Full Name
Peter Littlefield
Job Title
Chief Information Officer
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Speaker Bio
Peter Littlefield is the Chief Information Officer of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the Government of Canada’s primary social benefits ministry. He has held this role since September 2016.

Prior to joining ESDC, Peter had been the lead for the consolidation of the Government of Canada’s data centres at Shared Services Canada, since its creation in 2011. In addition, Peter contributed to government shared services as the Product Executive for distributed computing services and data centre services at Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Prior to joining the federal public service in 2007, Peter held a number of key positions in the private sector for over 20 years. With roots in application development, Peter progressed quickly to management in the information technology (IT) sector. He co-founded two Canadian IT companies specialising in communications software and management consulting.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.

He is well-supported by his wife and three daughters who keep him well-grounded.
Peter Littlefield