Data Is the New…WHAT?

Wednesday, October 11 | 2:30PM–3:00PM CT | W184d, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
The purpose of this presentation is to share a landscape analysis of successful and unsuccessful strategies across Canadian/American universities from the East to West Coasts on their data-related initiatives. Data as a critical asset is becoming the most expensive and sought-out commodity from stakeholders for decision-making to cybercriminals for ransomware. This presentation will cover which mechanisms and controls are worth investing in through established programs and how to develop a culture of data as an asset. CanaData (Canadian Data) is a thing, as data sovereignty requirements are unique in Canada and mostly not well understood by US-based technology companies.


  • Jody Couch

    CIO & AVP for IST, Dalhousie University
  • Gayleen Gray

    Associate Vice President and CTO, McMaster University
  • Wency Lum

    Associate Vice-President University Systems & CIO, University of Victoria
  • Sandeep Sidhu

    Chief Information Officer, Emily Carr University of Art & Design