2017 CANADIAN OPEN DATA  SUMMIT  AT EDMONTON ON 12-14 JUNE 2017

2017 CANADIAN OPEN DATA SUMMIT

Canadian Open Data Awards 2017 - Call for Nominations

ABOUT CANADIAN OPEN DATA SUMMIT 2017

The Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) is an annual event where the most pressing challenges facing the open data and open government communities are addressed on a national scale.

 

CODS 2016 was hosted in Saint John, New Brunswick and previous attendees include federal, provincial and municipal government

policy makers, private business, civic technology groups, academics, students and open data enthusiasts.

 

The CODS 2017 will be built on the successful experience of CODS 2016, and will focus on open data analytics, partnerships and crowdsourcing.

 

CODS 2017 will be hosted in Edmonton, Alberta and is anticipating between 300 and 400 open data enthusiasts this year.

2017 SUMMIT THEMES

OPEN DATA & ANALYTICS - MAKING DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS

Unlock Open Data Value with Analytics

Unlock economic value and unlimited possibilities by applying advanced analytics to both open and proprietary knowledge

 

Open Data and Business Development

Embrace the power of open data at cultural and technology levels to help businesses of all sizes adapt and thrive

 

Open Government & Data Journey

As open data matures in Canada, it is helpful to share your open data  journey with others. We want to know what works and what doesn’t work for your
organization and how you measure open data progress

 

Capacity/Culture Building

Identify catalysts and methodologies that build open data & analytic culture and convene stakeholders

 

Open Data & Analytics Toolbox

Identify user-friendly and financially feasible tools to accelerate open data and analytics utilization in organizations

 

Impacts on Policy & Privacy

Exploring the emerging impacts of open data and analytics on government policies, such as privacy and the right to be forgotten

OPEN DATA PARTNERSHIPS - HOW TO MAKE EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION A REALITY

Multi-level Government Collaboration

Expand collaboration across multi-level government and harmonizing the delivery of open data

 

Open Science

Maximize scientific community access to government data and encourage greater collaboration

 

Private Sector Partnerships

Generate advanced and evidence-based business development through the use of open data

 

Partnership Health Care  Case Studies

Demonstrate how open data could be helpful to advance health care program and service planning

 

Smart & Resilient City 

Driving smart & resilient city innovation with open data and open sensor data

 

Data Sharing Applications

Open data could be utilized in different sectors and situations. Please share your creative open data uses with us!

CROWDSOURCING - CITIZEN SCIENCE EXPLORED

Urban Mobility

It is the way people move in the City.  Urban Mobility has become an important indicator to measure live quality in big urban cities

 

Beyond Hackathons

Finding sustainable ways to grow ideas and products emerged from Hackathons is key to success

 

Citizen Engagement

Open dialogue begins by enhancing the availability of data and information to inform active civic participation;  it matures when citizens are empowered to participate in decision-making processes

 

Privacy in Crowdsourcing

Privacy protection is an evolving field as the use of open data rises in different conditions. It is crucial to know how data creators, suppliers and consumers can respect the needs of all people

 

Crowdsourcing Applications

Showcase your crowdsourcing applications to everyone! Theoretical or practical cases all welcomed

 

Social Media as Open Data

Reveal how social media information could enhance organizational performance

ABOUT OPEN DATA

WHAT IS OPEN DATA?

Open Data is a practice that makes data freely available, easy to access, and most importantly, simple for the public to use in machine-readable formats.

Open data can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone.

 

 

ABOUT CITY OF EDMONTON

CITY OF EDMONTON'S OPEN DATA PROGRAM

As the capital of Alberta, Canada, Edmonton aspires to fulfill its role as a preeminent global city: innovative, inclusive and engaged. Building such a city takes foresight, planning and active participation by its citizens. A great city is an open city.

DISCOVER OPEN CITY INITIATIVE
450

Participants

18

TOPICS

27

SESSIONS

35

SPEAKERS

HURRY UP! Only 216  SEATS REMAINING CURRENTLY…

Seats are limited for this popular national open data summit. Get your summit ticket today!

WHY ATTEND ?

Accelerate your open data knowledge with the latest topics, tools, and trends presented by the best practitioners in the field
Superior Content & Training
  • Many topics to choose from including 27+ talks and 3 pre-summit events all under one roof
  • Learn from the best and brightest in open data to accelerate your learning and insights

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Superior Networking
  • Connect with 450 fellow open data activists, presenters, innovators, practitioners, and influencers
  • Meet executives and decision-makers from multiple industries who uses open data to transform their industries
  • Attend multiple networking events including breaks, lunches, and evening receptions

DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING SUMMIT AND OPPORTUNITIES!

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Further Keynote speakers will be added as they are confirmed. Stay tuned!

CONTACT US

Global Leader

Hazem Galal

Health Analytic Expert

Tim Murphy

Privacy Expert

Jill Clayton

FOIP Expert

Linda Sahli

Getting Excited? More Excellent Speakers Are Coming!

Chief Analytic Officer

Stephane Contre

Open Government Leader

Jean-Noé Landry

Civic Tech Leader

Geoff Zakaib

OUR SPEAKERS

Further speakers will be added as they are confirmed. Stay tuned!

CONTACT US

SUMMIT AGENDA

PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOP/SEMINAR

Monday, June 12, 2017 - Canadian Open Data Summit

08:00AM

Registration

08:00AM - 08:30AM

10:00AM

Workshop #1 - Open Data 4 Impact

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Edmonton Tower – Room 310

Targeted towards nonprofit, community and social organizations, the objectives of this workshop are to share experiences and effective tools to create, collect, and use data, to help solve the complex issues for which our organizations exist. Specifically,

  • To raise awareness of the value of data sharing at the organizational and sector level;
  • To provide frameworks that would be helpful to organizations in the development of plans to enable the effective use of data;
  • To increase capacity by providing techniques and tools for participants to understand how to collect and use data in their organizations and the sector;
  • To introduce the concept of Community Data Collaboratives – where organizations collaborate around complex issues collecting and sharing data in support of their missions, measurement, and outcomes.
9:00AM

Government of Canada - Open Government Session (Invite Only)

9:00AM - 12:00PM

 City Hall – Heritage Room

12:00PM

“Make that Data Sing” – Practical Approaches for Open Data Visualization using Tableau

12:00PM - 2:00PM

 City Hall – Heritage Room

1:00PM

Workshop #2 - Data for Dollar: CODS Edition

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Edmonton Tower – Room 380

Data to Dollars is a hands-on workshop that gives marketers, product managers, analysts, data scientists and other business people the tools they need to discover and use awesome free data to grow their business.

3:30PM

Smart City Seminar - The Future of Urban Service

3:30PM - 5:30PM

Edmonton Tower – Room 380

The goal of this event is to facilitate knowledge exchange regarding the smart city and global practices.

04:00PM

Summit Registration & Networking Session sponsored by ODX

04:00PM - 08:00PM

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel

day 1 agenda

Tuesday, june 13, 2017 - Canadian Open Data Summit

7:30AM

Breakfast & Registration

7:30AM - 8:00AM

Come Join us for a delicious breakfast and pick up your swag bag for the Summit!

8:00AM

Opening Remark - Mayor Don Iveson

8:00AM - 8:30AM

8:30AM

Edmonton, the New Open by Wendy Gnenz

8:30AM - 9:15AM

9:15AM

Opening Speaker: Open Data & Open Government Overview by Beth Blauer

9:15AM - 10:00AM

10:00AM

Showcase Presentation:Transforming Ocean Observations into Open Data and Knowledge for Canada by Reyna Jenkyns

10:00AM - 10:45AM

10:45AM

Coffee Break

10:45AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM

Showcase Presentation: Open Data in Healthcare by Tim Murphy

11:00AM - 11:45AM

11:45AM

Keynote Speaker: Delivering the New Urban Agenda by Hasem Galal

11:45AM - 12:30PM

12:30PM

Lunch

12:30PM - 1:00PM

01:00PM

Breakout Session #1A - Open Data Overview

01:00PM - 02:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall A + B

  1. Aligning Open Data Across Canada by Jordan Zed
  2. Challenges & Opportunities in Expanding & deepening collaborative partnerships with government across Canada by Open North (Jean-Noé Landry)
1:00PM

Breakout Session #1B - Open Data Journey

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall C

  1. Statistics Canada’s Approach to Open Data by Statistics Canada (Bill Joyce)
  2. 2011-2017 the Open Data Journey of Montreal by City of Montreal (Stéphane Guidoin)
1:00PM

Breakout Session #1C - Open Data Collaboration

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Lacombe

Employment Ontario Open Data: Opening the door to collaboration by Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (Christine Hagyard)

1:00PM

Breakout Session #1D - Open Data Culture

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Capacity, Culture, and Community: The 3C’s of Open Data in Public Library Services by Edmonton Public Library (Raquel Mann)

02:00PM

Breakout Session #2A - Open Data Adventure

02:00PM - 03:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall A + B

Adopting the International Open Data Charter

  • Ontario TBS
  • GoC TBS
  • City of Edmonton
2:00PM

Breakout Session #2B - Open Data Partnership

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall C

  1. Multi-level Collaboration: Cities, agencies, region, province – working together by City of Montreal (Stéphane Guidoin)
  2. Building effective partnership by Soumya Ghosh
  3. Cultivating a Rural Open Data Community of Practice by Ian Parfitt
2:00PM

Breakout Session #2C - Open Data Platforms

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Lacombe

  1. City of Calgary Open Data Portal Usability study by City of Calgary (Janusz Gawor)
  2. Open Government & the Data Journey by Spatial Data Systems (Gerry Tychon)
  3. An Open Data Platform for Big Data Analytics by Andres Dorado
2:00PM

Breakout Session #2D - Open Data & Indigenous

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Open Data & First Nations in an Era of Reconciliation by Christine Climenhage

03:00PM

Power Break

03:00PM - 03:15PM

03:15PM

Breakout Session #3A - Open Data Partnership

03:15PM - 04:45PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall A + B

  1. Private Sector Reuse of Open Government Data by Mélanie Robert
  2. Open Data 150 by Michael Chan
3:15PM

Breakout Session #3B - Building Open Data Culture in the Organization

3:15PM - 4:45PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall C

Changing Culture through Training & Education by Jaimie Boyd

3:15PM

Breakout Session #3C - Taking Open Data to the Next Level

3:15PM - 4:45PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Lacombe

Data Looks Better Naked: Ensuring Your Visuals are Revealing by Joey Cherdarchuk (Darkhorse Analytics)

3:15PM

Breakout Session #3D - Open Data & Public Engagement

3:15PM - 4:45PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Making Citizen Voices Heard by Rebecca Marland

06:30PM

Award Ceremony & Networking Sponsored by Telus @ City Hall

06:30PM - 08:00PM

day 2 agenda

Wednesday, june 14, 2017 - Canadian Open Data Summit

7:30AM

Breakfast

7:30AM - 8:00AM

Come Join us for a delicious breakfast and meet other wonderful summit attendees!

8:00AM

Breakout Session #1A - Open Data & Analytics

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall A + B

  1. Overview of what analytics and visualization can do for municipal government by Stephane Contre
  2. Open Data – Beyond Download by Karen Stewart
8:00AM

Breakout Session #1B - Open Data & Climate Change

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall C

  1. The Metadata Challenge to Open Scientific Data by Environment and Climate Change Canada
  2. Air/Water quality by COE
  3. Open Ocean Data by Reyna Jenkyns (Ocean Network Canada)
8:00AM

Breakout Session #1C - Civic Tech Movement

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Lacombe

Civic Tech: voices of a growing movement in Canada by Gabe Sawhney (Code for Canada)

8:00AM

Breakout Session #1D - Open Data & Smart City

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Alberta Smart City Alliance

9:00AM

Breakout Session #2A - Open Data Application 1

9:00AM - 10:00AM

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall A + B

  1. Home Value at the Corner of Heart & Smart by TruHome
  2. Open Data – the future of global economies by GODAN
  3. Transit App Development by Léo Frachet (Transit App)
9:00AM

Breakout Session #2B - Open Data Application 2

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall C

  1. Labor Market information system in Quebec by Emploi-Quebec
  2. Open Data Areas Alberta: Data Access Fuelling Innovation
    Alberta Data Partnerships
  3. Federal Geospatial Platform – Collaborating to achieve open geospatial data by Andrew Moore
9:00AM

Breakout Session #2C - Civic Tech Movement

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Lacombe

Citizen volunteers and civic technology in Edmonton by BetaCityYeg

9:00AM

Breakout Session #2D - Open Data & Positive Social Impact

9:00AM - 10:00AM

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Nonprofits + Open Data = New Perspectives by Data for Good

10:00AM

Coffee Break

10:00AM - 10:15AM

10:15AM

Breakout Session #3A - Crowdsourcing

10:15AM - 11:15AM

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall A + B

  1. Data Partnership and crowdsourcing to improve traffic by City of Montreal
  2. Crowdsourcing with Statistics Canada: a pilot project to explore new frontiers in data collection, mapping, and open data by Statistics Canada
  3. Crowdsourcing projects by Ashleigh Hoey ( Public Health Agency)
10:15AM

Breakout Session #3B - Open Data Challenges

10:15AM - 11:15AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Hall C

  1. Transparency & privacy: health regulator limits and opportunities for open data by College & association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  2. What happens to information gathered by investigative journalists afterward? By Center of Investigative Journalism of the Americas
  3. Fight for Democracy: open data vs the post-fact world by Open Data Institute Ottawa
  4. Decision Making at City Hall as Open Data by Kyle Geske
10:15AM

Breakout Session #3C - Open Information

10:15AM - 11:15AM

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Lacombe

Proactive Disclosure: Extending beyond open data to open information by Mark Diner

10:15AM

Breakout Session #3D - Open Data & Positive Social Impact

10:15AM - 11:15AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Data Collaboratives as enablers of Social Innovation by Geoff Zakaib

11:20AM

Showcase Presentation: Privacy & Open Data by Jill Clayton & Linda Sahli

11:20AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

Lunch

12:00PM - 12:30PM

12:30PM

Showcase Presentation : Open Data from Facebook

12:30PM - 1:15PM

1:15PM

Keynote Speaker: The Hero is in the government, now what? Unsung reflections of what it takes to be #1 on GODI16 - TH Schee

1:15PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM

Closing Speaker: Open Data, Technological Citizenship and Imagined Futures by Dr. Tracey Lauriault

2:00PM - 2:45PM

2:45PM

Code for Canada Announcement & Closing Remark - Wendy Gnenz

2:45PM - 03:15PM

PRE-SUMMIT EVENTS

Data 4 Impact

Event Objectives

The goal of this event is to improve collaboration between community, government and academia regarding data collection and use for shared value to make our communities and organizations better.

After completing the workshop you will be able to:

  • Increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations to evaluate their programs and communicate their why through effective use of data;
  • Provide tools for participants to better understand how to collect, find, and use data to make their organization and community better;
  • Initiate the Community Data Collaboratives – where organizations collaborate around complex issues and collect and share data in support of their missions, measurement, and outcomes.

Data for Dollar: CODS Edition

Event Objectives

Data to Dollars is a hands-on workshop that gives marketers, product managers, analysts, data scientists and other businesspeople the tools they need to discover and use awesome free data to grow their business. Participants will learn the fundamentals of finding, manipulating, and analyzing open data to build and market products, make decisions, or otherwise improve their business.

After completing the workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand what government and business open data is
  • Explain how it can be used to develop, improve or market products and services and efficiency
  • Locate and identify which levels of government have the kinds of data you need, and
  • Load data into Microsoft Excel for review
  • Eyeball a data set and assess its quality and utility

Smart City Seminar

Event Objectives

Mr. Galal, a global expert in Sustainable Cities and Smart Cities will be leading this 2-hour seminar. The goal of this event is to facilitate knowledge exchange regarding Smart City and global practices.

After attending this seminar, you will be able to:

Understand what Smart City is

Gain in-depth knowledge in successful smart city implementations

Network with other smart city practitioners in Canada

Data 4 Impact Workshop

Six-hour workshop on June 12

$45

Data for Dollar: CODS Edition

Two-hour (1 – 3 PM) workshop on June 12

$45

Smart City Seminar

Two-hour (3:30 – 5:30 PM) seminar on June 12

$45

2-Day Summit Ticket (Early Bird)

Only available until March 14, 2017!

$250

2-Day Summit Ticket (Federal, provincial and municipal governments, agencies and boards should purchase regular tickets)

$195

2-Day Summit Ticket (Regular)

Only available until June 9, 2017

$299

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Useful Information

Accommodation #1

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – $125/night

10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1N7

Tel 780.428.6611 Toll Free 1.800.661.8801

Online booking link:

http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1757327&hotelID=85252

Block Code: 20170611ANA

For more information: www.chateaulacombe.com

Accommodation #2

MacEwan University Residence $70 – $90/night
11050 104 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 2Y9
E: stay@macewan.ca
T: 780-633-3623

Bachelor Suite: $70.00
Two Bedroom Suite: $90.00
Two Bedroom Suite (Individual Room Reservation) $47.50

For more information: http://bit.ly/MacEwanGuestTours

Official Airline Partner

Westjet is the official CODS17 airline partner and our summit coupon code will save you additional 10% on the base fare.

 

Please contact cods17@edmonton.ca for your CODS17 discount code today!!

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  • 2017 Canadian Open Data Summit
    12-14 JUNE 2017
    Monday - Wednesday
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    10111 Bellamy Hill Rd NW, T5J 1N7
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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