PRE-SUMMIT EVENTS

Data 4 Impact

Event Objectives

The goal of this event is to improve collaboration between community, government, and academia regarding data collection and use for shared value to make our communities and organizations better.

After completing the workshop you will be able to:

  • Increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations to evaluate their programs and communicate their why through effective use of data;
  • Provide tools for participants to better understand how to collect, find, and use data to make their organization and community better;
  • Initiate the Community Data Collaboratives – where organizations collaborate around complex issues and collect and share data in support of their missions, measurement, and outcomes.

Data for Dollar: CODS Edition

Event Objectives

Data to Dollars is a hands-on workshop that gives marketers, product managers, analysts, data scientists and other businesspeople the tools they need to discover and use awesome free data to grow their business. Participants will learn the fundamentals of finding, manipulating, and analyzing open data to build and market products, make decisions, or otherwise improve their business.

After completing the workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand what government and business open data is
  • Explain how it can be used to develop, improve or market products and services and efficiency
  • Locate and identify which levels of government have the kinds of data you need, and
  • Load data into Microsoft Excel for review
  • Eyeball a data set and assess its quality and utility

Smart City Seminar

Mr. Galal, a global expert in Sustainable Cities and Smart Cities will be leading this 2-hour seminar. The goal of this event is to facilitate knowledge exchange regarding Smart City and global practices.

After attending this seminar, you will be able to:

Understand what Smart City is

Gain in-depth knowledge in successful smart city implementations

Network with other smart city practitioners in Canada