The Executive Cohort

Collaborative learning tailored to digital-first leaders

Since 2017, FWD50 has introduced dozens of innovative formats to help public servants prepare for digital transformation. From in-the-round networking, to scannable conversation prompts, to soundproofed livestream booths, to book clubs with bestselling authors, the conference has defined what’s possible, both online and in person.

In 2023, we’ve introduced another new format, exclusively for government executives. Using a cohort-based learning model, a select group of participants will learn from special guests, collaborate with their peers, and hold candid discussions with some of the world’s leading digital pioneers.

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Executive Cohort Faculty of 2023

Ima Okonny

Assistant Deputy Minister & Chief Data Officer, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Dorothy Eng

Executive Director, Code for Canada

Viet Vu

Manager, Economic Research, The Dais at Toronto Metropolitan University

André Côté

Director, Policy and Research, The Dais at Toronto Metropolitan University

Jenna McNeil

Service Designer, Button Inc.

James Duncan

Co-founder and Principal, Stance Global

Ryan Androsoff

CEO & Founder, Think Digital

Luciana Lazzaretti

Senior Analyst, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

Roxane Dion

Portfolio Lead, Digital Products, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

Lewis Eisen

Speaker, Consultant, Author

Mireille Ayotte

Collaborator, Code for Canada

Denise Withers

Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Innovation consultant & Certified leadership coach

Eyra Abraham

Founder & CEO, Lisnen

David McRaney

Science Journalist, Author, How Minds Change

Roy Nader

Client Relationships Manager and Digital Culture Lead, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

Chris Shipley

Co-founder, Constituent Connection

Alex Benay

Associate Deputy Minister, Enterprise Pay Coordination

Alexander Howard

Director of the Digital Democracy Project

Tanya Coyle

Director of Communications, The Dais at Toronto Metropolitan University

Kent Aitken

Director, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

Alistair Croll (Host)

Co-founder & Chair, FWD50

Executive Cohort Agenda of 2023

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