Joseph Potvin is a senior economist and IT architect, serving as a member of
the Management Team, Enterprise Architecture, IT Services Branch, in Public
Works and Government Services Canada. Prior to joining PWGSC, he worked
internationally as a consulting economist in twenty countries, and on
assignments for six divisions of the World Bank. His primary work for more than
a decade has been on full cost accounting technical analysis and application
for executives and managers. He led the business and technical architecture
for the first open source business workflow application from Government of
Canada, which was shared in 2000 under the GNU General Public License. OPA
(Online Proposal Appraisal) is currently available at Version 2.0 in three
different code streams, and collaboration is now under way towards Version 3.0.
Outside of his official duties in the Federal Government, Mr. Potvin is
Co-Coordinator of the GOSLING Community of Practice (Getting Open Source
Logic INto Governments) <http://www.goslingcommunity.org/>.