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Big Data and Analytics for the Public Sector

Advance your knowledge in government-utilized predictive analytics, data visualization and artificial intelligence

October 23 - 24, 2018  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
Day One Program Agenda: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:30 - 8:30        Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Martin McGarry, Partner and Chief Data Scientist, Bronson Analytics
8:45 - 9:45
Supporting Strategic Policy Development in the Public Sector Using Big Data
Somaieh Nikpoor, Research Analyst, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada
  • How to develop data projects to support government key decisions
  • Working across organizations to get the right data
  • How senior level government officials use data to drive decisions
  • Tips to influence the right decisions makers using analytics
  • Implications for the sustainability of government's effective use of big data
9:45 - 10:30
Newly Emerging Best Practices for Big Data
  • How to identify, capture and analyze big data
  • Insights that drive strategic business decisions
  • Understanding data sciences and algorithmic approaches
  • How to gain and understand analytic expertise
  • Cut costs while producing bottom-line results
10:30 - 10:45        Networking Break
10:45 - 11:30
Artificial Intelligence Risk, Threats, and How to Mitigate Them
Frédéric Papillon, Business Planning Analyst, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Government of Canada
  • What are the known and unknown risks and threats of AI?
  • How to identify and prevent risks and threats
  • Striking the right balance between privacy and big data
  • How to overcome challenges in big data and AI
  • Five essentials to predicting failures that might occur
11:30 - 12:30
Key Steps to Driving Data and Analytics Innovation in Government
  • Improving performance, productivity and efficiency in service delivery
  • Leapfrogging traditional administrative practices that are no longer effective
  • Tips and tricks to unlocking innovation with big data
  • Capturing efficiencies through smart technologies
  • How big data creates opportunities for impact
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
Designing and Delivering a New Way of Doing Analytics for Ontario's Community and Social Services
Mandeep Flora, Strategic Data Manager, Ministry of Community & Social Services
  • Learn about how the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services are changing the way we uses data to drive client and program insights for social policy, planning and service delivery. A number of strategic data activities, case studies and dashboards will be presented, demonstrating how data and analytics can reveal new insights about the communities we serve.
  • Executing a data and analytics strategy across an organization to deliver change and results
  • Designing and implementing new data governance and new infrastructure to improve data quality and access
  • Using collaborative and agile processes to deliver more efficiently and better serve business needs
  • Leveraging the value of strategic data partnerships and integrating data across government and partners to answer large social policy questions
  • Lessons learned to date of executing an enterprise strategy to advance a data and analytics agenda
2:30 - 2:45        Networking Break
2:45 - 3:45
At the Crossroads of Big Data and Information Management: Win-Win Collaboration
Marina Drizhachenko, Senior Information Architect/Corporate IM Advisor, Infrastructure Canada
  • Aligning your Big Data Strategy with your Information Management Strategy - “nice to have” or “must”
  • What are the core “can’t live without” components of the win-win collaborations
  • Achieving “quick wins” while building for a long-term sustainable success - myth or reality
  • Integrating agile mindset and delivery planning into the Corporate IM Program - necessity or essential innovation supporting successful data implementation
3:45 - 4:30
Analyzing New Trends and Opportunities in Big Data
Kyle Ertl, Director, Data and Analytics, Toronto Community Housing
  • Updates on business intelligence and data analytics
  • Big data's influence on the expansion of new markets and geographies
  • Benefits and use of business intelligence from the cloud
  • Understand the future of big data and what it has to offer
  • New and upcoming trends
4:30        End of Day One
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The amount of data that's available for public use is exploding, and as such, implementing big data projects is becoming a major priority across the public sector. Big data, analytics, and business intelligence provide limitless opportunities for improving service delivery, informing policy decision-making, and boosting organizational performance. The public sector is under increasing pressure to ensure ease of use, reliability, speed, and access to their services, for all citizens.

However, there are still numerous hurdles to overcome before you can take advantage of big data's opportunities. These challenges include securing organizational buy-in, complying with privacy and legal regulations, and breaking down silos to effectively collaborate with different departments.

INFONEX's two-day Big Data & Analytics for the Public Sector will help you understand the benefits and pitfalls of big data and how it can be used to improve business functions and secure competitive advantage. Our faculty of leading experts will provide you with strategies for overcoming hurdles, securing buy-in, gathering and integrating your data, and leveraging your data to improve services and policy decisions.

Learn how to extract relevant information from data that can be used to make better organizational decisions. Get tips for overcoming challenges of implementing and maintaining a data governance program. Uncover ways to mitigate performance risks with business intelligence. Examine proven techniques for measuring the performance of your analytics and manage legal and privacy issues surrounding business intelligence.

Join us in Ottawa to learn the best practices for collecting and leveraging big data and analytics. Register today!

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