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Maryantonett Flumian to Discuss Citizen-Centered Governance at 2014 Ministers’ Roundtable in Antigua & Barbuda


February 5, 2014

Presentation at FreeBalance-sponsored event to discuss the transformational potential of technology to optimize citizen service delivery

Ottawa, Canada (February 5, 2014) – FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software, is pleased to announce Maryantonett Flumian, President of the Institute on Governance, as a guest speaker at the annual Ministers’ Roundtable event taking place between February 2-5, 2014 in Antigua & Barbuda. Ms. Flumian’s presentation on “Citizen-Centered Governance” will explain how effective governance ensures that objectives are realized, resources are well managed, and decision makers are transparent and accountable.

Ms. Flumian will be presenting at the Ministers’ Roundtable on February 5, 2014. “Public governance and maintaining trust between citizens and their governments remains a critical conversation in countries around the world, said Ms. Flumian. “The roundtable format will prove a unique and interactive forum to share my thoughts and learn from the experiences of Ministers from countries around the world.” The roundtable event will focus on how participating countries have leveraged technology to drive sustainable government reform and modernization efforts. Ms. Flumian will also be speaking at the FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) event that takes place in parallel with the Ministers’ Roundtable.

Ms. Flumian is the President of the Institute On Governance. She is a seasoned senior executive at the Deputy Minister level in the Canadian federal Public Service. She was the first Deputy Minister of Service Canada. Her current research focuses on leadership, collaboration, governance, and the transformational potential of technology primarily in the area of citizen-centered services. In addition, Maryantonett spent three years at the University of Ottawa initiating programming for the development of senior public service leaders. Ms. Flumian currently sits as a Board Member of The Agency for Co-Operative Housing and has previously sat on the advisory board of the Harvard Policy Group, John F. Kennedy School of Government; the advisory group of nGenera’s Government 2.0: Wikinomics, Government and Democracy research program and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.

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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