FWD50: From private to public: building a talent pipeline for government technology
Date & Time
November 4, 2021 - November 4, 2021
1:20pm - 2:00pm
Many governments have begun putting in place processes to change the cultures, practices, and principles of government to embrace digital ways of working. But is it enough?
To be digital, governments have to go beyond outsourcing technology projects and invest in building in-house talent with the right mix of digital skills and competencies to facilitate the work. However, governments are faced with a skills gap. Private sector competition and outdated hiring practices often create a persistent challenge in recruiting and retaining talented, digital-ready staff.
How can governments successfully reach people with the multidisciplinary skills needed to drive digital transformation? This chain reaction panel will feature experts in academia, non-profit, and government to provide insights on what draws digital talent to public service and share best practices for government recruitment and retention.
- Dorothy Eng, Executive Director, Code for Canada
- Jonathan Craft, Associate Professor University of Toronto, Founding Director of Policy Ready
- Jane Laughton, Head of Talent, Ontario Digital Service