Paul Swinwood, Cathy Gaudet, Rejean Gravel, David Lewis to Speak at Government Accountability Roundtable -- Leaders to jump-start executive discussions on transformation of public service (February 26th, Complementary Event)
February 08, 2008

Ottawa, February 11, 2008 -- Paul Swinwood, President, ICTC, Cathy Gaudet, Director, Finance and Material Management Branch, Supreme Court of Canada, Rejean Gravel, former senior executive in the Public Service, and Dr. David Lewis, Executive Vice President, HDR/HDB Decision Economics Limited will lead a panel of experts in an executive roundtable called “Governing Smarter”, being held in Ottawa on February 26th, 2008. Governing Smarter wrestles with the question: How can the government increase accountability and help Canadians compete more powerfully on the global stage?

Participants in the executive roundtable will address further challenges such as:

  • What kind of leadership is required to attract fresh talent and gain a competitive advantage?
  • How can we decrease complexity while providing value greater value?
  • How do we keep up with policies and procedures that are changing continually, becoming more difficult every day.

The executive roundtable will specifically explore themes of accountability, transparency and value. The panel members will help guide and animate the discussion using their experience and expertise. Mr. Gravel, for example, has recently published a White Paper on “Implementing Accountability in the Canadian Government”, which was published by the SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.

It will also include a lively discussion on trends in environment management and integrated business communications. Through it, participants will gain insight into the challenges and new solutions of their peer organizations - and together brainstorm how the Public Service can raise the bar for governing in Canada.

The event is being sponsored by the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, the Access Group, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, and VISA Canada. Partners include OCRI, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, and National Capital Scan. Attendance is reserved for senior executives.

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Date: February 26, 2008
Location: Carleton University (Senate Boardroom, Robertson Hall)
Time: 8 am to 11:30 am

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