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Agenda - Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Time Agenda Item Participants
8:30 - 8:40 Official Welcome Moderator:
  • Chuck Macdonald, Dean, Faculty of Science, Carleton University
Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University
8:40 - 9:00 Updates on Institute for Data Science Frank Dehne, Director, Carleton University Institute for Data Science
Thomas Russell, Assistant Professor, Economics specialization in Data Science
Robin Ritchie, Sprott School of Business, Business Analytics Specialization
9:00 - 9:40 Keynote Address John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
9:40 - 10:00 Health Break
10:00 - 11:30 AI: What’s Next? Moderator:
  • Robin Grosset, Chief Technology Officer, MindBridge AI
  • Johan Brannlund, Assistant Director for Scientific Computing, Bank of Canada
  • Kevin Thomson, Program Director for AI Design, National Research Council
  • Matthew Holden, Assistant Professor, Carleton University Institute for Data Science
11:30 - 12:30 A Fireside Chat about Data Governance Welcoming Remarks:
  • Brenda O’Neill, Dean, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University
  • Tracey Lauriault, School of Journalism and Communications, Carleton University
Data Govenors:
  • Jan Kestle, President and Founder, Environics Analytics
  • André Loranger, Assistant Chief Statistician and Chief Data Officer, Strategic Data Management, Methods and Analysis, Statistics Canada
12:30 - 14:00 Break, Poster Fair, and Sponsor Gallery
14:00 - 15:30 Everything Smart Moderator:
  • Larry Kostiuk, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University
Keynote Address
Namir Anani, President and CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council
  • Matt Eason, Senior Data Analytics Strategist City of Ottawa
  • Dave Campbell, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
  • Colette Lacroix, Industry Executive Higher Education and Research Canada, IBM Canada
  • Kevin Dick, Graduate Student, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
15:30 - 16:45 Big Data and COVID. Carleton University Experiences in Research Moderator:
  • Rafik Goubran, Office of VP Research and International, Carleton University
  • Ashkan Golshani, Department of Biology, Carleton University
  • Paul Villeneuve, Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University
  • Hashmat Khan, Department of Economics, Carleton University
  • Madison Cohen-McFarland, Graduate Student, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
16:45 - 17:00 Poster Competition Results
17:00 Closing Remarks