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Honey Dacanay (she/her)

Director-General, Digital Policy | Office of the Chief Information Officer, TBS

Honey is a digital transformation leader with significant experience leading public sector renewal and reform initiatives in the Governments of Canada and Ontario. In 2019, she was named one of Apolitical’s “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government.”

In addition to co-teaching Digital Transformation in the Public Sector at McMaster University, Honey is a Director-General, Digital Policy with the Government of Canada and a member of Public Digital's global network of experts. Some of her projects include: advancing implementation of Canada's digital standards and Policy on Service and Digital; designing and overseeing Canada's first agile governance pilot; developing a data-driven approach to modernizing Canada’s income security programs; leading development of an introductory digital curriculum for 289,000+ Government of Canada public servants; leading teams that developed and enshrined Ontario’s digital service standards in landmark legislation, the Simpler, Faster, Better Services Act, 2019.


Canada’s Digital Journey (Yes, we’re sorry)

November 8, 2023  4:30 PM – 4:55 PM
For more than a decade now, digital government teams have been forming all over Canada, enthusiastically adopting philosophies and practices from the UK, Australia and the United States. Each team had a mandate to challenge the status quo and had high hopes for changing how government works. See more.

Mentor Meetups: Convo codes

November 8, 2023  7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
We've got questions; you've got answers! In this session, you'll tackle some of digital transformation's toughest challenges at a table of your peers, led by expert mentors. Scan the QR code at your table to get prompts on themes within the subject of the table you're at! See more.
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