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Alexander Kjerulf to Discuss why Happiness at Work Matters at Ministers’ Roundtable in Antigua & Barbuda


February 4, 2014

Ottawa, Canada (February 4, 2014) – FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software, is pleased to announce Alexander Kjerulf as a guest speaker at the bi-annual Ministers’ Roundtable event taking place between February 2-5, 2014 in Antigua & Barbuda. Mr. Kjerulf’s presentation “How to Find Happiness at Work” will explore will explore the concept of happiness at work and how to make work fun, inspiring and energizing.

Mr. Kjerulf is the founder of Woohoo inc. and one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work. “The concept is quite simple. Love your job and you’ll be more productive, creative and motivated. You’ll also be happier in life. Similarly, happy organizations find they are more efficient and innovative than others that are unhappy.” Mr. Kjerulf will be presenting at the Ministers’ Roundtable on February 4, 2014. The roundtable event will focus on how participating countries have leveraged technology to drive sustainable government reform and modernization efforts. Mr. Kjerulf will also be speaking at the FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) event that takes place in parallel with the Ministers’ Roundtable.

Mr. Kjerulf is a speaker, consultant and author, presenting and conducting workshops on happiness at work at businesses and conferences all over the world. His clients especially appreciate his unlimited energy, his dedication to happiness at work and his ability to keep his message simple, practical and fun. Mr. Kjerulf has a masters degree in computer science from The University of Southern Denmark, and was a co-founder of the Danish IT company Enterprise Systems. He is the author of three books including the international bestseller Happy Hour is 9 to 5 – How to Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Kick Butt at Work.

About FreeBalance
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance is recognized as a leader in fast, adaptable and successful GRP implementations. FreeBalance provides software solutions for public financial and human resource management, and supports reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit

About the Ministers’ Roundtable
The bi-annual Ministers’ Roundtable event runs from February 2-5, 2014 in St. John’s Antigua & Barbuda. The roundtable sessions focus on how participating countries have leveraged technology to drive sustainable government reform and modernization efforts. The Ministers’ Roundtable provides an opportunity to share lessons learned and good practices from the implementation of technology to support Public Financial Management (PFM) reform. Previous Ministers’ Roundtable events were held in Istanbul, Turkey (2012) and Mt. Tremblant, Canada (2010).

About FISC
The annual FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) conference runs from February 2-6, 2014 in St. John’s Antigua & Barbuda. FISC provides an interactive forum to exchange Public Financial Management (PFM) good practices among international customers and PFM thought leaders. FISC drives the FreeBalance Accountability Suite Government Resource Planning (GRP) product direction. Previous FISC events were held in Ottawa, Canada (2013); Istanbul, Turkey (2012); Madeira, Portugal (2011); Mt. Tremblant, Canada (2010); Prague, Czech Republic (2009); Cascais, Portugal (2008); and London, United Kingdom (2007).


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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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