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Catherine Desgagnés‑Belzil (she/her)

Chief Digital Officer and Head of Quebec’s Digital Center of Excellence, Province of Quebec

Catherine Desgagnés-Belzil is Quebec’s Chief Digital Officer. As the head of Quebec’s Digital Center of Excellence, Catherine’s mandate is to accelerate and facilitate the government’s digital transformation by fostering collaborative efforts, information sharing, partnerships and concerted actions throughout Quebec’s public sector.

Holding of a bachelor’s degree in business computing from Quebec’s Laval University, Catherine has managed to stand-out throughout her career in the field of information technology by her dynamism and determination.

Catherine joined Quebec’s public sector in 2001 and since then, her career has been rich of various professional experiences and marked in particular by an important implication in the field of information technology governance. She has been active for several years in structuring activities such as implementing effective enterprise architecture strategies, establishing project offices, developing organizational transformation strategies and providing strategic advice to senior management. Additionally, Catherine has implemented and managed major business solutions, some of which play a key role in providing public services to Quebec’s citizens.

Her two year stint as Vice-president of Business Solutions at Quebec’s Shared Services showed how great her interest in the digital transformation of the public sector is, and led to her appointment as Quebec’s Chief Digital Officer.


Workshop Track D

Regional Digital Government Summit

New for 2019, the Regional Digital Government Summit is a place for provincial, state, and municipal government leaders to focus on the unique opportunities and obstacles they face. Chaired by some of North America’s digital government pioneers, join this intimate gathering of under 100 executives within FWD50. See more.

Proceeding differently – Quebec takes the necessary steps to fulfil its transformation ambitions

Meet Catherine Desgagnés-Belzil, Chief Digital Officer of the province of Quebec, and learn how this newly created entity is materializing these ambitions. See more.
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