Ioana Finichiu

Policy Analyst

Community of Federal Regulators, Government of Canada

Enthusiastic and passionate about knowledge sharing, collaboration, and culture change in the Public Service, Ioana shares this through her current role with the Community of Federal Regulators.

As a public servant since 2006, she has worked with the Canada Revenue Agency, the Canada Border Services Agency, and the Treasury Board Secretariat, first in Montreal then in Ottawa. Ioana thinks people are at the heart of what we do – the public and colleagues in public sectors across Canada and beyond. She believes in doing the right thing, even when it is harder than doing things right.

Current motto: “I am not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it”


One Team Government is a movement working to radically reform the public sector through practical action ( It is a global community driven by optimism and the desire to make things better, and united by a set of core principles. The community is wider than just government and puts an emphasis on improving the services it offers to citizens and how they work. It believes...

Case studies: Going digital

08/11/2018 12.00 - 12.35

50 monthsBreakout2Breakout session

While digital government will take years to affect every department and process, there are plenty of examples of early adoption and promising success—and many hard-won lessons. In this session, we bring together case studies and concrete examples of government innovation, offering a chance to hear first-hand how transformation is changing the face of civics.



08/11/2018 15.20 - 17.00

CirclesquareCircle StageInteractive session

At FWD50, we know that experimentation is key to growth and innovation. At last year’s conference, attendees told us they wanted a chance to network and discuss hot topics and specific domains. So in partnership with BlackBerry we created an entirely new, participant-driven format called Circlesquare.

We surveyed people to find the critical technologies and departments. And we chose these...