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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
A Model for Value Creation from Big Data in the Public Sector
Sorana Ionescu, Director, Smart Marketing, Independent Electricity System Operator
  • How to create a new value-chain from big data and analytics
  • How to engage with various stakeholders to build support and drive decisions
  • Why is it important for the public sector to treat data as an asset?
  • How to build a big data monetization model
  • Implications for organizational relevance and progress in the public sector
9:45 - 10:30
Better Public Engagement Through Analytics
Rupen Seoni, Senior Vice President and Practice Leader, Environics Analytics
Nader Shureih, Consultant, Environics Analytics
  • Learn who your audience is and how to reach them in a relevant manner
  • Build an intelligent approach to connecting the right stakeholder communities to the right issues
  • Understand the diversity within the population and tailor a strategy to engage those audiences
  • Learn about real world applications of how data and analytics is improving public engagement in the public sector
  • Discover how data and analytics can be used to empower your workforce and expand recruitment strategies
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
Smart Cities Challenge - Transforming Canadian Health Care
Stephane Contre, Director, Chief Analytics Officer, Analytics Centre of Excellence (ACE)
  • Introduce Edmonton — our City, and its journey to become smarter and more open
  • Talk about Edmonton's Analytics Centre of Excellence — the methodology it employs to solve problems
  • Share tangible use cases — real world stories of municipal problems and how we used data and analytics to positively impact them
  • Highlight the Smart Cities Challenge — a brief introduction of the Challenge and how Edmonton is proposing to use data, analytics and connected technology to impact health
  • Showcase Edmonton’s pilot project for the Challenge — showing how we intend to use a tried, tested and true method to make a real difference
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, IM&KM Consulting Group
  • 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
Artificial Intelligence as a Game Changer to Address Vital Public Sector Issues such as Homelessness, Crime, as well as Public Safety
Kyle Ertl, Director of Business Development, Dimensional Strategies Inc.
  • From descriptive analytics to the artificial neural network.
  • Using A.I. to predict human behavior
  • Looking for patterns within the social fabric of society
  • How to address social and public safety issues using an artificial neural network
  • Can A.I. tackle crime, gang violence, and homelessness? Yes it can.
4:30        End of Day One
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Session Sponsor


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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