Canada needs to address inequities in who has access to the power and promise of data science and advanced analytics, including by supporting training for grassroots, charitable and community organizations to collect, access and manage data, Kelly Nolan, an external affairs and equity, diversity and inclusion expert based in Ottawa, says in an op-ed.
Topic: big data
Canada needs to be prepared for the “tectonic shift” of intangibles powering new ways of delivering services that contribute more than three-quarters of Canada’s GDP, Bert van den Berg writes in an op-ed.
The Short Report: New Parliamentary standing committee proposed for science and research; new Protein Industries Supercluster projects; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding while Ontario increases it; boosting competitiveness of Canada’s mining sector; creating research internships for students; Canadian science for the Moon; developing small nuclear reactor technology; and more.
New data value chains and foundational standards are needed if Canada wants to transform into a digital economy: policy brief.
The CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) and the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) have partnered to work on issues like the need for standardization and better practices for data governance in the Canadian tech sector.
Vancouver’s new Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) opened its doors officially on Friday, December 7.
Expenditure-based measures have been the most successful and best used indicator of innovation to date because the data can be collected with minimal effort and maximum accuracy (not perfect) and interpreted without huge complexities.