ITAC Health presents Big Data Analytics in Health Event

Wednesday, October 9 - 2013
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Where are the business opportunities for big data analytics in health?  How can you and your company get involved in this emerging marketplace?  Engage with your peers and experts in an interactive workshop to identify opportunities and assess the rising demand for big data analytics in health.  Join John Wright, President and CEO of CIHI and Chris Stirling, Analytics Partner for Deloitte UK as they discuss real opportunities and challenges for big data in health in Canada and abroad.  Work directly with your peers to identify opportunities and overcome challenges.  Learn how to effectively partner with governments, health care providers and other companies.



8:00 am Registration, continental breakfast and networking
8:30 am Welcome, Introductions and   Logistics Brendan Seaton, President,  ITAC Health
8:45 am Setting the Stage –“Big Data Analytics in Health – an emerging   marketplace” David Pattenden, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, Microsoft Canada and Workshop   Chair
9:00 am Keynote Address“Big Data Analytics and the Future of Health   Care in Canada” John Wright, President and CEO, Canadian Institute for Health Information
10:00 am Networking Break
10:30 am Panel of Experts“Opportunities and challenges   for Big Data Analytics in Health” Moderated by:      Derek Ritz, ecGroup Inc. 


Alex J. Mair, Director, Health Systems Use, Canada Health Infoway

Dr. Robert Fassett, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Oracle

Dan Gonos, Chief Technologist, HP Enterprise Services,   Healthcare and Life Sciences & HP Fellow

Dr. Karim Keshavjee,   CEO, InfoClin Inc.


11:45 am Keynote Address“A Global Marketplace for Big   Data Analytics: Experience in the UK” Chris Stirling, Analytics Partner, Deloitte UK
12:30 pm Networking Lunch
12:45 pm to 1:30 pm Luncheon   Keynote“Big Data eHealth Trends in   Massachusetts” Laurance Stuntz, Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech
1:30 pm Workshop   session – Work with your peers – “How   can Industry partner with government and health care providers to realize the   benefits of Big Data analytics in health?” Facilitated by Brendan Seaton
2:30 pm Workshop Summary and Closing“What did we hear today?    Where should ITAC go next with respect to Big Data analytics in   health?” David Pattenden, Strategic Partnerships and   Alliances Microsoft Canada and Workshop Chair

Added Event following the Health Big Data Event

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Massachusetts   Governor Deval Patrick, Pamela Goldberg, CEO of the Massachusetts Technology   Collaborative and Laurance Stuntz, Director of the Massachusetts e-Health   Institute will lead this roundtable discussion.   The Roundtable   Discussion has been developed as a part of the Massachusetts-Canada   Innovation Partnership Mission.  The mission’s objective is to   strengthen the state’s partnership with Canada and expand opportunities   between the two for economic development and to connect with companies   interested in doing business with Massachusetts technology companies.    The roundtable will be an excellent opportunity for ITAC members that are   interested in learning more about the Massachusetts Technology ecosystem and   discuss and identify opportunities for Canadian ICT companies. Massachusetts   Governor Deval Patrick


Pamela Goldberg,     CEO, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Commonwealth


Laurance Stuntz, Director,  Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech

Cost:                  ComplimentaryTo Register:    Click   Here



Date: Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Location: Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario  M5H 2M9 (MAP)
Time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: ITAC Members – $250.00 + HSTITAC Non-members – $300.00 + HST

Sponsorship opportunities are available.   Contact Micheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Event, ITAC – (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or


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For more information contact Micheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Event, ITAC – (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or or Elaine Huesing, Executive Director, ITAC Health – (904) 602-8345 x 2241 or (780) 991-6232 or

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