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Virtual Event: Data Science & Machine Learning

Speeding up results in the public sector with data science

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
(Start: 12.00pm ET / 9.00am PT)

Agenda Overview:

The Public Sector has always felt pressure to do more with less, to improve service delivery efficiency, and to create more citizen-centric outcomes – 2020 only proved to increase this pressure, with budgetary concerns amid Covid-19 uncertainty.

For some time now data analytics and insights have been touted as a solution, but accelerating citizen outcomes and driving efficiencies requires more than the analysis of data; it needs to be transformed into action – which is where data science and machine learning come in.

By employing data science techniques information is taken to the next level, presenting tangible value in the form of ‘actions’ that deliver reduced costs, operational agility, improved citizen experience and better service development.

To help your department harness data science to transform data into value we’ve put together Public Sector Network’s Data Science & Machine Learning Virtual Event. The event, which brings together local and international data science leaders, has been carefully curated to help you understand the opportunities of data science, roadmap your strategy, and deliver outcomes.

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Key Takeaways:

Hear public sector data leaders are harnessing data science techniques to improve operations and service delivery

Learn best practice approaches to roadmap your data science and machine learning journey

Delve into the data trends, tools and capabilities shaping the future public sector

Explore top tips and lessons learned from local and international machine learning and data science experts

Event Speakers:

Martin Monkman

Provincial Statistician & Director
British Columbia Public Service

Varsha Kulkarni

Assistant Professor
Northeastern University

Courtney A. Winship

Acting Deputy Chief Data Officer - Office of the Chief Data Officer

Patrick Demers M.Sc

Senior Data Analyst
Employment and Social Development Canada

Jennifer Bodnarchuk

Senior Data Scientist
City of Winnipeg

Sylvain Paquet

Data Scientist, Data Science Division, Strategic Policy Branch
Canada Border Services Agency

Pascal Tyrrell

Director of Data Science
University of Toronto

Event Partners:

Marketing Partner

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Andrew Cowan by phone (1-647-459-8904) or email (

Agenda Highlights:

12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Welcome from Chair
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
Province Level Keynote: Next Generation Data: Unlocking Data Value with Data Science and Machine Learning
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
Developing and Maturing Your Data Science Roadmap Through Effective Data Management
12:50 pm ET / 9:50am PT
International Keynote: Accelerating Citizen Outcomes by Increasing Collaboration Between Data Analytics and Science Teams
1:05pm ET / 10:05 PT
1:10pm ET / 10:10am PT
Panel Session: Transformation Leadership: Driving Your Agency’s Vision, Managing Change, & Creating the Right Culture
2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT
Closing Remarks from Chair / End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event