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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 • 11:15 - 12:15
The Future of Government

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Trust in government is all time low, automation and the algorithmic governance are on the rise, and blockchain and other transformative technologies increasingly make it possible for citizens to bypass government. What is the role of government in the future? Governments need a new narrative to function, but it doesn’t seem like futures tools (e.g., foresight, horizon scanning) have helped governments identify one. This panel discusses what the future of governments looks like and what this new reality will mean for decision makers today.

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Liz McKeown

Chief Economist, Cabinet Office
Liz McKeown is Chief Economist at the UK Cabinet Office. She is head of Analysis & Insight - a multidisciplinary hub that provides analytical expertise, support and challenge to policy areas across the Cabinet Office. Liz is also the UK representative on the OECD Public Governance... Read More →

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Duncan Cass-Beggs

Counsellor for Strategic Foresight, OECD
My team and I help to strengthen strategic foresight across the OECD and bring a stronger future focus to global dialogue on key policy issues. This involves working closely with OECD staff, national governments and leading foresight practitioners worldwide to explore disruptive changes... Read More →
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Antti Kivela

Director, Capacity for renewal, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Antti Kivelä heads Sitra´s “Capacity for renewal" theme area. Today, our capacity for renewal – which we seem to have lost amid the ever-accelerating pace of change – must be built up again. This cannot happen without new, trust-based partnerships, common, information-based... Read More →
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D J Snowden

Director Cynefin Centre, University of Wales TCD
I've recently created a new research centre looking at the application of complexity science to human systems. Over the last two decades I have been developing an approach to distributed ethnography which provides real time feedback to decision makers, Unlike social media these... Read More →
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Robert Watt

Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Robert Watt is Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland. The Department has responsibility for public expenditure policy, capital spending and overall management and reform of the Irish public service. With the Department of Finance it manages... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:15 - 12:15 CET