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The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI)  and its partners at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation are excited to convene innovators from around the world for a conference on Innovation in Government: The New Normal on 20-21 November 2017. The conference will highlight insights from OPSI’s work with countries that are transforming their operations and improving the lives of their people through innovation. It will bring together government leaders, public servants, and innovative partners in industry and civil society to connect, share experiences, and collaborate.

We have developed a document outlining relevant logistical information for your attendance at the conference, including travel information and details on nearby hotels. You can find this at http://oe.cd/opsiconferencelogistics

OECD Conference Center  - 2, rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France

All plenary sessions (CC 1), panel discussions (CC 1 and CC 5), and talks (Auditorium) will be live streamed. To view a live stream, see the link provided on the relevant session’s page (click the session below) or here: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/.


Questions related to the event can be addressed to the OPSI team at opsi@oecd.org

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Abe Greenspoon

Canada's Free Agents
Talent Manager
Ottawa, Canada Area
In my role as Talent Manager for Canada's Free Agents, I am responsible for managing and coordinating a small team of Innovation Entrepreneurs in the Public Service of Canada. The Free Agent program is a pilot designed to test the viability of a cloud-based talent model. In this model, standard hierarchal structures are augmented with a cloud-based talent workforce that allows departments to manage costs and deliver results in a rapidly adaptable way.

My responsibilities include:
- Managing all finance, human resources, and information technology needs of the program and its participants;
- Liasing with managers across the Public Service who participate, or wish to participate in the program;
- Weekly briefings of senior management (ADM and DG) on the status of the program;
- Testing assumptions about talent development and mobility in the Public Service and tracking barriers to innovation in these areas.