Executive Track

For modern leaders, technology is no longer an option. It’s the key to better services, more inclusive design, lower costs, and increased transparency.

But while tech can help government, it’s also fundamentally reshaping society. Technology isn’t just in service of policy—it is policy.

To help executives navigate these tumultuous waters, we’ve created a new track tailored to government executives, featuring content on policy, culture, and leadership.

New this year, the executive track is three days of content created specifically for senior leaders in government, with three dedicated days focused on leadership, global activity, and public/private collaboration: 


Date: Tuesday, November 3, 10AM-4:30PM
Presented in partnership with the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX).

We’re running a day-long series of executive talks presented focusing on the unique challenges digital leaders face in a tech-driven public service. From culture and delivery, to agile approaches and design thinking, this day will help you become a better digital leader.

Global Partnership

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 1:30PM-4:30PM
Presented in partnership with the Digital Nations—an alliance of ten member countries who share digital best practices.

The DN is in Ottawa for their annual gathering, which changes countries every year. So we’re coordinating content with them and taking a more global perspective of digital leadership for the second day of the executive track. This is open to all FWD50 attendees.

Public / Private Sector Collaboration

Date: Thursday, November 5, 1:30PM-4:30PM
Presented in partnership with the CIO Strategy Council—a group of Canada’s leading CIOs from both public and private sector.

Complex times require connected solutions. More than ever, public-private partnerships and leadership are necessary to build a robust digital economy.

In this third day of the Executive Track, join Canada’s leading Chief Information Officers from both public and private sectors as they tackle some of the most pressing digital issues affecting all sectors of the economy.