Since 2012 Nick Scott has been leading transformational change in the public sector. Most recently, he worked on a massive Life Experience Service Transformation project in the UAE. Before that, he was the Director of Innovation Services at the Government of Canada’s Digital Academy at the Canada School for Public Service. In this role, Nick led the Digital Accelerator Programme, Digital Experimentation, Digital Products, and Digital Events and Engagement teams.
Formerly, Nick worked at the Government of New Brunswick as Executive Director of Open Government and Innovation. In this role, he led Innovation and Design Services, established an Innovation Team, a collaborative workspace and a public innovation framework, facilitating initiatives addressing a wide array of public policy challenges, including mobility, literacy, second language acquisition, natural resource development, municipal reform, and child protection. Previously in his role as Executive Director of the NB Social Policy Research Network, Nick launched the GovMaker Conference to explore the theory and practice of public innovation and co-founded NouLAB; a public and social innovation lab facilitating collaborative, multi-sector problem-solving.
Nick is a part-time lecturer at the University of New Brunswick, where he teaches Science and Technology Studies, and Leadership for Social Innovation. In the Middle East, Nick has served as a jury member for the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Award at the Dubai Model Centre between 2017 - 2020