Stephen Yates

Principal Product Manager

Canadian Digital Service (CDS)

Stephen Yates is a Principal Product Manager at the Canadian Digital Service (CDS).

He has spent his career building products in the private sector and recently made the transition to CDS, where he hopes to help raise the bar on digital services used by Canadians. He leads the COVID Alert server team and led the initial development of the COVID Alert app.


COVID Alert: Building a COVID-19 exposure notification service

04/11/2020 14.15 - 14.55

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Join the CDS team as we discuss how we used the guiding principles of availability, accessibility, awareness, understanding and trust to build COVID Alert, the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification service.
CDS will cover how we used three multidisciplinary teams to build the multi-region service in 45 days. COVID Alert lets users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19... read more