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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
Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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With thousands of innovations in play, some of them already reaching millions of people, this session will discuss how organizations, countries, and individuals can play the right roll to take an innovation from "Idea to Action."  Join the discussion about the path from discovery to scale and gather and share insights around what works in accelerating the adopting of innovations to help address the SDG's. This will highlight how successful innovators and entrepreneurs are thinking about impact and designing approaches around a value and customer paradigm, and how we can help, using a systems approach. 

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Mr. Jorge Moreira da Silva is, since 1st November 2016, the Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) at OECD. | | From 2013 to 2015, he was Portugal’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Spatial Planning. Prior to this Ministerial position, Mr. Moreira da Silva served as Senior Environmental Financial Advisor at... Read More →

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Alexis Bonnell

Chief of Applied Innovation, USAID
Alexis Bonnell is the both the Chief of Applied Innovation and Acceleration as well as the Director of the Office of Engagement in the U.S. Global Development Lab. Over her career, Bonnell has developed and delivered over a billion dollars of humanitarian and development programming in over 25 conflict, post-conflict and emergency countries, in almost every sector from education to stabilization, for more than 30 international bilateral donors, 10 U.N. agencies, the military and the private sector. She has held positions with every side of development including: implementers, donors, policy makers and beneficiaries. With more than 20 years of experience in management and communications, Bonnell has worked with: Wall Street and... Read More →
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Pedro Conceicao

Director, Strategic Policy, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme, UNDP
Since October 2014, Pedro Conceição is Director, Strategic Policy, at the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. Before that, we was Chief-Economist and Head of the Strategic Advisory Unit at the Regional Bureau for Africa (from 1 December 2009). | | Prior to this, he was Director of the Office of Development Studies (ODS) from March 2007 to November 2009, and Deputy Director of ODS, from October 2001 to February 2007. His work on financing for development and on global public goods was published by Oxford University Press in books he co-edited (The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges, 2006; Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization, 2003). He has published on inequality, the economics of innovation and technological change, and development in, amongst others journals, the African Development Review, Review of Development Economics, Eastern Economic Journal, Ecological Economics, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He co-edited several books including: Innovation, Competence Building, and Social Cohesion in Europe- Towards a Learning Society (Edward Elgar, 2002) and Knowledge for Inclusive Development (Quorum Books, 2001). | | Prior to coming to UNDP, he was an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Superior... Read More →
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Elissa Golberg

Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Canada
Elissa Golberg was named Assistant Deputy Minister – Partnerships for Development Innovation at Global Affairs Canada in February 2015.  She is also currently the department’s champion for innovation. Ms. Golberg has successfully pioneered complex policy and multi-million dollar program initiatives and led multi-disciplinary teams working on significant international peace and security, human rights, emergency management, and sustainable development challenges. From 2011 to 2015, she served as... Read More →

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