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Marc-André Faucher

English Marc-André Faucher graduated from the University of Sherbrooke with a M.Sc. in Remote sensing. Over the last decade, has worked on a variety of projects within the public sector, from mapping, GIS, remote sensing research, stakeholder engagement and collaboration development. Now, for the last 2 years, has been leading the Mapping on demand and…

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Terrie Barnhard

English I’m Terrie also known as Dutchie. I am an Elder from the Songhees Nation here in Victoria B.C.. Was taken from my family and home community in the 60’s (Sixtys scoop kid). I have been lucky to reconnect with my family and learn more about my roots. I am looking forward to welcoming and…

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Chris Madsen

English Chris Madsen is the co-founder, part-owner and Chief Executive Officer of QIT Plus, a software company that specializes in disaster and incident management solutions. She has over 35 years of experience in IT services and has worked with IBM, Compaq and ComputerLand. Her Company, QIT Plus is a Microsoft and ESRI partner and invests…

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Marissa Paron

English Marissa Paron is an Analyst at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat on the Information and Data Governance Policy and Legislation team of the Data and Digital Policy Sector within the Office of the Chief Information Officer of Canada. Her career in the federal public service spans more than 20 years, with the better…

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Benoit Deshaies

English Benoit Deshaies is the Director of Responsible Data and Artificial Intelligence for the Office of the Chief Data Officer of Canada, located within the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS). In this role, he oversees the development of the Directive on Automated Decision-Making the Algorithmic Impact Assessment (AIA). These policy tools aim to ensure…

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Anna Baird

English Anna Baird is an accomplished business transformation leader drawing on her customer experience consulting and technology background. Anna has held multiple roles in Google, currently sitting on the Canadian Leadership Team for Executive Engagements and Special Programs. Anna’s work spans skill building for Canadians across Cloud Technology and engagements with our Public and Private…

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Ima Okonny

English Ima, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Data Officer at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has over 23 years of experience in the field of data. As Chief Data Officer of ESDC, she works to enhance and advance Data Science, Data Management and Data Sharing to support ESDC’s policies, service delivery and results re11porting….

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Véronique Dufort

Français Au sein du Laboratoire d’innovation urbaine, Véronique coordonne l’équipe des données ouvertes et stratégie de données ouvertes de Montréal. Elle œuvre au rayonnement des initiatives municipales en données, de la gouvernance responsable au partage et la valorisation de celles-ci. Ingénieure en géomatique, son parcours l’a amené à développer une expertise municipale étendue, entre autres…

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Marie-Odile Melançon

English Marie-Odile Melançon is currently head of the Cultural Development Support division at the City of Montreal. At the Department of Culture for more than twenty years, she has held various positions and worked on numerous issues, including the network of cultural centers, cultural mediation, inclusion and diversity, statistics and cultural indicators as well as…

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Gea Mikic

English Gea is the Co-founder and Programme Director of Icebreaker One. She leads strategic programmes that focus on creating cultural change in how we share data across sectors, working in energy, water and finance. Gea has a background in disasters, urban resilience and languages with a particular interest in how we view and communicate risk…

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