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
Day One - Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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
Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada, Statistics Canada

10:10 - 10:30        Networking and Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30
Creative IT Auditing in the Age of Uncertainty
Ken Holmes, CPA & Doctoral Student, American Military University
  • 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
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
How to Discover Your DataOps Advantage
Paul Lewis, Global Vice President and CTO, Hitachi Vantara

In this session you will see how you can securely manage, govern, mobilize, analyze, and ultimately unlock your data’s value and turn it into insights for public servants and citizens alike. We will discuss:

  • How data is the foundation of digital transformation and how modern IT lets you make your data a key enabler for your successful digital transformation
  • The current state of most organizations – multiple data silos that prevents the strategic use of their data
  • The strategic approach required to properly use your organization’s data by bringing those disparate data sets – whether structured, unstructured or machine-generated – into a single data strategy
2:30 - 3:30

3:30 - 3:45        Networking and Refreshment Break
3:45 - 4:45
Case Studies in Lifestyle Analytics as the Key Differentiator in B2B Marketing
Nader Shureih, Director, Business Development - Public Sector & Education, Environics Analytics
  • Lifestyle data offers a goldmine of insights that is under-utilized in B2B marketing. This session will showcase two unique and effective applications of lifestyle data.
  • Case Study 1: Viewing the B2B market through a B2C lens
  • The Innovation Canada platform drove new and valuable insights through the integration of privacy-friendly Environics Analytics and Statistics Canada data into their CRM and sales funnel
  • Case Study 2: Canada Day on Parliament Hill: Understanding who attended your open event is difficult
  • Integrating privacy-friendly mobile location data into your analysis can add multiple dimensions of understanding about who attends your events. We will show you how to use these insights to power and improve your business cases to vendors, partners and sponsors
Cocktail Party sponsored by Hitachi





Platinum Sponsor

Hitachi Vantara


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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