CSPS Digital Academy Events/Annual Digital Open Government Forum: The Future of Work - Shaping the Public Service of Tomorrow Together - Event Program

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Event Program - November 25th, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ET)

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Introductions - Masters of Ceremonies

  • Elizabeth Hardy, Senior Director, Research and Experimentation, Office of Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat

Opening Video

Setting the Stage

  • Janice Charette, Interim Clerk, Privy Council Office

Opening Remarks

  • Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada, Statistics Canada
  • Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Vision For The Future Of Work - Succeeding In Our New Reality

Focus: Hear about what some of the top leaders and experts are doing in their organizations to adjust to the new work environment, including what the public service can learn from them; as well as how we adjust for the future of work to meet existing and new demands.

Q&A Period


  • Jean McClellan, National People and Organization Leader, PwC Canada
  • Stéphan Déry, Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Services Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Paul N. Wagner, Assistant Deputy Minister, Transformation, Office of the Chief Information Officer of Canada, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


  • Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Health Break

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Understanding The Future Of Work and What It Means for You And Your Organization - Ask Me Anything

Focus: Have an open and in-depth discussion with experts on the skills, tools, mindset and other requirements you and your teams will need to thrive in the future of work. This is your opportunity to ask leaders in the field questions that are top of mind.

Q&A Period


  • Pina D'Intino, Senior Accessibility Consultant and Strategist, Statistics Canada
  • Louise-Michelle Rouillard (Dr), Manager, Workforce Requirements, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance), Department of National Defence
  • Tony Bates (Dr), Senior Advisor, Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, and Research Associate, Contact North
  • Jesse Hirsh, Futurist, Researcher, Digital Strategist, Metaviews Media Management Ltd.


  • Neil Bouwer, Vice President, Innovation and Skills Development Branch, Canada School of Public Service

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Health Break

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

The Work of the Future is Open By Design

Focus: Join us as we unpack what open by design really means for you, your organization, and the public service - particularly as we prepare for the future of work. We will discuss behaviours and tools that will help foster transparency, accountability, integrity, and participation - practices based on key principles of open by design.


  • Doreen Grove, Head of Open Government, Scottish Government
  • James Van Raalte, Executive Director, Regulatory Policy and Cooperation Directorate, Treasury Board Secretariat
  • Dugald Topshee, Chief Information Officer, Justice Canada
  • Mark Irvin, Lead Open Government, Public Service Commission


  • Mélanie Robert, Executive Director, Open Government, Treasury Board Secretariat

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks