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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 • 16:30 - 17:30
Systems Transformation in Cities

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Cities are one of the most dynamic innovation settings today, as most technological and social experiments are carried out on the local level. Close to the citizens and providing direct services to diverse populations, they are the engines of change. Thus, smart city solutions such as IoT,  MAAS, and the circular economy promise to create a safer, more sustainable and resilient living environment for all. But does the reality live up to the promise? Does the increased experimentation on the city level add up to larger transformation of cities and help to solve societal challenges? Or are the initiatives fragmented between different interest? This session will discuss how governments can work towards systemic transformation on the city level. Recent OPSI work on Systems Approaches to Engaging Citizens, Envisioning the Future and Creating Public Value will be highlighted.

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Dan Hill

Associate Director, Arup
Designer. Urbanist. European. My work concerns strategic design, largely for cities—from urban interactions up to city governance, via district planning and everyday infrastructures. I often work with contemporary and emerging technologies, but equally take a human-centred p... Read More →

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Hyun-Deok Choi

Deputy Mayor, namyangju city hall
Choi Hyeon-deok, Vice Mayor of Namyangju, Republic of Korea, passed the 36th Public Administration Examination in 1993 to begin his career as a public officer in the Ministry of Government Administration and the Ministry of Government Administration & Home Affairs. He has worked in... Read More →
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Jarmo Eskelinen

CITO, Future Cities Catapult
CITO of the Future Cities Catapult, bringing together companies, universities, cities and citizens to solve urban challenges. Expert in smart cities, urban data and user driven innovation.Member of EC OISPG, member of Smart London Board, vice chair of Open & Agile Smart Cities. Previously... Read More →
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Nigel Jacob

Co-Founder, New Urban Mechanics
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Lamia Kamal-Chaoui is the Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism (CFE). This includes the Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED) Programme, the Regional Development Policy Committee and its Working Parties on urban policy, rural... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30 CET
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