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Thursday, November 26 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Data Driven Decisions: Putting IoT, big data and analytics to work for better public policy / Décisions guidées par les données : IdO, grandes données et analyses au service de meilleures politiques publiques

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Organized by Cybera

The scientific community and policy makers are bombarded with information about Big Data, the Internet of Things, and the power of analytics to produce amazing insights.  This session will describe a model whereby these topics are integrated into a single model.  At base is the data layer with inputs from an ever growing array of sensors.  Networks are needed to collect this data and give it context.  Storage and access systems are needed to give it context and turn it into information.  Computational resources are required for analytics to convert the information into knowledge.  Finally policy and education are required to ensure the knowledge informs the decision making process and leads to wise policies and governance.  The panel will bring together representatives from the fields of data collection, data access, networking, computation and policy to show the power of aligning all these fields to make better public policy through data driven decision making.



Moderators
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Robin Winsor

President & CEO, Cybera
Robin Winsor is President and CEO of Cybera, the not-for-profit technology-neutral agency that operates and manages Alberta’s Research and Education Network. The organization is a strategic investment by the Government of Alberta and its members to accelerate technology adoption... Read More →

Speakers
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Janet Bax

Interim President, Council of Canadian Academies
Janet W. Bax is Interim President at the Council of Canadian Academies, a not-for profit organization that completes expert panel assessments on topics of public interest. Previously serving as a Council Program Director, Janet worked with world renowned experts to complete assessments... Read More →
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Jim Ghadbane

President and CEO, CANARIE
Jim joined CANARIE as Chief Technology Officer in May 2010 and is a seasoned leader in the ICT industry. | | As President and CEO, Jim is responsible for achieving the company’s objectives as stated in its current agreement with the Government of Canada, including the ongoing evolution... Read More →
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Jill Kowalchuk

Strategic consultant
For more than a decade, Jill Kowalchuk has been an ambitious driver and advocate for the advancement of Canada’s technology and innovation sectors. She has her own business to support private and not-for-profits companies develop and implement successful strategies for utilizing... Read More →
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Bonnie Schmidt

President, Let's Talk Science
Bonnie Schmidt, CM, PhD, is the founder and president of Let’s Talk Science—a national and charitable organization. | Let’s Talk Science helps youth fulfill their potential and prepare for their future careers and citizenship roles, by supporting their learning, from the elementary... Read More →
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Shannon Wilson

Alberta Healthcare Consulting Leader in IBM Global Business Services, IBM
Shannon Wilson is a Business Development Executive with IBM and the Chair of the Child Data Centre committee of the Alberta Centre for Child Family and Community Research. Shannon works with clients to advance their organizational maturity in the use of analytics. She bridges between... Read More →

CSPC2015 Team
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Aaron Maxwell

CSPC Team members of Revenue development, Media and advertising, McMaster University
Dr. Aaron Maxwell received his Ph. D. in astrophysics from McMaster University, where he studied the dynamical evolution of dwarf galaxies using large supercomputer hydrodynamic simulations.  He spent a year as the Vice President of Services for the Graduate Student Association at... Read More →

Thursday November 26, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A/B (ground floor)

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