Carleton University's Annual Data Day – Celebrating the latest developments in Data & Analytics

For the third year in a row, staff from the City of Ottawa attended Carleton University's annual Data Day. The event this year took place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 and was held in the atrium in Richcraft Hall on the campus of Carleton University. This free event celebrates the latest developments in data science and analytics research within Carleton University, the local community, and Canada.

The event included presentations by Carleton researchers, government and industry experts, keynote addresses, and panel discussions. Presentation topics included artificial intelligence (AI) for public good, research opportunities, stories from local start-up companies and the future of data for the next decade.

In addition, there was a “speed networking” session where City staff met and networked with Carleton students and professors to discuss possible research and class study partnerships. These conversations help identify potential use cases and what data they would need from the City.

Service Innovation & Performance Department (SIPD) and Information Technology Services (ITS) staff had a table at the event to showcase projects related to the City of Ottawa’s Smart City 2.0 – Digital Services Strategy. Students, professors, government officials and industry professionals enjoyed learning more about the Digital Services, Strategy, Open Data program, Mobile App, Open311 application program interface (API), augmented reality, and ways to connect with the City. The event also provided the opportunity to promote the City as an employer of choice. City staff talked with the students about co-op placements and various careers they could have at the City.

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