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The Promise and Pitfalls of the Internet of Things in Canada

...pegs the entire Canadian internet, communications and technology industry at $150 billion annually[5]. To compound the issue, using and generating insights from this firehose of data requires highly specialized talent...

Date: Friday December 16, 2016

Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...the adverse effects of this amplified connectivity? For a printable PDF version of this report, please click here. INTRODUCTION In a 2014 interview, Stephen Hawking observed that digital technology has...

Date: Monday February 6, 2017

Bringing Innovation to Life: Innovation-Based Growth In Canadian Life Sciences

Canada’s economic future will be driven by globally competitive companies working at the forefront of knowledge and technology. These companies are built on innovation and skills, cornerstones of economic growth and prosperity. Canada enjoys significant advantages in these areas, but must not be complacent as countries around the world are driving their own economic growth through significant investments in research, innovation and skills.

Date: Wednesday January 3, 2018


...ones that are heavier on technology. We also must expand existing infrastructure to track population growth, especially in urban areas, to address the challenges of climate change and to boost...

Date: Tuesday October 11, 2016

Marshalling Incubators to Build Global Companies

...effectively harness this untapped potential? For a printable .PDF version of this report, click here. Foreword ERA-Can+ promotes cooperation between the European Union and Canada in science, technology and innovation. This...

Date: Wednesday March 1, 2017

Governance in the Digital Age technology is (or isn’t) transforming citizens’ lives. It’s how governments draw on the insight of citizens, how they think about and procure technology and how the trends and technologies...

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017

Why Canada needs a digital office

...Bringing tech into the heart of government By Kent Aitken , Prime Ministers Fellow, Public Policy Forum. @kentdaitken Governments are struggling with technology — but there’s hope yet. The...

Date: Friday May 12, 2017

Keeping Up with the Speed of Disruption: Session 1

...a panoply of powerful technology developments and their broader social and economic impacts. This series of learning modules, designed for current and prospective government executives, provides a deep dive into...

Date: Friday January 5, 2018

Workplace Innovation in Canada’s Public Service: How Collaborative Approaches, Dynamic Workspaces, and Enabling Technology Can Deliver Greater Value to Canadians

Governments are facing mounting pressure to improve service delivery and accountability to citizens under increasing fiscal restraints and an aging workforce. To thrive in this complex environment, public...

Date: Wednesday July 6, 2011

Canada Growth Summit: Bold ideas and untapped opportunities full commercialization, remains limited. For instance, the need for rigorous testing in some sectors, such as medical technology, can make scaling businesses fairly cost-intensive. Without the growth capital they...

Date: Wednesday December 7, 2016

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...joining Amazon, highlighted the imperative for a rethink of public service competencies. In the U.S. case, the President himself has closed the deal for top technology talent, as part of...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

Elizabeth Dubois

...of the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute, Elizabeth works to understand how technology may be leveraged to increase democratic accountability and engagement. Collaborating with non-profit organizations, technology companies, journalists and...

Date: Friday January 12, 2018

Canada-China Session 1: Setting the stage, public opinion trends, approaches to trade

Recap of the first meeting of PPF's Canada-China Forum includes presentations on public opinion by Bruce Anderson of Abacus Data and sectoral trade by Wendy Dobson of University of Toronto

Date: Tuesday July 25, 2017

Building a Dynamic Future: The Next Generation of Public Service Talent

...multiple obligations. Technology can serve as a means to greater flexibility and productivity; however, public services are usually slow to adopt new tools. In our Edmonton and Halifax roundtables, participants...

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017

Ilse Treurnicht

...modernizing procurement and regulations, liberating data, and developing new funding models.    Ilse joined MaRS in 2005 from her role as CEO of Primaxis Technology Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund.  She has...

Date: Friday November 10, 2017

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