Highlight on Janice Francisco, 2007 (Ottawa, Canada)
Creativity in government?
Yes, it's possible: innovation consulting isn't just for private business, it's also been put into play by the Canadian Federal Government to drive movement, change, and creativity and innovation internally. In recognition of her work to drive innovation within the Canadian Federal Government, Janice was invited to join the 2010 judging committee for the GTEC (Government Technology Exhibition and Conference) (GTEC) Distinction Awards Program.
The Distinction Awards recognizes innovation as a creative approach, using Information Management / Information Technology applications and/or technology, to advance government policy frameworks, service delivery, organizational transformation, use of customer-centered services, public consultation and participation, and competition in the global economy. Honorees are recognized for having outstanding achievements or actions that are clearly above and beyond what would normally be required or expected in government.
For the past 17 years, the Awards have been the pre-eminent public sector recognition program in Canada, for the use of information technology and information management in government service delivery. Each year, the Distinction Awards judging committees conduct an extensive nominations, evaluation and judging program for hundreds of projects submitted by federal, provincial and municipal government teams.
Janice must have made an impression on her fellow judges. They've asked her back for 2011 and to facilitate dialogue on how they could improve the criteria by which they judge innovation.
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