The Data Effect
The Chateau Laurier
Ottawa, ON, Canada
April 12 & 13, 2017
Canada’s future prosperity is linked to the ability of its citizens, businesses and government to maximize the use of our data resources, as well as maximize the opportunities that disruptive technologies can offer, for the public good.
The seventh edition of The Data Effect, organized by CityAge on April 13th, 2017 in Ottawa, will look at how to build a national strategy that uses new tools in data — such as big data, AI and quantum computing — to build an innovation economy. These new opportunities can promote economic productivity, prove Canada as a sustainable resource exporter, make government more responsive and efficient, and encourage a healthier nation.
To date, more than 1,500 leaders from across North America and Europe have attended The Data Effect. This seventh edition of The Data Effect will continue to build the network of leaders who are achieving real progress in the use of data to improve the economy and society.
April 12 at The Rideau Club:
CFO/CIO Roundtable on Digital Transformation in Partnership with DX Agents
Welcome Reception at The Rideau Club for All Delegates
April 13 at The Chateau Laurier:
NB ~ Subject to change
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome by Conference MC:
8:40 am Kevin Lynch, Vice Chairman BMO (Former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet)
Embracing data and disruptive innovation to build the future
9:00 am Session 1: Data and Our National Future
Canada needs to embrace data-led innovation to create powerful engines for of better governance, innovation and national prosperity. How can the changes associated with disruption be leveraged to build the Canadian economy? Where do we have a lead that we can build on? How can data help us make better decisions in government? As we do all of this, what do we need to know about cyber security and privacy?
9:45 am Presentation: Sue Paish, President & CEO, LifeLab (Vancouver, BC)
10:05 am Presentation: SAP on Design Thinking and Digital Transformation
10:25 am Morning Break
10:50 am Session 2: Driving Canada’s Digital Transformation
The most successful corporations are those moving most aggressively to implement digital transformation at the enterprise level. Canada’s companies are not moving fast enough. How can best practices in digital adoption be accelerated throughout the economy?
11:35 am Josée Touchette, Chief Operating Officer, National Energy Board (Calgary, AB)
Data Visualization and the Energy Economy: How Canada can lead and enhance its reputation
11:55 am Fred Popowich, Executive Director, Big Data Initiative, Simon Fraser University, (Vancouver, BC)
12:15 pm Presentation: Hold for Government of Canada
12:35 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Session 3: Building on Disruption: New Investments in Research and Commercialization
The future of economic growth is based on commercializing great research. How can we leverage the investments that are being made in our university and research institutions to build an innovation engine for the country — and for the world? What business models can be layered into the research system so that investments yield better outcomes as they create jobs and companies?
Panel Chair: Mark Dietrich, President & CEO, Compute Canada
2:15 pm Presentation: Jaana Sinipuro, Leading Specialist, Data, SITRA Innovation Institute, (Helsinki, Finland)
Data and Design Perspectives from Europe
2:35 pm Presentation: Merck Canada and Paul Terry, CEO, PhEMI Health Systems
The role of data in accelerating life science innovation
2:55 pm Presentation: Data and digital infrastructure: the essential private investments and public regulatory framework
3:15 pm Session 4: Building a Healthier Nation
This session will look at the convergence of personalized health care, data and precision medicine. What’s the current status of these ideas? How is this a major business and research opportunity for Canada? In a new era of smartphones and the digital economy, how can we empower patients with better information: to both lower costs in the health care system and provide better care? What steps must be taken to lead in this major emerging global trend by better linking and using our data?
4:00 pm Closing Comments
Prior Speakers at The Data Effect include: