#GCDigital Progress – Recognizing how much we’ve achieved as we plan to keep moving forward

October 4, 2018

Fall is often a time when we reflect on the past and plan for the future …

Later this fall we will be releasing the Digital Government Strategic Plan, a rebranding and expansion of the Government of Canada’s Strategic Plan for IM/IT which is released annually. This plan will highlight actions underway or planned to help us achieve the Digital Government vision and better, digitally-enabled services for Canadians.

Undoubtedly more work is required to achieve the vision, as articulated last year, where: “The Government of Canada is an open and service-oriented organization that delivers programs and services to citizens and businesses in simple, modern and effective ways that are optimized for digital and available anytime, anywhere and from any device. Digitally, the GC must operate as one to benefit all Canadians.”

However, as important as it is to ‘keep our eyes on the goal’ and keep moving forward, we also need to recognize that things are getting better and progress is being made.

Within TBS and across the government, there are great people working to achieve the Digital Government vision.

… So for the next few weeks, I want to recognize that progress and our achievements to date. Please join me and TBS in sharing your stories and highlights on twitter using the #GCDigital hashtag.

Achievements like:

These are just a small handful of examples of progress towards #DigitalGovernment, with more to come.

What are you working on to advance Digital Government? What improvements has your team already made?

Tell us online.

Alex Benay

Alex Benay
Chief Information Officer, Government of Canada

Alex Benay currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada. Prior to this appointment, Alex was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation since July 2014.

From 2011 to 2014, he was Vice-President of Government Affairs and Business Development at OpenText. He has played a leadership role in Canada's digital industry, as well as in promoting the global shift to digital in organizations such as the G20, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Olympics. Before joining OpenText, Alex managed various teams and programs at the Canadian International Development Agency, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Library and Archives Canada.

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