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 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

October 12 & 13th, 2022
Theme: Top Trends in Data Analytics to look for in 2023
Montreal, Quebec 

Previous sessions

May 25, 2022
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  • Daniel Carpenter, Research Associate, Conference Board of Canada
  • Mario Cantin, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Data Strategist, Prodago
  • Cari Covent, Vice President, Enterprise Data Strategy & Insights Enablement, Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Steve Mohammed, Vice-President, Data & Integration Technology, Canadian Tire Corporation

March 23, 2022

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  • Mukul Ahuja, Partner, AI Strategy Leader, Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada
  • Rena Rasch, Senior Manager, Predictive and Advance People Analytics, Medtronics
  • Michael Pascu, Senior Consultant, AI Strategy, Omnia AI Deloitte Canada
  • Noel Corriveau, Manager, Data Analytics and AI Strategy, Omnia AI Deloitte Canada
  • Kovi Padayachee, Lead, Omnia AI Deloitte Canada
  • Kathy Paul, Vice-President, Workplace Solutions
  • Brian Drewett, Senior Vice-President, Facility Management Office, BGIS
  • Ringo Ng, Director, Climate and Energy, Operations Services, Cadillac Fairview

Recent themes

  • Citizen Development
  • Advanced Analytics for Organizational Performance and Effectiveness
  • Enabling a Digital Strategy: What CDAOs Need to Know Post-Covid

Recent releases and events

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Surveying Automation Trends in Canada Major Forces 2022

Major forces are the trends that shape our world. They push our societies, businesses, and governments to recalibrate their decisions and pursue the opportunities they provide. For example, major forces such as climate change force businesses to become more sustainable, and an aging workforce requires governments to find creative solutions to social safety net challenges.

Issue briefing  |  22-min read
May 3, 2022

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Lessons From the Nordic Innovation Study Tour

Innovation is important at the firm level, as organizations that innovate successfully enhance their competitiveness and position themselves for growth. Canada exhibits relatively weak innovation performance, while Nordic countries are recognized as global innovation leaders. Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway all outperform Canada on The Conference Board of Canada’s Innovation Report Card, which examines various indicators of innovation capacity, activity, and results. This has been the case for several years.

Impact paper  |  30-min read
March 28, 2022

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Strengthening Canada’s Digital Defences

The cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, with Canadian organizations getting attacked every single day. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have accelerated their digital transformation. However, the perimeters of Canada’s organizations have changed drastically, thereby increasing their risk profiles. For this reason, cybersecurity must not become an afterthought.

Impact paper  |  34-min read
March 23, 2022

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Council for Chief Data and Analytics Officers

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

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