The OPSI Team

The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation is a team of 6 officials with a wide range of experience of public sector innovation and reform. Find out more about each of them below.

Marco Daglio
 

Jamie Berryhill
 

Alex Roberts
 

Matt Kerlogue
 

Piret Tõnurist
 

Cezary Gesikowski
 

Marco Daglio  

Marco is a senior project manager at the OECD and heads up the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation. He has been responsible for setting up the Observatory and developing its remit, he also advises OECD and non-OECD countries on public sector innovation and reform. Marco has 10+ years of experience in advising developed and developing economies on public sector reform and innovation across a wide range of policy areas including public service delivery, knowledge management, e-government and citizen participation. Tracked record as project manager and fundraiser with a strong emphasis on relationship with institutional stakeholders and non-government sector. Author of numerous comparative studies and country reports on government transformation targeting policy makers in OECD and non-OECD countries.

Alex Roberts  

Alex has lead responsibilities for the OPSI work program on understanding the innovation lifecycle. This work, taking the form of a series of studies looking at how different tools and approaches are of most use for each stage of the innovation process, and under what conditions, will inform guidance on how public servants can navigate and best use the different innovation methods. Before joining the OECD Alex had the role of Innovation Advocate with the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, working on the development of the Australian Public Sector Innovation Toolkit and the Australian Public Sector Innovation Network, establishing the Australian Public Service Innovation Awards, supporting a senior leader’s Innovation Champions Group, and facilitating the annual Innovation Month series of events and activities. Alex was also a part of DesignGov, an experimental innovation lab that ran in Australia between 2012 and 2013, and helped with its establishment, operation, and close. Alex’s skillset includes expertise in innovation, government and disruptive/exponential technologies, horizon scanning, policymaking, and strategy development.

Piret Tõnurist  

Piret leads the OPSI work on public sector innovation indicators and systemic innovation within the public sector both on the central government and city levels. She holds a PhD in in Public Administration with a specialisation in technology governance, MA in technology governance and MSc in policy analysis. Prior to joining the OECD, she worked as a research fellow at the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance on an EU FP7 project “Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environments” (LIPSE) and as a consultant for the government. Piret was a member of the Estonian PMO´s task force for public sector innovation and a member of the social innovation expert network. Piret has worked on public sector innovation labs, co-production, digitalisation, machine-to-machine coordination, innovation policy management (incl. state owned companies), behavioural public administration and energy technologies. She is a co-chair of the European Group for Public Administration permanent study group “Behavioural Public Administration”. In addition, she has previously worked as an adviser for the Parliament of Estonia, Riigikogu and as a performance auditor (in the field of innovation policy) for the National Audit Office of Estonia.

Jamie Berryhill  

Jamie is leading a Global Innovation Review in partnership with the World Government Summit—the largest annual global summit on shaping the future of governments through innovation. The review includes developing case studies on innovation and will help drive the agenda for Feb. 2017 Summit. Prior to joining OECD, Jamie worked for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as the Chief of Policy, Budget, and Communications for the U.S. Chief Information Officer. His portfolio included restructuring technology governance in agencies, devising new funding mechanisms for technology modernization, and providing transparency through open data and open source. Prior to OMB, Jamie worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to provide the U.S. Congress with data-driven reviews of fraud and abuse in government programs.

Matt Kerlogue  

Matt leads the OPSI's work on skills and capabilities for public sector innovation. Prior to joining the OECD, Matt worked for the Cabinet Office where he was the Head of Employee Research, leading the team responsible for the Civil Service People Survey (the UK government's annual employee attitudes survey of 400k+ civil servants) and the associated programme of action and knowledge sharing to enhance levels of employee engagement across central government. He has been closely involved in leadership, capability and organisational reform issues at ministry and government-wide levels in the UK for over 9 years. Matt has a BSc in Geography from University College London and an MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics from City University, London.

Cezary Gesikowski

Cezary manages the OPSI digital platform, communications, and innovator community relations. His work enables public sector innovators around the world to share and discuss case studies, benefit from expert community support, and leverage global innovation data and knowledge networks. In former functions he worked in Asia and Europe as an instructor, journalist, communications consultant, and freelance writer. For 10 years prior to joining OECD, he headed communications and innovation projects at several Canadian federal government departments and agencies, including Blueprint 2020 public sector renewal initiatives and the Emerging Technology Working Groups under TBS-hosted Communications Community Office in Ottawa. Cezary holds an MA in Political Science from Carleton University in Ottawa and an Advanced Social Media Strategy Certificate from Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.