Colleagues, I would like to call the meeting to order.
I have a couple of housekeeping points beforehand. You will notice the screens in front of you. We had been attempting to get split screens with both English and French versions on each screen. We haven't been able to do that, so some of your screens will have French only and some will have English only. Hopefully we can adapt to that. If you want a hard copy of the presentations, our clerk can distribute copies to you, if that would assist you, but I hope we can navigate the screens in the format that has been set up.
Furthermore, colleagues, just in the essence of full disclosure, I should let you know that even though Mr. Murphy and I have never met before today, for the last several months we have been communicating. I was first introduced to Mr. Murphy several months ago. Through a number of exchanges from that time, he informed me about an approach called “agile”, a methodological approach to IT transformation in government. Of course, as everyone knows, it's a massive, massive undertaking.
I was intrigued by what he had to say. Subsequent to that, I then forwarded some of his information on to the government—Ministers Brison and Foote—with just a brief précis of what I had found out about agile. I indicated to both ministers that if they wished to contact Mr. Murphy and pursue any kind of perhaps contractual arrangement to assist the government in some IT transformation procedures, they could go ahead and do so.
I understand, Mr. Murphy, that you are now doing some work with the government.
I just wanted everyone to have a background of where I fit into this whole scheme. I do have a bit of a proprietary interest in Mr. Murphy's appearance here today.