Half day eventIn Ottawa, ON
  • September 23, 202011:00am - 12:30pm
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Technology is moving fast, and governments are being forced to deal with challenging ethical issues as a result. Artificial intelligence, big data, and the increasing use of digital service delivery methods are all opening up radical new possibilities for governments while raising serious ethical considerations.How does the public sector balance the need for innovation and meeting citizen expectations, while ensuring that they remain guardians of the public interest and uphold their ethical responsibilities?

This webinar will explore these issues and provide real-world examples of how governments are using AI and data analytics tools to improve how they serve citizens, while also developing approaches to mitigate potential ethical concerns.

Date: Wednesday, September 23rd

Time: 11:00AM EST

Series Moderator: Ryan Androsoff, Director of Digital Leadership


Steve Holder - Head of Strategy and Advisory, SAS Canada

Shingai Manjengwa - CEO Fireside Analytics / Technical Education Specialist, Vector Institute for AI

Alix Dunn - Founder, Computer Says Maybe

Michael Karlin - Senior Policy Advisor, Canadian Digital Service

Session Length: Approximately 90 Minutes

Virtual Venue: Zoom (Registration Required)

Session Format: Panel Discussion with Live Q&A

Cost: Free

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Alix Dunn

Alix Dunn

Founder, Computer Says Maybe

Alix Dunn is the founder of Computer Says Maybe, a firm focused on building an equitable future. She is a leading thinker on the use of technology for social change and accountability in technical design. She has extensive experience facilitating diverse groups to tackle complex data and technology challenges, and to advance a shared understanding of how technology can and should shape our world. She founded and directed The Engine Room, a global team supporting social sector organizations to make the most of technology and data. She is a former fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Digital Impact Lab at the Stanford Philanthropy and Civil Society Center, and she sits on the advisory boards of Luminate, the Human Rights Initiative at Open Society Foundations, the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court, and Foxglove, and is a trustee of the Ada Lovelace Institute for AI & Society.

Steve Holder

Steve Holder

Head of Strategy and Advisory, SAS Canada.

As the Head of Strategy and Advisory at SAS Canada Steve Holder is responsible for growing revenue and building the long-term vision for SAS in the Canada market. As a member of the SAS Canada leadership team Steve owns the SAS customer advisory team, solution strategy, and managing the innovation agenda including higher education. Steve leads the SAS Canada team of for the technology evangelists who specialize in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Management, Fraud, Risk and emerging technologies. Steve’s passion is making technology make sense for everyone regardless of their technical skillset.

Prior to joining SAS Steve was held leadership positions at SAP and IBM.

With many years of software industry experience, spanning: management, solutions architecture, presales and sales, Steve brings alignment and execution across SAS’ customers, sales teams, and partners.

Prior to joining SAS Steve was held leadership positions at SAP and IBM. Steve received his Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters. During his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cycling, skiing and spending time outdoors.

Steve can be emailed at steve.holder@sas.com.

Michael Karlin

Michael Karlin

Senior Policy Advisor, Canadian Digital Service

Michael Karlin is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Canadian Digital Service, where he specializes in public policy considerations of public sector technology. Prior to his time at CDS, Michael was head of data governance and policy at the Department of National Defence, and a senior advisor in AI policy at the Treasury Board Secretariat. Over his 10-year career with the public service, he’s had fun providing advice to senior officials and Ministers on complex ethical and public policy issues. In this capacity he has won numerous policy and innovation awards, as well as three chili cookoffs. Michael holds a BA from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario; and an MA from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. Follow him on Twitter or Medium @supergovernance.

Shingai Manjengwa

Shingai Manjengwa

CEO Fireside Analytics / Technical Education Specialist, Vector Institute for AI

Shingai Manjengwa is the Chief Executive Officer of Fireside Analytics Inc., a data science education solutions company that develops customized programs that teach digital and AI literacy, data science, data privacy, and computer programming. Clients include corporates, governments, non-profits, higher education institutions, and high schools. Data science courses by Fireside Analytics have over 450,000 registered learners on platforms like IBM’s CognitiveClass.ai and Coursera. A data scientist by profession, Shingai is the Technical Education Specialist at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto and she is also the founder of Fireside Analytics Academy, a registered private high school that helps other high schools develop data science programs. Shingai’s children’s book, ‘The Computer and the Cancelled Music Lessons’ teaches data science to kids from ages 5 to 12. Shingai holds a Master's degree in Business Analytics from NYU’s Stern School of Business and she is this year's recipient of the Public Policy Forum, 'Emerging Leader' award. You can find Shingai on twitter: @Tjido