Beer & Analytics VII - May 4th, 2022

VII  —  Lansdowne Horticulture Building

Beer & Analytics

Join us on May 4th at Lansdowne to experience some of Ottawa’s best craft beer while listening to some incredible speakers.

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Beer & Analytics is back as a staple event in your calendar! After a successful return last October, we are ecstatic to be hosting the first Beer & Analytics of 2022 at the Lansdowne Horticulture Building in Ottawa. We are eager to reconnect with the B&A and data analytics community in Ottawa.

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Schedule

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5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Registration
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM LinkedIn Meetup Networking, Beer and Food
5:45 PM – 5:50 PM Opening Remarks, Martin McGarry
5:50 PM – 6:15 PM Dispatches from the CDO’s Office: Top 10 Lessons from the Chief Data Officer – John Walsh, Ex-Chief Data Officer, Director General Data Analytics, Strategy and Innovation at Department of National Defence
6:15 PM – 6:40 PM How to Provide Relevant Analytics Insights to Business Decision Makers – Dan Putler, Chief Data Scientist, Alteryx
6:40 PM – 7:05 PM Understanding Ethical AINiraj Bhargava, NuEnergy.ai
7:05 PM – 7:30 PM Pipeline for Public-Facing Reporting: From Start to Finish – Innovating Data Reporting Within the Confines of the Government Boundaries – Natasha Zabchuk, Manager, Data Analytics and Integration, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
7:30 PM – 7:55 PM How Do You Know You Have a Great AI Use Case? – Martin McGarry, Bronson Analytics
7:55 PM – 8:10 PM DAMA NCR-RCN: Your Community for Data Professionals – Ellen Brown, President, Data Management Professionals in Canada’s National Capital Region
8:05 PM Closing Remarks, Martin McGarry
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Conference Booths, LinkedIn Meetup Networking, Beer and Food

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM – Registration 

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM – LinkedIn Meetup Networking, Beer and Food

5:45 PM – 5:50 PM – Opening Remarks, Martin McGarry

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5:50 PM – 6:15 PM – Dispatches from the CDO’s Office: Top 10 Lessons from the Chief Data Officer – John Walsh, Ex-Chief Data Officer, Director General Data Analytics, Strategy and Innovation at Department of National Defence

6:15 PM – 6:40 PM – How to Provide Relevant Analytics Insights to Business Decision Makers – Dan Putler, Chief Data Scientist, Alteryx

6:40 PM – 7:05 PM – Understanding Ethical AI – Niraj Bhargava, NuEnergy.ai

7:05 PM – 7:30 PM – Pipeline for Public-Facing Reporting: From Start to Finish – Innovating Data Reporting Within the Confines of the Government Boundaries – Natasha Zabchuk, Manager, Data Analytics and Integration, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

7:30 PM – 7:55 PM – How Do You Know You Have a Great AI Use Case? – Martin McGarry, Bronson Analytics

7:55 PM – 8:10 PM – DAMA NCR-RCN: Your Community for Data Professionals – Ellen Brown, President, Data Management Professionals in Canada’s National Capital Region

8:10 PM – Closing Remarks, Martin McGarry

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Conference Booths, LinkedIn Meetup Networking, Beer and Food

* More information about speakers to be announced! Stay tuned.

Speakers

John Walsh

John has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian federal public service, with the last seventeen in senior executive roles advising Deputy Ministers and Assistant Deputy Ministers in several departments in areas related to data and statistics, natural resource development, climate change, economic development and international relations.  

John comes to Info-Tech with a history of leading data and digital transformation efforts across business lines. He has led strategy, operations, business and data/digital transformations for clients in multiple Canadian federal public sector organizations. While at Natural Resources Canada he was named the very first departmental data lead responsible for driving the data transformation agenda. Later he was named the first Chief Data Officer at Environment and Climate Change Canada where he implemented the Chief Data Office organization and developed and implemented the first enterprise-wide Data Analytics Strategy. He was also enterprise Chief Data Officer of the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces where he implemented the first enterprise Data Analytics Strategy and led the development of the DND Artificial Intelligence Strategy. John has developed experience across a broad range of departments, addressing challenges to technology improvement and delivery. His additional areas of focus include IT/digital strategy and innovation and how organizations can successfully leverage data for more effective decision making.  

Dan Putler

Dan Putler is Alteryx’s Chief Data Scientist. At Alteryx, Dan was responsible for developing and implementing the product road map for Alteryx’s first generation, R based, predictive analytics tools. Currently, Dan works with Alteryx customers to develop analytics solutions that require the development of new data science methodologies. He has over 30 years of experience in developing predictive analytics models for companies and organizations that cover a large number of industry verticals, ranging from the performing arts to B2B financial services to manufacturing supply chains. He is co-author of the book Customer and Business Analytics: Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making Using R, which is published by Chapman and Hall / CRC Press. Prior to joining Alteryx, Dan was a professor of marketing and marketing research at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business and Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

Niraj Bhargava

Niraj Bhargava (P.Eng, ICD.D) is the CEO and co-founder of NuEnergy.ai. Niraj leads a team of experts at NuEnergy.ai who are specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) Governance and integration of AI trust measurement software – the Machine Trust Platform (built on a patent-pending methodology). Niraj has over 30 years of experience in technology, business creation and leadership. He is a serial entrepreneur and has successively been the CEO, founder and leader of technology companies – focused on AI, machine learning and deep neural networks. He is currently the Chair of the Innovation Committee of the Board at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. In the past, he has served as a dean, a university entrepreneurship professor and a cleantech CEO raising multiple rounds of venture capital from Silicon Valley. He holds an MBA, a degree in Systems Design Engineering and completed the Directors Education Program leading to his P.Eng & ICD.D designation and has been a prominent speaker globally on sustainability and on ethical AI.

Natasha Zabchuk

Natasha is a Manager of Data Analytics and Integration at the CRTC

Martin McGarry

Martin has over 20 years Business Consulting experience using algorithms and statistical techniques to help his clients. His experience includes 6 years working in Europe for a global consulting firm and was involved in a number of Machine Learning projects as far back as 2002. Prior to moving to Ottawa in 2007 he worked solely in the private sector, including in Europe’s Capital Markets, at board level for a Fortune 500 telecoms provider, several multinational utility companies and now in Ottawa’s Federal and Municipal governments.

For the last 10 years in Ottawa he has been delivering predictive analytic projects for a variety of clients. As Partner of Bronson Analytics he is now focused squarely on projects where data has the potential to unlock critical business insights.

Ellen Brown

Ellen is a CDMP-certified data management professional, she is the CEO of Slack Consulting Inc., a data management consulting company. She is experienced and savvy in several of the DAMA Knowledge Areas; recently the bulk of her clients’ projects are in Data Governance. She currently fulfills the presidential role at DAMA NCR and performs outreach to external organizations to develop the data community within Ottawa, ON and surrounding areas. She harvests insight from DAMA NCR board members and members alike to determine strategic direction for DAMA NCR to maximize value for its members and to develop and support the local data community.

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Live Music

Beer & Analytics is excited to welcome our first live music performer, Peter Voith!

Peter Voith is a professional Canadian musician who has performed on many stages around the world from clubs of all sizes, to weddings + corporate events, and a wide variety of festivals. He has charted over a thousand live performances and studio sessions thus far.

Quiet Events

Quiet Events to ensures that Beer & Analytics attendees experience the utmost sound quality at our events. Each attendee receives a personal headphone set with which they are able to listen to speaker presentations. The headphones help to block out background noise and many common sound system mishaps.

Quiet Events Channel to allow you to socialize, eat and drink, or listen.

Sponsors

Bronson has been providing consulting services in Ottawa for over 30 years. Since 2011 it has been engaging clients with Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization projects. Bronson is the only Ottawa based certified partner of Alteryx and Tableau.

Alteryx is revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, Alteryx offers an end-to-end analytics platform that empowers data analysts and scientists alike to break data barriers, deliver insights, and experience the thrill of getting to the answer faster. Organizations all over the world rely on Alteryx daily to deliver actionable insights.

Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 74,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. Hundreds of thousands of people have used Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites.