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Chief Data & Analytics Officers, Canada

September 24-25, 2019 | Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Toronto

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Main Conference Day 1
September 24
08:00

Registration, Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Registration, Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

September 24 | 08:00 - 09:00

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09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

Chair's Opening Remarks

September 24 | 09:00 - 09:15

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09:15

Keynote presentation: Using Data Science for Public Good – Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) uses high-performance computing capacity and artificial intelligence to deliver Canadians with authoritative information on weather forecasts, climate, air quality etc. to keep Canadians safe from severe weather and helps Canadian business to plan their operations.
  • ECCC is deploying deep learning techniques to support conservation of migratory and endangered species.
  • More recently, ECCC has been taking a data-centric approach to develop a risk-based model to inform enforcement activities.

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John Walsh

Chief Data Officer and Chief Delivery and Results Officer, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Keynote presentation: Using Data Science for Public Good – Environment and Climate Change Canada

September 24 | 09:15 - 09:45

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) uses high-performance computing capacity and artificial intelligence to deliver Canadians with authoritative information on weather forecasts, climate, air quality etc. to keep Canadians safe from severe weather and helps Canadian business to plan their operations.
  • ECCC is deploying deep learning techniques to support conservation of migratory and endangered species.
  • More recently, ECCC has been taking a data-centric approach to develop a risk-based model to inform enforcement activities.
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John Walsh

Environment and Climate Change Canada

09:45

Keynote Presentation: Fueling Transformation Through an Outcome-Driven Data Strategy and Intelligent Analytics

The era of the Chief Data and Analytics Officer arose due to the need for data quality and governance to ensure regulatory compliance, improve processes and analytical efficiency. However, the role and responsibilities are changing. Today’s data and analytics leaders need to be powerful change agents that enable the organization to be more data-driven and better prepared in a rapidly changing, digital world. In this session, SAP’s Chief Data and Analytics Officer will share highlights of our own internal program, and tips on how to align your data strategy with business outcomes and make better and faster decisions with intelligent analytics.

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Rouven Morato

Chief Data Officer, SAP

Keynote Presentation: Fueling Transformation Through an Outcome-Driven Data Strategy and Intelligent Analytics

September 24 | 09:45 - 10:15

The era of the Chief Data and Analytics Officer arose due to the need for data quality and governance to ensure regulatory compliance, improve processes and analytical efficiency. However, the role and responsibilities are changing. Today’s data and analytics leaders need to be powerful change agents that enable the organization to be more data-driven and better prepared in a rapidly changing, digital world. In this session, SAP’s Chief Data and Analytics Officer will share highlights of our own internal program, and tips on how to align your data strategy with business outcomes and make better and faster decisions with intelligent analytics.

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Rouven Morato

SAP

10:15

Keynote Presentation: Should You Lead With Strategy or Analytics? What Does Your Data Tell You?

  • With the advancement in data models and a focus on customer-centricity, does data inform business strategy, or does strategy still reign regardless of analytics results. – what comes first?? Relying on algorithms behind the scenes – blindly relying? When to ask q’s? intervene as there is more to it that the data is just telling us…

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Nick Necsulescu

Director, Customer Data & Insights , World Vision Canada

Keynote Presentation: Should You Lead With Strategy or Analytics? What Does Your Data Tell You?

September 24 | 10:15 - 10:45

  • With the advancement in data models and a focus on customer-centricity, does data inform business strategy, or does strategy still reign regardless of analytics results. – what comes first?? Relying on algorithms behind the scenes – blindly relying? When to ask q’s? intervene as there is more to it that the data is just telling us…
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Nick Necsulescu

World Vision Canada

10:45

Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

September 24 | 10:45 - 11:15

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11:15

Keynote Presentation: Fuelling an Analytics-Driven Culture Across the Enterprise

  • Discussing the ways in which you can turn sceptical executives and employees into advocates of analytics-driven decision making and action, by understanding what you can control and what you can influence.
  • Learn about how to leverage an energized centralized data and analytics team to drive culture change and lead by example.
  • Watch out for the roadblocks, challenges and potential setbacks along the way

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Lori Bieda

Head, Analytics Centre of Excellence, BMO

Keynote Presentation: Fuelling an Analytics-Driven Culture Across the Enterprise

September 24 | 11:15 - 11:45

  • Discussing the ways in which you can turn sceptical executives and employees into advocates of analytics-driven decision making and action, by understanding what you can control and what you can influence.
  • Learn about how to leverage an energized centralized data and analytics team to drive culture change and lead by example.
  • Watch out for the roadblocks, challenges and potential setbacks along the way
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Lori Bieda

BMO

11:45

Keynote Presentation: Top Down Versus Ground Up, How to Introduce Data Management to Your Organization

  • Using data issues list to show progress
  • Focus on helping the business achieve their goals, gain enterprise value on your own time
  • Communications to show value
  • Gaining allies in influential voices
  • Fostering a community delivery model to increase your reach

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Karen Beckmann

Vice President, Data Management , QuadReal Property Group

Keynote Presentation: Top Down Versus Ground Up, How to Introduce Data Management to Your Organization

September 24 | 11:45 - 12:15

  • Using data issues list to show progress
  • Focus on helping the business achieve their goals, gain enterprise value on your own time
  • Communications to show value
  • Gaining allies in influential voices
  • Fostering a community delivery model to increase your reach
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Karen Beckmann

QuadReal Property Group

12:15

Keynote Presentation: Becoming a Data Driven Company, Data at the Core of the Business Ecosystem

  • Making data the igniter of decision making: end to end processes with data (Product, Marketing, Sales, etc.)
  • Generating actionable insights from data to improve performance across business
  • Installing a data-driven culture throughout the organization

Speaking:

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Andrew Konrad

Director, Analytics & AI, theScore, Inc.

Keynote Presentation: Becoming a Data Driven Company, Data at the Core of the Business Ecosystem

September 24 | 12:15 - 12:45

  • Making data the igniter of decision making: end to end processes with data (Product, Marketing, Sales, etc.)
  • Generating actionable insights from data to improve performance across business
  • Installing a data-driven culture throughout the organization
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Andrew Konrad

theScore, Inc.

12:45

Panel Discussion: Quantifying the Impact of Data & Analytics - Proving the ROI in your Function

  • How can we demonstrate ROI on data & analytics investments for which assigning a dollar amount to the benefits can be difficult?
  • What is the key to communicating the value of the CDAO office to the wider enterprise?
  • Ensuring that the ‘Big Data Revolution’ isn’t a passing phase - how can we ensure a long term, continued willingness to invest in data?

Speaking:

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Avgoustina Tchoutkina

Analytics Lead AMEA Region, The Clorox Company

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Bala Gopalakrishnan

Chief Data Officer, Pelmorex Corp / The Weather Network

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Pamela Snively

Chief Data and Trust Officer, Telus Communications

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Jamie McDougall

VP BI & Analytics, Gore Mutual

Panel Discussion: Quantifying the Impact of Data & Analytics - Proving the ROI in your Function

September 24 | 12:45 - 1:15

  • How can we demonstrate ROI on data & analytics investments for which assigning a dollar amount to the benefits can be difficult?
  • What is the key to communicating the value of the CDAO office to the wider enterprise?
  • Ensuring that the ‘Big Data Revolution’ isn’t a passing phase - how can we ensure a long term, continued willingness to invest in data?
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Pamela Snively

Telus Communications

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Avgoustina Tchoutkina

The Clorox Company

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Bala Gopalakrishnan

Pelmorex Corp / The Weather Network

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Jamie McDougall

Gore Mutual

1:15

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

September 24 | 1:15 - 2:15

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Discussion Group A

2:15

Discussion Group 1A

Advocating for Analytics: Leading Change in Your Enterprise

Speaking:

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Adele Pugliese

Vice President, Data Governance, Bentall Kennedy

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Altaf Kassam

Director of Information Management & Privacy, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

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Struan Howes

Vice President, Finance & Analytics, Rocky Mountaineer

Discussion Group 1A

September 24 | 2:15 - 3:00

Advocating for Analytics: Leading Change in Your Enterprise

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Adele Pugliese

Bentall Kennedy

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Struan Howes

Rocky Mountaineer

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Altaf Kassam

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Discussion Group B

2:15

Discussion Group 1B

Data Lake or Data Swamp? Ensuring Strong Data Architecture

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Martha Schrader

Vice President Business Intelligence & Analytics, Northbridge Financial Corporation

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Alexey Shlykov

Senior Director of Information and Analytics , Walmart Canada

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Carl Lambert

Vice President Business Intelligence & Chief Data & Analytics Officer , The Co-operators

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Christian Rodericks

Director of Analytics Architecture, Recipe Unlimited Corp

Discussion Group 1B

February 24 | 2:15 - 3:00

Data Lake or Data Swamp? Ensuring Strong Data Architecture

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Alexey Shlykov

Walmart Canada

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Carl Lambert

The Co-operators

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Martha Schrader

Northbridge Financial Corporation

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Christian Rodericks

Recipe Unlimited Corp

Discussion Group C

2:15

Discussion Group 1C

Building a Data Story System for Better Self Service Intelligence

Speaking:

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Karen Beckmann

Vice President, Data Management , QuadReal Property Group

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Jamie McDougall

VP BI & Analytics, Gore Mutual

Discussion Group 1C

September 24 | 2:15 - 3:00

Building a Data Story System for Better Self Service Intelligence

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Karen Beckmann

QuadReal Property Group

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Jamie McDougall

Gore Mutual

Discussion Group A

3:00

DIscussion Group 2A

Consumer Analytics: Gaining a 360 view of your customer

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DIscussion Group 2A

February 24 | 3:00 - 3:45

Consumer Analytics: Gaining a 360 view of your customer

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Discussion Group B

3:00

Discussion Group 2B

Metadata – Why is it Important and Where to Start?

Speaking:

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Alexey Shlykov

Senior Director of Information and Analytics , Walmart Canada

Discussion Group 2B

February 24 | 3:00 - 3:45

Metadata – Why is it Important and Where to Start?

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Alexey Shlykov

Walmart Canada

Discussion Group C

3:00

Discussion Group 2C:

Shifting the Bottom Line: Cutting Costs and Boosting Revenues through Data & Analytics

Speaking:

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Bala Gopalakrishnan

Chief Data Officer, Pelmorex Corp / The Weather Network

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Lori Bieda

Head, Analytics Centre of Excellence, BMO

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Martha Schrader

Vice President Business Intelligence & Analytics, Northbridge Financial Corporation

Discussion Group 2C:

September 24 | 3:00 - 3:45

Shifting the Bottom Line: Cutting Costs and Boosting Revenues through Data & Analytics

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Lori Bieda

BMO

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Bala Gopalakrishnan

Pelmorex Corp / The Weather Network

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Martha Schrader

Northbridge Financial Corporation

3:45

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

February 24 | 3:45 - 4:15

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Speaking:

4:15

Keynote Presentation: Becoming a Data Driven Company, Data at the Core of the Business Ecosystem

  • Making data the igniter of decision making: end to end processes with data (Product, Marketing, Sales, etc.)
  • Generating actionable insights from data to improve performance across business
  • Installing a data-driven culture throughout the organization

Speaking:

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Andrew Konrad

Director, Analytics & AI, theScore, Inc.

Keynote Presentation: Becoming a Data Driven Company, Data at the Core of the Business Ecosystem

September 24 | 4:15 - 4:45

  • Making data the igniter of decision making: end to end processes with data (Product, Marketing, Sales, etc.)
  • Generating actionable insights from data to improve performance across business
  • Installing a data-driven culture throughout the organization
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Andrew Konrad

theScore, Inc.

4:15

Keynote Presentation: Bringing Legacy Data and Technology Out From the Cold to Avoid Costly Infrastructure Rebuilds

  • New tech and infrastructure is a huge upfront cost – in the modern age of exponential technology growth, you can’t afford to keep upgrading and replacing multi-million dollar investments
  • Learn how to build around your legacy systems to maximize their ROI via hybrid systems and cloud integration
  • Understand the risk of bandaid application of new technology over old and communicate the value of long term investment I hybrid systems that will bring your legacy tech into the modern age

Speaking:

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Carl Lambert

Vice President Business Intelligence & Chief Data & Analytics Officer , The Co-operators

Keynote Presentation: Bringing Legacy Data and Technology Out From the Cold to Avoid Costly Infrastructure Rebuilds

September 24 | 4:15 - 4:45

  • New tech and infrastructure is a huge upfront cost – in the modern age of exponential technology growth, you can’t afford to keep upgrading and replacing multi-million dollar investments
  • Learn how to build around your legacy systems to maximize their ROI via hybrid systems and cloud integration
  • Understand the risk of bandaid application of new technology over old and communicate the value of long term investment I hybrid systems that will bring your legacy tech into the modern age
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Carl Lambert

The Co-operators

4:45

Keynote Presentation: Going from Data to Decisions With Machine Learning

  • Data is the new oil and it is vital that companies are embarking on data capitalization
  • Understanding the correct application in business for data science
  • Practical advice on how to manage a data science team properly
  • Applicable machine learning use cases for different industries

Speaking:

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Tom Kavouras

Vice President, BI/Analytics, FNF Canada

Keynote Presentation: Going from Data to Decisions With Machine Learning

September 24 | 4:45 - 5:15

  • Data is the new oil and it is vital that companies are embarking on data capitalization
  • Understanding the correct application in business for data science
  • Practical advice on how to manage a data science team properly
  • Applicable machine learning use cases for different industries
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Tom Kavouras

FNF Canada

5:15

Panel Discussion: Ensuring Success in a Brave New World - Meeting the Artificial Intelligence Challenge

  • Defining the state of the possible – how mature are AI technologies currently, and what should we expect in the years ahead?
  • What opportunities does AI present to modern businesses ready to exploit them? What are the challenges, and how can these be best overcome?
  • Getting beyond the buzzword – where should we be applying AI, and where shouldn’t we?
  • How can we as data leaders best ensure that we are fit to make the most of these and avoid getting left behind?

Speaking:

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Chantal Berthiaume

Director Commercial Analytics, Air Canada

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John Walsh

Chief Data Officer and Chief Delivery and Results Officer, Environment and Climate Change Canada

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George Iskenderian

Director - Big Data & Artificial Intelligence, Bell

Panel Discussion: Ensuring Success in a Brave New World - Meeting the Artificial Intelligence Challenge

September 24 | 5:15 - 5:45

  • Defining the state of the possible – how mature are AI technologies currently, and what should we expect in the years ahead?
  • What opportunities does AI present to modern businesses ready to exploit them? What are the challenges, and how can these be best overcome?
  • Getting beyond the buzzword – where should we be applying AI, and where shouldn’t we?
  • How can we as data leaders best ensure that we are fit to make the most of these and avoid getting left behind?
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George Iskenderian

Bell

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Chantal Berthiaume

Air Canada

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John Walsh

Environment and Climate Change Canada

5:45

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Chair’s Closing Remarks

September 24 | 5:45 - 6:00

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6:00

Drinks Reception & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Drinks Reception & Networking in the Exhibition Area

September 24 | 6:00 - 7:00

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Main Conference Day 2
September 25
08:30

Registration, Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Registration, Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

September 25 | 08:30 - 09:00

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09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

Chair's Opening Remarks

September 25 | 09:00 - 09:15

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09:15

Keynote Presentation: Digital Transformation (AI + Cloud)

  • What are the new opportunities presented through digital transformation in your business?
  • Discussing the benefits of migrating to the cloud – What issues might be encountered?
  • In which ways can AI and cloud migration enable your business to be more productive and garner deeper insights?
  • Use cases discussed

Speaking:

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Craig Milroy

Director - Enterprise Data Architecture, Sun Life Financial

Keynote Presentation: Digital Transformation (AI + Cloud)

September 25 | 09:15 - 09:45

  • What are the new opportunities presented through digital transformation in your business?
  • Discussing the benefits of migrating to the cloud – What issues might be encountered?
  • In which ways can AI and cloud migration enable your business to be more productive and garner deeper insights?
  • Use cases discussed
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Craig Milroy

Sun Life Financial

09:45

Keynote Presentation: Methodology: Making Data and Analytics Work Together

  • Understanding the complexity of methodologies, the increasing importance of machine learning, and the scale of data sets
  • Transforming how you organize, operate, and create value
  • Exploiting advanced analytics to offer the maximum return

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George Iskenderian

Director - Big Data & Artificial Intelligence, Bell

Keynote Presentation: Methodology: Making Data and Analytics Work Together

September 25 | 09:45 - 10:15

  • Understanding the complexity of methodologies, the increasing importance of machine learning, and the scale of data sets
  • Transforming how you organize, operate, and create value
  • Exploiting advanced analytics to offer the maximum return
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George Iskenderian

Bell

10:15

Keynote Presentation: Advanced Analytics and AI for Insurance Services

In this talk, Koosha will highlight five key areas for advanced analytics utilization in insurance companies, particularly in group benefits and group retirement services. He will describe how machine learning enables tackling some of the most challenging problems in new ways that change the business landscape for underwriting, adjudication, pricing, fraud detection, and custom recommendation. Koosha will argue although many corporations currently are heavily focused on analytics utilization on different functions related to sales and advisors due to immediate and tangible impacts on profit, these five machine learning applications play a critical role in defining market share of insurance companies in North America in the next 5 to 10 years. He will briefly review the dependency of these initiatives on the accessibility of data and modernization of database systems and deployed processes.

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Koosha Golmohammadi

Director of Advanced Analytics, Manulife

Keynote Presentation: Advanced Analytics and AI for Insurance Services

September 25 | 10:15 - 10:45

In this talk, Koosha will highlight five key areas for advanced analytics utilization in insurance companies, particularly in group benefits and group retirement services. He will describe how machine learning enables tackling some of the most challenging problems in new ways that change the business landscape for underwriting, adjudication, pricing, fraud detection, and custom recommendation. Koosha will argue although many corporations currently are heavily focused on analytics utilization on different functions related to sales and advisors due to immediate and tangible impacts on profit, these five machine learning applications play a critical role in defining market share of insurance companies in North America in the next 5 to 10 years. He will briefly review the dependency of these initiatives on the accessibility of data and modernization of database systems and deployed processes.

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Koosha Golmohammadi

Manulife

10:45

Panel Discussion: Enabling your Organization’s Digital Transformation Journey

  • Building a cohesive business strategy for digital transformation - Who are the key stake holders involved and do you need dedicated C-Level representation and a dedicated department?
  • Defining strategies for working with multiple stakeholders – how to combat internal resistance.
  • How can value and ROI be quantified? And what specific KPIs can you put in place when working across many lines of business teams and projects?
  • Decisioning for the purchase and consumer journey – understanding the customer journey to help inform investment and service development decisions
  • Analytics and Digital Transformation - What metrics can you use for measuring that return, and what should be outputs/outcomes be?

Speaking:

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Stefany Singh

Director Digital Innovation, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

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Richard Hines

Senior Director Analytics and Digital Enablement, Air Canada

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Mervin Van der Spuy

SVP Head of Data (Chief Data Officer), ATB Financial

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Nick Necsulescu

Director, Customer Data & Insights , World Vision Canada

Panel Discussion: Enabling your Organization’s Digital Transformation Journey

September 25 | 10:45 - 11:15

  • Building a cohesive business strategy for digital transformation - Who are the key stake holders involved and do you need dedicated C-Level representation and a dedicated department?
  • Defining strategies for working with multiple stakeholders – how to combat internal resistance.
  • How can value and ROI be quantified? And what specific KPIs can you put in place when working across many lines of business teams and projects?
  • Decisioning for the purchase and consumer journey – understanding the customer journey to help inform investment and service development decisions
  • Analytics and Digital Transformation - What metrics can you use for measuring that return, and what should be outputs/outcomes be?
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Richard Hines

Air Canada

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Stefany Singh

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

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Nick Necsulescu

World Vision Canada

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Mervin Van der Spuy

ATB Financial

11:15

Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

September 25 | 11:15 - 11:45

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11:45

Keynote Presentation: Data Literacy

  • Discussing the ways in which we can educate our leaders to understand the challenges of mobilizing data and unleash its potential.

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Eric Sutherland

Executive Director, Data Governance Strategy, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Keynote Presentation: Data Literacy

September 25 | 11:45 - 12:15

  • Discussing the ways in which we can educate our leaders to understand the challenges of mobilizing data and unleash its potential.
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Eric Sutherland

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

12:15

Panel Discussion: Are Data Engineers the ‘New Data Scientists’ – Defining Which Roles Your Team Needs for Success

  • What are the key roles that each data team should have? What responsibilities should they each adopt, and how you should balance your team between them?
  • How much emphasis should we put on ‘hunting for unicorns’ who can do it all, compared with hiring complementary skill sets in different positions?
  • Has the pendulum swung to the point where Data Engineers are now more in demand than Data Scientists?
  • What is the impact of having a Data Science heavy team whilst neglecting adequate Data Engineering capabilities, or vice versa?

Speaking:

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Andrew Konrad

Director, Analytics & AI, theScore, Inc.

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Karim Ayad

VP Product, Data & Software Engineering, EllisDon

Panel Discussion: Are Data Engineers the ‘New Data Scientists’ – Defining Which Roles Your Team Needs for Success

September 25 | 12:15 - 12:45

  • What are the key roles that each data team should have? What responsibilities should they each adopt, and how you should balance your team between them?
  • How much emphasis should we put on ‘hunting for unicorns’ who can do it all, compared with hiring complementary skill sets in different positions?
  • Has the pendulum swung to the point where Data Engineers are now more in demand than Data Scientists?
  • What is the impact of having a Data Science heavy team whilst neglecting adequate Data Engineering capabilities, or vice versa?
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Andrew Konrad

theScore, Inc.

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Karim Ayad

EllisDon

12:45

Keynote Presentation: Data Governance versus Data-Driven Innovation; Are Both Possible?

  • Are governance and innovation naturally limits on each other, or is good governance required for innovation?
  • Should data & analytics be centrally controlled or embedded in business units for best results?
  • Can large enterprises be as innovative, or even more so, than smaller companies with less focus on the needs of governance?

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Nabarun Lahiri

Director - Enterprise Data & Artificial Intelligence, BMO Financial Group

Keynote Presentation: Data Governance versus Data-Driven Innovation; Are Both Possible?

September 25 | 12:45 - 1:15

  • Are governance and innovation naturally limits on each other, or is good governance required for innovation?
  • Should data & analytics be centrally controlled or embedded in business units for best results?
  • Can large enterprises be as innovative, or even more so, than smaller companies with less focus on the needs of governance?
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Nabarun Lahiri

BMO Financial Group

1:15

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

September 25 | 1:15 - 2:15

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Discussion Group A

2:15

Discussion Group 3A

Optimizing Data Quality Whilst Overcoming Data Silos – Governance best practice discussed

Speaking:

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Adele Pugliese

Vice President, Data Governance, Bentall Kennedy

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Karim Ayad

VP Product, Data & Software Engineering, EllisDon

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Altaf Kassam

Director of Information Management & Privacy, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Discussion Group 3A

September 25 | 2:15 - 3:00

Optimizing Data Quality Whilst Overcoming Data Silos – Governance best practice discussed

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Adele Pugliese

Bentall Kennedy

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Altaf Kassam

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

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Karim Ayad

EllisDon

Discussion Group B

2:15

Discussion Group 3B

Data and Analytics for Combatting Cyber Security Threats

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Robert Gordon

Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)

Discussion Group 3B

September 25 | 2:15 - 3:00

Data and Analytics for Combatting Cyber Security Threats

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Robert Gordon

Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)

Discussion Group A

3:00

Discussion Group 4A

Data Quality – The Difference Between a Single Source of Truth and a Single Version of Truth, and Why You Need Both.

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Chantal Berthiaume

Director Commercial Analytics, Air Canada

Discussion Group 4A

September 25 | 3:00 - 3:45

Data Quality – The Difference Between a Single Source of Truth and a Single Version of Truth, and Why You Need Both.

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Chantal Berthiaume

Air Canada

Discussion Group B

3:00

Discussion Group 4B

Privacy, Ethics and Trust

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Altaf Kassam

Director of Information Management & Privacy, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

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Craig Milroy

Director - Enterprise Data Architecture, Sun Life Financial

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Eric Sutherland

Executive Director, Data Governance Strategy, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Discussion Group 4B

September 25 | 3:00 - 3:45

Privacy, Ethics and Trust

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Eric Sutherland

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

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Craig Milroy

Sun Life Financial

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Altaf Kassam

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

3:45

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

September 25 | 3:45 - 4:15

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4:15

Keynote Presentation: The Role of Data Analytics in Fraud Prevention

  • Discussing the increasing reliance on automated controls to detect and prevent fraud
  • Identifying IT weaknesses before fraudsters do
  • Capitalizing on readily available structured data for further analysis while proactively monitoring business data for potential fraud indicators
  • Accepting when manual checks are insufficient in large data volumes

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Lesley Penny

Director Internal Audit and Loss Prevention , Recipe Unlimited Corporation

Keynote Presentation: The Role of Data Analytics in Fraud Prevention

September 25 | 4:15 - 4:45

  • Discussing the increasing reliance on automated controls to detect and prevent fraud
  • Identifying IT weaknesses before fraudsters do
  • Capitalizing on readily available structured data for further analysis while proactively monitoring business data for potential fraud indicators
  • Accepting when manual checks are insufficient in large data volumes
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Lesley Penny

Recipe Unlimited Corporation

4:45

Panel Discussion: Ensuring Ethical Use of Data & Analytics

  • As the use of data & analytics grows, what are the potential ethical dilemmas and reputation risks that can arise, and how should these be mitigated?
  • Dealing with bias – what steps can be taken to avoid biased models and algorithms leading to discriminatory decision making?
  • Communication with customers – how can we ensure transparent use of data in which customers are fully informed?

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Adele Pugliese

Vice President, Data Governance, Bentall Kennedy

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Eric Sutherland

Executive Director, Data Governance Strategy, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Panel Discussion: Ensuring Ethical Use of Data & Analytics

September 25 | 4:45 - 5:15

  • As the use of data & analytics grows, what are the potential ethical dilemmas and reputation risks that can arise, and how should these be mitigated?
  • Dealing with bias – what steps can be taken to avoid biased models and algorithms leading to discriminatory decision making?
  • Communication with customers – how can we ensure transparent use of data in which customers are fully informed?
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Adele Pugliese

Bentall Kennedy

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Eric Sutherland

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

5:15

Chair's Closing Remarks

Chair's Closing Remarks

September 25 | 5:15 - 5:30

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