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
2019 Program - Day One
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
Enabling Service in Analytics and AI
Mark Armstrong, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Natural Resources Canada
  • Overview of what a CIO organization in NRCan is doing to support data analytics and AI
  • Overview of four pillars that effort is going into making AI and analytics successful
  • Practical examples of analytics
10:10 - 10:30        Networking and Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:30
AI, Machine Learning & Bot Technology: Risks, Threats & How to Mitigate Them
Frederic Papillon, Senior Officer, Canadian Space Agency
  • Discuss potential concerns around the road to litigation and loss of privacy
  • Overcome challenges in big data and analytics
  • AI’s biggest risk factor: big data itself
  • Learn how to identify and prevent threats and risks
  • Tools to predicting failures that might occur
11:30 - 12:30
Feed Two Birds with One Scone: A Data Management Roadmap that can Make Information Silos Invisible, Solve Business Problems and Enable Better Service to Canadians
Sherin V Emmanuel, Information Architect, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Connect information across the enterprise
  • Solve many common business and data problems
  • Improve data analytics and business intelligence (BI)
  • Establish accountability and stewardship of data
  • Enable service transformation and compliance with GC strategies
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
Key Steps to Driving Data & Analytics Innovation in Government
  • Improve performance, productivity and efficiency in service delivery
  • Tips and tricks to unlocking innovation with big data
  • Learn how big data creates opportunities for impact
  • Learn new data strategies and replace outdated traditional administrative practices
  • Capture efficiencies through smart technologies
2:30 - 3:30
Informed Decision-Making: Maximizing Your Value From Your Data
  • Practical tools to help you get the most value from data
  • Generate revenue, cut costs and improve operations
  • Learn how to use data effectively to increase growth
  • Explore how to capitalize on your data
  • Guidelines to maximize the value of your data
3:30 - 3:45        Networking and Refreshment Break
3:45 - 4:45
Artificial Intelligence (AI): A new Era for Analytics
  • Tools to achieving measurable results
  • Learn why big data is an enabler for AI implementation
  • Hear the latest developments in AI software
  • Improved decision-making through advanced analytics
  • Tips and techniques to achieving measurable results
Closing Remarks from the Chair



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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