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Speaker: Kaveh Afshar-Zanjani

Kaveh Afshar Zanjani

Executive Director, Data Strategy, Chief Data Office, Canada Border Service Agency 

Kaveh is the Executive Director, Data Strategy, at Canada Border Service Agency’s Chief Data Office, where he leads strategic planning and implementation of enterprise data and analytics for the Agency. He joined the Agency in Spring 2020 as the Director, Data Science. His expertise is in use of data, analytics, and artificial intelligence to support and drive policy and operational decision making. He has been involved in analytics and data science for over ten years in both academia and government. 

Before joining CBSA, Kaveh worked at Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Chief Data Office, where he led the development of Departmental Data and Analytics Strategy. He has worked at a number of other Government of Canada departments, including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Employment Social Development Canada. He is a graduate of McGill, uOttawa, and Queen’s University. 

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