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Speaker: Élise Legendre

Élise Legendre

Chief Data Officer and Director General, Data Policy and Transformation, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Élise was appointed Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Chief Data Officer in the summer of 2021.  She leads a small, passionate team of policy and IT professionals dedicated to harnessing and unleashing the power of data to improve service delivery and to support the sector’s sustainable growth.  

In 2003, after having worked in strategic marketing in the private sector for nearly 12 years, her career with the federal public service began as a Commerce Officer with AAFC.  She has since held positions in several branches, including Strategic Policy, Corporate Management and Programs.  She is passionate about the role of government and the impact it can have to improve the quality of life for Canadians.   

Élise holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC) and a bachelor’s degree in Arts, major in Political Sciences from Laval University (Sainte Foy, QC).   

Participating in: Enabling effective service automation with data governance

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