Symposium

Digital Transformation of the Public Ecosystem

Subtitle
Dedicated to Using Data and Analytics to Improve the Lives of Patients, Citizens, Students, and Employees
Event Description

Join us October 23-24, and be part of a community focused on improving the lives of our patients, citizens, and students.

The 2019 Symposium: Digital Transformation of the Public Ecosystem Symposium is complimentary for professionals in healthcare, law enforcement, education, and public services. Symposium is a collaborative space for attendees to explore the role that data and analytics plays in their information management strategy.

This year, we're diving into information management as the driver of digital transformation in the public ecosystem and how you can capitalize on new opportunities in the connected world.

Immerse yourself in learnings from some of our most successful partners in these sectors including:

  • Queensway Carleton Hospital
  • City of Burlington
  • York Regional Police
  • Conestoga College
  • And more

Sponsors

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Agenda
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    Day 1 - October 23, 2019

  • 7:30: Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30: Opening and Welcome
  • 9:00: Keynote

    Courage Inside the Fire, Darby Allen, Retired Regional Fire Chief, Fort McMurray Fire Service

  • 10:00: Session

    The Future of Enhanced Analytics, Dave Kelly and Deep Uppal, Information Builders

  • 10:45: Networking Break
  • 11:00: Breakout Sessions 1

    How Data Is Leveraged to Help Make Better Business Decisions, Reeta Chaudhary and Jaclyn Veinotte, City of Brampton

    Big Data in a Small World: Using iWay Service Manager to Handle All Your Data, Peter Morris, Information Builders

    DataOps - Making Life Positive in a World of False Positives, Shlomo Bielak, Benchmark

  • 11:45: Breakout Sessions 2

    Retention Dashboard, Ilkay Sakir, Conestoga College

    YRP's Dashboards and Advanced Data Analytics, Scott Hurst, York Regional Police

    Guelph General Hospital's BI Roadmap: Standardize the Creation of Information and Insight, David Dornan and Yvonne Chan, Guelph General Hospital

  • 12:30: Networking Lunch
  • 13:30: Session

    Hospital Use Case, Laure Pitfield, Queensway Carleton Hospital

  • 14:15: Session

    Transforming Business Intelligence at the City of Burlington, Clare Cameron, City of Burlington

  • 15:00: Networking Break
  • 15:30: Breakout Sessions 3

    Roundtable - Government and Higher Education

    Roundtable - Healthcare

    Roundtable - Law Enforcement

  • 16:15: Session

    Omni and WebFOCUS Roadmap, Melissa Treier and Peter Morris, Information Builders

  • 16:45: Closing Remarks
  • 17:00: Pre-Dinner Break
  • 17:30: Board Buses to Dinner Event
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    Day 2 - October 24, 2019

  • 7:30: Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30: Opening and Day 1 Review
  • 8:45: Keynote

    Policing in the 21st Century, The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Tulloch, Ontario Court of Appeal

  • 9:30: Breakout Sessions 4

    The Goldmine of Metadata Magic, Joe Walsh, Information Builders

    Next-Generation Law Enforcement Software for Data-Driven Policing, Dave Kelly and Deep Uppal, Information Builders

    See. React. Act. - A Public Health Dashboard Short, Students at Conestoga College 

  • 10:15: Session

    Big Data Infrastructure to Unlock the Power of Machine Learning and AI

    • Dr. Pascal Tyrrell, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
    • John Ramoutsakis, VP Information Builders Canada
  • 11:00: Networking Break
  • 11:15: Session

    Leading Organizational Culture Change – Going from Reactive Data Analysis and Reporting to Strategic and Proactive Analytics, Greg Stanisci, York  Regional Police

  • 12:00: Panel Discussion

    Changing to a Culture of Evidence-Based Decisions

  • 12:45: Networking Lunch
  • 13:30: Session

    A Technology Enabler: Taking Corporate Strategy Into Action with Effective Dashboards, Iris Michaels, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance

  • 14:15: Security Controls are Beside the Point
  • 15:00 Networking Break
  • 15:15: Breakout Sessions 4

    IoT Analytics and Real-Time Visualizations: Best Practices and Strategies, Peter Morris, Information Builders

    Dashboards and Applications: Best Practices From Planning to Deployment, Joe Walsh, Information Builders

  • 15:45: Session

    Cloud Strategy for the Public Ecosystem - Make Sure It's Safe, Secure, and Scalable, Melissa Treier, Information Builders

  • 16:15: Closing Remarks/Wrap-Up
  • 16:30

    Conference Adjourns

Speakers
Darby Allen
Darby Allen
Retired Regional Fire Chief, Fort McMurray Fire Service,
Fort McMurray Fire Service

During the catastrophic Alberta wildfires, fire chief Darby Allen guided Fort McMurray's 88,000 residents to safety with no loss of life – the largest evacuation in Canadian history.

A native of Birmingham, England, where he worked as a firefighter for the Hampshire Fire Brigade, Allen immigrated to Canada in 1990. He began work as a firefighter with the Calgary Fire Department in 1992, moving up in rank from training officer to assistant deputy chief of operations, before moving on to Fort McMurray Fire Service in 2009, where he became regional fire chief in 2013.

Currently, Darby is teaching a program in Transformational and Charismatic Leadership at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. Allen was regional fire chief of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, an area that encompasses the community of Fort McMurray.

Clare Cameron
Clare Cameron
Program Manager, Business Intelligence,
City of Burlington

Clare Cameron has experienced the joys and pitfalls of managing information in municipalities for over a decade. She has an academic background in history, an MBA focused on organizational behaviour and leadership, and has been the program manager for Business Intelligence with the City of Burlington since 2017. She is committed to building a culture of continuous improvement, where data is viewed as a vital corporate asset for great decision-making.to attend w/ one of our free passes. Attendee list should be available soon.

Greg Stanisci
Greg Stanisci
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Manager,
York Regional Police

Greg Stanisci is the manager of the Business Intelligence team at York Regional Police. He has spent the last five years leading the development of award winning data-driven solutions made up of unique dashboards, spatial applications, and a data warehouse. His team and their partners are also breaking new ground in the industry with natural language processing techniques, which transform how they deal with unstructured data. Greg has more than 20 years of experience in the field of information technology and has been a member of York Regional Police (YRP) for more than 15 years. In his current role, Greg is dedicated to the transformation of processes through data-driven innovations to generate new efficiencies that will help keep the York region safe.

Prior to joining YRP, Greg had his own software training and consulting company geared to the implementation and adoption of enterprise systems.

Scott Hurst
Scott Hurst
Supervisor, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics,
York Regional Police

Scott Hurst is the supervisor of the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Unit at York Regional Police. Scott is responsible supervising and award-winning technical team, which includes BI development, GIS, ETL, data warehouse management, data analysis, and project management. Scott’s 10 year career at YRP includes experience in information management, planning, evaluation, statistics, business intelligence, and data analytics. Scott has an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Law from Brock University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Ilkay Sakir
Ilkay Sakir
Junior Business Intelligence Analyst,
Conestoga College

Ilkay Sakir is a recent graduate from the Bachelors of Health Information Science program at Conestoga College. She is currently working as a junior business intelligence analyst for the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

Iris Michaels
Iris Michaels
Director of Decision Support and Financial Planning,
Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance

Iris Michaels has more than 18 years of experience in healthcare administration. Her well-rounded career started at Trillium Health Centre, transitioned to the MOHLTC Health Data Branch, then to Medassets Inc. and back to the hospital sector in Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance where she is serving as director of Decision Support and Financial Planning. Her expertise includes cost accounting, strategic and financial planning, information management and development of business intelligence tools. Iris holds a Bachelor of Science from Ryerson University and an MBA from the University of Leicester. In addition to her current role, Iris actively serves as board chair for L’arche Toronto Foundation which is a non-profit geared for improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Jackie Veinotte
Supervisor, Service Brampton,
City of Brampton

Jackie Veinotte is a supervisor in the Service Brampton Division at the City of Brampton. Jackie has been with Service Brampton since 2008, and has held a number of roles, including supervisory roles in operations and workforce management. Jackie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University, and enjoys spending her time-off travelling to new places with her husband. 
 

Michael Tulloch
Michael Tulloch
Justice,
Ontario Court of Appeal

The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Tulloch of the Ontario Court of Appeal has a long and distinguished career of service as a member of the Canadian judiciary, a Crown prosecutor, a lawyer in private practice, and a renowned writer, speaker and professor. 
 
Justice Tulloch was appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2012 after serving as a Justice on the Ontario Superior Court of Justice since 2003. Prior to Justice Tulloch’s judicial appointment in 2003, he served as an assistant crown attorney in Peel and Toronto from 1991 to 1995 before entering private practice where he specialized in criminal law until his appointment to the bench. Justice Tulloch holds degrees in Economics and Business from York University and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University with a law degree in 1989. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1991. 
 
In addition to his work as a judge, Justice Tulloch has been involved in judicial education through the National Judicial Institute and international judicial reform programming through the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada, where he helped launch and implement a multi-year judicial reform program in Jamaica.

Reeta Chaudhary
Reeta Chaudhary
Business Process Advisor, Service Brampton,
City of Brampton

Reeta Chaudhary is the business process advisor of the Service Brampton Division at the City of Brampton. Reeta has been with Service Brampton for more than 10 years in various roles such as customer service, training, team lead, supervisor, and business process advisor. Reeta loves to travel and experience different cultures with her husband and three teenagers.

Jason Murray
Senior Manager, Cyber Security,
MNP

Jason Murray is a senior manager specializing in cyber security with MNP’s Technology Solutions team. Working out of the Mississauga North office, Jason helps organizations manage risks related to security breaches and non-compliance and ensures compliance against security controls. Drawing on more than 19 years of experience, extensive technical knowledge and in-depth understanding of information security, networking and related information technologies, Jason quickly inspects system architectures, identifies vulnerabilities, assesses risks and recommends safeguards. 

Jason’s services include PCI compliance and cyber security risk analysis, assessment and management. He helps clients understand their exposure and make informed decisions related to where they should focus their financial and technical resources when it comes to managing the organization’s risks. Jason has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo. He received his Master of Engineering degree from the University of Toronto in 2002, majoring in computer engineering, and is a designated Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Jason is a Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and a certified Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and a Payment Card Industry Approved Scanning Vendor. He also holds Open FAIR (Security and Risk Services) credentials.

Keynote: Courage Inside the Fire – A Story of Leadership

Hear this inspirational discussion from a true leader.

Darby Allen
Darby Allen
Retired Regional Fire Chief, Fort McMurray Fire Service,
Fort McMurray Fire Service

During the catastrophic Alberta wildfires, fire chief Darby Allen guided Fort McMurray's 88,000 residents to safety with no loss of life – the largest evacuation in Canadian history.

A native of Birmingham, England, where he worked as a firefighter for the Hampshire Fire Brigade, Allen immigrated to Canada in 1990. He began work as a firefighter with the Calgary Fire Department in 1992, moving up in rank from training officer to assistant deputy chief of operations, before moving on to Fort McMurray Fire Service in 2009, where he became regional fire chief in 2013.

Currently, Darby is teaching a program in Transformational and Charismatic Leadership at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. Allen was regional fire chief of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, an area that encompasses the community of Fort McMurray.

Data and Analytics at Scale in the Public Sector

Learn about accelerating digital transformation in the public ecosystem through an effectively aligned data, analytics, and cloud strategy.

Takeaway how to:

  • Deliver analytics and BI to support every use case and every user
  • Embed analytics into decision-making and processes
  • Enrich experiences for patients, citizens, students, employees, and partners with insights from data
  • Ensure a foundation of business-ready and trusted data
  • Accelerate and simplify analytics applications with cloud

Also hear how top organizations in the public sector are leveraging their data effectively to scale value throughout the entire organization and improve the experience, and reduce costs.

Presented by Information Builders
Breakout Sessions 1: How Data Is Leveraged to Help Make Better Business Decisions

Make the crucial connection between the power of data analytics and the impact it can have in driving effective collaborative business decisions! Join us to discuss how effective data analytics can result in improved citizen and employee experience, improve processes, and drive innovation!

Breakout Sessions 1: Big Data in a Small World: Using iWay Service Manager to Handle All Your Data Needs

This presentation will discuss the tooling in iWay Service Manager (iSM) that enables processing of all types of data, including structured, semi-structured, and unstructured from a variety of places (Internet of Things, standard databases, APIs, and other sources), and using new iSM components without creating a big data infrastructure. Current iSM components and a peek at new components arriving will be discussed, along with tips and techniques for using these tools.

Presented by

Peter Morris
Peter Morris
Director, Integration and Data Solutions, Information Builders
Breakout Sessions 1: Describing Yesterday and Predicting Tomorrow: Calculations for Operational Analytics

WebFOCUS offers a variety of descriptive and predictive statistical tools that can help you refine your data in useful and actionable information. This session will review the use of the descriptive tools such as means, modes, and medians, and demonstrate the use of standard deviations and variances. See how forecasting techniques based on the new statistical functionality, including moving averages, weighted moving averages, and multiple types of regression, can enable you to see beyond today in a meaningful way.

Presented by Information Builders
Breakout Sessions 2: Retention Dashboard

This presentation will showcase Conestoga College’s Retention Dashboard created using WebFOCUS AppStudio and deployed in the Business Intelligence (BI) portal. The Dashboard is intended to provide academic and administrative units with data they need to make informed decisions on policy changes and initiatives, and to explore trends among applicants and current students. Improving student retention is a vital issue for Conestoga - we want our students to succeed and have a positive impact on their communities. Student retention supports college financial sustainability and directly relates to the graduation rate. The dashboard provides both a high-level at-a-glance overview of student retention as well as a more detailed page suitable for program-level analysis.

Breakout Sessions 2: Policing With Data and Analytics
Scott Hurst
Scott Hurst
Supervisor, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics,
York Regional Police

Scott Hurst is the supervisor of the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Unit at York Regional Police. Scott is responsible supervising and award-winning technical team, which includes BI development, GIS, ETL, data warehouse management, data analysis, and project management. Scott’s 10 year career at YRP includes experience in information management, planning, evaluation, statistics, business intelligence, and data analytics. Scott has an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Law from Brock University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Breakout Sessions 2: Guelph General Hospital
BI Beyond a Project – It Is a Strategy and Culture Shift

If an organization wants to have a permanent business intelligence BI department rather than just a project, how can it achieve this?

Greg Stanisci
Greg Stanisci
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Manager,
York Regional Police

Greg Stanisci is the manager of the Business Intelligence team at York Regional Police. He has spent the last five years leading the development of award winning data-driven solutions made up of unique dashboards, spatial applications, and a data warehouse. His team and their partners are also breaking new ground in the industry with natural language processing techniques, which transform how they deal with unstructured data. Greg has more than 20 years of experience in the field of information technology and has been a member of York Regional Police (YRP) for more than 15 years. In his current role, Greg is dedicated to the transformation of processes through data-driven innovations to generate new efficiencies that will help keep the York region safe.

Prior to joining YRP, Greg had his own software training and consulting company geared to the implementation and adoption of enterprise systems.

Transforming Business Intelligence at the City of Burlington

Digital transformation has been a key strategic theme at the City of Burlington for years, and was recently endorsed as an organizational pillar by our new Council. For the City’s Business Intelligence program, this means taking an honest look at our efforts so far to transform data in to meaningful insights for internal stakeholders, and how our own program needs to evolve to support this goal. Through partnership with our GIS and Open Data teams, we are also taking a fresh look at how to expand the promises of business intelligence outward. As we aim to reach more internal and external stakeholders with data-driven story telling, the City has had to transform its own vision of what the BI program is really about. Join us for a look back on the journey so far, and where we are headed next.

Clare Cameron
Clare Cameron
Program Manager, Business Intelligence,
City of Burlington

Clare Cameron has experienced the joys and pitfalls of managing information in municipalities for over a decade. She has an academic background in history, an MBA focused on organizational behaviour and leadership, and has been the program manager for Business Intelligence with the City of Burlington since 2017. She is committed to building a culture of continuous improvement, where data is viewed as a vital corporate asset for great decision-making.to attend w/ one of our free passes. Attendee list should be available soon.

Breakout Sessions 3: The Goldmine of Metadata Magic!

Presented by

Joe Walsh
Pre-Sales Systems Engineer,
Information Builders
Breakout Sessions 3: Increasing User Adoption With Killer Visualizations

Learn how to create a visualization that tells the full story, boosts user adoption, increases appeal, and maintains user adoption.

Presented by

Deep Uppal, Vice President of Public Sector Technology Innovation, Information Builders
Deep Uppal
Vice President of Public Sector Technology Innovation,
Information Builders
Breakout Sessions 3: Best Practices in Data Management for an Open Data Strategy

Presented by

Peter Morris
Peter Morris
Director, Integration and Data Solutions, Information Builders
Big Data Infrastructure to Unlock the Power of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) has received a lot of attention over the years. Most AI schemes depend on the availability of big data. However, using AI algorithms on large datasets requires a good understanding of their requirements and limitations. In this talk, we will explore the potentials and challenges of AI technologies in order to attain a realistic grasp on how we could employ them for real problems efficiently.

Presented by

Dr. Pascal Tyrrell, Ph.D
Professor,
University of Toronto

Presented by

John Ramoutsakis, Information Builders Canada
John Ramoutsakis
Vice President,
Information Builders Canada
Hospital Use Case: Queensway Carleton Hospital

Presented by

Laure Pitfield, Ph.D
Laure Pitfield, Ph.D
Project Manager – BI, Decision Support,
Queensway Carleton Hospital
A Technology Enabler: Taking Corporate Strategy Into Action With Effective Dashboards

Technology is an enabler of any transformation. Learn how technology from Information Builders, along with the strategy, leadership and culture drives the business transformation and innovation at HPHA. The strategic plan did not stay as a PowerPoint presentation delivered by leaders, it was moved into action and was transparent to the whole management team. The tools developed with Information Builders products are integrated into standard work for the management team. This helps ensure business objectives are met and new opportunities are identified.

Iris Michaels
Iris Michaels
Director of Decision Support and Financial Planning,
Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance

Iris Michaels has more than 18 years of experience in healthcare administration. Her well-rounded career started at Trillium Health Centre, transitioned to the MOHLTC Health Data Branch, then to Medassets Inc. and back to the hospital sector in Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance where she is serving as director of Decision Support and Financial Planning. Her expertise includes cost accounting, strategic and financial planning, information management and development of business intelligence tools. Iris holds a Bachelor of Science from Ryerson University and an MBA from the University of Leicester. In addition to her current role, Iris actively serves as board chair for L’arche Toronto Foundation which is a non-profit geared for improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Breakout Sessions 4: See. React. Act. A Public Health Dashboard Short Conestoga Students

See.React.Act is a dashboard tool that used classification methodologies to assist public health inspectors and their teams to evaluate, monitor and plan around well safety and public education planning.

Presented by students at Conestoga College
Breakout Sessions 4: IoT Analytics and Real-Time Visualizations: Best Practices and Strategies

This session will discuss how to leverage WebFOCUS and iWay real-time visualizations for analytics applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics include best practices, strategies, and architecture considerations, for functions such as predictive maintenance, asset management, fleet optimization, and customer relationship management.

Presented by

Peter Morris
Peter Morris
Director, Integration and Data Solutions, Information Builders
Breakout Sessions 4: Dashboards and Applications: Best Practices From Planning to Deployment

Do you create dashboards? How about analytical applications? Do you look at a project before it starts and wonder, "Where do I start and what are the things I should consider?" Come to this session, where we will discuss best practices around dashboards and analytical application design through implementation. You'll leave with an understanding of how to design analytical assets that deliver valuable insights and drive user adoption, all while ensuring the security of the data. We will cover topics such as the use of demographic data and maps in dashboards and applications. We will also look into some of the design elements that help drive user adoption and make insights easy to identify. We will discuss the importance of data staging, when to do it, and when to go after more current/real-time data. Finally, no application can be deployed to the masses without considering and implementing the security behind it. Get an understanding of what security considerations should be address in the planning stage as well as practical implementation best practices to ensure the security of the data you are using.

Presented by

Joe Walsh
Pre-Sales Systems Engineer,
Information Builders
Omni and WebFOCUS Road Map

This session will highlight existing product functionality and the roadmap for new and exciting features and products in OMNI and WebFOCUS.

Presented by

Melissa Treier
Melissa Treier
Vice President of Product Sales and Sales Strategy,
Information Builders
Cloud Strategy for the Public Ecosystem: Make Sure It's Safe, Secure, and Reliable

Presented by

Melissa Treier
Melissa Treier
Vice President of Product Sales and Sales Strategy,
Information Builders

Presented by

Peter Morris
Peter Morris
Director, Integration and Data Solutions, Information Builders
  1. Thought-provoking keynotes
  2. Community-driven content
  3. Exciting and educational breakouts
  4. Hear from organizations that have improved patient care, citizen safety and services, and student retention
  5. Network with industry experts and peers

Attendees will be responsible for hotel accommodations and associated incidentals.
We have reserved a room block at Queen's Landing and the Prince of Wales (walking distance from the event location).

Room Block: Held until September 23, 2019 (subject to availability).

Single/Double Occupancy Rate: $229.00 per night + applicable taxes. Rate includes: parking, wireless internet, and access to the fitness centres and pools.

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Event Start Date: October 23, 2019
Group ID number: 3187198 to access the Information Builders' group rate

Hotel room cancellations must be made within 14 days of the event to avoid charges.

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