Honey Dacanay

Director, Digital Academy

Canada School of Public Service

Honey is the Director, Digital Academy with the Canada School of Public Service, Government of Canada, charged with introducing the culture, practices and technologies of the digital era to federal public servants. Previously, Honey was a founding member and Executive Lead, Digital Standards and Governance at the Ontario Digital Service, where she led development of the province’s Digital Service Standard and enshrined it in the province’s landmark legislation, the Simpler, Faster, Better Services Act. In 2019, Honey was named one of the most influential young leaders on Apolitical’s “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government”.


Delivering at the Speed of Need

04/11/2020 15.00 - 16.30

Workshop TrackChannel 3Workshop

While chronically underfunded, agile digital service teams have proven that they are a precious resource within government that can be trusted to deliver at the speed of need in a crisis.

What is it about the way they are set up that allows them to work nimbly? Learn about how they are set up to respond quickly in times of crisis, what challenges they are able to overcome quickly and which... read more

Digital Standards as a Service

09/11/2020 13.30 - 15.00

Workshop TrackChannel 3Workshop

Digital standards have set a new bar for what good looks like for digital government. They have openly codified best practice, encouraged new ways of working, and challenged bad behaviour. In many countries, standards have started to become part of the public service fabric, shaping incentives in ways that weren’t always predicted.

In this session you’ll hear about how and why the first... read more