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 The Importance of Data Governance in the Public Sector

Chapter Event
3/21/2019 8:00 AM
3/21/2019 10:00 AM
Bay Adelaide Centre – Suite 4600 (46th floor), 333 Bay St, Toronto M5H 2S5 | Canada - Ontario
Session Overview

Public sector organizations are facing unprecedented challenges that require policy makers, leaders and suppliers to rethink how they work. The amount of data people and organizations produce every day is continually growing. In a report from Forbes Magazine in 2018, it stated there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day at our current pace, but that pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Over the last two years alone 90 percent of the data in the world was generated.

There is the Internet, Social Media, Communication, Digital Photos, online and mobile Service Providers and the Internet of Things all creating significant volumes of data every day. Given the amount of data now being produced and used by public sector organizations, improvements to the way in which they govern its use is needed to ensure any risks associated with data can be appropriated managed and mitigated.

Join us for this interactive session discussing key concepts around data governance, a maturity model for data governance and exploring some key challenges in developing an effective data governance strategy. This will be the first of a two part event, with the second focusing on data and analytics (register for Part 2 here).​

Speakers       - Michael Caesar, University Health Network

                        - Lydia Lee, KPMG

Michael Caesar, MBA, PfMP, PMP

Michael Caesar is the Executive Director for Data & Implementation Science at the Univeristy Health Network in Toronto. Michael brings over 20 years experience leading organizational change.  He has served in several healthcare leadership roles focusing on complex clinical change management, business transformation, clinical process improvement and enterprise and regional program management.  Michael has multi-sector experience across multiple organizations, including primary care, acute care, rehab, emergency and community care, delivering both strategic partnership and focused change management.  Michael also founded one of the first teams in Ontario focused on Lean/Six Sigma healthcare process improvement – driving change at both the hospital and Provincial levels.  Michael and his team have been awarded several international awards for quality improvement and change management - most recently he and his team were awarded the 2018 Project Management Institute’s Project Excellence Award for North America.  He earned his MBA from the Univeristy of Victoria, he was the first in Canada to receive the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) certification and he holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Lydia Lee, MBA, CPHIMS, CA

Lydia Lee is a Partner at KPMG Canada. She is the National Lead for Digital Health and CIO Advisory Practices. She has over twenty years of experience in health system design and technology-enabled business transformation. As the lead for KPMG’s Canadian Digital Health Practice, she focuses on digital health strategy, complex multi-organizational IT governance and shared services, clinical systems and infrastructure renewal, health technology innovation and advanced analytics. Previously, Lydia was the Senior Vice President and CIO at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada’s largest academic health sciences centre and learning institution, where she led all aspects of enterprise information management and information technology strategy and operations. Lydia is a Director on the HIMSS North American Board and former President of the Board of Digital Health Canada (formerly COACH). She was awarded the distinction of IT Association of Canada (ITAC) Public Sector Canadian CIO of the Year (2015) for her demonstrated leadership of provincial e-health initiatives that drove care integration and health system efficiency.


As space is limited, please pre-register on-line at the website noted below. Late registrations may not be accommodated due to space limitations. Substitutions are welcome.   

To register online, please visit the event website:

Phone: 416-223-5326


Bay Adelaide Centre – Suite 4600 (46th floor), 333 Bay St, Toronto Ontario M5H 2S5

Registration, Light Breakfast and Networking: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Presentation and Q&A:  8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


IIA Toronto Chapter Members - $64.99 (Plus HST)

Non-Members - $76.99  (Plus HST)

Students – Free if a valid student ID card is presented at the event

CPE: 1.5 credits

Please Note:  There is a cancellation policy in effect.

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