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Join CIPS, ISACA and Bennett Jones for An Executive Exploration of Big Data, Predictive Analytics and Transformational Value
Wed, 11/13/2013
Event Location: 

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 7:30 (registration) – 14:00
Location: Bennett Jones LLP - 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, 34th Floor, Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
Cost: Breakfast, lunch and half day seminar – Public $225 +HST; Members of CIPS or ISACA $135 +HST Complimentary for invited guest and clients of Bennett Jones LLP

The hype surrounding Big Data is deafening! Predictive analytics, we hear, will transform not only the way busi- nesses operate, but also governments, police forces, financial markets, schools and hospitals. Dire predictions are made about a shortage of 300,000 data scientists by 2015. CIOs, caught up in the stampede, faced with unrealistic expectations on the one hand and shrinking budgets on the other, are not sure where to turn.

An Executive Exploration of Big Data, Predictive Analytics and Transformational Value provides some
of the answers that CEOs, CIOs and other business leaders need – clearly and objectively, without the vendor and technology bias that pervades so much of the public discussion. Hear from experts in data collection, statistics and analysis, infrastructure and software tools, marketing and insurance applications, privacy and security, legal and regulatory matters, organizational transformation and specialized training as they discuss their particular perspective on Big Data. Learn what’s really going on and what really matters to your busi- ness and your customers. Take the first steps towards creating the real and lasting value that can result from adopting a more data-driven decision making culture.

Among the topics to be presented and discussed are:

• What are Big Data and Predictive Analytics?
• What are some leading organizations doing to benefit from these technologies?
• What are some of the better ways to approach Big Data and take first steps?
• In house, outsource or hybrid operations?
• Human resource issues – recruitment, training, retention of data scientists.
• Security, privacy and statutory concerns with Big Data.
• Financial institutions and Big Data.
• Where is Big Data going?

Our Presenters*:
Dan Adamson, Founder and CEO Outside Intelligence Inc.

Shaun Donnolly, Partner getClarity Inc.

Thomas Higgins, VP, Analytic Decision Services
Trans Union of Canada

Brandon Kane, Co-Founder and CTO Vantage Analytics Inc.

Hashmat Rohian, AVP Research and Development
AVIVA Canada

Larry Simon, Co-Founder and SVP Professional Services
Managed Analytic Services Inc.

And more…

Our Moderators:
Jerrard Gaertner, SB (MIT ), CPA, CA, CA-IT, CISA, CGEIT, CIA, I.S.P., ITCP
President, Canadian Information Processing Society (Ontario)
Executive Director, Digital Legacy Institute
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Ryerson University

Lisa Abe-Oldenburg, B.Comm., JD Partner, Bennett Jones, LLP

07:30 – 08:20 Registration, networking and breakfast served
08:20 – 08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:30 - 10:30 Presentations (4 X 30 minute presentations)
10:30 – 10:50 Morning break
10:50 – 11:20 Presentation (1 X 30 minutes)
11:20 – 12:10 Panel presentation and discussion “Getting to Real Value and the Transformational Power of
12:10 – 13:15 Luncheon and Key Note Address “The Making of a Data Scientist. How to Recruit, Train, Man- age and Retain Big Data Expertise in your Organization”
13:15 – 13:30 Thanks and Closing Remarks
13:30 – 14:00 Networking

Click here to register and pay for this event OR
Click here to RSVP for this event as a guest or client of Bennett Jones LLP.

Please register or RSVP by Monday, November 11, 2013 if possible.

Space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Nichols at or

We look forward to seeing you.

*Subject to change without notice

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