Agenda

Day One : Thursday, October 1, 2020

09:00 EDT

10 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

09:10 EDT

50 min

Data Governance and Its Role in Combating COVID-19

  • Apply the best available tools to mitigate the virus’s impact
  • Chartering a data-trust-like structure
  • Practical tools to enhance disease surveillance through contact tracing
  • Learn how to use demographic information to reach out to at-risk populations
  • Support healthcare resource optimization

10:00 EDT

15 min

Break

10:15 EDT

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

11:15 EDT

60 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

12:15 EDT

60 min

Break

13:15 EDT

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

14:15 EDT

15 min

Break

14:30 EDT

60 min

Data Governance and Privacy in the Fight Against COVID-19

  • Learn how to translate and represent the standardized data to the public
  • Overcome data privacy breaches and governance concerns
  • Hear the latest techniques in translating data to the public
  • Understand the importance of compliance and regulation risk
  • Assess the possible trade-offs in data utilization

15:30 EDT

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Day Two : Friday, October 2, 2020

09:00 EDT

10 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

09:10 EDT

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

10:00 EDT

15 min

Break

10:15 EDT

60 min
Matthew MacNeil

National Data Governance Standards and How Your Organization Can Use Them

Matthew MacNeil, Director of Standards and Technology, CIO Strategy Council

  • What is a National Data Governance Standard
  • Why Standards are important to your organization
  • Current published Data Governance Standards and those in Development
  • How a Standards can assist in design and deployment of a Data Governance Program
  • Making a Standard work for your organization

11:15 EDT

60 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?

12:15 EDT

60 min

Break

13:15 EDT

60 min

An Ethical Approach to Data Ethics and Privacy

  • Developing a sustainable data ethics code to address the digital world; translating ethics into practice
  • Preventing and avoiding inappropriate uses of data
  • Availability of data content, and the data subject’s legal right to access
  • Implementing a data privacy protection strategy
  • Addressing freedom from unauthorized access to private data

14:15 EDT

15 min

Break

14:30 EDT

60 min

COVID-19 Has a Data Governance Problem

Major James Lindsay, Chief Architect and Engineer, Endpoint Security & Director of Information Management Engineering & Integration, Department of National Defence

  • Addressing parameters and standards used to report on confirmed and active cases
  • Learn how to illustrate and represent the standardized data to the public
  • Verify the quality of data used in the analysis
  • Step-by-step guide to better preparing for the next global pandemic
  • Implementing technologies that can be used to tackle data governance issues

15:30 EDT

Closing Remarks from the Chair