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FWD50 2018


November 7, 2018 09:00 - November 9, 2018 17:00





FWD50 is a groundbreaking new government technology event. It’s a three-day conversation on digital transformation held in Canada’s capital city, bringing together citizens, the public service, elected officials, technologists, and innovative thinkers from around the world.

This is more than a conference. It’s a conversation about what we can be when we steer progress towards our better selves.

Because it’s time for Forward Thinking.

This November, more than fifteen countries’ digital government leaders will converge on Ottawa to chart the course of government tech, connected citizens, digital policy and the future of society.

Once, technology was a cost of government. Now, it is government. The line between laws and algorithms blurs. Digital-first services speed delivery. Data flows across our digital lives. But at what cost?

As a society, we must embrace what technology can help, while remaining sober about its downsides. Instead of moving fast and breaking things, we need to move deliberately and create things. But move we must. That’s why we run FWD50. And why you should join us.