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Virtual Event: Data Governance, Data Protection & Privacy for Government

Safeguarding Data and Mitigating Risk with Comprehensive Data Governance Frameworks

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
(Start: 12.00pm ET / 9.00am PT)

Agenda Overview:

Data governance is by no means a new practice; however, it is a constantly evolving one. Today, the explosion of data—and the insights revealed from it— are proving highly valuable to organizations at all levels, with data insights leveraged for informed decision-making; meaning that data must be secure, while still accessible.

Greater insights and information accessibility present challenges in information management and adherence to regulatory and legal requirements. Developing an effective data governance program for the next generation platforms is essential to harnessing the power of data.

Public Sector Network’s Data Governance & Privacy Virtual Event will bring together data management leaders and privacy experts to help you build a framework that supports a data-driven culture while mitigating risk and maintaining privacy.

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Key Takeaways:

Learn best practice approaches to data governance from public sector thought leaders

Delve into the trends, tools and innovations transforming data governance, risk management and privacy in 2021

Master how to build governance maturity to take your data insights to the next level

Explore best practice, top tips and lessons learned from fellow public sector data experts

Event Speakers:

Ashley Casovan

Ashley Casovan

Executive Director
Responsible Artificial Intelligence Institute

Michael McEvoy

Michael McEvoy

Information and Privacy Commissioner
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Michael Lam, Chief Data Officer at Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Michael Lam

Chief Data Officer
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Sid Tobias

Sid Tobias

Director, Digital Standards
BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Lucy Opsitnik

Lucy Opsitnik

Director, Data Policy & Innovation
Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

Sébastien Fleurant

Sébastien Fleurant

Director, Data Governance and Partnerships, Chief Data Officer (CDO)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

John McClurg

John McClurg

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Dan Finerty

Dan Finerty

Software Engineer
SAS Canada

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Agenda Highlights:

12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Opening Remarks from the Chair: Exploring the Evolution of Data Governance
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
Government Keynote: Data Governance in the Age of AI & Machine Learning
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
Event Partner Session: Striking a Balance – How to Drive Data Accessibility and Insight While Ensuring Security
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT
Government Keynote: Building a Data and Analytics Capability: Perspectives from a Small Federal Government Agency
1:05pm ET / 10:05am PT
1:15pm ET / 10:15am PT
Panel Session: Enabling a Data-Driven Culture for Evidence Based Decision Making
2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT
Closing Remarks from Chair / End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event