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Speaker: Gonzague Guéranger

Gonzague Guéranger

Special Advisor and Implementation Lead, First Nations Data Governance Strategy, First Nations Information Governance Centre

Born in France, Gonzague moved to Canada in 1988 after obtaining a Master’s degree in Management Sciences from the University of Lille (Hauts-de-France). The following year, he obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa. Over the past 32 years, Gonzague has worked in a wide variety of environments, including at the Bank of Canada, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Indigenous Services Canada, the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Québec and, in the private sector, at Hewlett Packard.

As a senior executive, he contributed directly to the development and implementation of several major transformations at the federal and provincial levels. At Indigenous Services Canada, he headed the strategic research sector and, in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations, piloted the design of a reciprocal accountability framework to support the establishment of new fiscal relationships.

Since 2020, Gonzague has worked for the First Nations Information Governance Centre, developing and implementing a First Nations-led data governance strategy at the national and regional levels.

Participating in: Advancing Indigenous Data Sovereignty

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