The agile path to digital government

By: Laurie Desautels, Director Digital, Strategy& (part of the PwC network) and Gert du Preez, BC Technology Consulting Leader
In today’s age of technological disruption, and rapid change, the public sector must be responsive, flexible and creative to meet citizens’ needs. To do so, it needs to rethink how it operates and explore the art of the possible for digital service delivery through agile practices.
Many believe agile practices help drive team productivity, support changing business priorities, mitigate delivery risk, and enable

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How agile experts do agile at scale

By CA Technologies, @CAinc
It used to be that software was something you had in your business: you used it to manage work and control your hardware, or you sold it to customers to generate revenue.
In today’s digital world, software is your business.
Whether you’re a B2C or B2B organization, it’s likely that software underpins your business operating system—driving your sales, your brand, your manufacturing, your supply chain, your communications, your infrastructure, your relationship with your customers … probably even your

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The Art of the Possible — Machine learning: A driving force in technology

Scott Penberthy, PhD  
Technology Transformation Leader & US IT Strategy Leader, PwC US
In today’s digital age, where new technologies and changing behaviours continue to feed citizens’ expectations, public sector organizations need to take advantage of digital disruption and reimagine their technology models by exploring the art of the possible.
To keep pace with these demands for more agile experiences and succeed in a time of technological change, governments should ask themselves, “What can we do today that we couldn’t do

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The Translation Bureau and language technologies…a natural fit!

From Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: I am happy to share this Blog from a Recipient of the 2015 Distinction Awards Program.
By Richard Després, Public Services and Procurement Canada | Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada, Translation Bureau | Bureau de la traduction
(cliquer pour la version française)
In a world where the speed of change is phenomenal, organizations have no choice but to innovate to meet the needs of their clients. The Translation Bureau is constantly involved in this

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The Benefits of GTEC for Professional Development

Note from Jessica Perreault, Manager of GTEC’s Content and Programs: We are so pleased to share this post from Algonquin College, one of our 2016 Exhibitor’s, as part of the How to Survive GTEC Series, outlining the benefits of GTEC for professional development.
By Nashveen Mendes,Marketing & Social Media Officer, Algonquin College Corporate Training
This year, GTEC’s Conference and Exhibition will attract over 4,000 participants from all levels of government, academia, industry and health care. GTEC 2016 presents a great opportunity for

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Your Next Data Breach Could Be an Inside Job

By Walid Rjaibi, Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Data Security
Every day, organizations across the globe uncover new, and better, ways to leverage their customer data. But as these digital assets become more valuable to their corporate owners, they also become more appealing to cyber criminals.
Cybercrime—particularly data theft—has evolved into an exceptionally lucrative offense in recent years and, as a result, it’s attracting a broader variety of perpetrators. Today, your organization’s data is more likely to be stolen by someone you know—an

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It’s all about the People at BC’s NRS Business Service Desk!

From Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: I am happy to share this next blog from one of our 2014 Provincial Award Winners! It is nice to hear stories about teams working together to improve their working environment for both themselves AND their clients!

My thanks to Silvia for inviting me to participate in blogging!

Our experience as a recipient of the GTEC Distinction Awards all began as an impromptu conversation with a fellow delegate at Call

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Here Ye! Here Ye! Soon to be Announced – 2016 Honourees!

From Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards
Before I jump in to the focus of this blog, I want to start by giving a big shout out to all who submitted to the Leadership Awards which closed on July 25. Since I started managing the GTEC Distinction Awards, 8 years ago, we have recognized and honoured 11 outstanding individuals from all levels of the Canadian government – Municipal, Provincial and Federal. I look forward to learning who will

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How to Survive GTEC: Part 2 – Get the Most Out of Your GTEC Sessions!

By Jessica Perreault, Manager, Content and Program, GTEC

Content is King (or Queen!) and this year we had over 110 Call for Content submissions to consider for the 2016 Program, and boy were there some fantastic proposals! We took our time to review every detail of every submission and had to make some tough cuts. Not only were we looking for killer content, but we were also looking for storytellers, social media super stars and speakers who could engage with

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Bringing Municipalities and Communities Together – Online and On-The-Go


Note from Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: We are pleased to share this next blog from one of our 2013 Distinction Awards Honourees as part of the GTEC Awards Experience Series

In October 2013, the City of Waterloo was selected as one of the GTEC Distinction Award Honourees in the category of Excellence in Public Service Delivery – EXTERNAL for Pingstreet – a mobile app changing how communities and municipalities interact. The app was developed

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