The Conference Board of Canada

Council for Chief Data and Analytics Officers

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From advanced analytics to AI, digital transformation is intensifying.

It’s changing the way we think about customer experience and employee engagement—and it’s changing how organizations deliver them.

But new technologies are just the beginning. Leaders must now consider life-cycle management, data governance, privacy, and fairness by design.

Stay informed. Connect with the best. Join the CCDAO.

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Who should join?

C-level executives who oversee analytics and data governance, machine learning, business intelligence, AI adoption, and similar areas within their organizations.

Key objectives

  • Explore emerging technologies and use cases in advanced analytics and artificial Intelligence adoption
  • Discuss privacy, risk, and ethical issues
  • Share best practices in program design and data governance
  • Acquire global perspectives on consumer and civic technology digitization

Benefits of membership

Thought leadership

Hear from invited Canadian and global experts.


Access an exclusive, independent network of senior data, analytics, and AI leaders from major private and public sector organizations.


Discover best practices through our immersive experiences—including roundtables, give-and get sessions, and knowledge cafés.

Current members

  • Bank of Canada
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Canada Life
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Co-operators General Insurance Company
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • High Liner Foods Inc.
  • Manulife Financial
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Symcor Inc.
  • Tableau Software

Member activity

Next session

November 3, 2021

Theme: Citizen development
(Agenda coming soon)

  • TBC

March 22–23, 2022

Theme: TBC
(Agenda coming soon)

  • TBC

May 2022

Theme: TBC
(Agenda coming soon)

  • TBC

Previous sessions

August 11, 2021

Theme: Delivering Analytics into the Flow of Business: The Tableau Innovation Vision

  • Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer, Tableau Software

June 16, 2021

Theme: New technologies for virtual customer experience and employee engagement

  • Dominique Payette, Lawyer, Legal Affairs
  • Rey Rezvani, Senior Technical Manager, AI, National Bank of Canada

March 30, 2021

Theme: Standing-up audit and assurance programs for AI, live agent and digital transformation initiatives

  • Hans Paul (H.P.) Bunaes, Founder of AI Powered Banking
  • Laila Paszti, Technology Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Brent Barron, Director, Strategic Projects, Knowledge Mobilization at CIFAR

Recent themes

  • Achieving ROI on new technologies adoption for best-in class virtual customer experience and employee engagement
  • Standing-up audit and assurance programs for AI, live agent, and digital transformation initiatives
  • Digital transformation for evolving business models

Recent releases and events

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Cyber and Privacy Review 2021: How the Pandemic Changed Our Tech Use

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about rapid changes to the workplace. Leadership needed to be agile in responding to remote work and new security challenges, both on and offline. With many more people working remotely during the pandemic, organizations suddenly faced cybersecurity challenges and privacy concerns associated with a decentralized workforce and rapid technology adoption.

Impact paper  |  17-min read
December 7, 2021

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Technology, Talent, and the Future Workplace: Canadian CIO Outlook 2021

Technology proved vital in helping businesses adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. Information technology (IT) infrastructure and collaboration tools were essential to help employees work together and engage with customers in the new virtual paradigm. Organizations need to determine how the bold actions taken to survive the pandemic fit into future operational strategies, rather than adopting a business-as-usual attitude.

Issue briefing  |  13-min read
December 7, 2021

A Better Yardstick: A Capability-Centred Innovation Framework for Measuring Innovation

The importance of innovation is well-understood. Aside from its direct benefits of improved productivity, economic growth, and job creation, innovation allows governments to spend more resources on support for policy priorities, such as education, health, and infrastructure. Another key outcome is the increased income resulting from successful innovation, which leads to a better standard of living.

Impact paper  |  30-min read
September 28, 2021

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Council for Chief Data and Analytics Officers

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