SCC is bringing Canadians together to discuss standardization strategies
Digital data increasingly drives the Canadian and global economies. Governments, industry and citizens are eager to learn how to reap the benefits of data while managing security and privacy risks.
Standardization can help. National and international standards development organizations are modernizing methods for governing data. Canada is participating to maximize our impact through a collaborative approach to address this still relatively new challenge.
As part of this work, Canadian subject matter experts held a first meeting in March to assist in planning for the Canadian Data Governance Standardization Collaborative. This network will identify priority areas within data governance that could benefit from standardization, and over the coming year, deliver a comprehensive roadmap of standards that will benefit Canadian organizations and citizens.
“This type of strategic foresight initiative is crucial to the success of Canadian businesses as the sheer supply of data explodes,” said SCC’s CEO Chantal Guay. “Engaging Canadian thought leaders will help ensure that Canadians and our organizations benefit from standardization strategies across all industries and within the public sector.”
The following organizations were invited to attend the initial Collaborative meeting:
- Statistics Canada
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
- National Research Council (NRC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Element AI
- Borealis AI
- Joint technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 - Artificial Intelligence
- Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
- Standards Development Organizations Advisory Committee (SDOAC)
- CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canada