G-Factor: The FWD50 Policy Pitch Competition

Ima Okonny
Chief Data OfficerEmployment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Hillary Hartley
Chief Digital & Data OfficerProvince of Ontario
Jean-François Fleury
Assistant Deputy Minister, Research, Planning and RenewalTreasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Megan Beretta (Host, G-Factor)
Director of Digital StrategyNova Scotia Digital Service
Alistair Croll (Host, Keynote Track)
Co-founder & ChairFWD50
05-11-2021 13.20 - 15.30

Interactive TrackChannel 1Interactive session

Ever wish there was a competition for great ideas? Like Shark Tank or Dragon’s Den or The Voice, but for the best public service innovations? Governments around the world have policies on everything from how they test ideas, to how they collect feedback, to how they run meetings. But these ideas are often not shared across countries or jurisdictions, despite strong data-backed evidence that they work.

It’s time to make a case for them.

In this new format, we invite senior government executives to listen to new policy ideas, and you—the audience—vote on which deserves a closer look. Our executives then commit to bringing these policies back to their teams for study, with the goal of adopting best practices from around the world within their own governments and organizations.