Speakers

Jagmeet Cheema

Jagmeet Cheema

Analytics & Data Science Specialist

Alberta Pension Services Corporation

Jagmeet Cheema is a highly motivated business and IT professional, currently working as part of the Analytics Centre of Excellence (ACE) at Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS). In her current role of Analytics and Data Science Specialist/Project Manager, she provides services to all internal and external stakeholders. Her career focus has been on delivering excellent client service, building strong relationships and always working towards her careers goals by living her core values of integrity, honesty, respect, empathy and compassion.

Prior to APS, Jagmeet worked in both the private and public sectors and developed skills in the areas of Information Technology, Business, Project Management, Customer Service, and Data and Analytics. She has presented at Global Benchmarking CEM in 2019 and shared her experience and passion in Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics. With over 12 years experience in the field, she has focused on providing clients with data and analytics solutions through the art of possible and enabled decision-making using facts.

Jagmeet believes in continuous learning and doing what you love. She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), and certificates in Project Leadership, Data Visualization and Data Science.

Darko Knezevic

Darko Knezevic

Enterprise Architecture Specialist & Information Technology Planning

Metrolinx

An experienced IT professional with a strong focus on IT governance, process and business  intelligence tools. Darko Knezevic is currently an Enterprise Architecture Specialist at  Metrolinx. With experience in Transportation and Healthcare, Darko Knezevic strives  towards using data to empower organizations to lead towards transformational changes. Darko  Knezevic has led multiple initiatives towards utilizing business intelligence technologies for  automation, data discovery, process improvement and overall improvement towards customer  satisfaction.

Julie Tillotson

Julie Tillotson

Intelligence Analyst

RCMP

Julie has two decades of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, having started her service in 1998, and beginning her career as an Intelligence Analyst in 2002. Julie has been involved in criminal investigations that include serial murder, missing persons, and organized crime on both strategic and tactical level. She is also experienced in the delivery of services to the private sector, including critical thinking and investigative techniques, corporate intelligence, brand protection, and online reputation management.While working towards her PhD, Julie taught Criminology and Sociology at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.  She has also taught Tactical Intelligence Analysis and Strategic Intelligence Analysis at the Canadian Police College, and has delivered Operational Intelligence Analysis training in South Asia on behalf of the Canadian Government.

Among other commendations, Julie has been awarded the Intelligence Program Professional Service Award for her contributions to the national intelligence program in the RCMP, and is a regular guest speaker at numerous private and public sector conferences throughout North America. With Toddington International, Julie develops and facilitates Open Source Intelligence and Social Media Intelligence training courses for a wide range of agencies.

Jo-Ann Yewchuk

Jo-Ann Yewchuk

Business Intelligence Analyst

Edmonton Police Services

Team lead, team member, collaborator and sole technical advisor for BI projects with a wide range of users from Assistant Deputy Ministers of the Government of Alberta, Executive Directors, Directors to PMs, managers and management staff, to the President of a company, VPs, and over 500 store managers and staff across Canada. In the last 20+ years of my experience in the computer industry, I have been very fortunate to work with some of the most successful and reputable companies on a municipal, provincial, national and international level such as:  the Edmonton Police Services, Government of Alberta, Canadian Western Bank, Alberta Motor Association, Telus, The Brick LP and Royal LePage.

Genevieve Zletni

Genevieve Zletni

Team Lead, Reporting & Analytics, People & Equity Division

City of Toronto

Genevieve was Business Lead for the build of Toronto’s first enterprise Workforce Dashboard – WIN – which was developed for leaders and has been successfully embraced since its August 2018 launch. She leads Toronto’s Reporting & Analytics Team who generate 3,000+ reports yearly, serving over 40 divisions, reporting on +35,000 staff. This equipped her with a strong foundation upon which to develop WIN. Phase 2 of WIN is planned for 2021.