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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
8:45 - 9:45
Supporting Strategic Policy Development in the Public Sector Using Big Data
  • 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
Safeguarding Privacy while Conducting Analytics
  • Addressing privacy and equity concerns in government institutions
  • Preventing the misuse of inaccurate and discriminatory personal information
  • Five key ways the Ontario privacy legislation enables and limits big data processes
  • Essential considerations to protect privacy throughout each stage of a big data project
  • Overcoming challenges and obstacles when protecting personal information while using big data
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
Artificial Intelligence (AI): A New Era for Analytics
  • How to yield meaningful results using investments in big data and AI
  • Approaches to achieving measurable results
  • Improving decision-making through advanced analytics
  • Latest developments in big data, AI and machine learning
  • Key aspects why big data is a critical enabler for AI implementation
2:30 - 2:45        Networking Break
2:45 - 3:45
Artificial Intelligence Risk, Threats, and How to Mitigate Them
  • Potential concerns around the road to litigation, loss of privacy and freedom
  • How to overcome challenges in Big Data and AI
  • Five essentials to predicting failures that might occur
  • AI's biggest risk factor: big data itself
  • How to identify and prevent threats and risks
3:45 - 4:30
Analyzing New Trends and Opportunities in Big Data
  • 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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