POSTPONED: Data Day 7.0: AI Next Steps and Everything Smart

Data Day 7.0 has been postponed in light of recent health concerns surrounding COVID-19.

The Faculty of Science sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this postponement may cause. Additional details will be provided at as they become available.

Carleton University continues to follow the advice of Ottawa Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada for the latest information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommendations for prevention. For more information, please visit Carleton’s COVID-19 website.

Event Program

8:00 AM Check-in and Registration
9:00 AM Official Welcome  Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University
9:15 AM Updates on Institute for Data Science

  • Frank Dehne, Director, Institute for Data Science
  • Matt Webb, Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Chair  Rafik Goubran, Vice President Research and International, Carleton University

Keynote Address  John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada

10:15 AM AI What’s Next?

Chair  Greg Adams, Vice President of AI Applications, MindBridge Ai


  • Johan Brannlund, Assistant Director, Bank of Canada
  • Craig Burkett , Senior Data Scientists, Lixar IT
  • Mike Cloutier, Canada Chief Data Scientist (Sr. Manager), Accenture
  • Matthew  Holden, Assistant Professor, Institute for Data Science
  • Kevin Thompson, Program Director for AI Design, National Research Council
11:45 AM Lunch | Poster Competition

Industry-Faculty Networking Session

1:30 PM Smart Everything

Keynote Address  Namir Anani, President and CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council

Chair  Larry Kostiuk, Dean of Engineering and Design, Carleton University


  • Rawan Alkurd, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
  • David Campbell, Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Matt Eason, Senior Data Analytics Strategist, City of Ottawa
  • Audrey Girouard, Associate Professor, School of Information Technology
  •  Colette Lacroix, Industry Executive Higher Education & Research Canada, IBM
  • Tracey Lauriault, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication
4:00 PM Reception | Poster Session Awards

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Thank you to the generous sponsors of Data Day 7.0

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