Data Analytics in Nova Scotia

CARET, the Collaboration for Analytics Research, Education and Technology, is an organization dedicated to data analytics and developing talent in Nova Scotia. Caret has four key areas of involvement: technology infrastructure, curriculum development and delivery, research and development, and communications. With investment from IBM, as well as member organizations, CARET has worked to create new data analytics jobs in Nova Scotia, as well as creating new academic programs at Acadia, Saint Mary’s, and NSCC.

BDANS, the Big Data Alliance of Nova Scotia, is responsible for working with industry to promote innovation and growth in NS. The group is behind Big Data Congress Halifax and Education Day, an event to involve high school students with data analytics in Atlantic Canada.

You can check out the map below for locations where data analytics and machine learning are going on in Atlantic Canada. E-mail if you want to put your company on the map!




Who's Using Data Analytics in Nova Scotia?

Research Centers and Institutes:

Educations Programs:

Acadia University

Nova Scotia Community College

Saint Mary’s University

Dalhousie University


CARET – Consortium for Analytics Research Education and Technology

BDANS – Big Data Alliance of Nova Scotia

NSBI – Nova Scotia Business Inc.

NSRIT – Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust

DNS – Digital Nova Scotia

CC – Compute Canada


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Companies Using Big Data: