Our Next Edge
The Vancouver Club
915 W. Hastings Street
December 1st, 2014
The Data Age presents us with a new approach to build the economy and the country. Data, and the systems around it, are revolutionizing key sectors of the economy.
The fifth edition of The Data Effect — held in partnership with the Business Council of BC — will look at how data stands to be a key tool to build BC — and Canada’s — competitive advantage in the global economy. The event will lay out the practical steps required to ensure BC’s global strengths in health care research and delivery can improve outcomes, create jobs and build the economy.
To date, more than 1,000 leaders from across Canada and abroad have attended The Data Effect. In December, we will gather a select audience from government, business, research and the investment community to map out the partnerships, policies and ideas that can make Canada a leader in the data age.
Our goal in The Data Effect series is to continue a campaign that is profiling the new partnerships, businesses and ideas that can make data and advanced analytics an engine of economic growth and innovation for British Columbians and Canadians.
For more information contact Miro or Marc at CityAge: firstname.lastname@example.org
NB ~ AGENDA IS DRAFT AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
7:30 am Breakfast served
8:30 am Opening Comments by Conference MC: Valerie Casselton, Associate Editor,
8:35 am Welcome by: Greg D’Avignon, President & CEO, Business Council of British
8:40 am Opening Address: Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services,
Province of British Columbia
8:55 am Presentation by: Julio Montaner, Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
9:15 am Session 1: Building the Data Economy
The Data Effect’s opening session will review how to leverage BC’s strengths in health care research, data and analytics to improve outcomes and drive competitiveness, innovation and growth in the economy. How can we develop our expertise, policies and systems to compete in global research and health care discovery? What training and skills programs are needed to place BC at the front of a global trend toward the greater use of data and analytics to build a centre for excellence?
Panel Chair: Joy Johnson, Vice President, Research, Simon Fraser University
10:00 am Presentation by: Sue Paish, CEO, LifeLabs
10:20 am Presentation by: David Delaney, Chief Medical Officer, Americas SAP
10:40 am Morning Break
11:20 am Presentation by: Michael Wiener, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM
11:40 am Presentation by: Phil Giborski, The Mustel Group
12:00 pm Keynote Dialogue: Josh Blair, Chief Corporate Officer and Executive Vice-President,
TELUS Health and Greg D’Avignon, President & CEO, Business Council of British Columbia
12:25 pm Lunch
1:20 pm Presentation by: Alex Dickinson, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Illumina
1:40 pm Presentation by: Brad Popovich, Chief Scientific Officer, Genome BC
2:00 pm Session 2: Data and the Genome
Genomics is already leading massive change in health research and discovery. British Columbian researchers have been leaders in applying new techniques on genetic sequencing to cancer care, but how can we be much more ambitious. What can BC and Canada do to build the world’s highest quality integrated data set?? What would this mean to our health care sectors, and to our economy? What steps should we take right now?
Panel Chair: Brad Popovich, Chief Scientific Officer, Genome BC
2:45 pm Afternoon Break
3:05 pm Presentation by: Ibrahim Gokcen, Lead, Industrial Internet of Things, GE
3:25 pm Presentation by: Peter Speyer, Chief Data Officer, Institute for Health Metrics and
Evaluation, University of Washington
3:45 pmPresentation by: Bruce Carleton, Professor and Chair, Division of Clinical
Pharmacology, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
4:05 pm Session 3: The Data Effect and Us: Concrete steps to make BC and Canada a leader
This is the fifth edition of The Data Effect. While progress has been made in facilitating research access to health data, what larger ambitions can be applied to our collective data resources? This panel will lay out practical ideas on how we can lead the world in health research and discovery.
Panel Chair: Diane Finegood, President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
4:50 pm Closing Comments by: Paul Terry, President & CEO, PHEMI
5:00 pm Conference Close