The seminar provided very useful info to take back to management in order to make better decisions in our use of social media tools. - Web Communications Advisor, Health Canada
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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 Two Program Agenda: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:30 - 8:30        Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45
Opening Remarks from the Chair
8:45 - 9:45
Introducing Big Data Into the Day-to-Day Workflow
  • How to translate hieroglyphics in plain language
  • Improving your product and workstreams
  • Insights into historical development and planning for future development
  • Maximizing your data use by integrating it with tools your team is already using
  • How to compete in a data-driven world
9:45 - 10:30
Big Data to Big Ideas
  • Understanding existing initiatives
  • How to achieve short term gains while ensuring long term success
  • Five essential tips to succeeding in your data strategy
  • Using big data and big ideas to solve your organizations challenges
  • Identifying opportunities for transparency and information sharing
10:30 - 10:45        Networking Break
10:45 - 11:30
Informed Decision-Making: Does Bigger Data Lead to Better Decisions?
  • How open collaboration can help you drive value from Big Data
  • Leveraging the work of cross-functional teams for making better decisions and creating better business outcomes
  • How combining diverse sources of data can lead to exciting new solutions to some of our toughest challenges
  • The role of enterprise architecture (EA) practice in reducing the complexity associated with digital transformations
  • Practical examples of a common platform of data, technical infrastructure, policies, standards and governance that enables the Government of Canada to make better decisions, stimulate innovation and provide better services for Canadians
11:30 - 12:30
Identifying the Right Technology to Solve Your Big Data Problem
  • Identifying big-data technologies to meet industry needs
  • Six-step approach to identifying your problem and choosing the right solution
  • Overcoming challenges that come up when implementing technologies
  • Real-life examples of using the right technology to manage data
  • How to overcome budget limitations
112:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
Data Visualization: A Smart Investment for Your Big Data Future
  • How to grasp difficult concepts and identify new patterns
  • Supersizing results using data visualization
  • Identifying areas that need attention and improvement
  • Finding the best tool for data visualizations
  • Predicting sales volumes
2:30 - 2:45        Networking Break
2:45 - 3:45
Impacts of Big Data on Healthcare and How It Can Benefit Your Industry
  • Real-world examples of healthcare's transition to big data
  • Understanding and analyzing big data in healthcare
  • Improving profits and reducing cost
  • How to predict epidemics, cure disease and improve quality of life
  • Highlighting threats and issues to patients care using big data
3:45 - 4:30
The Fun Stuff: Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics and More
  • Predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics: what does it all mean?
  • Latest updates on predictive and prescriptive analytics
  • Increasing profits using predictive analytics
  • Tips, tricks and techniques for identifying the likelihood of future outcomes
  • Mastering the "knowing your customer" technique and why it matters
4:30        End of Day Two
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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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