FREE Webinar: Harness Big Data

Come hear from CANARIE’s President and CEO, Jim Ghadbane on October 16th at 1 pm ET.

Managing and protecting data, and evolving the digital research infrastructure required to move, store, process and reuse these data, continues to present challenges for Canada’s higher education communities. The recent $572.5M “Harnessing Big Data” federal investment in Budget 2018 is an indication of the federal government’s focus on this issue.

In partnership with CAUBO, CANARIE will deliver a 90-minute webinar to raise Vice-presidents Administration and Finance’s awareness and understanding of the most recent developments in this critical area, including:

Data Security:

  • An update on the Shared Security Operations Center (SOC) initiative being implemented by six universities;
  • Changes to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and how they impact universities.

Long-Term Data Preservation and Data Discovery:

  • The challenges of creating a strategy for, and funding the infrastructure required to support, long-term data preservation and data discovery systems and processes, and the impact of these systems on institutions and researchers

Funding and Service Delivery Ecosystem:

  • The evolution of the funding and service delivery ecosystem, provincially, federally, and institutionally and what it could mean for your institution.


For over 25 years, CANARIE’s has focused on strengthening Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure to support world-class research and innovation.  Through its recent mandate renewal proposal, CANARIE is focussing on cyber-security initiatives, among others, in order to support the research enterprise in Canada.