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Wednesday, February 15
 

8:00am

Registration & Silent Auction Opens

When you arrive at the Dalhousie Student Union Building, follow the stairs to the second floor where you will find our Registration desk. Sign-in to the 2017 Information Without Borders Conference and receive your gift bag.

Once registered, enjoy a continental breakfast and visit our Silent Auction in the McInnes Room. Proceeds from our Silent Auction help to support future IWB Conferences.


Wednesday February 15, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

9:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcoming remarks will be made by the Information Without Borders Committee Co-Chairs, Keri McCaffrey and Nicholas Manuel.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Fiona Black

Dr. Fiona Black

Professor; Associate Vice-President Academic, School of Information Management at Dalhousie University
Dr. Fiona Black became associate vice-president, academic in 2013 after a decade in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management, where she served as a professor, an associate dean and director of the School of Information Management. Having also been seconded to the role of director, academic programs prior to taking her current position, Dr. Black brings several years of academic and administrative experience to the role. Dr. Black’s... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

9:15am

Opening Keynote: "The Evolution of Digital Government Orthodoxy: 2006-2017"
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Amanda Clarke

Dr. Amanda Clarke

Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University
Amanda Clarke is an Assistant Professor with the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. From 2010-2014, Amanda was a Trudeau Scholar, an Oxford University Press Clarendon Scholar, and a Doctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2014, she completed a DPhil exploring digital government in Canada and the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford. She is currently researching... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

10:15am

Coffee Break
Wednesday February 15, 2017 10:15am - 10:25am
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

10:30am

Breakout Session: Communications
"The journey to digital government" by Natasha Clarke

Abstract:

A presentation about the digital government journey at Service Nova Scotia. The presentation will provide a practical perspective with lessons learned, and the risks and challenges associated with making the organizational changes needed to meet the changing needs of Nova Scotians

"Communicating a New Way: Issues and initiatives in support of Information Management and Open Government within the Government of Canada" by Adrian Cloete

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Clarke

Natasha Clarke

Executive Director, Digital Services at Service Nova Scotia
Natasha Clarke is the Executive Director, Digital Services at Service Nova Scotia. She has over 19 years of experience leading transformational initiatives for the public sector. Since 2009, Natasha has championed multiple integrated service delivery initiatives for Service Nova Scotia and its partners. These have included such notable bundles as “Electronic Birth”, “Restaurant and Accommodations”, and “Convenience... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Cloete

Adrian Cloete

Manager of the Outreach and Community Enablement team for the Government of Canada’s Information Management Policy Centre, Treasury Board Secretariat
After careers as a journalist and integrated marketing communications director in South Africa, the U.S. and Canada, Adrian Cloete is a grateful federal public servant who proudly serves the public and public servants through business-driven, values-based and policy-compliant engagement initiatives. Adrian manages the Outreach and Community Enablement team for the Government of Canada’s Information Management policy centre at the... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

10:30am

Breakout Session: Open Data
Speakers
avatar for Chevonne Lyons

Chevonne Lyons

Manager of Information Management in the Information, Communication and Technology Services Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Internal Services
avatar for Connie Michaelis

Connie Michaelis

Director of the Corporate Information Management Program, Nova Scotia Department of Internal Services
Connie Michaelis is the Director of the Corporate Information Management Program, within the Information, Communication, and Technology Services branch of the Department of Internal Services. In this role, she provides leadership and direction for information management in the Province of Nova Scotia. She is responsible for the development of information management strategies, policies, standards, and best practices in support of informed... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 224 Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

11:35am

Student Speaker
"From Big Data Analytics to a Smarter Public Service: A Call for Chief Data Officers"

Speakers
SD

Salman Dostmohammad

Title: "From Big Data Analytics to a Smarter Public Service: A Call for Chief Data Officers"


Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:35am - 11:55am
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

11:55am

Lunch and Poster Competition
Lunch will be served in the McInnes Room. During this session, graduate students will present posters related to the conference theme and to the wider field of Information Management. The Silent Auction will be open until the end of lunch.

Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:55am - 12:55pm
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

12:55pm

Student Speaker
"Making E-government Happen: Privacy & Security - Improving Service Delivery through Cloud Computing Security Framework"

Speakers
MF

Maryam Fazeli

Dalhousie University
Making E-Government Happen: Privacy & Security-Improving Service Delivery through Cloud Computing Security Framework
YP

Yashvi Pathak

Student, Dalhousie University
Making E-Government Happen: Privacy & Security-Improving Service Delivery through Cloud Computing Security Framework


Wednesday February 15, 2017 12:55pm - 1:15pm
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

1:20pm

Breakout Session: Social Media
"Under the Microscope: Government's Use of Social Media in Communicating Science" by Lori Harrop

Speakers
avatar for Lori Harrop

Lori Harrop

Public Servant in Residence (2014-2016), School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University
Lori Harrop is a communications strategist with more than thirty years of experience working at the senior levels of the public, private and non-profit sectors. An honours journalism graduate, Lori’s career has spanned a wide range of federal government departments and agencies, nine in all, that have included Health Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Jenna Jacobson

Jenna Jacobson

Project Manager, Ryerson's Social Media Lab
Jenna Jacobson is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Information. Her research is situated at the intersection of social media, branding, and community.  Jenna is the Project Manager for the Canada Research Chair project in Social Media Data Stewardship at Ryerson’s Social Media Lab. The 5-year project analyzes the practices behind and attitudes towards the collection... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Room 224 Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

1:20pm

Privacy Panel
A panel concerning Privacy. Moderated by Robert Currie, the panel consists of Dr. Ryan Whalen, Dr. Jackie MacDonald and Carla Heggie

Moderators
avatar for Robert Currie

Robert Currie

Professor of Law and Director of the Law & Technology Institute, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
Rob Currie is a Professor of Law and Director of the Law & Technology Institute at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. He is a specialist in international and transnational criminal law, and has published broadly about cybercrime, social media, electronic evidence and criminal procedure.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Heggie

Carla Heggie

Adjunct Faculty, School of Information Management at Dalhousie University
Carla Heggie has been working in information access and privacy for over 25 years, retiring from the Nova Scotia Provincial Government early this year after 28 years in the information policy field. She has spent many years as a presenter on the topics of information access, privacy, privacy risk, and the IAP profession. She is now concentrating her focus on the field of privacy, patient privacy in health research, and risk management through... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jackie MacDonald

Dr. Jackie MacDonald

Adjunct Faculty, School of Information Management at Dalhousie University
A member of SIM’s adjunct faculty and a part-time instructor since 2007, Jackie’s PhD research (U. Sheffield) examined health service managers’ oral information sharing to support decision-making and the related roles of credibility, relevance and value in information appraisal, and satisficing, finding and using just enough information to make the best decision in time to make a difference, rather than exhaustively searching... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ryan Whalen

Dr. Ryan Whalen

Faculty Member, Dalhousie University
Ryan Whalen is a faculty member of Dalhousie University’s School of Information Management. His research focuses on innovation policy, intellectual property law, and computational social science. He holds a JD from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and a PhD in Media, Technology, and Society from Northwestern University.


Wednesday February 15, 2017 1:20pm - 2:20pm
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

2:20pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:20pm - 2:30pm
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

2:35pm

Student Speaker
"Citizen Engagement in the Time of Big Data: The Social Media and Open Data Perspectives"

Speakers
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Scarlett Kelly

Citizen Engagement in the Time of Big Data: The Social Media and Open Data Perspectives


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:35pm - 2:55pm
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

3:00pm

Closing Keynote: "Statistics Canada: A Key Institution in Canada's Democracy"
Closing Keynote presenter is Wayne Smith

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith

Chief Statistician of Canada 2011-2016, Statistics Canada
Wayne Smith holds Honours Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. After a number of years working in the library and academic sectors, Wayne Smith joined Statistics Canada in 1981. During his 35-year career at Statistics Canada he served as Director of Communications, Director of Special Surveys, Director General of Regional Operations, Assistant Chief Statistician for Communications... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

4:00pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dominika Wranik

Dr. Dominika Wranik

Associate Professor, Schol of Public Adminstration at Dalhousie University
Dr. Wranik’s research interests revolve around the design of financing models, governance models, policies and processes that best support Canadian health care goals. Examples include her work on remuneration and managerial governance of primary health care teams, or her work on developing clear processes for the review of evidence in drug funding decisions. She works in close collaboration with academic researchers and health care decision... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
McInnis Room Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor