The third Data Analytics Conference hosted free for ACFO-ACAF members as part of the Joint Career Development Program will be taking place on February 5, 2020, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa with a webcast offered for those unable to attend in-person.

This full-day, hands-on workshop for members new to data analytics will include data visualization and Power BI demonstrations by Patrick Boily from uOttawa and Data Action Lab where participants may optionally bring their own laptops to join along in the exercise. The day will also feature other speakers from the Government of Canada to discuss the innovative ways in which they are using data analytics to fuel creativity and add value in the face of automation and artificial intelligence. Lastly, this is a chance for members to network with their fellow FIs from across the city.

Tentative agenda (subject to change)

8:00 – 9:00 Arrival and Sign-In
9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks

Neil Bouwer, Vice President, CSPS Digital Academy

9:15 – 9:30 Opening Remarks

Dany Richard, President, ACFO-ACAF

9:30 – 12:00 Data Visualization

Patrick Boily, uOttawa / Data Action Lab

12:00 – 13:00 Networking Lunch
13:00 – 13:15 Opening Remarks

Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General, OCG

13:15 – 13:30 Innovation Radar

Sarah Crowell, Statistics Canada

13:30 – 15:30 Power BI

Patrick Boily and Stephen Davies, uOttawa / Data Action Lab

15:30 – 16:00 Data Analytics in Internal Audit

Brian McKenna, TBS

16:00 – 16:30 Burning Questions from the Community and Closing Remarks


Registration is free for ACFO-ACAF members to attend both in-person and online. However, in-person registrations are first-come, first served, so don’t delay!

Please visit the following page to register:

You must be an ACFO-ACAF member to participate. Seats will be made available to auditors should they remain within the coming weeks of the conference.

Questions and further information

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Thank you and we look forward to hosting you.