Title: “Data and Policy Innovation”
Abstract: In his presentation, Deputy Minister (DM) Ledwell will provide an overview of how Government understands data in the policy innovation process. This will include articulating a vision as to how data can support policy innovation as well as the challenges which Government encounters when working towards this vision.
Bio: DM Ledwell provides leadership to the public service in implementing key policies in the government’s mandate with a focus on people, prosperity and engagement. Working closely with the senior management team, DM Ledwell is taking a collaborative approach to moving forward the Government’s priorities, including job creation, growing the economy and the population, effective family and human services, stewardship of land and environment, and healthcare. DM Ledwell is a seasoned leader, with 25 years of senior-level experience in public policy, government affairs, strategic communications and research, including extensive work with partners in government, private and voluntary sectors, and the media.Throughout his career, DM Ledwell has established an extensive network of leaders in all sectors, with whom he collaborates regularly.