Digital culture, information resource management, federal public administration, program evaluation, aboriginal policy, modernization strategy


A CIRANO Researcher and CIRANO since 2015, Daniel J. Caron is Professor at the École nationale d'administration publique. He is also Holder of the Research Chair in Information Resource Development, Scientific Director of the Observatory of Public Administration, one of the co-chairs of the International Research Society of Public Management's Panel on Transparency and Open Government and a member of the Inter-University Research Centre for the Digital Humanities. He also teaches program evaluation at Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration.

Holding a Ph.D. in Applied Human Sciences from the Université de Montréal, he is interested in issues related to digital technology and the exploitation of information resources. His research work deals with open data, transparency, document management in organizations, information governance models, and public and administrative policies affecting document production in the digital age. Her areas of expertise also include program evaluation and aboriginal issues.

Prior to that, Mr. Caron worked for over 30 years in the Canadian federal public service, where he held a variety of positions, including Director of Information, Director General responsible for Access, Privacy and Information Management, and Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for federal public sector records. Prior to his retirement in 2013 as head of Library and Archives Canada, he led three major initiatives. The first, the "Digital Office" project, received an award from the information management community in 2013. The second initiative was a mandate to rethink the approach to recordkeeping and archival processes within the federal government and led to the Recordkeeping Directive. Finally, Mr. Caron led an initiative to reorganize the federal library system to optimize it through the increased use of digital technologies.

Mr. Caron has published articles in the field of public administration, most recently on information resource issues in academic journals such as Archival Sciences, American Archivist and Archivaria. In 2011, he published Web HT.0 - Pour une société informée : la pertinence numérique et ses défis pour les sociétés démocratiques au XXIe siècle at Hermann (Paris). In 2014, he published L'Homme imbibé. De l'oral au numérique : un enjeu pour l'avenir des cultures ? These two books address the multiple challenges facing memory institutions in the digital environment.

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CIRANO Publications by Daniel J. Caron

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Le Québec économique 9 : Perspectives et défis de la transformation numérique

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Benoit Dostie, Genevieve Dufour, Fabiano Armellini, Benoit Aubert, Catherine Beaudry, Conrad Boton, Simon Bourdeau, Mario Bourgault, Bryan Campbell, Pierre Cléroux, Jean-Claude Cloutier, Patrick Cohendet, Marie Connolly, Christophe Danjou, Daniel Forgues, Luc Godbout, Pierre Hadaya, Ben Hadj, Catherine Haeck, Georges Hage, Ivanka Iordanova, Daniel J. Caron, Carolyn J. Hatch, Laurent Joblot, Michel Magnan, Philippe Marchildon, Robert Normand, Ingrid Peignier, Robert Pellerin, Nathalie Perrier, Giulia Piantoni, Érik Poirier, Louis Rivest, Michael Robert-Angers, Annie Royer, Laurent Simon, Laurence Solar-Pelletier, Dalibor Stevanovic, Nasrin Sultana, Ekaterina Turkina, Luc Vinet, Thierry Warin, Majlinda Zhegu and 39 other authors

Innovation and Digital Transformation

Le numérique comme levier au développement régional durable

Daniel J. Caron, Vincent Nicolini and Sara Bernardi

Covid-19, Regional Development and Digital Transformation

COVID-19, Public Management and Type 1 Errors

Daniel J. Caron and Sara Bernardi

Covid-19 and Role of the State

COVID-19, gestion publique et erreurs de type 1

Daniel J. Caron and Sara Bernardi

Covid-19 and Role of the State

CIRANO Projects

State of play, vision and digital transformation plan for the prehospital sector

Daniel J. Caron, Aude Motulsky

Health, Innovation, Digital Transformation

The progress of health and social services institutions towards digital organizations: maturity and progress indicators

Daniel J. Caron, Mélanie Bourassa Forcier

Health, Innovation, Digital Transformation

Attracting and retaining information technology talent in the health and social services sector

Daniel J. Caron, Steve Jacob

Health, Digital Transformation

Clinical staff resistance to digital transformation: key reasons and potential solutions

Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Maude Laberge, Alexandre Prud'homme, Daniel J. Caron

Health, Digital Transformation

Digital as a lever for sustainable regional development

Le numérique comme levier au développement régional durable - Publié le September 3, 2020

Daniel J. Caron, Sara Bernardi, Vincent Nicolini

Digital Transformation, Regional Development

Information and data in support of government efficiency and effectiveness in the digital environment

Analyse économique des politiques informationnelles du gouvernement québécois - Publié le January 21, 2020

Daniel J. Caron, Sara Bernardi, Christian Boudreau

Digital Transformation