Bringing Municipalities and Communities Together – Online and On-The-Go

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Note from Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: We are pleased to share this next blog from one of our 2013 Distinction Awards Honourees as part of the GTEC Awards Experience Series

In October 2013, the City of Waterloo was selected as one of the GTEC Distinction Award Honourees in the category of Excellence in Public Service Delivery – EXTERNAL for Pingstreet – a mobile app changing how communities and municipalities interact. The app was developed

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#OpenGov: From Theory to Practice

By Nick Scott, Executive Director, New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network, @thefaketree

Enough talky talky. It’s time for some walkie walkie. But first… a tweet chat.

Maybe it’s just me, but I believe we have crossed the threshold of whether or not this #OpenGov is for real, or just another fad that will fizzle out (not unlike the Macarena or Achy Breaky Heart). We’re there. Open Government isn’t a nice to have, it’s a must-have. Open government will help all of us

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How to Survive GTEC: Part 2 – Get the Most Out of Your GTEC Sessions!

By Jessica Perreault, Manager, Content and Program, GTEC

Content is King (or Queen!) and this year we had over 110 Call for Content submissions to consider for the 2016 Program, and boy were there some fantastic proposals! We took our time to review every detail of every submission and had to make some tough cuts. Not only were we looking for killer content, but we were also looking for storytellers, social media super stars and speakers who could engage with you,

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Cyber security of the future—today: How cognitive computing is changing cyber security’s silver bullet

By Sandy Bird, IBM Fellow, CTO, IBM Security Systems Division

New cyber threats are introduced every day, at an increasingly rapid pace. Fortunately, for every new threat that’s introduced, someone, somewhere, has figured out how to remediate it—and blogged about it.

The problem? With over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being produced around the world daily—and thousands upon thousands of cyber security blogs out there—finding the solution to a threat you don’t yet know exists is, well, an impossible human feat. Fortunately,

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Owning the Upgrades to Ontario’s Integrated Financial Information Systems

From Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: I am excited to share the second Distinction Awards Experience Blog post from a Provincial Awards recipient showcasing their experience. Thank you to the EFSS team for sharing!

The Enterprise Financial Systems and Services (EFSS) team from the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services was honoured to receive a GTEC Award in 2015 under the category, Maximizing the Talent of Our People. Our team won this award for the

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GTEC Distinction Awards Experience – Fun Stats & Sharing Successes

By Silvia Villon, Distinction Awards Manager, GTEC
@GTEC

We are in the final 6 weeks before the close of the Call for Team Nominations (closing June 6, 2016) and I am excited for the rush of nominations! I’m especially looking forward to reading about the exciting and innovative initiatives that our Canadian Public Service have been working on.

We’ve put together an infographic that conveys the essence of why it is important to nominate and nothing better than to share a post that

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Collaboration: The Gateway to Improved Public Services

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Note from Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: As part of the GTEC Awards Experience Series, we are pleased to share this first blog received from a past Awards recipient showcasing their experience in relation to PART I – Why Nominate?

Last year, Calgary Police Service was honoured with GTEC’s highly respected Distinction Award Medal for Excellence in Collaboration in recognition of its ePIC project – an electronic Police Information Check (PIC) system, developed in partnership

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GTEC Distinction Awards Experience Series: Part II – Learn how to Submit a Nomination

By Silvia Villon, Distinction Awards Manager, GTEC
@GTEC

In Part I of the GTEC Distinction Awards Experience blog series, I explained Why Nominate? Those that follow GTEC (@GTEC) or I (@VillonSilvia) on Twitter will know that we asked what your favorite video of 2015 was and for me it was this one! If you haven’t already, check it out!

Now that you are interested in nominating, Part II of the series will walk you through the nomination process in the

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How to Survive GTEC: Part 1 – Series Introduction

By Jessica Perreault, Manager, Content and Program, GTEC

Although I have been working at GTEC for almost two years I still consider myself to be somewhat of a newbie and continue to be wowed by the GTEC onsite experience. As I walked the halls of the exhibit floor, sat in on the sessions and interacted with the incredible speakers and attendees in 2015 I started thinking about how you, our audience, could get the most out of your GTEC experience over

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GTEC Distinction Awards Experience – Part I – Why Nominate?

By Silvia Villon, Distinction Awards Manager, GTEC
@GTEC

Whether you are a new or returning participant to the GTEC Distinction Awards, it’s always good to have a refresher on the nomination process. Year over year we are looking for ways to improve your experience, whether it be additional ways for us to further recognize excellence in the public service or a smoother nomination process. In 2016, we are creating a series of blogs that will help guide you as you work through

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