David Peterson Public Leadership Program:Minister Scott Brison on "Digital Disruption: There Ought to be an App for That"

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Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 20195:30PM - 7:00PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
315 Bloor Street W.
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Digital Leadership in Public Policy Series


We regret that the event with Minister Brison has been postponed to a later date due to an unforeseen matter. We will be in touch when the event is rescheduled.

Join us as The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister of Digital Government discusses Digital Disruption: There Ought to be an App for That. This event is part of the David Peterson Public Leadership Program Series on Digital Leadership in Public Policy.

About Our Speaker: The Honourable Scott Brison, was appointed to the federal cabinet as President of the Treasury Board in November 2015. In July 2018, he welcomed additional responsibilities after being appointed Minister of Digital Government. He has served as a member of the Cabinet Committee on Agenda, Results and Communications that tracks progress on the government’s priorities; the Cabinet Committee on Inclusive Growth, Opportunities and Innovation that considers strategies to promote inclusive economic growth, opportunity, employment, and social security; the Cabinet Committee on Open and Transparent Government; and the ad-hoc Cabinet Committee on Defence Procurement.
During his years in opposition, he notably served as Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. On the international scene, he served as a member of the Trilateral Commission, and he was named by the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland, as one of its “Young Global Leaders.” Minister Brison served as Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Receiver General of Canada from 2004 to 2006 and, previously, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U.S. relations. He has had extensive private sector experience as an entrepreneur and investment banker. He has served as Vice-President of a Canadian investment bank and as Chairman of SeaFort Capital Inc., a Canadian private equity firm.

He graduated Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance in 1989 and he has completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.


The Honourable Scott Brison
President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister of Digital Government, Government of Canada

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