Please note that this schedule may undergo minor changes leading up to the event.



8:00–8:30AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:00AM Welcome & Introductions

Adam Lerner, Solvable | Charles Holmes, Solvable/CE Holmes Consulting | Brad Scott, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver | Shauna Sylvester, SFU Public Square

9:00–9:45AM Challenges & Opportunities in Data Innovation

Adam Wiener, Redfin, Sr. Vice President, New Business, Analytics & Marketing

Adam will tell the story of Redfin’s evolution and meteoric rise amidst the continued challenges of being a data innovator followed by a Q&A.

9:45–10:15AM Challenges Discussion

In table groups of five, participants will discuss challenges to maximizing the value of enterprise data. We will then come back together as a group to highlight insights from the table dialogue.

10:15–10:30AM Break with Coffee & Snacks

10:30–11:00AM How Data Mature is Your Organization?

John Hossack, Cardinal Path, CEO & John Prpić, SFU Beedie School of Management

Speakers will present the components of a data maturity model, and articulate the rewards of using a maturity model through industry case studies.

11:00–12:00PM Data Maturity Panel & Discussion

Jessie Adcock, Chief Digital Officer, City of Vancouver | Michael Fergusson, CEO, Ayogo Health | Peter McLachlan, Chief Product Officer, Mobify | Steve Oldridge, Research Team Lead, Plenty of Fish

In table groups of five, participants will apply the data management maturity model to identify the current stage of their organizations and the desired maturity stage. We will then hear a panel of three leaders from distinct industries discuss the challenges and opportunities of their current maturity stage.

12:00–12:10PM Open Space Primer

Charles Holmes

Charles will share the Open Space format, process, Law of Two Feet, and Principles to set the stage for the afternoon session. See

12:10–12:30PM Open Space Marketplace Opens

Participants who have a topic step into the middle or the room, announce their topic, and post their topic on a bulletin board. Participants will be invited to sign up for the topic they are most interested in.

Initial Open Space Topics (starting list):

1) Using open data, what is required to develop new services, products, and business models? | 2) What are the opportunities to leverage real estate data for greater value? | 3) How could we make data sharing partnerships easier between organizations?



12:30–12:45PM Open Space Signup

Everyone signs up for their marketplace topic of choice

12:30–1:30PM Catered Lunch

Assigned tables based on survey responses



1:30–3:00PM Open Space Discussions

Concurrent discussions will be facilitated by invitees who proposed topics. Participants will circulate between groups at will.

3:00–3:30PM Group Discussion

Participants will share highlights and key learnings

3:30PM Closing Remarks



4:00PM– Steamworks (Wine Room)

Sponsored drinks and food

375 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8