Sep 23–26, 2019
Annette Hester

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


Annette Hester 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. Until recently, 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 also previously 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. Mrs. Hester has extensive experience as a consultant 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), Ryan Hum (National Energy Board, Canada)
As new digital platforms emerge and governments look at new ways to engage with citizens, there is an increasing awareness of the role these platforms play in shaping public participation and democracy. This talk examines the design attributes of civic engagement technologies, and their ensuing impacts. A framework for better achieving desired outcomes is demonstrated with a NEB Canada case study. Read more.

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