Building Your Data Platform

Online: Wednesday, September 29th | Time: 12:00-2:15pm ET / 9:00-11:15am PT

Insights to Inform Strategy, Growth, Efficiency and Improvements

The government realizes that data has the power to enable them to make better decisions and is looking to use the massive amount of data at their disposal to enable social innovation, support economic activity, and improve efficiencies and overall quality of life of its citizens 

 While public sector organizations recognize data as a strategic asset, many are still struggling to accelerate agency performance and empower their organizations with actionable data. With the huge volume of data being generated, ever-increasing data security threats, constantly evolving data management tools and technologies, the growing need for actionable data, along with greater demands of its citizens, managing data has never been more difficult or crucial in the public sector. 

 As the foundation of any data, analytics, or AI endeavor, a logical and coherent data platform is a crucial first step in any data transformation journey. Public Sector Network’s Building Your Data Platform will provide you with insights into thinking outside the box on how to maximize the value of your data, enabling improved fiscal stewardship, accountability, public policies, program effectiveness, and mission success. 

Your Expert Speakers

Teresa D’Andrea

Director-General, Data, and Advanced Analytics Digital Services and Transformation Office
Transport Canada / Government of Canada

Suzanne Monette

Director, Enterprise and Information Services
Shared Services Canada

Bilal Khan

Managing Director & Head of Snowflake Canada

Stephen Gordon

Chief Information Officer
Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia

John Walsh

Chief Data Officer, Director General Data, Analytics
Strategy and Innovation
Department of National Defence

Erik Balodis

Program Director – Enterprise Data and Analytics Strategy
Bank of Canada 

Chris Moore

Community Advisor
Public Sector Network

Joe DosSantos

Chief Data Officer

Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Uncover key insights into developing and implementing effective data platforms for advanced data & analytics capabilities  
Master the operational roll-out and logistics of embedding and further developing your data platform
Understand how to best leverage your platform to make citizen-centric business decisions and use data to drive your agency forward 


  • 9:00 AM PT & 12:00pm ET

    Welcome from PSN

  • 9:05 AM PT & 12:05pm ET

    Chair Opening: The Future of Data Platforms

  • 9:20 AM PT & 12:20pm ET

    Government Keynote Session:Building Your Data Platform – Developing the Right Strategy, Implementation and Ongoing Support to Maximize Results

  • 9:40 AM PT & 12:40 PM ET

    Government Case Study: Tapping into the Power of Open Data Platforms to Improve Government Policymaking

  • 10:00 AM PT & 1:00 PM PT

    Government Case Study: Embedding Data and Analytics into Your Organization to Facilitate Service Delivery and Innovation Plans

  • 10:20 AM PT & 1:20 PM ET


  • 10:25 AM PT & 1:25 PM ET

    Gold Spotlight: Platforms for Self-Service Data Management and Data Democratization

  • 10:40 AM PT & 1:40 PM ET

    PanelDiscussion: Operational Roll-Out: The Logistics of Embedding and Further Developing Your Data Strategy

  • 11:10 AM PT & 2:10 PM ET

    Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of session


What’s included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear from solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content after the conference on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

Event Partners



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