29 April - 1 May 2018

SAS (Canada) Institute, 280 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Day 1 (30 April)

8:15-9:00 Breakfast & Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome by organizers and by SAS
9:15-9:45 Presentation of the vision for comprehensive data science initiative
9:45-10:15 NSERC Presentation: NSERC Partnership Grant Programs
Speaker: Dr. Alejandra de Almeida, Research & Innovation Development Officer
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:45 Keynote 1: Creating a Data Science Centric Organization - Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Dr. Sallie Keller, Director, Social and Decision Analytics Lab and Professor of Statistics, Virginia Tech
11:45-12:00 Organization for break-out sessions
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Break-out sessions
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Panel: User perspectives of data science
          Panelists (alphabetical):
                    Michael Friedman, Scotiabank
                    Claude Julien, Statistics Canada
                    Brian Keng, Rubikloud
                    Brian Mereweather, Roche Canada
                    Eugene Wen, Manulife

Day 2 (1 May)

8:15-9:00 Breakfast & Registration
9:00-10:30 Break-out session reports
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Keynote 2: Building a Data Science Environment: A View from the Trenches
Speaker: Dr. Juliana Freire, Executive Director, NYU Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment and Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Data Science, NYU
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Discussion and next steps
14:30 Adjournment