Sep 23–26, 2019
Richard Evans

Richard Evans
Director General, Industry Statistics, Statistics Canada


Richard Evans is a 28-year veteran at Statistics Canada, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee). He’s an expert in high-frequency economic indicators, a transformative leader, and an architect and project executive of the CPI Enhancement Initiative. Richard is passionate about using data science and AI to create user-centric data products from big data sources and is a recruiter of tomorrow’s statistical leaders.


9:30am10:00am Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 06
Richard Evans (Statistics Canada)
Join Richard Evans to find out how Statistics Canada, Canada’s national statistical organization, created and put in place its first AI/ML team, applying Lean Startup principles and a proactive hiring strategy to formulate a strategy that within months was delivering production-ready ML models in a complex and demanding data processing environment. Read more.
2:30pm3:00pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 06
Moderated by:
David Boyle (Audience Strategies)
Richard Evans (Statistics Canada), Leah Xu (Spotify), Victoriya Kalmanovich (Navy), Moise Convolbo (Rakuten)
Often, the difference between a successful data initiative and failed one isn't the data or the technology, but rather its adoption by the wider business. With every business wanting the magic of data but many failing to properly embrace and harness it, we will explore what factors our panelists have seen that led to successes and failures in getting companies to use data products. Read more.
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