Canada Needs Standards to Support Big Data Analytics

CIGI Policy Brief No. 145

December 4, 2018

Standards can bring clarity on definitions, systems architecture, data ownership, grading, pooling, storage, disposal and set the bar regarding privacy and aggregation requirements. They are a necessary precondition for interoperability and commoditization to occur throughout value chains and across sectors. Canada has virtually no institutional capacity to develop standards in the information and communication technology sector. This policy brief proposes the creation of a standards collaborative that would be entrusted with the development of a standards road map to support big data analytics.

About the Author

Michel Girard is a CIGI senior fellow and an expert in the area of standards for big data and artificial intelligence.