Blockchain in Government Workshop - Summary Report

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On March 22, 2018, the Institute on Governance hosted a Blockchain in Government Workshop, an event that brought together public servants and stakeholders from private industry who are interested in the applicability and benefits of blockchain technology within the Canadian government. The workshop provided attendees the opportunity not only to learn more about this foundational technology, but also to learn from those within the public service who have worked in this space.

This report summarizes content delivered by leading experts within the Canadian blockchain community and highlights the common themes and issue areas that arose during each session.

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Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson


Matt supports the Institute's work on Digital and Public Governance, with an interest in the implications of new technology, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. He has a strong track record of managing research projects from planning to completion, making evidence-based decisions, and providing actionable policy recommendations. Mr. Jackson is fluent in mixed-methods research methodologies as well as statistics.

Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Jackson was a Senior Research Analyst with R.A. Malatest & Associates, Ltd., an independent Canadian Program Evaluation firm, where he managed several large-scale projects for federal, provincial, and municipal government clients, as well as private industry.

Mr. Jackson has completed an M.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton University.

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