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Join over 400 BC Public Service senior and executive leaders and select external guests for a two-day conference in Victoria focused on leading public sector innovation. At ReMix, you can expect a diverse line-up of presenters and facilitators and a variety of sessions including plenary keynotes and workshops, interactive breakout options, and open dialogue in The Hive (next to the turntable).

View the full agenda and choose your preferred sessions here on Sched but go where your innovative heart leads you on Feb. 4-5. Hint: if your heart leads you to a limited capacity session, get there early.

  • The Champions: These curious and courageous folks are passionate about innovation and would love to talk to you about it at ReMix. Any one of them can answer a question, share a story, or hook you up with a notepad.
  • The Buzz Zones: Visit all ten Buzz Zones to learn more about innovative work happening across the BC Public Service including behavioural science, who’s doing digital, new approaches to policy making and much more. 
  • The Hive: A gathering space for informal dialogue with 15-20 participants and host(s). If you visit the Hive, prepare to get real with your colleagues on some of the challenges (and opportunities) facing our organization.    

ReMix isn’t your average conference. Come with an open mind and leave a more innovative leaderl
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Monday, February 4 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Lightning Lessons from Public Sector Innovators LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Through first-person stories and reflections from the pointy end of innovation in the public sector, the intent of this session is to unpack the practice of public service transformation, and to identify and explore the tools supportive of being an effective practitioner of this work. Panel members will share their own experiences, connections and knowledge – tools often not codified in best practices, playbooks, and how-tos, but nonetheless crucial for projects to be successful.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Sharon Armstrong

Sharon Armstrong

Provincial Director, Residential Resources, Children & Family Development
Originally from Toronto, Sharon moved to Vancouver nearly 30 years ago. The lack of snow in the city (for running) and the abundance of snow on the mountains (for skiing) was a huge draw. After completing a Master’s degree in Social Work, Sharon was hired by the BC government with... Read More →
avatar for Rumon Carter

Rumon Carter

Executive Director, BCDevExchange & ExchangeLab, Ministry of Citizens' Services
In his role in government, Rumon supports the development of teams and tools capable of building a better government, equipped to solve some of the most complex problems facing the province today. Outside government, Rumon is fiercely passionate about connecting people to the outdoors... Read More →
avatar for Olive Dempsey

Olive Dempsey

Olive Dempsey Consulting
Olive works at the intersection of leadership development, social innovation, and organizational change, as a process designer and facilitator, strategist, and coach. Her deep curiosity about the inter-relationship of change processes in individuals, organizations, and larger systems... Read More →
avatar for Leila Mazhari

Leila Mazhari

Project and Marketing Advisor, Mental Health & Addictions
Leila is a Project and Marketing Advisor for the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, working in the area of partnerships and engagement. In her current role, she works on the StopOverdoseBC campaign, which aims to combat stigma and humanize the overdose crisis. She moved into... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Ross

Gordon Ross

Vice President & Partner, OpenRoad
Gordon Ross is Vice President and Partner at OpenRoad, one of Vancouver’s most successful digital-first service design agencies where he has been designing and delivering compelling digital experiences for over 20 years. He blends a deep interest in user-centred design and ethnography... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm AKST
Salon A