Skaidra (think hydra, say skydra) is currently a Team Lead with Government Information Technology Ontario (#GovTechON), led by Ontario’s Office of the Chief Corporate Information Officer. Home to approximately 4,000 Information and Information Technology specialists who work in partnership with ministries across the Government of Ontario to develop, deploy and maintain technology solutions. Her role is to help create an inclusive and collaborate culture of continuous learning within Ontario’s community of GovTech practitioners. She is working on this by leveraging ways of sharing and working in the open and highlighting commonalities among diverse groups who all have one common goal: to best serve the people of Ontario.
Previously she served as a Senior Advisor at the Ontario Digital Service and managed #OntarioDigital – a blog on digital, the Ontario Government and all things in between. Skaidra is also a co-organizer of Civic Tech Toronto, a volunteer-led community open to anyone with an interest in solving civic and social issues, and a connector in the global Lithuanian community. Skaidra believes “digital government” is simply good government and is always open to (virtual) coffee chats to discuss this further.
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