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.
Director General & CDO,
Centre for Data Management, Innovation and Analytics, Public Health Agency of Canada
James Van Loon
Chief Data Officer & Chief Scientific Data Officer, Health Canada
CIO & Assistant Deputy Minister, Information Systems Branch, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada.
Director General of Data Integration,
Privy Council Office
Senior Director of Research and Experimentation,
Office of Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat
Chief Digital Officer, Transport Canada
Director General of IMIT, Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer,
Executive Director of Open Government,
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Assistant Chief Statistician for Strategic Data Management, Methods and Analysis, Statistics Canada
Director General, Strategic Policy Branch/Strategic Policy and Innovation Sector, and Chief Data Officer, at 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,
Public Sector Lead, Microsoft Canada
Chief Information and Security Officer, Director General, Natural Resources Canada
Chief Information Officer,
Corporate Services and Finance Branch,
Environment and Climate Change Canada