Ima Okonny

Chief Data Officer

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Ima, the Chief Data Officer at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), has over 21 years of experience in the field of data.

She has extensive experience with building the evidence base through the development of analytical databases and tools, implementing departmental data reporting and release strategies, data management, data privacy protocols and with forward-looking policy development and research.

Ima has an educational background in Mathematics, Computer Programming and Public Management and during her time with the Government of Canada, she has received several nominations and awards for her leadership and results.

She is passionate about helping organizations develop the capabilities required to ethically and intentionally unleash concrete business value from data.


G-Factor: The FWD50 Policy Pitch Competition

05/11/2021 13.20 - 15.30

Interactive TrackChannel 1Interactive session

Ever wish there was a competition for great ideas? Like Shark Tank or Dragon’s Den or The Voice, but for the best public service innovations? Governments around the world have policies on everything from how they test ideas, to how they collect feedback, to how they run meetings. But these ideas are often not shared across countries or jurisdictions, despite strong data-backed evidence that... read more