Entries by The Sector

The Undefined Role of the Ontario Public Service in Third Sector, Digital Transformation

The Ontario Public Service, of the Government of Ontario, includes ministries, agencies, and Crown corporations. Its workforce consists of over sixty-thousand public servants. For most of its organizational-lifecycle, the OPS has been structured to design and deliver social services directly to the population of Ontario (Government of Ontario, 2007). As described in Transforming the Ontario […]

The MBA spawns a start-up spanning three continents

MBA students set up consultancy to streamline public servicesAiming to save taxpayers thousands of poundsThe Sector involves students from five different countriesCompany set-up over a pub meeting on Warwick Week When Canadian Bradford Turner started moving the pepper and salt around the table at the Dirty Duck he had little idea that it would lead […]

Strategic Spending on the Digital Transformation of Social Service Delivery in Ontario

The Sector Inc’s extensive research study on the role of global consulting firms in government digital transformation in Ontario: Table of Contents 1. Introduction: The Undefined Role of the Ontario Public Service 1.1 Assumption 1: The Speed of Digital 1.2 Assumption 2: Consulting Firms Are the Required Intermediary 1.3 Hypothesis 1.4 The Approach: What if […]

Strategic Spending on the Digital Transformation of Social Service Delivery in Ontario

Ontario’s Government is “adopting new “digital practices and technologies that will deliver simpler, faster, better services to Ontarians.” In the 2019 Budget, the Government revealed its digital plan that includes, among other measures, the Simpler, Faster, Better Services Act.” And as per the Government’s claims, “if passed, it will significantly improve how government works and […]

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Financial Times: MBA to Streamline Social Services; Napkin Scribbles in the Pub set up Consultancy

For MBA students, it is all about the network, or so the maxim goes. The fortunes of Bradford Turner would seem to prove the point. The background The 35-year-old spent most of his career raising capital for not-for-profit organisations before he decided to study for the coveted business degree. An MBA, he thought, would help […]