Data Effect Speakers Include


The Data Effect
The Sheraton Wall Centre
Pavilion Ballroom
Vancouver, BC, Canada
March 11, 2016

Multi-billion dollar public and private  investments in health care are on the horizon. How can these investments — combined with our unique data sets — ensure that innovation in our health care system fosters better care and a stronger economy?

To answer that vital question, CityAge is organizing the sixth edition of The Data Effect in Vancouver on March 11th, 2016.

We will look at how to better link and use our data, to catalyze research and the technology sector. We’ll also look at how to design new health care systems and infrastructure, and to ensure that British Columbia’s major investments in technology and research translate into innovation and economic growth.

To date, more than 1,000 leaders from across North America and Europe have attended The Data Effect. This sixth edition of The Data Effect will continue to build the network of leaders who are achieving real progress in the use of data to build a better health care system.

CityAge is also announcing that the 7th edition of The Data Effect will return to Ottawa in March, 2017.

For further information please contact Marc Andrew (, 778 835 0633) or Miro Cernetig ( 778-865-1557) at any time.

7:30 am           Breakfast

8:30 am           Welcome by Conference MC:          Kirk LaPointe, Vice President, Audience and
Business Development, Business in Vancouver      
8:45 am           Session 1:        Data and the Hi-Tech Economy
Leading economies embrace data-led innovation to create powerful engines for economic growth. How can the effective use of data and information be a comparative advantage for BC and Canada? What are the strategies and partnerships to attract investment in the data economy? How do we develop, attract and retain talent? What are the methods to use data-related research to help yield insight from data, encourage entrepreneurship, and grow technology companies?

  • Paul Terry, President and CEO, PHEMI
  • Karimah Es Sabar, President & CEO, The Centre for Drug Research and Development
  • Scott MacDonald, ADM and Data Lead, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
  • Kate Wright, Director of Engineering, SAP Cloud Analytics

Panel Chair:             Greg Caws, President & CEO, BC Innovation Council

9:30 am           Presentation by:        Jonathan Bingham, Principal Investigator and Co-Founder,
Google Genomics

9:50 am           Presentation by:        Amy Schwartz, Leader, Health and Wellness, IDEO and Justin
Massa, Director of Business Strategy, IDEO

10:10 am         Presentation by:        Michael Matthews, Healthcare Analytics Leader for Canada,

10:30 am         Morning Break

11:00 am         Presentation by:        Mariya Filipova, Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem and
Alliances Lead, Deloitte

11:20 am         Session 2:        Data and the 21st-Century Urban Hospital
Data and the new tools in information management and design are revolutionizing how we plan, design, build and operate both existing and new hospitals. This session will review the best examples of hospital design — and building integrated health care clusters and neighbourhoods — from around the world. How can these ideas be applied for direct benefit in Vancouver and across Canada.

  • Ray Pradinuk, Principal, Architect, Stantec
  • Brendan Byrne, Chief Innovation Officer, Telus Health
  • Dianne Doyle, President & CEO, Providence Health Care

Panel Chair:        Jamie Sawchuk, Partner, Deloitte

12:05 pm        Presentation by:        Julio Montaner, Director, BC Centre for Excellence in

12:25 pm        Presentation by:        Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education, Province
of British Columbia

12:45 pm        Lunch

1:35 pm          Session 3:       The Data Effect and You
This session will look at the convergence of personalized health care, data and precision medicine. First of all, what’s the current status of these ideas? How is this a major business and research opportunity for British Columbia? In a new era of smartphones and the digital economy, how can we empower patients with better information: to both lower costs in the health care system and provide better care? How can BC and Canada be leaders in this major emerging global trend by better linking and using our data?

  • Malcolm Moore, President, BC Cancer Agency
  • Brian Forster, Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, LifeLabs; CEO, Excelleris Technologies
  • Rob Fraser, Associate Director, Personalized Medicine, University of British Columbia

Panel Chair:        Rachael Ritchie, Director, International Partnerships, Genome BC

2:20 pm          Presentation by:        Eugene Kolker, Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital

2:40 pm          Presentation by:        Paul Prescod, Chief Product Officer, Ayogo

3:00 pm          Presentation by:        Aslam Anis, Director, Centre for Health Evaluation and
Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) and Larry Lynd, Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences

3:20 pm          Session Introduction by:       Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University
of British Columbia

3:30 pm          Session 4         Growing Our Health Care Cluster
British Columbia — and Canada — is home to a fast growing research economy. How can we leverage the investments that are being made in our health care system to build an innovation engine for the country — and for the world? What business models can be layered into the health care system so that investments yield better outcomes as they create jobs and companies?

  • Diane Finegood, President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Bruce Carleton, Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme, BC Children's Hospital

Panel Chair: Greg D’Avignon, President and CEO, BC Business Council

4:15 pm          Invitation to Reception in Parksville Room

Prior Participants at The Data Effect Include:

  • AbbVie Corporation
  • Advanced Solutions, An HP Company
  • AdvantageBC
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Algonquin College
  • Americas SAP
  • Amgen Canada
  • Angus Reid Public Opinion
  • Astellas Pharma
  • AstraZeneca Canada
  • Baxter Corporation
  • Bayer
  • Bayer Inc
  • BC Cancer Agency
  • BC Cancer Foundation
  • BC Care Providers Association
  • BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
  • BC Centre for Disease Control
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network
  • BC Government
  • BC Government – Technology, Innovation & Citizens’ Services
  • BC Innovation Council
  • BC Medical Association
  • BC Mental Health & Addiction Services
  • BC Ministry of Health
  • BC Pharmacy Association
  • BC Public Service
  • Bedside Clinical Systems
  • Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
  • Beyond 20/20
  • Bitish Consulate
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
  • British Columbia Business Council
  • British Columbia Personalized Medicine Initiative
  • British Consulate General, Vancouver
  • British High Commission
  • Brock University
  • Business Council of British Columbia
  • Business in Vancouver
  • Cambian
  • Cambridge Memorial Hospital
  • CAMH
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Canada Health Infoway
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres
  • Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
  • Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Canadian HIV Trials Network
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
  • Cancer Care Ontario
  • CAPRA International Inc.
  • Cardiac Services BC
  • Cardiovascular & Stroke Strategic Clinical Network
  • Carleton University
  • Carleton University School of Computer Science
  • CDRD
  • CDRD Ventures Inc
  • Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences
  • Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
  • Centre for Research and Development
  • CGI
  • CIHR Institute for Health Services and Policy Research
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada
  • City of Kitchener
  • City of Surrey
  • Clinical Trials Ontario
  • CML HealthCare Inc.
  • Cogniciti
  • College of Pharmacists of BC
  • College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
  • Communitech
  • Compute Canada
  • Conquer Mobile
  • Contextual Genomics
  • Council of Canadian Academies
  • Deloitte
  • Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health, C&W
  • Discovery Parks
  • Doctors of BC
  • Down Syndrome Research Foundation
  • DSRF
  • Eli Lilly Canada
  • EOWC Eastern Ontario Regional Network
  • Ericsson Canada Inc.
  • Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Excelleris
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Fio Corp
  • First Nation Health Authority
  • Fraser Health Authority
  • FreeBird Connect
  • GE
  • GE Healthcare
  • Genome BC
  • Genome Canada
  • Genome Quebec
  • GI Society of Canada
  • GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Google Canada
  • Government of British Columbia
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Ontario
  • GSK
  • Health Canada
  • Health Informatics Institute
  • Health Research BC
  • Health Sciences Association of BC
  • HealthWizer
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • Hoffmann La-Roche Ltd.
  • Hoffmann-La Roche
  • House of Commons
  • HP
  • HP Advanced Solutions
  • HP Canada
  • HPCVL, Queen’s Univ.
  • HTX – The Health Technology Exchange
  • IBM
  • IBM Canada
  • IBM Global Business Services
  • IBM Healthcare
  • ICES
  • ICURS-Simon Fraser University
  • IDC Government Insights
  • Illumina
  • IMS Brogan
  • Industry Canada
  • Information Privacy and Archives, Ministry of Government Services
  • Infosys Limited
  • Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences
  • Institute of Population Health – University of Ottawa
  • Interior Health Authority
  • i-SEC Integrated Strategies
  • Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation
  • Janssen Inc
  • KFL&A Public Health
  • KPMG
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • LifeLabs
  • LifeSciences BC
  • Lunenfeld Research Institute Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
  • Marketing Performance Group
  • MaRS Discovery District
  • MaRS Innovation
  • MB Foster
  • McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  • McKinsey & Company
  • McMaster University
  • Medeo
  • Merck
  • Merck Canada
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center, BC Cancer Agency
  • Milrad Law Office
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Labour, Citizens Services and Open Government
  • Mitacs
  • Mitacs / Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Mitacs / University of Ottawa
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mustel Group
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • NDI Capital Inc.
  • NDP Official Opposition
  • Neil Squire Society
  • NetIQ
  • New Brunswick Department of Health
  • Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
  • Nursing, University of Alberta
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Ontario Brain Institute
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • Ontario Council of University Libraries / Scholars Portal
  • Ontario East Economic Development Commission
  • Ontario Genomics Institute
  • Ontario Health Study
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Oracle Canada
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Parkhurst Publishing
  • PC Lacroix Consulting Inc
  • Perinatal Services BC
  • Pfizer Canada Inc
  • Pfizer Canada Inc.
  • Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
  • PHEMI Health Systems
  • Phirelight Security Solutions Inc.
  • PHSA
  • Physician Information Technology Office (PITO)
  • Physicians Data Collaborative
  • Policy Exchange
  • Population Data BC
  • Positive Living BC
  • Premier’s Technology Council
  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • PROOF Centre of Excellence
  • Providence Health Care Research Institute
  • Province of Alberta
  • Province of B.C.
  • Province of BC, Government Communications and Public Engagement
  • Province of British Columbia
  • Province of New Brunswick
  • Province of Ontario
  • Provincial Health Services Authority – Child and Family Research Institute
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Public Safety Canada
  • PwC
  • Quantum Black and Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa
  • Quantum Ideas
  • Queen’s University
  • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton / Cygnos Information Security
  • Resonate Solutions Inc
  • Responsive Health Management
  • Retirement Concepts
  • Rick Hansen Institute
  • Roche
  • Rogers Communications Inc.
  • Rx&D – Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies
  • RX&D Guest, Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Sage Bionetworks
  • Sanofi Canada
  • Sanotron
  • SAP Canada
  • SAS Canada
  • SAS Institute Canada
  • Sault Ste Marie Innovation Center
  • School of Population and Public Health
  • SciNet, University of Toronto
  • SecondMuse
  • Self Care Catalysts
  • Senate of Canada
  • Sensory Technologies
  • SFU
  • SHARCNET / McMaster University
  • Shire
  • Sick Kids Hospital
  • Simon Fraser University
  • SkunkWerks iClinic Inc.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • South East Local Health Integration Network
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • St Michael’s Hospital
  • St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation
  • StarFish Medical
  • Statistics Canada
  • STEMCELL Technologies Inc
  • STEMSoft Software
  • Stonewood Group
  • SuccessFactors, an SAP Company
  • T4G Limited
  • Telus Health Solutions
  • The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division
  • The Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • The Centre for Applied Genomics, Hospital for Sick Children
  • The Gerri Sinclair Group
  • The JBL Group Inc.
  • The Mustel Group
  • The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
  • The Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia
  • The University of British Columbia
  • The Wire Report
  • Therapeutics Initiative
  • TR Technologies Inc.
  • Traction Creative Communications
  • Trudat
  • UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
  • UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • UBC e-Health Strategy Office
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • UBC Human Early Learning Partnership
  • UBC School of Population and Public Health
  • UBC, Faculty of Medicine
  • UHN
  • Université d’Ottawa
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • University Health Network
  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Washington
  • UOIT
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
  • Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Vancouver Sun
  • Vanedge Capital Partners Ltd
  • Verathon
  • Verisante Technology, Inc.
  • Wavefront
  • Wecker Associates
  • Western Economic Diversification
  • Western University
  • Workforce WindsorEssex
  • WorkSafeBC
  • WSIB
  • York University