Gabe Sawhney

Gabe Sawhney

Executive Director, Code for Canada

Gabe Sawhney is a designer, creative technologist and innovation strategist. He uses design and technology to address civic, creative and business challenges. Gabe is the co-founder and Executive Director of Code for Canada, a nonprofit which enables civic tech and digital government.


How Code for Canada fellows are leading digital transformation

Breakout stage 1

Modelled after Code for America and Code for Australia, Code for Canada’s fellowship program embeds digital experts into government teams to deliver a digital product — and build digital capacity in government. In this session Code for Canada’s Gabe Sawhney and Meghan Hellstern will outline the fellowship process, introduce you to Code for Canada’s inaugural […]

50 months: Government as platform

Moving to Digital Government

Main stage

If code is law, then government is a computer. As a result, there are few industries more likely to be fundamentally disrupted by the digital revolution than government. In this all-day workshop, FWD50 founder and Harvard Lecturer Alistair Croll and New Zealand’s Government Service Integration Lead Pia Waugh lead a packed lineup of experts considering […]