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.

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

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

Innovation Report Card 2021

Innovation is important, but Canada continues to exhibit relatively weak innovation performance. Volatile resource prices, changing demographics, and increasing economic protectionism are exposing Canada’s business innovation weakness and generating pressure to become more innovative in the coming years.

Online experience  |  11-min read
June 28, 2021

Responding to Automation: Building a Cleaner Future

Could the clean economy offer brighter futures for workers at risk of automation? In a previous study, we identified 92 occupations at a high risk of automation with few desirable opportunities to transition into lower-risk ones. These high-risk, low-mobility (HRLM) occupations account for one in five employees in Canada. Is your industry vulnerable to automation?

Online experience  |  8-min read
June 3, 2021
Client—Future Skills Centre

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Council for Chief Data and Analytics Officers

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

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