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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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Tuesday, November 21 • 10:00 - 11:15
Digital Transformation: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward

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Digital transformation has been one of the hottest issues in the innovation field for the last few years. Governments are working to catch up with tech practices common in the private sector, and in many cases, are innovating to come up with new and creative approaches to use technology to solve the world’s most difficult challenges. The concept of specialised groups like the Government Digital Service (GDS) in the UK has spread through countries including the U.S., Canada, and Australia, with more expected in the future. Digital government fellowships like the U.S.’s Presidential Innovation Fellows and France’s  Entrepreneurs d'Intérêt Général are also on the rise. It’s not just central governments using these approaches, as initiatives similar to Code for America and its grassroots brigades are now helping local governments all over the world. There have been great strides in digital transformation in recent years, but also some setbacks and challenges. This session explores these and considers how to move forward. 

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Frank Cecconi

Conseiller régional, Region Ile-de-France
Rapporteur pour le Comité des Régions sur la problématique de la promotion de l’innovation dans le secteur public grâce aux solutions numériques.
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Darja Isaksson

Entrepeneur, executive advisor and a member of the Swedish Prime Ministers' Innovation Council. Interested in discussing topics such as - Digitalisation seems to increase global value chains, and interesting things now happen in areas such as health care and education. What will... Read More →
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Colin MacDonald

Government Chief Digital Officer, Deparment of Internal Affairs
Colin MacDonald is Chief Executive of New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs, Secretary for Internal Affairs, Secretary for Local Government, and the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO). In his GCDO role, Colin is the ICT functional leader for government and he works... Read More →
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Antonio Samaritani

Antonio Samaritani. General Director of the Agency for Digital Italy since May 2015, prior to his engagement for the Agency he worked as ICT Director of Regione Lombardia from 2010 until 2015 where he also served as deputy director of the personnel. Born in Torino in 1963. He holds... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 10:00 - 11:15 CET