IOG's Policy Crunch : Disruption and Convergence in Public Policy and Governance event series:

Agile Regulation: Embracing Disruptive Technology with Policy Leadership

Half day eventIn 60 George St, Ottawa
  • September 19, 20185:30pm - 7:30pm

Technological progress has steadily increased to the point where it often far outpaces the speed of regulation. Disruptive technologies like Synthetic Biology, Artificial Intelligence, and nuclear miniaturization among many others, both challenge the existing policy paradigm and present new opportunities for unlocking the wider social benefit that can come with timely and bespoke policy-making. With the dual opportunity and threat posed by disruptive technologies, regulators need to start reconceptualizing how they conduct their craft and well as their wider role in the policy process. This panel assembles leading thinkers from both the regulatory sphere and the world of disruptive technologies, to tackle the question of how regulations can successfully enable the benefits of technological progress, rather than be challenged by them.

The event will take place at the Institute on Governance's ASPIRE Lab at 60 George Street in the Byward Market. The reception will begin at 5:30. The panel begins at 6:00 and will end promptly at 7:00. A networking event among attendees and speakers will follow. This event is proudly brought to you by the team behind the IOG's research and advisory services related to innovation policy and the governance of digital technologies. Register early to ensure a reserved space.

Bob Walker, Former President of Atomic Energy Canada

Stacey Coburn, Transport Canada (Autonomous Vehicle Regulatory Policy)

Ioana Finichiu, Community of Federal Regulators

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Institute on Governance - ASPIRE Lab

60 George Street (Byward Market), Ottawa