We've got a fantastic keynote this year at the Drupal North Regional Summit. Hillary Hartley, the province of Ontario's Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister, Consumer Services will be our opening keynote for the conference!
With a population of more than 13.5 million, Ontario is home to about 2 in 5 Canadians. Hillary's mission is to make government simpler, better and faster. She's got some great tools to make that happen - starting with Ontario.ca. It's a premier platform and the province’s flagship website, getting around a million hits a week.
About Our Speaker
Hillary Hartley was appointed Deputy Minister of Consumer Services in June of 2018. Hillary joined the Ontario government in April of 2017 as Deputy Minister Responsible for Digital Government. She is also Ontario’s Chief Digital Officer, leading the province’s digital transformation efforts.
As Deputy Minister of Consumer Services, Hillary focuses on the end-to-end customer experience of government, bringing together the collective efforts of ServiceOntario, Consumer Protection Ontario, the Ontario Digital Service, and more, to deliver simpler, faster, better government services for the people and businesses of Ontario.
Previously, Hillary was the Deputy Executive Director of 18F, a digital services agency in the U.S. federal government, and was a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013. She has worked with governments across jurisdictions for more than twenty years, having previously served as a director at NIC Inc., an organization that helps governments embrace internet-based technologies and approaches necessary for modernization.