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Jan 17, 2019

In his article, Gaming the System, How the misuse of data impedes innovation, Ken Miller, founder of the Change & Innovation Agency, a firm dedicated to increasing government’s capacity to do more good, writes:

“Public sector has invested great hope and massive fortunes in the promises of performance management. From dashboards and scorecards to STAT systems and big data platforms, we’ve bought into the idea that “what gets measured gets done” and if we want better results, we need to hold people accountable for the achievement of measurable goals. But after all this time and investment, what have we really achieved? Has all of this measurement produced great insights and innovations? Has performance management increased engagement and overhauled performance?”

These are all great questions that give us lots to think on.

In this episode of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Ken Miller and also Craig Szelestowski of Lean Agility Inc. about measurement and accountability in government. To learn more about this, you can hear directly from Ken as he will be presenting at the Lean Government Summit, which will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on Jan 24-25.

To register, go to http://leanagility.com/en/leangovernmentsummit_2019.

Dec 21, 2018

We have been hearing quite a lot about superclusters. The Government of Canada is a big advocate of superclusters and has been working with Canadian businesses of all sizes to push the innovation agenda to transform our innovation ecosystem.

But what exactly is a supercluster and how will it benefit Canada?

In the show today, J. Richard Jones talks with Jason Hermitage, Vice President, Public Sector for Microsoft Canada about how superclusters are unlocking business investment in research by bringing like-minded companies together to create jobs of tomorrow. Learn more about Microsoft's involvement, the different superclusters in Canada and how it will benefit the economy and Canadians.

Dec 19, 2018

In this episode of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Craig Szelestowski, President and Founder of Lean Agility Inc., a Lean government and transformation specialist with about 20 years of experience in implementing dramatic turnarounds in the Canadian government.

Hear about four major challenges in government from program delivery to measuring results, strategies to clear backlogs and transformation.

These issues will be addressed at the upcoming Lean Government Summit 2019, which will be held on January 24 and 25 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The summit will bring together global public servants and thought leaders to share breakthroughs in delivering products and services through improved processes, innovation and energized people. It will feature a range of speakers and subject matter designed to address the top issues of current and aspiring Lean government practitioners.

To register or learn more about this event, go to http://leanagility.com/en/leangovernmentsummit_2019.

Dec 11, 2018

In this episode, J. Richard Jones speaks with registered holistic nutritionist Shawn Nisbet about managing holiday stress, blood sugar levels and the effects of hormones. In addition, the announcement of a brand-new monthly radio show, Health Talk.

All this and more on this episode of CGE radio.

Dec 3, 2018

Today the world is observing the International Day for Disabilities. In the show today, J. Richard Jones talks with Ricardo Wagner, accessibility lead at Microsoft Canada. 

Microsoft sees disability as a strength. It makes for a stronger company, and by growing and involving people with disabilities Microsoft is working at making better products that can help their customers to achieve their mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.   

With over one billion people with disabilities around the world, it has never been more important to ensure that we all reflect on diversity.   

Ricardo talks about how Microsoft is leveraging AI for accessibility and inclusion in a digital world.

Nov 29, 2018

In this edition of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones interviews Alex Miller, president of ESRI Canada. Tune in as they discuss the challenges faced by government in being able to transport effectively, avoid infrastructure bottlenecking and adapt technology to make implementation easier.

Nov 22, 2018

In addition to the CGE Radio show, Canadian Government Executive is pleased to announce our latest podcast: The Last Word, with Lori Turnbull. In this inaugural episode, CGE Radio host J. Richard Jones interviews Deputy Editor of Canadian Government Executive magazine and Dalhousie professor of political science Lori Turnbull in setting the stage for this new series.

In The Last Word, Lori Turnbull will air her viewpoint and opinion as they relate to federal, provincial and municipal governments in Canada.

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Nov 5, 2018

In this episode, J. Richard Jones explores the journey to digital success in government. He chats with Sonia Powell, Director General, Workplace Solutions, Real Property Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada and Owen Taylor, National Public Sector Leader, PwC Canada. Hear about the government's current transformation journey with GCWorkplace, the challenges, the successes, and the employee experience. Learn more about how government can set itself up for success in digital transformation and what top technologies are currently disrupting government. All this and more on this week's episode of CGE Radio.

To learn more, visit https://www.pwc.com/ca/digitalgovernment

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Sep 17, 2018
Artificial Intelligence is creating a great stir across many industries today. AI itself has been around for decades, but in the last few years, we have seen a significant advancement of this technology. Many are concerned that it will take jobs away or ultimately harm the human race, while others are more supportive.
 
In the show today, J. Richard Jones talks with Jason Hermitage, Vice President, Public Sector for Microsoft Canada. Hear about the value of AI and what's the future is like for it, how data and cloud are converging to make AI possible, using AI to help those with disabilities, AI capabilities that Microsoft currently has that can assist a public servant or department to make their work easier, ethics and principles around AI, and Microsoft's investments in Canada for AI and Cloud.
 
About Jason Hermitage
 
As Vice President of Public Sector, Jason works with all levels of government to help them apply technology to enable strategic change to their business, cascading to better service delivery for (and on behalf of) Canadians.
 
Jason’s Microsoft career started in 2002 and has taken him from Redmond, WA, to Fort Lauderdale, FL, to Paris, France before returning to his home in Canada. His work spans from leading the marketing initiatives of Microsoft’s $3B+ Server business to growing the Latin American server business by double digits and serving as the Chief-of-Staff to the President of Microsoft International where he visited 25+ countries each year.
 
Outside of work, Jason and his wife have three children and he enjoys golf, racquet sports, cooking, and travelling the world with his family.

ABOUT MICROSOFT CANADA
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.

Aug 29, 2018

 

Cloud technology is a game changer! Successful implementation in both the private sector and public sector is a vital component to business strategy.

In this episode of WRLWND radio, guest host J. Richard Jones chats with Jonathan Spinks, CEO from Sourced Group. Tune in, as they explore the challenges of cloud adaptation, security, the future of cloud and more! For this critical topic and more, listen to this episode of CGE radio.

Learn more by visiting:

https://www.sourcedgroup.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonspinks/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jrichardjones/

 

This Episode Brought To You By:

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world, representing more than 210,000 members. 

Advance your career in the public sector by attending CPA Canada's Public Sector Conference from October 22-23 in Ottawa or attend virtually.

Learn more at cpacanada.ca/PSC

Aug 1, 2018

Wildlife Biologist, professional hockey player and public servant, born and raised in a small First Nations Community in the NorthWest Territories, Joe Dragon has returned home as the NWTs Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. He joins CGE Editor in Chief George Ross to share his leadership perspectives. 

 

This Episode Brought To You By:

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world, representing more than 210,000 members. 

Advance your career in the public sector by attending CPA Canada's Public Sector Conference from October 22-23 in Ottawa or attend virtually.

Learn more at cpacanada.ca/PSC

Jul 10, 2018

Digital government transformation is a massive opportunity. Advanced technologies allow Governments to create potential value across departments and agencies. Apps are becoming the common preference for many citizens. A change toward catering to citizen’s needs through online and mobile applications.

On today’s show, J. Richard Jones interviews Jeff Smith. Jeff is COO, Global Advisory, Infrastructure, and Healthcare at KPMG. They discuss who is doing it well, and what Canada can do to really become a global leader in digital governance transformation.

Jul 3, 2018

On today’s show, J. Richard Jones sits down for a chat about Ethics Rules and their ramifications with Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University. Accountability, and responsibility is a shared responsibility in political ethics. One that trickles down from the top and requires continual updating.   

Lori joined the Department of Political Science as a faculty member in July of 2005. She teaches courses in introductory politics, Canadian parliamentary government and pressure politics. Her major areas of research are Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, and public engagement.

May 7, 2018

In this episode of Canadian Government Executive Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Brent Perrot, President of Hunter Communications. They discuss the recent contract awarded to Hunter Communications by CBC radio to provide Satellite Space Segment Services and their recipe for success, how technology is tackling the challenges of satellite communications and the future of satellite communications  All this and more on this episode of Canadian Government Executive radio.

Apr 19, 2018

In this episode of CGE Radio, Craig Szelestowski from Lean Agility delivers the goods on deliverology.
Canadian Government Executive provides updates on their June 7th event. And Shawn Nisbet provides helpful health tips on how to enjoy the long weekend.

Mar 21, 2018
Human and social services affect us all. In this episode, J. Richard Jones sits down with Martin Joyce, KPMG’s national sector leader for human and social services. They discuss the challenges and the vital role that they play in helping to improve economic and social well-being and the announcement of a new report that will shed much-needed light on the issues that need to be addressed. Learn about the international challenges, lessons learned and the issues that affect Canadian social services.
 
All this and more on this episode of CGE radio.
 
To find articles on this topic authored by Martin, click here: 
Mar 16, 2018

In this episode, J. Richard Jones continues his discussion with the Apolitical co-founders, Robyn Scott and Lisa Witter. They discuss international women’s day and what it means from around the world. Canada from an Apolitical perspective and the announcement of the first, Canadian Government Executive Game changer!  All this and more on this episode of CGE radio.

Feb 27, 2018

In this episode, J. Richard Jones, publisher of Canadian Government Executive announces a new partnership that will provide readers and listeners with vital news and information from around the world. He interviews co-founder of Apolitical, Robyn Scott, about her organization and its mandate. Hear Robyn’s perspective from around the world as well as her views on top issues that affect Canadian public sector and more.

For more on Apolitical: https://apolitical.co/

Feb 8, 2018

Evaluation - the systematic gathering of information. An interview with the President, Canadian Evaluation Society In this episode, Marcello Sukhdeo talks with Harry Cummings, President of the Canadian Evaluation Society on evaluation. Hear about the evaluation, who can be evaluators, why evaluate, why it is special and needed, challenges and the future for evaluation.

This episode is brought to you by Lean Agility.

ABOUT LEAN AGILITY

Lean Agility is obsessed with making Lean practical and achievable for government. They combine Lean thinking and proprietary tools developed over 23 years implementing Lean in the public sector and apply it to teach public servants how to eliminate backlogs, find capacity, improve quality and deliver products/services faster. To learn more about evaluation and to download guides, go here.

Thanks for joining us on CGE Radio.

Jan 17, 2018

For more information on the Canadian Lean Government Summit, visit: http://leanagility.com/en/leangovernmentsummit_2018

Use the promo code CGE for a discount!

The Lean Agility Mission:

"Equipping government organizations with Lean know-how so they can do their work faster, better and more efficiently by improving processes and engaging their people."

http://leanagility.com/

 

Dec 28, 2017

In this episode, CGE radio show host J. Richard Jones speaks with a renowned international expert on digital government, Dr. Julia Glidden, General Manager, Global Government Industry, IBM Corporation. In this insightful interview, hear why digital transformation is such a passion of Dr. Glidden’s. Learn about lessons learned from governments around the world who have successfully implemented digital transformation strategies and how does Canada rank. How different is it in defining a roadmap for digital transformation for a country like India as compared to Canada and what you can expect to hear from Dr. Glidden at TechGov 2018?

Nov 10, 2017

Successful delivery of complex projects is at the core of being an effective executive in public sector service. 

Today we talk with Jocelyn Turgeon, the Director of the Masters Degree, Complex Leadership Program at Telfer, University of Ottawa.

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