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Thursday, May 2 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Panel 1. Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions

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We live in an era of evidence-based decision-making. Businesses and governments alike are expected to use data and technology to make better and smarter decisions....  ... The data are there. The tech is there. The question is whether the will is there to change the culture and move us forward to SMART? Join the dialogue—help make it happen. Jan Kestle
Data and related data technologies are core infrastructure for cities and are more that IT and operations, and I would argue that smart city technologies should be part of urban plans and be discussed with residents. These large technological systems no only manage and monitor infrastructure, they are infrastructure that involve, data, code, algorithms, apps, sensors, and platforms that will manage traffic, utilities, equipment and bridges, but also, they are technologies that observe, survey and nudge social behaviour. It might therefore be time for social and technological impact assessments – social, environment, economic, and public good. We will need to apply systems thinking across all business units, from social services to transit, and integrated across digital strategies, open government and data, and procurement. The ideals of open smart cities are moving us in that direction, and it might be better to start that opening consultative processes now before we get locked into large technological solutions that may not be in the public interest.  Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault

The use of “smart building” technologies and analytics holds a lot of promise for both optimizing building operations and managing energy use.  However, implementation of smart building technologies can be challenging for older and complex buildings such as hospitals.  In addition to giving an overview of the potential for smart buildings in healthcare, I will present an overview of the University Health Network’s ongoing investigation into the technology and some of the results to date.  Ed Rubinstein

The Toronto Police Service innovation and analytics approach has found success in integrating it’s Enterprise GIS system to deliver solutions within the organization.  Ian Williams.

Moderators
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Jury Konga

Ambassador, Open Knowledge Canada
Panel 1. Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions - ModeratorJury Konga is a long-time advocate, innovator and speaker on Open Government, Open Data, e-Government, m-Government and innovation in information management and technology. He has over 35 years of experience... Read More →

Panelist
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Ian Williams

Manager, Toronto Police Service
Insight: The Toronto Police Service innovation and analytics approach has found success in integrating it’s Enterprise GIS system to deliver solutions within the organization. Bio: Ian provides leadership and management of information through governance, project management and data... Read More →
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Ed Rubinstein

Director, University Health Network
Insight: The use of “smart building” technologies and analytics holds a lot of promise for both optimizing building operations and managing energy use. However, implementation of smart building technologies can be challenging for older and complex buildings such as hospitals... Read More →
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Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault

Assistant Professor in Critical Media and Big Data, Carleton University
Insight: Data and related data technologies are core infrastructure for cities and are more that IT and operations, and I would argue that smart city technologies should be part of urban plans and be discussed with residents. These large technological systems not only manage and monitor... Read More →
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Jan Kestle

President, Environics Analytics Group
Jan Kestle has been a leader in the marketing information industry for more than forty years. An expert in using statistics and mathematics to help solve business challenges, she directed the initiatives that led to the creation of EA’s PRIZM5 segmentation system, WealthScapes financial... Read More →



Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Ballroom 1 & 2

Attendees (21)