In the 21st century, government organizations are realizing that now is time to take openness, accountability and transparency to the next level. While governments are realizing this need their citizens have determined that even in a representative democracy there’s still room for consultation and active engagement. The internet of things has provided new tools for government and citizens to work together in building a new future.
Whether you are looking to develop or enhance your open government strategy, modernize or innovate with technology or transform the culture in your organization AcuitasGov is your partner.
At AcuitasGov, we have the insight, skills and experience to help you on this journey.
Principal Consultant – Chris Moore
Chris has been described as transformational, innovative and refreshing. He is an advocate of an Open Ecosystem, Open Gov and Open Data, and desires to see everyone embrace innovation, pursuing the possible and building the future together.
Throughout his career, Chris has assumed a key role in advancing Canada’s information technology industry and engaging with other world technology leaders both in the private and public sectors. In 2010, he was recognized by Venture Magazine as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people. He is a founding member of the WeGo (World E-government) organization and currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Computing Science Department and the Masters in Communications and Technology program at the University of Alberta. Chris is also Vice Chair of the Edmonton Region Institute of Public Administration of Canada.
Chris is a sought after International public speaker in the area’s of Innovation, Transformation and Open Government.
He has extensive experience in both the Private and Public sector working with small, medium and large organizations. Chris has managed teams and projects of high complexity and scope. Through his effective management style he always ensures his clients expectations are met and continually looks for opportunities to exceed expectations. He has also been responsible for new product development, corporate strategic planning, resource planning and management, supply chain and logistics as well as outsourcing management.
Most recently, Chris was the Chief Information Officer at The City of Edmonton from October 2008 to March 2014. In his role, he had responsibility for setting the vision and actions for the City’s information and technology direction and engaging with the community to develop the best technologies suited to the needs of residents. During his time with The City of Edmonton, Chris achieved a number of major milestones that positioned Edmonton as a leader in improving access to services for residents and the user experience for community and staff.
From all these efforts, The City of Edmonton has been recognized at the provincial, national and international level as a leader in use of technology to transform government organizations.
Some of the major achievements during Chris’ time with The City of Edmonton included:
- Transformation to a cloud-based enterprise system aligned with the City’s 2040 corporate strategy — the first major city in Canada to take on such an initiative. This 3-year project, Workspace Edmonton, promoted the concept of Any place. Any time., reduced costs and improved efficiencies.
- Identified the need and then initiated a corporate IT strategy, governance and investment framework aligned and driven by the requirements of the City’s business.
- Organized the first Apps Competition for Local Government in Canada based on the city’s Open Data catalogue and engaged Edmonton’s development community to build applications focused on enhancing services for residents.