Peter Bruce is a Senior Associate at the Institute on Governance where he facilitates the Executive Leadership Program and the Virtual Executive Leadership Program.  He also advises government organizations in Canada and other countries on their digital service strategies. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Kids Up Front Ottawa, a local charity, and is the President of Les Marmitons Ottawa-Gatineau. He retired at the end of 2016, after 33 years of Public Service at the federal and provincial levels. He has worked in increasingly complex and interesting VP/CIO/CTO roles since 1997 when he became the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Department of Justice. While he has made a broad strategic contribution to the focus of his public service career, he has been improving government programs, services and operations through effective use of information and communications technology. Mr. Bruce also has extensive governance experience collaborating internationally, across Canadian jurisdictions, in the federal government, and with the private sector. He has been the chair of non-profit and charitable organizations including the ICA, (the International CIO Council) and DPI, the Association of Public Sector Information Professionals. Academic achievements include an undergraduate degree in Computer Science (BSc) from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Queen’s University. Mr. Bruce has also studied cognitive science and continues to learn and explore leadership and the transformational possibilities created by advances in information and communications technology including Artificial Intelligence.