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Peter Bruce

Senior Associate, Institute on Governance

November 21, 2018 | 3:15 pm

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Peter Bruce is a Senior Associate at the Institute on Governance where he facilitates the Executive Leadership Program, now in its 21st cohort. He also advises government organizations in Canada and other countries on their digital service strategies. He recently joined the board of the charity Kids Up Front and is the president of Les Marmitons Ottawa-Gatineau.

Peter retired at the end of 2016, after 33 years of Public Service at the federal and provincial levels. He worked in increasing 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, the focus of his public service career has been improving government programs, services and operations through effective use of information and communications technology.

Peter 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 nonprofit 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. He 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.

Peter Bruce