Day One: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

11:45 EDT

60 min
Jason Simmons

Building a Strong Information & Data Foundation

Jason Simmons, Senior Information Architect, CloseReach

  • Information & Data States and how are they understood by stakeholders
  • Achieve better integration across Architecture Domains by separating Information and Data Architectures
  • Information and Data Architecture Owners, Stakeholders, and Consumers
  • Operationalizing Information and Data Reference Architecture
  • Benefits to the Business, IT and Public

12:45 EDT

45 min


13:30 EDT

45 min
Nader Shureih

Integrating Data from Multiple Sources

Nader Shureih, Vice President, Business Development – Public Sector, Environics Analytics

How can public sector organizations better manage the increasing volume, velocity, variety and veracity of big data? How can decision-makers leverage even more data to make informed business decisions when frequency of data inputs is increasing at what seems like an exponential rate? In this session, Environics Analytics will showcase the power of geodemography integrated with high-frequency big data to make links about behaviors, patterns, trends and lifestyles of Canadians that can help inform policy, communications, programming and planning decisions.

14:15 EDT

45 min
Jagmeet Cheema

Analytics Implementation Approach to Help Organizations Get Results!

Jagmeet Cheema, Data Analytics Lead, Office of the Auditor General of Alberta

As organizations attempt to be more agile and adapt to the emerging environments, a thoughtful analytics implementation approach helps to speed the delivery and achievement of strategic goals. This session will provide you with ideas that work for organizations in establishing a growth mindset and a thoughtful analytics approach in becoming data driven.

  • The approach and alignment with business through the development of an analytics program
  • Creating the actual plan
  • How to engage workforce and enable faster results from the use and implementation of analytics

Day Two: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

11:30 EDT

60 min
Ivan Q. Yao

WSIB: Leveraging Data to Make Ontario Workplaces Safer

Ivan Q. Yao, Director, Program and Information Effectiveness, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

  • How the WSIB is using information to reduce workplace injuries/illnesses
  • Building data capabilities, comfort, and literacy across the enterprise
  • Quantifying the importance of workplace culture as part of the WSIB’s ‘Health and Safety Excellence program’
  • WSIB open data tools
  • Where do we go from here: making the safest workplaces in Canada even safer

12:30 EDT

45 min


14:15 EDT

60 min
Mario Tanguay Alexandre Bourque

Implementing BI with an Agile & Product Management Approach - A Success Story

Mario Tanguay, Senior Information Technology and Business Executive, Public Health Agency of Canada

Alexandre Bourque, Director and Product Lead, Digital Strategy and Product Solutions, Digital Transformation Branch, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada

  • Who said that government organizations are dinosaur-like and can only move at a snail’s pace?
  • Who said that it is challenging for the public service to work with industry partners to deliver modern digital platforms?
  • Join us to learn about how the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Vaccine Connect team dispelled these myths, and rose to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 emergency. Learn how the team leveraged the urgency of the situation to implement the VaccineConnect Platform, which provides key vaccine logistics, data analytics functionally, in addition to supporting evidence-based decision making at a federal, provincial and territorial level.
  • Key Topics will include: stakeholder engagement, agile approach in a government setting, product management, streamlined processes, modular user centric design.

15:15 EDT

60 min

How to Deploy Successfully Analytics in Public Sector

Gustavo Espinosa, Team Leader & Program Manager, Business Intelligence, Integration, Master Data Management & Quality, City of Brampton

Public Sector organizations manage hundreds of applications and datasets that are critical to deliver services to its constituents; top management needs quality data easily transformed into valuable information to make timely and informed decisions to efficiently deliver services while dealing with the continuous changes.

Attend this session to learn how the City of Brampton has successfully deployed enterprise analytics for several business units to make informed decisions and improve service delivery while things keep drastically changing. You will see a journey of 10+ years with outstanding results, understanding who was involved, what was done and how it was done.

You will also have the opportunity to experience some of the analytical solutions deployed in the City such as Council, Transit, Enforcement, and some others, deployed on the Cloud.