Executive Roundtable--Treading Gently: Public Service Systems that Lower Environmental Impacts (June 20th, Ottawa)
June 6, 2008

CATAAlliance MEMO

 Date: June 6, 2008

Re: Executive Roundtable on the Green Economy (June 20)
      Guest Invitation, please confirm asap, limited space

From: John Reid, President, CATAAlliance
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CATAAlliance in partnership with IBM, the Access Group and the Sprott School of Business is pleased to invite you* as our guest to a half-day executive session on public processes that build a greener country. The Roundtable is called, “Treading Gently: Public Service Systems that Lower Environmental Impacts.”

++ Action Item: Note that the Roundtable takes place from 9:00 a.m. - Noon, Friday June 20, 2008; Carleton University, Ottawa RSVP NOW by sending your contact information to greenitexecutiveroundtable@access-group.ca or by calling us at (416) 629-7924

Your Agenda & Discussion Points

Government agencies are showing how digital systems can be used to re-think service delivery and citizen interaction.  In the process, they are lowering the impact on the environment of many forms of social governance.  Public sector services are 'going green' by:

  • Cutting down on print materials such as taxes forms and booklets, where the use of e-filing saves a mountain of paper and lowers pressure on landfill sites and energy use;   
  • Reducing processing costs: doing things electronically eliminates paper drag, postage, and delays;
  • Speeding up interactions with the public;
  • Better targeting the flow of information, to reduce processing churn;
  • Enhancing consultation with online services that eliminate travel; and 
    Using IT to integrate systems and reduce overlap.

This executive roundtable with 80 of your peers will explore the streamlined, shareable systems and processes that allow the public sector to reduce society's environmental impact.  By conserving better, these new approaches will help Canada respond to the radical needs of the new eco-economy. 
  
Featured panelists include Robert Dowler, Assistant Deputy Minister and Corporate Chief Strategist, OCCCIO, Ministry of Government Services, Government of Ontario and other senior panelists from Public Works, Transport and Environment Canada.
  
Discussion points: 

-- Administration processes that allow for coordinated responses 
-- Systems that assess new technologies 
-- Processes to bring together public 'clusters' for shared action 
-- Streamlining solutions in various data centers, different procurement processes, and so on 

* Please note: registration is not open to independent consultants and/or technology vendors that are not CATAAlliance members. Attendance is contingent upon host acceptance and membership confirmation. Technology vendors should first contact jreid@cata.ca to confirm their membership status with Executive Roundtable in the Header.