Meet the champions, advocates and judges
Senior leaders who lend the program their public support – helping to attract ideas and team members, assisting with the development of selected ideas, and putting their weight behind the winning idea.
Organizational and digital leaders who support the Challenge by encouraging their workforces to participate, testing submitted ideas, assisting program organisers to build suitable teams around the selected ideas, and helping teams to make useful connections or overcome obstacles.
CIO & Assistant Deputy Minister, Information Systems Branch, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Chief Data Officer & Director General of Data and Information Services, Privy Council Office
Chief Information Officer and DG, Digital Transformation, Planning and Oversight, Health Canada
Chief Data Officer and Assistant Chief Statistician for Strategic Data Management, Methods and Analysis Field, Statistics Canada
Director General, Innovation Branch, Strategic Policy and Innovation Sector, Natural Resources Canada
Chief Immigration Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Director General, Evaluation, Data and Results, Global Affairs Canada
Director General, Grants and Contributions Transformation Bureau, Global Affairs Canada
Director General, Service and Data Modernization Directorate, Transport Canada
Chief Scientist and Chief Scientific Data Officer, Natural Resources Canada
Public service leaders with skills in fields such as digital, data and program management, who select the eight ideas to be taken forwards, hear the teams’ pitches at the Semi-Final and Final, and choose the best. In the Challenge’s later stages, they may be joined by the champions.
Director, International Cooperation and Methodology Innovation Center,
Director General, Data Policy and Transformation & Chief Data Officer, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Director General, Strategic Policy Branch, and Chief Data Officer, Natural Resources Canada
Executive Director, Chief Data and Risk Officer, Canada Food Inspection Agency