GovMaker Conference

GovMaker Conference

GovMaker 2019, April 29-30, Fredericton Convention Centre


November 23, 2015


8:30 am Welcome

The Honourable Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.

9:00 am Nora Young: Data Bodies, Digital Citizens Opportunities for Partnerships in the Data Boom.

Host and creator of CBC’s Spark and author of The Virtual Self.

10:00 am BREAK

10:30 am Data as a Currency

Moderated by Nora Young

Dave Finley Manager, Land Information Infrastructure Secretariat, Government of NB.

Dr. Kevin Tuer, Managing Director, Open Data Exchange.

Paul Macmillan, Global Public Sector Industry Leader, Deloitte, author of The Solution Revolution.

Meaghan Seagrave, Executive Director, BioNB.

10:30 am Millennial Citizenship

Moderated by Amanda Hachey, Sustainability Strategist, Conscious Brands Inc.

Richard Pietro Open, government fanboy who creates civic engagement as art.

Gracen Johnson, Communications Strategist & Urban Activist.

Oliver Hébert, Q&A Outreach Coordinator and Student, St. Thomas University.

11:30 am Lightning Talks

Jake Arsenault, The Black Arcs.

Gail Campbell, University of New Brunswick.

Sophie Lacroix, Government of New Brunswick.

Dr. Mary Milliken, University of New Brunswick.

12:00 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm Dr. Don Lenihan: Open by Default

Senior Associate, Policy and Engagement, Canada 2020 and Ontario’s Principal Advisor on the Government of Ontario’s Open Dialogue Initiative.

2:00 pm Data and Self-Determination

Moderated by Dr. Susan O’Donnell, Senior Research Officer in the Human Computer Interaction Group at the National Research Council specializing in digital technologies for community development.

Dr. Paul Peters, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Inequalities at the University of New Brunswick.

Mike Hennessey, Aboriginal Labour Market Analyst at the Joint Economic Development Initiative.

David Perley Director, Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick.

2:00 pm Research Co-Creation as Citizen Engagement

Moderated by Dr. Cathy Holtmann, Director, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research.

Dr. Costanza Torri, Violence Against Immigrant and Visible Minority Women research team.

Danie Gagnon, Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults research team.

Lorraine Whalley, Sexual Violence research team.

Dr. Carmen Gill, Justice System Response to Intimate Partner Violence.

Dr. Sue O’Donnell, Workplace Violence and Abuse research team.

Dr. Judy Wuest, the iHeal Health Intervention for Women.

Miguel LeBlanc, the Cyberviolence against Young Women and Girls project.

3:00 pm BREAK

3:30 pm Dr. Henry Mintzberg: Rebalancing Society

Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Moderated by Karina LeBlanc, Executive Director, Pond-Deshpande Centre.

Jeff Richardson, Executive Director, United Way of Central New Brunswick.

Michael O’Brien, Councillor, City of Fredericton and Chair, Community Action Group on Homelessness.

The Honourable Cathy Rogers, Minister of Social Development, Government of New Brunswick.

5:00 pm Closing Remarks

Co-Chair, Kelly Cain Deputy Minister, Department of Human Resources and Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Government of New Brunswick.


November 24, 2015

8:30 am Welcome

The Honourable Ed Doherty, M.D. Minister Responsible for Service New Brunswick, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation, Government of New Brunswick.

Co-Chair Dr. Christian Couturier, Chief Information Officer, Executive Council Office, Government of New Brunswick.

Dr. Eddy Campbell, President, University of New Brunswick.

9:00 am Zaid Hassan: How to Address Complex Challenges

Author of The Social Labs Revolution and Co-founder of Reos Partners.

10:00 am BREAK

10:30 am From Machinery to Mobility

Moderated by Ed McGinley, CEO of TechImpact.

Dr. Jeffrey Roy, Professor in the School of Public Administration, Dalhousie University and author of From Machinery to Mobility: Government and Democracy in a Participative Age.

Dr. Christian Couturier, Chief Information Officer, Executive Council Office, Government of New Brunswick.

Geoff Flood, Founder and President, T4G Limited.

11:30 am Social Innovation Labs: Lightning Talks

12:15 pm LUNCH

12:40 pm NB+: A Digital Shift to a Better New Brunswick

Cathy Simpson, Vice-President Public Sector, T4G Limited, and Lead, TechImpact for nb+

1:00 pm Dana Chisnell: Democracy is a Design Problem

Design researcher at the United States Digital Service and co-author of The Handbook of Usability Testing.

2:00 pm BREAK

2:30 pm Lightning Talks

Phylomène Zangio, Centre de la femme immigrante

Robert Hughes, Town of Stratford and One Governance Foundation

Heather Allaby, NBCC

Julia Ramirez, Ignite Fredericton

3:00 pm Santiago Siri: Hack or be Hacked – Disrupting Politics with Digital Democracy

President and Co-founder of DemocracyOS.

4:00 pm Closing Remarks

Co-Chair Dr. Christian Couturier, Chief Information Officer, Executive Council Office, Government of New Brunswick.

Thank you