Agenda

Day One : Tuesday, May 12, 2020

08:00

60 min

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:10

60 min

Developing a Data Culture for Effective Data Governance

  • The importance of developing a workplace culture that cares about its data
  • How effective data governance comes from a positive workplace mindset
  • How do you want your data to work for you?
  • What does data mean for your organization?
  • How to develop a culture that cares about data

10:10

50 min

The Chief Data Officer: Why They Matter and How to Affect Change

  • What is a CDO and how is it beneficial?
  • The benefits of separating data governance and traditional IT roles
  • Why is a CDO effective? How can you best leverage your position to affect change in your team and organization?
  • Why data governance roles can suffer as a subset of IT
  • Improving data processes and management through the lens of a data officer

11:00

20 min

Networking Break

11:20

60 min
Philippe Johnston

Developing Data Strategies: A Holistic Approach to Data

Philippe Johnston, Director General, Digital Services Directorate, Transport Canada

  • A look at Transport Canada’s approach to data governance
  • Developing data strategies and using holistic methods to assess the effectiveness of those strategies
  • Data Service Desks; developing and using tools to strengthen data governance initiatives
  • Improving the quality of data and establishing consistent verification standards

12:20

70 min

Luncheon

14:20

50 min

15:10

20 min

Networking Break

15:30

50 min
Anton Bazilev
Case Study

The Canadian Border Services Agency and Implementing Data Governance Processes

Anton Bazilev, Senior Advisor, Canada Border Services Agency

  • How the Canadian Border Services Agency transitioned from having IT heavy roles to incorporating data governance initiatives
  • Implementing new data governance processes
  • Building systems and processes to verify data and metadata integrity
  • Conceptualizing business data entities and forming data strategies

16:20

End of Day One

Day Two : Wednesday, May 13, 2020

08:30

30 min

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:10

60 min
Sherin Emmanuel

Complying with Treasury Board Guidelines in Practice: The Other Side of the Data Management Coin

Sherin Emmanuel, Information Architect, Canada Revenue Agency

  • Initiating data management and data processes towards complying with the Treasury Board’s Guidelines on Data
  • Developing better ways of not only analyzing data, but data collection as well
  • Building data management and metadata frameworks
  • What are some other ways we can view data? How can we think outside the box to develop more effective data management and management processes?
  • Using data governance principles to tie everything together

10:10

60 min

Data Ethics in Practice: What separates data ethics from privacy?

  • Developing a sustainable data ethics code to address the digital world; translating ethics into practice
  • What does your organization want to do with your data?
  • What does your organization want to regulate and protect users from?

11:00

20 min

Networking Break

12:10

80 min

Luncheon

13:30

50 min
Martin McGarry

Data Governance for the Consumer

Martin McGarry, Chief Data Scientist, Bronson Analytics

  • A focus on the main users of data: the end consumer
  • How can we change the way we view data governance to focus on those that need it most?
  • How data governance is viewed currently and difficulties that view can create
  • How can effective data governance make data easier to access and verify for consumers?

14:20

50 min
Wojciech Kujawa
Case Study

The City of Edmonton’s Data Governance Initiative

Wojciech Kujawa, Data Governance Manager, City of Edmonton

  • A case study on how the city of Edmonton is implementing its data governance framework
  • Implementing data governance at the municipal level
  • A review of the steps followed, lessons learned, and outlook for the future
  • Working around existing ad-hoc infrastructure to make it work for you
  • Developing a data governance team from the ground-up

15:10

20 min

Networking Break

15:30

50 min
Ekke Kok
Case Study

Data Governance and its Use in Smart Cities

Ekke Kok, Manager, Transportation Data and Forecasting, City of Calgary

  • How can private and public sectors work together in data governance initiatives?
  • The use of CalTRACS, Miovision, and struggles with data privacy
  • How does data governance work in practice for urban planning?
  • How can technology be used to enhance urban living?
  • Issues regarding reasonable retention and reprocessing data

16:20

End of Day Two