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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
Innovation Methods Spotlight: Labs

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Exploring new ways of working and new ways of doing things can be hard when an organisation is focused on delivering on current commitments and dealing with current priorities. Innovation labs can provide organisations with the space to look at things differently, to challenge some of the current assumptions, and to understand issues in different ways that allow for new ways of responding. Yet labs can also be seen as “that thing over there”, unconnected to the “real work” of the organisation. How then can innovation labs carve out room to challenge the status quo, to discover new insights and devise new responses, and yet be connected to core business? This session will explore the practicalities of innovation labs and different ways of making them work.

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

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Alex Roberts

Innovation Specialist, OECD
I'm part of the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation team at the OECD. I lead our work on public sector innovation system reviews, looking into how governments can achieve a systemic approach to their innovation efforts. Before joining the OECD, I worked on public sector innovation... Read More →

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Gabriela Ríos Landa

Innovation Strategies and Futures Studies Coordinator, Laboratorio para la Ciudad
She is an innovation strategist with a M.A. in Futures Studies and a B.A. in Industrial Design. At Laboratorio para la Ciudad* - the experimental arm and creative office of the Mexico City government, reporting to the Mayor - Gabriela supports the implementation of innovation strategies... Read More →
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Andrea Siodmok

Deputy Director, Cabinet Office
Andrea leads the Policy Lab, SKYrooms and Open Innovation teams at the UK Cabinet Office. These units exist to inspire and enable innovation across HM Government supporting policy-makers to apply new thinking in the design and implementation of government’s priorities.Over 20 years... Read More →
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Xavier Troussard

Acting Director of the Competence Directorate, European Commission, Joint Research Center
Xavier Troussard is Acting Director of the "Competences" Directorate at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC). The Directorate aims at strengthening competences and offering services to policy makers in the European Commission and beyond in a wide range of disciplines... Read More →
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Tristan Hugh Walker

Head of Innovation, IMF
Newly appointed to this new position within the IMF. Running recently launched innovation lab. Interested in making innovation successful within large international organisations.

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