AccelerateGOV conference returns to spur digital transformation in government

By on 30/08/2023 | Updated on 30/08/2023
Chief Information Officer of Canada, Catherine Luelo on stage at AccelerateGOV in Ottawa in 2022.
Catherine Luelo, Chief Information Officer of Canada, speaking at the inaugural AccelerateGOV event in 2022

AccelerateGOV is back for its second year, bringing together civil and public servants from around the world to Ottawa, Canada, on 3 October for an agenda packed with sessions on how best to promote digital transformation across government.

Hosted jointly by Global Government Forum and the Government of Canada, the free-to-attend conference will provide insights and ideas for digital and data specialists and those in a range of other public service professions – all with a focus on improved citizen services, streamlined government operations, and equipping public servants to succeed in an increasingly digital world. 

The stellar list of speakers includes Canada’s Chief Information Officer, Catherine Luelo; Chief Data Officer, Stephen Burt; Director of Digital Talent at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Anna Wong; and a wealth of other digital and data leaders from the host country, as well as the US, UK, Singapore, Kenya, Spain and more.

Taking place at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre, the conference will cover all the big topics on realising the power of digital, with sessions on data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, digital skills, online service accessibility and user-centred design, supporting innovation and much more.  

Register to attend AccelerateGOV for free here

Catherine Luelo said: “To better serve Canadians in the digital age, we must modernize the way we deliver products and services within government. Innovation, collaboration, and right expertise applied in the right places will help us unlock the potential of digital technologies to improve policy and service delivery for the people we serve.

“To achieve this transformation, we must work together as one public service. AccelerateGOV 2023 is a unique opportunity for all those with an interest in shaping tomorrow’s government.

“Whatever your department, team or specialty, I hope you’ll join us in Ottawa on 3 October for this free, one-day event.”

AccelerateGOV dovetails with the Global Government Digital Summit, an invite-only roundtable event which brings together national and departmental digital chiefs from across the globe for open, informal discussion on the opportunities and challenges around public sector digital transformation.

Taking place on the 3rd and 4th of October, Summit participants include Catherine Luelo and Stephen Burt as noted above, plus Deputy Director of Government Digital Capability at the UK Cabinet Office, Thomas Beautyman, the Deputy Chief Executive of Singapore’s Government Technology Agency, Chang Sau Sheong, and other leaders from more than 20 countries.

Visit the AccelerateGOV website for more information, including the agenda and list of speakers and register for free here.

About Mia Hunt

Mia is a journalist and editor with a background in covering commercial property, having been market reports and supplements editor at trade title Property Week and deputy editor of Shopping Centre magazine, now known as Retail Destination. She has also undertaken freelance work for several publications including the preview magazine of international trade show, MAPIC, and TES Global (formerly the Times Educational Supplement) and has produced a white paper on energy efficiency in business for E.ON. Between 2014 and 2016, she was a member of the Revo Customer Experience Committee and an ACE Awards judge. Mia graduated from Kingston University with a first-class degree in journalism and was part of the team that produced The River newspaper, which won Publication of the Year at the Guardian Student Media Awards in 2010.

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