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 and Analytics for the Public Sector

Advance your knowledge in government-utilized predictive analytics, data visualization and artificial intelligence

February 25-26, 2020 · Vancouver, British Columbia
Day One - Tuesday, February 25, 2020
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Nicholas Jeffery, Impresario Consulting
9:10 - 10:00
Top Trends in Data Analytics for the Public Sector
  • Existing technological limitations and tools to find improvements
  • Focusing on the experts - tech talent in the public sector
  • Measuring a ‘journey’ through complex systems
  • Determining success factors • Standardizing metrics across the public sector for better results
  • Free your systems from built-in biases
  • The latest in privacy protection
10:00 - 10:15        Networking and Refreshment Break
10:15 - 11:15
Overcome the Limitations of Your Data
  • Improving data quality at collection
  • The importance of metadata
  • Recognizing the potential of your data
  • Understanding the limitations of your data
  • Practical tools to overcome limitations
11:15 - 12:15
Underpinning Trust in the Digital Economy - Practical Application the Decentralized Ledger Technology
  • Current issues preventing seamless service delivery to citizens and businesses
  • Overcoming barriers in sharing trustworthy government issued data
  • Empowerment of citizens as individuals and business representatives with trustworthy government data
  • Bootstrapping a platform ecosystem with the Verifiable Organizations Network
  • Approaches to using and contributing to global open standards and open source software
12:15 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:15
Finding Ethical Roadmaps to Mitigate Risk in AI Deployment
  • Canada: A possible leader in Ethical AI
  • De-identification of the data is primary to digital ethics
  • Building consensus on clear ethical principles
  • Ethics are not a barrier to innovation
  • AI Governance and joint initiatives in the public sector
  • Educating staff how to assess risks and opportunities
  • Testing and scaling new services
  • Ensuring public engagement is genuine and transparent
2:15 - 3:15
Get Your Head in the Cloud! – The GC Cloud Brokering Service
Dinesh Mohan, Director General, Cloud Services, CTO Branch, Shared Services Canada
  • Case study: government cloud migration
  • Qualifying cloud suppliers
  • The cloud and inter-departmental cooperation and initiatives
  • Lessons learned from the building of the Cloud Brokering Service
3:15 - 3:30        Networking and Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:30
Need to Know - IoT applications for Today’s Public Sector
  • Data: the starting point
  • Expanding data collection and deriving value from existing data
  • Pilot projects: POC’s & KPI’s
  • IoT: An “ecosystem” - multiple parties involved in the delivery
  • Finding pathways to End-to-end solutions
  • Execution of solutions - investments for the citizens
  • Finding sponsors with the vision - the business unit within the city
  • Involving Operations: Keeping people involved in change management
End of Day One




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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