Annette Hester



Annette Hester heads TheHesterView Inc. and focuses on making data more approachable and effective. Her projects reflect her innovative approach in bringing together experts in their field to form teams that work together to deliver excellence in data structuring and in data visualization. Her work is notable for the quality of the design.

Ms. Hester brings decades of experience to her advisory and strategic policy services. She is a member of the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council. She has recently co-ordinated the development/creation of several new leading-edge data visualizations for the Canada Energy Regulator, which have already proved their worth in public forums. Prior to that, she co-ordinated a four-year project to develop an interactive data-rich website detailing the energy activities of Latin America and other member countries for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC.

In 2012, she served as a senior strategic advisor to the Deputy Minister of the executive council and the Premier Policy Director in the Government of Alberta, Canada.

Ms. Hester has a master’s degree in economics, and was the founding director of the Latin American Research Centre at the University of Calgary. She has extensive experience as a data and energy sector consultant for leading companies, governments, and multilateral institutions in several countries of the Americas.

Throughout her career she has written for a variety of multilateral institutions, academic publications and think-tanks. She was a frequent contributor to Oxford Analytica and has authored numerous articles in policy and energy journals.


The internet is harming society part two: How to fix it

04/11/2021 14.30 - 15.10

Breakout TrackChannel 1Breakout session

How to regulate the internet has been a blazing hot topic lately, with Germany, the EU, the UK, Australia, and now also Canada taking steps to curb online harms. It’s a complex landscape, with lots of room for error, and governments are picking their way through it gingerly and with trepidation.

So far, the conversation about how best to shape our experiences online has mostly been... read more