Reyna Jenkyns leads the Data Stewardship & Operations Support Team at Oceans Networks Canada, a major initiative of the University of Victoria that operates world-leading ocean observatories and data services. Her team is responsible for metadata management, geospatial services, data ingestion, and expedition support. In a previous role as scientific programmer, Reyna also generated data products and visuals for the NEPTUNE Canada network. She has been extensively involved in interoperability collaborations and working groups within the broader ocean data community.
She received her Bachelor of Mathematics in the Applied Mathematics Co-operative Program from the University of Waterloo, and her Master of Science in Ocean Physics at the University of Victoria. Prior work experience spans companies specializing in oceanographic monitoring systems, aerospace engineering, and information technology.
Jill Clayton is the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner since February 1, 2012. Ms. Clayton began her career with Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) in 2004 as a portfolio officer with the team responsible for ensuring oversight and compliance with Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). She served as acting director, PIPA, from 2007 to 2008 and director, PIPA, from 2008 to 2011. In June of 2010 Ms. Clayton was appointed Assistant Commissioner, responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of amendments to PIPA, particularly mandatory breach notification requirements.
Chaya Nayak is a Public Policy Research Manager at Facebook, where she drives data for good research initiatives around how to use data to generate positive social impact and address policy issues. Prior to her work at Facebook, Ms. Nayak was a Data Scientist on the Solutions Engineering team at a start-up Premise where she helped International Organizations understand policy impact through real-time econometric surveying. Most notably, she led work with the Philippines Government and the World Bank to monitor the economic impact of the Philippines Sin Tax Law in near real time as it was implemented. Ms. Nayak received a Masters of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley, where she focused on the intersection between Public Policy, Technology, and Utilizing Data for Social Impact.
Proven executive with great than 20 years of progressive senior leadership experience known for achieving high performance and delivering results in a variety of positions in health and health research organizations across three provinces in Canada. Demonstrated systems thinker who can strategically plan and effectively action complex initiatives, clinical and service improvements, quality improvement through open data and analytics.
Linda Sahli is the City Clerk for the City of Edmonton. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Science and a Law Degree, both from the University of Calgary. She has diverse experience in the Provincial and Municipal sectors including roles as a trustee, program planner, policy analyst, legislative advisor, and strategic and business planner.
As a modern Municipal Clerk, Linda provides leadership to the City in many challenging areas, including Council and Committee governance, municipal elections, census, quasi-judicial boards and tribunals, civic agencies and commissions, information management, and access to information and privacy. All of these functions are critical to upholding the principles of an open and transparent democratic government.