Government & NGOs

Managing innovation requires a dual approach. On one hand, management implies structure, order and control; however, creativity and new ideas work best in free flow environment of trial and error. Which explains why many government innovation programs struggle at finding the right balance between performance and creativity.

 

Science and technology initiatives, such as tax credits or research grants, have been used by public service agencies as a way to promote growth of small and medium enterprises. However, the success of these approaches is often hampered by overlapping mandates that result in confusion and frustration for users trying to navigate a complex web of rules and regulations. 

 

Part of the problem is that government and corporate goals may are not always aligned, resulting in friction and frustration for both parties. This is why my understanding of policy along with knowledge of technology, manufacturing and entrepreneurship can be useful in finding solutions that encourage public investment and help industries develop paths towards commercialization.

Past Clients

National Capital Commission

Heritage Canada

Province of Ontario

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Summer Institute of Film & TV

CAPPA

Sample Projects

Program Evaluation

Policy Analysis

Project Management

Promotional Displays

Automated Kiosks

Museum Exhibits

 

  • Research Papers

  • Statistical Studies

  • Evaluation Study

  • Project Plans

  • Research Proposals

  • Briefing Notes

  • Tradeshows & Exhibts

  • Automated Kiosks

  • Visual Communications

Case Studies

Evaluation & Research

Research Paper / Biometric Technology

Historical survey of technology and social impacts

Program Evaluation / Innovation Policy

A look at the evolution of policy decisions

Policy Analysis / Airport Security

Paper on security policies and their inpact on individuals

Statistical Analysis / Opinion Survey

Analysis of world survey data on marriage opinions

Collecting and understanding data is essential to develop sound public policy. The cases below show examples of policy related documents.
Biometrics Research Paper
Biometrics Research Paper

Biometric technology is used to collect and monitor and process individual markers to identify people. This paper explores the use and applications of this technology from a public policy perspective.

Airport Security, Policy Analysis
Airport Security, Policy Analysis

The mobile nature of air travel, added cost and privacy concerns place limits on the types of security measures that the general public and administrators will accept. The objective of this paper is to analyze some of the issues related to security at airports, with particular attention to the policy of behavioral profiling.

Policy Analysis / Innovation
Policy Analysis / Innovation

The need to sell consumer goods in a post-war economy prompted governments to push for policies that supported design activities; however, by the 1980s the trend reversed and policy moved away from direct interventions. This paper explores the roots of Canada’s national design policy rise and demise in the government’s agenda.

Biometrics Research Paper
Biometrics Research Paper

Biometric technology is used to collect and monitor and process individual markers to identify people. This paper explores the use and applications of this technology from a public policy perspective.

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Policy Proposals
Ministerial Recomendation
Ministerial Recomendation

This document was created using a prescribed format used by public service officials. It is meant to highlight policy objectives and goals to be discussed at ministerial meetings.

Briefing Note / NATO Procurement
Briefing Note / NATO Procurement

This is an example of a question period note which was prepared to prepare ministers on important issues of the day that might come up during parliamentary debates.

Proposal / Water Desalinization
Proposal / Water Desalinization

Finding potable water sources is a common problem for less developed communities. Most available solutions require expensive and complicated desalination systems that cannot be maintained locally. This proposal called for a simpler approach based on ar a simpler approach. The unit is based on basic evaporation to clean water. It can be easily packaged for easy shipping and unfolds to take advantage of surface area to speed the process. Water can then be collected using any available container.

Ministerial Recomendation
Ministerial Recomendation

This document was created using a prescribed format used by public service officials. It is meant to highlight policy objectives and goals to be discussed at ministerial meetings.

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Mapping policy issues requires facts and figures but also developing practical strategies to help decision makers chart a course. 

Policy Recommendation / Innovation 

Document used to highlight key policy proposals

Briefing Note / NATO Procurement

Sample document to be used at press conferences

Research Proposal / Qualitative Study

Qualitative study proposal related to military attitudes

Project Proposal / Water Purification

Concept work for a public service initiative

 
Program Development
Tradeshow / Environment
Tradeshow / Environment

The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, along with several other government agencies, needed a pavilion that would accommodate multiple departmental messages and preferences. After a lot of negotiation and tactful diplomacy, the final solution consisted of four separate pods, each one customized with graphics related to a different departmental while maintaining a cohesive look for the overall structure.

Travelling Exhibit /DND
Travelling Exhibit /DND

he Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) commissioned a 100 sq./foot traveling exhibit incorporating four custom information modules, graphic panels and video displays, that were used to provide visitors with an overview of the armed forces role.

Conference Website / CAPPA
Conference Website / CAPPA

This is an example of a site created to manage registrations and paper submission for a public policy conference

Tradeshow / Environment
Tradeshow / Environment

The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, along with several other government agencies, needed a pavilion that would accommodate multiple departmental messages and preferences. After a lot of negotiation and tactful diplomacy, the final solution consisted of four separate pods, each one customized with graphics related to a different departmental while maintaining a cohesive look for the overall structure.

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Ensuring that policies are put into action requires good knowledge of schedules, budgets, and tasks to track both progress and outcomes.

Exhibit Space / CIO Federal Program

Develop exhibit program and traveling showcase

Automated Kiosk / Heritage Canada

Educational kiosk to promote departmental objectives

Custom Displays / DND 

Manage logistics and development of exhibit space

Conference Portal / CAPPA

Automated registration site for conference registration