Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada
Mr. Dylan Jones was appointed Deputy Minister for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) on June 20th, 2016.
Mr. Jones was President and CEO of the Canada West Foundation from 2012 to 2016. Prior to that, he served in various roles in the federal and Saskatchewan governments, including Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs for Saskatchewan.
Mr. Jones’ academic credentials include degrees from McMaster and the University of British Columbia and a masters degree in law from Oxford. He is a Wesbrook Scholar and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Premier’s Award for Excellence (Leadership).
How cities are transformative entities that change continuously, creating resilience to external and internal pressures. The discussion will focus on leapfrogging using new technologies and governance solutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America.