Gerard Peets

Gerard Peets

Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Canada

Gerard Peets is a seasoned executive in the Public Service of Canada, with public policy experience spanning cities and communities, manufacturing industry competitiveness, disruptive technology, international trade and the Canada-U.S. border, government agenda-setting, resource development and marketplace framework laws.

He is an advocate for innovation and experimentation in public policy, with a view to finding better ways of ensuring that government actions drive toward positive, measurable outcomes for people.

Gerard holds a Masters of Arts in International Political Economy from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and a Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Guelph.



Sessions with this Speaker

Digital Innovations Enabling Tomorrow’s Cities Today

  • Energy Transformation
Expectations soar for an efficient, reliable electricity outlook for tomorrow’s cities. As we navigate the complexity of the technologies making our cities more resilient, connected and lower-carbon, key industry players are stepping up to unite and fortify the system with leading-edge digital solutions.

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Fiona Cousins Global Digital Automation Leader and Director, Arup Group Board
Susan Uthayakumar President, Schneider Electric Canada
Gerard Peets Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Canada
Raymond Steege Senior Vice President and Global Sector Lead for Infrastructure/Transportation, Wood
Neil Gerber Director, New Energy and Blockchain, IBM