Sep 23–26, 2019
Annette Hester

Annette Hester
Senior Data Visualization Initiative Lead, National Energy Board, Canada


Annette Hester is a senior data visualization initiative lead at the National Energy Board of Canada. She brings innovative approaches to working with data. Through her company, TheHesterView, she assembles leading experts in their fields into teams that deliver excellence in data structuring and data visualization. The quality of the design in her work reflects decades of experience in advisory and strategic policy services. Previously, she was a faculty member of the University of Calgary’s Haskayne Global Energy EMBA, where she was founding director of the university’s Latin American Research Centre; she was a senior adviser to the deputy minister of the government of Alberta, Canada, and part of the energy and environment policy team for the leadership campaign that saw Alison Redford elected leader and premier. Annette has extensive experience as a consultant in the private sector and to governmental agencies in several countries of the Americas, primarily Brazil and Canada.


3:45pm4:25pm Thursday, September 26, 2019
Location: 1E 14
Audrey Lobo-Pulo (Phoensight), Annette Hester (National Energy Board, Canada)
As new digital platforms emerge and governments look at new ways to engage with citizens, there's an increasing awareness of the role these platforms play in shaping public participation and democracy. Audrey Lobo-Pulo, Annette Hester, and Ryan Hum examine the design attributes of civic engagement technologies and their ensuing impacts and an NEB Canada case study. Read more.
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