A lot of excellent information was presented. Great resource material to follow up on. - Associate Vice-President, Financial Services
University of Saskatchewan
Unlock the Value in Your Data to Enhance Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Your Organization!

Big Data & Analytics for the Public Sector

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

October 1-2, 2019 · Ottawa, Ontario
2019 Program - Day One
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Martin McGarry, Partner and Chief Data Scientist, Bronson Analytics
9:10 - 10:10
Enabling Service in Analytics and AI
Mark Armstrong, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Natural Resources Canada
  • Overview of what a CIO organization in NRCan is doing to support data analytics and AI
  • Overview of four pillars that effort is going into making AI and analytics successful
  • Practical examples of analytics
10:10 - 10:30        Networking and Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:30
AI, Machine Learning & Bot Technology: Risks, Threats & How to Mitigate Them
Frederic Papillon, Senior Officer, Canadian Space Agency
  • Discuss potential concerns around the road to litigation and loss of privacy
  • Overcome challenges in big data and analytics
  • AI’s biggest risk factor: big data itself
  • Learn how to identify and prevent threats and risks
  • Tools to predicting failures that might occur
11:30 - 12:30
Predicting and Visualizing How Ottawa's OC Transpo Light Rail Will Change Our Daily Commute Forever
Martin McGarry, Partner and Chief Data Scientist, Bronson Analytics
  • Predicting the future impact on Ottawa's new light rail was a challenge when no timetables or the usual commuter tools existed. He will take us 5 years from now to when Ottawa has an integrated light rail system covering the entire city.
  • Martin will demonstrate how to create an amazing story through the use of advanced analytical and visualization tools.
  • Has your commute improved? Where should you be buying a future home? Is cycling a better commuting method? Did the city spend our money wisely?
  • First he will outline the key components of a compelling data story and what were the drivers behind the analysis. Then he will show you behind the curtain on how the story was created. Using Google API's, TomTom data, Alteryx, Tableau, Mapbox and more he will explain the challenges involved in creating true business or citizen insights!
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
Creative IT Auditing in the Age of Uncertainty
Ken Holmes
  • Cooperative audits where IT groups and the audit capacities work closely with each other
  • Both would identify innovative observations through joint analysis
  • They would develop creative recommendations that are implementable and have buy-in by all concerned
  • Establish frameworks for management/IT/client monitoring, feedback, and reporting
2:30 - 3:30
Feed Two Birds with One Scone: A Data Management Roadmap that can Make Information Silos Invisible, Solve Business Problems and Enable Better Service to Canadians
Sherin V Emmanuel, Information Architect, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Connect information across the enterprise
  • Solve many common business and data problems
  • Improve data analytics and business intelligence (BI)
  • Establish accountability and stewardship of data
  • Enable service transformation and compliance with GC strategies
3:30 - 3:45        Networking and Refreshment Break
3:45 - 4:45
Artificial Intelligence (AI): A new Era for Analytics
  • Tools to achieving measurable results
  • Learn why big data is an enabler for AI implementation
  • Hear the latest developments in AI software
  • Improved decision-making through advanced analytics
  • Tips and techniques to achieving measurable results
Closing Remarks from the Chair



Bronze Sponsor

Environics Analytics


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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