Speakers

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Our speakers lead digital innovation initiatives around the world. From executives and academics to authors and instigators, the unparalleled lineup brings the world’s foremost thinkers on digital government to Canada.

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Francis Maude

The Right Honorable Lord Maude of Horsham

Former UK Cabinet Office Minister, 2010-2015

Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang

Digital Minister
Taiwan

David McRaney

David McRaney

Author
You Are Not So Smart

Natalie Evans Harris

Natalie Evans Harris

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
BrightHive, Inc

Santiago Paz

Santiago Paz

Information Security Director
AGESIC Uruguay

Melissa Hathaway

Melissa Hathaway

Distinguished Fellow
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Siim Sikkut

Siim Sikkut

Government CIO
Republic of Estonia

Pia (Waugh) Andrews

Pia Andrews

Service Integration Lead
New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs

Barry Lowry

Barry Lowry

Government CIO
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Ireland

Amy MacFarlane

Amy MacFarlane

Founder and CEO
Recreational Respite

Tim Bouma

Tim Bouma

Senior Policy Analyst
Government of Canada’s Chief Information Officer Branch

Joni Brennan

Joni Brennan

President
Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada

Aurélie Pols

Aurélie Pols

Co-founder
Competing on Privacy

Matti Schneider

Matti Schneider

Transdisciplinary engineer

Maayan Ziv

Mayaan Ziv

Founder
AccessNow

Mike Kujawski

Mike Kujawski

Managing Partner & Senior Consultant
Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing (CEPSM.ca)

Alex Benay

Alex Benay

Chief Information Officer
Government of Canada

Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo

Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo

Founder
Phoensight

Frank Leyman

Frank Leyman

Manager of International Relations
Belgian Federal Public service Strategy and Support

Ruthe Farmer

Ruthe Farmer

Chief Evangelist
CSforAll

Rainhard Fuchs

Rainhard Fuchs

Head of Public Sector
Pioneers.io

Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll

Founder
Solve for Interesting

Carme Artigas Brugal

Carme Artigas Brugal

CEO
Synergic Partners, a Telefonica Company

David Alston

David Alston

Chief Entrepreneur in Residence
Government of New Brunswick

Susan Etlinger

Susan Etlinger

Industry Analyst
Altimeter Group, a Prophet Company

James Delorme

James Delorme

President
First Sky Media Group