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.

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

32

TOPICS

37

SESSIONS

70

SPEAKERS

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!

SUMMIT AGENDA

PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOP/SEMINAR

Monday, June 12, 2017 - Canadian Open Data Summit

10:00AM

Workshop #1 - Open Data 4 Impact

10:00AM - 4:30PM

   

 

Jean-Noe Landry, Geoff Zakaib, and Nick Scott

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.
1:00PM

Workshop #2 - Data to Dollar: CODS Edition

1:00PM - 3:00PM

 

Joseph Bou-Younes

Edmonton Tower – Room 380

Data to Dollar 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.

2:00 PM

Public Sector Digest and Open Data Exchange Drop In

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

      

 

Linda Wilson, Tyler Sutton, and Kevin Tuer

Edmonton Tower – Room 340

Invitation to meet Open Cities Index (OCI) partners: Public Sector Digest (PSD) and Open Data Exchange (ODX). Learn about the new additions to the Open Cities Index survey and how the OCI can help your community benchmark progress as you advance your open data initiative.

3:30PM

Smart City Seminar - The Future of Urban Service

3:30PM - 5:30PM

 

Hazem Galal

Edmonton Tower – Room 380

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

4:00PM

Summit Registration & Networking Session sponsored by Tableau Software & ODX

4:00PM - 7:00PM

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel

day 1 agenda

Tuesday, june 13, 2017 - Canadian Open Data Summit

7:30AM

Breakfast & Registration

7:30AM - 8:00AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel

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

8:00AM

Welcome - Mayor Don Iveson

8:00AM - 8:10AM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

8:10AM

Welcome - Minister Stephanie McLean

8:10AM - 8:20AM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

8:20AM

Open Cities Index Award Presentations

8:20AM - 8:30AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

8:30AM

Edmonton, the New Open by Wendy Gnenz

8:30AM - 9:15AM

 

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

9:15AM

Opening Speaker: Open Data. Who Cares? by Beth Blauer

9:15AM - 10:00AM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

As executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence and partner in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, Beth Blauer has witnessed major shifts in open data and helped shape the landscape of the movement. In this keynote address, she will share insights and best practices gained from working with a network of 75+ cities across the US and the globe, discuss the importance of making government first-line consumers of data, and examine areas in which Canada is leading the open data movement.

10:00AM

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

10:00AM - 10:45AM

 

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

10:45AM

Coffee Break

10:45AM - 11:00AM

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel 

11:00AM

Showcase Presentation: Open Data in Healthcare by Tim Murphy

11:00AM - 11:45AM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B 

11:45AM

Keynote Speaker: Delivering the New Urban Agenda by Hazem Galal

11:45AM - 12:30PM

 

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

12:30PM

Lunch

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel

1:00PM

Breakout Session #1A - Aligning Open Data: Challenges and Opportunities (Presentations)

1:00PM - 2:00PM

   

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon A + B

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

Breakout Session #1B - Canadian Open Data Journeys (Presentations)

1:00PM - 2:00PM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon 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 - Employment, Education and Skills: Open Data Collaboration (Panel Discussion)

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, Wesley Ferris, Mark Pane, Rob Coleman, Sherri Robinson, Paul Vet, Julia Hawthornwaite, Phillipa French, Craig Atkinson)

1:00PM

Breakout Session #1D - Public Libraries and Open Data: Capacity, Culture and Community (Panel Discussion)

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 and Joanne Peace)

2:00PM

Breakout Session #2A - Adopting the International Open Data Charter (Panel Discussion)

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon A + B

Adopting the International Open Data Charter

  • Ontario TBS
  • GoC TBS
  • City of Edmonton (Wendy Gnenz)
2:00PM

Breakout Session #2B - Open Data Partnerships at Multiple Levels of Government (Presentations)

2:00PM - 3:00PM

    

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon C

  1. Multi-level Collaboration: Cities, Agencies, Region, Provinces – Working Together by Stéphane Guidoin (City of Montreal)
  2. Building Effective Partnerships by Soumya Ghosh (City of Edmonton)
  3. Cultivating a Rural Open Data Community of Practice by Ian Parfitt (Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre)
2:00PM

Breakout Session #2C - Open Data Use and Usability: Portals, Spatial Systems and Big Data Analytics (Presentations)

2:00PM - 3:00PM

   

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Lacombe

  1. City of Calgary Open Data Portal Usability study by Janusz Gawor (City of Calgary)
  2. An Open Data Platform for Big Data Analytics by Andres Dorado (City of Edmonton)
2:00PM

Breakout Session #2D - Open Data & Indigenous Communities (Panel Discussion)

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Open Data & First Nations in an Era of Reconciliation by Jordan Zed (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada)

3:00PM

Power Break

3:00PM - 3:15PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel

3:15PM

Breakout Session #3A - Open Data in the Public and Private Sectors (Presentations & Panel Discussion)

3:15PM - 4:15PM

   

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon A + B

  1. Private Sector Reuse of Open Government Data by Mélanie Robert (Treasury Board Secretariat), Mike Houston (Strathcona County), Steve Liang (Sensor Up), and Kevin Tuer (ODX)
3:15PM

Breakout Session #3B - Building an Open Data Culture in the Organization (Workshop)

3:15PM - 4:45PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon C

Changing Culture through Training & Education by Jordan Zed (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada) and Moses Iziomon (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada)

3:15PM

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

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 (Workshop)

3:15PM - 4:45PM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Making Citizen Voices Heard by Laura Wesley (Consultation and Public Engagement, Government of Canada)

6:30PM

Award Ceremony & Networking Sponsored by Telus @ City Hall

6:30PM - 9:30PM

day 2 agenda

Wednesday, june 14, 2017 - Canadian Open Data Summit

7:30AM

Breakfast

7:30AM - 8:00AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel

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

8:00AM

Breakout Session #4A - Open Data Analytics, Visualizations and Mapping (Presentations)

8:00AM - 9:00AM

      

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon A + B

  1. Overview of What Analytics and Visualization Can Do for Municipal Government by Stephane Contre (City Of Edmonton)
  2. Open Data – Beyond Download by Karen Stewart (Esri Canada)
  3. Practical Approaches for Open Data Visualization Using Tableau by Derek Nogiec (Tableau Software)
8:00AM

Breakout Session #4B - Open Data Challenges (Lightning Talks)

8:00AM - 9:00AM

         

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon C

  1. Transparency & Privacy: Health Regulator Limits and Opportunities for Open Data by Trish Paton (College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta)
  2. Open Data vs Post-Fact Politics by Rob Davidson (Open Data Institute Ottawa)
  3. Decision Making at City Hall as Open Data by Kyle Geske (Open Democracy Manitoba)
  4. Analytics Strategy: The Power and Risk of Embracing Analytics by Dan Haight (Darkhorse Analytics) 
8:00AM

Breakout Session #4C - The Civic Tech Movement in Canada (Panel Discussion)

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 #4D - Open Data & Smart City (Panel Discussion)

8:00AM - 9:00AM

                   

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Alberta Smart City Alliance

9:00AM

Breakout Session #4A - Leveraging Open Data: Economics and Transportation (Presentation & Panel Discussion)

9:00AM - 10:00AM

         

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon A + B

  1. Home Value at the Corner of Heart & Smart by Natasha Raffa and Elisse Moreno (TruHome) 
  2. Open and Reusable Data for Agriculture and Nutrition by Chris Baker (GODAN / IPSNP Computing Inc.
  3. Transit App Development by Léo Frachet (Transit App)
9:00AM

Breakout Session #4B - Leveraging Open Data: Innovation and Mapping (Presentation & Panel Discussion)

9:00AM - 10:00AM

         

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon C

  1. Open Data Areas Alberta: Data Access Fueling Innovation by Erik Holmlund (Alberta Data Partnerships)
  2. Federal Geospatial Platform – Collaborating to Achieve Open Geospatial Data by Andrew Moore (Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada)
  3. The Hidden (and some Not-So-Hidden) Ways Open Data Transforms Society through Innovation by Eugene Chen
9:00AM

Breakout Session #4C - Civic Tech: Citizen Volunteers (Presentation & Panel Discussion)

9:00AM - 10:00AM

   

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Lacombe

  1. Citizen Volunteers & Civic Technology in Edmonton by BetaCity YEG (Lydia Zvyagintseva)
9:00AM

Breakout Session #4D - Positive Social Impact: Data for Good (Panel Discussion)

9:00AM - 10:00AM

 

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Nonprofits + Open Data = New Perspectives by Data for Good (Nick Scott, Geoff Zakaib, Rob Davidson, and Tina Groves)

10:00AM

Coffee Break

10:00AM - 10:15AM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel 

10:15AM

Breakout Session #5A - Crowdsourcing (Presentations)

10:15AM - 11:15AM

      

 

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon A + B

  1. Data Partnership & Crowdsourcing to Improve Traffic by Stéphane Guidoin (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 by Alessandro Alasia (Statistics Canada)
  3. The Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge by Ashleigh Hoey (Public Health Agency)
10:15AM

Breakout Session #5B - Open Data & Climate Change (Presentations)

10:15AM - 11:15AM

   

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Salon C

  1. The Metadata Challenge to Open Scientific Data by Environment and Climate Change Canada by Geneviève Tardif (Environment & Climate Change Canada)
  2. Climate Change in our Oceans: In it for the Long Haul on the Backhaul by Reyna Jenkyns (Ocean Network Canada)
10:15AM

Breakout Session #5C - Open Information (Interactive Presentation)

10:15AM - 11:15AM

 

 Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Lacombe

Proactive Disclosure: Extending Beyond Open Data to Open Information by Mark Diner (Government of Alberta)

10:15AM

Breakout Session #5D - Data Collaboratives as Enablers of Social Innovation (Panel Discussion)

10:15AM - 11:15AM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel, River Valley

Data Collaboratives as Enablers of Social Innovation by Geoff Zakaib (Open Calgary)

11:30AM

Showcase Presentation: Privacy & Open Data by Jill Clayton (Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner) & Linda Sahli (City of Edmonton)

11:30AM - 12:00PM

   

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

12:00PM

Lunch

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel 

12:30PM

Showcase Presentation: A Framework for Addressing Canadian Policy Challenges with Data by Chaya Nayak (Facebook)

12:30PM - 1:15PM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

1:15PM

Keynote Speaker: The Hero is in the government, now what? by TH Schee

1:15PM - 2:00PM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

2:00PM

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

2:00PM - 2:45PM

 

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

2:45PM

Code for Canada Announcement & Closing Remark

2:45PM - 3:15PM

Chateau Lacombe Hotel – Salon A + B

Data 4 Impact Workshop

Six-hour workshop on June 12

$45

Smart City Seminar

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

$45

2-Day Summit Ticket for Private Business and Government organizations, agencies and boards

$299

2-Day Summit Ticket for Non-Profit Organizations, Students and Private Citizens

$195

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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

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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

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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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