My name is Alex Roberts and I’m passionate about public sector innovation and the importance of government both keeping up with the world it operates in and helping shape the change occurring in the world. I am currently Deputy Head of the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation within the Public Governance Directorate at the OECD.
Prior to joining the OECD, I spent 15 years working in the Australian Public Service on a range of things including industry and innovation policy and public sector innovation. I was also apart of DesignGov, one of the first whole-of-government innovation labs in the world.
More recently I have worked on helping to develop a richer understanding of how and when public sector innovation occurs, and how to ensure it is more of a deliberate, strategic and consistent choice, rather than what it too often is – an ad hoc, reactive and sporadic activity.
This site includes some musings about our fast changing world. It contains a mixture of personal writing as well as previous work I have done in various official capacities:
- Personal posts
- Posts written by me that were published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network, and are included here for record
- Posts written by me, previously published at DesignGov, a pilot whole-of-Australian-Government innovation lab that ran between July 2012 and December 2013, and are included here for record
- Publications I have been involved in writing.
The posts and comments here are outside of my official capacity and do not in any way represent the OECD. The posts I have written in my official capacity with the OECD can be found here.
(The name of the site is from my Twitter Handle @CaptainInnovate).