Data Analytics for Government Managers

Half day eventIn Ottawa, ON
  • September 22, 20178:00am - 12:00pm

Come and Learn from Early Adopters in Government

Managing data is essential to the government’s agenda of improving policy, programs and results. But we are in a world of data overload. How do we navigate through this world and determine what types of data to use? How do we know if our data analytics will actually improve our policies and programs?

Why is it important?

Now more than ever government managers need to know how to use data analytics to predict outcomes, describe what’s happening and even prescribe the course of action for the future.

What you will learn

This unique learning event for government managers, executives, unit heads and senior analysts will offer an chance learn from, and discuss with, colleagues their experiences related to:

  • The potential for data delivery
  • Departmental best practices
  • Challenges to implementation
  • Strategies for moving forward

Participants will hear first-hand the experiences from a panel of three early adopters:

  • Erica Ren, Director, Open Government and Data Analytics Division, Canadian Border Services Agency
  • Toundjer Erman , Director Business Analytics. Change Management Office, Department of Justice
  • Darren Goodyear, Assistant Director, Data Governance, Business Research, Intelligence and Analytics, Operations, Planning and Performance Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Grant Schellenberg, Director of Social Analysis and Modelling, Statistics Canada

The session will be moderated by Gregory Richards who heads up the Centre for Business Analytics and Performance and the Public Sector Performance Management research cluster at the Telfer School of Management.

Seating is limited so register now.


The cost for the half day is $50 per person. This includes speakers, facilitation and a light breakfast. As a not-for-profit the IOG does not charge tax.

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