Category: Digital strategy

Digital Government: Feedback from Canada’s Federal CIOs at this year’s CIO Summit

PrinciplesPhotoLast week we had the pleasure of running a session on the topic of Digital Government at the CIO Summit. In addition to defining why Canada needs a digital strategy, we talked about what needs to change for us to become digital by 2025, who should be involved in developing a digital strategy and what should be our guiding principles.

Before getting into the feedback from the summit participants, I want to reflect on what being truly digital means to Canada. Digital, like electricity before it, has the potential to change the way we run our country and will have an impact on our economy. read more

A firsthand experience with Denmark’s eGovernment strategy

Lost in the blue water between Norway, Sweden and Germany, you’ll find a cluster of islands and a peninsula known as Denmark, but don’t be fooled, this country is anything but off the map. With over 5 million citizens, Denmark is currently ranked as the happiest country in the world by the UN in their World Happiness Report, where Canada is sixth on the list. Denmark seems to have a good understanding of how to please their citizens, so what can be contributing to this overwhelming happiness of citizens? I wondered if it could relate their public services, sustainability, or bicycle culture? read more