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Hillary Hartley (she/her)

Chief Digital & Data Officer, Government of Ontario

Deputy Minister, Digital Strategy, Government of Ontario

Hillary Hartley is Ontario’s Chief Digital and Data Officer and became Deputy Minister of Digital Strategy within Cabinet Office in June 2022. As CDDO, she is responsible for the administration of the Simpler, Faster, Better Services Act to deliver better, more easily accessible services to the people, communities, and businesses of Ontario.

Hillary was previously the head of the Ontario Digital Service, joining the province in April 2017 as Deputy Minister Responsible for Digital Government. She also served as Deputy Minister of Consumer Services, which included the government’s retail services operation (ServiceOntario), and programs focused on consumer protection.

Prior to coming to Ontario, Hillary was the Deputy Executive Director of 18F, a digital services agency in the U.S. federal government, and was a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013. She has worked with governments across jurisdictions for twenty-five years, serving as a director at NIC Inc., an organization that helps governments deliver programs and services online.

Sessions

RDGS: How are We Building the Bench? An Overview of Tech Talent programs

November 1, 2022  6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
This session will focus on hearing from successful talent programs in the US, Canada. You will learn what works, why, and how talent programs are transforming the way government teams approach technical talent and skills development. See more.

The Beeck Center Takeover - G2G: Governments Sharing Digital Services

November 2, 2022  8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Federal, provincial, state, local, territorial, Indigenous, tribal: we live in many governments. Join us as we explore what it would mean to share digital services across government lines, with real world examples and lessons learned. See more.