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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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Julie Frappier

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President and Founder of the TOWWERS Program
Montreal, Canada Area
Julie Frappier is a health economist that has been active in the field since the late 80s. She has taught health economics at the MBA level for many years. Julie has collaborated to more than 250 projects involving pharmaceutical companies, medical device, think tanks, universities, healthcare professional associations. These projects were designed to address the need of various regions: North America, Europe and Asia. Interestingly enough, regardless the difference in the various healthcare systems, she realized that all countries were meeting the same challenges: is it possible to cope with patient centeredness, value and affordability? Clearly there is an urgency to reform healthcare. But how?

Today Julie is just about to implement the first worldwide collaborative program - the TOWWERS pro gram - that aims to increase health and wealth of a nation in collaboration with the various healthcare stakeholders. She strongly believes that cost is not the enemy, waste is. Hence, if we wish to tackle the healthcare cost increase issue, cost containment strategies are simply fuelling the problematic. She strongly believes that the best approach to cost savings is to improve health and wealth of a society.

Talk to Julie about : How to reform healthcare systems by encouraging innovation, measuring health and wealth of a nation.