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2013.11.11 – Data Anonymization: Goldcorp Case Study, BCIT Courses – Sandra Seres (Goldcorp), Dave Hewlett (Ideaca), Dr. Khaled El Emam (Privacy Analytics)

Please join us for the final information packed session of 2013. The November Chapter Meeting will include:

  • An educational update from BCIT
  • Data Anonymization by Dr. Khaled El Emam, founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics Inc.
  • A case study by Goldcorp & Ideaca

Education Update: Kevin Cudihee, Program Head for Computing Part-time Studies at BCIT

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In this role, Kevin is responsible for academic integrity as well as operations and business development. Kevin is a champion for Part-Time studies at BCIT and enjoys helping people achieve ongoing career success, one course at a time. His motto is “Start With Just One Course”

The School of Computing, Part-time Studies covers software development, including web and mobile application development, database design and administration, networking design and administration, plus expert level end-user application training.

Abstract for Privacy Analytics, Dr. Khaled El Emam

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Sharing and Using Personal Information for Secondary Purposes: An Enterprise Risk Management Framework Organizations are sitting on large amounts of valuable health, financial, and consumer data – whether they are healthcare providers, IT developers, insurers, governments or financial institutions. The analytical value in this data can be unlocked to improve efficiencies and to create new business opportunities if it can be used and disclosed. However there are key practical and privacy considerations which must be addressed in order to leverage this data. The purpose of this session is to describe a methodology for managing the risks of sharing and using personal information while addressing the key privacy concerns of anonymity and “stigmatizing analytics”. We will explore which information qualifies as “personal information”, including a review of how data can be re-identified, with reference to a number of recent real world examples. This will be followed by the presentation of a methodology that the attendees can use to assess and manage the re-identification risk of data sets. The methodology allows the sharing of high quality data that can credibly be claimed to be anonymous. Finally, the enterprise-level implementation of this risk management framework will be discussed in the context of a maturity model that can be used to evaluate organizational readiness and develop an implementation roadmap. In particular, governance mechanisms to address concerns about “stigmatizing analytics” or “creepy analytics”, especially that organizations are deploying new models for market manipulation, subliminal marketing, dynamic pricing practices, and where personalization is reaching new levels of sophistication.

Abstract for the Goldcorp Case Study by Ideaca

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This presentation will be focused on how Governance was included as a cornerstone to the Goldcorp Business Analytics Program. In particular, this discussion will explore the role governance is playing in earning trust for the program, securing business involvement, and increasing the value of the services we are able to offer.

Speaker Profiles:

Sandra Seres, Goldcorp

Sandra SeresSandra Seres, Director, IT Strategy, Analytics & Innovation, has been with Goldcorp since 2011.  Prior to that, she was a senior IT management consultant, working for over 20 years in diverse industries, including mining, utilities, telecommunications, retail, software, and social services in Canada, the USA and Chile. She has held senior IT management and consulting roles at Teck Resources, Business Objects, Placer Dome Inc., IBM, PwC Consulting and Andersen Consulting.  Bringing the power of information and technology in an easy-to-use way to all levels of business people – from executive to tradesperson – is a passion for her.  She is currently focused on expanding Goldcorp’s performance management solutions beyond the senior leadership team to the mine sites; she is also initiating the integration of financial and operational data in the enterprise analytics solutions.  She will discuss the importance of business driven data definitions in simplifying and clarifying the lineage and usability of data for performance management.

Dave Hewlett, Ideaca

A strong believer in the phrase ‘A good decision made on time is better than a bad decision made too late,’ Dave has spent over a decade leading large scale BI and Performance Management projects from start-up to success across a myriad of industries. Whether it be a program in the Airline Industry, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Government, or Mining, Dave believes that governance, process, and standards, coupled with an agile delivery framework, are the cornerstones for empowerment of data within any company, in any industry. Over the last year Dave has had the opportunity to serve as Program and Portfolio Manager for the Business Analytics Program at Goldcorp and will be presenting on the role that governance is playing in growing the maturity and success of Goldcorp’s Global Business Analytics Program.

Dr. Khaled El Emam, Privacy Analytics Inc.

Khaled El EmamDr. Khaled El Emam is the founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics Inc. As an entrepreneur, Khaled helped to start up five companies, all of them involved with data management and data analytics. He has worked in England, Scotland and Japan in various technical and management capacities.  At the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, Khaled is a senior scientist and leads the multi-disciplinary Electronic Health Information Laboratory (EHIL) team, focusing on de-identification and re-identification risk. He is a world renowned expert in statistical de-identification and re-identification risk, and is one of only a handful of individuals known to be qualified to certify the anonymization of PHI in North America. Previously, Khaled was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, and prior to that he was head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany. To commercialize the results of his research, Khaled co-founded two companies. In 2003 and 2004, Khaled was ranked as the top systems and software engineering scholar worldwide by the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research on measurement and quality evaluation and improvement.  Khaled was one of the first Privacy by Design Ambassadors, he holds the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa, and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University. He holds a PhD from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, King’s College, at the University of London, England.

Proceed to Registration 

Agenda and Location:

8:30 a.m. Networking & Registration
9-9:20 a.m. BCIT Education Information Session
9:20-10:20 Privacy Analytics
10:20-10:35 Break
10:35-11:35 Goldcorp and Ideaca – Case Study
11:35-11:45 Final Comments and Networking

The event will be held at:
Deloitte Offices
26 Floor Learning Centre,
Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

2013.09.28 – Announcement – Next Session Data Anonymization, Goldcorp Case Study, BCIT DW Courses

Please join us for the final information packed session of 2013. The November Chapter Meeting will include:

  • An educational update from BCIT
  • Data Anonymization by Dr. Khaled El Emam, founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics Inc.
  • A case study by Goldcorp & Ideaca

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Education Update: Kevin Cudihee, Program Head for part-time studies at BCIT

In this role, Kevin is responsible for academic integrity as well as operations and business development. Kevin is a champion for Part-Time studies at BCIT and enjoyes helping people achieve ongoing career success, one course at a time. His motto is “Start With Just One Course”

The School of Computing, Part-time studies covers software development, including web and mobile application development, database design and administration, networking design and administration, plus expert level end-user application training.

Abstract for Privacy Analytics, Dr. Khaled El Emam

Sharing and Using Personal Information for Secondary Purposes: An Enterprise Risk Management Framework Organizations are sitting on large amounts of valuable health, financial, and consumer data – whether they are healthcare providers, IT developers, insurers, governments or financial institutions. The analytical value in this data can be unlocked to improve efficiencies and to create new business opportunities if it can be used and disclosed. However there are key practical and privacy considerations which must be addressed in order to leverage this data. The purpose of this session is to describe a methodology for managing the risks of sharing and using personal information while addressing the key privacy concerns of anonymity and “stigmatizing analytics”. We will explore which information qualifies as “personal information”, including a review of how data can be re-identified, with reference to a number of recent real world examples. This will be followed by the presentation of a methodology that the attendees can use to assess and manage the re-identification risk of data sets. The methodology allows the sharing of high quality data that can credibly be claimed to be anonymous. Finally, the enterprise-level implementation of this risk management framework will be discussed in the context of a maturity model that can be used to evaluate organizational readiness and develop an implementation roadmap. In particular, governance mechanisms to address concerns about “stigmatizing analytics” or “creepy analytics”, especially that organizations are deploying new models for market manipulation, subliminal marketing, dynamic pricing practices, and where personalization is reaching new levels of sophistication.

Abstract for the Goldcorp Case Study by Ideaca

This presentation will be focused on how Governance was included as a cornerstone to the Goldcorp Business Analytics Program. In particular, this discussion will explore the role governance is playing in earning trust for the program, securing business involvement, and increasing the value of the services we are able to offer.

Watch for more details to follow for this and other events of interest including our next Tech Session to be held on Nov. 8th by QlikView.

Speaker Profiles:

Sandra Seres, Goldcorp

Sandra Seres, Director, IT Strategy, Analytics & Innovation, has been with Goldcorp since 2011.  Prior to that, she was a senior IT management consultant, working for over 20 years in diverse industries, including mining, utilities, telecommunications, retail, software, and social services in Canada, the USA and Chile. She has held senior IT management and consulting roles at Teck Resources, Business Objects, Placer Dome Inc., IBM, PwC Consulting and Andersen Consulting.  Bringing the power of information and technology in an easy-to-use way to all levels of business people – from executive to tradesperson – is a passion for her.  She is currently focused on expanding Goldcorp’s performance management solutions beyond the senior leadership team to the minesites; she is also initiating the integration of financial and operational data in the enterprise analytics solutions.  She will discuss the importance of business driven data definitions in simplifying and clarifying the lineage and usability of data for performance management.

Dave Hewlett, Ideaca

A strong believer in the phrase ‘A good decision made on time is better than a bad decision made too late,’ Dave has spent over a decade leading large scale BI and Performance Management projects from start-up to success across a myriad of industries. Whether it be a program in the Airline Industry, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Government, or Mining, Dave believes that governance, process, and standards, coupled with an agile delivery framework, are the cornerstones for empowerment of data within any company, in any industry. Over the last year Dave has had the opportunity to serve as Program and Portfolio Manager for the Business Analytics Program at Goldcorp and will be presenting on the role that governance is playing in growing the maturity and success of Goldcorp’s Global Business Analytics Program.

Dr. Khaled El Emam, Privacy Analytics Inc.

Dr. Khaled El Emam is the founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics Inc. As an entrepreneur, Khaled helped to start up five companies, all of them involved with data management and data analytics. He has worked in England, Scotland and Japan in various technical and management capacities.  At the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, Khaled is a senior scientist and leads the multi-disciplinary Electronic Health Information Laboratory (EHIL) team, focusing on de-identification and re-identification risk. He is a world renowned expert in statistical de-identification and re-identification risk, and is one of only a handful of individuals known to be qualified to certify the anonymization of PHI in North America. Previously, Khaled was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, and prior to that he was head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany. To commercialize the results of his research, Khaled co-founded two companies. In 2003 and 2004, Khaled was ranked as the top systems and software engineering scholar worldwide by the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research on measurement and quality evaluation and improvement.  Khaled was one of the first Privacy by Design Ambassadors, he holds the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa, and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University. He holds a PhD from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, King’s College, at the University of London, England.

 Registration will open after the Nov. 8th Tech Session.

Agenda and Location:

8:30 a.m. Networking & Registration
9-9:20 a.m. BCIT Education Information Session
9:20-10:20 Privacy Analytics
10:20-10:35 Break
10:35-11:35 Goldcorp and Ideaca – Case Study
11:35-11:45 Final Comments and Networking

The event will be held at:
Deloitte Offices
26 Floor Learning Centre,
Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Driving User Adoption for BI and Business Analytics Solutions

As we all know, a strong, foundational approach to Business Intelligence will support a broad range of information capabilities in an organization. While we often start with some basic reports and dashboards, there will come a point when the Business Intelligence assets can be leveraged to deliver on more advanced capabilities such as analytics or predictive modeling. In this case, we need to be considerate of how an organization can be positioned to be successful and reach a broad audience. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the current ideas and approaches used by organizations to support the adoption and evolution of Business Intelligence capabilities. This will include:

  • Cultural change
  • Communities of practice
  • Business Intelligence Competency Centers
  • Utilizing multiple BI technologies

Full presentation available here.

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Speaker: Richard Hines, TDWI Instructor, Partner at Ideaca

 

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May 25, 2012 Meeting

2012 TDWI Vancouver Chapter Dates

Mark Your Calendar – May 25, Aug 24, Nov 23

May 25, 2012  

TDWI Vancouver Chapter update: 9:00-9:10am

First Presentation:     9:10-10:10am

Title:    Driving User Adoption for BI and Business Analytics Solutions

Abstract:

As we all know, a strong, foundational approach to Business Intelligence will support a broad range of information capabilities in an organization.  While we often start with some basic reports and dashboards, there will come a point when the Business Intelligence assets can be leveraged to deliver on more advanced capabilities such as analytics or predictive modeling.  In this case, we need to be considerate of how an organization can be positioned to be successful and reach a broad audience.  This presentation will provide an overview of some of the current ideas and approaches used by organizations to support the adoption and evolution of Business Intelligence capabilities.  This will include:

  • Cultural change
  • Communities of practice
  • Business Intelligence Competency Centers
  • Utilizing multiple BI technologies

Biography:

Richard Hines, TDWI Instructor, Partner at Ideaca

Richard HinesA trusted thought leader in Business Intelligence, Richard has been immersed in the discipline since 1995, when he delivered one of the very first Performance Dashboards for British Telecom in Europe.  His depth of knowledge regarding technology and its strategic impact on decision making has made him a regular speaker at industry forums in Canada and the United States. He has held leadership positions in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and Canada. Richard has taught multiple TDWI courses, as one of only two Canadians certified to deliver their educational materials.

Coffee and networking break     10:10 -10: 30am

Second Presentation: 10:30-11:30AM

Title:    Learn how to maximize your return on Big Data

Abstract

Big data means all data, including both transaction and interaction data, in sets whose size or complexity exceeds the ability of commonly used technologies to capture, manage and process at a reasonable cost and timeframe.  The wealth of new data surrounding us can bring unprecedented business opportunities, but few organizations today are equipped to realize the full benefit.  Learn how to maximize your return on Big Data by leveraging emerging technologies like Hadoop.

Biography:

Rob Meyer, Informatica

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Rob Meyer is the Senior Director of Product Marketing of the Data Integration Business Unit at Informatica. He is responsible for all go-to-market activities for Informatica’s core data integration products including PowerCenter, PowerExchange, Metadata Manager and Data Services. Rob has worked for nearly twenty years in marketing, product management and engineering on business intelligence, integration, messaging and SOA technologies at startups and larger companies including Hyperion, Microsoft, Oracle and TIBCO.

Looking Ahead to    August 24th:

Double session on Mobility – don’t miss this one!

DOUBLE Presentation:

Title:    How to effectively manage mobility data through new and evolving analytics initiatives.

Abstract:

A discussion on Mobility ecosystem trends, the proliferation of data as a result, and the need to effectively manage this data through new and evolving analytics initiatives. Second half would be a case study of a current telecom client who is looking to monetize LBS (Location Based Services) and M2M (Machine to Machine) data with B2C (Business to Customer) and B2E (Business to Employee) clients.

Biography:

Andrew Szabo,    Senior Manager, Enterprise Mobility, Deloitte

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Over the past fifteen years, Andrew has worked with large North American energy, banking, telecom, manufacturing and defense firms, as well as federal and municipal governments in general strategy/technology consulting, process design and system implementations.  Andrew managed the  implementation of large scale  mainframe  and distributed based system implementations at Bank of America, Wachovia, Citi Bank, and Wells Fargo for more than 5 years.

Andrew also ran a national consulting practice at a large carrier where he was involved with strategy development and intricate system design for wireless networks (P2P and P2MP, public and private), mobility cost management, applications development, customer experience management, middleware and backend integration, process enablement and risk governance for Fortune 50 Clients.

Andrew’s main focus is to help clients with properly designed and implemented mobility strategies to transform a firm’s customer experience, bottom line and operational efficiencies.

Andrew holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Richard Hines

Speaker Profile: Hines, Richard

Richard Hines, TDWI Instructor, Partner at Ideaca
A trusted thought leader in Business Intelligence, Richard has been immersed in the discipline since 1995, when he delivered one of the very first Performance Dashboards for British Telecom in Europe. His depth of knowledge regarding technology and its strategic impact on decision making has made him a regular speaker at industry forums in Canada and the United States. He has held leadership positions in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and Canada. Richard has taught multiple TDWI courses, as one of only two Canadians certified to deliver their educational materials.

Managing Enterprise and Operational Analytics

Why Business Intelligence Just Became Complicated

In the early days of Business Intelligence, the focus was on awareness of the discipline and developing sound approaches and methodologies to ensure success and drive business value. Now, awareness is not a problem, but proliferation of the concept is. As more and more operational applications are including Business Intelligence capabilities out-of-the-box, how have the key concepts originally envisioned for the BI discipline come into question. In many ways, the original vision for Business Intelligence has both expanded and contracted. Regardless of whether one believes this to be a positive or negative, it is reality and we now need to ensure that we properly understand what this means for Business Intelligence initiatives and the future of the discipline in general. This session will cover:

  • How has Business Intelligence become complicated and what does this mean for current initiatives?
  • How can we manage Operational and Enterprise BI initiatives without impacting the business user community
  • Can we embrace BI-in-a-box, and maintain the integrity of one version of the truth?
  • What does the future of BI hold for information integrity and decision making accountability?

Full presentation available here…

Speaker: Richard Hines, TDWI Instructor, Partner at Ideaca
Date: Febraury 10, 2012

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