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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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Edwin Lau

Head of the Reform of the Public Sector Division

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, open data, human resources management, and risk management. In particular, he oversees the Observatory for Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) and the statistical publication, Government at a Glance. A US national, he worked in the United States Office of Management and Budget in the 1990s. Prior to being named Head of Division at the OECD, Edwin was the Deputy Division Head of the Budgeting and Public Expenditures where he had responsibility for issues of budget transparency, performance budgeting, budgeting in the health sector, and reform of fiscal institutions. He established the Public Governance Review Programme in 2007, and worked closely with the Irish Prime Minister’s Office, the Estonian Government Office (Chancellery), and the Finnish Ministry of Finance to deliver advice on public sector modernisation to those countries. He also established and led the OECD’s project on e-government from 2000-2007. Edwin holds a Master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a diplôme d'études approfondies from Science Po in Paris.

My Moderators Sessions

Monday, November 20

17:30 CET

Tuesday, November 21

11:15 CET