Startup Canada Policy Innovation Award

Alex Benay | Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer

Alex is a celebrated author, and the top tech boss of the public service. Since 2017, he’s been disrupting and innovating government from the inside out, encouraging it to accelerate failure, learnings, and adaptability. His vision is a technology-driven public service that provides every Canadian with highly efficient and first-class services. His new book, Government Digital, is a blueprint for this vision. Thanks to Alex, soon Canadians will access benefits, register companies, and vote from smart devices. Under his watch, the Canadian government is on a path of ongoing transformation towards open data, collaboration, and agile management to respond in-time with the rapidly shifting tides of innovation.

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