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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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Monday, November 20 • 15:30 - 16:30
Talent for Transformation: Innovation Skills

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We can give public servants the tools and methods to deliver new projects and ways of working; however, if officials do not have matching skills and capabilities then there will be limits to how far they can adopt innovative approaches. In this session the panellists will discuss what skills and capabilities officials need to become innovators in government and how managers encourage staff to develop these skills. Managers and leaders also need to think about how innovation features within their approach to talent management, in particular how do you attract and retain people with skillsets that are quite different from traditional public servants to come and work in the public sector?

See live streaming at: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/4204/or/innovation_conference_plenary.html 

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Daniel Gerson

Project manager, Public Employment and Managment, OECD
How can we ensure that employees of public organisations are ready to face complex policy and service delivery challenges? My projects focus on identifying the skills and capabilities needed in successful public organisations, and helping government set the right people management... Read More →

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Chris Van der Auwera

Chief of Staff, Ministery of Defence in charge of Public Administration
Chris Van der Auwera started as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Public Services, Minister Vandeput in 2014. Before his move to the federal Policy Unit, he was entrepreneur helping companies to crack the digital collaboration code. (2010 – 2014)He worked as program and change... Read More →
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Graeme Head

Public Service Commissioner, Public Service Commission
Graeme Head has held the statutory office of Public Service Commissioner for the state of New South Wales in Australia for the past six years. This role is responsible for all aspects of strategic workforce management in the public sector for Australia's largest jurisdiction. Graeme... Read More →
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Francoise Waintrop

Innovation chief officer, ENA
In charge of training innovation at the french National School of Government , I'm interested in new ways of conceiving public policies using design, behavioural insight and above all Citizen/ users centric approaches

Monday November 20, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 CET