Scott Brison is happiest when thinking ahead, driving change and breaking boundaries. Dazzled by digital as an investment banker during the dot.com boom, Scott was sceptical as Paul Martin’s Public Works minister when asked to approve unnecessarily complex, multi-million-dollar government IT projects that seemed unrelated to user needs. A decade later, named Treasury Board President by the Honourable Justin Trudeau in 2015, he was disappointed by how little had changed in the murky world of government IT planning and procurement. There’s got to be a better way. Scott Brison leads the Government of Canada Service Strategy, strategic Information Technology/Information Management policy, drives the government’s focus on results, ensures the efficient functioning of the federal government through government expenditure management, and is the employer of the Public Service. He’s not a technologist but has championed a more robust Government of Canada CIO and the creation of the new Canadian Digital Service, while promoting a Public Service ethos of experimentation. In July 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau added Minister of Digital Government to Scott Brison’s role as Treasury Board President.
Former President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government