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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 Agenda: Day Two
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
From Capacity to Build Statistics to Data Analytics Capacity Building
Eric Rancourt, Director General of the Methodology Branch, Statistics Canada
  • Recognize the types of data available and how they can be harvested
  • The power and limits of data and resulting conclusions
  • The importance of questioning and assessing quality
  • Anchoring the approach in a scientific and transparent framework
10:10 - 10:30        Networking and Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:30
Data Visualization: A Smart Investment to Inform Better Decisions
Mana Azarm, Senior Data Analytics Strategist, City of Ottawa
  • What do we mean by Data Visualization?
  • Great data visualization examples
  • The advantages and benefits of good data visualization
  • How to find the most suitable data visualization tool(s) for your company
  • Open-source tools and data
11:30 - 12:30
Creating a Data Management Roadmap to Drive Public Sector Digital Transformation
  • Overcome the challenges of delivering greater value to citizens
  • Implement better and more digital engagement with governments at all levels
  • Learn how digital transformation will change business models, products and services that impacts organizations and governments
  • Capture data and collaborate virtually
  • Understand the value of digital change and transformational service delivery
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
Improving Data Strategy to Achieve Better Organizational Analytics
  • Understand the importance of achieving a data-driven culture
  • Learn the 4 pillars of analytics strategies
  • Insights into ensuring your data strategy is aligned to deliver results
  • Techniques and tools to capitalize on the blue ocean of data analytics
  • Learn how to effectively implement a comprehensive data analysis foundation
2:30 - 3:30
Drivers and Constraints for Big Data in the Public Sector
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of data analytics
  • Learn about advanced analytics through automated algorithms
  • Identify common strategies to reuse cross technology platforms
  • Understand where and how big data can help to solve public sector challenges
  • Prepare regulatory framework for effective development of big data solutions
3:30 - 3:45        Networking and Refreshment Break
3:45 - 4:45
Unlocking the Value of Your Data for the Benefit of the Community
  • Learn the benefits of directing valuable resources towards big data
  • Improve access to essential resources for decision-making
  • Key insights in harnessing the power of data for large-scale social impact
  • Understand why big data analysis is so challenging in the public sector
  • Overcome posing risks to privacy and security when data falls into the wrong hands
4:45        End of Day Two



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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