Hello everyone! Happy Monday, happy mid-April, and as usual, happy "how is it 2022 already"?
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Another winter is wrapping up; the days are getting longer; COVID is still around. In March, I started a 6-month interchange as a Public Servant-in-Residence at Carleton University. The "at" and the "in Residence" are both, er, virtual as it were; I'm working remotely from here in Whitehorse where the windchill bicycling around this morning was a cheerful -18°C.
I'm working with Prof. Amanda Clarke (a legend in the digital government field here in Canada) as part of her research project on Trustworthy Digital Government. Part of what we're looking at is the role, influence, and scale of large IT vendors and management consultants on the public sector. If that's something you have thoughts on, I'd love to hear from you! You can give me a shout by email or schedule a coffee chat here.