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Moderator: Vanessa Vermette

Vanessa Vermette

Vice-President, Innovation and Skills Development, Canada School of Public Service

Vanessa Vermette is currently the Vice-President of Innovation and Skills Development at the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS). In this role she is responsible for the Digital Academy, Transferable Skills, and Public Sector Innovation teams. She has also served as the Director General of Communications and Engagement at the CSPS, and has served in other executive positions at the School and at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. In addition, she has worked at the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada, and Infrastructure Canada in both policy and communications and has over 20 years of experience in the public service. In her current role, Vanessa actively supports the Government of Canada’s digital and data mandate and its digital and data communities, and leads efforts to advance digital government and public sector innovation through learning.  Vanessa is the first Chair of the Digital Governance Standards Institute, Canada’s only accredited standards development body focused exclusively on setting and managing digital technology governance standards. Vanessa holds a Master’s of Public Health from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and is passionate about equipping public servants with the skills and tools they need to succeed in meeting the needs of Canadians.  

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