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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

Monday, November 20

08:30 CET

Registration and Coffee
Register, get a coffee, and meet some fellow attendees. 

Monday November 20, 2017 08:30 - 09:15 CET

09:15 CET

Welcoming Remarks
Monday November 20, 2017 09:15 - 09:25 CET

09:25 CET

Ministerial Panel: Turning the New into Normal

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Boris Koprivnikar

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration, Ministry of Public Administration
Boris Koprivnikar, born on 16th April 1966, BSc in organisational science and information systems, Faculty of Organisational Sciences Kranj, University of Maribor. Boris Koprivnikar has been facing the challenges of public administration for twenty years. For a decade, he managed... Read More →
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Minister Maria Leitao Marques

Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernization, Government of Portugal
2015 – Present: Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernisation 2013 – 2014: Member of the High-Level Group on Administrative Burdens (European Commission) 2013 – 2014: Member of the Selection Committee for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge (Bloomberg... Read More →
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Ahmed Zarrouk

Councilor to the Head of the Government in charge of Civil Service and Governance, Presidency of the Government
Postes actuels : Conseiller auprès du chef du gouvernement chargé de la fonction publique et de la gouvernance Coprésident de L’initiative MENA-OCDE pour la gouvernance et la compétitivité (axe gouvernance) Grade : Conseiller du Tribunal Administratif Diplômes : Titulaires... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 09:25 - 10:30 CET

10:30 CET

Coffee Break
Pick up another coffee on your way to one of five conference tracks. 

Monday November 20, 2017 10:30 - 10:45 CET
Outside each room

10:45 CET

Talk 1: A Survivor’s Guide to the Post-Truth World
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Anthony Gooch

Director of Public Affairs & Communications, OECD
Anthony Gooch is Director of Public Affairs & Communications at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Since joining in 2008, he has played a key role in managing the OECD’s major international public campaigns in response to the ongoing global economic... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 10:45 - 11:15 CET

10:45 CET

Nudging: Innovation through Behavioural Insights
Behavioural insights use psychological and cognitive factors that shape people’s behaviours to draft more impactful and cost-sound public policies. This approach breaks from classical approaches and instead devises ways to ‘nudge’ people into acting in specific, anticipated, manners. Behavioural insights are a growing research area in policy-making and innovation, and more must be done for public sector innovation to make full use of this new technique. This session will explore ways in which behavioural insights apply to innovation, and how the two can work together to allow for innovative systemic changes in the public sector.

See live streaming at: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/4203/or/innovation_conference_plenary.html 

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Faisal Naru

Senior Economic Adviser, OECD
Mr Faisal Naru is Senior Economic Advisor in the Public Governance Directorate of the OECD. He manages a team that has a wide portfolio that works with public administrations and institutions internationally including on behavioural insights, regulatory policy and governance, , digital... Read More →

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Mariam Chammat

SGMAP, French Prime Minister\'s services
Mariam Chammat, Chief Behavioural Officer, Secretariat General pour la modernisation de l'action publique (SGMAP), France Since June 2016, Mariam Chammat has been Chief Behavioural Officer of the Secretariat General pour la modernisation de l’action publique (SGMAP). Her work consists... Read More →
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Stefan Hunt

Head of Behavioural Economics and Data Science, Financial Conduct Authority
I run teams that design research and analysis to provide state-of-the-art solutions to challenging regulatory problems. We use the full gamut (I think) of methods from psychology, economics and machine learning. It would be great to talk about creating impact using these methods at... Read More →
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Ammaarah Kamish

Director: Policy, Research and Development, Western Cape Government
Ammaarah is passionate about positive change and governance in South Africa. Her exposure to behavioural insights was through a joint research project between ideas42, the University of Cape Town’s Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN) and the Western... Read More →
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Michael Sanders

Chief Scientist, Behavioural Insights Team
Michael Sanders is Chief Scientist at the Behavioural Insights Team. Michael and his team support the rest of the behavioural insights team with the design of randomised controlled trials, which are widely considered to the ‘gold standard’ in working out what works. Michael is... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 CET

10:45 CET

Pushing the Possibilities of Citizen Engagement
Innovative governments are enhancing citizen engagement and ensuring public involvement at every stage of the policy cycle: from shaping ideas to designing, delivering, and monitoring services. The goal is not only to improve the type and quality of services that governments provide, but also to transform the culture of government so that citizens are seen as partners who can shape and inform policy and services. This session will discuss how governments are activating citizens as partners to build the future together.

See live streaming at: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/4212/or/innovation_conference_plenary.html 

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Alessandro Bellantoni

Head of the Open Government Unit, OECD
Alessandro Bellantoni joined the OECD in 2009, where he is the Deputy Head of the Governance Reviews and Partnerships Division and the Head of the Open Government Unit. Previously, he worked in the Ministry of Public Administration and Innovation of Italy, for the United Nations (WFP... Read More →

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Francesco Di Costanzo

President, PA Social Association
President of PA Social - National Association for New Communication. Creator and Coordinator of the #pasocial working group formed by communicators and journalists from the Italian Government. Founder and Director of cittadiniditwitter.it. Communication Social, Social Networking and... Read More →
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Sungyeol SHIN

Director, Ministry of Interior and Satety
15 years of work experience in the central government for general management of public sector such as human resources, government innovation, and collaboration among and outside government. Recent dedicated job is promoting the citizen participation on government affairs.
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Pauline Véron

Deputy Mayor, Government of the City of Paris
Pauline Véron has been deputy to the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, since March 2014, and is in charge of local democracy, citizen participation, NGOs, youth and employment. From 2012 – 14, she served as deputy to Mayor Bertrand Delanoë. Pauline previously worked as a lawyer at... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 CET
CC 5

10:45 CET

Systems Change in the Public Sector
Limited Capacity filling up

The public sector is facing an increased rate of change: both changing citizen demands as well as changing technological possibilities that are transforming what is expected from the sector. Furthermore, new and complex societal challenges cannot be met with public sector systems that were designed for another era. How can governments cope? This workshop gives a helping hand to public managers wanting to achieve better outcomes in a systemic way. Systems experts and specialists discuss their experience and knowledge about how systems approaches can be applied in the public sector setting. This knowledge is put in practise by analysing a real-world complex problem.

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Martin Reynolds

Senior Lecturer, The Open University
Systems Thinking in Practice Postgraduate Qualifications Director Distance learning Developmental Evaluation ISSS Regular Environmental responsibility
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Project leader/Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Claire Shewbridge heads the Strategic Education Governance (SEG) project in the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI). SEG aims to promote and focus policy makers attention on elements and processes that support strategic education governance. This is done... Read More →
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Joeri van den Steenhoven

Joeri van den Steenhoven is a recognized expert in systems change and social innovation. He is a strategic adviser to governments and organizations around the world. He helps, teaches and speaks about how to address complex problems and how to organize public and social innovation... Read More →
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Piret Tonurist

Innovation Specialist, OECD
Piret Tõnurist, @pirettonurist, PhD, Lead on Systems Thinking and Innovation Measurement, Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, Public Governance Directorate, OECD, FrancePiret Tõnurist is an Innovation Specialist at the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, OECD. She leads... Read More →

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Olli-Pekka Heinonen

Director General, Finnish National Agency for Education
Olli-Pekka Heinonen is Director General at the Finnish National Agency for Education. Before his current position he worked as a State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance of Finland. He was also responsible as a State Secretary of the portfolios of Ministry of Education and Culture... Read More →
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Dale McFee

Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing, Ministry of Justice, Saskatchewan (Canada)
multi-sector service delivery, multi-sector collaboration, policing, crime, crime trends, crime statistics, drug trafficking, opioids, corrections, incarceration (remand and sentenced offenders), recidivism, data - metrics - measurement, data collection, collective outcomes, outcomes... Read More →
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Sigrid Van de Poel

CEO, Youth Protection
Development, effective innovation, every child safe forever and good food
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Tadej Slapnik

State Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Slovenia
Before assuming the post of state secretary he was employed by the European Parliament as assistant to Ivo Vajgl, Member of the European Parliament.For years he has been instrumental in starting and launching several social enterprises, worker cooperatives and several other initiatives... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 10:45 - 13:00 CET
CC 6

11:00 CET

Unconference: Round 1
An “unconference” is a space for participant-driven meetings. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space for an open discussion.
This will provide an opportunity for participants to tackle subjects not listed on the official agenda, as well as time and space to network and connect with others.

A process for sinigng up to hold unconference sessions will be made available.  

Monday November 20, 2017 11:00 - 12:00 CET
CC 10

11:15 CET

Talk 2:#Blockchain4EU: Prototyping for Policy

Established in June 2014 the Joint Research Centre's EU Policy Lab provides a collaborative, experimental and multidisciplinary space inside the European Commission to support innovative policy making at EU level. In our activitieswe deploy a policy innovation toolbox ranging from horizon scanning and behavioural insights to collaborative creation and speculative design.

The talk will be centred on our ongoing project #Blockchain4EU: Blockchain for Industrial Transformations. By request of the European Commission's DG GROW, the project is a forward looking exploration of Blockchain for industry including supply chains and logistics, energy, intellectual property rights, authentication, and digital manufacturing. Particular focus will be placed on our use of generative research and prototyping for policy together with an extended community of technical experts and developers, social and economic scientists, entrepreneurs, legal experts, designers, business and labour representatives, and policy makers at local, national and EU levels.

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Susana Nascimento

Policy Analyst, European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA)
Susana Nascimento is a Policy Analyst at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, EU Policy Lab / Foresight, Behavioural Insights and Design for Policy Lab Unit. She is a social scientist interested in qualitative approaches to engage a broader, collaborative and inclusive... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 11:15 - 11:45 CET

11:45 CET

Talk 3: The role of government innovation labs in achieving SDGs: UNDP experience in Europe and CIS and Armenia’s case study
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Milica Begovic

Team Leader, Knowledge and Innovation, UNDP Regional Hub - Istanbul
Milica (Millie) Begovic is working on social innovation for development in UNDP Europe and Central Asia, exploring micronarratives and data for development, including for conflict prevention and many other extraordinary topics.  Milica works with teams (UNDP and national/local... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 11:45 - 12:15 CET

12:00 CET

The Experimental State
Innovation is about doing something new, and often involves experiments to see whether something works or not. How easy is it to experiment in the public sector? And how do we know if an innovation has “worked”, what does “success” look like for something that has never been done before? This session will explore what it means to use experiments in government and what particular challenges governments face when trying to set up and run experiments. It will also consider what indicators, methods and approaches can be used to evaluate innovative endeavours and how to learn lessons when projects don’t go to plan or don’t work out.

See live streaming at: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/4203/or/innovation_conference_plenary.html 

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El-Iza Mohamedou

Deputy Manager, PARIS21

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Ira Alanko

Project Manager, Finish PM Experimentation Unit
Ira Alanko manages of one of the Finnish Government's key projects to promote taking an experimental approach to problem solving and developing governance in Finland. Ira’s team provides information on piloting and experimenting plus gives practical advice to those interested in... Read More →
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Shatha AlHashmi

Director, Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation- Prime Minister Office
Public Sector InnovationExperimentation In GovernmentSystem thinking approachInnovation MeasurementInnovation AwardsPublic Sector Innovation Challenges
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David Donovan

Lead, Policy and Innovative Finance, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada
David leads on innovative funding approaches for the Impact and Innovation Unit of the Privy Council Office. Before this, he was responsible for advancing private sector partnership and international development finance efforts at Global Affairs Canada. He is the former research director... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 12:00 - 13:00 CET

12:00 CET

Cross-Sector Partnerships for Innovation
Through research and conversations with innovators from around the world, OPSI has identified partnering with other sectors as a challenge in governments’ efforts to advance their innovation agendas.  As identified in OPSI’s Embracing Innovation report (oe.cd/eig), government cannot create maximum public value on its own and should forge partnerships with all relevant players. Government, industry, and civil society each have unique strengths and competencies, and the biggest innovation successes occur when they come together. This session will explore how governments can work in collaboration with other sectors for innovation initiatives and the powerful benefits that can result.  

See live streaming at: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/4212/or/innovation_conference_plenary.html 

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Jack Radisch

Senior Project Manager, OECD
Jack Radisch is Senior project manager of the OECD High Level Risk Forum, which brings together government officials and representatives from industry to identify best practices in the management of complex risks. He guides countries in building consensus around public management... Read More →

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James Anderson

Head of Government Innovation Programs, Bloomberg Philanthropies
James Anderson leads Government Innovation programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies. The portfolio helps city leaders solve their most vexing challenges through innovation, data and evidence, and collaboration. More than 250 cities worldwide are currently supported through grants, technical... Read More →
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Joan Munro

Director, Accelerating Innovation in Local Government Research Project
The UK's Accelerating Innovation in Local Government Research Project studies how local government leaders might achieve more significant innovations within their organisations as well as with other organisations. The project's latest research with the RSA examines what local government... Read More →
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Marcia Nelson

Deputy Minister/Secretary to Cabinet, Alberta Executive Council, Government of Alberta
Marcia Nelson was appointed Deputy Minister of Executive Council, Cabinet Secretary, and Head of the Alberta Public Service effective April 2016. Marcia began her career in public service working for the Ontario government, and held a variety of policy, planning, and research... Read More →
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Andreas Souvaliotis

CEO, CARROT Insights
We partnered with the Government of Canada to create the world’s first national wellness rewards mobile app. Carrot Rewards quickly became the most popular wellness app in Canada with well over half a million active users already. More importantly, the app has already generated... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 12:00 - 13:00 CET
CC 5

12:00 CET

Unconference: Round 2
Monday November 20, 2017 12:00 - 13:00 CET
CC 10

12:15 CET

Talk 4: Innovation in developing countries: Yes, it is possible! The Mexican Case.

The aim of this talk will be to discuss the challenges to apply innovative methods and disciplines such as behavioural economics and experimentation in developing countries like Mexico. The main takeaway will be a roadmap on how to achieve this goal, a lot has been said about Nudge or Innovation Units in developed countries, however –in our experience- different strategies need to be applied in countries with less developed institutions to guarantee autonomy, sustainability, and gold standards. Moreover, we will present some results applying behavioural economics and experimentation to tackle some of the big challenges in México: corruption and gender equality.

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Margarita Gómez

Head of Innovation, Behavioral and Experimentation Unit, National Public Policy Lab of Mexico
Margarita is the Head of the Innovation, Behavioral and Experimentation Unit at the National Public Policy Lab of the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). The Unit has three objectives: 1) Applying behavioral economics to design, implement and evaluate public policies... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 12:15 - 12:45 CET

13:00 CET

Lunch and Networking
Monday November 20, 2017 13:00 - 14:00 CET

14:00 CET

Talk 5: From maps to apps: the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence for regulators

Machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms are transforming our day-to-day lives. Just as moving from paper maps to smartphone apps makes us better navigators, the move from using traditional analysis to using machine learning can make us better regulators. This talk answers three questions.

  1. How can we best understand the opportunity to use these techniques in regulation?
  2. How have regulators started to apply these techniques in practice?
  3. And, what might be the future consequences of regulators using these techniques?

Stefan argues, using an array of examples, that much regulation is ultimately about recognising patterns in data. Machine learning helps regulators find those patterns.

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Stefan Hunt

Head of Behavioural Economics and Data Science, Financial Conduct Authority
I run teams that design research and analysis to provide state-of-the-art solutions to challenging regulatory problems. We use the full gamut (I think) of methods from psychology, economics and machine learning. It would be great to talk about creating impact using these methods at... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 14:00 - 14:30 CET

14:00 CET

Data-Driven Public Sector Transformation
Long-term trends and unpredictable challenges affect citizens’ well-being and demand a long-term vision, evidence-based investments and coordinated action. Governments are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of a better use of data to respond to these challenges, while also improving the productivity, performance and inclusiveness of policies and services. A data-driven public sector is one that transforms the design, delivery and monitoring of public policies and services through the management and use of data. This session explores governments’ progress in harnessing data to fuel innovation and transform their operations to meet 21st century demands and emerging trends on the horizon.  

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

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Barbara Ubaldi

Senior Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

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Barry Lowry

Government CIO, Irish Government
Barry Lowry has been the Chief Information Officer for the Irish Government since April 2016 with the primary task of taking forward the Public Service ICT Strategy, which sets out ambitions for developing the use of shared services, digital services and data to better serve the people... Read More →
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Laure Lucchesi

Director, Etalab
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SaraT Mayer

Chief Program Officer, Code for America
SaraT L. Mayer (ST) is Code for America’s Chief Program Officer. She joined Code for America after working at the San Mateo County Health System as the Director of Public Health, Policy and Planning where she focused on the service delivery of public clinics, emergency preparedness... Read More →
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Yih-Jeou Wang

Head of International Co-operation, Agency for Digitisation, Ministry of Finance, Denmark
Yih-Jeou Wang is responsible for international co-operation at the Agency for Digitisation within the Danish Ministry of Finance. He has for more than 20 years worked on digitising the public sector and the Danish society as a whole, including digital transformation of education... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:30 CET

14:00 CET

Innovation -- Evidence & Evaluation
Limited Capacity filling up

Most governments are engaged with public sector innovation, but do we really know if this is delivering results? This is a difficult question, because traditionally the public sector has been called to support both exploration and exploitation of innovation, broadening the knowledge space and realm of possibility next to reaping the rewards of innovation. Often the innovations nurtured by the public sector bring the most value outside of the sector itself. How to, thus, evaluate the success of innovation activities in the public sector? If outcomes are far in the future and there is a lot of uncertainty connected to the processes, what is effectively evidence? When innovations are supposed to fail, what is the acceptable level of success or failure? This workshop looks at how the feedback systems in the public sector can be effectively designed to tackle some of these problems.

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Policy Analyst, OECD
I work across OECD's work on the 'evidence-informed policy-making' and I am an interested in the use of evidence and experimentation at all points of the policy cycle.
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Stephane Jacobzone

Deputy Head of Division, Reform of the Public Sector, Public Governance, OECD
Stephane Jacobzone coordinates public governance activities at the OECD, including meetings of the Public Governance Committee, thematic work on evidence for policy making, the development of a policy making toolkit, and country reviews. He also takes a leading role in the High Level... Read More →

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Stephen Fraser

Director, International Partnerships, Education Endowment Foundation
Stephen leads the development of the EEF’s international partnerships. These partnerships support the adoption and generation of evidence beyond England, and contribute back into the evidence base for English schools. He also contributes to the EEF’s dissemination and impact work... Read More →
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David Mair

European Commission
I am responsible for the work in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on improving the use of science, evidence and knowlegde in public policy. I am therefore especially interested in innovating in the way in which evidence-informed policy can be delivered in prac... Read More →
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Clara Richards

Senior Programme Manager, INASP
Analytical and international profile with a focus on knowledge and policy interface, organisational and systemic change and leadership. Extensive experience in working with governments and think tanks, especially in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Senior Programme Manager of... Read More →
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Emily Schmitt

Deputy Director, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
Emily Schmitt is the Deputy Director of the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As Deputy Director, Ms. Schmitt works closely with ACF's Deputy Assistant Secretary for... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 14:00 - 16:30 CET
CC 6

14:00 CET

The User Revolution: User-Centred Approaches to Service Delivery
Government agencies provide vital information and services that affect people’s daily lives. They have the responsibilities of responding to the needs of its citizens, running as effectively and efficiently as possible, and being timely and accurate with its information. By putting people first and embracing a user-centric approach, agencies improve the quality of their policies and services by making them more useful and usable and by saving money long-term through making iterative improvements based on feedback. It is no longer acceptable for governments to design and create services and policies without engaging the future users and others who may be impacted. This training session will discuss the best practices of user-centred approaches and will teach participants some key techniques to understand user needs and enable a user-centred culture. 

See live streaming at: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/4213/or/innovation_conference_plenary.html 

Monday November 20, 2017 14:00 - 16:30 CET
CC 5

14:15 CET

Unconference: Round 3
Monday November 20, 2017 14:15 - 15:15 CET
CC 10

14:30 CET

Talk 6: CBS-Statistics Netherlands Urban Data Centres creating better data, better cities, better lives

Cities worldwide face serious data-related challenges and are formulating strong ambitions with regards to topics like smart cities, open data, big data, and data driven, evidence based policy making.  Also cities are using data more and more in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals by working with organizations like World Council on City Data. In other words, cities want and need work with data. However, often the problem is that city-officials  are no data experts.

 The Dutch city of Eindhoven realised this in the summer of 2016 and challenged CBS Statistics Netherlands to jointly develop a solution for this problem. 

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Robert Hermans

Program Director CBS Urban Data Centress, CBS
Robert Hermans(1963)  is Director of the Department of Statistics on Labour, Income and Living Conditions at Statistics Netherlands and Director of Statistics Netherlands Urban Data Centres. He is also a member of the CBS-team that works with the United Nations Statistical Department... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 14:30 - 15:00 CET

15:00 CET

Researchers Gathering (closed session)
Limited Capacity seats available

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Piret Tonurist

Innovation Specialist, OECD
Piret Tõnurist, @pirettonurist, PhD, Lead on Systems Thinking and Innovation Measurement, Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, Public Governance Directorate, OECD, FrancePiret Tõnurist is an Innovation Specialist at the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, OECD. She leads... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 15:00 - 16:30 CET
CC 20

15:00 CET

Innovation Award: Semi-Finalist Presentations
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Helen Daniels

Talent Manager, Canada's Free Agents - Government of Canada
I manage 30 Free Agents who work across sectors in the Canadian Public Service. They were selected through a creative process and based on innovative attributes, and then we released them into the government ecosystem to do good work. Talk to me about developing attitudes and... Read More →
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Abe Greenspoon

Talent Manager, Canada's Free Agents
In my role as Talent Manager for Canada's Free Agents, I am responsible for managing and coordinating a small team of Innovation Entrepreneurs in the Public Service of Canada. The Free Agent program is a pilot designed to test the viability of a cloud-based talent model. In this model... Read More →
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John Holager

Managing Director, Livework Nordic

Hyeyoon Ayleen Jung,

Project Manager, Seoul 50 Plus Foundation
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Kyunghee Rhee

CEO, Seoul 50plus Foundation
Kyunghee Rhee is the CEO of the Seoul 50 Plus Foundation of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The foundation supports Seoul's 50+generation plan their later life in the era of 100-year life. Prior to the Foundation, Kyunghee has been a professor of Chungang University, and headed... Read More →
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Miguel Carballo Vallines

Deputy Director of Corporate Strategy, Banco del Ahorro Nacional y Servicios Financieros, S.N.C
With more than 10 years in the Finance Sector at the Federal level holding various positions such as: Advisor to the Federation Treasurer; Coordinator of Advisors to the Senior Official of the Ministry of Finance; Administrator of Planning and Programming of Audit, and Administrator... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 15:00 - 16:30 CET

15:30 CET

Talent for Transformation: Innovation Skills
We can give public servants the tools and methods to deliver new projects and ways of working; however, if officials do not have matching skills and capabilities then there will be limits to how far they can adopt innovative approaches. In this session the panellists will discuss what skills and capabilities officials need to become innovators in government and how managers encourage staff to develop these skills. Managers and leaders also need to think about how innovation features within their approach to talent management, in particular how do you attract and retain people with skillsets that are quite different from traditional public servants to come and work in the public sector?

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

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Daniel Gerson

Project manager, Public Employment and Managment, OECD
How can we ensure that employees of public organisations are ready to face complex policy and service delivery challenges? My projects focus on identifying the skills and capabilities needed in successful public organisations, and helping government set the right people management... Read More →

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Chris Van der Auwera

Chief of Staff, Ministery of Defence in charge of Public Administration
Chris Van der Auwera started as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Public Services, Minister Vandeput in 2014. Before his move to the federal Policy Unit, he was entrepreneur helping companies to crack the digital collaboration code. (2010 – 2014)He worked as program and change... Read More →
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Graeme Head

Public Service Commissioner, Public Service Commission
Graeme Head has held the statutory office of Public Service Commissioner for the state of New South Wales in Australia for the past six years. This role is responsible for all aspects of strategic workforce management in the public sector for Australia's largest jurisdiction. Graeme... Read More →
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Francoise Waintrop

Innovation chief officer, ENA
In charge of training innovation at the french National School of Government , I'm interested in new ways of conceiving public policies using design, behavioural insight and above all Citizen/ users centric approaches

Monday November 20, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 CET

15:30 CET

Unconference: Round 4
Monday November 20, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 CET
CC 10

16:30 CET

Talk 7: Design fiction, a new way to envision the future of governments ?
Transforming governments starts with field projects, highly connected to present problems. But what about change in the future, when it comes to envision what governments might look like in 10, 15 or 20 years ? Design fiction is a design practice that consists in « intentionally using prototypes to explain the change ». Stéphane Vincent, co-founder of the French not-for-profit association La 27e Région, will describe through practical examples how governments and local authorities start using design fiction in order to re-interrogate the future practices in policy making, public planning, public management and policy instruments.

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Stéphane Vincent

Founder, Director, La 27e Région
Stéphane Vincent is the founder and director of "la 27e Région" (Region 27), a French action-tank dedicated to the public sector created in 2008. La 27e Région explores new ways to improve public policies and policy making, inspired by service design, ethnography, open source and... Read More →

Ollivier Yoan

Co-founder, Plausible possible

Monday November 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:00 CET

16:30 CET

Innovation Methods Spotlight: Labs
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

16:30 CET

Reframing Rules and Regulations for Innovation
Bureaucracy and red tape are often seen as the main barriers to innovation, particularly in the public sector. But to what extent rules actually do inhibit innovation? This session discusses considerations governments can apply to tackle both the specific rules and procedures which may be blocking innovation, and the wider context preventing civil servants from trying new pproaches. It also discusses potential strategies for countering those rules that are perceived, but do not actually exist on paper. 

See live streaming at: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/4213/or/innovation_conference_plenary.html  

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Head of the OECD Regulatory Policy Division, OECD
Nick Malyshev is Head of the OECD Regulatory Policy Division where he directs thematic analysis and country reviews of regulatory reform in OECD and non-OECD countries. He was responsible for updating the OECD normative framework on regulatory policy, now the 2012 Recommendation on... Read More →

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Stephane Cyr

Vice-President, Corporate Services Branch and CFO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Since 2013, Stéphane has been Vice-President, Corporate Services Branch, and Chief Financial Officer of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Stéphane joined the Commission in 2009, as Director General, Finance and Administration, and has overseen a number of major initiatives... Read More →
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Andrea Renda

Chair in Digital Innovation, College of Europe
Andrea RENDA is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Regulatory Policy at CEPS. He is also Chair for Digital innovation at the College of Europe in Bruges, and non-resident Senior Fellow at Duke University's Kenan Institute for Ethics. He specializes in regulatory governance, cyberpolicy... Read More →
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Tytti Yli-Viikari

Auditor General, National Audit Office of Finland
Provding information for public sector decision-makers through foresight, insight and oversight.

Monday November 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30 CET
CC 5

16:30 CET

Systems Transformation in Cities
Cities are one of the most dynamic innovation settings today, as most technological and social experiments are carried out on the local level. Close to the citizens and providing direct services to diverse populations, they are the engines of change. Thus, smart city solutions such as IoT,  MAAS, and the circular economy promise to create a safer, more sustainable and resilient living environment for all. But does the reality live up to the promise? Does the increased experimentation on the city level add up to larger transformation of cities and help to solve societal challenges? Or are the initiatives fragmented between different interest? This session will discuss how governments can work towards systemic transformation on the city level. Recent OPSI work on Systems Approaches to Engaging Citizens, Envisioning the Future and Creating Public Value will be highlighted.

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Dan Hill

Associate Director, Arup
Designer. Urbanist. European. My work concerns strategic design, largely for cities—from urban interactions up to city governance, via district planning and everyday infrastructures. I often work with contemporary and emerging technologies, but equally take a human-centred p... Read More →

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Hyun-Deok Choi

Deputy Mayor, namyangju city hall
Choi Hyeon-deok, Vice Mayor of Namyangju, Republic of Korea, passed the 36th Public Administration Examination in 1993 to begin his career as a public officer in the Ministry of Government Administration and the Ministry of Government Administration & Home Affairs. He has worked in... Read More →
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Jarmo Eskelinen

CITO, Future Cities Catapult
CITO of the Future Cities Catapult, bringing together companies, universities, cities and citizens to solve urban challenges. Expert in smart cities, urban data and user driven innovation.Member of EC OISPG, member of Smart London Board, vice chair of Open & Agile Smart Cities. Previously... Read More →
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Nigel Jacob

Co-Founder, New Urban Mechanics
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Lamia Kamal-Chaoui is the Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism (CFE). This includes the Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED) Programme, the Regional Development Policy Committee and its Working Parties on urban policy, rural... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30 CET
CC 6

16:30 CET

Unconference: Round 5
Monday November 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30 CET
CC 10

17:00 CET

Talk 8: Can you imagine a public administration in which the staff and the stakeholders shape their path?
#Opencameracosenza wants to address the issues of an institution closer to its stakeholder, open to entrepreneur’s questions with a flexible organization. It is far more than a hashtag. It highlights a concrete change in the organizational culture of the Chamber of Commerce of Cosenza. It is a complete shift in Administration and stakeholders relationship. Accountability, accessibility, transparency and participation are the pillars of #OpenCameraCosenza. The Chamber of Commerce is a real “agora” in which entrepreneurs and citizens can meet Institutions; other public entities are involved in partnerships and committees; stakeholders, in general, actively participate in decision-making process. To ease the participation process, the Chamber has implemented a wide range of digital solutions. Thanks to this new approach, the Chamber of Commerce opens its doors and meets entrepreneurs and consumers outside the offices. In this way the institution is able to listen to their needs in un unbiased environment. The Chamber is then able to shape its plans from all the inputs received.

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Klaus Algieri

President, Cosenza Chamber of Commerce
Klaus Algieri is a third-generation entrepreneur. His family has been devoted to business leading successful firms in automotive, insurance, real estate, agricultural, construction and touristic industries. He has always been fascinated by politics and since 90's he is active in... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 17:00 - 17:30 CET

17:30 CET

Closing Remarks

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Edwin Lau

Head of the Reform of the Public Sector Division, OECD
Edwin Lau is Head of the Reform of the Public Sector Division in the OECD Public Governance Directorate. His division helps countries improve the responsiveness of their governments and their relations with citizens and business through work on public sector innovation, digital government... Read More →

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Angel Gurria

Secretary-General, OECD
Mr. Angel Gurría has been the Secretary-General of the OECD since 2006. Under his leadership, the Organisation has established itself as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture including its active engagement with the G20, G7, APEC and other international fora. Mr... Read More →
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Carlos Moedas

European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission
Born in 1970, Carlos Moedas is Commissioner for research, science and innovation since 2014. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked for Goldman Sachs and Eurohypo Investment Bank. Elected... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 17:30 - 18:00 CET

18:00 CET

Monday November 20, 2017 18:00 - 21:00 CET
Salon du Parc
Tuesday, November 21

08:30 CET

Registration and Coffee
Register, get a coffee, and meet some fellow attendees. 

Tuesday November 21, 2017 08:30 - 09:00 CET

09:00 CET

Welcoming Remarks and Special Address

Welcoming Remarks: Geoff Mulgan

Special Address: Minister Mounir Mahjoubi

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Jean David Malo

Director, European Commission
Jean-David Malo studied in the Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (Paris) and the University of California (Berkeley). He started his career as Head of internal control management in the Comité Professionnel de la Distribution de Carburants in... Read More →

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Secrétaire d’État au numérique
Mounir MAHJOUBI, 33 ans, est l’actuel secrétaire d’État au numérique, entrepreneur il a grandi à Paris au sein d’une famille originaire du Maroc. Dès son plus jeune âge il est attiré par l’innovation et la technologie, et travail comme technicien de réseau. À 16... Read More →
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Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive, Nesta
Geoff Mulgan has been Chief Executive of Nesta since 2011. Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation and runs a wide range of activities in investment, practical innovation and research. Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had various roles in the UK government including director of the... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 09:00 - 10:00 CET

10:00 CET

Talk 9: The citizen participation in the constitutional process in Chile during 2016
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Pamela Figueroa Rubio

Jefa Division de Estudios, Ministerio Secretaria General de la Presidencia

Tuesday November 21, 2017 10:00 - 10:30 CET

10:00 CET

Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 10:00 - 11:15 CET
CC 5

10:00 CET

Digital Transformation: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward
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

10:00 CET

Measuring Public Sector Innovation (closed session)
Limited Capacity full

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Piret Tonurist

Innovation Specialist, OECD
Piret Tõnurist, @pirettonurist, PhD, Lead on Systems Thinking and Innovation Measurement, Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, Public Governance Directorate, OECD, FrancePiret Tõnurist is an Innovation Specialist at the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, OECD. She leads... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 10:00 - 12:00 CET
CC 24

10:00 CET

Putting Innovation to Work – Understanding When and How to Use Innovation Tools
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This workshop will draw on OPSI’s recent work looking at the different stages of the innovation process and how different tools can be of use, and under what conditions. The session will explore how experienced practitioners and those new to innovation can navigate the growing array of innovation methods, and work out what is right for them and their context.

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Angela Hanson

Innovation Specialist, OECD
I work as part of the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation at the OECD. I'm interested in public sector innovation and human-centered design. Previously, I worked on public sector innovation and ecosystem science in Texas, United States. .
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Matt Kerlogue

Head of Civil Service Strategic & Int'l Analysis, Cabinet Office
Civil Service reform & strategy, civil service effectiveness, international comparative analysis
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Benjamin Kumpf

Innovation Facility Lead, UNDP
Benjamin Kumpf leads the Innovation Facility of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in New York. Benjamin manages UNDP’s Innovation Fund, a pooled funding vehicle created to support and scale innovations that address challenges related to poverty, governance, climate change and... Read More →
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Enrique Martinez

Director, Design Education, The Lab at OPM
Enrique is a designer and public sector innovation leader. As Director of Design Education for The Lab at the Office of Personnel Management, he brings an up-to-date strategic design perspective and years of human-centered design and creative process expertise to the U.S. Federal... Read More →
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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 →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 10:00 - 12:15 CET
CC 6

10:00 CET

Spreading Innovation Across Government
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You’re a public servant, you’ve found an innovative project somewhere else that you’d like to learn from or even copy in your own setting, but how? The Centre for Public Sector Innovation (COI) in Denmark has developed Spreading Innovation– a guide to help officials “steal with pride” from successful innovations elsewhere in the public sector. The toolkit is a dialogue guide designed to help both parties: those sharing a successful innovation, and those trying to adopt it in their own setting. This workshop will give participants the opportunity experience the Spreading Innovation guide for themselves.

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Lene Krogh Jeppesen

Senior Consultant, The Danish National Center for Public Sector Innovation
At the Danish National Center for Public Sector Innovation we work across all levels of government towards efficiency and quality in the public sector through innovation. I'm passionate about integrating the innovation- and evaluation-fields - in theory and practice. My latest obsession... Read More →
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Majken Præstbro

Head of Relations, Centre for Public Sector Innovation
I am working at the Danish national Centre for Public Sector Innovation. We support innovation and collaboration across all levels of government. My special area of interest is helping public sector workplaces learn from others and share their own experiences and innovative solutions... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 10:00 - 12:15 CET
CC 10

10:30 CET

Talk 10: Design for policy?
Can design methods genuinely add value to the policy-making process. Where are the biggest opportunities and what are the practical challenges? Beatrice will discuss the UK Policy Lab's experience.

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Beatrice Andrews

Head of Policy Lab, Cabinet Office
Policy and design

Tuesday November 21, 2017 10:30 - 11:00 CET

11:00 CET

Talk 11: Building innovation capacities in the public sector
Vinnova, The Swedish Innovation Agency, has been working with several initiatives the past few years in a programme for building innovation capacities in the public sector. We have had calls about innovation labs and test beds in the health care sector, test beds in digitalization in schools and clean tech test beds etc. The initiative focused in this talk concerns idea hubs in municipalities, which is physical or virtual structures and processes for stimulating employees in the municipalities based on needs of the citizens and companies, helping the employees coaching and developing ideas into innovation.
Vinnova finance 12 projects with both single municipalities and collaborative projects with 57 municipalities involved (appr. 20 % of the 291 municipalities). The projects started in late 2016 and during the autumn of 2017 we are conducting a follow up. What can we learn so far? What are hinders for innovation and what seems to be potential success factors? Do we recognize learnings from earlier innovation labs and test beds? What are the necessary preconditions for an innovative municipality? We do this initiative in close collaboration together with SALAR, The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, with who we have a special agreement on strengthening innovation capabilities in the municipalities, county councils and regions 2015-2017.

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Jonny Ivarsson Paulsson

Programme manager, public sector innovation, Vinnova
I work as a programme manager at Vinnova, the Swedish Innovation Agency, broadly with questions regarding public sector innovation. That includes strengthening the innovation capacities in municipalities, county councils, regions and governmental agencies. We work with testbeds in... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:00 - 11:30 CET

11:15 CET

Public Sector Innovation - Learning from the Global South
Facing significant social and economic challenges and, in some instances, lacking major infrastructure may seem like unsurmountable barriers to innovation. However, many emerging economies are seeing it as an opportunity to adopt new approaches and transform themselves through innovation. These countries are using the latest technologies and novel methods cheaply and creatively to tackle intractable problems. In some cases, these governments are leapfrogging the most developed countries and coming up with solutions that are more advanced. This session explores how emerging economies are taking their challenges in stride and teaching us all valuable lessons. 

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Edwin Lau

Head of the Reform of the Public Sector Division, OECD
Edwin Lau is Head of the Reform of the Public Sector Division in the OECD Public Governance Directorate. His division helps countries improve the responsiveness of their governments and their relations with citizens and business through work on public sector innovation, digital government... Read More →

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Pakorn Nilprapunt

Government Official, Office of the Public Sector Development Commission
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Thuli Radebe

CEO, Centre for Public Service Innovation
Thuli Radebe has been serving as CEO of the Centre for Public Service Innovation since 2007 where she is leading the entrenchment of innovation in the South African Public Sector. She reports to the Minister for Public Service and Administration. She previously headed the Research... Read More →
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M.Raja Shakar Reddy

Associate Professor, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)
Raja Shakar Reddy is an Associate Professor at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI),Hyderabad, India, in the Technology Policy, Management and Innovation Area, under the Centre for Innovation and Technology. He worked in the Industry as General Manager before transitioning... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:15 - 12:15 CET
CC 5

11:15 CET

The Future of Government
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

11:30 CET

Talk 12: LabX - Embedding an experimentation culture inside the Portuguese Public Administration
Taking advantage of some successful examples using experimentation and co-creation to design better public services, the Portuguese government created an Experimentation Lab – LabX in order to embed these concepts inside public administration culture.

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Paulo Malta

Senior Advisor – Innovation & ICT, Cabinet of the Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernisation
Paulo Malta is currently working in the cabinet of the Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernisation in the Portuguese Government as senior advisor for Innovation and ICT, leading the initiatives related with Innovation, LabX - Experimentation Lab for Public Administration... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:30 - 12:00 CET

12:15 CET

Special Address
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Theo Francken

State Secretary for Migration and Asylum and Administrative simplification, Belgian Government
The previous legislative period (2010 – 2014) Mr. Francken excelled as a Member of the Federal Parliament for the Flemish National Alliance (N-VA) by focussing on “his” domains of expertise: Asylum and Migration, Defence and the House of Royalty of Belgium. As a Member of Parliament... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 12:15 - 12:30 CET

12:30 CET

Conference Closing Remarks
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Marcos Bonturi

Director Designate, OECD Public Governance Directorate, OECD
Mr. Marcos Bonturi is the OECD Director for Public Governance. He is a key member of the Senior Management team of the Organisation. He leads a team of 200 staff at the Public Governance Directorate (GOV), which is tasked to support governments in improving their public sector performance... Read More →

Tuesday November 21, 2017 12:30 - 12:45 CET
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