The Data Effect Vancouver:

The Next Evolution in Health:
Our AI & Health Data Opportunity

In-person Summit | Vancouver, BC
June 25, 2024, 8:30 a.m -3:00 p.m PT

Our AI & Health Data Opportunity

BC and Canada can leverage new investments in health data platforms, hospitals and research to build the world’s leading health science ecosystem. 

But it all starts with quality data. 

On June 25, The Data Effect returns to Vancouver to explore how new approaches in health data stewardship and AI – in combination with innovations in health campus design and life science research – can drive better health services in Canada and build our global profile. 

This is a unique opportunity to explore the convergence of physical space and AI-led digital innovation that’s the future of health. Join an audience of leading health and life-science executives, researchers and technology leaders from Vancouver and across Canada.

Event Tickets

Each event ticket includes:
a light breakfast with coffee, admission to all keynote and panel discussions, networking opportunities, a live Q&A session, and lunch.

The Data Effect Vancouver will cover:

Data platforms: how to drive timely access to high-quality health data that fuels innovation and improved services

Building data governance models so that AI/ML can be applied to accelerate research, and that data can be shared among research and clinical use cases

The data + AI opportunity in genomics

Specific presentation on technology to meet future goals

Indigenous approaches to data sovereignty and data sharing, and their importance and application to our health system

How to build effective data partnerships across major research institutions and government

Data strategies to help prepare for a quick response to future pandemics


Speakers will include:

David Castle

University of Victoria

Victoria Lee

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Fraser Health


Associate Deputy Minister, Health Sector Information, Analysis and Reporting,
B.C. Ministry of Health

Steven Tam


David Seymour

Vice President and General Manager,
Microsoft Vancouver,

HAndol Kim

Co-Founder & CEO,
Variational AI

Alexandra Greenhill

Founder | CEO | Chief Medical Officer,
Careteam Technologies Inc.

Will Hsiao

Associate Professor,
Simon Fraser University

with More to be announced soon...

The Venue

837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6
Business Casual Attire (no athletic wear) is suggested.

The Event Agenda

8:00 AM

Arrival Coffee

8:30 AM

Welcome by Conference MC & Land Acknowledgement

8:45 AM

Opening Presentation

9:05 AM

Panel 1: The State of Our Data Platforms

Several projects are underway in BC to build and link provincial data sets for the benefit of researchers and health science. What principles of data stewardship should guide their design in areas like genomics and clinical research, so that we can improve digital services for patients?

9:40 AM


10:00 AM


Martin Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Sector Information, 

Analysis and Reporting, B.C. Ministry of Health

10:20 AM

Break #1

10:40 AM

Panel 2: New Drivers of Health Innovation

An industry-led panel of firms investing in Vancouver’s new health campus and health economy. This session will address how to build and attract world-class talent, deliver improved health services, and position Vancouver’s global health science brand.

11:15 AM


Steven Tam, Partner, INQ Law

11:30 AM

Break #2

12:30 PM


12:45 PM


1:00 PM

Panel 3: Homegrown Health Startups

BC is developing applications of AI and digital health with global impact. How can we accelerate the growth of these firms at the same time as we use AI to improve health services in Canada?

1:30 PM


3:00 PM

Networking Reception

All times PT, Subject to change


We'd love to chat! Reach out to us to learn more about sponsorship and speaking opportunities.


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