Strategy at Shared Services Canada in 2016. During his time in the Public Service, he worked in increasingly complex and interesting roles including VP/CIO/CTO at the Department of Justice, Library and Archives Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and as Deputy CIO and Interim CIO for the Government of Canada at Treasury Board Secretariat.
Mr. Bruce also has extensive governance experience collaborating internationally, across Canadian jurisdictions, across the federal government, and with the private sector. He has been the elected or appointed chair of several organizations including the ICA, (the International CIO Council), the PSCIOC (Canadian Public Sector CIO Council and DPI, (the Association of Public Sector Information Professionals). He currently serves on the Board of the charity Kids Up Front Ottawa and on the Advisory Board for DPI.
He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from Queen’s University. Mr. Bruce has also studied cognitive science and continues to explore leadership and the transformational possibilities created by advances in information and communications technology including artificial intelligence.
In 2021 the Institute on Governance launched a study in partnership with four Government of Canada departments to examine the role of Departmental Chief Data Officers – a relatively new position within the federal government. Through a series of interviews, surveys, and workshops the study explored how this increasingly critical role has been evolving, and the variety of efforts underway to... read more